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Item #645327THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1790
* A scarce American magazine title
* Much on Benjamin Franklin post death
Given that Ben Franklin died in April, it is not surprising that this issue has much on him. Among the articles within are: "Letter from Dr. Franklin to Michael Hillegas, Respecting covering Houses with Copper" signed in type: B. Franklin (see). Followed by:... See More
Item #649121GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790 The most significant item is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column. It begins: "At Philadelphia, aged 84 years and 3 months, Benjamin Franklin, esq. L.L.D. and F.R.S. He was born in 1706..." continuing on with more on his life & concluding with a letter concerning the deat... See More
June 7, 1790
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 7, 1790
* Early United States Congress
Page 3 has a lengthy letter concerning the character of America & the new federal government (see). There are also reports from the "House of Representatives of the United States".
Four pages, a few small archival mends at inside margins, nice condition.... See More
June 16, 1790
THE DIARY OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, England, June 16, 1790
* Attrition rate
* Benjamin Franklin
The back page has a letter from Ben Franklin (originally written in 1775) and signed in type: B.F., headed: "...Letter from the late Celebrated Dr. Franklin...on the subject of the first campaign made by the British forces in America" which includes an interesting it... See More
June 24, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 24, 1790
* Early boxing match
* One arm tied up
Page 3 has an early article on: "Boxing" concerning: "...the one-armed soldier...and a chimney-sweeper, who differed a little with each other in politics & parties...agreed to decide their dispute by a pitched battle in Bedford Bury at sun-set...tied up his left arm... See More
July 29, 1790
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1790
* General Israel Putnam death
* re. Benjamin Franklin's will
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica
Pg. 2 has a brief item: "On the 29th of May last died, at Brooklyn in America, in the 73rd year of his age, Israel Putnam, Esq., Major General of the late continental army." Half of page 4 has news headed: "America" which in... See More
Item #638619THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1790 Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin] tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave libert... See More
August 24, 1790
THE KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 24, 1790 Perhaps the prime feature is the great front page as the masthead is very decorative & includes two engravings, while the bottom of the ftpg. has a nice & very unusual illustration headed: "Cricket" showing a match being played (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
August 31, 1790
CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, August 31, 1790 On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the business of the House of Representatives. Page 3 has an extract of a letter from New York that begins: "The...government, by this time, I should think, might be convinced of the folly and absurdity of Indian treaties...". A volume I issue (number 34) of thi... See More
September 1, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 1, 1790 Page 3 has a report that reads in full: "The Hon. James Wilson, Esq. Associate Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of the United States, is elected Professor of Law in the College of Philadelphia." Wilson was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, and the first law professor at the College of Philadelphia, now the Univ.... See More
September 6, 1790
CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he will reside, till his presence is necessary at Philadelphia.&qu... See More
Item #121099THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1790 Included is a: "Description of a Curious Portrait at Mavesyn Ridware" which is presumed to be Sir Francis Drake, and which includes a full page plate of him. Also: "Original Letter of Oliver Cromwell..." and so much more.
Included are the 3 full page plates called for.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/co... See More
October 13, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 13, 1790
* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)
The front page has an advertisement by the "Treasury Department" for: "...proposals...for the building of a Light House...upon the lot of land on Cape Henry...state of Virginia..." and what follows is considerable details as to how the lighthouse is to be cons... See More
October 18, 1790
CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 18, 1790 A page 3 report under "Hartford" states that the commissioners of New York & Vermont reached a decision: "... the result is, that Vermont is dismembered from...New-York, and the New Hampshire grants...are acknowledged to be valid. Thus the way is open for the admission of Vermont into the Federal Unio... See More
October 30, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 30, 1790 Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" which is a very early report of the sport (see photos). Other items including a page 3 article on: "Duelling", "King of France's Demand", "the Art of Joking", "King of Sweden" and other items.
Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition. The back... See More
November 3, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 3, 1790
* Creating Washington D.C.
