Baton Rouge Gazette - August 9, 1828

Regular price $650.00

Vol. X, No.24, published in Baton Rouge from 1819 to 1856 when it merged with the Weekly Comet to form the Weekly Gazette and Comet.. Two pages in English (Baton Rouge Gazette) and two pages in French with heading of Gazette de Baton Rouge. Usual local news items: steamboat activities, court proceedings, jailers report of people incarcerated, runaway slaves and a long article regarding  the Judges inspection of a new school, The Baton Rouge Academy.  Includes an advertisement for the Sheriff's Sale of the Plantation belonging to Fulwar Skipwith and Wife listing all of the property's assets including names and ages of about 40 slaves. Newspaper is in  Very Good condition.