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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
175853

Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392472313545

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 15, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * General Thomas Gage "First Shots of War" proclamation This newspaper was published by Dixon and Hunter, 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. When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Over half of the front page is a: "...Letter from General Lee to General Burgoyne, Upon his Arrival in Boston" dated at Philadelphia, June 7, 1775. It is a te... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:19

$11,400.00
175726

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN George Washington & 18th Century SLAVERY 1789 U.S. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392468481671

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, July, 1789 * President George Washington * Benjamin Franklin * Early slavery One of the more successful magazines from 18th century America. Pages 1 & 2 have the "Address of the Governor & Council of North Carolina to his excellency General Washington with his "Answer" signed in type: G. Washington. Other items in this issue include: "Account of the Climate of Pennsylvania" "...Respecting the Fortifications in the Western Country" "Account of the Society of Dunkards in Pennsylvania" "Account of the Effects of Electricity in Paralytic Cases. In a Letter to Dr. Pringle from Dr. Franklin" which is signed in type: B. Franklin, from Dec. 21, 1757; "On The Manumission of Slaves" One of t... See More  

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Ends November 07, 2019 07:36

$185.00
175723

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372797126418

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 introduction of his Excellenc... See More  

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Ends November 07, 2019 07:34

$965.00
175660

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1799 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392458082726

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799 * 18th century American title Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress. Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit close-trimmed at right margin of front leaf shaves some letters.

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Ends November 01, 2019 15:16

$34.00
175481

GEORGE WASHINGTON Honored at Congress Hall & John Adams Address 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392443861969

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SUN, London, Jan. 25, 1799 * President George Washington * Honored in United States Congress * re. John Adams' State of the Union Address Page 3 begins with a report from New York: "When General Washington came into Congress Hall to hear the President's Speech, the members of both Houses rose to him--an honour never before paid to any but the President himself." What follows is the Senate's response to President John Adams concerning his recent state of the union address, followed by his: "Reply signed in type: John Adams. Then the House of Representatives' answer to Adams' address, and gin followed by his "Reply" signed: John Adams. Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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Ends October 24, 2019 15:28

$38.00
175476

Historic DEPARTMENT OF STATE George Washington John Adams CREATED 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392443857585

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789 * Department of State creation Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper. Holding true to this statement, page 3 contains the first newspaper printing of the Act of Congress which created the State Department, titled: "An Act for Establishing an Executive Department to be Denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs". This was the first executive department created by Congress. A bit later the name would be changed... See More  

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Ends October 24, 2019 15:25

$715.00
175888

1790 President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address 1791 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392479977577

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1791 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Most of the front page is taken up with Washington's second state-of-the-union address to Congress, headed: "Congress, Wednesday, December 8, 1790. The Speech of George Washington, Esq. President of Congress on Opening the Session..." followed by the complete text of Washington's address--only the 2nd annual state-of-the-union address to be given. Washington talks about a wide range of issues of importance to the newly-formed government. The address is signed in type: George Washington. Near the back is a letter from Philadelphia beginning: "Ever since the election of General Washington to be President of the Unit... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2019 08:54

$154.99
175296

Captain Joshua Huddy & Charles ASGILL AFFAIR Revolutionary War 1782 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372773872597

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1782 * American Revolutionary War The back page has a nice report on the famous case of Capt. Joshua Huddy, a captured American patriot who was hanged by Loyalists. Huddy's death became a motive force behind one of the first international incidents of the fledgling United States when the Continental army planned to execute a young British officer in retaliation in what became known as the "Asgill Affair". The report mentions: "...then taken on shore under pretence of being exchanged, but was in fact forced to the first tree that could be found on which he was hung till he was dead, without any trial, or charge made against him. Upon this being related to General Washington, he imm... See More  

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Ends October 17, 2019 14:59

$83.00
175105

GEORGE WASHINGTON Becomes General & Commander-in-Chief Again 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392418461376

