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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington (D.C.), Feb. 24, 1848
* President John Quincy Adams death
* Best title to be had ?
Page 3 has at the top center: "Death Of Ex-President Adams" with the report beginning: "The venerable Patriot and Statesman, John Quincy Adams, expired at the Capitol last evening...He lingered...insensible & unconscious from the period of his attack... See More
* President George Washington
* Benjamin Franklin
* Early slavery
One of the more successful magazines from 18th century America. Pages 1 & 2 have the "Address of the Governor & Council of North Carolina to his excellency General Washington with his "Answer" signed in type: G. Washington. Other items in this issue i... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759
* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1795 The front page features 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, & in block type by the V.P.: John Adams. A displayable issue as such.
Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798
* President John Adams
* Ulster County, New York
Page 2 has and: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.
Fou... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 21, 1789
* George Washington's presidential election victory
An inside page has a very historic report, noting the election of George Washington as the very first President of the United States.
The full report can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "A letter from New York...says, 'That the Federal Congress was convened...w... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776
* Battle of the Cedars
* Invasion of Canada campaign
* John Hancock & George Washington
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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 15, 1798
* Alien and Sedition Act
* President John Adams
Most of the ftpg. first column is "The Sedition Act" signed in type by the President: John Adams. This was part of the collective Alien and Sedition Acts, four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalists during an undeclared naval war with France, known as the "... See More
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768
* Pre American Revolutionary War tensions
Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages.&q... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1776
* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn
* Benjamin Franklin & John Hancock
* American Revolutionary War
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.
One-third of the front page & nearly half of page 2 are taken up... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1799
* Military support act
* President John Adams
The front page has: "An ACT making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine...", signed in script type: John Adams. There is also: "An ACT vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793
* President George Washington
* Historic 2nd election victory
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.
History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill ... See More
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796
* George Washington & Samuel Adams
The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, March 28, 1889 The front page includes a one column print of: "Robert Todd Lincoln- Of Illinois, U.S. Minister at the Court of St. James". This was Abe Lincoln's only son to live to adulthood.
Page 2 has a nice report on the Oklahoma Land Rush with the top of the page having column heads: "Oklahoma Opened" "President Harrison'... See More
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775
* The New England Restraining Act
* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England
* John Hancock gets married
Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759
* Benjamin Franklin
* Electricity experiments
* Lightning rod
Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjam... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1841 Wide black "mourning" rules on all columns on all 16 pages for the death of the President. Page 3 has the report headed: "National Affairs" "Death of the President of the U. States" with various particulars (see for portions). Additional details carry over to the following pages with: "Report of the Ph... See More
* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine
* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability
* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord
The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799
* 18th century American title
Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress.
Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit c... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789
* Department of State creation
Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.
Holdin... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 29, 1798 Page 2 features an: "Important Message" from the President which relates to the troubling relationship with the French and the XYZ Affair. It is signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, somewhat irregular at the blank margins, good condition.... See More
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States.
This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.
Cobbett was a prolific & controvers... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1802
* President John Adams
* Celebrating 67th birthday
The front page has over a full column of text concerning the birthday of John Adams. Headed: "Tribute of Gratitude", it begins: "Saturday last being the Birth Day of the Hon. JOHN ADAMS, late President of the United States, the same was celebrated at Quincy...".
Included is... See More
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 1864
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Glorious Achievements of Forrest's Horse Marines" "Yankee Army News" "The Tennessee Valley Campaign" "The President's Message" in which he presents ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S NEWSPAPER, New York, June 3, 1865
* Confederate President Jefferson Davis
* Caught wearing women's clothes print
* Trial of the conspirators w/ print
See the photo for the fascinating front page illustration which is captioned: "Capture of Jefferson Davis, At Irwinsville, Ga., at Daybreak on May 10th by Col. Pritchard and Men of Wilson's Corps." s... See More
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, March 26, 1921
* Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal indictments
* Jewish Gamblers Carl Zork and Benjamin Franklin
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WHITE SOX REINDICTED IN BASEBALL SCANDAL; 18 MEN TO FACE TRIAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the indictments of the master minds of the 1919 Black Sox World Ser... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826
* Indian treaty with the Mennataree Indians
* Thomas Jefferson in financial crisis?
The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly interco... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 24, 1790 Over one-quarter of the ftpg. is taken up with two Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. One of the acts is: "...for the Government of the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio".
Various news reports insid... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789 Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.
Holding true to this statement,... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of the correspondences are signed in type by Andrew Pickens, Henry Lee, and Francis Marion.
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THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 28, 1789 Page 2 has an article beginning: "By information received from Kentucky we learn that many of the principal people of that district are warmly in favour of a separation from the union L& contend that it is injurious to the interests of that country to be connected with the Atlantick States..." with more.
The "Federal... See More
THE DETROIT NEWS, February 6, 1925
* Floyd Collins trapped
* Sand Cave, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
The front page has a one column heading: "TOMB SEALED BY FLOOR RISE" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775
* John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God
* Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade
* Georgia agreement - the Continental Association
* Virginia troops commended
This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three ne... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Nov. 7, 1888
* Presidential election
The top of the front page has column heads announcing the election of Benjamin Harrison as President of the United States: "HARRISON ELECTED" "Democrats Concede It Unreservedly" "Some Votes To Spare" "Indiana Returns More Favorable for Republicans" "Michigan Still I Line" a... See More
Near the back under "American News&... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, March 5, 1889
* President Benjamin Harrison
The top of the last column of the ftpg. has: "The Inaugural Address" "Opinions on President Harrison's First Official Paper" which has a bit on how it was received in England. Page 2 has much more lengthy coverage o the details of: "President Harrison's Inauguration" with subhea... See More
Several accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, Gage's famous Proclamation. In a Virginia newspaper...
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 15, 1775
* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston
* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief
* General Thomas Gage "First Shots of War" proclamation
This newspaper was published by Dixon and Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolut... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 7, 1794 Page 2 has a message to Congress, signed in type: Go. Washington, and also a report noting in part: "...a gentleman immediately from New Orleans who descended the rivers Ohio and Mississippi...that a body of General Clark's party...collected at the mouth of Cumberland River...their intentions were...to proceed to Louisiana for the purpose of ... See More
* President George Washington
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. Great to have this text in this famous magazine published by perhaps the most renowned printer of the 18th century, Isaiah Thomas, wh... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799
* President John Adams
* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?
* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile
The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over... See More
* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.
* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)
Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1841
* President William H. Harrison
* Washington D.C. death - funeral
Page 3 contains various reports concerning the death & funeral of President William Henry Harrison. It begins with a note only to be found in a Washington newspaper: "We are requested to give notice that the public offices will be closed & the wo... See More
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Aug. 15, 1805 Page 3 has an interesting item concerning the attacks on the character of Thomas Jefferson (likely reference to the Sally Heming affair) beginning; "The most forcible & conclusive answer to all the malevolent attacks pointed at the reputation of Mr. Jefferson is the happiness of the people..." and more, with: "...By infamous libels... See More
A page 2 report from Connecticut says that The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq. is elected to represent this State in the Senate of the U.S. A page 3 report states that Vice President John Adams was elected President of the
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
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. Rarely found today.
All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More