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182725

TEXAS REVOLUTION Begins w. Battle of Gonzales & Samuel Houston 1835 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392864093400

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 * Texas War for Independence begins * Battle of Gonzales TX Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to be a result of the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct reference to it. Included are: "....It was confidently asserted at Vera Cruz that the government was determined to put down the insurrectionary movements in Texas..." and "Whereas, the rights & liberties of our fellow countrymen of the neighboring province of Texas are endangered by the violent & despotic course of general Santa Anna..." with more. Included also ... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 09:49

$44.00
182709

LOUISIANA Territory PURCHASE Controversy re. France 1803 Hudson NY Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373105953536

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, July 19, 1803 * Debating the Louisiana Purchase Pg. 2 has a list of 4th of July toasts, including to: "Alexander Hamilton, and the Constitution". Page 3 has an interesting letter criticizing the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, noting: "When the news was first announced that Louisiana had been ceded to the United States...declared that the intelligence had arisen from ignorance..." with some detail on the reason, including: "The U.S. stand in no present need of the immense countries of Louisiana. It would be injurious to our prosperity to possess Louisiana in full sovereignty...it would diminish the price of our lands...it would diminish & disperse our populati... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 08:02

$47.00
182708

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Benjamin Harrison & George Washington Th. Gage 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863980363

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, Sept. 21, 1775 * Revolutionary War original * General Thomas Gage & George Washington * Benjamin Harrison (signer) The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from the Hon. Lieut. Gen. Gage, to the Earl of Dartmouth" regarding a letter from "Mr. Washington" and his concern about "Rebel prisoners". Hereafter is Washington's letter to Gen. Gage, signed in type: G. Washington, followed by Gage's reply, which concludes on pg. 2, signed in type: Thomas Gage. Taking most of an inside pg. is a letter from Benjamin Harrison of Virginia (a Declaration signer) to General Washington, plus one from John Adams to his wife Abigail, and another letter from Adams to Col. Warren, all intercepted by the British. ... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 08:02

$72.00
182707

THOMAS JEFFERSON United States Secretary of State Signed Document 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863980020

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1793 * Early Thomas Jefferson document * United States Secretary of State Page 2 has a "Circular" concerning "...the unjustifiable vexation and spoliation committed on our merchant vessels by the privateers of the powers at war..." and stating that due attention will be given to the matter, signed in type: TH: Jefferson. Uncommon to have a document from Jefferson when he was Sec. of State. Other items include: "Proceedings relative to The President's Proclamation of Neutrality" "Needless Exposition" and from the National Convention of France the: "Declaration of the Rights of Many and of the Citizens". Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few archival mends at edges & an old r... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 08:01

$44.99
182698

ILLINOIS TERRITORY James Madison Signs STATEHOOD Joins the Union 1818 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373105949773

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1818 * Illinois statehood The front page has a rather inconspicuous report headed: Journal of 15th Congress" noting in part: "...Messrs. Hunter of R.I. and Edwards and Thomas took their seats this day. The two latter represent the new State of Illinois, the law to admit which into the Union has been signed by the President...The Union is now composed of Twenty-one States...". Edwards and Thomas were the first two Senators from the new state of Illinois. The ftpg. also has a lengthy: "Letter of Mr. Jefferson" datelined from Monticello & signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Four pages, some damp staining, good condition.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:56

$57.00
182696

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Signed Letter to United States Congress 1798 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373105949127

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 14, 1798 Page 2 has a letter to Congress, signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning our relations with France. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:54

$43.00
182693

THOMAS JEFFERSON Document re. Washington D.C. Building Codes 1808 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373105948326

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1808 * President Thomas Jefferson docunment * Building codes in Washington D.C. The ftpg. begins with a half column: "Act Extending the Right of Suffrage to the Mississippi Territory..." signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. Also, page 3 has a document: "By the President of the United States" which concerning the building codes of houses in Washington, D.C. Apparently the original codes were too strict causing Jefferson to relax a few to encourage more building. It is signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Terrific to have this report in a Washington, D.C. newspaper. Four pages, great condition.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:52

$178.00
182691

JOHN ADAMS Minting Coins in United States Notice Proclamation (7) 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863975513

