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January 4, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1861
* Pre Civil War tensions
* secession talks throughout the South
The front page has: "The Revolution" "Preparations for an Attack on Fort Sumter" "Seizure of the Savannah Forts by the Governor of Georgia" "Meeting of the Florida Convention" and more, with over 2 columns of text on the tensions which would lead to the... See More
November 6, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1858.
* Southern Slavery question
* Southern Slavery question
The back page has: "The Slavery Question In The South" "Comprehensive and Conservative View of the Field by a Southern Statesman" "The Northern Agitation Exhausting Itself--A Hopeful View of the Future" "Speech of Hon. James R. Hammond, Delivered at Barnwell Court House, October... See More
January 16, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 16, 1861
* Pre Civil War tensions on the rise
* Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina
The first column heads relate to efforts to prevent a war: "THE REVOLUTION" "The Mission of Col. Hayne" "The Surrender of Fort Sumter Demanded, osr Its Capture Resolved on at Any Cost" "The Georgia State Convention Meets To-day" "De... See More
June 17, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 17, 1815 The issue begins with nearly 2 pages of "Naval Affairs". Nearly four pages are taken up with a very lengthy & detailed report titled; "Dartmoor Massacre", which was a tragedy of the War of 1812 with American prisoners being severely mistreated in this British prison. See the hyperlink for more on the massacre. ... See More
August 12, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 12, 1815 The front page has: "Another Revolution in France!" which begins: "...Napoleon Bonaparte has again abdicated the throne of France. The details belonging to the things that preceded...What is the fate reserved for fickle France, we dare not conjecture...We are quite indifferent to the fate of Bonaparte as an individual... See More
August 26, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 26, 1815 Page 2 is mostly taken up with: "War Events: Copy of a Letter from Captain Biddle to Commodore Decatur" dated on board the Hornet being his report on the work of the Hornet and the Peacock (see). Another page has: "Of The Great Battles" beginning: "The following is given as Wellington's force previous to the at... See More
June 1, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is an article headed: "Laws of the United States. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution & state government & for the admission of such a state into the union..." which takes over a full pg. and is signed in type by H. Clay and the President, ... See More
July 27, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 27, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the nice front page article titled: "Darby's Louisiana" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3. This is a very early & descriptive article on this new land gained through the Louisiana Purchase less than 13 years prior. Included are two charts, one of the p... See More
April 5, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 5, 1817 The back page has a brief yet significant item on the founding of the city of Terre Haute, Indiana, headed: "The Wilderness" reading: "A new town, called Terre Haute, is laying out near Fort Harrison, Indiana. Lots therein were sold to the amount of 21,000 dollars in one day." (see photos).
Content includes: "Sold... See More
November 14, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1818 The first 3 ages contains a very interesting article on the American Indians, titled; "The American Aborigines" and beginning: "This people is rapidly passing away. Treaty after treaty & cession after cession, curtains the extent of their domain. The wild animals of the forest, on which they mainly depended for food, ret... See More
November 21, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1818 Inside has 6 pages of detailed charts on the various imports into the United States. Further on is the: "Message" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Monroe. This address takes nearly 4 pages.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, in general very good condit... See More
March 20, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1819 Close to eight pages of this issue are taken up with what one website lists as number 3 of "The Ten Most Significant Supreme Court Decisions Of All Time" (#2 is Roe vs. Wade; #1 is the Dred Scott Decision).
This is the case of McCulloch vs. the state Maryland, the text headed: "Bank of the United States - In the Supreme Co... See More
Item #647597ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More
December 8, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 8, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the complete printing of President James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address, in which he recounts the events of the year 1821 and makes plans for the future (see photos for portions). This address takes nearly 5 pages, and is the continuation of an annual tradition which began with Geor... See More
July 13, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1822 The back page has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt, noting that six slaves were executed in Charleston. 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 plans were leaked and authorities at Charleston arreste... See More
October 16, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1830
* Much on Lafayette
* Treaty with the Winnebago Indians
* James Madison
The front page has an article: "Lafayette" which tells of his kindness to America. Inside has more with an article headed: "General Lafayette" which includes two letters each signed by him in type: Lafayette concerning troubles in France and... 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 5, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861
* Jewish - Judaica - Jews
* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall
* The Bible view of slavery
* B-nai Jeshurun (Manhattan)
The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in the... See More
November 13, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, Nov. 13, 1847 Two-thirds of the front page are taken up with lengthy & detailed: "Official Dispatches" "Battles of Conatreras and Churubusco" which includes two lengthy letters signed in type by: Winfield Scott.
