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August 19, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 19, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commodities & the depreciation of the currency in the colonies, a notable concern at the time. Over half of pa... See More
April 8, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #4 issue.
Some war news inside including an item: "...a party of the enemy...landed from a galley below Tarry-Town, were luckily early discovered by our people... See More
July 31, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of the correspondences are signed in type by Andrew Pickens, Henry Lee, and Francis Marion.
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May 1, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 1, 1781 Page 2 ha some nice war-related content including a letter from General Greene's headquarters, bits including: "...wrote you on the 23d...since which we have been in pursuit of the enemy with a determination to bring them to action again. On the 27th we arrived at Rigden's Ford...imagined they meant to wai... See More
February 14, 1929
YOUNGSTOWN VINDICATOR, Ohio, February 14, 1929
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre
* George 'Bugs' Moran vs. Al Capone
* Early, same day 1st report w/ great headline
The front page features a great banner headline reporting the historic St. Valentine's Day Massacre: "GANGSTERS LINE UP AND MURDER SEVEN MEN".
Subheads include: "Whole Gang Wiped Out In Beer He... See More
September 13, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".
As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The ... See More
Item #642030THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793
* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)
This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More
August 24, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1807
* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific
The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More
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