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182409

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Penn. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851908948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is taken up with text and many charts headed: "Estimate of Expences Arising from America to Great Britain since the Accession of the House of Hanover". The text begins: "The Congress having repeatedly declared against the government of Britain as incompetent...... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:25

$310.00
182332

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Closing Events w/ King George III more 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392850294100

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782 * re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender * King George III speech criticized Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England. Half of page 2 is taken up with the conclusion of a letter from: "Common Sense" which is a response too the King of England's recent letter in which he stubbornly refuses to grant independence. Page 3 has a report noting: "His Excellency Count Rochambeau hath detached from the troops under his command in Virginia, 500 infantry & 300 cavalry, to reinforce our army in South Carolina." And then ... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:50

$340.00
182329

(2) John JAY'S TREATY George Washington - Lord Grenville & War 1796 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092714817

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795 * Jay's Treaty - John * George Washington A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history. Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9, concluding in the issue of the 13th taking all of the ftpg. and a bit of pg. 2 where it is signed in type by Grenville and John Jay. Of significance also is page 2 of the July 13 issue also contains the report of the: "Conditional Ratification, on the Part of the United States", datelined from the Senate, June 24, 1795. Although the Treaty of Paris ended the Americ... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:49

$425.00
182315

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1797 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092708821

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797 * Rare 18th century American title * 4 slave advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:39

$72.00
182314

Rare 18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Nice Masthead 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092708647

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 10, 1798 * Nice masthead engraving * 18th century America If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era. Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little various light foxing, generally in very nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:38

$42.00
182305

WASHINGTON D.C. Land Sale Early American Government 1791 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092706260

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 23, 1791 * Washington D.C. land lots for sale * Early United States government era The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Public Buildings to any desirable extent..." with a bit more. Four pages, irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:31

$45.00
182304

Runaway Slave Ads & Illustrtated SHIPS Rare 1798 Baltimore MD Maryland Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392850283238

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * Three Slave ads The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see) News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:31

$42.00
182257

Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392848225158

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. Four pages, light dirtiness to the top half of the front page, a very small rubbing hole to the front leaf, good condition.

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:17

$36.00
182080

Rare NEWBURYPORT Essex County Massachusetts w/ Great Masthead 1784 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392839410440

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE ESSEX JOURNAL & THE MASSACHUSETTS & NEW-HAMPSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1784 * Very rare publication w/ great masthead This has to be one of the deepest mastheads of the era, with frilly script type in the top portion of it. A very graphic issue for display. The content is quite typical from this era just after the Revolutionary War. There are many mends inside both old & recent (archival), never bound nor trimmed, toned at the top quadrant.

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Ends July 15, 2020 11:08

$122.00
182065

Rare 18th Century NEW YORK CITY w/ Early Federal Government 1795 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392839400212

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 18, 1795 * Uncommon 18th century American publication The entire ftpg. is taken up with a report from the federal Congress concerning financial matters, etc. The bkpg. has two Acts of Congress. Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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Ends July 15, 2020 10:58

$38.00
182064

(4) SAMUEL ADAMS ACTS Nice 18th Century Masthead Engraving 1795 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084249531

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 6, 1795 * Nice 18th century masthead Over half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very handsome masthead, archivally rejoined at the spine, various foxing throughout

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Ends July 15, 2020 10:57

$50.00
182049

Nice 18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Masthead 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084193666

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 12, 1798 * Nice masthead engraving * 18th century America If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era. Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various light foxing, generally in very nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2020 09:45

$42.00
182048

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE by William Cobbett Philadelphia PA 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084193453

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 * Rare 18th century American publication * 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked) This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2020 09:44

$67.00
181767

Nice 18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Masthead 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373068300789

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 8, 1796 * Nice masthead engraving * 18th century America If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era. Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 29, 2020 13:42

$42.00
181710

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. U.S. Military 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392815365251

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 22, 1795 * President George Washington * U.S. Military act signed in script Taking over half of the front page is: "An Act for Continuing & Regulating the Military Establishment of the United States..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2020 15:07

$98.00
181538

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1794 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392808740712

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 29, 1794 * Nice 18th century American publication A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page. ]Four pages, in very nice, clean condition.

