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164634

Captain JAMES COOK Voyage Discoveries w/ MAP Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372336940060

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 * Captain James Cook * Discoveries map * Great year to have (1776) This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the mentioned article. The map measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, is a bit irregular at the right margin and close-trimmed at the bottom affecting the border but not the map. Another unrelated map is called for but is lacking. Lengthy text on: "Account of the Proceedings of ... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2018 15:45

$380.00
164705

Best Battle SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA Revolutionary War Burgoyne 1777 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372341963498

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * American Revolutionary War * General John Burgoyne victory The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see photos). This is followed by an interesting item noting: "The paper currency of the American Congress is disgraced with an emblematical etching that is the most striking comment on their treasonable & rebellious principles..." with a description (see). Page 2 has a detailed account of military events in New Jersey (see) in a ... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2018 08:55

$449.99
164640

Very Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR James Rivington Tory 1782 New York City Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372339959043

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 15, 1778 * American Revolutionary War * Extremely rare issue * James Rivington This is a case where the rarity of the title equals the historic content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause. Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opinion polarized, until by late 1774 he was advocating the restrictive measures of the British government with such zeal and attacking the patriots so severely, that in 1775 the Whigs of Newport, Rhode Island, resolved to hold no further communication with him. The Sons of Liberty hanged Rivington in effigy. On May 1... See More  

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Ends June 25, 2018 08:20

$3,999.99
164003

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372311871543

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Feb. 10, 1776 * Great year to have (1776) The front page has a "Six Pounds Reward" for four men who deserted the military, with details, plus a lengthy "Ten Pounds Reward" ad for 2 runaway indentured servants. Page 2 has a report from Williamsburg noting that: "...near a hundred of the enemy landed at Norfolk, from the men of war, under a heavy firing of canon...They had set 3 houses on fire but were soon forced to retire....Three of our men were killed by cannon shot...". This is followed by a report from Cambridge of a military encounter. Page 3 has an item from New York noting: "The town is in the greatest confusion. The Congress have recommended fo... See More  

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Ends June 20, 2018 08:50

$615.00
163752

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Inauguration En Route Travels 1789 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392041844347

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SALEM MERCURY, Massachusetts, May 5, 1789 * President George Washington A terrific issue from the beginning days of the United States, with page 2 reporting on the formal reception of Washington to Philadelphia en-route to his inauguration in New York a few days later. Then page 3 begins with the very detailed account of his arrival in New York City, beginning: "This day, at about half after 2 o'clock, the PRESIDENT of the United States landed at Murray's Wharf..." with much, much more (see). It even describes the clothes he was wearing. But perhaps the most notable content--and the first we have seen this in any newspaper--is the detailed report on how the inaugural ceremonies are to... See More  

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Ends June 10, 2018 14:20

$866.00
163417

DIAGRAM re. Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War Beginning 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372292292476

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill diagram * John Hancock & George Washington A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, June 17, 1775" with some text on the illustration as well. A great graphic relating to the Battle of Bunker Hill (see). Also in the issue is an article: "An Intercepted letter from Benjamin Harrison to General Washington" which contains much on events of the ... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2018 13:49

$325.00
163399

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 Old Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392029960685

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1775 * Battles of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War begins Page 2 has a great & very historic report concerning the battle of Lexington & Concord, in the form of a letter from an officer in the army at Boston to his friend in London, dated Apr. 20, 1775. See the photos below for the complete text, but portions include: "General Gage detached a party of the troops...to destroy a magazine of military stores which the provincials had formed at Concord...we were soon discovered upon our march & the country raised an alarm..." the latter statement being a reference to Paul Revere's ride. Included are some nice details on this first, historic battle o... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2018 14:25

$770.00
163348

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Begins w/ Creating Army & King Accepts 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372287835717

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1775 * American Revolutionary War * Creating the Continental Army * King George III recognizes start The front page has "Advices From America" with a dateline of "Philadelphia, July 26, 1775, In Congress, July 18, 1775" which begins with a call to arms and nothing less than the creation of the colonial army: "Resolved, That it be recommended to the inhabitants of all the united English colonies in North America, that all able-bodied effective men, between 16 and 50 years of age in each colony, immediately form themselves into regular companies of militia...That each soldier be furnished with a good musket that will carry an ounce ball; with a bayonet... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2018 15:25

