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September 7, 1774
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1774 A nice colonial newspaper once owned by Ben Franklin, his imprint appearing on the newspaper through 1765.
Page 2 has a brief report from London: "Hints of restoration, if asked for, have been made to Dr. Franklin, but declined." Page 2 has a report from Williamsburg concerning the killing of settlers in the Carolinas by... See More
December 12, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1787 Page 3 has a report from Hartford noting in part: "...that all good men must be pleased with the prospect that this state will adopt the federal government, without altercation or the violence of party. The convention...will be composed of the most respectable men...". A report from Newport ends with comments o... See More
March 31, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 31 ,1788
* United States Constitution
* Virginia considers ratification
Page 3 has a letter from a man in Richmond to his friend in Boston, beginning; "Our governor has expressed quite different sentiments respecting the new constitution since its adoption by your state..." with more thoughts on the Constitution... See More
February 15, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1788
* United States Constitution
The entire front page & over half of pg. 4 are taken up with a huge chart of taxes due from various estates. Most of page 2 is taken up with discussions from the: "Massachusetts Convention" focused on the proposed Constitution (see for beginning).
Page 3 has a report from... See More
June 20, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 20, 1787
* 18th century American title
Page 3 has a letter signed in type by: John Hancock, as governor, to his Congress, concerning the Shays' Rebellion. This is followed by another letter on the Shays' Rebellion (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
June 19, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 19, 1787 Page 3 has a report of the members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, including James Bowdoin as President, plus Samuel Adams amongst many others. Also a note that: "His excellency Thomas Jefferson, esquire, of Virginia, was elected a fellow." (see). Page 3 also has lengthy commentary concerning the ... See More
June 16, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 16, 1787 Page 3 has a short bit from Elizabethtown, New Jersey: "At a joint meeting of the legislature...Jonathan Dayton was appointed an additional member to represent this state in the Federal Convention, now commenced at Philadelphia." Other news & ads of the day.
Four pages, a small bit from the blank margin af... See More
June 8, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 8, 1787 Page 3 has an item concerning hopes for an Indian treaty with the Cherokee Indians (see). The back page has a small yet very early item concerning the sport of cricket in America: "For Cricket Clubs - Excellent cricket batts and balls made by the old noted hands at Seven Oaks, in Kent county, may be had at James Rivi... See More
June 2, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 2, 1787 Page 3 has a report from Baltimore: "An Act declaring the Treaty of Peace between the United States and his Britannic Majesty, the Supreme Law within this state..." with the details (see). The delegates from Connecticut elected to Congress are named, and also: "...from Washington, we are informed that Shays... See More
May 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787
* George Washington elected 1st president
* Constitutional Convention beginning
An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first ne... See More
Item #603662THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1794 Within this issue is a lengthy discussion of one of the deadliest epidemics in U.S. history, one which eventually claimed just under 10% of the entire population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (at the time the most populated city in the country). The cause of the epidemic is attributed to the incoming refugees resulting from the... See More
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
November 26, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1791 The front page has 8 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has an address to Lt. Col. Josiah Harmar, with his response "To the Officers of the First United States Regiment" (see).
Four pages, excellent condition.
June 26, 1781
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR, THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 26, 1781 The photo shows the nice masthead of this title from the Revolutionary War period, the main feature being the very ornate lettering in the title.... See More
Taking much of the front and second pages is a report from the Amsterdam Gazette about the counter Manifesto of the United Provinces to the Manifesto of the court
Taking much of the front and second pages is a report from the Amsterdam Gazette about the counter Manifesto of the United Provinces to the Manifesto of the court
April 24, 1784
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 24, 1784 The masthead features a quite large & decorative engraving, making this newspaper nice for display. The front page has a "Proclamation" by the sheriff (see photos), plus other notices. All of page 2 is "An Act..." for raising funds through a lottery to pay for improvements to public roads.
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July 28, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1788 Page 2 has: "Further Particulars of the Revolution in the Government of France". Also a report noting: "...from Kentucky...that a party of the Wabash Indians have lately attacked the continental troops stationed at Post St. Vincents on the north side of the Ohio...". Page 3 has a letter from Mr. Blanc... See More
September 14, 1782
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1782 The front page has a full column--which continues to take almost all of page 4--headed: "American Independence, House of Lords, July 10, 1782". The report covers the discussion in Parliament concerning creating a peace with America. A few bits include: "...were to direct their aim, was, to make peace with America at any rate. W... See More
November 21, 1795
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 21, 1795 Basically a literary-themed newspaper, but page 3 has reports from Philadelphia, New Haven, London, & Cork.
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, scattered foxing, generally nice.
Item #601820GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778
* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...
* Revolutionary War era
A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. ... See More
September 24, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 1792 The front page features 19 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has a curious article from Pittsburgh concerning a man captured by Indians near Grave Creek in Ohio County.
Four pages, very nice condition.
