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December 28, 1811
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 28, 1811 Perhaps the prime content in this issue is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, headed: "Battle On The Wabash" and prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians..." with the complete text taking nearl... See More
July 3, 1839
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, August 3, 1839
* Runaway slave advertisement
A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Unusual to have an ad such as this from out nation's capital.
Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
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September 12, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 12, 1860
* Lake Michigan disaster
* Steamship PS Lady Elgin
Page 5 has an article headed: "The Disaster On Lake Michigan" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 8 pages, nice condition.
August 17, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 17, 1816 One of the better articles in this issue is headed: "Description of the Province of Cohauilia, the New Kingdom of Leon, New Santander, and Texas" which is: "Collected from the memorial of Don M. B. de Arispe". The portion which describes Texas takes about a full pg. (see for portions).
Also included is a full page arti... See More
August 19, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815 Certainly the prime content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the French on the historic battle, which was a significant defeat for Napoleon B... See More
September 18, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution. Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2,... See More
January 11, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817 The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... See More
September 14, 1833
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1833 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period... See More
February 11, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1837 Near the back is a report from Congress which includes, in part, a report of the formal election of Martin Van Buren as President, evidenced by a chart of the electoral vote by state (see). The text reads in part: "...the return of electoral votes from each state was opened, read & recorded...After the counting of the votes was co... See More
November 19, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 19, 1831 Within this issue is a brief & rather inconspicuous item reading: "The famous Nat Turner was taken in Southampton county on the 30th ult. His place if concealment was in a cave, not many miles from the theatre of his bloody exploits. He has been tried, found guilty and hung, and his body given to the surgeons."
Amo... See More
January 15, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1831 The front page has: "Georgia And the Indians" and "Execution of George Tassels" who was an Indian.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, lite scattered foxing, good condition.
August 31, 1850
WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Ogust 31, 1850 [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio] dated August 31, 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 is ... See More
October 23, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York A lot of nine issues of this title all from 1804. Each with 8 pages, various news of the day from during Jefferson's administration, various foxing, some mild wear, generally good condition. All measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches.
November 20, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 20, 1804
* President Thomas Jefferson
* State of the Union Address
* Early 19th century original
Nearly two pages are taken up with the state-of-the-union address of the President headed: "President's Message", signed in type: Th. Jefferson. A portion of his address deals with the new Louisiana Territ... See More
January 25, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1859
* The Wanderer (slave ship)
* Captain surrenders
Near the bottom of the front page is a brief and somewhat discrete report headed: "Surrender of the Captain of the Yacht Wanderer"
Also another brief report headed: "The Supposed Slaver Laurens"
Other news of the day. Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #640368THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1807 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the causes of gout.
Complete in 55 pages and is in nice condition due to the use ... See More
Item #640367THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1807 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the prevention of dueling amongst the people.
Complete in 50+ pages.... See More
April 10, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, April 10, 1804
* First Barbary War - Tripolitan
* Frigate USS Philadelphia
Inside has: "Pleasing Article" noting: "Captain Mentor...informs that all the officers of the United States frigate Philadelphia...had been liberated through the spirited interference of the French Consul...and that 15 or 20 of the crew ha... See More
Item #640365THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1802 The first page has an an article on the use of the sea for bathing purposes. "As the origin of the General Sea-bathing Infirmary at Margate... as long as science and humanity shall be united, in facilitating the easy access to medical aid, and in perfecting the restoration of health to the lower classes of the community...&q... See More
January 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah (see).
Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief (see), and over half a page... See More
October 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826 The back page includes has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassins surrounded the 'pile' carrying the banners of the inquisition ... See More
April 10, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, April 10, 1847 Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" and other railroad-related prints (see images).
Sixteen page... See More
February 6, 1858
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858 The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.
Complete in sixteen pa... See More
July 10, 1857
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 10, 1857
* Dead Rabbits vs. Bowery Boys - riot
* New York City civil disturbance
Page 5 has an article headed: "Dead Rabbit Demonstration" and more. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Eight pages, archival overlay along the margins with a little margin wear, sold as is.
August 20, 1815
THE NEWS, London, England, Aug. 20, 1815
* Napoleon exiled to St. Helena
A great issue on the recently surrendered Napoleon Buonaparte, with pg. 3 having a poem: "Description of the Island of St. Helena" where he would be banished. Also: "The following is Bonaparte's certificate on leaving the School of Brienna: Mr. de Bonaparte (Napoleon) born the 14th of August, 17... See More
August 11, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 11, 1815 Page 2 has a report from Paris: "We presume that the frigates which are to transport Napoleon Bonaparte to the United States of America are waiting at Rochefort..." and a bit more. It was though that was where he was destined, but the British sent him to the island of St. Helena.
Following this is some nice reflection on the Battle of Waterloo,... See More
November 25, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1820
* 2 slavery ads from our nation's capital
The back page has an ad: "Runaway Negro For Sale" with details, and also: "Wanted To Hire" a few slaves (see). The back page has more than a full column headed: "On Military Science - Construction of Seacoast Batteries". Uncommon to find slave ads from out... See More
May 14, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 14 and June 18, 1825
* American Tract Society creation
A pair of notable issues. The May 14 issue of this religiously-themed newspaper has about half of page 2 taken up with the creation of the "American Tract Society", whose formal beginning was on May 11. Included is their "Constitution" and well as the: Laying The Corner Stone" which w... See More
January 8, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, Jan. 8, 1825
* Lafayette gets $$ gift from Congress
Page 3 has an article: "La Fayette's Acceptance of the $200,000 Grant, etc." which mentions Congress's approval of the gift to him for his services to the United States. Included is his letter of acceptance (see).
