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A treaty to end the Seminole War is reached, but not for long...

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June 08, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, June 8, 1839  Page 10 has a report headed: "The Florida War Ended" noting in part: "Such is the official announcement from Gen. Macomb, and we ardently wish it may prove correct...terms of the agreement are very vague--the Indians manifestly understanding that they are to have undisturbed possession of the territory allowed them; while our government means to push them off West as soon as it can get them in its power..." with more.
This is followed by the notable letter signed by: Alex. Macomb, dated May 18 & noting: "The major-general commanding in chief has the satisfaction of announcing to the army in Florida...and to the citizens generally, that he has this day terminated the war with the Seminole Indians..." with more on the details.
By 1839 the country was growing weary of the war against the Seminoles. General Macomb was authorized to reach an agreement to stop the fighting. But by August the war would be on again.
This was published by the famed Horace Greeley, begun some seven years before his more famous 'New York Tribune' which print its first issue. Although he would work at several newspapers prior to the 'New Yorker', this would be his first successful venture, eventually reaching a circulation of 9,000.
Long active in politics, Greeley served briefly as a congressman from New York and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican Party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant.
Sixteen pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War