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America declares war against Spain...

Item # 702885

April 23, 1898

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1898 

* Spanish-America War begins
* United States declares war

A nice & unusual graphic in this issue with a front page illustration captioned: "Entrance To Havana Harbor" showing Morro Castle with the ship La Punta. The front have also has column heads with the historic: "DECLARATION OF WAR" "The Message Sent to Congress" "Will Meet All Requirements" "Declared War in One Minute and Forty-one Seconds". The article begins: "President McKinley to-day sent a message to Congress recommending a formal declaration of war..." and another item: "It took the house one minutes and forty-one seconds to pass the declaration of war. The declaration was passed unanimously."
The top of pg. 2 has a column head: "A DECLARATION OF WAR" "Will Be Formally Issued by Congress Today" and more.
Four pages, margin toning, very nice condition, should be handled carefully.

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

Category: Post-Civil War