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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, September 19, 1895
* Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition Speech
* Booker T. Washington - African-American political leader
Just the day prior noted African-American spokesman Booker T. Washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the Cotton States & International Exposition in Atlanta, a speech which would go down i... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785 Among the first articles is: "Brief Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mr. Benjamin Martin...", who was a noted optician, instrument maker, spectacle maker (see hyperlink). This issue is lacking the full page print of him called for.
Also within: "Old Ale Houses and Dancing Schools Described" "Bill Proposed for Regulating th... See More
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 military, a... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785 Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... See More
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, August 3, 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, nice condition.
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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1789 Among the articles are: "Extract from a Sermon at Bristol on the Slave Trade" "Description of a Tour Through the West of England" and so much more. But the best content is news headed: "America" which reports from Philadelphia: "...his Excellency George Washington, the President Elect of the United States, arrive... See More
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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
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' 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 UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1847 The ftpg. has: "The Executive and the Army" concerning General Taylor (see). Page 2 has more content concerning General Taylor and the Mexican War, plus: "Arrival of the Remains of the Heroes of Monterey--Military Escorts--Departure of the Remains of Capt. Boyle..." and more.
Four pages, nice condition.
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Aug. 7, 1804 Page 5 has an item: "A very interesting, tho' painful, discussion has for several days occupied some of the New York papers...The object is to show that the late melancholy event was the effect of a settled, deliberate design of Col. Burr and a few of his friends to take the life of Gen. Hamilton & others. A ... See More
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 30, 1814 A fine issue from the War of 1812 with much of pg. 2 taken up with war reports, items headed: "Splendid Defense of Fort Erie!" "Latest From Buffalo" "District Troops" and war-related reports from Canandaigua, Albany, Yorktown and elsewhere. But the most notable reports are those concerning the British advance upon the... 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
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.
THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, May 10, 1780 Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun just 2 years prior in 1778.
The front page is taken up with reports from Europe, including a little chart headed: "The present American war has cost the following sums ab... See More
THOMAS' MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 6, 1788 The entire front page is taken up with a detailed financial report taken from the: "Extract from the Journal of Congress" of the new federal govt. Page 3 has a document signed: A. St. Clair, commander in chief of the Northwest Territory, in which he defines the newly-created county of Washington in present-day Ohio.
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BURT'S AMONG THE CLOUDS, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, August 13, 1877 Noted in the masthead: "Printed Daily on the Summit of Mount Washington", although printed only in the tourist season. This was likely the highest-elevation (6,288 ft.) newspaper east of the Mississippi.
As noted by the news reports & advertisements, this was a tourist-themed newspaper. Eight p... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington (D.C.), Feb. 24, 1848 Page 3 has at the top center: "Death Of Ex-President Adams" with the report beginning: "The venerable Patriot and Statesman, John Quincy Adams, expired at the Capitol last evening...He lingered...insensible & unconscious from the period of his attack on Monday until an hour after sunset last evening when he gently br... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1791 Over half of page 2 & a small part of pg. 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression o... See More
DEMOCRATIC WATCHMAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1881 Page 4 has a report headed: "A Terrible Deed--Attempt to Assassinate President Garfield" which begins: "Not having issued a paper last week the Watchman is consequently somewhat late with the news of the attempted assassination of President Garfield at Washington...This sad event took place in the depot of the Baltim... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883 The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail (see); half page: "The Indian at W... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 18, 1793 Page 2 includes: "Declaration of the French" and "Anecdote of Louis XVIth", as well as items from Georgia, Virginia and New York. Also a letter "To the Inhabitants of the City of New London" signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.
The back page has 8 illustrated advertisements. Four pages, some light staining,... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1779 Inside has reports from the "House of Commons" which includes talk of events in America, including: "...General Grey...had seen no more of the country than what lies between the head of Elk and Philadelphia & between that city and New York..." and "The conduct of Sir William Howe...had no doubt about it: the force in h... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 26, 1862 The ftpg. features a nice map headed: "THE REBEL ATTACK ON BANKS' COLUMN" with subhead: "Scene of the Operations of the Rebel Generals Jackson and Ewell on Front Royal and Winchester, May 24 and 25, 1862". There are many ftpg. column heads as well including: "Attack of the Rebels Jackson and Ewell on His Column" "Streng... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1852 The back page has an advertisement for the sale of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or Life Among The Lowly" with details (see). The "National Era" was the newspaper which introduced the famed "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to the world, being serialized in this newspaper before the published book was available.
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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 24, 1792 The first two columns of the front page are taken up with: "An ACT relative to the Election of a President and Vice-President of the United States, and Declaring the Officer who shall act as President in case of Vacancies in the Offices both of President and Vice-President." This is called the "Presidential Succession Act" as it ... See More
Responding to Washington's first state-of-the-union address... Reviewing Hamilton's historic report on public credit...
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 27, 1790 The front page begins with the response of the Senate to Washington first state-of-the-union address to the Congress, signed in type: John Adams as Vice President & President of the Senate. This is acknowledged by a short response signed; G. Washington. Also the "Address of the House of Representatives to the President of the United ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1836 The front page has a report headed: "The latest news from Texas, received by way of New Orleans, says:---" "with the text reading in part: "By the schr. Julius Ceasar we learn that the last accounts from camp received by express at Bragoria on the 11th instant states that on the morning of the 5th an attack was made on t... 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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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848 Page 2 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plo... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the precious metals (which are said to be as p... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with five "Acts", three of which are federal Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. The other two are Mass. Acts each signed in script type by their governor: Samuel Adams. A very displayable front page.
Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Go. Washington c... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 5, 1865 Among the front page column heads are: "A Riot At Aquia Creek, Va." "Trouble Between White and Negro Laborers" "Ruffianism In Washington" "Important Order Regarding Our Texas Troops" "The Jeff. Davis Meeting" & much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing & light staining, 2 fol... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 18, 1865 Front page column heads include: "WASHINGTON" "False Rumors of Cabinet Changes" "The Troubles of Pardon Seekers" "The Defeat of Gen. Joe Johnston" "The Secesh Papers in Tribulation About It" "The Counterfeit Treasury Notes" "Disastrous Conflagration--Augusta, Maine, Nearly Destroyed".
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THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 2, 1792 Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Law Of The Union - An Act...for Making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type: Geo. Washington, President of the United States. Pg. 2 also has an item headed "Pittsburgh" which begins: "The fort begun last winter at this place stands on t... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from the House of Representatives which includes Lincoln'... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington D.C. May 23, 1849 Page 2 has a report headed: "Report of Gen. Worth's Death" [Fort Worth, Texas fame], with supporting text. Other news of the day with period ads throughout.
Four pages, nice condition.
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, August 23, 1864 Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The War News" which includes reports from various fields of operation; "Latest News From the North" "An Armistice Pressed at Washington" "From Grant's Army" &quo... See More