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NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 11, 1815 Page 2 has a report from Paris: "We presume that the frigates which are to transport Napoleon Bonaparte to the United States of America are waiting at Rochefort..." and a bit more. It was though that was where he was destined, but the British sent him to the island of St. Helena.
Following this is some nice reflection on the Battle of Waterloo,... See More
NEW YORK OBSERVER, Dec. 4, 1824 Page 3 has lengthy text and two charts concerning the results of the: "Presidential Election" with considerably explanation on how the numbers were determined. The bottom-line is that J.Q. Adams is leading in the numbers. Indeed, he would win the election and be inaugurated in March, 1825.
Four pages, a bit of light foxing, good condition.
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning: "Being deeply interested in the welfare of America, I think it my duty to communicate a matte... See More
Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measure... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, July 29, 1811 The back page has a very nice, black-bordered report of the death of Richard Penn, who was governor of the province of Pennsylvania from 1771-1773 (see hyperlink).
Four pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Jan. 2, 1816 Page 2 begins with the carrier's address for this newspaper (see hyperlink for details). Also, taking over 2 columns of pg. 2 is the "Treaty With Algiers" signed in type by the President & Sec. of State: James Madison and James Monroe.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803 The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the spine, good condition.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 26, 1883 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "A TRIPLE LYNCHING" A Texas Town Invaded by Masked Men, Result, Three ore Added to the List of Dead" ho Hang Three Desperadoes" "Friends Seek to Avenge Their Fate--Result, Three More Added to the List of Dead".
Ten pages, very nice condition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1878 The front page has about half a column headed: "Sitting Bull And His Bands" with various subheads including: "Reported Disposition of the Wily Savage to Make Peace--Letters Received by Gen. Miles from Fort Keogh..." and more.
Ten pages, a few minor margin tears, evenly toned, good condition but should be handled carefully.
THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 7, 1681/2 (year is dependent upon which calendar was used at the time) This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.
Measures 7 by 11 1/2 inches, very ice condition.
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, April 29, 1783 The front page has a nice report from "America" concerning the resignation of the famed patriot Robert Morris from the position of Superintendent of Fiance for the fledgling federal government. Included is a letter from him in which he says he will resign on May 1 (see). Page 3 mentions that Congress has granted: "...a very larg... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1824 The back page has: "Texas" which is a letter from Stephen Austin stating that: "The government of this nation has finally settled down into the federal republican system & the outlines of the constitution are copied from the United States, with the single exception of an exclusive religion in favor of the Roman Catholic.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 4, 1826 One of the reports within has a small head: "Texas" with a portion of the text noting: "...the states of Cohuahuilla and Texas had nearly completed their constitutions and that they have determined to abolish slavery in toto; and that all slaves in the province at the promulgation of the decree should be free..." with mo... See More
THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Dec. 20, 1723 A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format classified it as a pamphlet, and therefore no tax was... See More
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much more. This is followed by the: "President's Answer" to the Senate, ... See More
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A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 25, 1797 A page 3 report under "The Real Launch" describes the successful launch of the Constitution. The report, dated "Oct. 23", begins: "On Saturday last, the Citizens again assembled at the navy yard, to view the Launch of the Frigate Constitution. Amid a crowd of spectators, she moved with a most graceful... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 26, 1863 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Major Mosby's Command" "Col. F.W.M. Holliday" and other items. The back page has a lengthy editorial beginning: "There is no doubt that a large proportion of the present demand for gold is for the purpose of hoarding, and proceeds from a... See More
"THE PUBLICK INTELLIGENCER, Communicating the Chief Occurrences & Proceedings Within the Dominions of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Together with an Account of Affaires from Severall Parts of Europe.", London, August 1, 1659 Certainly one of the less common newsbooks from the 17th century. Newsbooks were the predecessors of today's newspapers, done in small size with one ... See More
Great report on the Battle of Queenston Heights... President Madison's state-of-the-union address...
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 7, 1812 The entire front page & some of pg. 2 are taken up with a letter from Gen. Van Rensselaer to Gen. Henry Dearborn datelined from "Head-Quarters, Lewiston". In this famous battle, which happened just the day before the letter was written, Van Rensselaer led his forces across the Niagara River to capture Queenston Heights, Ontario. British General I... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785 Articles within include: "Notices of Handel" the famed composer; "Dr. Johnson at Cambridge" and a wealth of other British-themed articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which provides the latest news of the day, as well as: "Proceedings in the Present session of Parliament".
Included is o... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1776 The front page has a curious item: "Capt. Powlet of the 59th regiment, has lost one of his legs by the cannonading of the Provincials as he sat at his breakfast." Beginning on the front page is reporting from the House of Commons, carrying over to pg. 2 where there is discussion of the situation in America, including: "...th... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 6, 1666 World history notes that 1666 was perhaps the most "dismal" year of the 17th century, as the Great Plague ravaged England & other portions of Europe but most notably the crowded city of London where it is estimated up to 100,000 people succumbed to the plague, about 20% of the city's population. But many other cities of Englan... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1778 This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.
Page 2 mentions from Boston that: "...arrived here under an esco... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 22, 1862 The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA." Among the column heads on the ftpg. are: "General Pope Falling Back" "Stonewall Jackson Advancing" "Richmond Abandoned" "A Great Battle Expected" "The War In the South-West" "Lexington Menaced" "... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Nov. 16, 1864 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferv... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1769 Page 2 has a brief item headed: "America" from New York (see), and the back page has a letter from Connecticut to a gentleman in Boston noting: "The public spirited & generous union & conduct of the merchants respecting non-importation are, & deserve to be greatly applauded, & will be had in honorable remembranc... See More
THE STARS AND STRIPES--EXTRA, "Authorized Unofficial Publication for the U.S. Armed Forces", Jan. 17, 1991 The bold banner headline proclaims: "WAR ERUPTS" and beneath which is: "Air Armada Hammers Iraq" with further text. The bottom half of the ftpg. is a photo of an F-15 Eagle being refueled in Saudi Arabia.
This newspaper announces the beginning of the war o... See More
Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.
The photo is re... See More
The two line bold banner headline proclaims: "KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET" with subhead: "Johnson Becomes President", plus a rather large photo of "John F. Kennedy" and a smal
THE SUN, Baltimore, September 21, 1998 This 52 page newspaper contains the report of Cal Ripken Jr. ending his famous streak of consecutive games played. The front page headline reads: "2,632 - Ripken ends The Streak", and includes his response: "I thought about it and decided let's end it in the same place it started. In my home state. IN front of the best fans in the wor... See More