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November 19, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 19, 1814 An inside page contain an article datelined from New Orleans headed: "Pirates of Barataria" which has rare, period mention of Jean LaFitte, the Caribbean pirate, portions of which include: "...great satisfaction in reporting to you that the contemplated expedition against the pirates, so long & strongly established among... See More
February 22, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 22, 1862 Not only a very nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.
The front page has a report of the very significant "Fall Of Fort Donelson" "Further Details" which includes over half a column of reporting as taken from northern newspapers, and which includes the dispatches between Grant and Buckner... See More
July 31, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 31, 1863 Page 2 has: "By His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States of America; A PROCLAMATION For A Day of Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer". This proclamation was for thanks to God for the recent victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
Much Civil War reporting as well. Four pages, large folio ... See More
February 21, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 21, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
* Jefferson Davis proclamation
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Most of the front page is taken up with ads, however there is very lengthy text under the heading: "The Roanoke Island Affair" "The Yankee Account Of The Battle" "Interesting Particulars And Details" w... See More
October 31, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Ohio, October 31, 1853
* Day of Thanksgiving
Page 2 has a: "PROCLAMATION" for day of thanksgiving and prayer by William Medill, Governor of Ohio. It was to have been celebrated the 4th Thursday of November, the traditional Thanksgiving Day that would be formalized by Pres. Lincoln ten years later.
Four pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nic... See More
November 10, 1880
THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, November 10, 1880 An inside page 4 article, "THANKSGIVING," provides a contrary view to the common and frequent Presidential proclamations for days of thanksgiving and prayer, and specifically, those regarding Thanksgiving itself. The writer (unnamed) expresses their belief that such a practice is unconstitutional. Other news of the day along with period ad... See More
July 18, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1812 The front page page of this issue contains "A Proclamation" from the president for "...a day of public humiliation and prayer:.. to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows, and adorations to Almighty God... of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and his assistance... that in the present season of calamity and war... care and pro... See More
February 28, 1865
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 28, 1865
* Jefferson David proclamation
* Confederate Day of Thanksgiving
Not only a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "The War News" which mentions an expected siege upon Petersburg, and that: "...Grant probably designs another experiment upon our lines before Sherman can possibly g... See More
April 16, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
Most of the front page is taken up with much detail on the Battle of Shiloh with heads including: "The Bloody Contest at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River" "The Second Day's Fight--Arrival of Reinforcements--Generals Buell & Nelson on Hand--Eight Hours More Hard Fi... See More
January 16, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 16, 1860
* Pemberton Mill disaster
* Lawrence, Massachusetts
* African slave trade
Page 5 has: "The Lawrence Catastrophe" "More Bodies Recovered - Proclamation of the mayor of Lawrence - Tuesday Next to be Observed as a Day of Prayer - Relief for the Sufferers, Etc." Various related subheads as well. This was the collapse of the Pember... See More
April 20, 1689
A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, April 20, (1689) The year is printed in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1 (see), as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Most of the back page is taken up with: "A Proclamat... See More
President Jefferson Davis announces proclamation for day of fasting and prayer... Territory of Idaho estabilished... Nevada mint established...
March 4, 1863
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 4, 1863 Page 5 has a headline "Important From The South" with subhead "Jeff. Davis Appoints March 27 as a Day of Fasting and Prayer". The proclamation is signed in type: Jefferson Davis. Also on this page are reports "The War in Tennessee", "The Rebels Defeated at Bradyville" and "And Important Report", "The Reb... See More
June 10, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 10, 1865 The full front page is a nice print of: "The Grand Review at Washington--General Meade & Staff Passing the Principal Stand" during a parade of returning Civil War soldiers. Another prime item is the doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast, titled: "Victory And Death" showing six vignettes of the somber side of war (see).
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