Set of 6 issues of The General magazine, Volume 21 from 1984-85. Very good condition, moderate over all wear, price labels to front covers. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE GENERAL VOLUME 21 (6 ISSUES)
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Ed.
Book Description When Alabama Territory was split from Mississippi in 1817, St. Stephens became the temporary seat of government; The Halcyon was the first newspaper established in St. Stephens, begun by Thomas Eastin in 1815 (there were two earlier Alabama newspapers; Madison Gazette in Huntsville began in 1812, Mobile Gazette began in 1813). Each issue offered here contains news of the territorial government's activities, news from other parts of the United States, including articles reprinted from other newspapers, and many ads, including real estate transactions, notices of runaway slaves, legal notices, etc.All St. Stephens imprints are rare; the Streeter collection included three governmental forms, printed between 1811 and 1821, and an 1818 Halcyon extra. Brigham locates a single issue at the American Antiquarian Society, an 1815 "Extra" in the Streeter collection, and a scattered run of 56 issues, printed 1819-1820, at the Library of Congress (History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, Vol. I, p.8). Ellison Alabama Imprints, p. 17 (locating the Library of Congress run only). The Library of Congress run includes seven of the issues offered here. Bookseller Inventory # 49750