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January 18, 1833
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1833 An interesting single sheet printed on tissue paper quality newsprint; very thin. Save for a few ads on the back side the entire issue is taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, transmitting copies of the Ordinance & Other Documents & his Proclamation in... See More
September 19, 1850
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850
* Fugitive Slave Law - Act
* Millard Fillmore signs into law
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first i... See More
January 9, 1783
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 9, 1783
* Late Revolutionary War w/ Benedict Arnold
* American Independence - UK recognition
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. A pg. ... See More
April 18, 1780
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780
* General John Burgoyne resignation
* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York
The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's res... See More
November 24, 1775
NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Nov. 24, 1775
* Ethan Allen captured
* American Revolutionary War
The front page has a bit noting: "...letter from General Burgoyne at Boston wherein he says that 20,000 men would be a feeble reinforcement to the army there, in their present situation." Page 2 has various tidbits relating to the war, a few including: "... See More
January 1, 1632
THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632
* Very rare 17th century periodical
* Publisher Nathaniel Butter
A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More
April 22, 1865
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 22, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
* Surrender of Robert E. Lee's army
Subtitled: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces", this 16 page issue is simply filled with military reports, almost entirely on the Civil War at this time.
Certainly the most significan... See More
August 23, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY August 23, 1873
* Winslow Homer's "Clam Bake" illustration
Certainly the prime content is the very nice full pg. Winslow Homer print "Sea Side Sketches - A Clam Bake." which is in great condition.
Also a full pg: "Sea Side Sketches - A Chowder Party at Fire Island."; fullpg. illus. of: "The Virgin Mary's Letter Box - Romish Supe... See More
July 7, 1863
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* Most historic battle of the Civil War
A great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with most of the front page taken up with related reports, some quite detailed.
Among the column heads are: "BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG" "Victorious News" "LEE DEFEATED" "Gen. Hill An... See More
Item #642188GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776
* Battle of Long Island w/ map
* American Revolutionary War
* General William Howe victory
A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.
This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which take... See More
Item #640146THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1773
* Phillis Wheatley poem & biography
* Famous "Slave" servant turned poet
Near the back is a printing of a poem titled: "On Recollection" which was written by the famed black poetess Phillis Wheatley. This piece also includes a brief biography of her.
Phillis Wheatley was the first published African American ... See More
October 12, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1776
* Great year to have (1776)
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The front page has a legal notice concerning a naval court case brought by John Barre, commander of the brigantine Lexington, against: &quo... See More
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