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April 7, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, April 7, 1838 Inside has three pages taken up with: "THE CONSTITUTION of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Amended by the Convention of 1837-8". One of the more controversial items is that which specifies that African-Americans are not permitted to vote, noting here at the beginning of: "Article III, Sec. 1: In elect... See More
Item #647204THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784 The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: ... See More
Item #647193THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784 The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: ... See More
December 1, 1865
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 1, 1865.
* Post civil War reconstruction
* Habeas Corpus restored
Front page has: "WASHINGTON" Proclamation By The President" "Restoration of the Privileges of the Habeas CorpusWrit in the Loyal States" and more.(see) Proclamation in signed in type: Andrew Johnson
Other news of the day includes: "Railroad Slaughter" "T... See More
February 1, 1786
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
June 1, 1789
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
Item #647030GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1794 Among the three plates present is one which includes a very nice street view of "The Queen's Head" pub in Islington, now a London suburb (see photos). Among the various articles is: "Further Particulars Respecting the Execution of Madame Elizabeth, by an Eye-Witness", beginning: "Madame Elizabeth, the ill-fated sister ... See More
June 11, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842
The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More
January 9, 1836
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
February 28, 1865
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Onward march in the South
* Final months of the Civil War
* Union prisoners
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "FROM WASHINGTON", "Strength of the Rebel Army in Front of ... See More
April 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1787 Included is a very lengthy review of a new book: "Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1, & 2" which takes up 3 pages with much detail on lie in America during these closing years of the Revolutionary War (see for portions). An interesting and early travelogue.
Near the back is nearly a column headed: "American News&quo... See More
July 27, 1796
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 Massachusett... See More
Item #645196THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1797
* Letter to Thomas Paine
* Letter to George Washington regarding his keeping of slaves
Among the many articles under "Review of New Publications" is: "A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, in Answer to His Letter to Gen. Washington, by Peter Porcupine." this is followed by: "Expostulatory Letter to George Washington... See More
Item #645195GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781 The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies". Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesape... See More
July 26, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 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
Item #644395GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates" (see photos).
T... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1781 The first article is a "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which takes 6 pages and includes discussions on the Revolutionary War. One first page item notes: "...That it was now no question about independency and allegiance: Great Britain could not at this instant of time give independence to America, nor could Americ... See More
June 14, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862
* Robert Smalls, "Hero of the Planter", who would eventually go from the walls of slavery to the halls of The House of Representatives
Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well. As Wikipedia note... See More
May 1, 1785
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
Item #644290THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1795
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
Item #644287GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796 Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both... See More
Item #644286THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1797 Although there is a wide range of content within this issue, the most significant is President George Washington's last state-of-the-union address which is headed: "Gen. Washington's Farewell Address to the United States" [not really; see the 1796 Supplement for his Farewell Address] and prefaced with: "In our Supplem... See More
March 6, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841 Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caught a cold & died of pneumonia just one month later.
Gre... 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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March 6, 1824
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 6, 1824 On the back page under "Land For Sale" is a detailed notice that begins: "For sale, my tract of land in Albemarle County, heretofore my residence..." and more about the location of the property as well as the various amenities and improvements. Also some details about a tract of land below Milton. The ad is signed: James M... See More
March 21, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1820 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with: "General Jackson's Memorial", continued in a future issue. The ftpg. has a document to the Senate signed by the President: James Monroe, concerning the return of land to the citizens of Georgia by various Indian tribes (see).
No fewer than 4 runaway slave reward ads. Four pages, nice condi... See More
May 22, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881 The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross. The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held this evening, & which was attended by many promin... See More
March 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861 The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text he... See More
May 19, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 19, 1792 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy Act of Congress titled: "An ACT for Raising a Further Sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for Other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle & signed in type by the President: George Washington.
Inside has length... See More
March 10, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790 This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this time. So it is of great significance that close to half of the front page is taken up with the very first prin... See More
April 5, 1783
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1783 One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is a detailed advertisement by "Isaac Franks", a notable Jewish financier who served under Washington during the war. The back page has an ad by: "Haym Salom... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction of the P... See More
September 2, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 2, 1780 Page 2 has a report from Boston (see photos for full text), as well as other news which includes: "Some accounts from America say that notwithstanding the capture of Charlestown [Charleston] the Carolinas are preparing to send their members to Congress as usual...That General Clinton's detachments have all failed, being unable to atta... See More
Item #643857THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1779 A very special feature of this issue is the foldout map titled: "A Chart Of Delaware Bay and River..." showing as far north as Philadelphia (see). This map measures 8 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition.
The first five pages have a summary of debates in Parliament, which include much discussion of the Revolutiona... See More
February 19, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 1847 The top of the ftpg. has a document: "By the President of the United States" concerning the sale of land in the Iowa Territory, plus another very similar for the sale of land in Arkansas, and yet another for the sale of land in Wisconsin (see).
Pg. 3 has various items concerning the Mexican War: "The Three Million Bill" &q... 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, bit close-trimmed at the top affects a bit at the top of the pages, otherwise very... See More
December 13, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1800 Page 2 has the election returns showing that Thomas Jefferson won the Presidential election over Pinckney, which includes a chart by state and various text (see). A paragraph begins: "It is a blessing to have a Federal President; but it is an evil of great magnitude to have an antifederal Vice President..." with more. Another item on pg. 2 ... See More
February 17, 1808
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1808 The entire first column is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by: Th. Jefferson. The first is "An Act Making Appropriations for the Support o the Navy of the United States during the year 1808." The bkpg. is mostly taken up with two more Acts, again each signed by Jefferson. One is "An Act to Erect a ... See More
July 10, 1849
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 10, 1849
* Death of Dolly Madison ?
Page 2 has a small report headed: "Reported Death of Mrs. Madison" with a Washington dateline, noting: "Mrs. Madison, widow of James Madison, died this morning at an advanced age..." with a bit more, and then: "A despatch a few hours later says Mrs. Madison was still living, but very ... See More
September 1, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More
June 9, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1781 Near the back is a letter of thanks signed in type by: Cornwallis, concerning a letter of congratulations from the House of Commons on his victory in the colonies (likely Guilford Court House). This is followed by a letter from New York which includes: "We have lately taken another rebel; mail...Sir Henry Clinton knows the state of the rebels,... See More
March 6, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1781 Page 2 has a letter from New York with war-related news including: "...account from Staten Island today, the revolted Jersey brigade is said to be disbanded...together with the revolt of the Pennsylvania line makes a dissolution in the continental army of about sixteen or 1700 men; a number they will scarcely be able to recruit again...Was... See More
October 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1780 The front page has a letter from New York which includes: "The French flag is now flying on the other side of the river, about Paulus Hooke, & Washington is erecting batteries, but am apprehensive will desist soon as his men desert fast & are glad at being near the river. The British were to make a sally upon them yesterday. Thi... See More
June 4, 1841
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, June 4,1841 "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". The back page has the: "Biography" of George Washington providing a mid-19th century glimpse of how he was viewed at the time. Other arti... See More
December 31, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 31, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the front page reports are: ""Interesting Captured Federal Correspondence" "The Administration & the Negro"... See More
August 26, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1852
* Uncle Tom's Cabin
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More
September 19, 1895
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
January 27, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791
* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government
* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More
March 16, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796
* Jay's Treaty - John
* George Washington
A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.
\Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Arti... See More
April 16, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 16, 1862
* Report on the Battle of Shiloh from the Confederate capital
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The entire front page is taken up with various advertisements and notices. Page 2 has war items including a lengthy editorial which begins: "The states of Kentucky & Maryland are now to determine what they will do... See More
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