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Item #640144GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1777 The very first article is a two page continued: "Debate in the House of Lords on Lord Chatham's Motion for an Address to his Majesty relative to the American War" (see photos for the beginning). This is unquestionably one of the more historic issues of the Revolutionary War with a terrific amount of war reporting, not the least o... See More
Item #640143THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777 Inside has: "Some of the Circumstances which Inevitably retard the Progress of a Northern Army through the uninhabited Countries of America" deals with the difficulties of Burgoyne's army in the colonies, not used to being in an environment so heavily forested. This interesting article takes nearly two pages. Further on is: "... See More
Item #639935THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1780 Near the back is "Advices Received from America" which includes a letter signed in type by: George Washington, datelined at Morristown, with much praise for the Marquis de LaFayette, followed by a letter of thanks signed in type: La Fayette. Another report begins: "His Excellency Gen. Washington is appointed lieut. general o... See More
Item #639930GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754 Inside under America is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place." Says commissioners from Philadelphia, Mary... See More
Item #639929GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1757 Articles include: "Curious Accounts of the Present Comet" which includes a nearly half page print relating to it (see images); "Account of Medical Observations & Inquiries" "Aneurysm of the Aorta" "Fire Engine--Earthquakes--Microscopical Observations" and more.
There is also a nice & lengthy: &... See More
Item #639924THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766 Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".
Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More
December 3, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 3, 1814 Two pages are taken up with a nice & detailed account headed:"Attack Upon Baltimore - British Account" as taken from the London Gazette Extraordinary (see for portions). Included is the: "Return of killed & wounded in the action with the enemy, near Baltimore, on the 12th September, 1814."
Further on i... See More
November 7, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812 There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with the War of 1812 (see for portions).
Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Events... See More
July 2, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1814
* Embargo Act
* War of 1812
The first 3 pages are taken up with a lengthy: "Report On The Fisheries" including a full front page chart, with notation that it is "By Thomas Jefferson". Inside has 6 1/2 pages of "Events of the War" concerning the on-going War of 1812. Among the subheads and reports a... See More
February 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 24, 1787
* Thomas Jefferson
* United States Minister to France
The front page; contains the: "Copy of the French Minister's Letter, Mons. Calonne, to Mr. Jefferson, the American Ambassador at Paris..." which details the various economic agreements between France & England in terms of duties, trading, etc. (see).
Eight pages, never... See More
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More
December 8, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 8, 1832 Nearly 5 1/2 pages are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, and the people. This was an annual tradition begun by George Washington which continues to this day. The address recounts the major events of the year and gives some discussio... See More
October 3, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 3, 1812 The entire front page is taken up with a printing of the "Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union" which were approved by Congress in 1777 and ratified in 1781. The text carries over to take most of page 2 as well, where it concludes with the signature of the various members of Congress (see).
Other items include: "An Act to P... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
Item #638619THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1790 Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin] tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave libert... See More
Item #638574THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1797 Although there is a wide range of content within this issue, the most significant is President George Washington's last state-of-the-union address which is headed: "Gen. Washington's Farewell Address to the United States" [not really; see the 1796 Supplement for his Farewell Address] and prefaced with: "In our Supplem... See More
Item #638572SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
Item #638567THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1752 Items of interest in this issue include a nice print of: "The Porcelain Manufactory at Worcester" with the River Severn in the foreground. "Of the Man with the Iron Mask" "Ancient Forms of Mourning" "History of the Incas, Concluded" "Remarkable Cure by Electricity" "Cause of the Au... See More
June 22, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22, 1799 Half a column on page 3 is taken up with a detailed notice headed: "ATTENTION---SAILORS!!" "Pipe all Hands! Boatswain!!" which concerns the USS Boston (3rd rendition) and its involvement in the Quasi War and First Barbary War, noting the spoils to accrue to the sailors in naval action (see). Plus the back page has a nice rec... See More
Item #638486THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1794
* 18th century vindication of Free-Masonry
* Thomas Paine kicked out of the French National Convention
* Great 18th century print of Arundel Castle
* Thomas Paine kicked out of the French National Convention
* Great 18th century print of Arundel Castle
The most noteworthy content is a lengthy article on: "Proceedings of the National Convention in France" includes: "...Thomas Paine, with all the other foreigne... See More
May 23, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818
* Inventor Eli Whitney
* Cotton Gin invention
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... See More
Item #637563GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796 Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both... See More
August 20, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, August 20, 1840 Has "Devoted to the Support of the Democratic Principles of Jefferson" in the masthead below the title. Front page has: "Mr. Van Buren, and the Elective Franchise" which consumes most of this issue. Quarto-size, 8 pages, a few lite margin stains, large stain on an inside page, some foxing.