August 20, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 20, 1765
* The Stamp Act beginning
Inside over 2 columns are taken up with: "A Letter from a Merchant in Philadelphia..." which begins: "The Act of Parliament imposing a Stamp duty on the American Colonies, is just published among us & occasions very great uneasiness. It is not the bearing a part in the general defence...but the be... See More
December 9, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1769
* Tarred and Feathered in America
The front page has a report from Philadelphia headed: "America" which has a great account of a customs informer, who: "...The informer was this day seen fro the first time since he informed; they seized him, bound him, tarred him from head to foot, feathered him, , led him through the streets, ... See More
October 19, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 19, 1769 The back page has a letter from Philadelphia which includes: "It is with much pleasure I acquaint you the Act of Parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. imported from Great Britain into the American provinces operates in the most profitable manner for them...Our farmer wives, daughters & servants now employ that time in carding, ... See More
September 14, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1769
* Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports from Charleston headed: "America" has much on the concern for plantings & the drought. Page 6 has most of a column taken up with reports from Philadelphia concerning non-importation, including: "Unanimously Resolved, That the committee shall not... See More
July 29, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1769 Page 2 has an interesting letter from a merchant in New York which begins: "I have often given you detached sentiments respecting the non-importation of goods, & as you are so much interested in the event, you will no doubt be curious to know how such an agreement is likely to be supported in case the P[arliament] should prove obstinate..... See More
July 8, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1769 The front page has half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Boston, Charleston & Philadelphia. The Boston report concerning exposing those merchants who chose not to conform to the non-importation agreement, noting in part: "Inasmuch as some persons among us have...preferred their own supposed private advantage to the ... See More
May 6, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1788 Although mostly filled ads with news on pages 2 & 3 including datelines from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Providence, Dublin, London and elsewhere.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
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).
June 27, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 27, 1792 The front page is filled with ads, and inside has reports from Boston, Philadelphia, Salem, New York, Charleston & elsewhere.
Four pages, a few tiny worm holes, very nice condition.
August 14, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 14, 1779 Most of the front page is taken up with the continued: "History of the Opposition, During the Last Session of Parliament" which is almost entirely taken up with discussion on the situation in America. A few items include: "That the quitting of the Jerseys & the going to sea with the whole army in July, 1777, terrifie... See More
August 7, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 7, 1779
* Battle of Stono Ferry
* Charleston, South Carolina
* General Augustine Prevost
Inside has: "...have advice of Charles-Town [Charleston] being taken by storm on the 10th of June last...schooner that had left New York six days who gave him an account that Charles-Town had surrendered to the King's forces on the 11th of June.&... See More
June 28, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 28, 1779 Page 2 has a report from Rivington's Royal Gazette of New York which includes: "...informed that the Loyalists & Indians have attacked & entirely routed a body of continental troops sent to protect the inhabitants & defend the fort & town of Wioming [Wyoming] on Susquehanna, totally destroying the fort & all the ... See More
June 5, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 5, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* John Burgoyne's army
Page 3 has an item noting: "The miserable remains of Burgoyne's army are at last released from captivity & are now on their passage home from Boston. It would indeed have added more to the military character, honour, and humanity of their commander to have staid with them, to ... 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 16, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 16, 1777 One-third of the front page is an article: "On Dueling". Page 2 has a letter from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, which includes: "...letter...at the lower Shawanese town advising me that...A body of Indians of the Mingoe tribe are certainly in arms, & on their march for Philadelphia. I am sorry to observe the savages seem det... See More
August 2, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 2, 1777 Page 2 includes: "The last advices received from Gen. Howe...mention that he was then in motion with the main body of the army in the Jerseys to attack Philadelphia...consequently that the various reports of the defeat of Gen. Howe and Lord Cornwallis are without foundation....Notwithstanding all that has appeared in the papers about Gen... 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
July 19, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 19, 1777 Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia noting: "General Howe is now in full march through the Jerseys in order to force a passage over the Delaware & to attack this city. You may depend upon it he will meet with a warm reception as it is General Cadwallader's orders to defend it to the last in case Howe should succeed in forcing ... See More
July 14, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 14, 1777 Page 2 has: "...advice was received of a very considerable body of the rebel army commanded by Arnold and Sullivan having stole a march and got in the rear of our reserve, had obliged Lord Cornwallis to alter his front & post picquet guards all around him, by which the battalions are greatly weakened." Also: "General Lee, ... See More
September 19, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, \September 19, 1791 The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, June 30, 1791" with the text including: "The President of the United States, having approved the sites for the Public Buildings to be erected in pursuance of the Act of Congress for establishi... See More
June 29, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 29, 1773
* New York-Massachusetts boundary dispute
Inside has a report headed: "America" which includes a report of a planned meeting between the governors of New York & Massachusetts over the boundary line dispute. Also reports from Newport, New London, and Philadelphia (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More
June 3, 1786
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1786 The middle of the front page has a report datelined "Philadelphia, April 2, 1786" which paints a dismal portrait: "This country is in a deplorable & uncertain state; its foreign trade limited...Their internal situation is equally bad--the New Englanders have taken up arms..." with much more, including mention of armed tro... 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 24, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1777 Page 2 has a few reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "From Connecticut that the jail in that colony are filled with loyal Americans who are treated in the most barbarous manner. Some are chained on their backs to the floor & others so loaded with irons that they can hardly walk...General Lee has a good room in New Yor... See More
May 19, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 19, 1777 Among page 2 war-related items are: "Massachusetts Bay is to raise 15 battalions for Washington's army. These levies were appointed to rendezvous at Cambridge & other places...on the 10th of March. After they were to join the Continental army. As cloathing is exceedingly scarce...Till these necessaries were collected, or rather t... See More
May 14, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 14, 1777 Over half of the front page is taken up with American news, including: "A Scheme for Reducing America to Obedience...by a Well-wisher to Government" (see). This is followed by reports from the New York Gazette which reports two military skirmishes, including: "...ordered out to attack a party of the rebels at De Lancey's Mi... See More
November 2, 1796
SUPPLEMENT TO CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2, 1796
* Early Lexington, Kentucky
The back side of this single sheet "Supplement" and an item datelined "Lexington" which has a description of this town, noting near the beginning: "...must afford a pleasing satisfaction to view the rapid progress of building & impro... 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
July 5, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 5, 1788 Inside is mostly taken up with European reports save for a report from Congress of June 23, 1788. The back page is filled with ads including: "To be Sold into the Country, For Five Years, A NEGRO MAN..." and: "Sixteen Dollars Reward" for a runaway Dutch servant, and more.
Four pages, irregular at the ... See More
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