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Sept. 3, 1798 * George Washington commissioned by John Adams * Lieutenant general & Commander-in-chief once again The front page begins with an introductory letter to the Senate signed by the President: John Adams, in which he is pleased with a letter: "...from General Washington...on this great event, the General's acceptance of his appointment as Lt. General & Commander in Chief of the Army." What followed is the lengthy letter signed in type: Go. Washington, dated at Mount Vernon, July 13, 1798. He accepts the position and served as the senior officer of the U.S. Army from July 13, 1798 until his death seventeen months later. He participated in the planning for a provisional army t... See More  

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Ends October 09, 2019 09:33

$63.00
175099

MAKING PEACE W/ AMERICA ? Revolutionary War Ending 1782 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372764729594

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 * Making peace with America ? Most of a column on pg. 4 is taken up with: "PEACE WITH AMERICA - A BILL Presented to the House of Commons...to enable His Majesty to conclude a PEACE, or TRUCE, with the Revolted Colonies in North America." (see for full text). This was the first step towards ending the Revolutionary War. Page 5 has very lengthy discussions from the House of Commons which includes much reflection on the Revolutionary War, its cause, and what was done wrong. One bit notes: "...it remained only to enquire into the causes of our failure of success. In his opinion, one great cause was the countenance that had been given in that House to the American rebellion. Ge... See More  

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Ends October 09, 2019 09:29

$78.00
175011

Gen. GEORGE WASHINGTON DEATH Honoring His Life w/ Services & More 1800 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392401625100

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 1, 1800 * re. George Washington's death * Funerals - honoring his life The front page has content relating to the recent death of George Washington, but it also includes a letter signed in type by: G. Washington dated 1792, a offering thanks for a gift. Also on the ftpg: "Virtues and Services of the Late Gen. George Washington, at Wiscasset" and then: "...At Woburn" and "...At Concord" and "...At Lexington". There is also on: "Extract form an Eulogy Pronounced at Methuen, by Mr. D. A. White". Page 3 has various reports on the actions of Napoleon Buonaparte plus there is a brief item: "It is a moot point whom Buonaparte in his conduct most resembles, Julius Caesar--or Oliver Cromwe... See More  

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Ends September 27, 2019 15:21

$76.00
174513

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DEBATE to be Recognized ? Revolutionary War 1782 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392366246958

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1782 * American Independence debate * Post Revolutionary War Near the beginning are 9 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of the Present Parliament". Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day and includes under: "American News" an "Extract of a Letter from a Loyalist of Distinction at New York, Aug. 14" and which has: "You were not sensible of the proceedings...when you wrote ...and did not know that orders were given to Mr. Grenville to offer the independency of the 13 provinces at the negociation at Paris. This distressing piece of intelligence was communicated to us by Sir Guy Carleton...they transmitted it i... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2019 14:26

$55.00
174476

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Note 1795 Old Boston Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372728319141

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 * President George Washington Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends September 01, 2019 15:22

$60.00
174341

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON Moving to England ? Post Rev. War 1785 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392356984826

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 * General George Washington * To move his residence to England ? * Post American Revolutionary War Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the rights of citizenship ; & the Senate have published their reasons in opposition to the Assembly, who formed a bill to preclude them from those rights..." (see). Page 3 has a brief item: "A report prevails, that General Washington, late Commander in Chief of the American army, has actually hired a house at Walworth in Surrey for the purpose of his residence." Ei... See More  

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Ends August 26, 2019 07:36

$48.00
174227

President GEORGE WASHINGTON'S Southern Tour South Carolina Visit 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372720255403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1791 * President George Washington * Southern tour - South Carolina Page two contains a report headed: "Tour of the President" through the South, with reports of his visits to Charleston & Georgetown, South Carolina. Page 3 has a report headed: "The late Duel" with details. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 23, 2019 08:27

$52.00
174216

GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. Retired Military Pensions 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372720253180

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 * Act of Congress re. pensioners * Retired military men * President George Washington Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It completes at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 23, 2019 08:21

$78.00
173986

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Election WINNER John Adams 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372707143564

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 * George Washington elected 1st president of U.S. * Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic) Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "The 4th of March, being the day appointed by the ordinance of Congress for proceedings to commence under the new Federal Constitution, the morning was ushered in by a discharge of 14 cannon...it was found that George Washington, Esq. was unanimously elected President, and John Adams, Esq. with a very few dissidents... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2019 08:11