Page 2 has: "The Western Posts" which begins: "Those barriers of the United States are still retained by the British; and...have lately been strengthened by additional fortifications & troops..." (see). Also from Georgetown a significant report on the beginning of plans to develop the permanent ... See More
November 5, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Nov. 5, 1790 Page 3 has: "...from an officer in the service of the United States from Fort Harmar on the Ohio, we learn that the banditti of Cherokee and Shawanese Indians, who had long infested the River Fanessee and the adjacent country, had been attacked and entirely dispersed after a conflict with the militia in which they lost upward... See More
November 6, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 6, 1790 Pg. 2 article: "Interiour Africa" offers nice particulars about the continent particularly the region from the Niger River to the coast of Guinea with talk about camels, the large rivers, Pagans and Mahometans, articles of export like gold-dust, goat-skins, and a species of nut called "gooroo", with mention that: "Fire arm... See More
November 13, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790
* Patriots George Read & William Patterson
Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More
Item #628413THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, December, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Account of the Moravian Settlement at Bethlehem in Pennsylvania" which takes over a full page; "The Family Economy & Employments of the Gypsies" "Chinese Letter" "Classical Al... See More
December 4, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1790 Page 2 has a piece concerning the discussion in the Virginia Assembly on the assumption of the state debts by Congress (see). Page 3 has: "Column On Beacon Hill" which has much detail on it, noting the specifics of the inscriptions on all 4 sides noting the significant battles & other events relating to the Revolutionary War (see).
Four... See More
December 24, 1790
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1790 The ftpg. is taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with reports from the House of Representatives carrying over to page 3, which also has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Pennsylvania.
The back page is filled with ads including one for noted Jewish financier Isaac Franks (see). Four pa... See More
Item #208424THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1791 A nice newspapers from the late 1700's carrying various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The entire front page is taken up with ads, a few of which are illustrated. Nice engraving in the middle of the masthead showing the "mercury" figure. Folio size, complete in 4 pages, some scattered browning or foxing, generally in good condit... See More
Item #208937THE WORLD, London, 1791 A nice folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with a wealth of ads on the front page and much news of the day on the inside, obviously most focusing on British concerns & politics but other European items as well. Some wear at the margins otherwise rather nice, with an intricate star-shaped engraving in the masthead. The photo below is "generic" but the issue you receive will ... See More
January 26, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791
* re. Creating Washington D.C.
* President George Washington
Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".
The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... 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
Item #629122GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1791
* General Joseph Harmar
* Northwest Territory campaign
* Native Americans - Indians
One of the plates has several prints of early coins with some descriptive text as well (see). Another plate has a coastal: "View Near Margate" plus a: "View in Lower Saxony". Another page has an article and a small print of the... See More
February 12, 1791
THE WORLD, London, Feb. 12, 1791 Page 3 contains a report reading: "It is with pleasure we can announce to the public the imprisonment in this city of the thieves who lately stole Madam du Barre's jewels. They were detected by offering to sale a small parcel of them, value about 7,000l to a Mr. Simon, a Jew, for 1,500l which caused in him a suspicion of their being obtained by some dishon... See More
February 16, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 16, 1791 Most of the Page 2 has an article headed: "Dueling" taking about one-third of a column (see). Page 3 has: "Vermont" which is a short article on hopes of it becoming a state (see).
Four pages, some margin tears, loss to a lower corner, a few crude pg. 1 margin tears.
February 16, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1791
* Issac Franks & Solomon Lyons
* 2 famous Jewish financiers ads
Among the many front page ads are ones for two noted Jewish financiers, Isaac Franks and Solomon Lyons. Has details about each respective business (see ). The front page also has a notice about an exhibition of: "...That uncommon, strange and cur... See More
February 16, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 16, 1791
* Vermont to join the Union ?
Most of the Page 2 has an article headed: "Dueling" taking about one-third of a column (see). Page 3 has: "Vermont" which is a short article on hopes of it becoming a state (see).
Four pages, great condition.
March 3, 1791
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 3, 1791 Page 2 has a very brief item: "The Cherokee Chiefs are making preparations for their departure; in what manner they will be conveyed out is yet undetermined." This is concerning the trip of Indian chiefs to London to meet with the King of England. Page 3 has a very early item on playing cards, or gambling: "The Gre... See More
March 25, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 25, 1791 Page 2 has a brief item: "The President has appointed the following gentlemen to receive subscriptions to the Bank of the United States..." The list including David Rittenhouse among others (see). The front page includes 9 illustrated ship ads, plus one featuring a plow.