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 21, 1797 * President John Adams proclamation 7 * Notice of Commencement of Minting U.S. Coins Page 2 has a very historic "Proclamation" signed in script type by the President in which he proclaims that now that the United States Mint is fully operating all foreign coins (Spanish milled dollars excepted): "...will cease to pass current as money within the United States...". The United States now has its own functioning coinage system. This is followed by a very brief yet notable sentence: "Between the hours of twelve and one, wind and weather permitting, a third attempt will be made to launch the CONSTITUTION Frigate." Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:50

$96.00
182688

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Captures Papal States of Rome Pope Pius VII 1809 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863974910

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 1809 * Napoleon Bonaparte captures * Pope Pius VII - Papal States Page 3 has: "Annihilation of the Pope's Temporal Power" which is a report from Rome concerning Napoleon capturing the papal states, noting: "...has been published...a decrees of his majesty the emperour & king, which unites the states of the Pope to the French empire..." and which includes a document signed in type by: Napoleon, listing seven Decrees beginning with "The States of the Pope are reunited to the French empire." Also: "By the President of the U. States of America, A Proclamation" signed in italic type: James Madison. Another item notes; "Last Monday departed this life...his Exc... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:49

$47.00
182621

BATTLE OF MONMOUTH New Jersey Revolutionary War GEORGE WASHINGTON 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858457734

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1778 * Battle of Monmouth Court House, New Jersey * General George Washington This is a very historic issue with terrific coverage on the Battle of Monmouth as well as a wealth of other fine reports on the Revolutionary War. The issue beings with: "Debates In Parliament" taking 5 pages and containing much discussion on the war with America, including in part: "...call the serious attention of the House to the boundless expences of the American war, & to the manifest impracticability of succeeding in it...the naval power of this country, if this war is persisted in, will be exhausted...that America was not to be reduced by conquest..." with much more (see for portion... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:05

$172.00
182615

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858455123

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:02

$56.00
182607

DR. BENJMAIN FRANKLIN & Slaves Slavery - Quakers 1783 Salem Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100839872

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 9, 1783 * Dr. Benjamin Franklin * Slaves - Slavery - Negroes This issue has a variety of news items concerning the end of the Revolutionary War. The front page of this issue features a report noting: "Dr. Franklin writes to a friend, that he has reason to suspect the Americans have no friends in Europe; for the same caution that now aims at restraining their trade, will eventually control their power." The back page features a Petition of the People called Quakers: "...having solemnly engaged considered the state of the enslaved Negroes...entitled to the natural rights of mankind, are held as personal property in cruel bondage;... your petitioners, deeply affected with a con... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:58

$125.00
182600

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON New York to Philadelphia Capital Move 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100835236

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 * President George Washington * New York to Philadelphia On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he will reside, till his presence is necessary at Philadelphia." More about the "parting scene" described as "solemn and affecting". Some small loss in the upper left corner, archival mends to two spine tears, large area of heavy of damp staining.

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:53

$47.00
182467

ELECTRIC CHAIR Henry Clay Beattie Jr. - Wife Murderer EXECUTION 1911 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392853032114

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 24, 1911 * Henry Clay Beattie Jr. executed * Electric chair execution in Richmond The front page has a nice banner headline: "BEATTIE CONFESSES TO KILLING HIS WIFE" with subheads and pictorial. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 12 pages, irregular along the spine, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.

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Ends July 26, 2020 13:55

$44.00
182330

ISRAEL PUTNAM DEATH George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092715134

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., June 12, 1790 * First 3 presidents of the United States * Israel Putnam "Old Put" death * Battle of Bunker Hill fame A page 2 report announces the death of: " ...that justly celebrated hero, Patriot and Philanthropist, ISRAEL PUTNAM...", plus some details about the funeral. The top of page 3 has a Congressional Resolve headed with ornate letter and an engraving of a heraldic eagle, signed in type by: George Washington, President, John Adams, Vice President, and Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State. Page 3 has a report on the return of the President: "....from Sandy Hook and the fishing banks, where he has been for the benefit of the sea air, and to amuse himself in the...recrea... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:49