$345.00
173928

Historic President GEORGE WASHINGTON Inauguration Inaugural Address1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392326555783

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, May, 1789 * President George Washington * Inauguration - inaugural address Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. Great to have this text in this famous magazine published by perhaps the most renowned printer of the 18th century, Isaiah Thomas, whose private collection become the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society, the country's largest repository of pre-1876 printed Americana. The reporting of this signal event in American history is terrific. The text includes: "On the 30th of April the great and illustrious WASHINGTON, the favorite son of liberty, and deliver of his co... See More  

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Ends August 02, 2019 15:05

$4,875.00
173700

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enemy LONDON Chronicle GREAT YEAR Staten Island 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392317723951

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 22, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * From The Enemy The entire front page and a portion of page 2 are taken up with: "...Doctor Shebbeare's thoughts on Civil Liberty...his Sentiments on the Question, 'Whether the War with America be Justified by the Principles of the Constitution?' " (see for the beginning). Page 2 has an item "from an officer at Staten Island" noting: "We arrived here safe & are very agreeably situated. The number we have is about 8000 men...some other transports of Fraser's have been taken by the rebels; and we are sorry to learn the men were sent through their towns as a show, amidst the insults of the populace." This is follow... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2019 07:35

$89.00
173516

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372689349723

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, March 26, 1789 * 18th century America This issue is from the month before Washington's election and inauguration in this city. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has a report concerning: "...the following terms, conditions & regulations for licensing a certain number of ferry boats to ply between this city and Brooklyn on Nassau or Long Island..." with much detail (see). The back page has a full column taken up with: "A Law to Regulate the Public Markets in this City". Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends July 13, 2019 14:17

$49.00
173191

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Enemy MIDDLESEX w/ G. Washington's Army 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392302409562

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, June 10, 1779 * Rare Revolutionary war era title * General George Washington's army Page 2 has some good content relating to the Revolutionary War including much from the "House of Commons" on the examination of Sir William Howe and his actions in America. One item begins: "...then touched upon the conduct of Sir William Howe in landing at the Chesapeak & promised to prove that general Washington had no more than 3000 men to oppose his landing in the Delaware...That America was at this present time under the control of congress his lordship would not dispute, though the accounts of the strength of the rebel force had been much exaggerated..." and much more. Some fine reading... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2019 14:32

$58.00
172833

AMERICAN INDEPENEDENCE is Recognized by England Revolutionary War 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372667729463

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 9, 1783 * Late Revolutionary War w/ Benedict Arnold * American Independence - UK recognition An issue from at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War and before final details of the treaty of peace were announced in American newspapers. The front page has some war-related content from London with mention of George Washington. A pg. 2 letter from Philadelphia includes: "...that Congress have received official dispatches from France...advising that Great Britain have granted our Independence & that her commissioners were now fully empowered to treat with the thirteen Independent States..." with more (see). Another report includes: "...that the treaty was signed on the 7th of Oc... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:18

$475.00
172542

Rare COLONIAL VIRGINIA w/ Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372659229276

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 13, 1775 * The Battle of Bunker Hill * American Revolutionary War * Very rare Colonial Virginia title This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which previously was published by Virginia's first woman printer, Clementina Rind, A rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. Certainly the prime content is the page 3 report of the Battle of Bunker Hill, from a letter: "...from Mr. Isaac Lathrop, one of the Provincial Congress at Watertown, to Major General Davis Wooster..." with the letter ... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 15:14

$10,500.00
172533

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Southern Events 1779 Providence RI Rhode Island Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392284185884

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 * American Revolutionary War * Southern events - Georgia & more Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...the Preservation of the Public Buildings in this State erected or improved for the Use of the Army...". More acts on page 2. Page 2 has a letter from Charleston noting: "...we hear that almost every man in that place & all the troops that could be collected, had gone to Georgia to co-operate with count d'Estaing in the reduction of that state; that a num... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 14:51

$615.00
171702

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Annual Address 1796 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263036361

