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November 19, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 19, 1825 Inside has over half a page taken up with an article from England headed: "Rail Ways" "Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Rail-way" which was the very first railroad line in the world. The report begins: "The formal opening of that stupendous work, which effects a communication between the port of Stoc... See More
April 10, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1830 Among the lengthy reports from Congress is a portion reading: "...Mr. Crockett moved to strike out the appropriation for West Point, and asked for the ayes and noes. An unsuccessful motion to adjourn was then made..." with just a bit more (see ).
Among other reports in this issue are:
* General Harrison" with a... See More
February 12, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 12, 1831 Inside has: "The African Colony" which notes in part: "It seems that a colonist may now be transported to Liberia for the sum of $20, & great efforts are making to give new power to the project of relieving our country of an unhappy population..." with more. Elsewhere is: "Dinners in Paris to Gen. LaFayett... See More
April 9, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 9, 1831 The report headed: "Choctaw Treaty" is not the text of it but information concerning it including 3 letters each signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This report takes 1 1/2 pages. Also "Chesapeake & Ohio Canal" much text on: "Congressional Reports".
Complete in 24 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very... See More
January 7, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832 Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:
"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not ye... See More
April 28, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 28, 1832 Within this issue is an article headed: "Case Of Samuel Houston" which is concerning his trial for flogging William Stanberry. This report is quite lengthy, taking almost 6 pages, with a portion including: "...At the moment of stepping on the side walk Mr. Houston stood before me. I think he called me by my name, and i... See More
September 7, 1833
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1833 An inside page has an article with small heading: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "A great deal has been said in the newspapers concerning col. Crockett, who has been again elected a member of congress from Tennessee. It was the misfortune of the colonel to have received no school education in his youth, and since to have ha... See More
September 27, 1851
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 27, 1851
One the front page of this issue there is a large illustration of a "View In The Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y." with a related article titled "Navy Yard, Brooklyn".
There are two illustrations taking up two-thirds of a page titled "Fire Alarm Bell and Iron Tower, New York". There are several half pag... See More
April 23, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 23, 1853
Two halfpg. illus. inside: " View Of the Main Street, Richmond, Virginia" & "Church Of St. James The Less, Near Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia". Nearly halfpg: "View Of The City Of Hartford, From The River--Showing An Old-Fashioned Steamboat". Almost a fullpg: "Madam Josephine Fortune Clofullia , The Bearde... See More
August 30, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 30, 1834 Among the articles within are: "Presidential Election of 1832" "Freemasons", and "Mint of the United States" describes the new gold coins with text including: "...the omission of the words 'e pluribus unum' on the reverse; the other is, the substitution of a new head of liberty without the dress c... See More
February 28, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 28, 1835
March 28, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 28, 1835 A page 2 article announces the creation of three new mints within the United States, these being the first to be created outside of Philadelphia. As the report notes: "...there is to be one branch at the city of New Orleans for the coinage of gold and silver; one branch at the town of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg county, in the state of... See More
January 1, 1840
THE MADISONIAN, Washington City, June, 1840
* William Henry Harrison for president
This issue has on the inside page a political cartoon print of a log cabin (for Wm. H. Harrison) and a heraldic eagle engraving with "Harrison & Tyler" on a banner in the eagle's beak (see). Much political reporting.
Four pages, nice condition.
April 7, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, April 7, 1838 Inside has three pages taken up with: "THE CONSTITUTION of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Amended by the Convention of 1837-8". One of the more controversial items is that which specifies that African-Americans are not permitted to vote, noting here at the beginning of: "Article III, Sec. 1: In elect... See More
December 15, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this institution by Jefferson & others. A significant letter on the crea... See More
September 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 14, 1816 Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations. Another article within describes the the mass migration of negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicol... See More
October 25, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 25, 1817 Inside has over 1 1/2 columns providing details of General Marquis de LaFayette's life of retirement. Another article, "Prisoners with the Indians" talks briefly about American citizens who were held prison by the Heron. Yet another discusses the origins of 'Trials by Jury". Other news of the day is found... See More
October 4, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 4, 1817 Inside has what appears to be the entire text of the Constitution of the State of Indiana - taking multiple pages (see images). Also included is a resolution for the construction of a monument to be placed in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in honor of those who died in the Paoli massacre at the hands of the British - with considerable det... See More
Item #647109THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1817
Whereas the issue includes reports from the Americas, including one from Haiti mentioning the building of a college with recommendations by William Wilberforce, perhaps the most interesting material are the multi-page memoirs of sculpture/architect John Carter, F.A.S., Admiral John Duckworth & Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier. Also included are ... See More
August 7, 1838
BOSTON MORNING POST, August 7, 1838
* Serpent (Instrument) advertisement
The back page has a large number of illustrated advertisements, but perhaps the most intriguing is one which shows a serpent instrument as part of an ad promoting the wares of "Henry Prentiss", the text of which lists the many other musical instruments he offers for sale (see).
Other illustrated ads are... See More
December 28, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 28, 1858
* African slave trade
* Slavery in the Southern U.S.
* Pre Civil War
Page 4 has an article with small heading: "The Slave-Trade Issue" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.
September 27, 1860
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 27, 1860
* Slaver ship Erie
* Captain Nathaniel Gordon
Page 4 has a small and discrete article headed: "Two Slavers Captured" See image for this brief first report.
