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Complete, authentic volume containing historical reports from the Niles Weekly Register (March-Sept., 1822, six months, 24 issues). The most important perhaps is the final report on the DENMARK VESEY slave revolt (July 13, page 320) in which "…six negro men were executed in Charleston on July 2, 1822 "…for being engaged in an attempt to raise an insurrection of the blacks…" in South Carolina. Vesey is not named in this report, but it is the revolt organized by Vesey an early 19th century free Black and community leader in Charleston, South Carolina. Although the alleged plot was discovered before it could be realized, its potential scale stoked the fears of the antebellum planter class that led to increased restrictions on both slaves and free blacks. According to the accusations, Vesey and his followers planned to kill slaveholders in Charleston, liberate the slaves, and sail to the newly independent black republic of Haiti for refuge. City officials sent a militia to arrest the plot's leaders and many suspected followers before the rising could begin, and no white people were killed or injured. Vesey and five slaves were rapidly judged guilty by the secret proceedings of a city-appointed court and executed by hanging on July 2, 1822. Other slave related reports are on the slave trade from London (July 20 issue, page 325) and slave census reports and charts from Maryland (July 27 page 343) and the U.S. (July 27, page 345). There are also reports about the establishment of the territory of Florida, that existed from March 30, 1822 until March 1845 when it was admitted into the Union as a state. Reports (April 20, pages 120-121) of the Florida Treaty and the state of military command there (signed in type by President James Monroe) Other slave related reports are on the slave trade from London (July 20 issue, page 325) and slave census reports and charts from Maryland (July 27 page 343) and the U.S. (July 27, page 345). Reports on Indian settlements and estimated populations (March 2 page 2 and June 15, page 245), as well as accounts of the terror of pirate attacks (March 2 page 2 and July 13 page 309) A report on a mini-scandal involving Sen. Jesse Thomas for doing work "off the books" for the secretary of the treasury regarding audits of land offices (March 9 page 21). Thomas is best known for being the author of the Missouri Compromise. A (June 8, page 227) report about an "Expedition to Rockies" which appears to be the Ashley-Henry expedition to ascend the Missouri River, the beginning of what would become the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. Among those who answered the call to that endeavor were individuals who became among the most famous mountain men in history, men like Jim Bridger, Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson and Jim Beckwourth. A commentary of the "Civilization of the Indians" (June 8 page 231) is written and signed in type by Thomas Loraine McKenney who was a United States official who served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1824-1830. McKenney was an advocate of the American Indian "civilization" program, becoming an avid promoter of removal of Indian bands and tribes to west of the Mississippi River. McKenney worked with James Hall along with Charles Bird King to create and publish the three volumes of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, which were released from the years of (1836-1844). In 1821-1822 multiple delegates of various tribes visited Washington and while they were there McKenney took them to Charles Bird King who would paint their likeness. A report (Aug. 3, page 357) on a testimonial and presentation of a sword to the "Hero of Orleans," Andrew Jackson, along with his remarks and lengthy reply. Volume still bound, paper is rag, and it's in great shape.
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Denmark Vesey revolt in Niles Weekly volume

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Minimum Bid: $180.00
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Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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