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December 23, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 23, 1797 The top of page 3 has a "Notice" concerning a meeting of the Masons, noted at the bottom: "By order of M. W. Paul Revere, Esq. G.M." who was the Grand Master of the Masons at that time (see).
Complete in four pages, nice condition.
September 3, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 3, 1791 The front page has: "Further Particulars of the Flight of the French King and Family--their capture, and subsequent conduct. This is followed by the: "Declaration of the Queen" which begins: "I declare, that the King being desirous of quitting Paris with his children, nothing in nature could have dissuaded me from following him...... See More
September 9, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, September 9, 1795
* Masonic - Freemasonry - Masons
The prime content in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, G. Master (see).
News and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, small hole which affects the Revere a... See More
February 4, 1784
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1784 The ftpg. has an Act of the Penna. General Assembly: "A Supplement to the Act entitled 'An Act to Encourage the Speedy Apprehending & Bringing to Justice, divers Robbers, Burglars and Felons." Perhaps the finest feature of this issue is the beautiful masthead dominated by a quite large engraving ... See More
May 13, 1799
SUPPLEMENT TO J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, May 13, 1799 A single sheet supplement issue with most of the front page taken up with a huge chart of "Prices Current at Boston" which is interesting to peruse. The balance of the issue is taken up with advertisements, the most intriguing of which is on the back page: "Take Notice - Whereas a quantity of filth and manure has bee... See More
November 20, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 20, 1799 This issue was printed less than a month before the death of George Washington. The ftpg. & pg. 2 have the "Speech" of Governor Tichenor of Vermont, as well as reports from Worcester, Philadelphia, Lexington, Kentucky, New York, Trenton, Boston, & Europe.
Four pages, small rubbing hold to the front le... See More
May 18, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18, 1791 Listed under "Died" on pg. 3 is: "...In Virginia; Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Esq. formerly Govenour of that State..." and "...At Philadelphia, Hon. Francis Hopkinson, Esq. District Judge of the United States, for the State of Pennsylvania. The interests of science and patriotism will long deplore the loss of this valuable citizen... See More
December 24, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1791 Page 2 has a significant report which includes: "The Western Expedition--and its issue--occupy all our thoughts...The Indians charged our troops, tomahawk in hand, and must have suffered considerably from the bayonets of our troops--though their loss cannot be ascertained. It is said Gen. Scott with 5000 Kentucky volunteers has reached Fort Jeff... See More
April 8, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 8, 1795 Half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "An Act to Alter & Amend the Act titled 'An Act Laying Certain Duties Upon Snuff and Refined Sugar' " which carries over to pg. 2 where it is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Page 3 has a report of the Mass. "State Election" showing Samuel Adams as the victor for the governorsh... See More
May 2, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, minor loss to a lower corner on the back leaf affects only an ad, good condition.
June 27, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1793 Page 3 has: "A Bill" titled: "An Act more Effectually to Prevent, during the Present War Between Great Britain & France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being Given to, His Majesty's Enemies."
The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, ver... See More
August 24, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with the conclusion of: "Vindication of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain" which was the controversial Jay Treaty. Pg. 2 has: "New French Constitution" which is to be made up of 3 branches, but also noting: "...chief defect in this new constitution proposed for France s... See More
June 3, 1799
FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, June 3, 1799 Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia concerning a new trial for John Fries, who led an armed tax revolt in Pennsylvania (see hyperlink for more).
Four pages, very nice condition.
September 8, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1785 Pages 1 & 4 are taken up with ads including 12 illus. ship ads on the ftpg. and a a nice bkpg. illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. European & American news items on pages 2 & 3.
Four pages, nice condition.
January 19, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISE, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1787 The ftpg. has a fascinating: "Proclamation - By the Queen Margaret" who was actually the infamous Margaret Nicholson, who the previous year attempted to assassinate King George III some months prior. She was ultimately determined to be inside and was committed to the asylum at Bedlam, England. See the hyperlink ... See More
September 3, 1720
THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 3, 1720 A very handsome newspaper with 3 very ornate engravings near the top of the front page. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a report of the governor of Jamaica to the political Assembly of the island (see for portions).
Complete as a single sheet issue, 8 1/4 by 14 1/4 inches, great condition.
