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Item #656758HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1860 Near the back of this issue under the report: "Monthly Record of Current Events" is a quite lengthy report concerning the Republican National Convention which met recently in Chicago. Included is a lengthy abstract of the Republican platform (see photos), following which is a detailed report of the various ballots of the Conve... See More
Item #656757HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1860 Featured in this issue is an article "A Summer in New England" illustrated by Porte Crayon which includes coverage on whaling with several illustrations. Other articles are: "Ancient Monuments in the United States"; "The First Overland Trip to California"; "Insects Belonging to the Cotton Plant"; ... See More
June 22, 1816
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very unusual front page item headed: "Napoleon--'his mark' " which includes a facsimile of his signature, with a bit of text (vertical) which begins: "The annexed is a very exact copy of the signature of the most extraordinary man now living..." with a bit more (see ph... See More
October 26, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1816 Nearly 2 pages are taken up with: "A visit To Flanders - Or, the Field of Waterloo", with reflection upon the historic battle of Waterloo from the year prior where Napoleon was defeated. It begins: "There is a sort of madness in the British about the battle of Waterloo, as they call it, where they got the glory that the Prus... See More
May 16, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1818 The back page has two interesting reports, one from: "Missouri" noting: "This territory is settling as fast as any other was settled. Arkansas county contains 10,000 males & Boone's settlement 8000...Old col. Boone, the first settler of the powerful state of Kentucky, yet living, we believe, was lately seated himself ... See More
July 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818 The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.
Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.
Sixteen pa... See More
February 6, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 6, 1819 Certainly the most significant content in this issue is a complete printing of the Convention of 1818, headed on page 2 as: "BRITISH TREATY. By the President of the United States of America, A PROCLAMATION". This treaty with England was respecting fisheries, boundary, and the restoration of slaves between the United States of Amer... See More
December 18, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 18, 1819 Somewhat inconspicuously noted within a report from Congress, with a dateline of December 14, is: "It being announced that the president had signed the resolution for the admission of Alabama into the union, Mr. Walker took his seat as a senator from that state." Thus, with relatively little congressional ceremony, Alabama b... See More
September 30, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 30, 1820 The back page contains a very brief yet interesting item reading: "Lafitte's armed brig is in the river--the crew having mutinied and put her officers on shore, brought her in, and delivered her up to the officers of the customers at the Balize." which was provided by the the New Orleans Advertiser newspaper. (see).
Among o... See More
September 7, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1822 Pages 9-11 have much regarding Denmark Vesey and the "Servile Conspiracy in South Carolina," which has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt.
Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the... See More
Andrew Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...
December 12, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1829 Certainly the prime feature is the full printing of the State of the Union Address given by President & signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson.
. In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would be spelled out in the Indian Removal Act of 1830: "...I suggest...the propri... See More
March 5, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1831 Fourteen of the 24 pages of this issue are taken up with: "Correspondence Between Gen. Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun" most of it relating to the Seminole Indian War. Included are 7 letters signed: Andrew Jackson, 9 letters signed: J.C. Calhoun, and 2 letters signed: James Monroe plus one by John Quincy Adams.
Complete in 24... See More
August 10, 1833
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1833 Among the articles within: "The Indian Character" "Emigration To Canada"; a full page on: "Product & Consumption o Coffee" "and a detailed account from the: "Mint of the United States" with charts of the number of each quotes produced, etc (see); "Harbors on Lake Erie" and &q... See More
December 31, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831 It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name. Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: "...The speaker laid before the ... See More
June 2, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, June 2, 1838 Page 2 has a nice article concerning the infamous Trail of Tears headed: "Removal of The Cherokees" which is a letter signed by Winfield Scott to the Cherokee Indians which begins: "The president of the United States has sent me, with a powerful army to cause you, in obedience to the treaty of 1835, to join that part ... See More
July 8, 1853
THE SALEM SUNBEAM, New Jersey, July 8, 1853
* Uncommon title
This large sized issue measures 24 x 18 inches, contains news of the with several interesting advertisements.
Complete with 4 pages, a little wear at the folds with a few tiny holes within masthead, generally in nice condition.
September 22, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Sept. 22, 1838 Inside has: "Cherokee Emigration" which includes: "...a second detachment of Cherokees set out for the west on last Sunday. The emigration will now go on rapidly. In a few weeks the whole Cherokee nation east will be on their way to the west..." with more. This was part of the "Trail of Tears" movemen... See More
November 21, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 21, 1840
* The new coin (Gobrecht Dollar?)
* Mormon conference
* Much on the abolition of slavery
This issue contains coverage on the recent Presidential Election between Harrison and Van Buren, still awaiting all the votes to be received. Inside is a portion of the lengthy "Speech of W. C. Johnson, of MD. on the Subject of t... See More
April 26, 1849
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, April 26, 1849 Rare to find a Kentucky newspaper from before the Civil War. The entire ftpg. and back page taken up with ads, providing interesting insight into the goods purchased by families over ten years before the Civil War. Inside pages have various news of the day, including political items, and even more advertisements.
Measures ... See More
March 23, 1842
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 23, 1842
* St. Patrick's Day meets the Temperance Movement in Washington, D.C.
