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151376

PAUL REVERE Masonic Masons Grand Lodge Master Advertisement 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391679732704

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 67, 1796 * Grand master Paul Revere * Masonic - Masons The top of page 3 has a nice advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, signed in type: "Most Worshipful PAUL REVERE, G, Master", a position he held with the Masons at that time. Much other news items of the day including a brief letter signed in type: Buonaparte. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 16, 2017 15:23

$49.00
151372

THOMAS JEFFERSON United States Congress Session Call PROCLAMATION 1803 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391679728683

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1803 Page 3 has: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" calling for a special session of Congress, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 16, 2017 15:17

$26.00
151326

JAMES WILSON Declaration of Independence Signer College LECTURES 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371841176816

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, February 4, 1791 * James Wilson college lectures * Declaration of Independence signer The front page has a notice headed "Law Lectures", that reads, in part: "By the Honorable James Wilson, L.L.D. Professor of Laws in the College and Academy of Philadelphia, will be delivered on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday...at the College..." plus details about ticket information. Wilson was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, representing Pennsylvania. About Wilson & these lectures, Wikipedia notes that: "The University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia officially traces its foundation to Wilson's lectures." A nice item about a ... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2017 14:56

$39.00
151280

RARE 18th Century Title from Kingston upon HULL England 1795 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391676337128

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE HULL ADVERTISER & EXCHANGE GAZETTE, England, July 18, 1795 * Rare title... 18th century original... Page 2 has a report from the French "National Convention" which begins: "The following objections to the new Constitution were read from the memorial presented by Thomas Paine..." with more. Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, good condition.

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Ends February 12, 2017 14:27

$29.00
151152

COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine Revolutionary War 1776 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371836285644

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 30, 1776 * American Independence sought * Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The entire front page and a portion of the back page are filled with a terrific letter signed by "A Common Man" headed: "To Cato, Cassandra, and all the Writers on the Independent Controversy" which has been debated in many previous issues. Cato was the famous 1776 critic of Thomas Paine's pamphlet titled Common Sense and who wrote this series of essays arguing against American independence, and "Cassandra" ... See More  

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Ends February 09, 2017 14:03

$865.00
151114

President THOMAS JEFFERSON & John Adams DEATHS Announcement 1826 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371835609617

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1826 * * John Adams & Thomas Jefferson deaths Inside contains a lengthy article headed: "Adams and Jefferson" which includes near the beginning: "Fellow citizens--I regret to be obliged...to trespass further on your patience. The lot has fallen on me to call your attention...to the pecuniary embarrassments of our distinguished fellow-citizen, Thomas Jefferson..." and much, much more. This is dated July 4, the day he (and John Adams died) but which was not known at the time. This article deals with ways to assist Jefferson in his debt-ridden situation late in life. Further on notes: "...If I am asked why Jefferson is singled out amid his compatriots... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2017 15:32

$73.00
151111

DAVY CROCKETT Folk Hero Frontiersman Comments in Congress 1834 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371835605893

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834 * David "Davy" Crockett In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not..." with more (see). And another item on an earlier page references Davy Crockett's comments in Congress, beginning: "The little speech of col. Crockett in the house; of representatives on the 11th inst. has a great deal of point in it..." with more (see). Other items in this issue include: "Free Negro Labo... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2017 15:27

$35.00
151034

GEORGE WASHINGTON & Military - Benjamin Franklin Capt. James Cook 1795 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391669687909

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1795 * General George Washington * Benjamin Franklin - Captain James Cook The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands..." (see). Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British military, and includes a letter from 1754 signed in type: G. Washington. Also mention that: "...General Washington...from this happy life [of retirement] he was reluctantly withdrawn in 1775 when he was vested with the supreme command of the American armies..... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2017 15:06

$59.00
150996

ANDREW JACKSON State of the Union Address re. Indian Removal Act 1829 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391669302159

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN STATESMAN, Providence, Dec. 11, 1829 * President Andrew Jackson * State of the Union Address * Indian Removal Act All of page 2 & some of pg. 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message", being his annual state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would be spelled out in the Indian Removal Act of 1830: "...I suggest...the propriety of setting apart an ample district west of the Mississippi, & without the limits of any state...to be guaranteed to the Indian tribes as long as they shall occupy it...This emigration should be vol... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2017 06:53

$48.00
150827

President JAMES MADISON State of the Union Address to the Nation 1815 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391663952544

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815 * President James Madison * State of the Union Address Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address. Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.

