Newport, R.I. Orin F. Jackson, 1847. First Edition. Tabloid newspaper. 4 pp; few woodcuts in text; some scattered foxing. 14" x 11" Very Good. Item #BOOKS013432I
Complete issue. Notices, ads, and a serial story ("The "Palatine: The Phantom-ship of Block Island) occupy page one. On page two, we learn that a Newport Town Meeting addressed the topic of relief for the suffering of Ireland and Scotland, while Gen. Tom Thumb recently earned $75,000 in England. The naval committee of Congress made available the U.S. frigate Macedonian to transport contributions for the relief of Ireland, while a 445-pound 20-year-old woman with a 72-inch bust is on exhibit in England, and a Rev. J. Doblin of Hull, England launched an Anti-Stay and Corset Society to protect females from the effects of tight lacing. A multitude of classified ads and notices for goods, services, and curatives occupy pages three and four.