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Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373041920591

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * 3 runaway slaves advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding holes along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends June 04, 2020 15:19

$72.00
180871

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA w/ GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035792080

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1797 * Rare 18th century American publication * President George Washington letter A scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. The front page has a letter to George Washington offering congratulations for his public service (concluded in a future issue). Page 3 has a letter signed in type by: Go. Washington, concerning relations with France. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$140.00
180870

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035791812

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #13 issue. The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentlemen in case he enemy should not soon evacuate Georgia, of manumitting a number of the black & forming them into regiments, who upon their good behaviour during the continuance of the war, are to have their freedom every after; for which...that their masters should have a consideration made them by the public...". Most of page 2 is taken up... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$765.00
180844

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392778741766

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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. Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" signed in type: Cato. It begins: "The... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2020 15:16

$555.00
180787

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031601576

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 19, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The front page has: "The news from America...is that there has been an action between the King's troops and the Provincials in the Jerseys...General Howe is advancing forward with 10,000 men...that should there be 20,000 they could not succeed against Philadelphia...so many advantageous posts that they can embarrass General Howe, the whole campaign." Page 3 has a few items, and the back page has a letter to Lord North which is pessimistic on the war, one item noting: "...with an immense fleet, a very large army...Great Britain occupies of American land a bare extent of about 30 miles after having destroyed in par... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:03

$54.00
180784

(2) GEORGE WASHINGTON John Adams Signed Acts of Congress 1794 Phila. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775132440

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 31, 1794 * U.S. presidents sign acts of Congress Page 2 begins with two Acts of the U.S. Congress, each signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams. The back page has a notice headed: "War Department" concerning applying for pension for those injured from the Revolutionary War, signed in type by the Secretary of War: H. Knox. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:02

$105.00
180629

Rare 18th Century 1795 BOSTON by "Other Thomas Paine" w/ Nice Masthead Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373027537304

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795 * Uncommon title Much of page 2 has European reports, and then page 3 has news items from Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Easton, Greenfield, Presque Isle, Salem & elsewhere. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:08

$40.00
180373

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE John Adams Letter Florida Boundary Line 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392757101970

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 * Rare 18th century publication * President John Adams * Early Florida boundary Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States. This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. ... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:15

$76.00
180178

Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts TREASON TRIAL Revolutionary War 1779 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392748073826

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779 * Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts * Treason trials - Revolutionary War The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and further on: "...he took occasion to lament the melancholy fate of those brave men who laid down their arms at Saratoga, languishing, he said, under the power of a set of men who have violated every idea of public faith..." and too much more to mention or photo here. There is an article on ... See More  

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Ends May 02, 2020 14:57

$64.00
179945

SHAYS' REBELLION Post Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA PA 1787 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392737966040

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, April 19, 1787 * Shays' Rebellion * Post Revolutionary War Page 2 has some reports concerning the Shays' Rebellion noting in part: "...in the state of Vermont, small parties have expressed a zeal in favour of the insurgents...that Shays was in some town upon Lake Champlain endeavouring to raise a party in his favour..." and also: "...one Levi Bullock of [Lanesborough]...who has served under captain Shays was one of those who took shelter in New York state &7 assisted in plundering Stockbridge..." (see) Four pages, great condition.

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Ends April 24, 2020 15:29

$49.00
179789

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1775 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392731686834

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania Almost half of the front page is taken up with an address of the people Massachusetts concerning the state of our affairs with England and our relations with them. A few bits including: "We behold, with all the horror & grief national to a free people, the fatal stab given...my a majority of the last venal Parliament, whereby...the right of election was in the most impious manner wrested from the electors...We are called upon to redouble our attention & zeal for the defence & preservation of all our constitutional rights from seeing the iron hand of oppression extended to our fellow subjects on the othe... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2020 15:21

$470.00
179717

Rare GEORGE WASHINGTON & Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729059937

