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Details of Nat Turner's Rebellion... Proclamation by Sam Houston...

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August 27, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 27, 1831 

* Nat Turner's slavery revolt
* Samuel Houston proclamation

Within this issue is a nice and somewhat detailed report on Nat Turner's slave rebellion, the slave revolt at Southampton County, Virginia.
The report includes a letter datelined: "Norfolk 24th Aug. 1831" which begins: "I have a horrible, a heart-rending tale to relate, and lest even its worst features might be distorted by rumor & exaggeration..." with more text. The report carries over to the next page, taking close to two columns of text and includes additional reports as well. See the photos for the full reporting.
The back page has: "A Proclamation" which is signed in type by: Sam Houston.
Among other news tidbits is: "Mr. Jefferson's celebrated mansion at Monticello, with 500 acres of land, has been sold for only seven thousand dollars! We presume it must have cost at least ten times as much."
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, some foxing, good condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War