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November 6, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 6, 1804 Page 3 has an item: "The Vice-President" which includes: "Mr. Burr...begins to rise again in the political hemisphere...This is precisely what we expected. The blood of Hamilton has cleansed Burr in the eyes of republicans, of all his political crimes..." and more (see).
Over a full page is taken up w... See More
May 22, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 22, 1804 Page 2 has a somewhat critical items concerning the Louisiana Purchase headed: "National Jubilee, or Louisiana Festival" taking over half the page.
Inside has a nice account from the Barbary War being a letter signed in type by: Edward Preble, datelined: "U.S. Frigate Constitution, Syracuse Harbour, Feb. 7... See More
May 15, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 15, 1804 Inside has a brief report noting: "At Pittsburgh (the head of Ohio river) were launched on the 30th March, the ship Louisiana, 300 tons burthen--on the 31st schooner Conquest, 126 tons, pierced for 18 guns--and on the 1st of April, the schooner Alleghany. The first sailed down the river the next day in ballast; the s... 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
* Mordecai Manuel Noah
* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
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 ... See More
October 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826
* "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!"
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 assassi... 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.
September 16, 1825
CHRISTIAN MIRROR, Portland, Maine, Sept. 16, 1825
* Mordecai Manuel Noah
* Ararat, City of Refuge
The top of pg. 2 has a brief yet notable item: "Hebrew City--During the present month the erection of the new city of Ararat will be commenced with masonic and military ceremonies on Grand Isle, N.Y. facing the Grant Canal." This was the effort the famed Jewish leader/politicia... See More
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
* re. Napoleon's loss at Waterloo
* To be exiled to America ?
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. H... See More
August 8, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 8, 1815
* Napoleon Bonaparte abdication
Page 2 has a report which begins: "Official Accounts Of the Great Overthrow of the Whole French Army on the 18th June..." which is the Battle of Waterloo. It includes a letter headed: "Declaration to the French People - Frenchmen!" in which Napoleon announces in part: "...My political life is e... 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
* Controversial election of 1824
* John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson
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 inaugurate... See More
July 20, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1815 Page 2 has a report headed: "Documents Relative to the Affair at Dartmoor Prison", concerning the various American prisoners of war held there after the Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the War of 1812 (see). This report takes over a full column.
Four pages, some 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 7, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 7, 1815 Page 2 begins with a: "Declaration to the French People - Frenchmen!" signed by: Napoleon, from just after his defeat at Waterloo. It mentions in part: "...My political life is ended; and I proclaim my son, under the title of Napoleon II, Emperor of the French...". Pg. 2 also has a report headed: "French Account of the Battle" of ... 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
December 14, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 14, 1816 Page 2 has a brief yet historic report headed: "Congress" and reading: "An act has passed the Senate unanimously, admitting the territory of Indiana into the Union." which formally happened on December 11.
Four pages, nice condition.
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
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
April 18, 1857
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 18, 1857
* Transatlantic telegraph cable
Inside has 2 pages on the: "Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable" with 6 prints. Other prints in this issue as well.
Sixteen pages, some wear at the margins, generally good.
January 1, 1860
"BRITISH WORKMAN & Friend Of The Sons Of Toil", London, England. This title does not have a date, which is curious, but it is from the early 1860's.
* Celebrating the working class of England
A fascinating paper which existed to "...promote the health, wealth, & happiness of the working classes." It carries a very graphic front page with a print of "Aaron... See More
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
May 11, 1810
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1810 Page 3 contains a detailed building code notice for Washington, D.C., signed in type by the President: James Madison (see). Nice item on early restrictions for buildings in the capital city. Also a "Thirty Dollars Reward" for 3 runaway slaves, and another similar on pg. 3 and yet another on pg. 4.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
April 4, 1832
BADGERS WEEKLY MESSENGER, Clinton Hall, New York, April 4, 1832 The back page has a 2 3/4 inch by 4 inch engraving of "Buonaparte's House, at Longwood, St. Helena" which includes a detailed description.
Four pages, a hole in the masthead and at the top of the second leaf cause unrelated loss.
June 11, 1800
THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL & TOWN & COUNTRY ADVERTISER, Rhode Island, June 11, 1800
* President John Adams
* Nation's capital moves
* to Washington D.C.
During the early period of the federal government the capital was in New York City, but in the early 1790's if moved to a new temporary location in Philadelphia as the nation awaited the development of the future nation&... See More
October 29, 1842
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, October 29, 1842
* Writer Charles Dickens
The front page features an article: "Recreations of the People" and an illustration: "Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park" with fox hunters. Inside has: "A Whale in the Thames"; "Boz's Description of the Falls of Niagara" (this was Charles Dickens) which contai... See More
February 20, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More
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