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March 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1787
* 18th century American title
Page 2 has a Proclamation by the Mass. Governor: James Bowdoin, warning people not to purchase: "...any real estate from such persons as are, or have been concerned in the present rebellion..." meaning the Shays' Rebellion (see). Page 3 has a letter to the Penna. General... See More
April 23, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 23, 1787
* Year of the United States Constitution
Page 2 includes: "One Hezekiah Hicks, a noted rebel of Rehoboth, Mass., has lately been committed to Taunton goal for trial." A letter from Albany concerns relations with Indians. Other news & ads of the day.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
April 14, 1798
THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April 14, 1798 An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor. Mostly literary content but also: "On Theatres" "Sudden Impulses" "On the Pennsylvania Hospital" & more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence" which has so... See More
August 4, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1780 Page 3 has: "...that so successful has Sir Henry Clinton been in the reduction of Carolina that there is not a frontier town round all the province but what is in possession of his Majesty's forces; so that all South Carolina is compleatly in peace & tranquility..." Also a letter from New York mentions: "A detachme... See More
March 18, 1778
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in part: "It being necessary, that a plentiful supply of...fresh provisions...be... See More
Item #613241THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July 1753 Near the back of this issue is a terrific--yet inconspicuous--report which is part of various news items under the heading: "America" and dateline of "Philadelphia, May 10" reading: "Last week was raised and fixed, in the State-House Steeple, the great bell, weighing 2080 lb. cast here, with this inscription, 'Procl... See More
October 21, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1785
* American lawyer & statesman
Page 2 has an account of the death of Samuel Hardy, a member of the Continental Convention from Virginia. Included is the "Order of Procession" of is funeral including the position of "the corpse" and more (see the hyperlink for much more on him).
Four pages, m... See More
May 2, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, May 2, 1778
* Pardon for deserters ?
* Revolutionary War
This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The top of page 2 has a nice item from Congress offering pardon to deserters from the military, prefaced with an interesting note signe... See More
February 4, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Feb. 4, 1778 This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.
Over a full column on the ftpg. is taken up with a response to the prejudice against Americans, prefaced with the comments: "As it appears that some of our fello... See More
February 28, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Feb. 28, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
Half of the front page first column is a: "Proclamation" signed by: W. Howe, concerning naval affairs (see). Page 2 has: "It cannot have... See More
October 21, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775
* Ethan Allen captured
* Revolutionary War
The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of ... See More
February 16, 1782
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 16, 1782 Page 2 has a note that: "Upon Sir Henry Clinton's arrival a board of enquiry will sit upon his conduct. One great error laid to his charge is the not establishing posts on Hudson's River in order to command it, and cut the rebellious colonies asunder...that had New York been only a fortified post & Philadelphia made the head... See More
April 26, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 26, 1787 Page 3 has an interesting warning as the new nation elects politicians: "A knave in office is more to be shunned than a fool with a fire brand in a magazine of gun power..." with more (see). Various news reports from New York, Richmond, Alexandria, & Philadelphia. The back page has "An Act" of th... See More
February 5, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 5, 1789 This issue is from just before Washington's election and inauguration in this city, as well as the formation of the federal government. This was a very significant year in American history. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has various news reports from Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, plus an ad headed: "For Sale, A Y... See More
July 17, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 17, 1769 Page 2 has a full column letter form Dennys De Berdt to Thomas Cushing. Page 3 has the address of a House committee to the governor of Massachusetts, including: "...the business of the province is got into such an arrear...Who brought the province under this difficulty your excellency can be at no loss to det... See More
April 19, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 19, 1779 Two columns on pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 17678. By J. Carver..." which has some interesting reading. One item notes: "...many obstructions would arise to my scheme from the want of good maps and charts; for the French, whilst they retai... See More
November 13, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770 Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would..tend to keep up a harmony among the Coloni... See More
September 6, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1777
* Rare Revolutionary War title from America
Most of the front page is taken up with a report from congress dated Aug. 28, 1777, concerning the contrary intents of the Quakers in Philadelphia concerning the war, noting in part: "...people commonly called Quakers, render it certain & notorious that those persons are, wi... See More
January 9, 1783
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 9, 1783 An issue from at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War and before final details of the treaty of peace were announced in American newspapers.
The front page has some war-related content from London with mention of George Washington (see). A pg. 2 letter from Philadelphia includes: "...that Congress have received official dispatches... See More
April 27, 1782
THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782
* Rare title
The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken out...When the colonies ... See More
May 1, 1755
THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, May 1, 1755
* Very rare & early American title
Not only is this a "Southern" title, but also an issue from the French & Indian War. While most of the news items are European reports, page 2 has a bit of war-related content in a letter from Pennsylvania noting: "We are like to have hot work with the French next summer, for their ca... See More
January 7, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.
All of the front page is taken up with advertisem... See More
April 17, 1740
THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a single issue in 1690 before being suppressed & dest... See More
August 18, 1791
DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1791 The front page has a nice ad 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 Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of Government...&qu... See More
December 26, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1792 Inside has over 5 columns taken up with: "Interesting Advices, French National Convention" with a considerable amount of information concerning the on-going French Revolution.
Four pages, nice condition.
December 24, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1792
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
The front page is filled with ads and includes 6 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has over a full column headed: "Aerostation" which includes a letter signed in type by the famed balloonist: Blanchard. In this report is history of flying by balloons is includ... See More
December 6, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1792 The front page features 30 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has: "The Following Bill is now under Consideration of Congress - A Bill to Regular Trade & Intercourse with the Indian Tribes." which takes 1 1/2 columns. Page 3 also has some reports from: "Congress of the United States". Page 2 has m... See More
November 21, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1792
* 2nd presidential election era
* John Adams ?