November 5, 1933
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 5, 1933
* John Jay Chapman death
* American poet - writer
The top of page 32 has a one column heading: "JOHN J. CHAPMAN, AUTHOR, POET, DIES" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of American author, John Jay Chapman.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 34 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
Item #636672THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753 Near the back of this issue (pg. 538) is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries." Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.... See More
March 11, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More
June 10, 1911
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 10, 1911 The front cover of the issue is entitled "Col. George Washington Goethals, Canal Builder" with further information inside. Within the issue is "The Paris-Rome-Turin Aeroplane Race"; "Waterspouts - Facts and fictions Concerning Them"; "'Mad Dogs' and Hydophobia - Rabies Before and After Pasteur"; &quo... See More
June 1, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 1, 1791 The front page is entirely taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" which deals with the use of some of his money as loans to: "...such married artificers as are under 25 years of age who have faithfully served an apprenticeship in the city...&q... See More
November 16, 1774
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a... See More
January 28, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 28, 1795 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress to appropriate money to support the government, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Great to have this on the front page.
Four pages, scattered foxing, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.
May 4, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 4, 1796 The ftpg. contains two Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One takes over a full column and is: "An Act for Establishing Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes" (see for the beginning).
Four pages, very nice condition. ... See More
September 22, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 22, 1821 An inside page has a report headed: "Gen. Jackson's Address to the Army" datelined from his headquarters, Montpelier, & signed in type: Andrew Jackson, Major General, commanding the division of the South. This report takes close to a full column and is his official farewell address to his soldiers, the text beginning: &q... See More
March 9, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion
* Post Revolutionary War
* George Washington
* Benjamin Franklin
Page 2 has a report from Boston with reference to the Shays' Rebellion, with another report from Northampton with more. And then a report from New York has even more including: "..informed that a certain Daniel Shays... See More
Item #633347THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1779 The first article is a: "Summary of Debates in Parliament.." which has some commentary on the Revolutionary War, mentioning in part: "...He did not...recruit our armies for the purpose of carrying on a ruinous war in America; a war...ought for every reason of policy & humanity to be abandoned..." (see) & other war... See More
July 23, 1803
NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1803 Page 3 has: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" calling for a special session of Congress, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, very nice condition.
September 7, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 67, 1796
* Grand master Paul Revere
* Masonic - Masons
The top of page 3 has a nice advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, signed in type: "Most Worshipful PAUL REVERE, G, Master", a position he held with the Masons at that time. Much other news items of the day including a brief letter signed in type: Buonaparte.
Fou... See More
February 4, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, February 4, 1791
* James Wilson college lectures
* Declaration of Independence signer
The front page has a notice headed "Law Lectures", that reads, in part: "By the Honorable James Wilson, L.L.D. Professor of Laws in the College and Academy of Philadelphia, will be delivered on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday...at the ... See More
Item #633290THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of ... See More
August 21, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 21, 1792 The front page is entirely taken up with ads including 17 illustrated ship ads. The back page has a nice from the "War Department" signed in type by: H. Knox, Sec'ry of War. Also on the back page is a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" which deals with the use of some of his money as loa... See More
August 13, 1798
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Aug. 13, 1798
* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams
The entire first column is taken up with: "AN ACT For the Relief of the Refugees from the British Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia", signed in type by the President: John Adams, and the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, very nice conditi... See More
February 10, 1925
THE WORLD, New York City, February 10, 1925
* Floyd Collins trapped
* Sand Cave, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
The front page has a one column heading: "CAVE HOAX RUMOR STARTS AN INQUIRY" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More
May 2, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 2, 1798
* President John Adams
* USS Constitution
The front page has an Address from the city officials & citizens of Philadelphia to the President expressing their concerns about the unprovoked aggressions of France and noting that: "...nothing has been wanting on your part, to preserve us the blessings of peace and safety...", with... See More
December 20, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834
* David "Davy" Crockett
In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of
Item #632973GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790 The most significant item in this issue is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column. It begins: "At Philadelphia, aged 84 years and 3 months, Benjamin Franklin, esq. L.L.D. and F.R.S. He was born in 1706..." continuing on with more on his life & concluding with a letter conce... See More
June 11, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 11, 1795
* Document signed in type by Sam Adams
The front page has a document: "By the Governor" concerning the ambassador from Spain, signed in type: Samuel Adams. Other news reports of the day.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Andy Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...
December 11, 1829
RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN STATESMAN, Providence, Dec. 11, 1829
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
* Indian Removal Act
All of page 2 & some of pg. 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message", being his annual state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. In it he announces his controvers... See More
July 22, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1826
* * John Adams & Thomas Jefferson deaths
Inside contains a lengthy article headed: "Adams and Jefferson" which includes near the beginning: "Fellow citizens--I regret to be obliged...to trespass further on your patience. The lot has fallen on me to call your attention...to the pecuniary embarrassments of our distin... See More
July 16, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 16, 1796
* President George Washington
* 2 Acts of Congress signed
Nearly half of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for: "...making further appropriations for the year 1796.", each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
July 30, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796
* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor
* 18th century American original
The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.
October 29, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 29, 1853 The front page features a nice print of: "Mount Vernon, the Birthplace & Residence of George Washington" with related text. Among many prints inside are: "Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire with a nice article as well, and: "The Capitol of Rhode Island, at Newport"; a full page print: "Leviathan Clipper S... See More
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