$136.00
182329

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092714817

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795 * 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 all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9, concluding in the issue of the 13th taking all of the ftpg. and a bit of pg. 2 where it is signed in type by Grenville and John Jay. Of significance also is page 2 of the July 13 issue also contains the report of the: "Conditional Ratification, on the Part of the United States", datelined from the Senate, June 24, 1795. Although the Treaty of Paris ended the Americ... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:49

$425.00
182328

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Message re. Embargo to Congress 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092714755

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 3, 1794 * President George Washington * Message to Congress re. Embargo Page 2 contains a message from the President to the Congress concerning the Embargo, signed in type: Go. Washington. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:48

$70.00
182326

JAMES MADISON Signed Proclamation re. Trade w/ France French 1810 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392850292095

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, Nov. 13, 1810 * President James Madison proclamation Page 3 begins with a half column: "Proclamation" signed by the President: James Madison, concerning revoking various edicts against the French in regard to trade. Four pages, a very handsome masthead, small wear hole at fold juncture, foxing and a central crease.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:47

$27.00
182318

Rare & Early 18th Century 1st Successful AMERICAN 1743 Old Boston Mass. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392850288597

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1743,4 (double-dated year depending on which calendar was used at the time) * Very rare 18th century magazine * 1st successful magazine in America This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years. Heading the front page is: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion more Particularly...", this 8 page magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. In great condition, measures 4 3/4 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an Ame... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:41

$110.00
182294

FORT TICONDEROGA SIEGE by General John Burgoyne 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392849551227

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * General John Burgoyne's official report * Gen. George Washington The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe. This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full page and includes: "...The cause in which the British arms are thus exerted applies to the most affecting interests of the human heart; and the military servants of the crown..." with much more. Near the back is more American news including a report begi... See More  

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Ends July 23, 2020 15:11

$132.00
182084

Lot of 9 Early 19th Century w/ THOMAS JEFFERSON Washington D.C. 1807 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392839411445

Offered are 9 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A lot of 9 issues from 1807, each contains at least one Th. Jefferson document or letter signed in type by the President, but each has damage.

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Ends July 15, 2020 11:10

$58.00
182064

(4) SAMUEL ADAMS ACTS Nice 18th Century Masthead Engraving 1795 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084249531

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 6, 1795 * Nice 18th century masthead Over half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very handsome masthead, archivally rejoined at the spine, various foxing throughout

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Ends July 15, 2020 10:57

$50.00
182031

THE JEWS BILL (Maryland) Voting Equal Rights Jewish Judaica Adams 1819 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084158418

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER with the "Supplement To Volume XV", Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 20, 1819 * The Jew Bill - president's support * Equal rights for Jews - voting Certainly the best content in this issue is in the lengthy "Supplement" to the volume, with an article headed: "Legislature Of Maryland - The Jew Bill--From A Correspondent" which takes nearly four pages. As a bit of history, In 1776 Maryland's constitution safely protected "...all persons professing the Christian religion..." yet said nothing at all for those of other beliefs. It was a fact not widely known among other Americans that in the State of Maryland, and in Maryland alone, a citizen professing the Jewish religion could not hold any office, civil ... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 08:37

$258.00
182030

JOHN ADAMS Vice President of the United States INAUGURATION 1789 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084158203

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789 * John Adams inauguration * 1st Vice President of the United States Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures & Suppositions, by Benjamin Franklin" which takes 4 pages; "Account of the Culture of Tobacco" "Remarks on Dueling" "Observations Relative to a Commercial Treaty with Great Britain" "Inaugural Address of the Hon. John Adams, Vice President of the United States" which takes over a page and is signed by him in type: John Adams; a "Masonic Address"; some great discussion on: "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution..." proposed by various states & which takes over 2 pages; a poem: "On the Establishment of the Co... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 08:36

$79.00
182029

JAMES MADISON Proclamation Day of Prayer Struggles of War of 1812 1813 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392839253859

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 31, 1813 * President James Madison proclamation * Prayer re. struggles of War of 1812 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "A Proclamation" by the President, signed in type: James Madison, for a "...day of Public Humiliation and Prayer...and the eyes of all be turned to that Almighty Power in whose hand are the welfare and the destiny of nations..." regarding the struggles of the War of 1812. Over half of page 2 is taken up with a lengthy list of impressed seaman aboard the British prison ship San Antonio. Nearly six pages are taken up with many reports headed: "Events of the War". Included are various letters from military commanders, one from "head of Lake Ontario, Upper Canada" ... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 08:35

