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Item #647983GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776 The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.
This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More
Item #647981THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1791 Included is an interesting article headed: "Botany Bay", being a letter from Mr. White, surgeon-general at Botany Bay datelined Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, April 17, 1790. This articles takes a bit over a full page.
This is followed by an article headed: "America" which includes a portion of President Ge... See More
September 12, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 12, 1861
* Rare full front page map
* Battle of Carnifex Ferry
The entire front page is taken up with a huge and very detailed map headed: "THE NATIONAL BATTLE GROUND. The Armies of the Potomac--Encampments of Over 300,000 Armed Men--Scene of the Coming Decisive Conflict" which shows from Washington, D.C. & Alexandria, northwest to Buckeystown, Poi... 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
January 11, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1840 The back page has a brief yet very significant item reading: "Mormons. The Mormons have purchased a tract of 20,000 acres at the head of the Des Moines rapids of the Mississippi, on both sides of the river, including the town of Commerce. This name is changed to Nauvoo, from the Hebrew. The whole purchase money amounts to $70,0... See More
June 20, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812 An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More
June 27, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1812 This issue has one of the best presentations on the declaration of war against Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.
Most of the first column of the front page is a somewhat decorative "Proclamation" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle & signed by James Madison, declaring that a state of war exists between the United S... See More
May 15, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 15, 1813 Inside contains a very nice account headed: "Capture of York" [present-day Toronto] which was the capital of Upper Canada at the time. It was the burning of York by the Americans which cussed the British to capture & burn Washington, D.C. Included is a dispatch signed: H. Dearborn which begins: "We are in full possession o... See More
February 20, 1813
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1813 The prime feature of this issue would be the nice account of the naval batter between the U.S.S. Constitution and the Java, a victory for the American ship. The article is headed: "Splendid Naval Victory, by the Frigate Constitution, commodore Bainbridge" with the text beginning: "We have been obligingly favored by majo... See More
March 7, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 7, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln
* New President of the United States
* Post inauguration activities
* New Administration settles in
The front page of this famous national newspaper reports much on the recent inauguration of Abraham Lincoln of just 3 days prior, with first column headlines including: "The Troubles of the New Administration" "Probab... See More
February 15, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 15, 1861 The front page reports the ominous events which would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months as well as reports on the incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln, with first column headlines including: "THE NATIONAL CRISIS" "Important From Washington" "The Report of the Conspiracy Committee" &qu... See More
October 6, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 6, 1814 The very top of the front page has an editor's note explaining the troubles with printing a newspaper in a war zone, as the Battle of Baltimore was just 3 weeks prior (see photos). Also on the ftpg. "Destruction of the Navy Yard" at Washington. Pages 2 & 3 contain: "Enemy in the Chesapeake" which is a gre... See More
December 17, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 17, 1814 Almost the entire issue is taken up with "The Investigation" into how the British were able to invade the capital of the United States, Baltimore, & the vicinity, with an effort to find fault in the administration and/or the military leaders. A fascinating report with considerable detail and taking almost 13 pages. ... See More
April 29, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 29, 1815 (with supplement) Inside has much under the heading: "New Orleans" which begins: "General Orders. The commanding general, with the most lively emotions of joy & of gratitude to heaven, announces to the troops under his command that a treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain was ratified and exchanged ... See More
March 20, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1819 Close to eight pages of this issue are taken up with what one website lists as number 3 of "The Ten Most Significant Supreme Court Decisions Of All Time" (#2 is Roe vs. Wade; #1 is the Dred Scott Decision).
This is the case of McCulloch vs. the state Maryland, the text headed: "Bank of the United States - In the Supreme Co... See More
December 8, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 8, 1821 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the complete printing of President James Monroe's annual state-of-the-union address, in which he recounts the events of the year 1821 and makes plans for the future (see photos for portions). This address takes nearly 5 pages, and is the continuation of an annual tradition which began with Geor... See More
January 1, 1840
THE MADISONIAN, Washington City, June, 1840
* William Henry Harrison for president
This issue has on the inside page a political cartoon print of a log cabin (for Wm. H. Harrison) and a heraldic eagle engraving with "Harrison & Tyler" on a banner in the eagle's beak (see). Much political reporting.
Four pages, nice condition.
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
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
September 6, 1814
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1814 A fine issue from the War of 1812 concerning the British invasion of Washington D.C. and vicinity, with pg. 2 having: "Destruction Of The American Capitol" which takes over a full column. Also: "Force In the Potomac" "Alexandria Capitulated" "Defence of Georgetown" "Latest from Alexandria" "Ge... See More
August 2, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1847 Inside has some content regarding the Mexican-American War: "Fourth of July at Monterey, Mexico" "True American Spirit" "From Vera Cruz"
Four pages, nice condition.
March 2, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1868 Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with reports on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, with column heads: "WASHINGTON" "The President's Designs in Regard to the War Dept." "The Articles of Impeachment Reported to the House of Representatives" "The Question of Colored Congressmen from the Southern States"... See More
February 28, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 28, 1885 The ftpg. shows: "...Rescue of a Schooner's Crew Off Fire Island by the Life-Saving Corps". Inside has a full page print: "Dedication of the Washington National Monument...", plus a few other unrelated prints.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
February 1, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 1, 1862 The ftpg. shows: "Campaign on the Potomac--Guard House Near Langley, Virginia, with Rebel Prisoners". A fullpg. print shows: "Port Royal Expedition--Scene in the Military Market at Beaufort" showing many African-American slaves.
Other prints include: "Encampment of the National Army Near Rolla", Missouri; &... See More
February 23, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856 The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1865 This issue reports one of the more notable events in the Lincoln assassination saga, the finding and killing of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
The first column heads on the front page proclaim: "BOOTH KILLED" "Full Account of the Pursuit and its Result" "He is Traced into St. Mary's County, Maryland" "Harrold ... See More
June 23, 1829
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1829 Near the bottom of the ftpg. are 3 reward ads headed: "Stop The Thief! 150 Dollars Reward", and "Fifty Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...negro man John..."; and "$40 Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...negro woman Hopey...", each for various details (see).
Four pages, some margin wear &am... 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
November 22, 1792
HOUGH'S CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, Nov. 22, 1792 Most of page 3 is taken up with Washington's state of the union address for the year 1792 with a prefacing report which includes: "...The members of the house accordingly repaired to the senate chamber where at twelve o'clock the president of the United States arrived...when he delivered the following Speech to both Houses... 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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January 23, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 23, 1862 Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half deals primarily with politics, with: "The Norther Congress", "Indiana Democratic State Convention" plus there is also: "Rebel Fortifications at Bowling Green".
Page 2 contains the always interesting editorial, this one focused on the need to ".... See More
August 12, 1864
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes under "The War News" a letter from the "Confederate States Navy" a report from Mobile beginning: "The enemy steamed in through main entrance with 4 monitors & about sixteen heavy vessels of war. The Tecumseh...was sunk with nea... See More
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