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May 3, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1834 An inside page has a fascinating item extolling the oratory abilities of Colonel Davy Crockett in Congress, reading in part: "...And so the debate run on, as water runs down a hill, or the fountain flows in front of the capitol--but there was not much in it--till col. Crockett arose. Now every pen was dropped--every head was aroused--ev... See More
June 28, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1834
* In memory of LaFayette : on LaFayette's death
The very top of the front page has an. item which includes: "...senate appointed a committee of 13 & the house of representatives a committee of 24 to consider & report what token of affection ought to be paid to the memory of Lafayette..." with just a bit more... See More
July 5, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 5, 1834 Within this issue is a report headed: "In Memory of LaFayette" being a "General Order" concerning the death of LaFayette, signed in type by: Andrew Jackson (see).
Also in this issue is lengthy report from Congress taking several pages, as well as: "Mr. Taney & The President" "Chesapeake &... See More
August 9, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 9, 1834
* Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. death
* Gold coins
Page 2 reports on "The new coinage..." describing the new gold coins being produced: "On the face the new coins will be readily distinguished by a head of liberty, disencumbered of a cap. On the reverse the surplus motto "E pluribus unum", which for many yea... See More
August 30, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 30, 1834 Among the articles within are: "Presidential Election of 1832" "Freemasons", and "Mint of the United States" describes the new gold coins with text including: "...the omission of the words 'e pluribus unum' on the reverse; the other is, the substitution of a new head of liberty without the dress c... See More
December 10, 1834
THE CORRECTOR, from Sag-Harbor, N.Y., dated December 10, 1834
* President Jackson Annual Address
* Shipwreck article
* Suicide article
The annual Message of the President to the Senate takes all of the front and second pages, and three columns on page 3 where it is signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "Shipwreck and Loss of Lives" "Suicide" a... See More
December 20, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834 In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not...&quo... See More
February 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 14, 1835 Inside has two items concerning the attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson, with: "Case of Richard Lawrence", the assassin, followed by: "The Attempted Assassination" with has various particulars.
Elsewhere is a letter to the House of Representatives signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
Sixteen pa... See More
November 7, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835
* Texas War for Independence begins
* Battle of Gonzales TX
Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to be a result of the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct reference... See More
November 7, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to reference the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct mention of it.
Included are: "....It was confidently asserted at Vera Cruz ... See More
December 12, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 12, 1835 The prime content in this issue is the very lengthy annual state-of-the-union address of the President, taking eight pages and signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. A very detailed review of the events of 1835.
Also within this issue is a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison; a letter signed by: James Madison in 1811... See More
December 12, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1835
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
The prime content is the very lengthy annual state-of-the-union address of the President, taking eight pages and signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. A very detailed review of the events of 1835.
Also within this issue is a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison; a letter sig... See More
January 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836 The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention Assembled" followed by the 8 posts of the Bill of Rights, includi... See More
June 20, 1836
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, June 20, 1836 On the front page under a woodcut of an eagle is "AN ACT to extend the western boundary of Missouri to the Missouri River", signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This created what is now the northwest boundary of Missouri. Has a non-archival mend to a tear in the outer margin, occasional foxing.
July 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1836 A front page report begins: "It becomes our melancholy duty to announce the death of James Madison, who departed this life on the 28th ult..." More, plus a reference to the "great plan of government" and an acknowledgment of Madison's contribution to the plan: "...and to the memory of no one of that band of patr... See More
July 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1836
* President James Madison death
* Battle of Micanopy - Florida
A front page report begins: "It becomes our melancholy duty to announce the death of James Madison, who departed this life on the 28th ult..." More, plus a reference to the "great plan of government" and an acknowledgment of Madison's contribution ... See More
July 30, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30, 1836
* Texas Revolution
* War of Independence
* Mexican - Santa Anna
A front page item headed: "Texas" includes: "...the Texians & the Mexicans both seem to be animated by enthusiasm. The former were receiving reinforcements from the United States & the latter were rising en masse & forming into military bodie... See More
August 22, 1836
New Hampshire Patriot And State Gazette, Concord, New Hampshire, August 22, 1836
* President Andrew Jackson
* U.S. - Republic of Venezuela treaty
On the front page under an engraving of an eagle grasping arrows in its talons.
"A Proclamation" announcing: "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Navigation, and Commerce between the United States of America and the Republic of... See More
September 17, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 17, 1836
* Aaron Burr death
* Slavery in the Southwest
* Native Americans - Indians
The front page has over half a column concerning the recent death of Aaron Burr, with much detail on his life. Within the issue are: "Removal of the Creeks--Official" "The Indian War" "Slavery in Texas" which takes 1 1/2 pages;... See More
December 10, 1836
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1836 Page 2 has a letter "to the Senate & House of Representatives" signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, light browning at some of the folds, mostly good.
