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Rare 1802 Baltimore Pro Slavery Newspaper; Republican or Anti-Democrat
A very rare original Newspaper from Baltimore titled; Republican or “Anti-Democrat” dated Saturday April 10th 1802.
Thomas Jefferson was President after winning the election of 1800.In fact the election year of 1800 was the last time an incumbent Federalist engaged himself in a contest for the presidency. Despite Thomas Jefferson's referral to the election as a "revolution," the presidential contest was in fact narrowly won. In fact, Thomas Jefferson owed his victory in the Electoral College to the infamous "three-fifths" rule, which stipulated that slaves would be counted in congressional (and electoral college) apportionment as a concession too the South. You can see in this newspaper that advertisements for slaves for sale were prominent in Baltimore during this time. And that the nation was still very much in frenzy over the possibility of war in particular with France or England.
There is an immense amount of historically significant content in this newspaper which is number 85 out of Volume number 1 published by Prentiss and Cole Number 14 South Charles Street.
Complete: with natural folds,foxing and minor tears consistent with age.
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