1827.  pp. Caption title [as issued], printed in seven columns. A tear costs several words, Good+.
This issue includes a letter from Vice President John C. Calhoun claiming his innocence of "the sordid and infamous crime of participating in the profits of a contract formed with the Government, through the Department of War, while I was entrusted with the discharge of its duties." Several editorials on the subject follow this letter. Also included: news from the U.S. Congress, Georgia laws [including several Acts concerning banks], admissions information on West Point Military Academy, legal notices, general announcements, several reward notices for returns of runaway slaves, and announcements of slaves coming up for sale. The final page of the paper is made up almost entirely of notices of slaves and land for sale; the slaves range in age from 12 months to 70 years. One large sale declares: "Lot of thirty negroes being sold by Francis Williams to pay 'very heavy debt' coming due." Item #24595