December 10, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1836 Over four pages inside are taken up with: "The Annual Message" being the President's state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This lengthy address is an excellent overview of the events of 1836.
For coin collectors, a rare report on the new Gobrecht half dollar about to be issued, he... See More
December 17, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 17, 1836 The front page has a nice descriptive article on the new seated liberty silver dollar by Gobrecht, which will: "...soon make its appearance. The face of the coin represents a full length figure of Liberty seated on a rock with the classic emblem of the pileus or liberty cap surmounting a spear held in the left hand..." with ... See More
December 31, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1836
* Texas Revolution - Independence
* President Andrew Jackson message
Pages 3 & 4 contain a message from the President to Congress headed: "United States And Texas" in which he reviews the situation in Texas and its independence. A few bits include: "...No steps have been taken by the executive towards the acknowle... See More
February 14, 1837
VERMONT GAZETTE, Bennington, Feb. 14, 1837 Page 2 has: "Message Of The President Upon Mexican Affairs" which is signed in type: Andrew Jackson, & takes over half a column.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, tape mends on pgs. 2 & 4 otherwise nice.
February 18, 1837
THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, Feb. 18, 1837 Pg. 2 has: Message Of The President To The Senate, Upon Mexican Affairs, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Also, under Whale Fisheries is a statement about the importation of oils and whalebone into the U.S. for the past year. Other news of the day includes: "Ship Diamond" "Murder" "Election Of President Martin Van Buren" and much more. Several interesting ad... See More
March 8, 1837
WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 8, 1837
* Michigan joins the Union
* Admitted as the 26th state
The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, the first of which is signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. Two of the Acts relate to Indians, and one for: "...the payment of the revolutionary & other pensioners of the U.S..." (see).
Of significance is a page 2: ... See More
March 11, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1837 Page 2 begins with: "The Inauguration" which has details of the inaugural ceremonies for Martin Van Buren. This is followed by the: "Address" being his inaugural address, taking over a full page. This is followed by parting respects to Andrew Jackson, including: "Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson to the People of... See More
May 16, 1837
THE GLOBE, from Washington D.C., dated May 16, 1837
* General Andrew Jackson
* Hermitage Tennessee TN
A page 3 report from a Nashville paper says that Vice-President Johnson visited Gen. Jackson at the Hermitage the previous day, and that he "took lodgings" at the Nashville Inn.
Other news of the day with ads throughout. Also has an ad headed: "Cash For Negroes".
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August 2, 1837
WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Aug. 2, 1837 The masthead features an engraving of Thomas Jefferson. The back page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with "An Act Making Appropriations for the Current Expenses of the Indian Department..." signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. Also "An Act to Change the Titles of Certain Officers in the Navy" (see).
Four pa... See More
September 13, 1837
WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 13, 1837 The masthead features an engraving of Thomas Jefferson. The entire ftpg. & over half of the back page are taken up with the: "MESSAGE from the President Of the United States" to Congress (see hyperlink for the full text). In his message he advocates a specie currency & criticizes state-chartered banks, hoping to have... See More
September 22, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Sept. 22, 1838 Inside has: "Cherokee Emigration" which includes: "...a second detachment of Cherokees set out for the west on last Sunday. The emigration will now go on rapidly. In a few weeks the whole Cherokee nation east will be on their way to the west..." with more. This was part of the "Trail of Tears" movemen... See More
March 16, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 16, 1839 Within the issue is an article "Maine Boundary" which is the "Official papers on the Maine Border Subject' which is over three pages in length. This deals with the disputed territory between Maine and New Brunswick. The front page features "Mr. Clay's Speech on Abolition Petitions" in which he ... See More
August 20, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, August 20, 1840 Has "Devoted to the Support of the Democratic Principles of Jefferson" in the masthead below the title. Front page has: "Mr. Van Buren, and the Elective Franchise" which consumes most of this issue. Quarto-size, 8 pages, a few lite margin stains, large stain on an inside page, some foxing.
December 30, 1840
CHARLESTON COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, December 30, 1840
Page 2 has: Great Whig Mass Convention In Old Suffolk Mr. Websters Speech. Brief report and then the text of Websters speech at Patchogue, on Long Island. Other news of the day includes: "Destructive Storms" "Another Steamboat Accident" and more.