Coverage of the Mexican War continues to take off of page 2, and nearly half of page 3 with reports from Generals Pillow, Twiggs... 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
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
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.
December 30, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 30, 1859 Front page column heads include: "The Irrepressible Conflict" "Negro Insurrection in Bolivar, Missouri" "Arrest of an Incendiary in North Carolina" "The Contemplated Field of Old John Brown's Operations".
Eight pages, good condition.
March 3, 1818
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, March 3, 1818 On the ftpg. under an engraving of the Great Seal are three "Acts", each signed in type: James Monroe. There is also an engraving of the Great Seal in the masthead.
Of particular interest is a pg. 2 report under "The Seminole War" that has a few details about concentration of troops at Fayetteville, as appointed by G... See More
September 30, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 30, 1852
* Harriet Beecher Stowe
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More
January 12, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 12, 1856 The ftpg. shows a: "Scene in the House of Representatives--Contest for the Election of Speaker". Inside has several prints of "Honduras" and of the people there, and there are also six prints concerning: "Immigration" including: "Searching For Stowaways" "Emigration Vessel--Between Decks"... See More
April 26, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 26, 1856 The ftpg. shows: "The Great Fire at Philadelphia" and another on the back page, showing fire fighters at work. Prints inside include: "Infantry of the French Imperial Guard" showing various uniforms; "The Punishment; of the Wheel" "Railway Celebration, Buffalo" "School For The Blind, Ninth A... See More
October 16, 1858
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 16, 1858 The ftpg. shows; "Conflagration of the Crystal Palace, New York" with more prints on this inside. Prints inside include: "Steamers at Anchor in Put-In Bay, Lake Erie" ""Picnic at Put-In Bay, Lake Erie"; a great numismatic item with obverse & reverse prints of the: "Proposed New Cent, U.S. Curr... See More
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
January 1, 1825
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1825 The very first article at the top of page 1 has a small head: "Presidential Election" with the report noting: "It being ascertained that Louisiana has given three votes to gen. Jackson & two to Mr. Adams, as president--(and an undivided vote for Mr. Calhoun as vice president), we are enabled to state the result of the late el... See More
December 18, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 18, 1824 The historic report in this issue would be the front page report of Andrew Jackson likely the Presidential election. I say likely, because--as the front page chart and text show--no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, causing the election to be thrown into the House of Representatives. The text notes: "The p... 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
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
Mordecai Noah and his publishing troubles, just before his Zionist efforts... La Fayette back in the United States...
September 11, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 11, 1824 Inside has: "Explosion of The 'Advocate' " which is 4 1/2 pages of detail on the troubles of Mordecai Noah and his newspaper the "National Advocate", including 3 letters signed by him in type: M.M. Noah. in 1825 Noah become noted for his Zionist efforts in creating a homeland refuge for the Jews on Gr... See More
November 3, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 3, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Sentenced to death (hanging)
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia WV
The top of page 3 has column heads on the trial of John Brown for his raid on Harper's Ferry, including: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Continuation of the Trial of the Conspirators" "John Brown Sentenced to ... 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
June 18, 1847
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 18, 1847 The ftpg. has: "Later From the City of Mexico" which concerning the Mexican War. Page 2 has: "Latest From Mexico" "Sick & Wounded at Vera Cruz" "Highly Important From Mexico!"
Four pages, very nice condition.
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
February 11, 1820
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE of Tuesday, the 8th of February. Dated Friday, Feb. 11, 1820
* George III of the United Kingdom
* Funeral - best title to be had ?
This is a broadside edition (single sheet printed on one side only) concerning the funeral of King George II of England. The ftpg. announcement is datelined Feb. 10 and notes in part: "All Peers, Bishops, Eldest Sons o... See More
November 7, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
Page 3 has more than a column taken up with: "Interesting from Utah" "Interesting Times Among the Saints & Gentiles--Another Murder--The State Fair..." with more subheads. This lengthy article has much on the Mormons.
Page 9 has much headed: "T... See More
August 19, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Aug. 19, 1848
* Rare antebellum title
Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.
The ftpg. contains various Acts of the federal Congress with one signed in type by the President: James K. Polk, and va... See More
March 26, 1861
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 26, 1861
* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to outbreak
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just a few weeks after the date of this issue. The front page includes: "Admission of Northern States into ... See More
November 25, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 25, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Fights to reverse execution sentence
Over half of page 3 is taken up with reports on the trial of John Brown for his raid at Harper's Ferry, with first column heads: "John Brown's Writ of Error" "His Petition to the Court of Appeals of Virgi... See More
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