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The number of Justices of the Peace
in the county
is to be reduced to fifteen. No vacancies will be filled until the number drop below fifteen.
Elections are to be held in Landing
at the home of Benjamin E. Garnett.
Cassius Clay begins his anti-slavery
newspaper, The True American
U.S. & World
The U.S. Senate ratifies a treaty annexing Texas as the 28th state. Mexico cuts all diplomatic ties.
Potato crops fail throughout Europe. Approximately two million people will die in the resulting famine. The famine is especially hard in Ireland where potatoes are a major food crop, resulting in a wave of Irish immigration.