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Ends January 28, 2017 07:25

$38.00
150774

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391662693093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 16, 1796 * President George Washington * 2 Acts of Congress signed Nearly half of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for: "...making further appropriations for the year 1796.", each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 26, 2017 14:37

$94.00
150763

SAMUEL ADAMS Massachusetts Governor State Address 1796 Old Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391662683259

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 * Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor * 18th century American original The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 26, 2017 14:21

$45.00
150713

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Lengthy Act of Congress Type Signed 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391659176048

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796 * President George Washington * Lengthy Act of Congress Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States (see). Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, and Boston, the latter having reports on the commencement at Harvard University. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, and in excellent condition with a handsome masthead.

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Ends January 21, 2017 14:39

$110.00
150707

Rare LOUISVILLE KY Kentucky Antebellum w/ Daniel Webster Signature1843 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391659169400

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY KENTUCKIAN, Louisville, Kentucky, June 5, 1843 * Rare antebellum title * Daniel Webster ? A volume 1 issue of this uncommon & early title. A four page issue with various news of the day and a great wealth of advertisements, several of which are illustrated. Of note is "D. Webster" penned at the top, typically reserved for the subscriber's name. I believe this issue came from the Library of Congress collection so it is likely this is "the" Daniel Webster who was Secretary of State for President Tyler at the time. Archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends January 21, 2017 14:32

$67.00
150518

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS & USS Constitution Navy Midshipmen Search 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371816026246

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 2, 1798 * President John Adams * USS Constitution The front page has an Address from the city officials & citizens of Philadelphia to the President expressing their concerns about the unprovoked aggressions of France and noting that: "...nothing has been wanting on your part, to preserve us the blessings of peace and safety...", with his related comments in a gracious reply that concludes on pg. 2, signed in type: John Adams. Another similar response to the inhabitants of York, Pa., signed in type: John Adams. Page 3 has a nice advertisement headed: "Constitution Frigate" in which they seek applicants to serve on this historic ship, specifically looking f... See More  

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Ends January 15, 2017 07:18

$75.00
150517

JOHN ADAMS & Thomas Jefferson signatures 1798 WALPOLE NH Newspaper Nova Scotia


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371816023749

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Aug. 13, 1798 * Thomas Jefferson & John Adams The entire first column is taken up with: "AN ACT For the Relief of the Refugees from the British Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia", signed in type by the President: John Adams, and the Vice President: Th. Jefferson. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 15, 2017 07:16

$52.00
150450

JAMES MADISON on the Current EMBARGO & Andrew Jackson War of 1812 1814 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371814397558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1814 * Embargo Act * War of 1812 The first 3 pages are taken up with a lengthy: "Report On The Fisheries" including a full front page chart, with notation that it is "By Thomas Jefferson". Inside has 6 1/2 pages of "Events of the War" concerning the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and reports are: "The Army" which begins: "The greater part of our army in the north is at or near Plattsburg under major general Isard..."; "A Proclamation" by the President concerning the Embargo, signed in type: James Madison; two letters each signed in type by: Andrew Jackson dated from Nashville; a lengthy letter from Comm. Chauncey to the Secretary of the ... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2017 15:31

$33.00
150408

Letter to THOMAS JEFFERSON United States Minister to France 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371813353515

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 24, 1787 * Thomas Jefferson * United States Minister to France The front page; contains the: "Copy of the French Minister's Letter, Mons. Calonne, to Mr. Jefferson, the American Ambassador at Paris..." which details the various economic agreements between France & England in terms of duties, trading, etc. (see). Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 12, 2017 14:38

$34.00
150318

Rare 18th Century AMERICAN 1795 BOSTON MA Massachusetts SAMUEL ADAMS Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371810295596

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 11, 1795 * Document signed in type by Sam Adams The front page has a document: "By the Governor" concerning the ambassador from Spain, signed in type: Samuel Adams. Other news reports of the day. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 08, 2017 13:01

$43.00
149957

INAUGURATION Of Andrew Jackson Inaugural ADDRESS 1833 Baltimore MD Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371801645648

