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173573

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372690013739

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

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Ends July 14, 2019 14:52

$210.00
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
173394

United States BILL OF RIGHTS Constitution Amendments Printing 1790 U.S. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392310253572

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, January, 1790 * United States Bill of Rights printing (historic) Articles include: "An Oration...on the Unlawfulness & Impolicy of Capital Punishments & the Proper Means of Reforming Criminals" "Extract of a Letter from Dr. Franklin - Essay on Luxury" "Essay on the Influence of Religion" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to John Alleyne" is signed in type: B. F. "Sketch of the Life of the Late General Nathaniel Greene" "Character of the Irish" & much more. Near the back is "Domestic Intelligence" with the latest news reports including an item from North Carolina that the state: "...have called a convention for the purpose of discussing the momentous subject of the federal constitution...",... See More  

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Ends July 07, 2019 07:05

$890.00
173363

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372684957090

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815 * President James Madison * State of the Union Address The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812. Several state statistical charts including one for North Carolina having columns headed: "Value of Slaves" and "Average Value of Each Slave". Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, good condition. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of t... See More  

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Ends July 06, 2019 07:51

$36.00
173254

PHILLIS WHEATLEY Woman Slave Girl Servant Poet Poem & Biography 1773 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372680116930

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1773 * Phillis Wheatley poem & biography * Famous "Slave" servant turned poet Near the back is a printing of a poem titled: "On Recollection" which was written by the famed black poetess Phillis Wheatley. This piece also includes a brief biography of her. Phillis Wheatley was the first published African American poet and the first African-American woman whose writings helped create the genre of African American literature. Born in Gambia, she was made a slave at age seven. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and helped encourage her poetry. The 1773 publication of Wheatley's "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2019 14:48

$435.00
173245

JOHN ADAMS Presidential Message to Congress 1798 Worcester MA Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304428801

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 23, 1798 * President John Adams The front page has: "Message of the President to Congress" which is brief & signed in type: John Adams. This is followed by two other documents relating to France, carrying over to page 2. Page 2 has: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" which includes mention that: "...the House again went into a committee of the whole on the bill for authorizing the President of the United States to raise a provisional army..." (see). Four pages, some foxing, irregular at the spine margin, small rubbing hole in the top quadrant.

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Ends June 27, 2019 15:00

$37.00
173222

WILLIAM FRANKLIN Non-Importation Agreement 1769 COLONIAL Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372679412439

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

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Ends June 27, 2019 14:39

$176.00
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
173538

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Killed ? re. Battle of the Nile & Lord Nelson 1799 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392313816286

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799 * President John Adams * Napoleon Bonaparte killed ? * Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over to page 2 & signed: John Adams. Page 3 has an interesting article from Egypt: "Massacre of Bonaparte & his Officers!" taking a full column. Four pages, two wear holes at front leaf folds, scattered foxing & minor wear.

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Ends June 21, 2019 08:08

$29.99
173489

BURNING OF NEW YORK CITY George Washington Revolutionary War 1776 UK Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372689098883

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 9, 1776 * Revolutionary War reporting * The Burning of New York City * Great year to have (1776) Page 2 has some Revolutionary War-related items including: "...rebels came to a place called Pointe aux Fers...to see if we were ready for going over to them. Gen. Carleton ordered Lt. Scott...with 4 savages as spies...fired several shot at them...an engagement ensured in which 15 rebels were killed...Gen. Burgoyne has passed the Lakes in the interior parts of America & at this time must be within a few days march of New York...Accounts are received that Gen. Washington had written to the Provincial Congress, that 3 regiments...had left the army in a body upon the landing of the King's tr... See More  

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Ends June 20, 2019 07:39

$124.99
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
172832

Rare TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION Pre Revolutionary War 1768 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372667729328

