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153580

TREATMENT OF PRISONERS During Revolutionary War George Washington 1795 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391758739354

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1795 * Re. revolutionary War prisoners * George Washington & Thomas Gage Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, whose lives by the laws of the land are destined to the cord, have hitherto been treated with care & kindness..." with more, signed in type: Thomas Gage. And this is followed by Washington's response, taking most of a page & signed in type: G. Washington. Near the b... See More  

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Ends May 19, 2017 14:22

$43.00
153577

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE ACKNOWLEDGED ? Revolutionary War 1780 Edinburgh Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371924921399

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 25, 1780 * American Revolutionary War Page 3 includes: "The principal hope that the remains with respect to the reduction of America is briefly this: if Washington's army are completely beaten, Congress will at least accept, if not offer terms; without this there is but little shadow of an agreement with America short of independence." Elsewhere is: "take this opportunity of congratulating your Majesty on the late successes of your arms in North America, particularly in the reduction of the capital & province of South Carolina...the rebellion in America, that these deluded people may now be induced to return to their duty & allegiance & gratefully fee... See More  

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Ends May 19, 2017 14:17

$62.00
153511

Rare 18th Century BRITISH 1728 Old London England Newspaper BROADSHEET EDITION


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391754110916

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, August 24, 1728 * Rare 18th century title This is a very rare, variant issue of this title, being a broadsheet version done in one column format, presenting just the text of a letter to the publisher signed "Amos Dudge". Most of the focus of the letter is on the leadership of Persia. I say this is a variant issue as we have had the "regular" edition of this title and date, done in more typical 4 page format & includes the lengthy letter by Amos Dudge, but it also includes other news reports of the day and some advertisements. This content of this letter must have been such that the publisher printed this broadsheet version containing the letter only. Sing... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2017 07:28

$87.00
153510

Rare 1727 NORWICH England w/ Great Masthead CITY SKYLINE Engraving Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391754109397

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, Aug. 12, 1727 * Rare 18th century title * Great masthead engraving See the photo for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon. Plus the first letter of the text is very ornately engraved. As would be expected filled with various reports from Europe, by mostly from England. Four pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches, darkly inked front page red tax stamp, plus the entire issue is very nicely inked. In great condition. An extremely ... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2017 07:26

$130.00
153509

Rare & Early 1715 ANTIQUE Englishman British Newspaper by Famed RICHARD STEELE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371920036651

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ENGLISHMAN, London, Sept. 2, 1715 * Rare 18th century title * Richard Steele fame This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers an exemplary mix of ethical inquiry, philosophical speculation, and domestic advice...". Single sheet, 7 by 12 inches, some older archival repairs near margins, nice condition.

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Ends May 14, 2017 07:24

$58.00
153339

(3) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & Samuel Adams Documents 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371912184164

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1796 * President George Washington * Samuel Adams The front page begins with a document: "Official By the President of the United States" concerning building codes for houses in the new city of Washington, D.C. IT is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Taking half of the ftpg. is: "An Act for Establishing a Turnpike Gate on such Roads..." signed by the governor of Massachusetts: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has a letter of "thanks" from the mayor of Fredericksburg, Va. to the President, followed by his replay signed in type: Geo. Washington (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 05, 2017 14:32

$98.00
153303

RHODE ISLAND Considers United States Constitution 1788 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391745812213

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 8, 1788 * United States Constitution * Rhode Island considers Page 3 has a report from Boston noting in part: "...the subscription for building three SHIPS is so far completed, as that the subscribers have chosen a committee to conduct the building; and that reparations for carrying them on with vigour are not making at the ship yards of Messrs. Clark, Rhodes, and Hart where they are to be built..." with a bit more (see images). Further on: "...the people of Rhode Island met...to discuss the federal Constitution...We have not heard the result of these meetings--nor are we anxious about it, for, as the 7th article of the Co... See More  

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Ends May 04, 2017 15:15

$53.00
153036

Prelude to REVOLUTIONARY WAR Taxes for Defense 1775 Edinburgh Scotland Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371898179626