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 9, 1833 * President Andrew Jackson * Inauguration - inaugural address Certainly the best content in this issue is the inside page account of: "The Inauguration" which is followed by the: "Inaugural Address Of The President Of the United States, Fourth of March, 1833" which takes over half a page This was the inauguration & inaugural address of Andrew Jackson. Other items of interest in this issue include: "The Indians" "Letter From General Mercer" "The Tariff Bill" and over 8 pages of reporting from Congress. Great to have this inaugural coverage from a newspaper so close to Washington, D.C. Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, in very nice... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2016 14:53

$42.00
149952

Historic President GEORGE WASHINGTON Inauguration Inaugural Address1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371801642665

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), 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. The reporting of this signal event in American history is terrific. Before the printing of the inaugural address are several addresses of congratulations to Washington, including one from the citizens of Alexandria, Virginia, with his response signed in type: George Washington; another from the citizens of Baltimore with his response signed in type: George Washington; one from the Society of the Cincinnati with his response, also signed in type: George Washin... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2016 14:48

$2,875.00
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
149835

THOMAS PAINE at French National Convention August 1, 1794 Gentleman's Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391631310432

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1794 * 18th century vindication of Free-Masonry * Thomas Paine kicked out of the French National Convention * Great 18th century print of Arundel Castle The most noteworthy content is a lengthy article on: "Proceedings of the National Convention in France" includes: "...Thomas Paine, with all the other foreigners, was expelled from the Convention by a Decree...". Also included are: "Vindication of the Principles of Free-Masonry", "Remarks on Free Thinking", "General Paoli's Speech at Furiani", "Sir Gilbert Elliot's Speech in the General Assembly of Corsica", and more. Included are the 3 full page plates called for including one showin... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2016 06:56

$40.00
149714

5 Joseph Warren REVERE COPPER COMPANY Bell Foundry Advertisement 1829 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371791626666

Shown are 5 original & historic old newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1829 A lot of five issues, each containing on the back page a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, scattered foxing, good condition.

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Ends December 17, 2016 08:19

$30.00
149598

ELI WHITNEY Cotton Gin Invention & Andrew Jackson INDIANS 1818 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371789423131

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 * Inventor Eli Whitney * Cotton Gin invention An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention would require the constant labor of 330,000 workers...". (see photos). Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry. Before his invention farming cotton required hundreds of man-hours to separate the cottonseed from the raw cotton fibers. His machine could generate up to fifty pounds of cleaned cot... See More  

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Ends December 14, 2016 14:24

$42.00
149557

GEORGE WASHINGTON Death FUNERAL President John Adams Proclamation 1800 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391622920834

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 4, 1800 * George Washington funeral * President John Adams All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of George Washington. Page 2 has: "Further Respectful Testimonials, Sacred to George Washington, Deceased" "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" signed in type: John Adams, concerning: "...the people...to wear crape on the left arm, as mourning, for 30 days..." and a bit more (see). Also: "Funeral Honors at Philadelphia" "Funeral Honors at Salem" "Funeral Obsequies at Charlestown" "Masonic Funeral Honors" "Funeral Honors at Fort Independence" with even more. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, several tape m... See More  

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Ends December 14, 2016 07:38

$265.00
149518

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Annual Address 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786856777

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 21, 1796 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Most of the front page & carrying over slightly to page 2 is the: "Speech" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President. The added significance is that this was Washington's last annual address, signed by him in type: George Washington. Page 2 also has the: "Answer to the President's Speech" which takes over a column, and is then followed by: "The following is the Reply of the President" which is signed in type: George Washington. Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition. A handsome masthead and nice to have most of this spe... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 14:34

$385.00
149512

(2) John JAY'S TREATY George Washington Lord Grenville 1796 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786850659

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 * Jay's Treaty - John * George Washington A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history. \Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation" (see photos) providing particulars about the conclusion and ratification of the Treaty. Includes word that the treaty was ratified upon the condition that much of the 12th article be suspended and be replaced with an additional article. Text of the treaty concludes in t... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 14:22

$288.00
149509

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391620879341

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

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Ends December 11, 2016 14:16

$545.00
149508

TREATY OF GHENT Belgium - War of 1812 Officially ENDS Peace 1815 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786845909

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, March 1, 1815 * Treaty of Ghent * End of War of 1812 The front page of this issue has the: "TREATY Of Peace And Amity, Between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America." The treaty contains a preface that begins: "His Brittanick Majesty and the United States of America, desirous of termination the war...between the countries, and of restoring, peace...have, for that purpose, appointed their respective plenipotentiaries...", plus details about the representatives appointed by the King, and those by the President of the United States, all of whom "...after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powe... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 14:13