$34.00
182027

THOMAS PAINE Attack on Religion & BOTANY BAY Australia Prison 1794 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392839248203

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1794 * Thomas Paine - attack on religion * Botany Bay - Australia - prison Among the articles is: "Antidote Against Paine's Irreligious Tenets" which begins: "Thomas Paine, that Apostle of sedition, after attempting, in vain, to overset our happy Constitution, has now, from the depth of his dungeon at Paris, sent forth an attack on our religion..." with much more on his "The Age of Reason" (see). Also: "Reasons for Dr. Priestley's Leaving this Country" and an interesting letter from 1792 concerning Botany Bay (Australia), reporting on the growth of the population there "...almost five years from the first settlement...". Included are all 3 plates called for. Complete in 96 pages, ... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 08:29

$36.00
182007

Early 19th Century w/ THOMAS JEFFERSON Letter Signed 1803 Boston Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084127770

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON GAZETTE, June 13, 1803 * Early 19th century * Thomas Jefferson The entire front page is taken up with a huge chart of: "Wholesale Prices Current at Boston" with prices to hundreds of staples, etc. Page 2 has: "Mr. Jefferson's Paper Money Tender to Mr. Gabriel Jones" concerning money Jefferson owed. Included is a letter from him datelined: "Monticello, 29th April 1799" signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Four pages, good condition.

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Ends July 15, 2020 07:28

$28.00
182648

GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. Carriage Travel Tax 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392859399547

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1796 * President George Washington Taking half the front page & concluding on pg. 2 is the: "Act Laying Duties on Carriages for the Conveyance of Persons..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. The front page begins with a detailed ad for: "Josiah Flagg, Surgeon Dentist". Flagg was the first native-born dentist in the United States. Page 2 has a report on the 20th: "Anniversary of Independence". Four pages, bit of foxing, good condition.

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Ends July 09, 2020 07:51

$74.99
182647

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


eBay Auction Item # 373101894418

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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" 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 the issue of the 19th taking all of the front... See More  

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Ends July 09, 2020 07:47

$229.99
182646

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letters Signed in Script Type 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392859395292

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796 * President George Washington letters signed in script Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 is a letter from the French to Washington, with his reply also signed in script type: Go. Washington. This title was one of very few which used script type for the President, which is more decorative. Also a front page letter signed in type: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends July 09, 2020 07:43

$79.99
182577

1777 REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enemy Newspaper General John Burgoyne BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


eBay Auction Item # 392858373835

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1777 * Great ftpg. Rev. War content * General John Burgoyne * Benjamin Franklin Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific item headed: "An Appeal to the Unprejudiced or a Vindication of the Measures of Government with Respect to America" which is a great statement on the need for the Revolutionary War. A nice issue for display as such, as one can get a sense for the feelings of the day from just the front page. Elsewhere is a report from Paris that: "...with respect to the arrival of Dr. Franklin in that city...the King has forbidden his ministers from having any thing to do with the Doctor either directly or indirectly...on pain of disgrace & the King's indigna... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2020 08:24

$67.99
182574

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON John Adams ACTS of Congress Signed1792 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392858296674

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 5, 1792 * President George Washington * John Adams - Acts of Congress On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are four "Acts" each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Each act is also signed in type: Jonathan Trumbull, John Adams & TH: Jefferson. One of the acts was for erecting "...a Light-House on Montauk Point in the State of New York..." & another established "...the Compensations of the Doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress...". Page 2 has a report concerning a statue of Ben Franklin. Four pages, much staining but no loss of readability, some wear at folds, dirtiness to the top quadrant, untrimmed margins.

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Ends July 08, 2020 07:35

$69.99
182566

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Proclamation on COPPER CENT Coinage 1796 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392857513681

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796 * President George Washington * Proclamation signed in script * U.S. coinage - copper cent At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. It is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This is a significant numismatic item which also reduced slightly the size of these two coins at the time, and great to have a Washington Proclamation on the front page. Four pages, various foxing, and some minor chipping at the right margin which does not affect any text.

