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December 28, 1859
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1859 Beginning on the front page & taking most of page 2 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: James Buchanan. It is headed: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Buchanan reviewed the events of the year addressing the ... See More
December 5, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1833 Almost the entire back page is taken up with the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. It is headed: "MESSAGE From The President of the United States to Both Houses...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year... See More
December 6, 1832
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1832 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year addressing the broad scope of work which concerned the nation in 1832.
The document is headed: "Messag... See More
December 8, 1831
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1831 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. It is headed: "MESSAGE From The President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year ad... See More
July 13, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812 In addition to multiple acts signed by President James Madison, and multiple War of 1812-themed reports, page 3, under "THANKSGIVING," has a rare mention of "The Africans in Boston" (African Americans?) holding a day of thanksgiving commemorating the abolition of the Slave Trade. Details of a related march are provided, with th... See More
July 9, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 9, 1812 The front page has Governor Caleb Strong's 1812 proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humility, and Prayer. See images for details. Other news of the day is found throughout, including reports related to The War of 1812.
Complete in 4 pages and in very nice condition.
June 28, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1834
* In memory of LaFayette : on LaFayette's death
The very top of the front page has an. item which includes: "...senate appointed a committee of 13 & the house of representatives a committee of 24 to consider & report what token of affection ought to be paid to the memory of Lafayette..." with just a bit more... See More
September 21, 1802
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, June 11, 1803; United States' Gazette, Sept. 11, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 27, 1804; New England Palladium, Sept. 21, 1802; and Boston Patriot, May 24, 1809. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More
February 26, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The ft... See More
November 6, 1857
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857 Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.
Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More
March 8, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 8, 1856 Inside has several prints of "Corea" [Korea]. A great full page print of: "The Niagara as She Appeared Before she was Launched" then also a print of the: "Launch of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Niagara' ". Print of a street scene in Athens, Greece, & uniforms of the French troops in the Crimean War, ... See More
Item #656825HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1860 Near the back 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, following which is a detailed report of the various ballots of the Convention with the final result... See More
October 1, 1800
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1800 Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports: "...The French government and that or America have at length composed all their differences by a Treaty of Amity & Commerce which wasa signed at Paris on the 30th ult...many important point, particularly that of indemnifications for past captures, are left uns... 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
December 20, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 20, 1859 Page 6 has a brief report headed: "Capture Of A Slaver" noting in part: "...arrived on Monday from Sierra Leone, Africa...steamer Spitfire had captured...a brig, supposed to be the John Harris of New York, with 500 negroes on board...".
Eight pages, bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, good condition.
November 24, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 24, 1859 Fully half of page 6 is taken up with much detail on the John Brown raid on Harper's Ferry, with column heads: "John Brown's Invasion" and subheads: "The Army" "The Prisoners" "A Seditious Sign" "John Brown in Prison, to His Old Schoolmaster--His Views of Death & Religious Hopes..." which is a lengt... See More
May 28, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, May 28, 1859 One of the more decorative newspapers to be found as the masthead is very ornate with a huge ship, plus each page has a decorative border.
The ftpg. has a print of: "The Railroad Suspension Bridge Over the Niagara River" with a related article. Also: "New Uniforms of the British West India Regiment".
Prints inside... See More
October 26, 1852
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1852 All columns on pages 2 and 3 are black-bordered for the death of Daniel Webster.
Page 3 has an article headed: "Death of Daniel Webster" which begins: "The death of this eminent citizen, which took place on Sunday morning last, will occasion a profound sensation throughout our own country and the world. He died at an advanced a... See More
September 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 1847 Page 3 has reports from the Mexican War including: "From the Rio Grande" which has: "...whenever General Taylor says the word, they will be as ready to march into San Luis Potosi..." with more. Also two more letters concerning military events under this heading.
Later From Texas" reports on the war.