The front page has considerable coverage of the St. Patrick's Day festivities held in Washington, D.C., which includes details regarding a special event held at the Fuller's Hotel, and is accompanied by appreciative letters of rejection from b... See More
September 25, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 25, 1859
* SS Great Eastern
* Maiden voyage explosion
The front page has an article headed: "The Great Eastern" "The Explosion And It's Causes" Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
November 10, 1808
BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 10, 1808
* Edgar Allan Poe's mother & father theater ads
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "ADRIAN & ORRILA, or, A mother's vengeance", with Mr. Poe as "Adrian" & with Mrs. Poe as "Orrila" (see) This was the mother & father of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and poet. Rare to... See More
October 5, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 5, 1858
* re. African slave trade
* Slavery ship sinking
The front page has over half a column of details with heads: "The Mysterious Ship" "The Scuttled Ship at Montauk Point--The Mystery About her Solved--930 Slaves Landed in Cuba"...
Eight pages, nice condition.
September 23, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, good condition.... See More
April 6, 1807
BOSTON GAZETTE, April 6, 1807
* Edgar Allan Poe's father theater ad
On pg. 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a notice for a performance of "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare, with Mr. Poe in the role of "Decius Brutus". (see)
News of the day with several other interesting advertisements. Complete with 4 pages, small hole near the middle of the first leaf (pages 1 &am... See More
September 21, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 21, 1850
* Fugitive Slave Law - Act
* Millard Fillmore signs into law
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this... See More
June 29, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 29, 1844 Included is a report stating that: "A party opposed to the longer control of Joe Smith (Joseph Smith), the Prophet...determined to establish a public press at Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo Expositor was issued accordingly." There is a second report which criticizes the establishment of the paper, stating that the city council declared... See More
June 17, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 17, 1820 An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men sha... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
September 7, 1858
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 7, 1858
* Stephen Douglass & Abraham Lincoln
* Early baseball in New York City
The ftpg. has headlines & text on: "The Staten Island War" "Further Arrests" "Suspension of Superintendent Tallmadge" and more (see photos).
Pg. 4 has an article headed: "The President & Mr. Douglas" which mentions Lincoln as wel... See More
November 16, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1860
* Southern crisis - Secession options
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
From a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the front page has: "The Southern Excitement" "Condition of Public Sentiment in the Slave States" "The Union Element Showing Itself". More similar reports on 4.
Eight pages, a little irregula... See More
June 18, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 18, 1859
* Slaver - slave ship Orion
* African Slave Trade Patrol
The front page has an article headed: "The Alleged Slaver Orion" See images for text here.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaws, generally nice.
March 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 3, 1855 The ftpg. has a nice print: "A Sleighing Scene Near Boston" with related text. Prints inside includes scenes of Constantinople, "Homme Richard & Serapis" "Constitution & Guerriere", 2 prints from Gettysburg, and a map of "Sepastopol and Balaklava".
Sixteen pages, some very lite scattered foxing, ot... See More
December 12, 1831
UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, Dec. 12, 1831
* Confessions of Nat Turner
* Slave insurrection fame
Page 3 has an ad stating that a business has for sale, "The Confession's of Nat Turner". (see)
Turner was the leader of the famous slave insurrection in Virginia that occurred in September of 1831. Describes the "Confessions" as those "volunta... See More
November 27, 1802
BOSTON COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL GAZETTE, Nov. 27, 1802 The top of the front page has a notice for an exhibit of A beautiful African Lion which includes details about the event and a woodcut of a lion. Light foxing.
February 1, 1812
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION... See More
March 14, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1812 Near the back is a brief yet interesting article headed: "Pleasing Sketch of Zanesville", Ohio, describing it as it was in 1812 (see).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, a tear at the spine, boxing to the upper right (see), otherwise good condition.
July 19, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 19, 1856
* Great Train Wreck of 1856
* Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania
* The Camp Hill Disaster
The front page has an article headed: "THE DISASTER ON THE NORTH PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" "Further Particulars" "Sixty Lives Supposed to be Lost" and more with list of the killed. (see) Text takes up over 2 columns.
Other news of the day.... See More
April 15, 1859
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1858 The top of the back page has an interesting article headed: "Rehoboth Beach" which takes 7 column inches. Near the beginning is: "About five miles below Cape Henlopen, on the Delaware sea-coast, is a spot of land now laid off as a town called Rehoboth. The fast land extends down to the beach, which is of hard sand, furni... See More
December 18, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841 The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention would require the constant labor of 330,000 wor... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
July 11, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829 It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.
Near the back is is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..." and listed in the "First Class" is a young Robe... See More
July 5, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 5, 1834 Within this issue is a report headed: "In Memory of LaFayette" being a "General Order" concerning the death of LaFayette, signed in type by: Andrew Jackson (see).
Also in this issue is lengthy report from Congress taking several pages, as well as: "Mr. Taney & The President" "Chesapeake &... See More
February 22, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1834 Inside contains: "Anonymous Letters!" which contains several concerning the assassination plot against President Jackson, one beginning: "This is to inform you that I, one of a number of young men of this city who have conspired your death, unknown to my colleagues, write this to warm you of this plot..." and another in... See More
June 9, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832 Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battl... See More
March 7, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 7, 1829 An inside page has a nice article headed: "The Inauguration" which begins with some details of the proceedings including: "...in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators, filling the portico, the steps...the president of the United States delivered his inaugural address as given below, and having conclude... See More
July 12, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1828 Starting on page 316 and continuing through page 325 are considerable details regarding the July 4 dedication ceremonies of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (the oldest railroad in the United States), which included the last living signor of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll (Senator of Maryland) performing the groundbreaki... See More
July 18, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818 Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.
The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiog... See More
September 7, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1811 This was the first issue published: "Vol. 1 No. 1" as noted in the masthead. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Editor To The Public" in which he details what the newspaper is to be about (see for portions). Page 10 has a chart of: "Total Expenses, Of the War for Independence with a Statement of All the Troops i... See More
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