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May 5, 1836
NEW YORK TIMES, May 5, 1836
* Texas War for Independence
This first column of page 2 has reporting on the war, see images for text .
Other news of the day with ads throughout. Issues of the New York Times from this time period are quite uncommon. A little spine wear, nice condition.
April 22, 1898
NEW YORK JOURNAL, War Extra, April 22, 1898
* Spanish-American War beginning
The front page has terrific banner headline: "FLEET SAILS TO CAPTURE HAVANA" with subheads concerning the beginning of the Spanish-American War. This was a result of Spain breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States and ejected the American ambassador.
Incomplete issue containing the fr... See More
August 14, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847
* Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ?
* Mexican-American War
Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads (see). Also on pg. 2: "From Vera Cruz" and "Still Later from Vera Cruz". Also of interest is a pg. 2 article: "Fall of the Le... See More
April 19, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1873
* Modoc Indian War
* Lava Beds - Captain Jack
* Second Battle of the Stronghold
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE HOSTILE INDIANS" with smaller subheads. Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More
November 7, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to reference the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct mention of it.
Included are: "....It was confidently asserted at Vera Cruz ... See More
August 27, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 27, 1836 Perhaps the best article in this issue is titled: "Colonel Crockett" which is a letter to Davy Crockett's widow written by a person who knew him, portions including: "...With his fate in the fortress San Antonio, Texas, you are doubtless long since advised...I regret his untimely loss to your family & self...When he ... See More
August 12, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1876 Page 2 is consumed by a very large map and descriptive text on Stanley's exploration of Africa, the map headed: "THE SOURCES OF THE NILE. New Map Showing Stanley's Explorations..." plus the first column has heads: "STANLEY" "His Last Letter form the Heart of Africa" "Inhospitable Natives" Thwarted in His Plans by ... See More
January 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 1849 This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" not once but 3 times in the count of votes on various motions, twice voting "yea" and once voting "nay". This was Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Repre... See More
June 22, 1883
THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883
* Very rare Old West title
* Pennington County
From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning mining, including: "Custer's Peak - And the Country Surrounding--Silver & Copper Ore Discoveries" 'Valentine and Rapid City" "A New Milling Process" & other ... See More
May 16, 1846
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 16, 1846
* Mexican-Amercian War begins
* From our nation's capital
Page 2 has the very historic: "Act Providing for the Prosecution of the Existing war between the United States and the Republic of Mexico" dated May 13, 1846. This was the formal document by Congress declaring war in the Mexican War. It is followed by: "A... See More
September 9, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1876
* Custer Massacre
* Northfield Bank robbery
* Jesse James gang
* Statue of Liberty
Several interesting items in this issue including a page 5 item, although brief: "The Northfield Robbers - Reported Fight With the Escaping Bank Raiders" who were the Younger Brothers.
Also on page 5: "THE INDIAN WAR", "Crook Striking In For the... See More
August 29, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 29, 1829 Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Army of the United States - Promotions & Appointments", with one of the entries reading: "Cadet Robert E. Lee, to be brevet 2nd lieutenant 1st July, 1829". A very early report of the future & famous Confederate general. Also within: "The Creek Indians" which ... See More
September 19, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 19, 1829 The ftpg. has an item: "Texas" which begins: "Many rumours have been afloat as to a project entertained by the executive to acquire the Mexican province of Teas by purchase or in exchange for other lands...". An interesting item in light of the Texas war for independence less than 7 years later.
Also within: "New... See More
October 22, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 1847
* Mexican-American War nearing the end
Inside has nearly 4 1/2 columns taken up with reporting on the Mexican War. Just far too much content to mention here, and the photos only show portions. Much of the reporting is on the capture of Mexico City from very near the end of the war.
There is also: "Other Accounts by For... See More
October 5, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1847 Page 2 has: "Chippewa Treaties" as well as a lengthy letter: "On The Origin of the War", being the Mexican War.
