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This work was the first major description of South America to appear in the United States. This work contains, not only travel guide aspects, but contains historical and commercial information of Central and South American countries such as Chile, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia and the histories of their revolutions.

John Milton Niles (1787 – 1856) was a lawyer, editor, author and politician from Connecticut, serving in the United States Senate and as United States Postmaster General 1840 to 1841.

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1825 1st ed South America & MEXICO Revolution PERU Chile Simon Bolivar Guatemala

 

This work was the first major description of South America to appear in the United States. This work contains, not only travel guide aspects, but contains historical and commercial information of Central and South American countries such as Chile, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia and the histories of their revolutions.

 

John Milton Niles (1787 – 1856) was a lawyer, editor, author and politician from Connecticut, serving in the United States Senate and as United States Postmaster General 1840 to 1841.

 

Main author: John M Niles

 

Title: A view of South-America and Mexico, comprising their history, the political condition, geography, agriculture, commerce, &c., of the republics of Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, the United Provinces of South-America and Chile, with a complete history of the revolution, in each of these independent states.

 

Published: New York, H. Huntington, jr., 1825.

 

Language: English

 

Notes & contents:

  • 1st edition
  • 2 volumes in 1
  • Portrait engraving of Simon Bolivar

 

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Publisher: New York, H. Huntington, jr., 1825.

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John Milton Niles (August 20, 1787 – May 31, 1856) was a lawyer, editor, author and politician from Connecticut, serving in the United States Senate and as United States Postmaster General 1840 to 1841.

Contents  [hide]

1 Biography

2 Career

3 Death

4 Published works

5 References

6 External links

Biography[edit]

Born in Windsor, Connecticut, Niles received a common school education and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1817 and practiced in Hartford, Connecticut. There, he also established a newspaper, the “Hartford Weekly Times”, in 1817, where he worked as an editor as well as a contributor for over thirty years. He published two other papers, the Gazatteer of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and The Independent Whig.[1] He married Sarah Robinson on June 17, 1824. After her death on November 23, 1824, he married Jane Pratt on November 26, 1845.

Career[edit]

Niles became active in Democratic Party politics and a supporter of states-rights doctrines. In 1820 he was appointed an associate judge in the Hartford County Court, but didn’t start until 1821. He served until 1826 when he was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives. Unsuccessful for reelection, he continued practing law. In 1829 he was appointed Postmaster of Hartford, serving this position until 1836. He failed to be elected to an at-large Connecticut Representative seat.

After the demise of Whig senator Nathan Smith, Niles was elected as a class one senator to fill his seat, serving from 1835 to 1839.[2] There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Manufactures in the 24th and 25th congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection. In 1839 and in 1840 he was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut, losing to William W. Ellsworth.

Appointed United States Postmaster General by President Martin Van Buren in 1840, Niles served until the end of the administration in 1841. As Postmaster General he ended delivery of mail on Sunday. He returned to the Senate as a class three senator in 1844. He was actually elected in 1842 and was to start in 1843, but ill health and a credentials challenge kept him out until the next year. When he was a US Senator, in 1845, he cast the deciding vote admitting Texas to the Union as a slave state, though he was against slavery.[3] He served from March 4, 1843, to March 3, 1849, and declined for reelection.[4] Associating with the Free Soil Party campaign of his friend Van Buren in 1848, he became their candidate for governor in 1849. He spent some time in Europe from 1851 to 1852.

Death[edit]

In his latter years, Niles pursued horticulture. He had no children and bequeathed his library to the Connecticut Historical Society and left $70,000 in trust to the city of Hartford as a charity fund, the income of which he directed to be annually distributed to the poor. He was Connecticut’s member on the original Republican National Committee in February 1856.

Niles died in Hartford on May 30, 1856, (age 68 years, 285 days). He is interned at town at Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.[5]

Published works[edit]

The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry (1820)

The Connecticut Civil Officer (1823)

A View of South America and Mexico, Comprising Their History, the Political Condition, Geography, Agriculture, Commerce, & c. of the Republics of Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, the United Provinces of South America and Chile, with a Complete History of the Revolution, in Each of These Independent States (two volumes, 1826)

History of South America and Mexico: Comprising Their Discovery, Geography, Politics, Commerce and Revolutions (two volumes, 1838).

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

John M Niles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete