National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1851 - Joan M. Dixon. This volume, twenty-fifth in the series, contains abstracts of the people and events of this period: ship disasters; claims against Mexico; new post offices; Captain Kidd; Admiral Paul Jones; murder of Catharine Day; murder of the Cosden family; appointments by the President; promotions in the army and navy; marriage and death notices; criminal cases; all petitions to Congress relating to a person or persons; real estate sales; legal notices; chancery and equity records; ladies with letters in the post office; and much more. 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 twenty-four years of research on 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 series. These abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages or relationships of ancestors in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas, and elsewhere. Names of people in the news in these locales, as well as items or events which might provide a clue to an individual's location, age or relationship to others, are included. The author has organized the abstracts chronologically to make finding specific dates easier. All surnames, land tracts and vessels are included in the index. 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 638 pp.