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Ends July 07, 2020 13:57

$149.99
182551

JOHN C. COLT Gun Revolver Inventor Samuel Brother MURDER TRIAL 1842 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373099507313

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, Jan. 20, 1842 * John C. Colt murder trial w/ prints * Brother of famous gun inventor A rare "Extra" edition produced to offer the latest news on the fascinating trial of John Colt. Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the case of Colt who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was quite the sensation at the time. Note that the front page has a print headed: "Samuel Adams, The Printer, Before He Was Cut Up and Salted." Also a "Diagram of Second Floor" where the murder happened. Much of the balance of the ftpg. is taken up with much text headed: "Colt's Trial". Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Ends July 07, 2020 09:08

$49.99
182548

MASONIC Masons Grand Lodge Celebration Toast to George Washington 1795 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373099485767

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 27, 1795 * Masonic - Masons - Freemasonry * Toast to President George Washington * St. John the Baptist celebration Page 2 has a report of a: "Fraternal Feast", a Masonic celebration, beginning: "The Feast of St. John the Baptist was celebrated by the Grand Lodge of this Commonwealth..." with details of the event. Among the toasts given: "Our worthy & beloved brother, the illustrious George Washington. May his virtues, like the rays of the celestial light, shine from the east..." with more. Page 2 also has a letter: "By the Governor" signed in type: Samuel Adams. Four pages, good condition.

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Ends July 07, 2020 08:48

$44.99
182545

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


eBay Auction Item # 392857286872

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 14, 1796 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address * Full text & signed in script Most of page 2 is taken up with the historic last state-of-the-union address of President George Washington, headed: "SPEECH of The President of the United States" and ending with his signature in script type: Geo. Washington. In this address to Congress Washington reflects both upon the accomplishments of the year and of his pending retirement. Four pages, there is minor burn loss to the right margin affecting no text on the front page and a few letters on page 2, however the Washington Address is on columns 2, 3 & 4 so no affect to it. Otherwise some foxing & damp staining.

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Ends July 07, 2020 08:20

$329.99
182541

Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373099303990

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Page 2 has an item from Virginia: "An ACT to Amend the Act entitled, 'An Act for Vesting in George Washington, Esquire, a Certain interest in the Companies Established for Opening and Extending the Navigation of James and Potowmack Rivers", taking most of a column. Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with: "Extracts from the Journal of the United States in Congress, Assembled". The front page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic t... See More  

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Ends July 07, 2020 07:29

$49.99
181907

MARTHA WASHINGTON President George Wife Mount Vernon DEATH 1802 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373073382631

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802 * Martha Washington death * Mount Vernon Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washington, relict of the late illustrious Gen. George Washington." Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 inches, an old tape mend to an unrelated page, nice condition.

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Ends July 03, 2020 15:13

$80.00
181897

THOMAS JEFFERSON Criticism by Staunch Federalist Harry Croswell 1802 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373073381461

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802 * Criticism of Thomas Jefferson * Harry Croswell - Federalist Party Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would be pleased with a subversion of christianity in this country...". At the beginning is: "Much has been said & written concerning Mr. Jefferson's religious sentiments. There is a class of men professing to be christians, who say that it is immaterial whether he is an infidel or not. Another class...consider that a christian country should have christian rulers...". ... See More  

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Ends July 03, 2020 15:10

$67.00
181710

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. U.S. Military 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392815365251

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 22, 1795 * President George Washington * U.S. Military act signed in script Taking over half of the front page is: "An Act for Continuing & Regulating the Military Establishment of the United States..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2020 15:07

$98.00
181709

Rare 18th Century NEW YORK CITY w/ Native Americans Indians Rpt. 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373066452115

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 28, 1795 * Native Americans - Indians Page 2 has an items concerning John Adams as ambassador to The Netherlands. Page 3 has two nice articles concerning relations with Indians, one beginning: "The Western Posts, which have so long been a bone of contention between the U.S. and Great Britain and which are to be delivered up to the American arms in June, 1796, are four in number: Oswego..." with details, and then details also on Niagara, Detroit, and Michillmackinac. The other items concerns a treaty with the Cherokees, with talk of war involving the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, etc. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2020 15:07

$43.00
181516

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY by Isaiah Thomas w/ John Jay Reply 1798 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392807474687

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1798 * 18th century America Page 2 has a: "Reply" which is signed in type: John Jay. The back page has an Act of the Mass. legislature. Four pages, various foxing throughout, otherwise good.