$290.00
163095

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA 1771 Old Newspaper w/ Great Masthead


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392021226931

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1773 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * Great masthead for display This newspaper from this period had one of the more beautiful & decorative of the colonial era (see). The entire front page is taken up with "Proceedings in the House of Commons on East India Affairs". Inside has reports from London, Charleston, Boston, New York & Philadelphia including much detail (including the graduates) on the "...commencement held in the college of this city before a very crowded & splendid assembly...", likely being the University of Pennsylvania. Also a detail "Twelve Dollars Reward" ad for a runway mulatto (see). Four pages, sli... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2018 14:26

$265.00
163028

GEORGE WASHINGTON 2nd Presidential State of the Union Address 1790 U.S. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392019057176

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, December, 1790 * President George Washington * 2nd State of the Union Address The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Account of the Moravian Settlement at Bethlehem in Pennsylvania" which takes over a full page; "The Family Economy & Employments of the Gypsies" "Chinese Letter" "Classical Allusions to America Considered" "On Evil Invisible Beings" "Geographical Description of Bachelor's Island" "Curious Particulars Concerning the Inhabitants of the Island of Sumatra" "Remarks on the English Language, by Noah Webster" and much more. But certainly the most nota... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2018 10:12

$285.00
162944

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392017879488

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Much war-related content on page 2 including an item from Williamsburg: "We hear that...some of the enemy's ships went up Rappahannock river & took a French ship..." and an item dated at "York-Town, Jan. 8, 1778" which is from the 9 month period that the nation's capital had removed from Phila. to... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2018 14:52

$318.00
162584

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Pardon for Troops Who Return Ranks 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372262027555

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, May 2, 1778 * Pardon for deserters ? * Revolutionary War This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. This issue is from the last month of its existence, rarely found today. The front page is entirely taken up with ads, including a notice of a meeting of the Library Company of Philadelphia, which was founded by Ben Franklin. Pg. 2 has a Resolve from Congress reading in part: "Whereas persuasion & influence...have induced some of the subjects of these states to join...the British forces in America & who, tho... See More  

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Ends April 27, 2018 15:18

$325.00
162299

Historic Revolutionary War ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372252892737

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 * The Articles of Confederation (historic) * American Revolutionary War This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the creation of our national government, which would include the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution among a few others as well. This issue contains on the front page and page 2 the complete printing of one of these, headed at the top of the middle column on the front ... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2018 14:49

$12,500.00
162131

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams Salaries SET Early Government 1789 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391999877095

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 24, 1789 * Salaries for president & V.P. set * George Washington & John Adams * Early United States government Pages 2 & 3 contain an address: "To George Washington, President of the United States of America" from the Governor of Connecticut, upon Washington's visit to the state, to which he responded with an address signed by him in italic type: G. Washington (see). This is followed by an address from the Congregational Ministers of the city of New Haven to the President, to which he again responded with a letter signed in italic type: G. Washington. Also reports on the President's planned arrival at Boston. But perhaps of greater significan... See More  

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Ends April 13, 2018 06:29

$320.00
162019

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title George Washington 1776 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372243329151

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 6, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * General George Washington * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which relates to England and mentions in part: "...the late remarkable event of the British troops evacuating Boston...If, my countrymen, the general happiness of America is the object we aim at, the thought of a reasonable reconciliation cannot be driven from us. Independence will not prod... See More  

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Ends April 07, 2018 16:07

$775.00
161285

Historic & Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL Revolutionary War 1775 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372222627375

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown * American Revolutionary War * The gunpowder incident The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the engagement of last Saturday between our troops and those of the army at Boston; but lest you should not be well informed, I will now undertake to give you as regular an account as can at present be obtained..." and what follows are the details of the battle, one portion including: " ...Last Friday evening, a detachment from the ... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:37

$7,950.00
161139

COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine Revolutionary War 1776 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977906093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1776 * American Independence sought * Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" * Great year to have (1776) * Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The top of the front page has an ad for the printing of a work taking the opposite stance of Paine's famous Common Sense, titled: "Additions to Plain Truth: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America Containing further Remarks on a late Pamphlet entitled COMMON SENSE: Wherein are clearly & fully shewn that American Independence is as illusory, ruinous, and impractica... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:45

$760.00
161138

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Ltr. 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977905181

