National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1843


The seventeenth volume in this popular series contains abstracts from the Daily National Intelligencer (formerly The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser), Washington, D.C.'s first newspaper. President John Tyler is in office. Mutiny on the brig Somers, a visit to Santa Anna, and the life of Senator Linn are covered. There are also appointments by the President, promotions in the army and navy, marriage and death notices, murders and disasters, criminal cases, courts martial, all petitions to Congress relating to a person or persons, patents, real estate sales, legal notices, chancery and equity records. Where there is information about something or someone that might be of interest, an abstract was created.

The newspaper reveals a personal side of the lives of many people. During the author's 24 years of researching her own family genealogy, she always wanted to read the National Intelligencer and bring to print the many stories found there. They can be found in this book. These abstracts are a vital resource for researching ancestors who lived in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, because they connect family names to businesses, occupations, neighborhoods, estates, relationships, associations, and specific dates. The abstracts are arranged chronologically, and the book includes an index of surnames as well as vessels and tracts of land.

Joan M. Dixon

2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 652 pp. 

ISBN: 9780788431333