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 25, 1775 * Paying taxes to support their own defence * Pre Revolutionary War tensions mounting Page 2 includes a letter from London, reporting from the House of Commons, which cuts to the heart of the troubles between America and England, noting: "...following motion was made...That it is the opinion of the Committee that when the governor...of any of his Majesty's provinces or colonies in America shall propose to make provision, according to the condition, circumstances & situation of such province or colony, for contributing their proportion to the common defence...and shall engage to make provision also for the support of the civil government & a... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2017 15:45

$45.00
153030

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1798 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371898160803

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 6, 1798 * 18th century American title The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France", and page 2 includes reports from the "Columbian Federal Congress" among other items. Four pages, 12 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches, never bound nor trimmed (desired), and in very nice condition.

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Ends April 19, 2017 15:29

$40.00
153029

VERMONT to Join the Union as a State ? 18th Century Dueling 1791 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371898159643

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 16, 1791 * Vermont to join the Union ? Most of the Page 2 has an article headed: "Dueling" taking about one-third of a column (see). Page 3 has: "Vermont" which is a short article on hopes of it becoming a state (see). Four pages, great condition.

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Ends April 19, 2017 15:28

$40.00
153015

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Naval Commander & Pirate ? DEATH 1792 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391733952826

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792 * John Paul Jones death - pirate ? * Revolutionary War naval commander * "Father of the American Navy" By far, the most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not surprisingly), with portions including: "At Paris, in the utmost poverty, the celebrated Paul Jones. This noted desperado appeared first in the cause of America in April 1778...intent to burn & plunder that town [Whitehaven]...His memorable action with the brave Capt. Pearson of the Serapis, who became his prize...In December, 1783, he arrived in London from Paris..." with... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2017 15:02

$98.00
152956

Cost of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE Post Revolutionary War 1783 England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371894405000

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 29, 1783 The front page has a very detailed account of a ship being pirated on its way from Boston to France (see). The back page has a bit noting; "So that the Americans have obtained their purpose of Independence, and gone through the whole Seven Years War for about one half the sum of money that one year of the same war cost England. It is true, there are particular debts in each state, but they are local & distinct from the public debt, & owing to the depreciation and total failure of the paper money, are looked upon as mere bagatelles." Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 15, 2017 15:17

$35.00
152934

BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN French Revolutionary War Royal v. Dutch Navy 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371894065195

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 27, 1797 Page 2 contains a lengthy account headed: "Glorious Naval Victory!" which is the Battle of Camperdown in which the British defeat the Dutch (see hyperlink). This & related reports take about 2 1/2 columns of texts. Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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Ends April 15, 2017 08:32

$43.00
152932

JOHN BURGOYNE British General Death & King Louis XVI of France 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391729780537

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 22, 1792 * King Louis XVI of France * General John Burgoyne death Front page has: "Proclamation, By The King Of The Frenchmen, Upon The Dangers Of The Country", signed in type: Louis. Page 2 has a Proclamation signed in type: Louis. Listed among the deaths on pg. 3 is: "In London, Lieut.-Gen. Burgoyne". Page three has a nice ad by Josiah Flagg, junior, Surgeon Dentist. The ad includes many details about Flagg's dental services. Note: According to "Famous First Facts", Flagg was the "first native-born American" dentist. Four pages, foxing, an archival repair at the blank spine, good condition.

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Ends April 15, 2017 08:29

$47.00
152921

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON First 1st Inauguration as President 1789 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391729758421

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 * President George Washington * First inauguration (historic) Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon. Here is a nice report of this significant event found on page 2, datelined: "Extract of a Letter from New York, dated May 1" with the text giving more details on the inauguration than is found in many American newspapers. See the photos below for the complete report, with portions reading: "Yesterday took place...a ceremony of the i... See More  

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Ends April 15, 2017 08:02

$965.00
152895

Rare & Early 18th Century NEWCASTLE England UK 1745 Original Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371893471868

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEWCASTLE JOURNAL, England, Nov. 9, 1745 * Rare 18th century title Both the front page & inside pages have content on various military events in Europe at the time. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 14, 2017 15:10

$39.00
152894

Kentucky & the ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS President John Adams 1799 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391729225704

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, London Feb. 10, 1799 * re. Alien & Sedition Acts * Kentucky opposes Page 2 contains a report headed: "America" with a "Legislature of Kentucky" dateline, noting: "The Governor of Kentucky...profess a strong attachment to the Federal Constitution, have nevertheless assumed the posture of opposition to the government & declared several laws...unconstitutional. These laws are what are called the Alien and Sedition Acts, and an Act to punish frauds committed on the Bank of the United States..." and a bit more (see). Also a report from the "Legislature of Virginia". Eight pages, great condition.