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, June 20, 1768 * Taxation without representation * Pre Revolutionary War tensions The entire front page is taken up with "Sermons to Asses--Said to be written by B. Franklin Esq." but in fact it was not written by Ben Franklin. This sermon carries over thru pages 2, 3, and 4. Page 5 has a nice report headed "Boston" which notes: "...four of the Commissioners of the Customs...though proper to retire on board his Majesty's ship Romney...notifications were pasted up at different places of the town requesting the Sons of Liberty to meet next day at ten o'clock at Liberty Hall, under Liberty Tree, on purpose to preserve peace...a flag was displayed on Liberty tree...near 2000 of the inhabitants assemb... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:17

$215.00
172783

BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE United States Navy & Creek Indians War of 1812 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372666604769

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WAR, New York, Dec. 28, 1813 * Battle of Lake Erie - Ohio * War of 1812 naval fight * Creeks Nation - Indians The entire front page is taken up with a very lengthy & detailed report headed: "British Official Account of the Naval Battle on Lake Erie, and the Capture of Proctor's Army", signed in type: E. Baynes, Adj. Gen, followed by the list of killed, wounded & missing. Notable reports inside include: "Third Victory Over the Creeks" "Fourth Victory Over the Creeks" which is very detailed; "Bounty o Maritime Prisoners of War" which includes a letter signed: John Rodgers; "Frigate Congress's Cruise" "Frontier News" "The Embargo" which is a report to Congress signed in type: James Madison. Four pages, 9 3/4 by ... See More  

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Ends June 07, 2019 08:37

$42.00
172626

JOHN HANCOCK on Repeal of the Stamp Act & Bridgetown Barbadoes MAP 1766 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662075291

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766 * re. Stamp Act repealed * John Hancock letter * Bridgetown, Barbadoes map One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page (see for most). Other articles within include: "An Account of a white Negroe Boy" "Remarkable Petition to Oliver Cromwell" "Behaviour of a Young Heretic executed at Abbeville" and more. Three-quarters of a column is headed "American News" with reports of troubles with Indians, etc. All three plates called for are present, the prime p... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:02

$115.00
172623

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today. All of the front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, South Carolina, Oct. 7" and one with a Boston dateline which includes: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., President of the American Congress & first Major-General of the militia of this State...his arrival was ma... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:01

$395.00
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
172541

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg Pre Rev. War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392284199910

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775 * John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God * Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade * Georgia agreement - the Continental Association * Virginia troops commended This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. Part of the front page has a report on the ship St. Stephen, noting in part: "...This vessel has long been employed in the Guinea trade in a new way...He trades in gold dust..... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 15:14

$6,950.00
172460

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Rev. War General Death FUNERAL 1800 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372657290254

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 22, 1800 * George Washington's death & funeral The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "Funeral Solemnities In Honor of the Sainted Washington" The first report under this heading reports on the solemnities at Medford, followed by the honors at Marblehead, then at Hallowell. The reports carry over to page two where is also found: " Memoranda of Funeral Honors" and a report from "Boston" which notes: "...the Government of Massachusetts will attend the Oration on the sublime virtues of General GEORGE WASHINGTON to e delivered at the Old South Meeting House..." and also: "Mr. Paine's Eulogy". Among the page 3 ads and notices is a black-bordered item: "Masonic Procession--Anticip... See More  

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Ends May 22, 2019 14:46

$210.00
172405

BLACK SOX SCANDAL World Series w/ Jewish Gamblers Indictments 1921 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372655146809

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, March 26, 1921 * Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal indictments * Jewish Gamblers Carl Zork and Benjamin Franklin The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WHITE SOX REINDICTED IN BASEBALL SCANDAL; 18 MEN TO FACE TRIAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the indictments of the master minds of the 1919 Black Sox World Series scandal. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally in good condition.