July 11, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 11, 1798 Page 2 has the letter from the: "...President of the United States...approved & signed the act authorizing the defence of merchant vessels against French depredations..." signed in type: John Adams. All of the front page & half of page 2 are taken up with continued reports on: "The Envoys to Citi... See More
May 17, 1792
NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 17, 1792 Most of the bkpg. is taken up with: "An Act for Raising a Farther Sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, and for Other Purposes therein mentioned." which is signed in type by the President: G. Washington. Also a great ad headed: "Washington, in the Territory of Columbia - A Premium" noting: "Of a lot in this cit... See More
May 1, 1790
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1790 A report on page 3 headed: "The Immortal Franklin" begins: "This great and good man, whose death we announced in the last Centinel, was aged 85 years--and was interred with every mark of the esteem and veneration of his fellow citizens. His last illness lasted 16 days. At his funeral the following was the order of Procession.&quo... See More
Item #646988THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), May, 1789 Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address.
The reporting of this signal event in American history is terrific. Before the printing of the inaugural address are several addresses of congratulations to Washington, including one from the citizens of Alexandria, Virgi... See More
May 14, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It completes at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.&nb... See More
May 21, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.
Four pages, an ad clipped from the back leaf allowing this price to be a fraction of an issue ... See More
April 28, 1768
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, April 28, 1768 Just a few years previous this newspaper was owned by Ben Franklin, who purchased it in the late 1720's. Almost the entire front page is taken up with an historical account of the trade relations between England and America, prefaced with: "As the cause of the present ill humour in America & of the resolutions taken there to... See More
December 21, 1782
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Dec. 21, 1782 Note the very ornate lettering in the masthead. The top of the front page has a "Proclamation" by the Philadelphia sheriff. Pages 2 & 3 contains a letter from South Carolina concerning: "...a minute detail of barbarities exercised in this state by his Britannic Majesty's forces...". Other news items and ads from thi... See More
November 21, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Nov. 21, 1768 The front page is entirely taken up with "...the account given of the late transactions respecting Sir Jeffery Amherst by the friends of the administration." with much on the relationship with General Gage, portions including: "...for Sir J.A. was the only person in England who could not go to America in that capacity. He had ... See More
July 17, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 17, 1769 Page 2 has a full column letter from Dennys De Berdt to Thomas Cushing. Page 3 has the address of a House committee to the governor of Massachusetts, including: "...the business of the province is got into such an arrear...Who brought the province under this difficulty your excellency can be at no loss to det... See More
March 14, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 14, 1768 Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." Other various news of the day from both Europe and the colonies.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by ... See More
June 26, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 26, 1769 Page 2 has a letter from General Paoli dated at Corsica, March 20, 1769. Much of page 6 is some good content concerning non-importation, portions including: "...the parliament remain fixed in their resolution not to repeal the duty acts this session...They hope the people here will remain as fixed in their re... See More
May 5, 1789
THE SALEM MERCURY, Massachusetts, May 5, 1789
* President George Washington
A terrific issue from the beginning days of the United States, with page 2 reporting on the formal reception of Washington to Philadelphia en-route to his inauguration in New York a few days later. Then page 3 begins with the very detailed account of his arrival in New York City, beginning: "This day, at a... See More
October 12, 1793
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, Oct. 12, 1793 The top of the ftpg. has a "Twenty Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway, with an illustration. The bkpg. also has such an ad (see). Most of pg. 2 is a letter concerning the situation with France with mention of Thomas Paine: "...You ask what I think of our friend Paine's conduct in behalf of Louis Capet? I will tell ... See More
October 24, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 24, 1768
* Pro-British American publication
* Boston is causing trouble
A nice newspaper from colonial Boston, the hotbed of activity raging against the hated policies of Parliament towards the American colonies. This city & its environs saw much action against the Stamp Act, and would soon be the focus of the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the out... See More
September 10, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791
* 1st Census of the United States (results)
* 18th century original
Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years s... See More
June 16, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 16, 1791
* President George Washington
Pages 2 and 3 contains two address to the President of the United States, with his response to each, both signed by him in type: George Washington (see).
Much other news of the day and a great wealth of ads as well. Four pages, folio size, truly excellent condition.... See More
December 22, 1779
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 22, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
The ftpg. has a report from London which includes: "...a captain of a regiment was examined...charged with holding a traitorous correspondence with the Americans...".
