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NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821
* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia
Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this insti... See More
THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801 It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.
It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 9, 1793 Page 3 has a: "Proclamation" from the French foreign minister concerning France's presence in America. Also a letter to the merchants of Hartford concerning impressment of American ships and men by foreign powers, signed in type: Th. Jefferson as Secretary of State.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few discreet archival me... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1804 Page 2 contains a letter signed in type: Th. Jefferson, which concerns relations with France.
Four pages, an archival mend on pg. 2, some smudges inside, generally nice.
BELLOWS FALLS INTELLIGENCER, Vermont, Nov. 22, 1824 Pate 3 has an item: "Gen. Lafayette--The last news of the nation's guest he was at Monticello enjoying the hospitably of Mr. Jefferson. The meeting was very affecting..." and a bit more.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1818 The front page has a rather inconspicuous report headed: Journal of 15th Congress" noting in part: "...Messrs. Hunter of R.I. and Edwards and Thomas took their seats this day. The two latter represent the new State of Illinois, the law to admit which into the Union has been signed by the President...The Union is now composed of Twenty-one S... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1793 Page 2 has a "Circular" concerning "...the unjustifiable vexation and spoliation committed on our merchant vessels by the privateers of the powers at war..." and stating that due attention will be given to the matter, signed in type: TH: Jefferson. Uncommon to have a document from Jefferson when he was Sec. of State.
Other items ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798 The ftpg. has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams. A pg. 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France, with Thomas Jefferson intervening.
Four pages, good condition.
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802
* Criticism of Thomas Jefferson
* Harry Croswell - Federalist Party
Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would b... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21 (1812)
* Early Erie Canal planning ?
Year was omitted in the masthead but documents inside are dated 1812.
Of interest is over half a page headed: "The Grand Canal" being the famous Erie Canal, with thoughts concerning its construction and its great value to the country, this being 5 years before construction would begin. One bit notes: &qu... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1826
* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
* Deaths and funerals
The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" ... 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
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826 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 intercourse between the parties..." with more.
Also on the ftpg. is a report which rea... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790
* United States Funding Act of 1790
* President George Washington signs
* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.
This w... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., June 12, 1790 A page 2 report announces the death of: " ...that justly celebrated hero, Patriot and Philanthropist, ISRAEL PUTNAM...", plus some details about the funeral.
The top of page 3 has a Congressional Resolve headed with ornate letter and an engraving of a heraldic eagle, signed in type by: George Washington, President, John Adams, Vice... See More
News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782
* American Revolutionary War closing events
* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... 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
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
THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798
* United States Department of the Navy creation
* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms
A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.
The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: T... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 20, 1824 Inside has over 3 pages taken up with various reports concerning the "Presidential Election", with local & stare returns as received up to the publication date. It would ultimately be won by John Quincy Adams. A brief item: "The Pirates" reports of a ship captured off the coast of Cuba by pirates who murdered al... See More
EASTERN ARGUS, Portland, Sept. 25, 1806
* Rare 19th century title
* Thomas Jefferson
This was actually part of Massachusetts at the time as Maine did not become a state until 1820. A very early Maine newspaper 14 years before statehood.
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with An Act" of Congress relating to claims of land in the territory of Orleans, part of the recent Louisiana Purc... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801
* President Thomas Jefferson
* James T. Callender
Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799 Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830 Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1814 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 are: "The Army" which... See More
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791
* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government
* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
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.
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865
* Extremely rare military title
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* The Siege of Petersburg ending
* Civil War coming to an end
An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1864 The most desired & notable print is likely the full page captioned: "Emancipated Slaves, White and Colored" showing one man with a brand on his forehead.
The front page shows the: "Ruins of the Church of the Compania, at Santiago, Chili, After the Conflagration". Inside has a full page: "Snowy Morning--On Picket&qu... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1774
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Mention of Thomas Jefferson's Summary View...
* Stephen Arnold... William Draper...
The ftpg. has an item from Providence, Rhode Island, which mentioned in part: "...advice that a mob was raised consisting of some hundreds of people who threatened, & were hourly expected to come to destroy sa... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 16, 1938
* Jefferson Memorial begins construction (ground breaking)
* President Thomas Jefferson honored
* Toto the clown death
Page 3 has one column headings that include: "ROOSEVELT LAUDS JEFFERSON'S DEEDS", "President, at Start of Memorial, Says Virginian Set Up Nation as a Democracy", "SITE HAILED AT EXERCISES" and more. Al... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 6, 1810 A page 2 report from "Virginia" datelined "Richmond, May 23, 1810" says: "We are informed, that in the progress of the 'action of trespass on the case' brought by E. Livingston against Thomas Jefferson, the Federal Court for this district, has ruled the plaintiff to give security for the costs, as is customary in such ... See More
WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Aug. 2, 1837 The masthead features an engraving of Thomas Jefferson. The back page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with "An Act Making Appropriations for the Current Expenses of the Indian Department..." signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. Also "An Act to Change the Titles of Certain Officers in the Navy" (see).
Four pa... See More
WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 13, 1837 The masthead features an engraving of Thomas Jefferson. The entire ftpg. & over half of the back page are taken up with the: "MESSAGE from the President Of the United States" to Congress (see hyperlink for the full text). In his message he advocates a specie currency & criticizes state-chartered banks, hoping to have... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 8, 1831 Among the many articles inside is a brief on headed: "Indian Rights" which cites a letter from Thomas Jefferson from 1791 beginning: "The Indians have a right to the occupation of their lands..." (see). Following it is: "Georgia And the Cherokees". There is also much reporting from Congress which includ... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 1, 1820 The entire front page is an editorial headed: "Independence" concerning the upcoming anniversary of the 4th of July. Some great reading, with one paragraph beginning: "Nearly all the great actors in 1776 have made their exit to another & a better world, but some venerable men yet remain to bless our land with their presence...... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 26, 1848 The front page has: "An Act to Amend an Act...for the Prosecution of the Existing War between the United States & ...Mexico". Inside has: "From Mexico" ""Slavery Extension..." the latter including: "...The great question & the only question at issue is--shall slavery (that is the system ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1943
* Thomas Jefferson Memorial dedication
* 1st report with photos
This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "ROOSEVELT, HAILING JEFFERSON, LOOKS TO GAIN IN LIBERTY", "Dedicating Memorial Shrine at Capital, He Says Benefit Can Come Out of War" and more. Much more on page 16 with photo... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 22, 1826
* Boundary line between Georgia and Florida
* Early Arctic expedition
On the front page under "Arctic Land Expedition" is an informative letter from one of the members of the expedition.
From "Columbia" is word that Thomas Mann Randolph, late governor of Virginia was appointed by the President "...to be ... See More