$215.00
149501

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams PRESIDENT & VP Salary Congress Act 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786834416

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 24, 1789 * Salary for president & VP set * George Washington & John Adams 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 significance is the back page Act of Congress ti... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 13:53

$320.00
149496

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786826393

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 9, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title See the photo for the terrific & large engraving in the masthead, making this a very displayable colonial newspaper. Pages 1 and 2 are taken up with European reports, with a few brief references to America. Page 3 has and address to John Penn, Lieut. Governor of Pennsylvania, followed by a: "Proclamation" (see photos). Four pages, some very light foxing & a bit of page 2 dirtiness, generally very nice condition.

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Ends December 11, 2016 13:40

$215.00
149495

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Death & Funeral Dr. James Craik 1800 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786825546

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800 * President George Washington death The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the upper part of the wind pipe..." with much more, giving the details of his affliction, the treatments they applied, and the account of his death, which includes: "...speaking, which was painful from the beginning, how became almost impracticable; respiration grew more & more contracted and imperfect, till half after 11 on Saturday n... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 13:38

$485.00
149493

1789 United States DEPARTMENT OF STATE Created - George Washington Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786821951

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1789 * United States Department of State * President George Washington & John Adams * John Paul Jones Most of the last column on the front page has the complete text 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 to the State Department (see the hyperlink for more on the history of the State Dept.). This act is signed in type--also on the front page--by both the President and the Vice President: ... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 13:33

$525.00
149485

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391620838878

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

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Ends December 11, 2016 13:10

$415.00
149467

Great DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CREATED President George Washington 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391620789758

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, August 19, 1789 * Creation of the Department of Defense * Beginnings stages of the federal government * President George Washington 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. A very significant issue, as the back page contains the official Act of Congress creating the Department of Defense, then known as the Department of War. This was the "Sixth Act of the Legislature of the Union" and is titled:... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 12:04

$665.00
149461

GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address w/ Text Type Signed 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371786744928

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 * Full text & signed in script 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 err... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 11:39

$456.00
149459

WAR OF 1812 BEGINS Declaration of War United States vs. Great Britain Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391620762902

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812 * War of 1812 start * Declaration of war On page 3 near the top of the second column is A Proclamation issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the same..." The Proclamation, dated June 12, 1812, is signed in type: James Madison and James Monroe, the Secretary of State. Previous to the Proclamation is: "An Act issued by Congress Declaring War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of Ame... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2016 11:30

$215.00
149256

18th Century CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MAP & re. Ben Franklin Kite Experiment Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371781091839

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756 The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes..." (see). This map folds out to measure 8 1/2 by 14 inches and is in very nice, clean condition with several folds and one crease, neither distracting. This map is rarely found within the issue; more typically removed years ago. Further inside the issue is a very detailed 2 1/2 pg. article on: "A Paper Kite Electrified by a Storm", by M. de Romas, being an experi... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2016 14:30

$340.00
149108

NORTHWEST PASSAGE to Pacific Ocean & President George Washington 1791 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371778353447

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1791 * Northwest Passage to Pacific Ocean * President George Washington message Included is a very nice article: "North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean Practicable", taking nearly two pages with much detail and some 15 years before the efforts of Lewis & Clark. The article begins: "Government having thought it necessary to pay so great an attention to the discovery of a North-west passage to the Pacific Ocean as to offer the high reward of 20,000 pounds for the same, it appears exceeding strange that it has not yet been fully determined whether such a passage actually exists or not..." with much more. Also within: "Character of the Late Mr. Wesley" being... See More  

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Ends December 01, 2016 08:40

$38.00
149102

re. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Death & Wealth (Will) 1790 Boston Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371778344324

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 12, 1790 * re. Benjamin Franklin's death From shortly after the death of Benjamin Franklin, page 2 has an item which begins: "It is more to be wondered at, that Dr. Franklin, after a four-score years life of activity, did not leave to his posterity seven times as much as he did..." with more as to his successes & involvement in life (see). And read the ftpg. item headed "Astrology" for a little chuckle. Four pages, slightly close-trimmed at the top of pg. 1 only just touching some letters, otherwise untrimmed & nice condition.