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both Houses of the Legislature of the United States at the Congress Hall, and delivered the following Speech:..." with the text beginning: "Fellow citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives, I trust I do not deceive myself while I indulge the persuasion that I have never met you at any period..." ... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:13

$72.00
171148

GEORGE WASHINGTON & Lafayette Address' w/ signatures 1792 Concord, NH Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392250256435

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, December 6, 1792 Page 2 has an address from the Senate to the President, signed in type: John Landon, President pro tempore, and a reply signed in type: Geo. Washington. Page 2 also has an "Address of M. de la Fayette, to the army lately commanded by him", signed in type: La Fayette. Other news of the day including various advertisements. Issue has four pages, two small engravings within the masthead. Some rubbing on the front page but otherwise in good condition.

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Ends March 30, 2019 16:12

$145.00
170711

18th Century NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA Napoleon Bonaparte 1799 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372599605558

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 25, 1799 * From the year of George Washington's death Page 3 has: "Military Exhibition" and "Talleyrand". Page 2 has an account: "...respecting the siege of the town of Acre by the army of Buonaparte". Then a letter signed in type: Buonaparte, to the Ghezar Pacha beginning: "Since my arrival in Egypt, I several times informed you that I had no design to make war against you...". The bkpg. has two desertion reward ads (see). Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 15, 2019 16:38

$43.00
170317

SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA & George Washington 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392225380274

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * General George Washington * American Revolutionary War Over 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Letter from Gen. Washington to Gen. Sir William Howe" from Middlebrook, June 10, 1777, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington. This is followed by another letter from Washington to Howe, which begins: "The fortune of war having thrown Major-General Prescot in our hands, I beg leave to propose his exchange for Major-General Lee..." signed in type: G. Washington. Further on is: "Letters from Gen. Washington to the Congress on the Removal of the King's Troops from the Jerseys" is actually several letters, one of which begins: "I have the honour & pleasure ... See More  

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Ends February 27, 2019 15:11

$360.00
169713

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON Proclamations w/ COPPER CENT Coin 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556587599

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796 * President George Washington * (4) proclamations signed in script * U.S. coinage - copper cent The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington. The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act Respecting The Mint" detailing the ways & means of procuring copper for the minting of cents and half cents. A great & early numismatic item. Also of significance is a pg. 3 item reading: "...reports...that the President will decline being considered a candidate for the Chair the ensuing election, I cannot find that he has given any intima... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:41

$210.00
169407

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL Music Composer Death & George Washington 1759 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372541353088

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1759 * Death of Handel (music composer) * Very early George Washington Near the back is an inconspicuous yet quite significant report on the death of famed composer George Frederick Handel. Under the heading: "List of Deaths for the Year 1759 is an entry reading: "Geo. Fred. Handel, Esq; a great musician. He was born in Germany in 1685, and had been in England 50 years." This report is supplemented by a report of the funeral which reads: "Friday, 20th" "The remains of the late Mr. Handel were deposited at the foot of the Duke of Argyll's monument in Westminster Abbey; the bishop pretends, and the whole choir attended, to pay the last honors due to his memory; and it is computed t... See More  

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Ends January 18, 2019 15:47

$140.00
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
168878

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address JOHN ADAMS 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372523898942

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794. The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relations with France, one letter beginning: "The Convention having decreed that the flags of the French and American Republics should be united and fly together in the Hall of its fittings, in testimony of the union and friendship...". Four pages, minimal loss at the blank spine not close to any text, minor loss to a lower corner of the back leaf, good conditi... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2019 10:03

$340.00
168366

(3) President GEORGE WASHINGTON Acts of Congress Script Signed in 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372501196485

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796 * President George Washington * 3 Acts of Congress signed in script * Nathaniel Gorham death Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts. The front page has three Acts of the United States Congress, each signed in script type: Go: Washington. The first act is quite lengthy and is for the sale of land in the Northwest Territory. The third Act begins on page 1 and concludes on page 2. Complete in four pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 13, 2018 15:22

$155.00
168314

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON'S Farewell Circular Letter to the Army 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372500195551

