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September 2, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 2, 1795 The front page has an address: "To The President of the United States" by the "...subscribers, merchants & traders of the city of Philadelphia." which carries over to page 2. Most of the document is taken up with a very lengthy list of names of those who signed it. It is followed on page 2 by the response from the President, a... See More
September 26, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small tears & archival mends ne... See More
December 21, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 21, 1793
* Vice President John Adams
Beginning on the ftpg. & concluding on page 2 is: "Answer Of the Representatives of the People of the United States to the President's Speech" which was Washington's annual state-of-the-union address, followed immediately by his: "Reply" signed in script type: Geo. Washington (see pho... See More
February 11, 1794
DUNLAP AND CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1794 Page 3 has a letter headed "Carlisle" which begins: "At this present crisis there is every appearance of a war with the United States, it is hoped that wise and able General Washington will prevent the effusion of human blood & horrors of war..." with more (see).
November 3, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1779 Most of the front page is taken up with: "Further Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs, October, 1779" which has as its theme: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided, can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand and capital mistake relative to the welfare of this n... See More
June 16, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 16, 1779 Nearly one-third of the front page has "Parliamentary Proceedings" which are focused on the actions of Sir William Howe in the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...With regard to Sir William Howe's reason for not marching the army up the east side of Hudson's River, the General said...there were some small ... See More
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
August 18, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 18, 1777 Page 2 has a few items on the Revolutionary War including: "...advice...of Ticonderoga being in the possession of the King's troops & that Gen. Burgoyne's army was then marching to join Gen. Howe." and: "...that the entire conquest of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts's Bay is to prece... See More
July 26, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 26, 1777 Page 2 has: "...They say that the rebel camp under Washington broke up at Bound Brook in the night & leaving their fires burning, had marched for Philadelphia..." and further on a letter from New York includes: "General Howe is gone to Brunswick where the army are now encamped except those left for the defence of the city ... See More
June 9, 1777
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 9, 1777 Most of the front page is taken up with the continued: "Further Extract from the Letters sent by the Missionaries in America to the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts" which ties to the Revolutionary War, including: "...Matters now became critical in the highest degree. The rebel army amounted to near 30,00... See More
June 7, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 7, 1777 Page 2 has several items concerning the war including: "...from Philadelphia...the Congress have of late so far lowered their haughty tone as even to talk of relinquishing their pretensions to independency. This sudden change is said to be owing partly to the great loss among their shipping, the repeated defeats of their army, & part... See More
May 7, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 7, 1777
* Rare Revolutionary War title
Page 2 has: "An American Anecdote" taking two-thirds of a column, concerning the French & Indian War (see). Page 2 has several reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "...an account of Sir Guy Carleton having passed over the lakes on the ice & taking possession of that [Ti... See More
February 22, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 22, 1777 Page 2 has various reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "A letter from Rhode Island, dated Jan. 8, says...brought us confirmation of the news of General Lee's being taken, and also of General Washington's being defeated. We hope before the month is out that Philadelphia will be in our possession as our troops rece... See More
March 25, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 25, 1780
* General George Washington
* Revolutionary War ending ?
Page 2 has a letter from Williamsburg, Virginia, which has in part: "This commonwealth has nearly raised its quota of the fifteen millions of dollars which were voted by Congress to be levied monthly for the purpose of reducing the American debt..." and "...F... See More
March 1, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 1, 1780
* Revolutionary War
Page 3 has an item which includes: "North America continues in its usual unknown state, or rather incomprehensible state. We are fed with ideal exploits to be performed in the midst of winter by an army which did nothing all the summer!...it be destruction to our fleet & army embarked, & the leaving... See More
April 5, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 5, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* John Jay letter
Page 2 has a letter from Congress, prefaced with a note of explanation signed in type by: John Jay, concerning disavowing a publication which appeared in the Penna. Packet newspaper (see photos). Also a report from the Boston Gazette that: "General Washington, upon application to ... 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
August 24, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 24, 1793 Page 2 has not one but two letters signed in italic type by Go. Washington (see photos), one in response to a letter from the Chairman of a meeting of citizens of New York, and the other to the inhabitants of the city of Hartford, Connecticut. Printings of Washington letters & documents in period newspapers are increasingly difficult to f... See More
December 3, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 3, 1779 Inside has: "...Our fleet and army at New York have had a happy escape from the vengeance D'Estaing pronounced against them...passenger...says that every thing was quiet when he came from New York excepting some little skirmishing in the back settlements...repulsing an attack on Long Island & making a descent in the Jersies where ... See More
November 26, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 26, 1779
* General John Burgoyne letter
* Surrender at Saratoga, New York
Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Reply to Lieut. General Burgoyne's Letter to his Constituents" which begins: "After your surrender to the American army...you expressed your 'confidence' in the justice of the King...to support the ge... See More
November 2, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 2, 1779 The entire front page and a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in Answer to the Exposition of the Court of France". This lengthy piece concerning the French involvement in the Revolutionary War, a few bits noting in part: "...During the disputes that had arisen between Great Bri... See More
December 20, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 20, 1780
* Lord Charles Cornwallis & General Benedict Arnold
Fully one-third of the front page is taken up with a lengthy & notable: "Proclamation" signed in type by: Cornwallis, from not long after his victory over General Gates at Camden, South Carolina, concerning: "...his Majesty's unparalleled clem... See More
May 23, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 23, 1780 Page 2 includes a report that: "...certainly various accounts in tow from very respectable quarters, all of which confirm Sir Henry Clinton's taking Charlestown [Charleston] by storm on the 7th of April after a great slaughter on both sides..." (see).
Fully 1 1/3 pages are taken up with "Letter V to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount ... See More
March 9, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 9, 1780
* General William Howe
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
Most of a page is taken up with a letter signed: "Americanus" which is critical in the efforts of General Howe during his leadership in war effort in America, headed: "To the Right Hon. Lord H--e" (brother of the general), which has near the beginning: "In th... See More
Item #208507THE DIARY; OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, 1789 This is a nice folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with untrimmed margins (uncommon) and a nice red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner of the front page or page 3. Various news of the day plus ads as well. This is one of the less common British titles in our inventory, never held by us in 30 years, outside of our recent purchase. Minimal fold ... See More
Item #180100A seven issue set of American newspapers containing one issue each from the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson. This is set one of a 5 part collection.
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