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Hezekiah was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania to a Quaker family (sorry I don’t have his parents name). His father quit the church to fight in the American Revolutionary War. In 1777, the family fled the area to avoid the British to a place called Brandywine Creek…

After the war the family moved back to rejoin the Quakers. When he was 17 he apprenticed in Philadelphia for three year for a printer. He went back to Wilmington trying to establish a printing business but went bankrupt in 1801. In 1805, you found him in Baltimore where he edited for the Baltimore Evening Post until 1811. 

In 1811, he issued the prospectus for the Weekly Register and had 1,500 subscribers before the first issue had been published. He edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836. Of course, I’m writing about Hezekiah Niles, the Weekly Register was one of the most widely circulated magazines in the United States devoted primarily to politics. The Niles’ Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period. He retired in 1836 returning to Wilmington where he died in 1839.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I did not know or read any of his articles!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 29, 2017 04:36 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I always learn something from you when I read your posts! Thanks for keeping us smart!

Mar 29, 2017 04:37 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Boy you got me on this on , have a great day.

Mar 29, 2017 04:38 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It might be fun to read about what he said about politics back then and compare to today.

Mar 29, 2017 05:00 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Hezekiah is a true mystery to me! You dug deep for this one! Enjoy your day!

Mar 29, 2017 05:01 AM #5
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

We never know what impact we may have on history. Thanks for sharing, James!

Mar 29, 2017 05:23 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray ...who knew!!! learned something new this morning...

Mar 29, 2017 05:25 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is not someone I never heard of but fascinating.

Mar 29, 2017 06:42 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good information, and as always I learned something new.  A

Mar 29, 2017 06:46 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You must get tired of me saying "I didn't know that"  James Dray 

Mar 29, 2017 07:28 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Although I was never familiar with this register, it is always neat to learn about where someone got their start and where they ended up.

Mar 29, 2017 07:52 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

hi James- it's amazing to me how many people we are not familiar with and yet have contributed so much to our country. 

Mar 29, 2017 05:19 PM #12
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I love your posts. It is so cool to learn about these people

Mar 29, 2017 10:17 PM #13
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Basic form of information that I hope doesn't totally disappear. I love reading a newspaper over the internet news.

Mar 30, 2017 05:48 AM #14
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks James.  I knew nothing about this, but it's interesting and I plan on reading up about this.

Mar 31, 2017 04:08 AM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Neat, James, to read about the Niles Weekly Register and Hezekiah Niles back in the 1800's.  Nice bit of history.

Apr 04, 2017 10:54 PM #16
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