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Benjamin Franklin & William Howe This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page has an: "Order of His Excellency Sir William Howe....General and Commander in Chief" for the return of oil "...on pain of forfeiture...". This is followed by a great item headed: "By Order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief" which reads: "All... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:42

$455.00
161020

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214603384

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776 The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776". It measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, small repair to a lower corner, otherwise in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning ... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:52

$388.00
160953

PHILLIS WHEATLEY Woman Slave Girl Servant NEGRO Poet Poems 1774 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391974015014

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 * Phillis Wheatley * Famous "Negro" servant turned poet Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following account has been received from her master...". Hereafter is an account of Phillis Wheatley, reading, in part: "Phillis was brought from Africa to America in the year 1761...she in sixteen months time...attained the English language....As to her writing, her own curiosi... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:32

$285.00
160938

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973665142

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776 * Battle of Long Island * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:18

$535.00
160447

GENERAL WILLAM HOWE Replaces Thomas Gage 1775 Revolutionary War U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372196569845

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1775 * General William Howe takes over command Pages 1, 2, and 3 contains a series of letters to and from Governor Thomas Gage, who had recently been recalled to England, giving up his command of British forces in America to Gen. Howe. Each is signed by him in type, and one--which appears on the front page--gives a warning to his people with his closing remark: "...hope that the people will recover from their delusion, and discover, before it is too late, that the government they want to subvert is the surest guardian of their lives, property, and freedom." Pg. 3 report tells of the British forces burning the town of Falmouth,... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:05

$440.00
160380

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Battle of Fort Freeland Warrior Run PA 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372192408690

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, August 26, 1779 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Battle of Fort Freeland - Central Pennsylvania A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see). The ftpg. is taken up with a fine account of the Battle of Grenada from during the Revolutionary War, between the British & the French fleets. It would later be described as: "the most disastrous ... that the British Navy had encountered since Beachy Head, in 1690." The reporting carries over to pg. 2 where is also: "Ad... See More  

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Ends February 11, 2018 07:45

$620.00
160305

REVOLUTIONARY WAR (Fagg's) Frog's Point Camp Keowee 1776 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372189446412

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 15, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Great year to have (1776) The front page is a continuation of a dialogue concerning Pennsylvania creating a new form of government. Page 3 has a report from Harlem which includes: "Yesterday morning about 4000 of the enemy landed at Fagg's or Frog's point, about six miles above us. A detachment was immediately sent to oppose them; the enemy got possession of the point...had made no farther progress...the main body of Howe's army must be there..." & more. Also a letter from "Camp Keowee, South Carolina", which has much on military events in that part of the country--great reading. G... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2018 11:42

$620.00
160189

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391955117626

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports from Williamsburg, Worcester, New York, and Montreal with the latest reports concerning the Revolutionary War (see). Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" s... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2018 12:14

$645.00
159675

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential State of the Union Address Signed 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391942179378

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HOUGH'S CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, Nov. 22, 1792 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Most of page 3 is taken up with Washington's state of the union address for the year 1792 with a prefacing report which includes: "...The members of the house accordingly repaired to the senate chamber where at twelve o'clock the president of the United States arrived...when he delivered the following Speech to both Houses of Congress..." and what follows is the full text of the state of the union message, signed in type: Geo. Washington. Just beneath his signature in type is "United States, Nov. 6, 1791" which would seem to be a typesetting error as it should be 1792 (see for... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:42

$440.00
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161604759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * Post Declaration of Independence Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning: "Being deeply interested in the welfare of America, I think it my duty to communicate a matter of intelligence...may be rendered conducive to the restoration of a desirable peace...request....permission...to lay the same before the General Congress..." and more, signed: Drummond. This is followed by Washington's s... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:27

$1,350.00
159638

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941916963

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Page 2 mentions from Boston that: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons, the Hon. JOHN HANCOCK, Esq., President of the American CONGRESS, and first Major-General of the militia of this state...his arrival was made known by ringing the bells, the discharge of 13 cannon...He re... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:47

$378.00
159636

Historic PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Death 1st Report John Adams 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161301144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 * President George Washington's death * Historic 1st report (rare) The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much more. This is followed by the: "President's Answer" to the Senate, signed in type: John Adams. Then a report from the House of Representatives discussing: "...a suitable mode of commemorating the death of General Washington..." Also another letter concerning the death of Washington. But certainly the great content is on page two where... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:44