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia, as any experienced collector is aware. Simply a terrific issue, containing reports on the historic Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington being named commander--in-chief of the Continental Army, and much more. The notable reports are on page 2, one datelined "Norwich, J... See More  

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Ends April 16, 2020 11:56

$10,000.00
179479

Creating WASHINGTON D.C. Seat of Government GEORGE Proclamation 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977290248

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791 * re. Creating Washington D.C. * President George Washington Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government". The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare...That all that part within said four lines...which shall be in the State of Maryland and above the eastern branch, and all that part within the same four lines...which shall be in the Commonwealth of Virginia...now fixed upon ...be...accepted...for the permanent seat of Government...", signed in type: George Washington. Four pages, an archival and non-archival me... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:46

$435.00
179474

PROVINCIAL CONGRESS MEEETING American Revolutionary War 1775 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392716967399

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 * Meeting of a Provincial Congress * Early Revolutionary War Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that: "...pursue every measure which the Congress may recommend to them as necessary for the preservation of these colonies at this time of imminent danger.", and noting that John Hancock is President of the Congress. Pg. 2 also have some military reports, including measures needed to protect the western frontier. Pg. 3 has some reports concerning... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:41

$430.00
179352

General GEORGE WASHINGTON Crosses Crossing the DELWARE Rev. War 1777 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972453068

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 * General George Washington * Crosses - crossing the Delaware The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed against a detachment of the enemy lying in Trenton, and was executed yesterday morning. The evening of the 25th I ordered the troops intended for this purpose to parade to the back of McKenky's Ferry that they might begin to pass as soon as it grew dark...but the quantity of ice made that night, impeded the passage of the boats s... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:51

$470.00
179010

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372957702337

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 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. The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution of South Carolina". A page 2 article begins: "George Merchant, a private...rifleman from Virginia, who went to Canada with Col. Arnold last fall, was taken prisoner with 2 Indians and a New England soldier...". Another items begins: "Lord Howe is appointed commander in chief of the fleet...Lord Cornwallis is now ready to sail from Cork with 3... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:37

$577.00
179009

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692352404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by some men of present consequen... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:36

$433.00
178591

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1777 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372939944640

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convention is at all times desirous of restoring to society all those members who have not by their crimes rendered themselves unworthy..." with more (see). This is followed by another item from Fishkill which similarly is concerning "...persons who have...disaffection to the liberties of America..." (s... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2020 09:16

$320.00
178228

REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Gen. George Washington Enemy LONDON England 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372915328824

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1782 * American Revolutionary War * George Washington & Quebec The ftpg. has an item: "...letter from Philadelphia...says that as soon as a reconciliation takes place between them and the Mother Country, the Congress intend to publish a proclamation ordering all their people home who are in the service of France, Spain, or any of the enemies of Great Britain..." and also: "...letters from Quebec speak of the state of that garrison as being in perfect security...correspondence had been detected...with some leading rebels in New England...that an attack was designed to be made in the spring by Washington and the French forces...". Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice c... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2020 15:15

$42.00
178072

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA w/ War of the Regulation NC Regulators 1771 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392630507168

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * North Carolina regulators * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. Page 2 has a report from Wilmington, North Carolina noting: "In consequence of intelligence of the Regulators being beat, the inhabitants of this town & neighbourhood, assembled themselves together...to embody a company of men to assist his Excellency the Governor against the Regulators, and for defraying the expenses..." and also an agreement: "Whereas the people who style themselves Regulators, have daringly presumed to giv... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2020 09:02

$220.00
177991

Great AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392626919550

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775 * American Revolutionary War at the beginning * Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley * General George Washington bounty Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in the present Wyoming Valley, and settlers from Pennsylvania, who claimed the same lands). This report carries over to the bkpg. Page 2 has a fascinating letter from an officer of the British army stationed in Boston, in which he criticizes the British efforts in America. Bits include: "...even at that time irksome & disagr... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:55

$600.00
177990

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Canada Revolutionary War w/ John Hancock 1776 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797170

