The Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1825


In 1825 America was still a very young country; the battle for its independence from English rule had taken place just fifty years earlier. In Boston, already a well established city, the cornerstone for the Bunker Hill Monument was put in place during a ceremony that included John Quincy Adams, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Daniel Webster. Elsewhere that year the first boat left Buffalo from New York City upon the newly opened Erie Canal, settlers were still at war with Native Americans, and piracy was a problem on our coastal waters. Though New Englanders were well established, large portions of the United States were still not populated. In 1825 America was yet a vast expanse of raw beauty and untapped resources, and truly a land of opportunity for many settlers still to come. The articles abstracted from this weekly newspaper are presented in chronological order for the year 1825. They include shipping news, fires, ordinations, Indian affairs, obituaries, lists of marriages and deaths.


Elaine Morrison Fitch 

2004, 6x9, paper, index, 370 pp.

ISBN: 9781585499274