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Ends May 18, 2019 15:13

$47.00
172385

GEORGE WASHINGTON Commander-in-Chief & John Adams Letter Signed 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392279497877

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 11, 1798 * George Washington again as Commander-in-Chief * President John Adams letter signed in type Page 2 has the letter from the: "...President of the United States...approved & signed the act authorizing the defence of merchant vessels against French depredations..." signed in type: John Adams. All of the front page & half of page 2 are taken up with continued reports on: "The Envoys to Citizen Talleyrand". Page 3 has: "American Independence!" with a long list of various toasts to the anniversary of the country (see for portions). There is also a notice headed: "Appointments" which states: "George Washington, of Virginia, Lieutenant General and Commander in... See More  

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Ends May 18, 2019 10:59

$79.00
172359

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE after Revolution Pres. Andrew Jackson Message 1836 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392278863320

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1836 * Texas Revolution - Independence * President Andrew Jackson message Pages 3 & 4 contain a message from the President to Congress headed: "United States And Texas" in which he reviews the situation in Texas and its independence. A few bits include: "...No steps have been taken by the executive towards the acknowledgment of the independence of Texas...The Acknowledgment of a new state as independent & entitled to a place in the family of nations is at all times an act of great delicacy...Upon the issue of this threatened invasion, the independence of Texas may be considered as suspended...The title of Texas to the territory she claims is identified with her independence. ... See More  

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Ends May 17, 2019 15:11

$30.00
172354

JOHN ADAMS Letter re. Morris County NJ New Jersey MILITIA 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392278862023

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPECTATOR, New York, July 11, 1798 * President John Adams letter * Morris County, New Jersey Page 2 has a letter: "To the Officers & Soldiers of the four Companies of Militia of Morris County, state of New Jersey" signed in type by the President: John Adams (see). Various other news and ads of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some creases, nice condition.

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Ends May 17, 2019 15:07

$47.00
172330

THOMAS JEFFERSON Document re. French Diplomat Louis-André Pichon 1801 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392278219813

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 26, 1801 * Louis-André Pichon * Thomas Jefferson Page 2 has a document signed in type: Th. Jefferson, authorizing Louis Andre Pishon as an ambassador from France to the United States. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 16, 2019 15:20

$28.00
172240

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372650303785

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1782 * American Revolutionary War Era * General George Washington & more The ftpg. has a report noting: "Intelligence is received that the investment of New York by General Washington will be one of the first operations of the ensuing campaign...great preparations being making for sending a fleet to America early in the year...". Page 7 has an item from the House of Lords notes: "...that he had been that day informed that Sir Guy Carleton had been appointed to the office of Commander in Chief in America...if it were true, one of the best officers had been appointed to one of the worst services that had ever existed in this or any other state." And the bkpg. notes: "A plan of a... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2019 14:49

$41.00
171753

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Act of Congress re. Courts w/ Heraldic Eagle 1801 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392264050113

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1801 * President John Adams Page 3 has an entire column taken up with: "Law of the United States - An Act - For Altering the Times & Places of Holding Certain Courts therein mentioned, and for other purposes." It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle and signed in type by the President: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 21, 2019 09:25

$28.00
171704

AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE Slavers Ships & Pennsylvania Child Free State 1816 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372632426419

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1816 * African slave trade & more The back page has a few interesting items including: "By a decision in Pennsylvania, the child of a slave born in that state is free." Also: "The commissioners of the navy are advertising for life oak and other timber for a ship of the line and two frigates." Also: "The infamous trade to Africa for slaves, is pursued with uncommon vigor from Havana...The British vessels stationed on the coast of Africa have frequent battles with the slave traders & have captured several under Spanish colors." There is also a letter from General Andrew Jackson concerning the friendly intentions of the majority of the Cherokee Indians, signed in type: A. Jack... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:14

$34.00
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
171700

CONTINENTAL ASSOCIATION Complete Text - We Will Die or Be Free 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263036111

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, December, 1774 Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title. "A Plan for Reconciling Britain and Her Colonies" asks 7 questions pertaining to this (see) with some thoughts. There are 13 1/2 pages taken up with some terrific content headed: "American Papers and Proceedings" near the beginning of which is a great report from New Hampshire noting: "All the commissioners, new counsellors, Tories, and their dependents are now in Boston; the country is pure & free from these contagious pests of human society. The soldiers are rebuilding the fortification, mount cannon., etc. to defend themselves & the Tories from the resentment of ... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:12

$177.00
171698

SIEGE OF SAVANNAH Georgia Benjamin Lincoln - Captain James Cook 1780 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263035738