Page 3 has a notable report headed: "The Capital taken by General Scott--Our Flag Flying over the Halls of the Montezumas!" with details of the capture of the city. Also: "The War News&... See More
July 6, 1876
THE CHICAGO TIMES, July 6, 1876
* General George Custer massacre
* Battle of the Little Bighorn - Montana
* Chief Sitting Bull - Lakota Indians
The front page has the top one-third of the 2nd column taken up with nice headlines on the Custer Massacre, including: "BUTCHERED BOYS" "The Heroism of Mad Anthony Wayne Outdone by Custer on the Little Horn" "A Tiger-... See More
September 29, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept, 29, 1847 Page 3 has much of a column taken up with fine report on the closing battles of the Mexican-American War, headed: "The Late Battles In Mexico". Near the beginning is: "Our arms are again victorious, but at a fearful cost of life and blood...". The American army was advancing very close to Mexico City: &q... See More
September 21, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 1847
* re. Battle of Buena Vista
* Mexican-American War
Page 3 contains a lengthy letter with details on the: "Battle Field of Buena Vista" actually fought in February. It was a signal victory for the Americans over a much larger Mexican Army.
Also on page 2: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor".
Four pages, ver... See More
September 17, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 1847
* Final events of the Mexican War
* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna manifesto
A great issue reporting on the ending events of the Mexican War. These reports are from General Scott's advance upon Mexico City.
Page 2 begins: "THE LATE VICTORIES IN MEXICO" "Further Particulars, Incidents" with a wealth of... See More
July 22, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847
* St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida
Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott".
The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States&qu... See More
July 16, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1847 Page 3 has nearly two columns of reports from the Mexican War with a column headed: "Important From Mexico" "Latest from the Army of General Scott" which includes two letters form Puebla, Mexico, and one from Vera Cruz. Much detail.
Also a column headed: "From California which takes over a full column on ... See More
July 10, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1847 Page 5 has several reports concerning the Mexican War, with items headed: "Later From Mexico" "Another Letter From Gen. Taylor" "From the California Expedition". The first article has several subheads including: "More Guerrillas" "Mexican Correspondence Intercepted" "Gen. Scot... See More
July 8, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847 Page 3 has several items on the Mexican war with a column headed: "The News From Mexico" which includes in part: "...no longer doubtful that Gen. Scott's march upon the capital will be disputed with no inconsiderable determination--for Mexicans. It is supposed that he will be resisted, in force, at three several ... See More
July 18, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848 This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (s... See More
July 25, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career
This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes on the "Civil and Diplomatic Bill" listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Li... See More
August 6, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836
* Texas War for Independence
* Santa Anna to be tried & shot
* Creek War - Cherokees - Indians
The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.
Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort M... See More
May 28, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1847
* The Donner Party incident
* Resorting to cannibalism
Page 3 has the earliest report on the Donner Party tragedy we have found, noting in part: "...that a party of emigrants, 60 in number, left the other side of California mountain, had suffered severely. Nineteen started for the valley, but only seven arr... See More
October 16, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 1847 Page 3 has an article: "Adjourned Meeting for the Relief of the Distressed Mormons" mentioning: "...adopt measures for raising...some relief for the large body of emigrating Mormons--men, women, and children--now in the wilderness of Iowa in a destitute & suffering condition...".
The top of page 3 also has... See More
May 9, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1833 The front page has a small article noting in part: "The Sea Serpent has been seen again upon our boast...confident he say one hundred feet of the monster...we tender our thanks to his Serpentship for making his appearance once more...may we be there to see!" and more.
Also on the ftpg. are two article on: "The Assault Upon... See More
December 11, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A set of five issues containing all five parts of the editorial on the: "President's Message" with considerably commentary on the Mexican War.
Dates are December 11, 14, 18, 24 & 27. All issues are complete in 4 pages and in nice condition.
December 25, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.
Much of pages 4 and 5 are taken up with: "The President's Message", being the annual state of the... See More
September 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 1847 Page 3 has reports from the Mexican War including: "From the Rio Grande" which has: "...whenever General Taylor says the word, they will be as ready to march into San Luis Potosi..." with more. Also two more letters concerning military events under this heading.
Later From Texas" reports on the war.
Four pages,... See More
December 31, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1846
* USS Somers (1842) sinking
* Mexcian-American War
Page 2 has a very lengthy report concerning the sinking of the U.S. brig Somers. The Somers was doing blockade duty off the coast of Vera Cruz in the Mexican War when it sunk. The various letters & correspondences take one-third of page 2,plus there is a related article on page 3: &... See More
July 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818 The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.
Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.
Sixteen pa... See More
March 5, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1831 Fourteen of the 24 pages of this issue are taken up with: "Correspondence Between Gen. Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun" most of it relating to the Seminole Indian War. Included are 7 letters signed: Andrew Jackson, 9 letters signed: J.C. Calhoun, and 2 letters signed: James Monroe plus one by John Quincy Adams.
Complete in 24... See More
December 31, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831 It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name. Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: "...The speaker laid before the ... See More
Item #656184HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1898
* Mark Twain
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
The most significant article is: "Stirring Times In Austria" is by Mark Twain, taking over 9 pages and includes several illustrations (see).
At this time Austria was involved in an uproar with riots over political issues, at a time when Mark Twain was there. Previously thought to havin... See More
July 9, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, July 9, 1876
* The Custer massacre
* Battle of Little Big Horn
* Chief Sitting Bull autobiography
* Jesse James-Younger Gang
* Otterville, Missouri train robbery (1st report)
This is a great issue on the General Custer massacre, with very nice page 3 column headlines including: "THE SIOUX WAR" "General Terry's Official Report on Custer's Gallant Ma... See More
August 24, 1876
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Aug. 24, 1876
* Post Custer massacre
The front has one column heads: "The Sioux Scattered" "A Fight Reported Between Sitting Bull and Terry and Crook" and more. (see)
Complete with 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
July 17, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1846 The ftpg. has: "Later From the Army" "On Day Later from the Army--Confirmation of the Attack on Tampico--Mexicans Fortifying Monterey" and other subheads with 2 full columns of reports on the Mexican War.
More war reports inside with: "Route From Matamoras To the Interior of Mexico" "Transportation of Troops... See More
August 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1847 Page 2 has: "What Have We Gained by the War?" "Letter From the Marine Corps" from Camp Brigade near Vera Cruz, Mexico. Page 3 has an item from "Mexico" which concerns negotiations for peace, then followed by comments of a Mexican newspaper concerning Gen. Kearny's recent Proclamation, beginning: "It is ino... See More
December 13, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, December 13, 1868
* Reno Gang brothers lynchings
* Train robbers - outlaws
On the front page under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three More of the Indiana Express Mob Hung by the Regulators". Report states that members of the Vigilance Committee from Seymour arrived at New-Albany (Ind.) overpowered the jailer at the Floyd County Jail and "...the w... See More
May 10, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1869
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on a very notable event in the opening of the West: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Celebrations in San Francisco and Sacramento--A Grand Jubilee--The Last Spike Driven in the Central Line--Reception of this News in Sacramento" with... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
August 27, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 27, 1874
* Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee
* Negroes massacred
* General George Custer expedition
Page 7 has one column headings: "NEGRO CONSPIRACY" "Organized Movement Against the Whites in Tennessee" "Arrest and Lynching of Sixteen of the Ringleaders" and more. (see)
Page 5 has: "THE OGALLALAS" "Custer's Disc... See More
March 1, 1838
ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1838 As the title might suggest, filled with various military content. The issue begins with an interesting: "Journal of eight years hard fighting during the War for our Independence". Among other items are: "General Jesup, the Sec. of War, & the Military Academy" "Battle of the Kissimmee--The Army" & m... See More
July 29, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington City, July 29, 1846 The ftpg. has a great wealth of reporting on the Mexican War. Some of the column heads include: "One Day Later From The Army" "Trial & Honorable Acquittal of Captain Thornton--General Taylor's Proclamation--Health of the Army--Advance Towards Monterey".
Taylor's proclamation is to the Mexican people & begins... See More
October 8, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1862
* Rare pro-Confederate publication
Among the front page reports are: "Swearing Men to Disbelieve in Negro Slavery" "Address to the President of the United States" by a meeting of governors of the loyal states; "Col. Sibley's Expedition - Battle with the Indians near the Yellow Medicine--Camp Attacked by 300 Indians.... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention would require the constant labor of 330,000 wor... See More
June 9, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832 Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battl... See More
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