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164675

COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1769 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372340307943

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 26, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Colonial - Anti-British title Page 2 has a letter from General Paoli dated at Corsica, March 20, 1769. Much of page 6 is some good content concerning non-importation, portions including: "...the parliament remain fixed in their resolution not to repeal the duty acts this session...They hope the people here will remain as fixed in their resolution of industry & frugality till those acts are repealed. And if they could be sure of that, they should almost wish them never to be repealed..." and more (see). Also an address from the Mass. Assembly to the governor, taking issue with the go... See More  

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Ends July 18, 2018 15:44

$155.00
164178

COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts w/ Benjamin Franklin 1768 Pre Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392053962554

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, with the "Supplement" issue, May 9, 1768 * Rare Colonial Boston * Pre Revolutionary War * Benjamin Franklin This colonial newspaper is taken up with a variety of articles including: "An Account of the Family of Douglas "The Use of Turnips & Method of Laying them up in Winter" "Method of Curing Cattle that are Swelled or Hoved" and a "Letter from a Gentleman in Ireland to his Friend in London" & more. The four page "Supplement" has a report from Charleston noting: "Both house of assembly in Georgia have appointed Benjamin Franklin, Esq. to be their agent in Great Britain". This is followed by some reports from London on the situation in the colonies. A very early re... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2018 07:50

$168.00
164734

FRANCIS HOPKINSON & Benjamin Harrison V - Founding Fathers DEATH 1791 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392069207288

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18, 1791 * Francis Hopkinson & Benjamin Harrison V deaths * Declaration of Independence signers - Founding Fathers Listed under "Died" on pg. 3 is: "...In Virginia; Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Esq. formerly Govenour of that State..." and "...At Philadelphia, Hon. Francis Hopkinson, Esq. District Judge of the United States, for the State of Pennsylvania. The interests of science and patriotism will long deplore the loss of this valuable citizen..." (see photos). Both of these men were signers of the Declaration of Independence. Page 2 has an interesting item on the derivation of the term "Yankee", as well as a letter headed "Mr. Paine, in his reply to Mr. Burke... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2018 07:48

$59.99
164709

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Hometown Death FUNERAL Reporting 1790 Boston Mass. Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392068577935

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1790 * Benjamin Franklin funeral * Report from his hometown A report on page 3 headed: "The Immortal Franklin" begins: "This great and good man, whose death we announced in the last Centinel, was aged 85 years--and was interred with every mark of the esteem and veneration of his fellow citizens. His last illness lasted 16 days. At his funeral the following was the order of Procession." It then lists the order of the Procession...". There are a few more particulars (see) plus word that: "The Supreme Executive of Pennsylvania have agreed to wear mourning for one month, in memory of Dr. Franklin..." Small tear at the spine is archivally repaired, oth... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2018 09:16

$234.99
164707

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA - Trade Tensions Pre Revolutionary War 1768 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392068570322

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, April 28, 1768 * Rare colonial title * Trade tensions w/ England * Pre Revolutionary War Just a few years previous this newspaper was owned by Ben Franklin, who purchased it in the late 1720's. Almost the entire front page is taken up with an historical account of the trade relations between England and America, prefaced with: "As the cause of the present ill humour in America & of the resolutions taken there to purchase less of our manufactures, does not seem to be generally understood, it may afford some satisfaction to your readers if you give them the following short historical state of facts." but the report is far from "short" (see for beginnin... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2018 09:05

$234.99
163921

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372308682118

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjamin Franklin's experiments including: "...Among all the phenomena of electricity it will be hard to find any so marvelous as that discovered by Mr. Franklin; if it be true, that this new Prometheus hath learned to draw fire from the clouds and make the lightning fall in drops to the ground..." which seems to talk of his lightning rod. Se... See More  

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Ends June 16, 2018 15:17

$190.00
163802

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Political Aphorisms Quotes & Sayings Signed "F" 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372305825883

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759 * "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?) The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which also has the identical signature "F", was attributed by Ford, 605 in a Bonhams' auction in 2009. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition. * While we would be more comfortable with confirming this as a Franklin if we were able to site multiple sources, the text certainly has the flavor of his whit and wisdom.

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Ends June 13, 2018 15:43

$127.00
163028

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392019057176

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

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Ends May 13, 2018 10:12

$285.00
163027

WILLIAM FRANKLIN New Jersey Governor Son of Benjamin ADDRESS 1769 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372277102012

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1769 * Governor William Franklin * Son of Benjamin Franklin Half of page 5 is taken up with a nice address of William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Benjamin), to the General Assembly, in which he touches upon several concerns. Following it is the response of the General Assembly to Franklin, then yet another address of the Assembly which carries over to page 6 (see for portions). Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends May 13, 2018 10:10

$36.00
162610

TEA IMPORTATION Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1769 Colonial Penn. Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372263047772

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Tea importation An interesting variety of news reports from both Europe and America. One bit from Boston notes: "...that many of the soldiers who had deserted from two regiments quartered in this town have lately returned to their colours...They have all received their pardon." Another item notes: "It is reported as an absolute truth...That the Bostonians have raised tea very considerably, notwithstanding the most solemn agreement to the contrary; and have given orders to their agents for buying up all the tea they can in this place, who it is said, have actually bought & shippe... See More  

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Ends April 28, 2018 15:19

$155.00
162584

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Pardon for Troops Who Return Ranks 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372262027555

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

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Ends April 27, 2018 15:18

$325.00
161576

(2) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Letters Supporting Jews Jewish Judaica 1768 U.K. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372231065414