First leaf has a minor archival mend in unrelated text, othe... See More
February 27, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, Feb. 27, 1841
* William Henry Harrison
* Rare campaign title by Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election. The content is almost entirely political & includes on page 3 a full list of: "The New U.S. Senate" by state & including such notables as Henry Clay, John ... See More
October 9, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 9, 1841 See the photo below for the brief, back page report concerning the "Africans of the Amistad" slave ship. A few years ago Stephen Spielberg did a movie on the Amistad.
Other reports include: "Cuba & the Slave Trade", reports from Canada, "Letters of Ex-President General Andrew Jackson" includes one sig... See More
September 2, 1842
MANCHESTER REPRESENTATIVE, Manchester, N.H., Sept. 2, 1842 On pg. 2 under "A Treaty" is the text of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed in type: Ashburton & Daniel Webster. Treaty settled various disputes between the U.S. and Great Britain, including the northeastern boundary with Canada. Three areas of lite to moderate foxing, with a bit in the text of the treaty.
September 17, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 17, 1842 The back page has a brief yet rather rare report with a mini-head: "Joe Smith" stating: "This wonderful fellow is to be bodily absent from his people for ten years; so say the latest accounts." (see photos) Just before this is a small article: "Slave Trade", and several pages are taken up with: "... See More
September 5, 1843
THE UNITED STATES GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1843 Page 2 has a "For President, Henry Clay, of Kentucky..." advertisement. Some news of the day, but mostly ads & notices, many with include small illustrations.
Complete four pages, rejoined at the spine, otherwise in good condition.
May 3, 1844
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 3, 1844 On pg. 2 under Whig National Convention is a detailed report about the proceedings of the convention, with word that Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen were nominated. Other news of the day and several advertisements. First leaf has a small hole in the upper right corner, otherwise in nice condition..
June 8, 1844
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 8, 1844 The top of page 2 has a graphic ad supporting Henry Clay as the Whig nomination for President (see). The front page has a curious illustrated ad for a runaway engraver (see). Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, nice condition.
June 10, 1844
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 10, 1844 The top of page 2 has a graphic ad supporting Henry Clay as the Whig nomination for President (see). The front page has a curious illustrated ad for a runaway engraver (see). Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, nice condition.
November 23, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1844 The top of the first column of the front page has the results of the Presidential election, headed: "Presidential" with a count by state for Henry Clay and James K. Polk. Much more on the results of the election on inside pages. Page 2 has a letter from President Tyler to H. M. Kamehameha III, king of Hawaii (see photos). Also ... See More
June 19, 1845
DAILY ALBANY ARGUS, Albany, New York, June 19, 1845
* President Andrew Jackson death
Page 2 has several items concerning the death of Andrew Jackson, including: "General Jackson's Death" "Honors to the Illustrious Dead" which is a notice signed by the President: James K. Polk, and beginning: "Andrew Jackson is no more! He departed this life on Sunday the 8t... See More
June 25, 1845
LOUISVILLE DAILY DEMOCRAT, Louisville, Kentucky, June 25, 1845
* President Andrew Jackson death
* Rare title w/ runaway slave ad
The front page is filled with hundreds of ads, a few of which are illustrated. Inside pages have various news of the day including: "Death of Gen. Jackson--Reception of the News". Another bit on this on page 3. Pg. 2 also has: "Something New I... See More
February 24, 1846
FLORIDA SENTINEL, Tallahassee, Feb. 24, 1846
* Rare antebellum title
A very early newspaper from the capital of Florida, and with a nice engraving in the masthead. This newspaper is formatted much like most newspapers of the day, being complete in four pages with various local and national news reports in addition to many advertisements. This issue is among the we have in our inventory... See More
March 28, 1846
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 28, 1846 The front page is dominated by an illustration headed: "View Of the Wreck of the Packet Ship Henry Clay" with half of the front page taken up with reports of the wreck.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, generally nice.
July 22, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, July 22, 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, thirteen years before the Civil War. Notable front page content includes: "AN ACT to provide for the purchase of the manuscript papers of the late James Madison, fo... See More
July 26, 1848
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 26, 1848 The front page has: "An Act to Amend an Act...for the Prosecution of the Existing War between the United States & ...Mexico". Inside has: "From Mexico" ""Slavery Extension..." the latter including: "...The great question & the only question at issue is--shall slavery (that is the system ... See More
September 13, 1848
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, September 13, 1848 On the front page of the issue is an article entitled "Millard Fillmore on Slavery" in which a gentleman(John Gayle) had sent Mr. Fillmore a letter stating that Southern papers were stating the he was an Abolitionist. Mr. Fillmore's written response is included in the article.
On page four, an article "A Remarkabl... See More
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