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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1811 As would be expected from this title, a considerable amount of reporting from Congress including all of pages 1 & 2. Pg. 3 has "An Act..." of Congress for the relief of distressed seamen, signed in type: James Madison (bit close-trimmed here: see). The back page has a "$100 Reward" ad for a runaway mulatto slave,... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 27, 1811
* Anti-Eldridge Gerry campaign
The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Oppression Maketh A Wise Man Mad" & "Black List" which is essentially a campaign promotion with a list of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 27, 1811
* Anti Eldridge Gerry campaign
The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Oppression Maketh A Wise Man Mad" & "Black List" which is essentially a campaign promotion with a list of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...which have been... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 30, 1811
* Anti Eldridge Gerry campaign
The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Gerry And Sequestration! " which is essentially a campaign promotion with a "Black List" of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...which have been Seized, ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1, 1811 The frontpage of the issue carries an article "Great National Politics" which begins with some quotes, one being "Resistance to arbitrary and oppressive Laws is the first duty of Freemen" by Samuel Adams. The article is in response to a previous essay from "Leolin" in dealing with democracy. "Is the language ... See More
MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, June 6, 1811 Page two begins the lengthy first report, nearly two full columns, "OFFICIAL. Washington City, May 28, Copy of a letter from Commodore Rogers to the Secretary of the Navy, United States Frigate, off Sandy Hook, 23d May 1811" which is of the detailed battle between the Britannic Majesty's ship, Little Belt commanded by cap... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, July 13, 1811 Pages 2 and 3 contain three documents, each signed in type by the President: James Madison (see for portions). Also a lengthy letter on the: "Battle of Agueda" signed by: Wellington.
Four page, never bound nor trimmed, minor foxing near the top, nice condition.
MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, September 19, 1811 The front page of the issue contains a report of the observation of the recent comet, which includes the latitude readings of the sighting. It also states that "The tail appears to separate into two branches, and is distinguishable through an extent of 7 or 8 degrees in length and 3 in breadth."
Under the "... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 21, 1811
* James Bowdoin III death
The middle column on the ftpg. is mostly taken up with a report of the funeral of a noted Mass. politician & philanthropist, beginning: "On Wednesday last were interred the remains of the Hon. James Bowdoin, with every mark of respect..." with much more (see).
Four pages, small hole in ... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 1812
* Embargo Act
* War of 1812 prelude
Most of the middle column of the front page is taken up with: "AN ACT Laying an Embargo on all the Ships & Vessels in the Ports & Harbors of the United States, for a Limited Time" which would be a prelude to a war with England. It is signed in type by the President: James... See More
SUPPLEMENT TO THE CONNECTICUT HERALD, June 9, 1812 The entire four page issue is taken up with various "Correspondence" with an introductory note signed by the President: James Madison, which includes: "I communicate to Congress...correspondence of the Secretary of State & the Minister Plenipotentiary of the U.S. at Paris. These documents will place before Congress t... See More
* Judaica - Jewish - Jews
An inside page has an article which begins: "The following List of Jews is supposed to preserve the names of the first settlers here of that nation...Though the re-admission of the Jews was a matter largely discussed in the time of the Protector, their return did not take place until after the Restoration. ... See More
* Judaica interest
An inside page has an article which begins: "The following List of Jews is supposed to preserve the names of the first settlers here of that nation...Though the re-admission of the Jews was a matter largely discussed in the time of the Protector, their return did not take place until after the Restoration. In 1663... See More
THE AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, August 17, 1813
* Jaguar exhibition ad with woodcut print
* Nice masthead engraving
A handsome engraving of a heraldic eagle in the masthead (see) and with various news of the day and several advertisements including a illustrated ad on page 3 titled: "JAGUAR Or The American Tiger"
Complete in 4 pages, vario... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 24, 1813 The front page has: "Harrison & Perry!!!" is a political statement (see). Inside has: "Expedition To Canada--Gen. Hampton's Excursion" "The Campaign Closed" "The Glorious Expedition" and other items.
Four pages, light dirtiness, generally good.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, December 15, 1813
* John Rodgers
Page 2 has: "Northern Army Affairs" and "Copy of a Letter from Comm. Rodgers to the Sec. of the Navy" followed by a letter "To Commodore Rodgers" and "Congress Frigate Arrived" and a few other smaller items on the war.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
THE STRANGER, Albany, New York, April 23, 1814
* Rare miniature newspaper
An unusual & curious small-size newspaper with eclectic content, although mostly literary in theme. This title lasted for less than one year from 1813 to 1814.