Four pages,... See More
December 31, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1846 Page 2 has a very lengthy report concerning the sinking of the U.S. brig Somers. The Somers was doing blockade duty off the coast of Vera Cruz in the Mexican War when it sunk. The various letters & correspondences take one-third of page 2,plus there is a related article on page 3: "Loss of the Somers--Noble Conduct of her Officers and... See More
February 2, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of the Mormon disturbances and the conduct of th... See More
October 1, 1854
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 1, 1859 Although unsigned, page 6 has an article which takes more than a full column: "THE NEW CHINESE WAR," which is written by Karl Marx. A website dedicated to the works of Marx as a correspondent to the New York Tribune attributes this article to him.
Note: This is an interesting issue which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/a... 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
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
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
January 18, 1833
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1833
* President Andrew Jackson message
* Nullification Crisis re. South Carolina
An interesting single sheet printed on tissue paper quality newsprint; very thin. Save for a few ads on the back side the entire issue is taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, ... See More
April 30, 1839
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1839 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very historic and early front page report on the invention of photography, headed: "The Daguerrotipe".
The text takes takes two-thirds of a column and begins: "You have perhaps heard of the Daguerrotipe,so called from the discoverer, M. Daguerre. It is one of the most bea... See More
February 1, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 1, 1800 The front page has content relating to the recent death of George Washington, but it also includes a letter signed in type by: G. Washington dated 1792, a offering thanks for a gift.
Also on the ftpg: "Virtues and Services of the Late Gen. George Washington, at Wiscasset" and then: "...At Woburn" and "...At Concord" and ... See More
April 9, 1841
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1841 All four pages has wide, black "mourning" rules around the perimeter for the death of President William Henry Harrison.
Nearly half of page 2 is taken up with many "...evidences of public sentiment..." for the death of Harrison, containing many reports about his death.
Page 3 begins with a very lengthy accoun... 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
July 8, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 8, 1857 Page 3 has a report of what is known as the "Dead Rabbits Riot" in New York City, as seen in the photos.
This was a two-day civil disturbance resulting from what was originally a small-scale street fight between members of the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys into a citywide gang war which occurred July 4–5. Taking advant... See More
May 3, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 3, 1803 The front page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiberal and injurious piracy which has hitherto been committed upon them..." and f... See More
February 9, 1802
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Feb. 9, 1802 Starting on page 2 & concluding on page 3 is: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number IVI" signed in type by: Lucius Crassus, the pen name of Alexander Hamilton.
A website notes: "Hamilton’s “Examination of Jefferson’s Message to Congress of December 7, 1801,” i... See More
March 13, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1813 Being from the midst of the War of 1812 it is not surprise that much of the content within these pages related to the war, with some nice battle (land and naval) reports.
But the key content in this issue is found in the "Supplementary" issue which accompanies it, containing on pages 1 thru 4 an: "Interesting Biography" &quo... See More
December 25, 1847
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1848 Page 5 contains an inconspicuous report from the House of Representatives, yet is very significant as a very early report of Abraham Lincoln speaking in Congress. The report is datelined "Wednesday, Dec. 22" and notes: "Mr. Lincoln, of Illinois, submitted a series of resolutions calling upon the president to inform congress... 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.
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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
March 27, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 27, 1813 The entire ftpg. is set like a broadside honoring the great "American Seamen, Who have Borne Columbia's Flag Triumphant..." with much more text, & lists of many of the famous including Hull, Decatur, Lawrence, etc. The many different type styles used on the front page makes this a very displayable issue (see).
There are o... See More
June 8, 1803
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, June 8, 1803; United States' Gazette, Sept. 7, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 20, 1804; New England Palladium, Sept. 17, 1805; and Boston Patriot, May 20, 1809. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More
May 7, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." and a related article: "Synagogue of the Jews".
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February 7, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1858 Although perhaps not as infamous as the Sumner/Brooks caning brawl in the House of Representatives, the attack by Lawrence Keitt upon Galusha Grow was more extensive. The Wikipedia report includes in part: "A large brawl involving approximately 50 representatives erupted on the House floor, ending only when a missed punch from Rep. Cadwallader Washburn of W... See More
June 9, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1849 Among the articles on the Gold Rush and Westward Expansion are: "The Travel Over The Western Plains" "From San Francisco" "Virginia Gold Mines" and two articles covering the Washington Monument. Also an interesting item on New York's Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, among the most renowned cemeteries in t... See More
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