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May 20, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, May 20, 1775 This newspaper was published by Dixon & Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.
And the content is terrific, as page 3 has a great account of the Battle... See More
January 22, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 22, 1800
* George Washington's death & funeral
The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "Funeral Solemnities In Honor of the Sainted Washington" The first report under this heading reports on the solemnities at Medford, followed by the honors at Marblehead, then at Hallowell. The reports carry over to page two where is also fo... See More
Item #653295THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1796
Under "Review of New Publications" is: "Observations on Mr. Paine's Pamphlet, entitled, 'The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance'..." (see). Further on is a letter signed: Horatio Nelson headed: "Vessels of War & Transports Taken by the Squadron under the command of Commodore Horatio... See More
September 6, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 6, 1794
* Whiskey Rebellion
* Josiah Harmar
This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.
On ... See More
August 1, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1780
* John Paul Jones
* Revolutionary War
Just for all of us is an article: "On The Advantages & Amusement Derived from Newspapers" which takes nearly 2 pages. Also a great article on the famous naval hero John Paul Jones: "Anecdotes Of Paul Jones" .
There are several pages of "Parliamentary History" which inclu... See More
October 12, 1793
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, Oct. 12, 1793 The top of the ftpg. has a "Twenty Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway, with an illustration. The bkpg. also has such an ad (see). Most of pg. 2 is a letter concerning the situation with France with mention of Thomas Paine: "...You ask what I think of our friend Paine's conduct in behalf of Louis Capet? I will tell ... 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
October 21, 1775
THE CRISIS, London, England, October 21, 1775
* Very rare title
In our over 40 years of dealing in rare newspapers We have rarely had the great fortune to encounter issues of this title. This extraordinary paper is one of the most bitter political sheets to be found, issued in London both in defense of American liberty and their cause for independence, as well as to attack the policies... See More
June 1, 1797
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, June, 1797 Includes an interesting article; "Inconsistencies in Thomas Paine's Writings Pointed Out" which is a letter taking over a full page, beginning: "I should not have troubled you with any remarks upon a letter, which made its appearance some months ago, addressed to George Washington, president of the United States of America,... See More
March 30, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, March 30, 1795
* Early Presque Isle State Park
Inside has: "Description of the Great Falls of Connecticut River" and an item noting; "...the state of Pennsylvania contemplates to proceed with the settlement of Presque Isle, which was the last year suspended at the request of the president." Also: "Surrender of Amsterdam to the French&qu... See More
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