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Item #644366GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776
* Battle of Long Island
* Patrick Henry
The first article is a: "Debate on the Motion for Referring the Hessian Treaty to the Committee of Supply, Concluded: "which has much great discussion on using Hessian soldiers to assist in the war against America, beginning: "The method hitherto pursued to quell the rebellion in North... See More
August 17, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, August 17, 1776 The front page contains a naval report from Philadelphia, carrying over to page 2, plus a report from General Howe noting: "…the rebels had more than 100 pieces of cannon for the defense of New York…it is no wonder he has not been more successful…" and more. There is reference to Bunker Hill in another brief report. Yet ano... See More
March 20, 1820
NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.
A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More
January 5, 1863
THE NEWBURYPORT HERALD, Massachusetts, Jan. 5, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Emancipation Proclamation
* Freedom for slaves - Negroes
* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro
Half a column at the top of the front page is taken up with the full text of the historic Emancipation Proclamation, headed; "Negro Emancipation Proclaimed" "By the President of the United St... See More
October 15, 1706
THE POST-BOY, London, England, Oct. 15, 1706 This is a very significant issue on the history of the United Kingdom as the front page has a report datelined "Edinburgh, Oct. 4" which begins: "Yesterday the Parliament met with the usual solemnity & his Grace, the Lord High Commissioner's Commission being read, her Majesty's letter to the Parliament was also read,... See More
April 10, 1865
BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, April 10, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee surrenders
* Battle of Appomattox Court House
* Lincoln's assassination a few days away
The top of the back page has the report of Lee surrendering to Grant at Appomattox, with column heads including: "Gloria In Excelsis Deo!" "SURRENDER OF GEN. LEE AND HIS WHOLE ARMY!" "The Terms Of Surrender&q... See More
Item #639612THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page (see photos).
The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially a di... See More
May 8, 1665
THE INTELLIGENCER, London, May 8, 1665 Here is an uncommon title in newsbook format (the forerunner of newspapers), which has news from various cities in England and Europe. This title pre-dates the London Gazette, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper (by exactly one month).
There is a report of a naval battle between the frigate Dartmouth and a privateer ... See More
November 21, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863 It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the best newspapers one could own from the Civil War era.
Page 2 has a very lengthy, ... See More
April 5, 1781
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 5, 1781 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see).
Most of the front page is taken up with an Act by Massachusetts worded: "An Act for Prev... See More
July 13, 1804
NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1804
* Alexander Hamilton death
* Aaron Burr duel
* Early 1st report
All columns on pages 2 and 3 are black-bordered for the death of the celebrated Alexander Hamilton, killed in a duel with Aaron Burr on July 11. This is an early report as a page 2 item datelined "July 12" announces: "The universal anxiety which agitates all classes of people... See More
May 13, 1774
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, May 13, 1774
* The Hutchinson Letters Affair
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* re. The Boston Tea Party
The front page has a report London which relate to America and the on-going tea problems, a few bits noting: "...extracts of letters from...the several governors in America of threats & prophetic warnings to the gentlemen ... See More
April 8, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778
* Surrender of general Burgoyne
* Battles of Saratoga - New York
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.
One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary conce... See More
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