Chinese Pirates & their Punishment: New York Spectator 1829.
Chinese Pirates & their Punishment: New York Spectator 1829.

Chinese Pirates & their Punishment: New York Spectator 1829.

New York: Francis Hall & Co, 1829. Full issue of the New-York Spectator newspaper for Tuesday July 14, 1829, with a column from the Canton Register describing the beheadings of 17 notorious Chinese pirates, and the invitation extended to foreigners to attend.

The article notes the "cool indifference" of the executioners, and their requests for "camshaws" (tips) from the foreigner observers. 17 column inches (p4). Contemporary subscriber name in pen at top of front page.

Also with an article from the Baltimore Federal Gazette on an American's visit to the newly established Liberia, with a report on Dr. Randall's suffering from heat stroke (Randall was the American who served as the colony's doctor) and the care taken of him by Dr. Mechlen, his assistant. 6" (p2). The issue 15 x 21 1/4" Very good condition. Item #22721

Price: $95.00

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