Measures 8 1/4 by 5 inches with 16 pages, nice condition.
* Benjamin Franklin on religion
Within this issue is; "Dr. Franklin's Last thoughts on Religion" which begins: "That the name of Benjamin Franklin cannot fail of occupying a conspicuous place in future histories of the 18th century, will, I have no doubt, be readily admitted..." and ends with his thoughts: "..... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, from Washington D.C., dated December 21, 1815.
* Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder
On pg. 2 under “Pennsylvania” is the “Governor’s Message”, signed in type: Simon Snyder. The back page has a reward ad for a runaway “Negro Man named David”.
Other news of the day includes: "Congress" "Banking Fraud" &quo... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Feb. 22, 1816.
* Early Cincinnati Ohio population increase
* Early 19th century original
A page 2 item headed Population Of Cincinnati says:
* The population of the town of Cincinnati in Ohio, according to a Census lately taken, is 6498, including 247 blacks and mulattoes. The population in 1810 was only 2320.
Other news of the day includes... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1816
* A visit with Daniel Boone
An inside page has half a column headed: "Colonel Boone" which tells of a visit to Fort Osage, Missouri Territory, by Daniel Boone, including in part: "We have been honored by a visit from col. Boone, the first settler of Kentucky...He has established a colony or settlement...on the Missouri... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1816
* William S. Smith death
* Abigail Adams
Among the "Deaths" on page 2 is one that reads, in part: "In New York State, Col. William S. Smith, a brave and intelligent officer of the revolutionary war....an independent Member of Congress....He was son-in-law of President Adams; but was bereaved of his excellent consort se... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1816
* Jefferson and Adams letters on war
Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, si... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 13, 1816
* Gouverneur Morris death
* American Statesman
Among the "Deaths" listed on page 2 is one that reads:
* At his seat near New-York, the 6th inst. the Honorable GOVERNEUR MORRIS, after a short but distressing illness, aged 65. Then a bright lamp was extinguished. He was ranked foremost in the grade of eminent citizens... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 16, 1816
* Rare full page map of Algiers
One of the more notable items in this issue is the very unusual--are quite rare--full page map headed: "Plan of Algiers" which is a somewhat crude illustration of the town, with various details (see).
Among other reports in this issue are: "The Right & Power of Suffrage"... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816
* Converting the Jews
* Indiana Statehood
One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 8, 1817
* Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
* Reverend Dr. Azel Backus
Among the page 2 "Deaths" is one that reads: "At his residence at Hamilton College, in New-York State, after a...severe attack of the fever, The Reverend Doctor Backus, President of that Institution....[he] was universally considered...one of the most em... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 16, 1817
* United States flag changing
Page 2 has a brief yet very significant report on the creation of the United States flag, headed: "Star Spangled Banner" and including: "The flag of the United States is to be altered--The stripes are to be reduced permanently to their original number of thirteen; but the stars ... See More
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, March 25, 1817.
* Marriage of General Winfield Scott
Among the Marriages on page 3 is one that says: "In Virginia, Gen. Winfield Scott, of the U.S. army, to Miss Maria D. Mayo". It seems he can win the fair as well as the field.
Other news of the day with several advertisements. Bit of margin dirtiness on the front page, some lite... See More
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, May 6, 1817 This newspaper, which features an eagle in the masthead, carries reward notices on the front page for men who had deserted from the 6th U. S. Infantry. Also on the front page is an "act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen and marines who were lost in the United States' brig Epervier...". The backp... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 11, 1817
* Long Island Navy depot sought
Page 2 has a report stating: "We learn the President...has appointed Com. William Bainbridge, Capt. Samuel Evans, and Capt. Oliver H. Perry, Commissioners (under a resolution of the Senate) to examine and survey this harbour and bay and the eastern entrance into Long-Island Sound, with a view to th... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 17, 1817 On page 2 under "The President's Tour" is a report from the Trenton American about the President's visit to Trenton. Also has a report from the Mercantile Advertiser in New-York about the President's arrival there. Includes an address from the mayor, and the President's reply, signed in type: James Monroe.
