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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.
June 6, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 6, 1798
* 18th century American title
The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France", and page 2 includes reports from the "Columbian Federal Congress" among other items.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed (desired), with very light browning at the front page folds, but otherw... See More
April 8, 1788
THE PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 8, 1788
* United States Constitution
* Rhode Island considers
Page 3 has a report from Boston noting in part: "...the subscription for building three SHIPS is so far completed, as that the subscribers have chosen a committee to conduct the building; and that reparations for carrying them on with vigour are n... See More
September 22, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 22, 1792
* King Louis XVI of France
* General John Burgoyne death
Front page has: "Proclamation, By The King Of The Frenchmen, Upon The Dangers Of The Country", signed in type: Louis. Page 2 has a Proclamation signed in type: Louis. Listed among the deaths on pg. 3 is: "In London, Lieut.-Gen. Burgoyne". Page three has a nice ... See More
November 19, 1798
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Nov. 19, 1798
* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious
* Battle of the Nile
* Napoleon Bonaparte
Page 2 has two notable report on the historic Battle of the Nile, with: "...confirm the very important intelligence of the VICTORY obtained by Sir HORATIO NELSON over the FRENCH FLEET near ALEXANDRIA..." with ... See More
Item #633656THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1795 Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, ... See More
May 15, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 15, 1783
* Closing events in the Revolutionary War
Page 2 has an article which begins; "Government, since the ratification of the peace with America, have indicated their desire to the refugees from that country, that some mode should be struck out for producing a final adjustment of this complex business..." (see).
Four pages, an eng... See More
Item #633290THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution
* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address
This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comments fr... See More
June 27, 1792
CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, June 27, 1792 Pages 2 & 3 have much on affairs in France including a note signed in type: Louis. The masthead has two engravings, one being the U.S. coat-of-arms. A quite scarce title.
Other news of the day with period advertising. Four pages and in very nice, clean condition.
January 10, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 10, 1798
* Treaty of Campo Formio
* France and Austria peace
* Napoleon Bonaparte
Page 2 contains the Treaty of Campo Formino (see hyperlink) which ended the French war against Austria, leaving the British at yet at war. It is prefaced with a note signed in type: Buonaparte, headed: "Peace Between France and Germany!&quo... See More
December 27, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 27, 1797 Page 2 contains a lengthy account headed: "Glorious Naval Victory!" which is the Battle of Camperdown in which the British defeat the Dutch (see hyperlink). This & related reports take about 2 1/2 columns of texts.
Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.... See More
December 13, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 13, 1797
* President John Adams
Nearly half of the front page is taken up with the response of the Senate to President John Adams' state-of-the-union address, followed by his acknowledgement signed: John Adams. Page 2 has Adams's response to the House of Representatives, signed; John Adams.
Four pages, very nice conditi... See More
November 8, 1797
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Nov. 8, 1797 The front page has; "Another Revolution in France, or the Triumvirate Victorious". Pages 2 & 3 have considerable reporting on the situation in France.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
May 2, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 2, 1798
* President John Adams
* USS Constitution
The front page has an Address from the city officials & citizens of Philadelphia to the President expressing their concerns about the unprovoked aggressions of France and noting that: "...nothing has been wanting on your part, to preserve us the blessings of peace and safety...", with... See More
February 2, 1793
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1793 The front page includes an: "Extract of a Letter...from Major Grose, the Deputy Governor of New South Wales, dated Sydney, April 2, 1792" in which he begins by extolling the greatest of the area, despite what he had previously heard. He notes: "I landed with my family at this place the 14th of February...I find there is neither the s... See More
May 8, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 8, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* Trade with the enemy to resume ?
Ftpg. has mention that: "...those gentlemen who were sent to America, that they had settled a correspondence at Phila., Boston and Salem & were proceeding to other ports, also that a Treaty of Commerce & Amity is agreed on with the Congress...".
Page 2 has co... See More
September 5, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Sept. 5, 1798 Page 2 has: "Buonaparte" which begins: "Various are the opinions respecting Buonaparte's destination..." followed by several thoughts (see). The front page has: "Invasion" which is lengthy talk concerning military-related events concerning the "Quasi-War" with France (see hyperlink).