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Canada campaign * John Hancock & George Washington 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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the Declaration of Independence in the July 13 issue. Pages 2 & 3 have much content concerning the Revolutionary War including an item from Williamsburg which begins: "The heavy cannonade from our lines in Gloucester...obliged Lord Dunmore to withdraw his troops & shipping from Gwyn's island..." with more. An item from Hartford note: "Last week ab... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$720.00
177989

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ Battle of Bennington 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797089

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Battle of Bennington & much more 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 has a great account of the Battle of Bennington, being a nearly half page letter signed in type by the losing commander of the British forces: J. Burgoyne. See the photos for the details. The letter has near the end: "...This, my Lord, is the true state of the event. I have not dwelt u... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$545.00
176882

Historic NEW ENGLAND RESTRAINING ACT Pre Rev. War 1775 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372848371801

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 * The New England Restraining Act * Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England * John Hancock gets married Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott British goods. The Act provided that New England's trade be limited to Britain and the British West Indies, trade with other nations prohibited effective July 1, 1775. In April 1775, after news was received in London that colonies outside of New England had joined the Continental Association, a second restraining Act was passed to include the colonies of Pen... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2019 09:09

$940.00
176761

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392536448401

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782 * Revolutionary War * From The Enemy Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America must prove the annihilation of the marine power of England, which, having no longer any colonies, can in a little time have no marine...". This is followed by a: "Letter from Monsieur DePortail, a French officer in the Service of America...dated at Washington's Camp at White Marsh, Twelve Miles from Philadelphia" dated Nov. 12, 1778 (see). One-third o... See More  

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Ends December 14, 2019 15:01

$57.00
176617

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372837146363

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 15, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * Rare Benedict Arnold mention Included is a noted that: "This Day were Published" various maps of the American colonies as noted. "London" on page 6 reports that: "…on the 8th New York was attacked by our men of war, etc." and that: "…Gen. Howe had gone to the King's Bridge to cut off the retreat of the rebels…" It also mentions an: "…evacuation of New York by the Rebels…" and that "…Gen. Washington was gone to Philadelphia to consult with the Congress what further steps were…to be taken for the security of the colony, and Putnam was to have the command in his abs... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2019 07:22

$215.00
176305

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392506732017

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in part: "It being necessary, that a plentiful supply of...fresh provisions...be provided for the use of his Majesty's army...and the inhabitants of...Philadelphia...I... encourage his Majesty's faithful subjects...to exert themselves in raising the... supplies to issue this Proclamation, assuring them of all possible protection..." & more, signed in type:... See More  

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Ends November 29, 2019 14:07

$355.00
176291

JOHN HANCOCK American Revolution Patriot Statesman Governor DEATH 1793 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392506720280

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793 * John Hancock death (1st report) * American revolution patriot * Declaration of Independence fame Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years immediately preceding and during the Revolutionary War would be given such trivial notice in this magazine. The report comes under the heading: "Deaths" and reads, amongst many others: "At Boston, in New England, aged 57, his Excellency John ... See More  

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Ends November 29, 2019 13:55

$58.00
176255

LOYALISTS STAYING IN AMERICA Revolutionary Ending Events 1783 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392505006319

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 13, 1783 * Loyalists staying in America ? Page 5 has: "Letters received from Philadelphia, by the way of France say, that the Loyalists are likely to receive a much more favourable treatment from the new government than was generally expected; it being determined by the Pennsylvanians to prevent emigration as much as possible by lenient measures, which will likewise tend to bring others over to them from Europe." Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends November 28, 2019 14:16

$32.00
175965

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372806614915

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 6, 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. 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 produce happiness..." with much more. Page 2 has news from C... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2019 13:45

$665.00
175845

Rare 18th Century CANTERBURY Kent Cathedral City England 1795 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392472307812

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 28, 1795 A very decorative masthead which includes an engraving of Canterbury Cathedral. Page 2 has: "American Treaty - Extract of a Letter form a Merchant in Philadelphia to His Son in London" which has comments on the controversial Jay Treaty. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on pg. 3, nice condition.