Page 2 has an item noting: "...have an account from New York that 4000 troops lately embarked there, a second time, & were... See More
March 21, 1796
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, March 21, 1796
* Rare 18th century American title
Almost all of pages 1, 2 & 3 are taken up with continued discussions in the: "Congress o the United States - House Of Representatives". The bkpg. is taken up with advertisements including 12 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
September 1, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 1, 1790
* James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Page 3 has a report that reads in full: "The Hon. James Wilson, Esq. Associate Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of the United States, is elected Professor of Law in the College of Philadelphia." Wilson was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, and the f... See More
September 26, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795
* President George Washington
Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
April 15, 1799
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, April 15, 1799
* John Fries's rebellion - captured
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy chart of: "Prices Current at Boston" which a very wide variety of home goods, etc. Pg. 3 has an item: "The seat of government for the state of Pennsylvania will in future be fixed at Lancaster, a large & elegant borough town about 60 m... See More
July 20, 1793
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, July 20, 1793
* Letter to President George Washington
Page 2 has a letter signed "an old soldier" from the Revolutionary War to President Washington concerning America's position of neutrality in the troubles in Europe. Other news of the day inside.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some wormholes in top, blank margin, good... See More
August 17, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 17, 1795
* George Washington letter
* re. Jay's Treaty
The ftpg. has discussion of Article VII of the controversial Jay Treaty with England. And pg. 2 has an editorial letter on it as well: "An Examination of the Pending Treaty with Great Britain - To the President of the United States of America". Plus pg. 3 has a letter from the President c... See More
July 22, 1799
FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, July 22, 1799
* Siege of Acre - Ottoman Empire
* Jezzar Pasha victory vs. Napoleon
Pages 2 & 3 have much reporting on the war in Europe. A pg. 3 item notes: "The Intelligence...reporting General Buonaparte's defeat by Chezar Pacha near St. John d'Acre is fully confirmed...".
Four pages, ... See More
January 20, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1787
* Year of the United States Constitution
The ftpg. & bkpg. are taken up with ads with much of pgs. 2 & 3 containing news of the day with datelines from Salem, Boston, Baltimore, Richmond, New York, Portsmouth & Carlisle.
Four pages, printed on rather thick-stock newsprint, very nice condition.... See More
July 20, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 20, 1796
* President George Washington
* Acts of Congress
The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One relates to building codes for new construction in Washington, D.C. and another is for: "...making Appropriations for the Support of the Military & Naval Establish... See More
September 8, 1779
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779 A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More
July 28, 1773
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1773
* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title
* Great masthead for display
This newspaper from this period had one of the more beautiful & decorative of the colonial era (see).
The entire front page is taken up with "Proceedings in the House of Commons on East India Affairs". Inside has reports from Lond... See More
November 11, 1771
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1771
* Nice Colonial Pa issue for display
* Tea tensions build w/ England
I have always contended that this title had one of the more beautiful mastheads of the 18th century, with very ornate lettering and a rather large engraving of a sailing ship (see photos). The front page is mostly taken up with ads while page 2 has reports from Pet... See More
August 21, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, Aug. 21, 1769
The back page notes in part: "...The measures, which I had taken regarding the late unhappy disturbances in North America have been already laid before you. These disturbances owe their rise to the ministry, not to the Americans...The Americans are now groaning under all the horrors of a military government, and nothing but the terrors of s... See More
December 11, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1769
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Tea importation
An interesting variety of news reports from both Europe and America. One bit from Boston notes: "...that many of the soldiers who had deserted from two regiments quartered in this town have lately returned to their colours...They have all received ... See More
July 31, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 31, 1790
* Nation's capital to Philadelphia ?
* Nootka Sound - Vancouver Island
A front page article headed: "Residence" seems to be insight on the decision to move the nation's capital to Philadelphia from New York (see for portions). Pg. 2 has an article on: "Nootka Sound" which is on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Pg... See More
December 21, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 21, 1796 Most of the front page & carrying over slightly to page 2 is the: "Speech" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President. The added significance is that this was Washington's last annual address, signed by him in type: George Washington. Page 2 also has the: "... See More
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