Four pages, never bound n... See More
July 30, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796
* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor
* 18th century American original
The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 27, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796
* President George Washington - lengthy Act of Congress
* 1796 Commencement at Harvard
Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States (see).
Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Po... See More
August 7, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution. A pg. 2 item from Pittsburgh has: "A new brig, the property of the United States, called President Adams, was launched on Rouge River, six miles from Detroit...She carries 18 guns & is remarkably hand... See More
July 31, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 31, 1799 Page 3 has an uncommonly lengthy account of the: "Trial & Execution of Joseph Persons, For Desertion", the report taking a full column. The back page has the: "Speech of the Secretary at War to the Chiefs & Warriors of the Poutewatamy, Ottewa, and Chippewa Nations" taking over a full column.
Four ... See More
July 3, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 3, 1799 Page 2 has: "Prospect of an Indian War" mentioning: "...at Fort Washington, informing him that the Indians were embodying & holding councils--and from every appearance meditating a stroke on some part of the frontiers of the United States...".
The back page has an interesting item: "Acorn Coffee&q... See More
December 12, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1785
* John Hancock elected president
* Congress of the Confederation
Page 3 has a brief but notable item: "The new Congress met to day, and made choice of Mr. Hancock for president. This repeated mark of federal approbation is highly honorary; it is more so, as the choice was unanimous." In fact Hancock nev... See More
December 10, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1785
* Post Revolutionary War loyalists
Page 2 includes an address: "To the honorable col. Thomas Dundas...commissioners appointed by the British legislature to examine the claims of the loyalists in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc." which begins: "We, his majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects, being residen... See More
December 9, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1785
* Government close
* Post war era
The ftpg. has a full column taken up with 13 illustrated ship ads. Inside has various news reports from Europe and America. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink... See More
December 8, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1785 Page 3 includes a bill: "...for restoring to the rights of citizenship, certain persons therein specified, at present disbarred therefrom by the operation of the TEST LAWS..." with the details of the bill, including the oath which includes: "I, A.B., do swear, (or solemnly, sincerely and truly affirm) that ... See More
July 8, 1786
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1786 Page 2 reports are datelined from Charlestown, Boston, Bennington, New York, Madrid, London, and Charleston, the latter beginning: "No official account has yet been received by the governour of this state from the governour of Georgia relative to the Indian ravages...". Also: "...letters...from England, which state that Mr. Pitt... See More
June 4, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 4, 1795
* 1st American circus
* John Bill Ricketts
Page 3 has: "Arrival of Mr. Jay" at Boston, noting: "...An immense concourse of citizens...received & conducted him amidst repeated acclamations..." along with the text of his address to them (see). Also an interesting advertisement for "J. B. Ricketts..." who creat... See More
July 17, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 17, 1793 Page 2 has: "British Official Account Of The Battle At Maulde" which is a lengthy account. Also from Penna: "A letter from Fort St. Clair informs that every preparation for a campaign was making there: That several tracts of Indians had been seen round the fort...". A report from Rhode Island notes: : "...The late Proclamatio... See More
August 4, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 4, 1792
* 18th century American original
* John Hancock act
Page 4 includes from the state of Massachusetts "An Act" concerning the transporting of gunpowder through the streets of town, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock (see).
Other news of the day & many ads, including seven back page illustrated ship ads.
Four page... See More
May 14, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796
* Act of Congress re. pensioners
* Retired military men
* President George Washington
Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It comple... See More
Item #631739THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798 The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies. Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).
Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More
Item #631738THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1794 Included are: "Vindication of the Principles of Free-Masonry" "Remarks on Free Thinking" amongst much more. Lengthy on: "Proceedings of the National Convention in France" includes: "...Thomas Paine, with all the other foreigners, was expelled from the Convention by a Decree...". Also: "Gener... See More
Item #631736THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790
* Mutiny on the Bounty
* Captain William Bligh
Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their S... See More
August 3, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1791
* Anthony Wayne named President of the Society of Cincinnati
* Commencement exercises at Harvard College
Page 3 has a report from the Society of Cincinnati of George, noting Major-General Anthony Wayne being named President. Also much on the "Commencement" exercises at Harvard College, and a report of a meeting o... See More
April 17, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, April 17, 1783 Page 2 has some reports from the House of Commons relating to the treaty with America, particularly the trade portion (see). The back page has some talk concerning relations with America as well.