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:15

$29.00
175470

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1775 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392443834282

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 20, 1775 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for altering the charter of Massachusetts Bay. America...(has) already grappled with those two serpents sent for her destruction..." and "...the American alledge that what they now contend for is that reasonable portion of liberty with which they were chartered as their birthright..." and more. Page 3 has a report noting the troops of General Gage be... See More  

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Ends October 24, 2019 15:13

$545.00
175337

CAUSES AND NESCISSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS Revolutionary War Start 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392433101012

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 * Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms * Second Continental Congress resolution * re. American Revolutionary War An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged on Mr. Burke's back with so much severity?...I shall at present only mention the four following: 1st, That men are by nature all free, equal and independent & no man can be put out of this estate without his own consent..." with more (see for portions). There is more American content further on including reports from Charleston with: "...the Governor h... See More  

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Ends October 18, 2019 14:47

$345.00
175008

ALEXANDER McGILLIVRAY Creek Indians Nation Chief Leader QUITS 1791 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392401617154

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 23, 1791 * Alexander McGillivray * Creek Indians Nation A front page report from Winchester includes: "...the report of McGillivry [Alexander McGillivray, Creek Indian Chief] having quitted the Creeks is on account of their hostile disposition towards the U.S. is void of foundation..." with a bit more on this. Also a front page notice headed: "Louisiana" which includes a lucrative offer to any persons willing to become settlers there. Four pages, a minor printing flaw near the top affects the word "Winchester" in the mentioned article, otherwise very nice condition.

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Ends September 27, 2019 15:18

$43.00
174755

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372739414339

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considered the very first politic... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2019 07:45

$15,000.00
174753

TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION & War of the Regulation NC Ends 1771 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392383790421

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 15, 1771 * re. Taxation without representation * War of the Regulation ends This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a letter from the Mass. House of Representatives to their British agent concerning taxation. Near the beginning is: "We cannot think the doctrine of the right of Parliament to tax us is given up while an act remains in force for that purpose, and is daily put in execution; and the longer it remains, the more danger there is of the people's becoming so accustomed to arbitrary & unconstitutional taxes, as to pay th... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2019 07:44

$240.00
174468

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY by Isaiah Thomas w/ John Adams Address 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372728316769

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 16, 1798 * 18th century America * John Adams address Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day. Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.

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Ends September 01, 2019 15:17

$48.00
173767

WASHINGTON D.C. Land Sale Early American Government 1791 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392319419535

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1791 * Washington D.C. land sale * Early U.S. government The front page has a nice ad concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of Government...". Includes details about the sale of the lots described as being "...in the best Situations in the Federal City." Might be the earliest notice (?) for building lots in the future capital, especially since it appeared in a newspaper from what was then the temporary seat of government of the United... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2019 15:36

$72.00
173690

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Portsmouth NH New Hampshire 1782 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372693766691

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 * Rare title during Revolutionary War The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken out...When the colonies of North America entered into an alliance with the ancient enemies of this kingdom, the fears of your petitioners considerably increased..." and more concerning the troubles in the West Indies islands. Page 2 has an item from Philadelphia which includes: "The cruelties & depredations of the British army in the late travels of Lord Cornwall... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2019 07:31

$420.00
173517

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy Edinburgh SCOTLAND 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372689350133

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 19, 1779 * Rare Revolutionary War era title Two columns on pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 17678. By J. Carver..." which has some interesting reading. One item notes: "...many obstructions would arise to my scheme from the want of good maps and charts; for the French, whilst they retained their power in North America, had taken every artful method to keep all others nations, particularly the English, in ignorance of the concerns of the interior parts of it: and to accomplish this design with the greater certainty they had published inaccurate maps & false accounts, calling the different nations of t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2019 14:18

$59.00
173222

WILLIAM FRANKLIN Non-Importation Agreement 1769 COLONIAL Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372679412439