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780 * Siege of Savannah - Georgia * Benjamin Lincoln letter * Captain James Cook - South Seas Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This letter concerns the battle for Savannah & takes nearly a full page, signed in type: B. Lincoln, and includes mention of the death of Count Pulaski. Also of great interest is a nice article headed: "Some Account of New Zealand. Capt. Cook in Great Danger". Included with this article is the referenced full page plate captioned: "View of an Arched Rock on the Coast o... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:11

$165.00
171664

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372631675402

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill every body they met with, whether white men or Indians..." with much more concerning the Indian tribes in the colonies. Also the report of an incident at the docks in Boston: "...made a seizure of a sloop lying at Hancock's wharf & which they ordered to be carried off under the guns of his Majesty's ship, Romney. This affair occasioned a dispute between the offic... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2019 15:19

$170.00
171581

1934 Old MONTOURSVILLE PA Newspaper w/ One 1 Cent Green Benjamin Franklin Stamp


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392259690792

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MONTOURSVILLE NEWS, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11, 1934 An interesting, small newspaper from this small town in North-central Pennsylvania, a suburb of Williamsport. The masthead notes that it is: "Published Weekly in the interest of Montoursville and its rural environs--Warrensville, Huntersville, Loyalsock, Barbours, Proctor, Hillsgrove and Farming section in this part of County." Of interesting is the "1 cent" green postage stamp in the upper right corner (see). Eight pages, nice condition, & quite scarce.

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Ends April 14, 2019 07:29

$35.00
171520

ALEXANDER HAMILTON Death vs. Aaron Burr DUEL Early 1st Report 1804 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372626550997

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN , Hudson, New York, July 17, 1804 (dateline misprint has 1803) * Alexander Hamilton death * Aaron Burr duel * Early 1st report Near the bottom of page 7 is a black-bordered report in "The Knell" which gives an early report on the death of Alexander Hamilton. It reads in part: "At New York, on Thursday last, of a wound received the morning previous, in a duel with Col. Burr, Gen. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. We are not enabled to add particulars, nor are we disposed to offer any reflections on this melancholy event, at present. In some future number we shall endeavor to evince our respect for this truly great man..." and a bit more (see). Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, good condition.

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Ends April 12, 2019 12:50

$635.00
171249

WAR OF 1812 United States Navy Naval WAR VESSELS Ships Chart 1812 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392252977750

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1812 * War of 1812 * United States Navy Inside has over half a page on: "An Act to Authorize the Issuing of Treasury Notes" signed: James Madison. Also: "Drafted Militia" "Proclamation" by the governor of Connecticut concerning the War of 1812; "North Carolina Patriotism" and a nice chart headed: "Vessels of War" listing ships by size (see). There are many "Military Notices" as well. Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends April 03, 2019 16:44

$33.00
171164

(5) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & Samuel Adams ACTS & Letter 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372614855731

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1796 * President George Washington * Samuel Adams Most of the front page is taken up with five "Acts", three of which are federal Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. The other two are Mass. Acts each signed in script type by their governor: Samuel Adams. A very displayable front page. Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Go. Washington concerning the people of New Bern, North Carolina, and their thoughts on the Jay Treaty. Other news of the day as well. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 30, 2019 16:23

$159.00
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
171089

COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1769 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372613835013

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Colonial - Anti-British title The front page has two notable reports from Rhode Island, one noting in part: "That they would not...until the act imposing duties upon glass, paper, etc. shall be repealed, give any orders for importing ...into this colony...any of the articles enumerated in an agreement entered into...on the 2nd day of December, 1767, similar to one entered into about the same time by the town of Boston, & that they would strictly adhere to the measures thereby adopted..." with much more concerning an endorsement of the non-importation agreement. This is followed by another report noting: "... See More  

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Ends March 29, 2019 16:00

$170.00
171049

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY John Adams Formed Creation 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392248064479

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 * United States Department of the Navy creation * Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy. The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. Soon after the end of the Revolutionary War the ships were sold & the Continental Navy was disbanded. Later when trouble erupted with pirates Congress created the "Naval Act of 1794" which resulted in the first six frigates (only 3 initially authorized to be completed). With troubles brewing with England & France & the "Quasi-War", ... See More  