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1768 * Benjamin Franklin letters * Jewish - Jews - Judaica * Pre Revolutionary War Inside has a letter which takes about a full page & is signed: A.B., which was written by Ben Franklin (see hyperlink for verification) with a reported title of "Subjects of Subjects" (see). and a few pages letter is another letter written by Franklin signed F.S. (see hyperlink for verification) which also relates to America, this article taking over 2 1/2 pages. In the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is an item: "A pamphlet has lately been published at Paris in favour of the Jews, in which the author has shewn the eminent advantages which every nation reaps i... See More  

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Ends March 25, 2018 16:13

$139.00
161138

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977905181

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

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:42

$455.00
160354

Rare & Very Famous BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Pennsylvania Gazette Imprint 1765 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959831085

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, January 3, 1765 * Most famous of newspapers * Benjamin Franklin (rare) This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Market." (see) Franklin's imprint only appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette through 1765. Among page 2 reports from London: "Yesterday morning 42 convicts, men and women, were carried from Newgate, and put on board a lighter at Black-fry... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:10

$2,950.00
159956

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391948553057

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, small binding slits at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:42

$52.00
159590

Rare 18th Century MARYLAND SLAVE Print & Girl Soldier Hannah Snell 1750 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941315877

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1750 * Rare engraving of a Maryland slave * Woman soldier Hannah Snell This issue features a full page plate of two Africans, one of whom, named Job, spent some time in Maryland as a slave, as noted in a brief article which includes: "...he was seized & carried to Joar where he was sold to Capt. Pyke, who...carried him to Maryland and sold him to a planter. Here Job lived about a year without being once beat by his master..." with a bit more, including mention of Mr. Oglethorpe and Georgia as well (see). There is also an article which describes the town of Halifax in Nova Scotia. A page contains at the bottom an illustration of a co... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2018 09:17

$165.00
157851

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100124755

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

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:29

$610.00
157835

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S WILL General Israel Putnam Death - Jews 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372099862649

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1790 * General Israel Putnam death * re. Benjamin Franklin's will * Jews - Jewish - Judaica Pg. 2 has a brief item: "On the 29th of May last died, at Brooklyn in America, in the 73rd year of his age, Israel Putnam, Esq., Major General of the late continental army." Half of page 4 has news headed: "America" which includes a report from Boston: "The Select Men, having received from the executors of Dr. Franklin's will...The extracts are lengthy & contain many of those judicious & elegant maxims & observations for which the Doctor is so justly celebrated. They contain many legacies to the town..." with more. Page 6 has a Judaica report noting: "...r... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:09

$46.00
156823

TREATY OF PEACE Rev. War Ends John Adams & Benjamin Franklin Signs 1783 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391878745980

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1783 * The Treaty Of Peace (partial) * John Adams and Ben Franklin (block) signatures * Reports from New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston Included is a portion of text headed: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3rd day of Sept. 1783" the text being just the beginning & ending of the Treaty, not the complete text (see photos). It ends with Article X and includes the signatures (in type) of John Adams, B. Franklin, and John Jay (see photos for this complete report). Further on is a section headed: "American Intelligence" which includes a report concerning finances, signed in type:... See More  

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Ends October 01, 2017 14:14

$145.00
156716

FORT STANWIX Sir John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War 1779 Old British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372062528168

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see image). Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." (see). Another rep... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:16

$65.00
156153

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859180764

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

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:45

$488.00
154804

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

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

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154626

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1752 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975846625

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and early contemporary piece on Franklin's experiments with electricity. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day. Also included in this issue is a full page print of seashells, as well as a full page print: "L... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:59

$255.00
154624

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975845395

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judg... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:56

$7,350.00
154275

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960846782

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

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:28

$533.00
154083

JAY TREATY RATIFICATION Benjamin Franklin & Captain James Cook 1795 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788320558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795 * Jay Treaty ratification * Captain James Cook * Benjamin Franklin Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see). Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". T... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 13:58

$57.00
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
149867

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti-British 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391631652093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, AND UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, March 2, 1767 * Rare Colonial title * American taxation Much of the front page is taken up with a very lengthy letter concerning the theater in America and elsewhere. Page 3 has a letter from London with criticism towards George Grenville with one bit noting: "...they bribed them to be quiet; that the evil ought to be probed to the very bottom & the real causes of our present situation out to be explored...To this G--v--le replied that he having endeavoured to make our Colonies in America contribute to the support of government, they had bribed them to be quiet by a total repeal of that law, and that it was very strange they would not do tha... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2016 11:27

$188.00
144314

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391459143832

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin on water spouts * Post Revolutionary War era Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts (see). An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more (see) taking more than a full page. Among other items of interest in this magazine are: "Original Letter on ... See More  

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Ends June 15, 2016 14:55

$67.00
143555

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Philadelphia Statue & Richard Henry Lee 1792 Concord Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371606893082

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, May 16, 1792 * Benjamin Franklin as Noble Roman (Statue) Page 3 has a report about the inscription to be engraved on the statue of Benjamin Franklin. A brief item says that the Vice President obtained a leave of absence from the Senate due to a "bad state of health". Another item notes: "The Hon. Richard Henry Lee, Esq. is appointed President, pro tempore, of the Senate...". Two small engravings within the masthead as well. Four pages in good condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:40

$47.00
137938

CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA & Loyalty to King of England ? 1780 UK Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371481457759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 18, 1780 * Citizens of Virginia * Loyalty to the king ? * Benjamin Franklin The front page has a letter from Paris with some American news: "Tis reported at Versailles that the Virginians have renounced Congressional authority, set up the English royal standard, confided several of the principal gentlemen attached to Congress, & petitioned to be under the King's protection. Another account says the loyalists of Virginia have seized the governor...taken up arms in defence of King George, & wrote to General Clinton for pardon, assistance, & protection....Letters from Paris advise that Dr. Franklin was moving heaven & earth to prevent Spain from offering... See More  

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Ends December 06, 2015 08:19

$40.00
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