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The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands..." (see).
Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British milit... See More
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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1786 Among the articles are: "Skeleton of Henry the First Doubted" "Original Letters of Gen. Washington & Mrs. Macaulay" "Moral & Intellectual Excellence of the Fair Sex" and so much more.
Near the back is "Foreign Intelligence" which includes news items from the Caribbean (see images) plus "Ame... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, August 31, 1839 The front page has a report reading in part: "A Suspicious Vessel which had been spoken several times on our coast, has been captured by...the brig Washington, and carried into New London. This vessel, a schooner, called L'Amistad, (Friendship) sailed from Havana bound to Neuvitas, with a cargo of dry goods, three Spanis... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 8, 1832 Nearly 5 1/2 pages are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, and the people. This was an annual tradition begun by George Washington which continues to this day. The address recounts the major events of the year and gives some discussio... See More
NILE'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837 On the third page under "Use Of Bowie Knives" is the text of an "act" passed by the legislature of Alabama. The first section of the act states that: "...if any person carrying any knife or weapon, known as Bowie knives...on a sudden recounter, shall cut or stab another with such knife, by reason of which ... See More
THE WASHINGTON UNION, City of Washington, July 18, 1857
The inset shows a front page notice concerning the government disposal of public lands in the Oregon Territory. The notice is very detailed and takes just a bit more than a column. It is signed in type: Franklin Pierce.
Complete in four pages, slight irregular left spine, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, August 2, 1839
* Runaway slave advertisement
A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Unusual to have an ad such as this from out nation's capital.
Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, nice ... See More
CLEVELAND LEADER, June 14, 1866
* Fourteenth Amendment passes Congress
* Civil War reconstruction
The front page has one column headings that include: "From Washington" "RECONSTRUCTION !" "The Constitutional Amendment Adopted by the House" and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More
A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860 The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 5, 1807 The entire ftpg. is taken up with detailed reporting on the: "Trial Of Col. Aaron Burr" which also takes half of pg. 2 (continued in a future issue). Burr was being charged with conspiring to create a separate country in the middle of North America (see hyperlink for more).
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1807 The ftpg. has a lengthy letter: "To Thomas Jefferson, President of the U. States" from people of New Orleans, concerning the fine conduct of General Wilkinson, with mention of Aaron Burr, etc. Page 3 has a letter to capt. John Cox of the Washington Cavalry, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 10, 1865 The ftpg. has: "The Future of the Freedmen" (slaves), and: "The Immortality of Booth". Inside includes: "Washington In Sorrow" "Farewell to Washington & the Great Martyr" "Ralph Waldo Emerson Upon President Lincoln" "Pursuit of Davis--The Trial at Washington" "Life of Pres... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER and the DAILY UNION newspapers both from Washington, D.C. This is a lot of 36 issues from 1840 - 1850, each complete in 4 pages and with a tremendous amount of reporting from the federal government. Generally in quite nice condition although a few might have minor disfigurements.
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 22, 1866 Page 4 has: "Our Base Ball Illustration", a portrait of: "W. F. Williams, B. B. Club, Washington D. C." which includes a biographical sketch of him, a pitcher for the National Club of Washington. About his pitching the biography notes: "...Mr. Williams's prominent physical attribute as a player is his great... See More
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, May 12, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
The front page shows the official indictment for treason against Jefferson Davis with the headings: "WASHINGTON" "Proceedings of the Grand Jury at Norfolk--Jeff Davis and John C. Breckinridge Indicted for Treason" See images for text here.
Other news of the da... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 4, 1861 Actually a rather notable issue as every issue we've had of New York titles for this date simply reported the plans for the inauguration as this was the day Lincoln was sworn in as President. But page 2 has a column headed: "EXTRA" with a dateline of Washington, March 4, 1861, with column head: "The Inauguration Of Mr. Lincoln" &q... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 17, 1884 The front cover is entitled "Pennsylvania -- The Recent Forest Fires - Women, Near Ashland, Removing Fences to Arrest the Progress of the Flames" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- The Formal Opening of the New produce Exchange, May 6th..."; "Pennsylvania -- The ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1847 The front page has most of a column headed; "From The Army at Vera Cruz" reporting on the Mexican War, and which includes a detailed letter signed in type by: H. L. Scott. Also two appointments by the President, promotions for General Gideon J. Pillow and General John A. Quitman.