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Ends March 27, 2019 16:39

$655.00
170879

INDIANA TERRITORY to Join the Union Statehood (EVE) John Adams 1816 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392243215222

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1816 * Indiana will become a state (eve) Page 3 has reports of discussions from Congress, one report headed: "Indiana State" which includes: "...proceeded to the order of the day on the resolution recognizing the republicanism & conformity to constitution and law of the constitution of the new State of Indiana...and ordered to a third readying. It was accordingly read a third time and passed unanimously." It would be presented to the President for signature the day after this printing and Indiana officially became the 19th state of the Union on December 11. The top of page 3 has an ad for the historic: "Union Tavern, Georgetown". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 21, 2019 16:55

$37.00
170863

JOHN ADAMS Funding the Military Act of Congress w/ Heraldic Eagle 1801 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372605793101

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1801 * President John Adams Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Law of the United States--An Act - Making Appropriation for the Military Establishment o the United States for the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and one", signed in type by the President; John Adams. It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 21, 2019 15:41

$28.00
170793

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372601722554

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Elsewhere is: "...some dispatches said to be of importance were sent away...to be put on board the packet boat bond for New York, for Major General Gage, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces in North America...Letters from Boston & Philadelphia mention that house rent had fallen in those cities...occasioned by the decay of trade & great scarcity of mon... See More  

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Ends March 17, 2019 16:47

$197.00
170784

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER Death w/ photo BLACK Scientist Educator 1943 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392240079405

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 6, 1943 * Dr. George Washington Carver death * Black scientist & educator * Born into slavery The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "CARVER, SLAVE WHO BECAME A SCIENTIST, DIES" with subhead and small photo of Carver. First report coverage on the death of George Washington Carver. Complete with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends March 17, 2019 16:43

$72.00
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
170710

XYZ AFFAIR French Relations with France & JOHN ADAMS 1798 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392238451983

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 * re. the XYZ Affair * France relations * John Adams The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 15, 2019 16:37

$53.00
170470

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACTS of Congress 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372590180574

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 * President George Washington * John Adams - Acts of Congress The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg. Four pages, an ad clipped from the back leaf allowing this price to be a fraction of an issue undamaged, otherwise very nice condition.

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Ends March 06, 2019 15:27

$73.00
170350

FIRST BARBARY WAR Tripolitan American Frigates in Mediterranean 1804 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372583235030

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON WEEKLY MAGAZINE, April 21, 1804 * First Barbary War - Tripolitan Page 3 has reports on the Barbary Wars including: "Commodore Preble writes...'I have just returned from a cruise off Tripoli where in the 23d December I captured a vessel with the Bashaw's presents to the grand Signior...I trust this capture will give us considerable advantages in negociating a peace. The squadron fitting out for the Mediterranean consists off the following frigates: the United States, President, Congress, Constellation, and John Adams..." with more. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends February 28, 2019 15:44

$28.00
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
170316

President JAMES MADISON Death & Second Seminole War FLORIDA 1836 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372582147482

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1836 * President James Madison death * Battle of Micanopy - Florida A front page report begins: "It becomes our melancholy duty to announce the death of James Madison, who departed this life on the 28th ult..." More, plus a reference to the "great plan of government" and an acknowledgment of Madison's contribution to the plan: "...and to the memory of no one of that band of patriots are gratitude and honor more justly due, than that of James Madison..." The report concludes: "...He retired from the presidential chair on the 4th of March, 1817, and has since resided in philosophic ease at Montpelier, Orange county, Virginia." (see). Other news of the day includes: "The Creek ... See More  

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Ends February 27, 2019 15:11

$48.00
170153

re. XYZ AFFAIR French Relations with France & JOHN ADAMS Letter 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372575095663

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 * re. the XYZ Affair * France relations * John Adams Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 20, 2019 15:53

$58.00
170152

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1736 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392220633641

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

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Ends February 20, 2019 15:52

$3,675.00
169896

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392213194640

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

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:12

$194.00
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