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Ends April 14, 2017 15:08

$28.00
152702

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Revolutionary War John Hancock & Ethan Allen 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885888667

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Quebec campaign * John Hancock & Ethan Allen The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: John Hancock. Page 2 continues with war content including a report from Williamsburg, as well as: "A Letter dated 23d July, at Fort Montgomery...". Some war content on pg. 2, and the back page has two documents form Congress signed in type by: John Hancock, one of which is: "...directed to exchange any officer in the British... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:59

$610.00
152697

18th century 1752 ACT OF PARLIAMENT King George II Era London England Document


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885879373

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: Act of Parliament, London, 1752 * 18th century original document Has a full title page with an engraving of the royal coat-of-arms as well as the date (see photos). This is: "An Act for the more effectual securing Mines of Black Lead from Theft and Robbery." which takes nearly 4 pages. Measures 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, in great condition.

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:52

$43.00
152692

Very Rare 18th Century MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE London England 1710 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885869568

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, May 29, 1710 * Rare title A very uncommon title from England, four pages with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, wide margins, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection.

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:41

$34.00
152644

JOHN HANCOCK American Revolution Patriot Statesman Governor DEATH 1793 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391721736276

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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,... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2017 08:35

$58.00
152606

DECLARATORY ACT Great Britain & the American Colonies 1766 London UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391718946817

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1767 * The American Colonies Act * Declaratory Act - Bill * Parliament of Great Britain * re. Stamp & Sugar Acts There is a very curious full page plate which accompanies the article: "An Account of the Asiatic Animal Called Syah Ghush..." (see). A very nice article on: "Lord Ca--d-n's Speech on the Declaratory Bill of the Sovereignty of Great Britain over the Colonies" which includes: "...more & more convinced me tha the B___ P___ have no right to Tax the A____a. I shall not, therefore, consider the declaratory bill now lying on your table...the very existence of which is illegal, absolutely illegal..." with more (note some words not spelled ... See More  

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Ends April 01, 2017 16:20

$43.00
152605

British Surrender at Saratoga New York JOHN BURGOYNE Letter 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391718945436

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 26, 1779 * General John Burgoyne letter * Surrender at Saratoga, New York Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Reply to Lieut. General Burgoyne's Letter to his Constituents" which begins: "After your surrender to the American army...you expressed your 'confidence' in the justice of the King...to support the general they had thought proper...Sensible of having lost an army, of having depressed the hopes of your country, or having elated the spirit of her enemies..." with much more concerning his historic surrender at Saratoga (see for portions). There is a stain in this report which affects about 15 words (see). Elsewhere is a note: "...that ... See More  

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Ends April 01, 2017 16:18

$54.00
152602

Rare & early 18th Century LONDON ENGLAND w/ Red Tax Stamp 1717 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371881159407

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EVENING POST, London, Jan. 12, 1717 A very handsome issue which has a very interesting & unusual format. Much news from Europe on pages 1 and 2, with print only only half of page 3 with a banner heading: "POSTSCRIPT" with several more news items as well as a nice red tax stamp (see). The back page is entirely blank. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, 8 1/4 by 10 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends April 01, 2017 16:14

$57.00
152599

NORTHWEST PASSAGE to Pacific Ocean Exploration Captain Wilder 1772 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371881157098

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 1, 1772 * Northwest Passage to Pacific Ocean The back page has an extract of a letter from Capt. Wilder who commanded a group hoping to discover the Northwest Passage. Details concerning their journey which sailed as far as 69 degrees 11 min. with mention of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Cape Hope, & Wager River. Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Ends April 01, 2017 16:10

$38.00
152594

AGREEING TO PEACE ? American Revolutionary War Ending 1783 Old BRITISH Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371881149283