Four pages, very nice condition.
March 26, 1791
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, March 26, 1791
* 18th century boxing
* Mention of the Canadian Constitution Bill
* Botany-Bay mention
* Partial Red Ink Stamp
Page 3 has details regarding a boxing match between Faulkner and Thornhill, two notable pugilists (boxers) of the period. See images for details. The front page has mentions of both the Canadian Constitution Bill a... See More
Item #607663THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1791 One of the more successful American magazines of the 18th century, in fact one of a relatively few which survived more than a few years. Several pages are taken up with: "A Brief Examination of Lord Sheffield's Observation on the Commerce of the United States" with details on the manufacture of "Hats" in America, and also... See More
Item #629124GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1791 Included is an interesting article: "Dr. Franklin's Parable Traced to its Source" which takes nearly two pages. Also within: "Monument for Captain Cook" and: "An Elegy Occasioned by the Rejection of Mr. Wilberforce's Motion for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade" (see); and much more.
Near the back are... See More
April 2, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791 Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.
Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.
April 7, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1791 Page 2 has a report from "Annapolis" which begins: "Early on Friday morning last this city was honoured by the arrival of the President, attended by only his private secretary, major Jackson..." with more on this (see).
Four pages, the bottom right corners have been archivally mended, but otherwise in ve... See More
April 13, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1791 The front page features 16 illustrated ship ads making this a decorative newspaper. The ftpg. also had ad for "Isaac Franks, Stock and Exchange Broker..." with details. Franks was a noted Jewish financier.
Four pages, very nice condition.
April 15, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 1791 The front page features 12 illustrated ship ads. Pg. 3 has an ad: "Ten Dollars Reward" for a soldier who deserted the military, with various details (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
May 19, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 19, 1791 A page 3 report from Richmond says: Sunday last the Rev. James Madison, D. D. Bishop for this state, delivered an excellent discourse to a very crowded congregation; after which he ordained two young men to Priests orders. Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements including illustrated ship ads.... See More
May 28, 1791
THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, May 28, 1791
* Northwest Indian War
* John Armstrong
This is a title we very rarely have the opportunity to offer. Page 3 has a report from Danville, Kentucky, noting: "...Capt. Armstrong & about 30 men were going up the river Ohio & were attacked by a body of Indians...about 20 of Armstrong's men were killed...the Indians have done m... See More
June 1, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1791
* General Charles Scott
Page 3 has an item noting: "...from Kentucky, informs us that Gen. Scott was about to march against the Indians..." with more (see photos). Page 3 also has a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" (see).
Four pages, a few very discrete archival... See More
June 3, 1791
THE WORLD, London, June 3, 1791
* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward
* Jewish boxer - boxing challenge
Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" "Ward and Mendoza" which is a report on the planned match between these two boxers, but it was stopped before it happened by the local magistrates. This was also very early in the charging of admission to attend and nice to ha... See More
June 10, 1791
DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791
* Beginning of the nation's capital
A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of ten miles... See More
June 28, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 28, 1791 The ftpg. has a document from the "War Department" signed in type by: H. Knox, Secretary of War, concerning military pensioners and how they can apply for benefits (see).
Four pages, minor loss to a blank corner from the back leaf, very nice condition.
Item #628282THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1791
* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government
The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. A few include: "Thoughts on the Decay of States" "Character of the Virginians" "Description of Gray's Gardens, Pennsylvania" "Shorts Accou... See More
July 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, July, 1791 Under "Proceedings of the National Assembly in France" is the "Declaration of the King" which notes: "...I am desirous of complying with the wishes of the National Assembly & I shall never decline publishing the motives of my conduct. The motives for my journey were the outrages & the threats offered to my fam... See More
July 14, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 14, 1791
* Washington D.C. land sale
* Early U.S. government
The front page has a nice notice datelined "Georgetown, June 30, 1791", concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the: "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the... See More
July 30, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1791 Page 3 includes: "We are informed that the President of the United States has been pleased to appoint William Jackson Post Master General of the United States." Also a report of the celebration of the 4th of July.
Four pages, a minor ink stain, very nice condition.
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