$1,875.00
159525

BATTLE OF PRINCETON & Washington Crossing the Delaware 1777 Revolutionary War


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372158861019

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1777 * Battle of Princeton - New Jersey * George Washington crossing the Delaware * American Revolutionary War Inside has: "Advices From America" has very nice content, beginning: "Many thousands from the province of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Penna. have already come in & claimed the benefit of the late proclamation for his Majesty's free pardon...The congress have put a public affront on Mr. Washington by stating their whole dependence upon Mr. Lee, who they intended to have made their commander in chief..." with more. This is followed by a fine letter with an historic report beginning: "Several skirmishes between the King's troop... See More  

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Ends January 04, 2018 15:28

$270.00
159523

Historic CENSUS ACT President George Washington 1st Printing 1790 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372158855678

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790 * 1st printing of the First United States Census Act * Historic report in early American government This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this time. So it is of great significance that close to half of the front page is taken up with the very first printing of: "An ACT Providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States". This was the Census Act, creating the very first national census, an event which would happen every ten years to this da... See More  

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Ends January 04, 2018 15:25

$530.00
159487

WASHINGTON D.C. Seat of Government CREATION District of Columbia 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372157729773

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 * Creating Washington D.C. * Nation's capital planning A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an Act of Congress...establishing the permanent seat on the banks of the Potowmack, by Charles L'Enfant". The text is great and very descriptive. It begins: "The positions for the different grand edifices & for the several gra... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2018 15:40

$478.00
159345

Rare Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA PA Newspaper w/ Battle of Eutaw Springs SC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391935772584

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 * Rare 18th century American title * Great masthead engraving for display I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (see). A decorative issue for display. Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting: "...We are very apprehensive that the Spaniards mean to pay us a visit in the spring, but if we had 4 or 500 men more here it would not be an easy matter to take this place...". Another news report notes: "...An embarkation of 2 or 3000 me... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2017 15:49

$560.00
158921

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923371376

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 29, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) The entire front page is taken up with considerable detail on the court martial trial of Col. Roger Enos. In the summer of 1775 Enos took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill and other activities around Boston and then joined Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec as commander of the rear guard. In October of 1775 Enos and the soldiers under his command left the struggling expedition because of a shortage of food and supplies. After marching his troops through the Maine wilderness and home to Connecticut, Enos was called a traitor and a coward, and court-martialed for "quitting without lea... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 14:52

$615.00
158885

BATTLE OF QUEBEC Benedict Arnold & ETHAN ALLEN 1776 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923194942

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 * Battle of Quebec - Canada * General Benedict Arnold report * Ethan Allen in captivity * American Revolutionary War The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & that several of the officers who are absent have sent letters to acquaint their officers that they shall not join their regiments to be sent upon so unusual a war, to shed the blood of their countrymen." with more related content. There are additional reports relating to the Revolutionary War on the front page, includin... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 10:11

$890.00
158807

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ John Paul Jones & More 1780 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391921884033

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 * Revolutionary War * Great masthead On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the only reflection he made worthy of committing to paper was this: 'he never did, nor...would accept...a command...for his private advantage...he would be cut to pieces rather than shuffle with his employers to enrich himself, at the expence of his honor.' ". The front page also has a l... See More  

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Ends December 07, 2017 15:37

$435.00
158307

GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address SIGNED 1793 Norwich CT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391912400771

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NORWICH PACKET, Norwich, Connecticut, Dec. 19, 1793 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address - Annual Certainly the prime content in this issue is the: "PRESIDENT'S SPEECH to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of George Washington, contained on both pages 1 & 2 of this single sheet supplement issue (see photos). It is signed by him in type: Go. Washington, and at its conclusion is a note that the senate appointed the Right Reverend Dr. White as Chaplain of Congress, and that the House appointed the Reverend Dr. Green as its chaplain (see). Dr. White was the 2nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, and his home is now part of Independence National His... See More  

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Ends November 23, 2017 06:52

$366.00
157851

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100124755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", with the full text of both seen in the photos below. The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with ads. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a large chart headed: "The United States of America, in Account with the Continental Congress" with an introducto... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:29

$610.00
157831

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391903143836

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 31, 1778 T * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America his was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale of "Common Sense" with with descriptive text. Page 2 has the text of the King's speech to Parliament in which he expresses his decision to keep the number of forces in America at their current levels. Text includes: "...I can have...s... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:01