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 22, 1783 * American Revolutionary War ending * Working on a agreeable peace solution The front page has news from New York noting: "...a confirmation of the great rejoicing that were in the different parts of America in consequence of the Peace...as soon as the regular official information was received of the Peace being actually concluded, Sir Guy convened the troops then quartered at New York...that they were to retire to Nova Scotia...Several of the regiments refused quitting the province of New York....were of course disbanded & have become subjects of the United States of America...Sir Guy Carleton received the dispatches from Government containing ... See More  

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Ends April 01, 2017 15:58

$73.00
152571

Revolutionary War NEW ENGLAND America MAP New York City Captured 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371880433589

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 * Capture of New York City * Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map * Revolutionary War This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegi... See More  

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Ends March 31, 2017 16:40

$475.00
152570

Rare CONVICTS TO AMERICA & Early James Oglethorpe Pre Georgia 1728 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391718092640

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) * Early James Oglethorpe * Convicts to America Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a ship in order for their being transported to his Majesty's Plantations in America." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the American colonies, it is exceedingly rare to find such mention in period newspapers. Also of note is a great, early item on James Olgethorpe before his founding of the ... See More  

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Ends March 31, 2017 16:39

$275.00
152544

BATTLE OF THE NILE Lord Horatio Nelson defeats Napoleon 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371880408952

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Nov. 19, 1798 * Lord Horatio Nelson victorious * Battle of the Nile * Napoleon Bonaparte Page 2 has two notable report on the historic Battle of the Nile, with: "...confirm the very important intelligence of the VICTORY obtained by Sir HORATIO NELSON over the FRENCH FLEET near ALEXANDRIA..." with more (see). This is followed by: "Second Edition" noting: "...official communication from the Neapolitan Charge d'Affairs...from Admiral Nelson's fleet...declared that the whole of the French Line of the Battle Ships were taken, burnt, or destroyed, except. two." Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends March 31, 2017 15:56

$46.00
152443

NEW YORK CITY Nation's Capital Pre George Washington Inauguration 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876274258

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 21, 1789 * 18th century America Over half of page 2 is taken up with some great discussion in the New York General Assembly concerning a call for another convention to debate the Constitution, and choosing delegates to represent New York in the new federal congress, etc. Fine reading from this very early period in the creation of the federal government, which would not sit for the first time for another five weeks. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:15

$48.00
152439

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876268155

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 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, conside... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:04

$18,500.00
152314

Rare PRO BRITISH Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1768 Colonial Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371873475262

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 * Pro-British American publication * Boston is causing trouble The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the charter, or suffer judgment to go against it?" (see), and further on is: "The Speech of His Excellency William Tryon...Commander in Chief in & over the Province of North Carolina". Other politically-related reports as well. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches... See More  

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Ends March 23, 2017 16:20

$167.00
152165

JOHN HANCOCK Elected President to Congress of the Confederation 1785 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371868228010

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1785 * John Hancock elected president * Congress of the Confederation Page 3 has a brief but notable item: "The new Congress met to day, and made choice of Mr. Hancock for president. This repeated mark of federal approbation is highly honorary; it is more so, as the choice was unanimous." In fact Hancock never attended due to poor health & a lack of interest in the position. He formally resigned in 1786. There is also a brief item from Charleston concerning a motion to prohibit the importation of slaves, but it was defeated. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (th... See More  

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Ends March 17, 2017 16:25

$53.00
152164

TREATY OF CAMPO FORMIO France & Austria Peace Napoleon Bonaparte 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371868227112

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 10, 1798 * Treaty of Campo Formio * France and Austria peace * Napoleon Bonaparte Page 2 contains the Treaty of Campo Formino (see hyperlink) which ended the French war against Austria, leaving the British at yet at war. It is prefaced with a note signed in type: Buonaparte, headed: "Peace Between France and Germany!" followed by: "The Treaty" with the full text taking over a full column, & signed in type by: Buonaparte, among others. Four pages, an archival mend to the front page, nice condition.

