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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
January 14, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1788 Page 3 has reports from the Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia (see). Other news items are datelined Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York, Kingston, Jamaica; & Bermuda.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few small & very discrete archival mends at margins, nice condition.
September 22, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 22, 1770
* Non-importation agreement
The top of page 3 has an item headed: "Intelligence True & Extraordinary" which is a critical report on the Bostonians failing to hold to the non-importation agreement, noting: "There are now lying on the tales of New York Philadelphia, Virginia, Carolina...pamphlets containing an authentic lis... See More
October 18, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1770
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Page 6 has reports headed "America" from Boston, Newport, Marblehead, Philadelphia & New York, including: "...Resolved, That we will adhere to & support the non-importation agreement...so long as a majority of the colonies who have entered into similar agreements shall adhere to & p... See More
October 18, 1788
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1788 Page 3 has an item from Philadelphia beginning; "The celebrated author of Common Sense says true when he says that..." (see). Also a report from New York concerning treaties with the Indians, plus a letter from Gov. St. Clair concerning an attack by Indians upon the federal troops.
Four pages, very nice condition.
June 1, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1791
* General Charles Scott
Page 3 has an item noting: "...from Kentucky, informs us that Gen. Scott was about to march against the Indians..." with more (see photos). Page 3 also has a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" (see).
Four pages, a few very discrete archival... See More
February 3, 1794
DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER--EXTRA, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1794 This is a single sheet "extra" edition, completely filled with: "Papers Relative To Great Britain, Being the Second Part of the Message of the President of the United States; Consisting of the Correspondence of Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Pickney, etc." which is continued from an... See More
November 28, 1794
DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 28, 1794
* Whiskey Insurrection
The front page is filled with ads including 22 illustrated ship advertisements. page 3 has a letter from Pittsburgh which relates to the Whiskey Rebellion (see photos). Also on page 3 are reports from Richmond, Norfolk, Salem, Alexandria, Boston, and elsewhere.
Four pages, some c... See More
November 25, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 25, 1795 A handsome masthead with ornate lettering. Inside has reports from Salem, Rutland, Vermont; Charleston, Philadelphia, London & elsewhere. Four pages, nice condition.
December 24, 1790
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1790 The ftpg. is taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with reports from the House of Representatives carrying over to page 3, which also has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Pennsylvania.
The back page is filled with ads including one for noted Jewish financier Isaac Franks (see). Four pa... See More
March 9, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1792 Page 2 has an illustration of "Thirty-Six Lots of Ground" to be sold in Philadelphia, bounded by Spruce, Madison, & Twelfth Streets, as well as Twenty-Feet Alley. Other news of the day and many ads, including a back page "War Department" notice signed by: H. Knox, Secretary at War.
Four pages, nice c... See More
March 7, 1794
DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 7, 1794 Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from the Island of Bermuda" plus various other news of the day. A large number of ads including 5 illustrated ship ads on the front page.
Four pages, light foxing, very nice condition.
Item #593903THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November,1748 The most significant content in this issue would be the "General & Definitive Treaty of Peace", more commonly known as the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. This treaty takes five pages.
Other items in this issue are: "A Pulmonic Machine" with a print of it, appearing to be mu... See More
Item #593710THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779
* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts
* Treason trials - Revolutionary War
The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More
March 25, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 25, 1791 Page 2 has a brief item: "The President has appointed the following gentlemen to receive subscriptions to the Bank of the United States..." The list including David Rittenhouse among others (see). The front page includes 9 illustrated ship ads, plus one featuring a plow.
Four pages, very nice condition.
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
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
Item #590718THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, July 13, 1792 A 20 page magazine featuring a large engraving on the front page.
Near the back is the "American Intelligence" with various news reports, including datelines of Quebec, Kingston, Jamaica; Philadelphia, Albany, New York, Boston, and Niagara, the latter having a descriptive article on Niagara Falls.
A scarce periodical which lasted but 39 ... See More
April 18, 1766
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 18, 1766 Inside has reports from Philadelphia, Halifax & New York, some relating to the Stamp Act (see). Otherwise mostly European reports.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the back page, very nice condition.
December 31, 1765
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 31, 1765 A response to the King from members of the House of Commons pledges that: "...we will not fail...to apply ourselves with the utmost diligence & attention to those important occurrences in America which your Majesty recommends to our consideration..." (see).
A letter from New York states: "...from the Illinois. They s... See More
April 16, 1781
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, April 16, 1781 Page 2 has mention of the noted John Paul Jones, with: "Paul Jones arrived at Philadelphia the first of March with only a single frigate. It is said he brought some very important news which had not transpired..." and further on is a note from St. Eustatia: "The Americans that fled to the woods & attempted to make a st... See More
January 22, 1794
DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 22, 1794 The front page is filled with ads, including 12 illustrated ship ads. Inside has various news of the day including reports from the "Congress of the United States".
Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.
March 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 28, 1780 Inside has "Letter III" to Lord Viscount Howe which concerns the situation in America including: "...to renounce their allegiance & go over to the rebels...confirmed the report which the Congress then gave out, that the royal army was going to leave America...noting less could be expected than a general rising; by which the roy... See More
August 23, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 23, 1770 Page 2 has a brief item from Charleston (see photos). Another page has an ad for: "American Lands" offering 35,000 acres: "...of choice land in the county of Albany & Province of New York..." with details (see photos). Another page has: "America" with a report from Philadelphia noting: "...parcel of English g... See More
October 30, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 30, 1781 Page 2 has a report from America noting: "...His Majesty has been please to promote Major Delancy...and first Aid de Camp to Sir Henry Clinton, to Adjutant General to the army in North America...The above appointment has been vacant ever since the death of the unfortunate & much lamented Major Andre." (see photos) who was involved... See More
September 13, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1781 The front page has a report which includes: "From New York...we have a letter from a field officer...which says, 'Count Rochambeau having found the attack upon New York, as planned by Mr. Washington, to be impracticable, proposes to retire with his troops to Rhode Island. General Clinton will certainly attack Washington's lin... See More
August 3, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 3, 1796 The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark... See More
July 21, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1770
* Non-Importation agreement support
The front page has an item headed "America" with a Boston dateline, noting in part: "....sense of our merchants, traders, etc. respecting the non-importation agreement, as meeting was called the day following at Faneuil Hall...it was voted almost unanimously that we would still strictly adhere to ... See More
May 16, 1768
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768 The front page is taken up with a wide variety of news reports from London including one item noting: "...the colony agents have orders...to obtain an act of Parliament for the encouragement of the linen manufactury in North America...". An inside page has reports from "Boston" including: "...considering them too... See More
August 16, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 16, 1770 Inside has an advertisement headed: "American Lands" for the sale of 35,000 acres in Albany County, New York (see photos). A full page is taken up with: "A Description of the Chief Cities, Curiosities & Arts in Arabia, with a History of that Country & an Account of the Prophet Mahomet".
Also an: "Extract o... See More
Item #584496THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779
* Discussion of the American War
The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loy... See More
Item #584495THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779 The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More
July 31, 1770
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 31, 1770
* Tea tensions in America
* To Import or not
Inside has a great item headed "America" reporting on a meeting of merchants in New York to determine whether to continue with their non-importation policy given that England has repealed the tax on all goods except tea. Included is: "The Advertisement" noting the situat... See More
October 3, 1795
COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Oct. 3, 1795 Certainly one of the less common American 18th century newspapers. The entire front page is taken up with a continued portion of: "New French Constitution - Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic" with much of the inside pages being items from Europe as well. Most of the back page is taken up with chapter "Number VI" of &q... See More
November 7, 1795
COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Nov. 7, 1795 Complete as a single sheet newspaper, as the top of the ftpg. has a note from the editor which begins: "Instead of making a nauseous apology for the small portion of paper issued this week..." (see photos). The front page is taken up with European news. The back page has a letter from Fort Washington concerning Indian trou... See More
October 17, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792 The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" calling for a meeting of the standing committee (see). The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise. This is the Stephen Girard of (ev... See More
August 28, 1770
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1770 Inside under: "AMERICA, Philadelphia" is a report of: "...English goods arrived here...which were purchased by two shopkeepers...contrary to the non-importation agreement; upon which the committee of merchants sent for them & represented the impropriety of their conduct, which they readily acknowledged & the good were i... See More
April 13, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1791 The front page features 16 illustrated ship ads making this a decorative newspaper. The ftpg. also had ad for "Isaac Franks, Stock and Exchange Broker..." with details. Franks was a noted Jewish financier.
Four pages, very nice condition.
April 21, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 21, 1781 The back page has a few war-related items including: "...money sent to Newport, Rhode Island, in America, is for the use of M. Rochambeau's army..." and "a Mr. Scriven is arrived there from Philadelphia, appointed by congress to negotiate a loan with the Crown...the Crown would not advance a louis d'or, but that they thought the mon... See More
October 1, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 1, 1774 Inside has a report noting: "...some commotions at Boston in New England, that a very great number of the army have deserted; and that some mischief has been done. It was also reported that General Gage was killed & that two regiments of his troops have revolted..." (see).
The back page has some American content including: &quo... See More
September 17, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1774
* South Carolina joins rest of colonies in tensions w/ British
* Boston Port Bill
Page 3 ha a letter from Boston relaying the plight resulting from the Boston Port Bill (see). Another page has a terrific letter attacking the "insolence" of the American people concerning taxation and their plight from the Boston Port Bil... See More
May 2, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing near folds and margins, generally nice.
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