$315.00
157505

WASHINGTON D.C. Created Seat of Government - District of Columbia 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391894679351

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government * President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created. The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten miles square in this State for the seat of the Government of the United States..." and also: "...General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...An Act for the cession of ten miles square within this State to the United States in ... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:35

$545.00
156612

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372060083150

Shown is an original & historic old periodical, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice condition, here is an opportunity for a period printing at a very reasonable price. The title/contents page of this issue, with a decorative engraving, includes: "Declaration of American Independency 361" referencing the p... See More  

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Ends September 28, 2017 07:54

$3,995.00
156153

BATTLES OF SARATOGA Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859180764

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778 * Surrender of general Burgoyne * Battles of Saratoga - New York This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary concerning the recently created Articles of Confederation, beginning: "By your Packet I am informed that the Confederacy of the United States, as proposed by Congress, has been assented to by the state or Virginia; and that the inhabitants of the town of Boston have instructed their representatives to assent to th... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:45

$488.00
155855

1789 Rules of Cricket Establsihed - British Publication - Gambling on Game Rare


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372026085637

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789 * A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all times so creditable and manly, will, it is feared, receive a check from the variable state of the weather. While the frequent showers, however, are preventing cricket from being played so often as it otherwise would, it may not be amiss to compensate to inexperienced batsmen and bowlers for the loss t... See More  

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Ends August 26, 2017 08:53

$2,600.00
155776

1784 Map of Asia & North America - Captain James Cook - Original & Historic


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372022804140

Shown is an original & historic map from within a 1784 publication, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784 * Map of North America (north west coast) and Asia (north eat coast) * Captain James Cook - 1778 & 1779 This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by the Captains Cook and Clerke in the Years 1778 and 1779." This lengthy article has considerable detail on the famed Captain Cook's exploration of this part of the world. Certainly the best feature is ... See More  

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Ends August 23, 2017 15:40

$255.00
155584

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372016936049

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recove... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:24

$425.00
155581

Historic TREATY OF PARIS American Revolutionary War ENDS w/ Peace 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391842489484

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 30, 1783 * Historic Treaty of Paris (peace) * End of the Revolutionary War Taking all of the front page & most of page two is perhaps the most significant document of the Revolutionary War era, being the complete text of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, formally headed at the top of the first column: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3d Day of September, 1783". This document formally ended the Revolutionary War & is inclusive of all ten Articles with the signatures in type of John Adams, B. Franklin, David Hartley and John Jay (see). Following this historic document are two additional do... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:18

$1,950.00
155392

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address 1791 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372010686822

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1791 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of page 2 & a small part of pg. 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression of the prosperous situation of our common country...". After its conclusion in the postscript is a note: "The President, then retired, and the members returned to their hall where the speaker laid before them a copy of the speech which was read by the clerk." ... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2017 08:50

$484.00
155145

Rare BOSTON City View PRINT & Ratify United States Constitution 1787 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996194393

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787 * United States Constitution ratification (PA & DE) * Rare Boston, Massachusetts city view engraving This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792. The most notable content is actually the very rare foldout map titled: "A View of the Town of Boston, the Capital of New England" which measures 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Due to its desirability this map is almost always lacking. Rare to find it included. This map is archivally backed for strengthening & has some foxing to the left edge (see). The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:24

$1,250.00
154955

Rare 18th Century NEW JERSEY Trention NJ Revolutionary War Era 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371987209019

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, May 10, 1780 * Rare 18th century American title * Revolutionary War era Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun just 2 years prior in 1778. The front page is taken up with reports from Europe, including a little chart headed: "The present American war has cost the following sums above the peace establishment..." showing the figures for 1775 thru 1779. Page 2 has an item noting: "...it plainly appears that France is making the greatest preparations imaginable for an invasion of Britain early in the spring...". Another item inc... See More  

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Ends July 19, 2017 15:33

$840.00
154804

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original The front page has an item mentioning: "It is said General Lee was taken...crossing a ferry to Virginia & that Lord Dunmore, who had information of his route...sent a frigate to watch it, who took him and 30 rifle barrel men..." [must be untrue as he was not captured until December]. Another item makes an interesting observation: "...we as yet turned the tables on ourselves during the American war; for...instead of raising taxes on the Americans (the object of the war) we have been obliged o tax ourselves and that so enormously, t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
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