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Ends March 17, 2017 16:23

$41.00
152133

Rare JOHN PAUL JONES Post Revolutionary War Letter 1785 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391704881768

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1785 * John Paul Jones The front page features 20 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a brief item with a rare mention of John Paul Jones from after the Revolutionary War in a letter from a member of Congress at New York: "...a war being declared against us by Algiers, is, I believe, too well founded & renders it necessary that our merchants should be apprised of it & be on their guard. This day Congress had a letter from Paul Jones, dated at l'Orient, the 6th of August last, confirming the above account...". The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of th... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2017 15:43

$59.00
152132

18th Century 1788 PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania Newspaper w/ Many Shipping Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371867406375

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1788 * 18th century America The front page features 18 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a report from the "Journal of Congress" concerning a Resolve: "That measures be taken for confirming in their possessions & titles the French & Canadian inhabitants & other settlers at Post St. Vincents on the Mississippi River, who on or before the year 1783 had settled there & professed themselves of the United States...That the Governor of the western territory cause to be laid out...in the form of a square...a tract of land sufficient for compleating the above..." with more (see). Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends March 16, 2017 15:41

$44.00
152126

Rare KELSO SCOTLAND King George III Proclamations & Red Tax Stamp 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371867400945

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BRITISH CHRONICLE OR UNION GAZETTE, Kelso, Scotland, June 1, 1792 * Rare 18th century title * King George III This is the first newspaper we have ever offered from this Scottish town. Page 3 has two "Proclamation" documents from the King of England. Other news of the day. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice red tax stamp on the ftpg., good condition.

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Ends March 16, 2017 15:31

$38.00
152048

EARLY GAME OF CHESS 18th Century Description & GEORGIA Settlers 1733 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371863585900

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733 * Early article on playing the game of Chess * Settlers off to the colony of Georgia A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Debate in the House of Lords upon the Mutiny Bill" "Quotations from Gulliver's Voyages" "The Rights of the King and People" "Proposals to Refrain Infidelity" "Address to the Protestant Dissente... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:35

$78.00
152046

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391701563219

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 ... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:30

$1,250.00
151899

Early FLORIDA Louisiana Ports Taxes re. The Stamp Act 1767 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371860055248

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 19, 1767 * Early Florida and Louisiana * re. The Stamp Act Page 2 has a report headed "America" with a New York dateline concerning a murder trial (see). Another page has a very brief report from New York noting: "It i very sickly here; the bloody-flux rages, attended with little or no fever, and carries off, in six days time, both old & young, 14 to 15 in a day." (see) The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter from New York" noting that "...no taxes or duties whatever will be exacted upon goods at any of the ports in Florida or Louisiana...We hear...American debts have actually been paid off to our merchants in England since the repeal of the Stamp A... See More  

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Ends March 08, 2017 15:35

$36.00
151898

Prelude to REVOLUTIONARY WAR Boston Massachusetts Tensions 1774 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391697039423

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 27, 1774 * Prelude to the Revolutionary War * Original reporting from the enemy The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping troops there at a vast expence, we might only send them over able officers & teach them to fight; that they were numerous enough to defend themselves against an enemy, but not strong enough to rebel against us." Interesting to read this comment in light if what would transpire within the next several years. Compl... See More  

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Ends March 08, 2017 15:33

$48.00
151893

ADMIRAL MARIOT ARBUTHNOT Revolutionary War Naval Fleet vs. French 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391697025923

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 18, 1781 * Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot This issue has just a brief item concerning the Revolutionary War, noting: "...with Admiral Arbouthnot's fleet on board of which were 7000 land forces for the Chesapeak. During the action between Arbuthnot & the French fleet the enemy suffered much, particularly in two of their line of battle ships, which were scarcely able to reach Rhode Island." (see). Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends March 08, 2017 15:25

$32.00
151807

GEORGE WASHINGTON President's House Steward Advertisement 1789 Phila. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371856255816

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 25, 1789 * President George Washington * Steward for his house advertisement Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspaper would have an ad on page 3 headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for the Household of the PRESIDENT of the United States, will be furnished with monies for those purposes. Notice is therefore given that no accounts for the payment of which the public might be considered as responsible, are to be opened with any of them. Sam... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2017 14:44