This slaver Erie has historical significance as the Captain, Nathaniel Gordon, is only American slave trader to be tried, convicted, and executed for being engaged in the Slave Trade
... See More
June 11, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842
The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More
August 2, 1834
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834 Page 2 has a simply one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."
Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists ... See More
July 23, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836 Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbers...". Included also is a letter ... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
November 27, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 27, 1824 The front page features a chart headed: "Presidential Election - Returns so far as they are known" showing votes for Adams, Clay, Crawford, and Jackson, Adams with a commanding lead (see). Much related text as well carrying over to pages 2, 3, 4 & 5 with additional charts.
Inside has a fine letter signed in type: Bolivar, me... See More
December 4, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 4, 1824 Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each (see photos), plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county. Also, inside includes: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-deep meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General... See More
July 8, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 8, 1826 Nearly two-thirds of the first column on the front page is taken up with a report which begins: "A great man has fallen--THOMAS JEFFERSON, the liberal and the just, the wise and the good, hath departed from works to rewards. He left us on the 4th instant, at 10 minutes before one o'clock, the 50th anniversary of the day, and possib... See More
January 9, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1836 The front page has a report headed: "The latest news from Texas, received by way of New Orleans, says:---" "with the text reading in part: "By the schr. Julius Ceasar we learn that the last accounts from camp received by express at Bragoria on the 11th instant states that on the morning of the 5th an attack was made on t... See More
November 1, 1823
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 1, 1823 A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue is a report on the expedition by Stephen Long into Minnesota. "Consecration of a Synagogue" was of the Great Synagogue, Jews' Place in London. "Cuba and Pirates" and other articles are within.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/... See More
September 21, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 21, 1816 Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio", which provides a brief but historic background of this OH community. Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast between the relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)", the latter... See More
August 18, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 Inside has an article headed: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England (see). Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union which happened on August 10, 1821. Included is the: "Procl... See More
January 13, 1830
AMERICAN WHIG, VERMONT LUMINARY & EQUAL RIGHTS, Woodstock, January 13, 1830 Quite uncommon title which Gregory notes is held by several institution only with a few scattered issues. Page 1 has an article "Appendix - To the Narrative of Facts and Circumstance relating to the kidnapping and presumed Murder of Capt. Williams Morgan. Mrs. Morgan's Affidavit..." Page 4 has "... See More
September 21, 1850
WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Septembur 21, 1850 [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio] dated August 24, 1850 This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century. There was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which... See More
May 13, 1828
AMERICAN TRAVELLER, Boston, May 13, 1828
* Early American stagecoaches
The front page has two illustrated advertisements for stagecoaches. (see)
News of the day with other ads as well. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
November 7, 1828
BOSTON RECORDER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 7, 1828
* Slave ship horrors found...
* Chained in pairs...
* New Orleans, Louisiana bound...
Page 3 has a report from a Baltimore paper about "Domestic Slavery" that says a vessel with "a cargo of 200 souls" departed from that city for New Orleans.
Also says that: "This is the largest num... See More
August 17, 1859
NEW-YORK TIMES, August 17, 1859
* Pike's Peak gold rush
* Miners killed by Indians
The front page has a report Headed: "From Pike's Peak--Miners Killed by Indians" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.
Item #646189BOSTON GAZETTE, 1805 A lot of two issues, each with the entire front page taken up with a huge chart of: "Wholesale Prices Current at Boston", showing listings of hundreds of items. Also on the front page are various: "Prices of Stocks" and "Premiums of Insurance" and other financial items. Other news & ads on the other pages. Each issue is complete in 4 pag... See More
November 15, 1864
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 15, 1864 In the mid-nineteenth century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, the Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their native language and newspapers. In 1844 a Lutheran named Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther began publishing "Der Lutheraner", ... See More
August 28, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 28, 1799 The front page has: "An Act giving eventual authority to the President of the United States to augment the army." plus another act, both signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Page 2 has: "Operations Of Bonaparte" "Armies In Italy" and more.... See More
Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
May 16, 1818
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1818
* The Great New England Sea Serpent
The front page has a report headed and affadavit under:"Sea Serpent" and is signed in type: Joseph Woodward. (see)
Other news of the day with many ads. Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.
October 1, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825
* Mordecai Manuel Noah - Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
* Atrocities of the Slave Trade
Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence (see hyperlink) to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island ... See More
November 9, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 1816 One of the articles is headed: "Gathering of the Jews" which includes: "The re-establishment of the Jews, as a nation,is the subject of a letter from Cairo...A Jew of the tribe of Dan, is said do have collected a prodigious number of discontented Jews--200,000...He calls himself the king of the Jews & the pe... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
July 26, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor... See More
February 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 14, 1835 Inside has two items concerning the attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson, with: "Case of Richard Lawrence", the assassin, followed by: "The Attempted Assassination" with has various particulars.
Elsewhere is a letter to the House of Representatives signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
Sixteen pa... See More
December 24, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 24, 1831 Under the article "National Republican Convention" is the letter which Henry Clay had written to the chair. "...After the letter had been read, Mr. Livingston, of New York, rose, and after some pertinent and eloquent remarks, nominated Henry Clay, which was received with loud and reiterated plaudits...". T... See More
Item #644391THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815
This issue includes a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte", offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very strongly made & well proportioned; ve... See More
March 6, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841 Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caught a cold & died of pneumonia just one month later.
Gre... See More
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