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U.S. Founding Fathers - 19th CenturyMany of the Founding Fathers of the United States continued to have direct and/or indirect impact well beyond the end of the Revolutionary War... their influence extending far into the early 19th century. The following issues, while dated post-1799, have references to these historic figures from American History.
U.S. Founding Fathers - 19th Century
Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States continued to have direct and/or indirect impact well beyond the end of the Revolutionary War... their influence extending far into the early 19th century. The following issues, while dated post-1799, have references to these historic figures from American History.
November 10, 1821
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas (see photos for po... See More
June 10, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... See More
December 3, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 3, 1814 Two pages are taken up with a nice & detailed account headed:"Attack Upon Baltimore - British Account" as taken from the London Gazette Extraordinary (see for portions). Included is the: "Return of killed & wounded in the action with the enemy, near Baltimore, on the 12th September, 1814."
Further on i... See More
December 15, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821
* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia
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 insti... See More
February 4, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 4, 1815 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.&qu... See More
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
December 18, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 18, 1813 Among the articles are: "Maria Louisa Bonaparte". Also there are 6 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" with much news on the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and items are: "Arts of the Enemy" "Maritime Power"; a letter signed in type: Oliver H. Perry concerning the Battle of Lake Erie (s... 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
July 18, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1812 The front page page of this issue contains "A Proclamation" from the president for "...a day of public humiliation and prayer:.. to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows, and adorations to Almighty God... of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and his assistance... that in the present season of calamity and war... ca... See More
November 19, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 19, 1814 An inside page contain an article datelined from New Orleans headed: "Pirates of Barataria" which has rare, period mention of Jean LaFitte, the Caribbean pirate, portions of which include: "...great satisfaction in reporting to you that the contemplated expedition against the pirates, so long & strongly established among... See More
December 31, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 31, 1814 Certainly the prime content of this issue is the detailed page 3-6 coverage of the British attack on Washington, D.C., one article headed: "The Goths at Washington" with the report from Paris telling of the destruction of the many fine buildings in the nation's capital (see photos for portions).... See More
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February 10, 1801
NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, Feb. 10, 1801
* Aaron Burr & Thomas Jefferson
* President of the United States
Page 3 has an interesting item headed: "The Great Question" noting; "Will be determined in Congress too-morrow, who shall preside as president and Vice President of the United States for the next four years; it is a well known fact that Mr. Jefferson an... See More
November 7, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812 There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with the War of 1812 (see for portions).
Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Events... See More
July 2, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1814
* Embargo Act
* War of 1812
The first 3 pages are taken up with a lengthy: "Report On The Fisheries" including a full front page chart, with notation that it is "By Thomas Jefferson". Inside has 6 1/2 pages of "Events of the War" concerning the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and reports a... See More
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More
October 3, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 3, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a printing of the "Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union" which were approved by Congress in 1777 and ratified in 1781. The text carries over to take most of page 2 as well, where it concludes with the signature of the various members of Congress (see).
Other items include: "An Act to P... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818
* Inventor Eli Whitney
* Cotton Gin invention
An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More
June 1, 1802
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802 Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washington, relict of the late illustrious Gen. George Washington."
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.
May 12, 1806
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, May 12, 1806 The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. Also on the ftpg. is: "A Proclamation" concerning bringing Henry Whitby to justice, concluded on pg. 2 where it is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, good condition.
December 30, 1814
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Dec. 30, 1814
* Battle of Pensacola
* American occupation
* War of 1812
Page 2 has a half column article: "Capture Of Pensacola" which is a letter signed in type by: Andrew Jackson. Other items include: "From the Northern Frontier" "Enemy in the Chesapeake" "The Wasp Again" "Temper of Maryland" "From... See More
March 11, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More
October 19, 1812
CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, Oct. 19, 1812
* War of 1812 deserters
* James Madison pardon
Page 2 has several items on the War of 1812 including a report on the Essex frigate with Capt. Porter; a note that the President has: "...issued his Proclamation...offering a free pardon to all deserters from the army who shall surrender themselves to any officer...within four months.... See More
Item #633989THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1800
* President George Washington's death
Near the back of this issue under the section headed: "Obituary, with Anecdotes, of Remarkable Persons" is the very historic report of the death of George Washington. Beginning with the date of his death, the 14th, the obituary reads in part: ".... At his seat at Mount Vernon, i... See More
September 22, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 22, 1821
* Farewell address of Andrew Jackson
* England's King George IV is coronated
An inside page has a report headed: "Gen. Jackson's Address to the Army" datelined from his headquarters, Montpelier, & signed in type: Andrew Jackson, Major General, commanding the division of the South. This report takes close to a ... See More
July 23, 1803
NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1803 Page 3 has: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" calling for a special session of Congress, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Andy Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...
December 11, 1829
RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN STATESMAN, Providence, Dec. 11, 1829
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
* Indian Removal Act
All of page 2 & some of pg. 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message", being his annual state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. In it he announces his controvers... See More
October 28, 1807
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 28, 1807
* President Thomas Jefferson
* Proclamation to Army deserters
The front page features a Proclamation on Army deserters which is signed in type: TH: JEFFERSON and James Madison, Sec'ry of State. Other news, illustrated ship ads and advertisements of the day are within this issue as well.
Four pages, some foxing & light staining, generally... See More
December 23, 1826
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 23, 1826.