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783 * General George Washington * Announces his resignation (circular letter) * Commander-in-chief - Continental Army Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America, dated June 18, 1783." (The actual document is dated June 8th, however the British reports note the 18th.) The letter is datelined from his headquarters at Newburgh, New York, and begins: "The great object for which I had the honour to hold an appointment in the service of my country being accomplished, I am now preparing to resign it into t... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:36

$565.00
166244

Early GEORGE WASHINGTON French & Indian War Gov. Robert Dinwiddie 1755 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372417905565

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 * Early George Washington * Governor Robert Dinwiddie There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of "...general Braddock, commander in chief of all his majesty's forces on this continent..." and others. There is also a report reading in part: "The poor men who suffered at the meadows with colonel Washington recommend to your favour as they were disabled in the service of their country...". This is very early & rather rare mention of George Washington, when he was just... See More  

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Ends September 27, 2018 15:43

$220.00
164919

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Script Signed Act of Congress DUTIES 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372356283526

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 8, 1795 * President George Washington Half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "An Act to Alter & Amend the Act titled 'An Act Laying Certain Duties Upon Snuff and Refined Sugar' " which carries over to pg. 2 where it is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Page 3 has a report of the Mass. "State Election" showing Samuel Adams as the victor for the governorship. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 02, 2018 10:39

$76.00
164913

CAPITOL BUILDINGS Designs in D.C. & President George Washington 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372356280253

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 17, 1792 * President George Washington * Designing District of Columbia * Federal buildings - Capitol Most of the bkpg. is taken up with: "An Act for Raising a Farther Sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, and for Other Purposes therein mentioned." which is signed in type by the President: G. Washington. Also a great ad headed: "Washington, in the Territory of Columbia - A Premium" noting: "Of a lot in this city to be designated by impartial judges and 500 dollars...by the commissioners of the Federal Buildings, to the person who, before the 15th day of July, 1792 shall produce to them the most approved plan...for a Capitol to be erected in ... See More  

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Ends August 02, 2018 10:33

$166.00
164875

Best Battle SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA Revolutionary War Burgoyne 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372355279281

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

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Ends August 01, 2018 15:03

$465.00
164827

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372347581343

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

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Ends July 25, 2018 15:30

$4,350.00
163752

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Inauguration En Route Travels 1789 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392041844347

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

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Ends June 10, 2018 14:20

$866.00
163725

MARTHA WASHINGTON DEATH President George Wife Mount Vernon 1802 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372302495227

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, June 1, 1802 * Martha Washington death * Mount Vernon The top of page 3 has a nice, decoratively bordered report headed: "DIED, At Mount Vernon, on the 22nd last, Mrs. Martha Washington" and the text beginning: "widow of the late General George Washington. Composure & resignation were uniformly displayed during seventeen days of depredations of a severe fever..." with more (see). Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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Ends June 09, 2018 15:32

$135.00
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
162131

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391999877095

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

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Ends April 13, 2018 06:29

$320.00
161572

HALDIMAND AFFAIR Vermont Wanting Statehood w/ Ira Allen 1782 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372231064299

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 25, 1782 All of page 4 is taken up with some great letters and documents concerning the Haldimand Affair (see the web for more), two of the documents signed by Ira Allen, a leading figure in the declaration of the Vermont Republic in 1777. He and his brother Ethan were involved in the Haldimand Affair suggesting Vermont might join the British. An alternate explanation is that they used the Haldimand negotiations to both stave off a British invasion of Vermont from Canada and to prod the Continental Congress into recognizing Vermont as an entity separate from New York and New Hampshire and admitting it to the United States. Page 5 has a letter from New York be... See More  

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Ends March 25, 2018 16:11

$59.00
161285

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372222627375

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

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:37

$7,950.00
161222

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACT for Bakers Island Lighthouse 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980066895

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796 * President George Washington The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingly difficult to find in 18th century American newspapers. Four pages, very nice condition. Some ink smears on pg. 3 only.

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Ends March 14, 2018 16:37

$89.00
159675

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential State of the Union Address Signed 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391942179378

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

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:42

$440.00
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161604759

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

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:27

$1,350.00
159636

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161301144

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

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:44

$1,875.00
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