The back page has: "The Administration a... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1863 This issue contains a fine centerfold by Thomas Nast: "The Emancipation of the Negroes, January, 1863--The Past and the Future" with several vignettes. This also has an accompanying article which explains the illustration and references the famous Mr. Pierce M. Butler slave auction which took place on March 2-3, 1859 outside of Savann... See More
PUCK, New York, Aug. 30, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
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FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861 Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific doublepage centerfold whi... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1796 The front page begins with a document: "Official By the President of the United States" concerning building codes for houses in the new city of Washington, D.C. IT is signed in script type: Go. Washington.
Taking half of the ftpg. is: "An Act for Establishing a Turnpike Gate on such Roads..." signed by the governor of Massachuset... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1848 The front page has an article: "California" with news from before gold was discovered, warning caution for emigrants traveling to Calif as: "...The fate of those who have taken the 'short cuts', it is said, ought to be a solemn warning. The horrible sufferings of those who were overtaken by the winter snows on the... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848 The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 28, 1861 Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered.
There is much Civil War reporting in this issue, with a considerable Confederate bias. Among the front page reports are: "The Latest Dispatches From Washington" "The News From Missouri" "Arrest of Citizens of Richm... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 21, 1896 The front cover has "The United States Protected Cruiser Olympia" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "A Great Ice Skating Rink, Washington, D.C."; "Preparation of Lamb and Kid Skins for Gloves"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages and in very nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, a trio of issues dated March 4, April 9 & 13, 1859 The first use of a plea of temporary insanity by a criminal defendant made the Daniel Sickles case noteworthy in American legal history.
Daniel Sickles' murder of Philip Barton Key was the kind of crime that piqued the interest of many, captivating the nation's press. Not even the most high-browed Vict... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 27, 1895 The front cover has "The Lake Steamer North Land" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Barathon's Propeller Life Buoy"; "Caballero's Air Vessel"; "The Cornell University Crew on the Thames, England"; "A Sectional Side Launch Dock"; "Mount Rainier, Washington"; and m... See More
NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, May 30, 1861 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city which surrendered without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy. Much of pages 4 and 5 are taken up with: "The President's Message", being the annual state of the ... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 10, 1845 Page three has: "Runaway Negroes" which includes: "A large gang of runaway negroes, from Charles county, Maryland, armed with clubs, scythes, &c., passed through the turnpike gate, two miles from this city, on the road leading to Rockville, on Tuesday morning, about one o'clock...When the armed citizens overtook the neg... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 6, 1848 This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote for the "Ten Regiment Bill" showing under the "nays" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others (see).
In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Repr... See More
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 27, 1791 Page 3 has an extract of a letter from Charleston, which says Washington spent several days there and was about to leave for Georgia, mentioning in part that: "Never did man meet with a more cordial reception than he has in this place...his speedy... departure, spreads a gloom...that (as a city) this is the last time we ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 A pg. 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispose of the same unless upon extravagant or unreasonable terms...... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Jan. 30, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln letters
* John Morgan
As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" reporting news from the various theaters of the war, and incl... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The top of pg. 2 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 4, 1796
* President George Washington
* 2 Acts of Congress signed
The ftpg. contains two Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One takes over a full column and is: "An Act for Establishing Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes" (see for the beginning).
Four pages, very nice condition. ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a trio of issues April 21, 23, and 26, 1859
* Daniel Sickles trial
* Philip Barton Key murder
The first use of a plea of temporary insanity by a criminal defendant made the Daniel Sickles case noteworthy in American legal history.
Daniel Sickles' murder of Philip Barton Key was the kind of crime that piqued the interest of many, captivati... See More