$58.00
151763

Early NEW ORLEANS LA Louisiana FRENCH Government Still in Control 1767 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391692847642

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 18, 1767 * French still control New Orleans, Louisiana Page 2 has a report headed "America" mentioning in part: "...a reinforcement of Spanish troops was arrived at New Orleans...many presents for the Indians was gone up the Mississippi to take possession of the territories on the western side of that river, ceded to Spain. The French government still continues at New Orleans..." (see). Another page has: "America - New York" and "Charles-Town" taking three-quarters of a column (see). Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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Ends March 03, 2017 15:03

$35.00
151706

QUEBEC BILL Intolerable Acts Pre Revolutionary War 1774 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371853183443

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 11, 1774 * Quebec Act - Intolerable Acts * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Page 6 has a report from North Carolina focusing on the governor not approving a bill for the establishment of the Superior Courts (see). This is followed by other news from America. Page 7 has: "Abstract of the Quebec Bill" which points out the various particulars of it (see). The provisions of the Quebec Act were seen by the colonists as a new model for British colonial administration, which would strip the colonies of their elected assemblies and promote the Roman Catholic faith in preference to widely-held Protestant beliefs. It also limited opportunities for colonies to ex... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2017 14:12

$58.00
151531

Repeal of Stamp Act Celebration Sons of Liberty in America 1766 Old UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391685285942

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 27, 1766 * Celebration re:the repeal of the Stamp Act * Original 18th century Scotland Newspaper Inside has over a full column of reports headed: "America", from New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, one paragraph noting: "...freeholders & other inhabitants of the town of Boston met at Faneuil hall when they were well pleased with the accounts which had been received from home in regard to the progress of the repeal of the stamp-act; whereupon they voted the methods to exhibit their joy when the account shall arrive of the bill for a repeal having passed the whole legislature..." followed by more on the plans for celebration (see). Elsewhere are a f... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2017 15:32

$62.00
151528

COLONIAL BOSTON Frederick Stump Indians Massacre at Middleburg PA 1768 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391685282922

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 14, 1768 * Frederick Stump's Run Massacre * Native Americans - Indians killed * Middleburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." (see). There is also a nice account of the Frederick Stump affair headed: "An Account of the Taking and Rescue of Frederick Stump" (see hyperlink). In January, 1768, Frederick Stump, a 22 year-old German settler in Penn's Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, methodically killed or helped to kill ten ... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2017 15:27

$160.00
151414

Post Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS w/ Loyalist Refugees ?? 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391681058195

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 15, 1783 * Closing events in the Revolutionary War Page 2 has an article which begins; "Government, since the ratification of the peace with America, have indicated their desire to the refugees from that country, that some mode should be struck out for producing a final adjustment of this complex business..." (see). Four pages, an engraving in the masthead, nice condition.

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Ends February 17, 2017 15:31

$32.00
151410

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA w/ Pre Siege of YORKTOWN 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391681054853

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 16, 1781 * Pre Siege of Yorktown - battle * American Revolutionary War This issue was printed just 3 days before Cornwallis would surrender to Washington at Yorktown. The front page has a report concerning a naval engagement in the Caribbean involving Sir Samuel Hood. Page 2 has a report mentioning Cornwallis with: "Lord Cornwallis's last dispatches contain another melancholy proof of the inefficacy of this American war...Every commendation that is due to the bravery, the skill & activity of lord Cornwallis & Lord Rawdon carries within it the strongest proof of the superior number of American forces in that quarter...In what ... See More  

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Ends February 17, 2017 15:25

$560.00
151294

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in America Colonies 1769 Edinburgh SCT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391676371769

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 22, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * American colonies Page 2 has reports headed: "America" from a letter from Boston, including in part: "...an anonymous letter...to Gov. Bernard...speaks highly of Gov. Bernard but contains the most malignant insinuations against some respectable gentlemen in this town...speaks of deep & dark designs...an alliance to be formed between Holland & some of the colonists in order to throw off the dependence of the latter upon Great Britain..." with more (see). Another smaller item notes: "...from Philadelphia...The merchants are about signing articles not to import any more English goods...and there is no doubt ... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2017 15:09

$47.00
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