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 18, 1769 * Benjamin Franklin's son - William * Non-importation agreement An item from Providence includes: "At a meeting of the merchants & traders of this town...convened in consequence of a letter form the committee of merchants at Boston recommending our extending the non-importation agreement until all the American revenue acts are repealed..." with more. Half of the back page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which relates to fishing & related issues in the Delaware River, signed in type by the governor of New Jersey: William Franklin (Ben's son). Eight pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, some browning near the margins, handsome coat-of-arms eng... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2019 14:39

$176.00
172623

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 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. Rarely found today. All of the front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, South Carolina, Oct. 7" and one with a Boston dateline which includes: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., President of the American Congress & first Major-General of the militia of this State...his arrival was ma... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:01

$395.00
172622

VERY Rare & Early AMERICAN Colonies Colonial Boston New England 1740 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074037

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 * Earliest of American newspapers to be had This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a single issue in 1690 before being suppressed & destroyed by the Royal Governor of Massachusetts Bay (the only surviving issue is in London). This issue is among the earliest American newspapers we have offered. Not surprisingly much of the news on the front page is from London & other parts of Europe, however there are reports datelined: "Philadelphia" and "New York"... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:00

$3,540.00
172546

Historic: UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Created in 1787 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372659229787

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 * First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized * In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed * The opening bid price for this item has been marked down by more than 50% off the original price of $62,500! A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been offered in recent memory. As collectors know the very first newspaper to print the United States Constitution was this title of the next day, September 19, 1787. As such it has an auction record in exce... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 15:15

$31,250.00
171798

Early MASON-DIXON LINE Creation w/ Pennsylvania & Maryland MAP 1769 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372636175415

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 * Early America Map PA & MD * Mason and Dixon Line creation Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & Jere. Dixon." This map has a companion article titled: 'The Length of a Degree of Latitude in the Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania, determined from the Observations of Messrs. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, appointed by the Royal Society" which takes nearly two columns of text. T... See More  

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Ends April 24, 2019 07:30

$455.00
171569

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392259248455

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 30, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. Page 3 begins with a letter "To the King" which is a very critical review of him, noting in part: "...Those groans, those hisses, and execrations with which your ears were saluted, must have at last satisfied you that the representations of your Ministers were fallacious, and that the body of the people disapproves not only of their, but of your conduct...What excuse can your Majesty give for remaining so long hoodwinked?... See More  

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Ends April 13, 2019 14:35

$172.00
170152

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1736 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392220633641

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the American colonies. This is a great issue from the premier city of the colonies at that time--when Ben Franklin was just beginning his career--and a handsome issue as well, as the m... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2019 15:52

$3,675.00
169896

MARTHA WASHINGTON Joinng the President George at Nation's Capital 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392213194640

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 28, 1789 * Martha Washington's journey * 1st First Lady joining the President Page 2 has reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" from the early months of the new federal government. Also a report beginning: "Yesterday arrived in this City from Mount Vernon, Mrs. WASHINGTON, the amiable consort of the President of the U. States. Mrs. Washington from Philadelphia was accompanied by the Lady of Mr. Robert Morris. At Elizabethtown point she was met by the President, Mr. Morris, & several other gentlemen of distinction..." with more of the details of her arrival (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:12

$194.00
169364

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196347926

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. The ftpg. is taken up with reports from Europe as are most of pages 2 & 3. Some American items on page 3. The bkpg. includes two "Deserted" advertisements. Four pages, archival strengthening near the top of the spine, one crease, generally nice.

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Ends January 17, 2019 15:56

$149.00
169361

Historic CONSTITUTION CONVENTION BEGINS w/ George Washington 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196345916

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 * Constitutional Convention begins * George Washington elected 1st president An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newspaper to report this event, which significantly includes the election of George Washington as its President. From Philadelphia is a report of various arrivals by boat, and a note: "...General Pinkeney and major Butler, we hear, are delegates to the convention. Friday, at the state house in this city, seven states were fully represented in con... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2019 15:54

$3,675.00
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