Also on pg. 3: "North Carolina Gold". Four pages, nice condition.... See More
December 4, 1824
NEW YORK OBSERVER, Dec. 4, 1824 Page 3 has lengthy text and two charts concerning the results of the: "Presidential Election" with considerably explanation on how the numbers were determined. The bottom-line is that J.Q. Adams is leading in the numbers. Indeed, he would win the election and be inaugurated in March, 1825.
Four pages, a bit of light foxing, good condition.
August 8, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 8, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Page 2 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "French Official Account of the Battle of the 18th" being the historic Battle of Waterloo. Much detail. Also another report with some reference to Waterloo as well.
Four pages, various foxing, good condition.... See More
August 5, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 12, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Page 2 contains some good accounts of the historic Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte. One report begins: "...have taken into consider consideration the signal & splendid victory gained by the Army under the command of the Duke of... See More
April 21, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, April 21, 1815
* President James Monroe
Over half of pg. 2 is taken up with: "Furniture Tax - An Act" of Congress, signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Four pages, some light dirtiness inside.
Item #639917THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an "Abstract of an Exhortation Delivered by the Rev. Solomon Hirschel, at the Great Synag... See More
December 11, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1816
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The ftpg. has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the: "President's Message" which carries over to take more than half of pg. 2, being the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type James Madison. One item mentions: "...The Indian tribes without our li... See More
August 3, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 3, 1816
* Mammoth Cave National Park
* Edmonson County - Kentucky
The ftpg. has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Great Kentucky Cave" which begins: "The Mammoth Cave is the most extensive and stupendous vault in the known world..." with much detail on it, including the Indian mummy which was its first tourist attraction. It is... See More
June 19, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, June 19, 1816
* Whites slaves in Africa
The full last column of the bkpg. (& a bit on pg. 2) are taken up with: "White Slaves" "Recitals of the Deplorable Situation, Cruel Treatment, and Horrid Sufferings of the White Slaves in Africa".
Four pages, nice condition.
March 19, 1817
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, a nice trio of consecutive issues dated March 12, 15, and 19, 1817 on the inauguration of James Monroe.
* James Monroe inauguration
* President of the United States
March 12 has on pg. 2: "The Inauguration" from Washington City, including: "Under the auspices of a delightful day, yesterday took place the interesting ceremony a... See More
February 22, 1817
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Feb. 22, 1817
* President James Monroe
* Presidential election win
Page 3 has report from Congress headed: "Votes for President & Vice President - Official" which has a list of votes by state "For James Monroe, President" and "D. D. Tompkins, Vice President", with votes for Rufus King as well, showing 183 fo... See More
March 9, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 9, 1844 The prime content is on the ship Princeton disaster, in which the then world's largest naval gun exploded killing the Secretary of State & Secretary of the Navy among others. President Tyler was on board but escaped injury (see hyperlink). Much coverage of the event, the funeral procession, plus a subhead: "Narrow Escape of ... See More
March 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820 The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...They fought at 8 paces with pistols---at the first fire both were wounded--com. Decatur through the abdo... See More
March 20, 1846
THE HERALD OF FREEDOM, Concord, New Hampshire, March 20, 1846 A semi-monthly anti-slavery newspaper done by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. (see hyperlink for much on him & the newspaper) Articles included are "Peace Meeting at Worcester"; "Come-Outers of Lynn-No.5"; "More Babies for sale"; and more.
Four pages, lite foxing, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
October 5, 1844
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, October 5, 1844 This is the volume I, number 3 issue of this unusual German language newspaper. 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 language and newspapers or newsletters in their native... See More
August 6, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More
August 26, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 26, 1858
* Post Utah War - Mormons
* Misery among the settlers
Page 4 has three-quarters of a column headed: "The Breaking Up of Mormonism--Condition of Affairs in Utah" which begins: "The ignorance, misery and destitution on the part of the people, and the folly, rascality and greed on the part of the leaders of the Mormons in Utah, which have bee... See More
November 20, 1826
THE VIRGINIAN, Lynchburg, Nov. 20, 1826
* Rare antebellum title
Page 2 has a nice letter written by: Andrew Jackson from the "Hermitage" concerning a visit to the Harrodsburg Springs, which would be "...necessary in the restoration of Mrs. J's health..." (see) There was an exclusive spa in this Kentucky town from 1820 - 1853.
Four pages, some loss at the spine ... See More
August 1, 1826
NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1826 Page 3 has two detailed documents "By the President of the United States", each signed in type: John Quincy Adams, for the sale of public lands in Mississippi, and in the cities of New Orleans and Mobile. Headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle.
Four pages, nice condition.
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
October 30, 1829
NEW YORK AMERICAN, Oct. 30, 1829 Near the top of page 3 is a: "Map of Constantinople" with some related text (see). Unusual to find maps in newspapers of such an early date.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
June 26, 1812
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 26, 1812 The top of the front page has: "An Act Declaring War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of America ..." signed in type: James Madison, followed by the list of "Yeas and Nays" in Congress in voting for the final passage declaring war. Th... See More
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