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DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791
* re. Creating Washington D.C.
* President George Washington
Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".
The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More
* Early George Washington
* French and Indian War
A very rare opportunity for a periodical which mentions George Washington long before he would become more famous 20 years later.
An inside page has a nice article titled: "Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort near the Lake Erie in Virginia" which
* Early Major George Washington
* Jewish colony in the East Indies
The first 2 1/2 pages have reports from the French & Indian War in America, including five letters written by General Braddock datelined Williamsburgh and Alexandria. In the introductory comments on the first page is mention that: "...concerning the territorie... 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 INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.
Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with h... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781 This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
Although the formal letter from Cornwallis announcing the surrender would appear in the next issue, that issue dated Nov. ... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 1780 All of the front page is taken up with reports on the Revolutionary War including most of the first column being a letter datelined: "New York, Oct. 12" and signed in type: H. Clinton.
This letter deals with the Andre/Arnold treason plot and includes in part: "...I had the honour of informing your Lordship that the American Major Gen... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 2, 1795 The ftpg. has an interesting "portraiture" of the President, George Washington, which describes his temperament, etc.
The bkpg. has 14 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1796 Taking most of the front page & a portion of page 2 a treaty, headed at the top of pg. 1 with a script signature of the President: George Washington, and beginning: "Whereas a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America & the tribes of Indians, called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chipewas, Putawati... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 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.
The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution of South Carolina". A page 2 article begins: "George Merchant, a private...rifleman from Vi... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1795
* President George Washington reply
* State of the Union Address response
The ftpg. has: "Congressional Summary - Congress of the United States" with prefacing remarks noting: "...members of the House...waited on the President of the United States at his own house, where the Speaker delivered the following 'ADDRESS' In a... 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
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 21, 1803
* Parson Weems book advertisement
* President George Washington biography
The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the Hist... 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
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775
* American Revolutionary War at the beginning
* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley
* General George Washington bounty
Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 14, 1796
* French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon
* Famous George Washington statue arrival
* Virginia State Capital - Richmond
The most notable content is a rather inconspicuous report of the arrival of the very famous Jean-Antoine Houdon statue of George Washington for the capitol building at Richmond. The report from Richmond read... 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
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803
* President George Washington portrait
* American painter Gilbert Stuart
The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiber... See More
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 27, 1796
* President George Washington
Page 3 has a report: "The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES has just arrived from Mount Vernon. Whether on a visit to this City, or on his sway to the northward, we cannot tell------Thank GOD he can ride in a carriage which is not bullet proof."
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, scattered foxing, good co... 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
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 11, 1795
* George Washington script signature on the front page
* Ad for "The JEW: Or, Benevolent Hebrew"
The front page has an act to amend the act entitled: "An Act to establish the post office and post-roads within the United States," signed in script type by the President: Geo. Washington. Also included is an ad for the comedy:... See More
* Benedict Arnold defects
* Major John Andre treason
* Revolutionary War
Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
* Tory issue from Pennsylvania
* Great year to have (1776)
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.
Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795
* President George Washington
* Brunswick County, Virginia
Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, bit of foxing, generally nice condition.... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1791
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Most of the front page is taken up with Washington's second state-of-the-union address to Congress, headed: "Congress, Wednesday, December 8, 1790. The Speech of George Washington, Esq. President of Congress on Opening the Session..." followed by the complete text of W... 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
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1796 Page 2 has an address of the Vermont Legislature to the President, offering thanks for his public service. Following this is his response signed in type: Go. Washington.
A quite rare title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 43 years. It published for exactly one year.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice ... 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
THE HERALD, A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 27, 1796 The front page has reports from the: "Federal Legislature - House of Representatives" which carries over to pg. 2. Page 3 has an item beginning: "The Shakers in the neighbourhood of New Leganan Spring...are of late in a great fermentation which seems to indicate an approaching revolution among them...".
The b... 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 LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778 The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Ame... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 3, 1778 The ftpg. has over a full column taken up with a letter from General H. Clinton the Lord G. Germain as well as to the U.S. Congress concerning America not fulfilling the treaty agreements concerning captured soldiers from their victory over Burgoyne at Saratoga. The response from Congress was terse: "Your letter of the 19th was laid before ... See More
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More
From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781 The ftpg. has letter signed by: George Germain, followed by a response to the: "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 21, 1781 The front page has a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his guilt returned the money into the treasury & went & hanged himself. Judas Arnold received 5,000 pds. sterling for his treachery &am... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies...... 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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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800
* President George Washington death - funeral
The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 22, 1789 Over half of the front page is taken up with an address "To the President of the United States" by the corporation of visitors & governours & faculty of Washington College in Maryland, to which: "The President's Answer" follows, signed by him in type: George Washington.
Also on the ftpg. &... See More
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 6, 1943
* Dr. George Washington Carver death
* Black scientist & educator
* Born into slavery
The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "CARVER, SLAVE WHO BECAME A SCIENTIST, DIES" with subhead and small photo of Carver. First report coverage on the death of George Washington Carver.
Complete with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, s... See More
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 AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.
Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our en... See More
CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, December 6, 1792 Page 2 has an address from the Senate to the President, signed in type: John Landon, President pro tempore, and a reply signed in type: Geo. Washington. Page 2 also has an "Address of M. de la Fayette, to the army lately commanded by him", signed in type: La Fayette.
Other news of the day including various advertisements. Issue has f... See More
The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington'... See More
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The ft... See More