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Ends June 21, 2020 08:50

$38.00
181404

CAPITULATION TREATY Lord Cornwallis & George Washington 1782 Revolutionary War


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392805026231

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 * Treaty of Peace * Lord Cornwallis capitulation * General George Washington * Revolutionary War closing events The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...". But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATION entered into between his Excellency Gen. Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Armies of America and France....and the Right Hon. Earl Cornwallis, Lt.-General of the Forces of his Britannic Majesty...in York River, in Virginia...". What follows are all 14 Articles of the treaty by which Cornwallis surrendered his entire army to the French & Amer... See More  

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$560.00
181242

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Closing Moments George Washington 1782 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373050979211

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 * American Revolutionary War closing events * George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have blocked up the Chesapeake & landed 8000 troops, they can condescend to think it very well if Lord Cornwallis should be lucky enough to effect his escape back to New York." Further on: "The important dispatches that are hourly expected to arrive from Lord Cornwallis will, no doubt, enable government to form a decisive opinion as to the probability or improb... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:16

$465.00
181236

NIce 18th Century AMERICAN TITLE w/ John Adams Address & Letter 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797829825

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 21, 1798 * 18th century American publication * President John Adams address & letter * Nice masthead for display The front page begins with an address to the President by the Convention of Congregational ministers, with the President's response signed: John Adams. And also a letter from the President to the commander-in chief and other officers of the state of New Jersey, signed: John Adams. Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, several stains, good condition.

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:13

$57.00
181162

1ST DAY OF THANKSGIVING President George Washington Proclamation 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392795433245

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 * President George Washington * 1st Day of Thanksgiving proclamation The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A short Description of the country between North River and Morristown, near New Windsor, New Jersey" lacking the noted plate. Near the back is the "Chronicle" with the latest news reports including much on the French Revolution. News from the "United States" includes a letter from the "Western Territory" from the "Rapids of the Ohio" which begins: "Our affairs in this quarter bear...a very gloomy aspect. The Indians are da... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 08:38

$133.00
181161

JOHN ADAMS & Thomas Jefferson Death FUNERALS Obsequies 1826 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373048936787

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826 * John Adams & Thomas Jefferson * Deaths and funerals The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the funeral ceremonies. This coverage takes over two pages. There is also an item on the: "Jefferson Lottery" including a letter from Monticello dated Feb. 8 & signed in type: Th. Jefferson, concerning the lottery and his property. Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches very nice condition. As n... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 08:37

$140.00
181158

Early ERIE CANAL Hudson River to Lake Ontario & Erie PLANNING ? 1812 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373048933249

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21 (1812) * Early Erie Canal planning ? Year was omitted in the masthead but documents inside are dated 1812. Of interest is over half a page headed: "The Grand Canal" being the famous Erie Canal, with thoughts concerning its construction and its great value to the country, this being 5 years before construction would begin. One bit notes: "...that the project of making a canal communication from the Great Lakes to Hudson river is by far the most important that has heretofore been presented to any of the the United States..." which proved to be very true. Included is an 8 page "Supplement" issue which begins with a letter inviting Thomas Jefferson to be a member of the "Society... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 08:36

$28.00
180978

GOLD & SILVER FOR COINS Early United States Congress Treasury 1786 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373039017161

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) * Early United States Congress * Gold and Silver for coins * General George Washington One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on the Bounty of General WASHINGTON, are already received into it, although it has not been opened more than six months..." followed by a report from Pittsburgh concerning trouble with Indians. But certainly the prime content would be the back page "Resolve" from Congress dated August 8, 1786, establishing the standard of money to be created by the United States, ... See More  

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Ends June 01, 2020 13:46

$555.00
180871

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA w/ GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035792080

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1797 * Rare 18th century American publication * President George Washington letter A scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. The front page has a letter to George Washington offering congratulations for his public service (concluded in a future issue). Page 3 has a letter signed in type by: Go. Washington, concerning relations with France. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$140.00
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