Four pages, nice condition.
Item #631548THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 30, 1783
* Historic Treaty of Paris (peace)
* End of the Revolutionary War
Taking all of the front page & most of page two is perhaps the most significant document of the Revolutionary War era, being the complete text of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, formally headed at the top of the first column: "The Definitive Treaty between... See More
August 24, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796
* President George Washington
* Lengthy proclamation signed in script
Beginning on the ftpg. of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to pg. 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION" by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. It is signed in script t... See More
September 6, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1797
* Richard Parker execution for mutiny
* President John Adams
The front page has: "Execution of Parker, the Mutineer", a rather infamous British sailor who was executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy (see hyperlink for much more). ... See More
December 14, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 14, 1796
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
* Full text & signed in script
Most of page 2 is taken up with the historic last state-of-the-union address of President George Washington, headed: "SPEECH of The President of the United States" and ending with his signature in script type: Geo. Washington (see). In this... See More
August 20, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 20, 1789 Page 2 contains an interesting Judaica item headed: "A Singular Imposition" and beginning: "The boast of the Jews, that not one of them ever became a genuine convert to Christianity since its establishment is probably confirmed by the following instance...During the last summer a Polish Jew...so far excited the attention of ... See More
December 7, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, December 7, 1799
* Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia
The front page has in column 2, "Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia," followed by considerable text. Additional supporting articles are found on both the front page and within the issue (see im... See More
January 1, 1789
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1789 Among the articles are: "Calculus of the Ensuing Transit of Mercury" which includes an illustration (see photos); "Thoughts on dueling" "Cruelty Towards Animals, Particularly Horses, Reprobated" and much more. Near the back is news from: "America" with various items including laws for shipping, a repo... See More
March 25, 1790
SUPPLEMENT TO THE INDEPENDENCE CHRONICLE, Boston, March 25, 1790 An interesting double broadside taken up mostly with: "EXCISE ACT. An Act to Raise a Public Revenue by Excise & to Regulate the Collection thereof." for the state of Mass. There are two folio leafs, each printed on the front side only. The 2nd leaf is signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, as is another doc... See More
Item #630784THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1792 One of the features of this issue is a facsimile plate of an answer by Oliver Cromwell to the East India Merchants in 1657, and of the handwriting of the several petitioners (see photos). Another plate shows a beautiful view of Hanbury Church in Staffordshire.
Near the back is news headed: "America" which is mostly concerning Cana... See More
February 21, 1792
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 21, 1792 Page 3 has a brief report "La Chevaliere D'Eon's collection of Vauban's manuscripts has been sold for the insufficient price of 500l." d'Eon was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier whose sex had been questioned from time to time.
Complete in four pages, measuring 12 1/2 by 18 inches ... See More
July 18, 1795
THE HULL ADVERTISER & EXCHANGE GAZETTE, England, July 18, 1795
* Rare title... 18th century original...
Page 2 has a report from the French "National Convention" which begins: "The following objections to the new Constitution were read from the memorial presented by Thomas Paine..." with more.
Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, good cond... See More
June 1, 1792
THE BRITISH CHRONICLE OR UNION GAZETTE, Kelso, Scotland, June 1, 1792
* Rare 18th century title
* King George III
This is the first newspaper we have ever offered from this Scottish town. Page 3 has two "Proclamation" documents from the King of England. Other news of the day.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice red tax stamp on the ftpg., good condition.... See More
June 11, 1792
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 11, 1792
* Rare 18th century title
* Early Native Americans
* Red tax stamp
Page 3 has news items headed "Philadelphia" and "New York" the former including: "...45 Indians of distinction from the Norther Tribes of the Six Nations arrived in this city..." and also: "The inhabitants of Georgia are ... See More
June 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1787 Included near the back is nearly half a page headed: "American News" which begins: "The present state of America is rather to be deplored than envied..." concerning its financial situation, including; "...America, like every other rising state, must have much to struggle with before it can arrive at opulence...".
Inc... See More
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