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Authentic volume of Niles Weekly Register (Sept. 2, 1820 through Feb. 24, 1821, six months, 23 issues (November 4 issue has been removed). In the months prior to this volume, African-American colonists set sail from on a colonization experiment to Africa, thus there are reports in this volume about that progress. The Missouri Compromise became law in March and there are subsequent reports out of that place. One report (Dec. 16, page 241) reveals the senate has passed a resolution for Missouri to be admitted as a state, but the house disputes it. Expect to see a lot of news related to Missouri issues, slavery and Indian relations. Slave-related reports include a Virginia case (Sept. 16, page 47) about a sea captain fined for taking a slave, with false manumission papers, to New York. A report (Oct. 23, page 139) on, "The slave trade…is more horrible than those who have not had the misfortune to witness it can believe…" (Dec. 30, page 281): Letter on the nature of negroes and the "Slave Population" (Missouri-related). Another slave-related report appears on the following page with charts on populations in various states. (Jan. 13, 1821): A slave owner chasing a runaway is shot by the slave. (Nov. 11, page 168): Free blacks have booked passage to Africa with minister Daniel Coker. Coker was a former slave who gained his freedom and became a Methodist minister, protesting slavery and supporting abolition. Coker took his family and immigrated to the British colony of Sierra Leone, where he was the first Methodist missionary from a Western nation. A (Feb. 17, page 415) report says the Brig Nautilus recently sail from Norfolk to Africa "with about 50 colored person as colonists." Fairly lengthy report (Dec. 2, page 215) on the trials of Joseph Findlay Smith and Adolph Lacoste with violations of law prohibiting the slave trade. Indian-related stories include: From Oct. 14, page 112, a wonderful signed-in-type letter from Walk In The Rain the "principal captain of the Little Osage Village," in response to an incident in which three Indians were killed by whites for stealing horses. Writes the chief, "You call us Americans-then when we go among Americans and want victuals and to smoke the pipe, your children ought not to kill us." Very moving letter about what's right and wrong with both sides. There are about two full pages (Oct. 21, pages 122-123) of four signed-in-type letters to the "Head men, chiefs and warriors of the Osage Indians on the Arkansas" from Thomas L. McKenney, superintendent of Indian trade. 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. (Oct. 28, page 133) carries report on the status of "Indians on the Red River," A great detailed first-person (signed in type) report on "Mr. Guille's Ascension" in a hot air balloon. (In 1819, Charles Guille became the first person to parachute in the United States. He ascended up into the sky using a hot air balloon, and when he reached the desired altitude, Guille cut his basket loose from the balloon. His parachute unfurled and Guille drifted to the Earth, basket and all, before a crowd of thousands at Vauxhall Gardens in New York City. Other reports include: Full page treatise on the topic of "The Right and Power of Suffrage" in America as the election of James Monroe nears. (Dec. 16, page 251): The case of piracy aboard the General Rondeau. (Dec. 16, page 256): "It is probable; that Mr. Monroe has been re-elected (President of the U.S.) by an almost unanimous vote…." (Dec. 16, page 262): Small notice on the death of George Boone, "the last of the old stock of the famous Boone family." He was brother to frontiersman Daniel Boone, who is mentioned here. Volume has a broken spine due to the removed issue, otherwise in great shape with rag paper.
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Niles volume 1820-21. India pleads: “...your children ought not to kill us.

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Minimum Bid: $180.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $234.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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