The front page features 29 illustrated ship advertisements (see). Page 2 features a lengthy article on why the public should not elect John Adams as Vice President of the United States in the coming election.
Four pages, minor mend to the blank spine margin on pg. ... See More
April 21, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, April 21, 1798
* President John Adams
Page 2 contains an address to the President from the "...merchants, underwriters and traders of the city of Philadelphia." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
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
December 5, 1795
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Dec. 5, 1795 Inside has various news of the day with items from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, Newburyport, Boston, New Hampshire & elsewhere. One brief item notes: "Henry Blackburn of Salem is sentenced to death for the murder of G. Wilkinson."
Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the right margin of pg. 3, generally very nic... See More
Item #607410THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 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. And from this critical period in American history just a few months before Washington's inauguration and from the formative period of the federal government.
The first article is: "Particulars Rel... See More
January 19, 1798
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 19, 1798
* United States Congress
Page 2 has much reporting from "Congress" and includes a letter to Congress signed by the President: John Adams.
Four pages, some minor margin wear, generally nice.
October 12, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1792 The front page features 24 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has: "Curious Observations on the Duration of Man's Life...". Pg. 2 has an item: "La Fayette Accused" and another from London beginning: "La Fayette is declared a traitor to his country & every individual is invited to shoot him..."... See More
October 11, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 11, 1792 The front page features 28 illustrated ship ads (see). Inside has nearly half a page on: "A Statement of some Objections to the Administration of the Federal Government". Also: "The Memorial of the Officers...of the Late American Army..." (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
May 24, 1783
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 24, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
A beautiful newspaper with a very large & handsome engraving in the masthead (see). And in great condition. Page 3 has an item from New York noting; "Yesterday arrived a vessel from Halifax...that the fleet with about 6000 refugees, which lately left this city, were safely... See More
March 31, 1796
CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 31, 1796 The front page features 19 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has over a column taken up with a letter from the President to the House of Representatives concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington & dated March 30. Keep in mind that the nation's capital was in Philadelphia at the ti... See More
February 13, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 13, 1793 Page 2 has: "Western Country" with a dateline from Pittsburgh concerning Indians (see); "Use of Oaths" and news items from Philadelphia, Spain, Boston, Martinique & elsewhere.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor foxing, very nice condition.
June 29, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 29, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion
The Constitutional Convention was in session nearby the day this newspaper was printed. Page 2 has an item on Shays' Rebellion noting: "...received intelligence that Shays was lurking near the easternmost part of that settlement...immediately to collect a sufficient force & appre... See More
August 27, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 27, 1788
* United States Constitution
Page 3 has a brief item. "...These two unfortunate men were wounded at the rejoicing on account of the ratification of the new Constitution by the accidental discharge of a gun which had been improperly loaded."
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor repair to the front lea... See More
August 2, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 1788 Page 2 has an items concerning the frustration of Rhode Island concerning the Constitution, beginning: "...cannot help lamenting the neglect which the virtuous & oppressed minority of Rhode Island now experience from the federalists of the other states...". An interesting article: "Anticipation" re... See More
June 20, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 20, 1788 Page 3 includes a letter from Virginia: "I sincerely congratulate you on the fair prospect we have of the proposed plan of government being ratified by this state." which it would do on June 25. Also a letter expressing concerning over the district of Kentucky & their use of the Mississippi. There is a lett... See More
April 28, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 28, 1788
* United States Constitution
* Rhode Island rejection
Page 2 has an interesting letter from Nova Scotia beginning: "We have, among many other Loyal Refugees, a swarm of negroes, amounting to 2 or 3000. Government allotted them lands and gave them every encouragement to improve them to advantage, but they hav... See More
April 19, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 19, 1788 Page 2 has a column-long letter from Capt. John Sullivan to Thomas Pinckney, governor of South Carolina, concerning the use of federal troops. Page 3 has a report from New York beginning: "The late public tumults in this city require your immediate & vigilant attention...rise to some very indecent & impious... See More
April 16, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 16, 1788
* United States Constitution
* Rhode Island remains out of Congress
Page 3 has an item concerning Shays' Rebellion: "The reward offered by government for apprehending Shays, Day, Wheeler, and Parsons, by the resolution of Feb. 8th, 1787 is repealed...". Page 3 also has a report from Rhode Island con... See More
Item #605484THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More
Item #605483THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780
* American Revolutionary War
* From the enemy
A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can ... See More
October 14, 1789
THE DIARY OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, Oct. 14, 1789
* United States economy in it's infancy
Page 2 has a great letter stating the considerable economic growth of the United States in producing their own manufactured goods, etc. It begins: "A letter from Philadelphia speaks of the rapid advancement of the American in all those manufactures which heretofore were chiefly ... See More
August 21, 1731
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Aug. 21, 1731 Page 2 has over half a column taken up with a report datelined "Philadelphia, June 24" concerning the: "...loss of the sloop Maryland, of Boston, Edward Sunderland master...". Bit close-cut at the top portion of this article shaves a few letters but no loss of readability (see). Other various news of the day. Four pages, clo... See More
February 1, 1779
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1779
* General George Washington
* A plan for his removal ?
* Revolutionary War
Page 2 has various items on the Revolutionary War including: "...that Gen. Clinton has formed a plan for recovering Burgoyne's army which failed through an accident..." and: "A junto is now forming at Philadelphia consisting of Generals M... See More
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