* The tombstone/monument of Josiah and Abiah Franklin
* Benjamin Franklin's parents gravesite
Page two has an interesting letter to the editor which makes a rather eloquent public plea for the city of Boston to take responsibility for raising/reclaiming the tombstone of Josiah and Abiah Franklin - a marker which was put up by Ben Franklin in me... See More
May 15, 1816
NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, New York City, May 15, 1816 The front page has a headline "American Bible Society". "It is with much pleasure we announce, that the Convention of Delegates from the numerous Bible Societies in the United States, which convened in this City on Wednesday last, have after long and mature deliberation formed an institution, entitled 'The American Bible Soci... See More
February 13, 1817
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 1817 A very notable issue as page 2 has the official report announcing James Monroe has won the Presidential election. Under n engraving of a heraldic eagle is: "According to the provision of the constitution, the votes given by the Electors for President and Vice-President were yesterday counted out...and it was officially proclaimed b... See More
July 12, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 12, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor... See More
May 11, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 11, 1820 The front page has a message to Congress concerning relations with Spain which related to the Adams-Onis Treaty, in which Spain ceded Florida to the United States. This message is signed in type: James Monroe. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with various documents relating to the Adams-Onis Treaty (see hyperlink).
Four pages, old tape end ... See More
April 1, 1816
NEW YORK EVENING POST, April 1, 1816
* Bushrod Washington letter request
* George Washington's remains
Page 2 contains a very notable letter signed in type by: Bushrod Washington, the nephew of George Washington, which is in response from the state of Virginia that the remains of George Washington be re-interred in Richmond. Bushrod ultimately does not permit it, citing the will o... See More
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rate of... See More
May 20, 1807
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 20, 1807 The back page has a very nice illustrated ad for: "Church Bells - Paul Revere & Sons" with some descriptive text, and a rather large engraving of a bell. Please see photo for details.
This is complete in four pages with some lite dampstaining in the lower third of the issue, slight irre... See More
May 29, 1829
THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1829 A lot of five issues, each containing on the back page a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, scattered foxing, good condition. ... See More
February 8, 1820
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, February 8, 1820 The front page of this issue contains an act of Congress signed in type: JAMES MONROE. Page 2 has a unusually large advertisement for "For Governor, Oliver Wolcott"
Other news and advertisements (some illustrated) of the day are within.
This is complete in four pages with some lite rubbing at the centerfold, otherwise in n... See More
May 5, 1814
THE WAR, New York, May 5, 1814
* Battle of Horseshoe Bend - Alabama
* General Andrew Jackson victory
Most of the front page is taken up with various correspondences between John Armstrong and James Wilkinson concerning the War of 1812 (see for portions).
Inside has more such letters, but the most notable content is: "Jackson's Victory" being Andy Jackson's fam... See More
March 22, 1814
THE WAR, New York, March 22, 1814 The front page has various "Documents" including item signed in type by John Armstrong and William. H. Harrison, all relating to the war. They carry over to take most of pg. 2 as well.
Other content within includes four Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Madison (see). Also: "Ogdensburgh" "Summary" &q... See More
May 9, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1829 One of the articles within is headed: "Number of The Jews" with the text beginning: "The following curious statistical account of the number of Jews existing scattered throughout the 5 parts of the world..." with the report including two columns of numbers by country or area (see).
Among the other reports in this issue a... See More
February 23, 1829
CONNECTICUT OBSERVER, Hartford, Feb. 23, 1829
* President Andrew Jackson
* Election win
Page 3 has a nice account of the procedure involved in: "Counting Votes or President and Vice President" and which includes: "...I therefore declare, that Andrew Jackson is duly elected President of the United States for four years...and John C. Calhoun is duly elected Vice Presiden... See More
March 16, 1822
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 16, 1822 The front page includes a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Nice to have this Revere item on the front page of a Boston newspaper.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition. ... See More
July 6, 1816
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, July 6, 1816
* Indiana will become a state
Page 2 has: "New State of Indiana" which begins: "At the last session of Congress a law was passed admitting the Indiana Territory to the privileges of an independent state & authorizing the election of a convention for the purpose of forming a Constitution..." with a bit more. On December 11 Indiana... See More
April 3, 1816
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, April 3, 1816
* Bushrod Washington request
* George Washington's nephew
Page 2 has an interesting letter from the Governor of Virginia to Bushrod Washington, nephew of George, requesting permission to remove Washington's remains to Richmond, with Bushrod's reponse signed in type: Bushrod Washington.... See More
March 12, 1811
THE REPERTORY, Boston, March 12, 1811
* Church and State
* President James Madison
Page 2 has: "National Legislature" being a rather inconspicuous report mentioning not only a rare veto by the President, but also concerns a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Territory, and granting five acre... See More
June 6, 1810
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 6, 1810 A page 2 report from "Virginia" datelined "Richmond, May 23, 1810" says: "We are informed, that in the progress of the 'action of trespass on the case' brought by E. Livingston against Thomas Jefferson, the Federal Court for this district, has ruled the plaintiff to give security for the costs, as is customary in such ... See More
July 29, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826 The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various repor... See More
January 30, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 30, 1813 Inside has a full page chart; "A Statement of the Annual Expenditures of the United States" (see); an article: "Impressed Seamen" which contains 6 letters from James Madison, Jno. Rodgers & others; over two pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with various subheads including a letter signed in type by: Z.... See More
November 21, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1812 The front page begins with a "Message from the President to Congress, signed: James Madison. Inside includes; "West Florida" "Russia & Spain" "Privateering" "Important Discovery" being perpetual motion; "The Slave Trade" and more. Near the back is over a full page on: "Events o... See More
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