Other news of the ... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 9, 1817
* Capture of Amelia Island, Florida
One of the reports in this issue is headed "Florida" and includes: "...says that M'Gregor has issued a quantity of script, made payable by the delivery of lands in Florida to the holders...Accounts from Amelia Island to the 20th ult. inform us that McGregor then remained there or... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 5, 1817
* Thomas Hart Benton in a duel
* Kills Charles Lucas
* Andrew Jackson
On page 2 under "Missouri" is a report from St. Louis dated "Sept. 29" that reads in full: "On Saturday last Charles Lucas, Esq. a lawyer, was honorably murdered in this place, by Col. Benton, another lawyer. The quarrel originated in a... See More
NEWBURYPORT HERALD, COMMERCIAL AND COUNTRY GAZETTE, Newburyport, Massachusetts, January 30, 1818 This issue contains a front page report, which continues to page two, entitled "Indian Treaties and Wars" which is referencing the Indian War on the Georgia frontier. "The Seminoles, according to our notions of right, are doubtless wrong; But according to their ideas of justice, ar... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, February 12, 1818 The frontpage has a detailed and lengthy legislative bill concerning the "Cape Cod Canal" which is almost 1 3/4 column in length. Also an "Anecdote of Gen. Jackson" which describes how he adopted an Indian baby. Page 2 contains a report of a fire at Yale College.
Complete in four pages measuring appro... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1818
* Design of the United States flag
Actually a very historic issue, as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripe... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, April 25, 1818
* Updating the United States flag
* More states joining the Union
Actually a very historic issue, as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen ... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, June 11, 1818.
* President James Monroe
* Early 19th century original
On the front page under The Presidents Tour is a letter from the mayor of Annapolis to the President, followed by a gracious reply, signed in type: James Monroe.
Other news of the day with several advertisements. Some lite foxing, but none in this content, otherwise in ... See More
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, December 21, 1818
* Very early Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
* Smithfield Street Bridge
A page 2 report says:
* "A splendid Bridge has been erected over the Monongahela, near Pittsburg. On the first day of its being opened for passengers, the flooring was covered with several thousands delighted inhabitants of Pittsburg. This was the Monongahela Brid... See More
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, New Hampshire, May 23, 1820 Page two of this issue contains a letter from President Monroe to both the Senate and the House of Representatives in regards to correspondence between the United States and Spain respecting the treaty which concluded on February 22, 1819. This is signed in typed: JAMES MONROE.
Other news and advertisements, inc... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND BOSTON PATRIOT, Massachusetts, May 31, 1820
* President James Monroe act
* Peoria, Illinois land
Page 2 has under "Ny Authority" and a small illustration of a heraldic eagle: "An Act for the relief of the inhabitants of the village of Peoria, in the State of Illinois" which is signed in type: James Monroe (see)
Other news o... See More
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, July 11, 1820.
* Early Hampden Sidney College
* 19th century original
Among the page 3 Deaths is one stating: "At Philadelphia, Rev. Moses Hodge [sic], D.D. President of Hampden Sidney College, Prince Edward County, Virginia, aged 68."
Uncommon to have a mention of Hampden-Sydney College. Other news of the day includes: "The
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1820 Page 3 has a interesting article: "The Deaf & Dumb Fond of Music" being a letter about a musical artist born deaf and dumb (see). Page 3 also has an article on: "Mr. Guille's Ascension" in a balloon.
Four pages, nice condition.
CHARLESTON COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina October 21, 1820
* Illustrated slave woman ad
* Rare title from the South
The front page has a notice offering a "Twenty Dollars Reward" for runaway "...Negro Woman named Amey, aged about 45 years, of rather yellow complexion, much pitted with small-pox..." & several other details. Includes an engraving... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 18, 1820
* State of the Union address by President James Monroe
Over 3 pages within this issue are taken up with the: "President's Message", being James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address. At its conclusion it is signed in type by the President: James Monroe.
Among other reports in this issue are various reports from ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 2, 1820
* Struggle for the throne of Hawaii
Within this issue is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young pr... See More
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL, from Ithaca, New York, dated August 22, 1821
* Rare title
* Early 19th century original
Rarely have we had the opportunity to offer pre-Civil War newspapers from this small town in upstate New York.
Various news of the day & ads, four pages, never bound nor trimmed. Wear at the two folds with two small holes, archival mend to page 2.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 26, 1822. Inside the issue is a report "Next President"... "Pretty work for eight dollars a day!" This article is approximately one full page and includes the names of the those put forth as candidates. The front page and another page inside the issue is reporting on "The Census". Other news of the government an... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 23, 1822
* Jefferson City, Missouri, becomes capital
Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the month of December delegates to... See More