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Ends December 01, 2016 08:30

$47.00
149100

THOMAS JEFFERSON Presidential Proclamation re. Army Deserters 1807 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371778337757

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 28, 1807 * President Thomas Jefferson * Proclamation to Army deserters The front page features a Proclamation on Army deserters which is signed in type: TH: JEFFERSON and James Madison, Sec'ry of State. Other news, illustrated ship ads and advertisements of the day are within this issue as well. Four pages, some foxing & light staining, generally good condition.

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Ends December 01, 2016 08:28

$46.00
148935

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371773720941

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 complete at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, an old tape mend across page 4 affecting only ads, nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:30

$65.00
148934

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391606324452

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 20, 1796 * President George Washington * Acts of Congress The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One relates to building codes for new construction in Washington, D.C. and another is for: "...making Appropriations for the Support of the Military & Naval Establishments...". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:28

$97.00
148930

JOHN HANCOCK Massachusetts Act re. Gunpowder Transport 1792 Old Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371773714929

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 4, 1792 * 18th century American original * John Hancock act Page 4 includes from the state of Massachusetts "An Act" concerning the transporting of gunpowder through the streets of town, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock (see). Other news of the day & many ads, including seven back page illustrated ship ads. Four pages, archival repair at the spine, good condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:21

$47.00
148926

FIRST BATTLE OF SPRINGFIELD & Benjamin Franklin Kelley 1861 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391606309480

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 29, 1861 * General Benjamin Franklin Kelley * First Battle of Springfield - Missouri The front page features a nice print of: "Brigadier-General B. F. Kelley, the Hero of Phillippi and Romney." with a biography of him as well. Rather unusual to find prints of generals as maps are much more common. A nice stack of first column heads including: "THE GREAT REBELLION" "The Western Victories Confirmed!" "Arrival of Rebel Prisoners" "Rebels Routed & Killed" "The Coming Battle" "A secessionist Ridden on a Rail" "The Official Report of the Battle at Harper's Ferry" and much more. Eight pages, nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:15

$43.00
148877

UNITED STATES NAVY Creation & John Adams - OLD IRONSIDES 1798 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391605171318

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1798 * United States Navy creation This is a doubly good issue for anyone interesting in naval history, as the front page includes a nice advertisement headed: "Constitution Frigate" in which they seek applicants to serve on this historic ship, specifically looking for "...eight midshipmen, one boatswain, one gunner, one ship carpenter, one sail maker and two master's mates..." with some details (see). This ship also was referred to as "Old Ironsides". Also of significance is a report from Congress dated April 30 which notes: "...bill from the Senate to authorise the President of the United States to cause to be purchased or built a number (not exceedin... See More  

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Ends November 24, 2016 12:24

$190.00
148533

President JAMES K. POLK State of the Union Address 1846 Old Windsor VT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371762752205

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Dec. 16, 1846 * President James K. Polk * State of the Union Address Most of page 2 and almost all of page 3 are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type: James K. Polk. This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun by George Washington & continues to this day. Four pages, large folio size, some old library repairs at margins one affecting words of this Address (not unreadable), rejoined at the spine.

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Ends November 13, 2016 10:35

$37.00
148398

BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN George Washington Revolutionary War Defeat 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391590779890

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1778 * Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania * General George Washington defeat * Revolutionary War 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. Over one-third of the front page is taken up with three "Proclamations" by Sir William Howe, one concerning keeping Philadelphia clean, another concerning crossing the Delaware River into New Jersey, and the other concerning the need for all wood in the vicinity to be used by t... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2016 13:16

$477.00
148305

WILLIAM JONES United States Navy - James Wilkinson War of 1812 1814 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371755313264

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1814 * Early United States Navy * William Jones (Statesman) Pages 1-3 are taken up with a report headed: "Navy of the United States" which seems to be a state-of-the-navy report signed in type:. W. Jones (Secretary of the Navy), reporting on new ships being built, the number of seamen,, and other naval reports (see for portions). This is followed by more than a full page of 3 charts: "List of the Naval Force of the United States" "United States' Naval Force on the Lakes" and "Gunboats, Barges, etc." "Events of the War" report the latest from the War of 1812 and includes a letter from the President to Congress, signed in type: James Madison. Als... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2016 15:39

$39.00
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