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Ends June 22, 2020 06:03

$39.00
181526

LORD NORTH British Prime Minister of England RESIGNS 1782 Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392807478300

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 3, 1782 * Great Britain Prime Minister * Lord Frederick North resigns * Revolutionary War era The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with "Interesting Conversation on the late Change of Ministers" from the Houses of Lords. This was when Lord North, bowing to the growing pro-peace sentiment in Parliament, was replaced by Lord Rockingham as Prime Minister of England. The back page reporting includes: "...Having boldly defended the measures, his Lordship again adverted to American independency and reminded the House that he had formerly used some marked expressions on the subject. He had said, the sum of Great Britain was set, when the independency of America was a... See More  

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Ends June 21, 2020 08:54

$170.00
181525

Great 18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania w/ Slave Ads 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392807477783

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1783 * Nice masthead * Rare publication The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...". Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the known principles of the premier, respecting the American contest...from the unhappy loyalists it may naturally be concluded that the colonial war will not yet be terminated." The balance of the issue is taken up with other news of the day and more advertisements. Four pages, ornate lettering in the masthead, some water staining near the top, even foxing throughout.

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Ends June 21, 2020 08:54

$120.00
181516

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY by Isaiah Thomas w/ John Jay Reply 1798 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392807474687

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1798 * 18th century America Page 2 has a: "Reply" which is signed in type: John Jay. The back page has an Act of the Mass. legislature. Four pages, various foxing throughout, otherwise good.

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Ends June 21, 2020 08:50

$38.00
181475

Nice 18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Masthead 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392806386676

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Aug. 13, 1798 * Nice masthead engraving * 18th century America If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era. Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various light foxing, generally nice condition.

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Ends June 20, 2020 09:50

$42.00
181242

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Closing Moments George Washington 1782 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373050979211

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 blocked up the Chesapeake & landed 8000 troops, they can condescend to think it very well if Lord Cornwallis should be lucky enough to effect his escape back to New York." Further on: "The important dispatches that are hourly expected to arrive from Lord Cornwallis will, no doubt, enable government to form a decisive opinion as to the probability or improb... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:16

$465.00
181012

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373041920591

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * 3 runaway slaves advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding holes along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends June 04, 2020 15:19

$72.00
180978

GOLD & SILVER FOR COINS Early United States Congress Treasury 1786 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373039017161

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) * Early United States Congress * Gold and Silver for coins * General George Washington One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on the Bounty of General WASHINGTON, are already received into it, although it has not been opened more than six months..." followed by a report from Pittsburgh concerning trouble with Indians. But certainly the prime content would be the back page "Resolve" from Congress dated August 8, 1786, establishing the standard of money to be created by the United States, ... See More  

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Ends June 01, 2020 13:46

$555.00
180870

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035791812

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication 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 is the volume 1, #13 issue. The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentlemen in case he enemy should not soon evacuate Georgia, of manumitting a number of the black & forming them into regiments, who upon their good behaviour during the continuance of the war, are to have their freedom every after; for which...that their masters should have a consideration made them by the public...". Most of page 2 is taken up... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$765.00
180844

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392778741766

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 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. Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports from Williamsburg, Worcester, New York, and Montreal with the latest reports concerning the Revolutionary War. Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" signed in type: Cato. It begins: "The... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2020 15:16

$555.00
180771

JOHN HANCOCK Massachusetts Governor Acts of Legislature SIGNED 1790 MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775125493

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Boston, April 20, 1790 * John Hancock acts signed * Massachusetts governor An uncommon single sheet "Extra" printing outside the regular cycle of this newspaper. Half of the front page is taken up with 3 Acts of the Mass. Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Half of the bkpg. is taken up with ads including five large illustrated house for sale ads. Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 10:56

$62.00
180730

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ John Paul Jones 1781 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373029596939

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 24, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication The front page has an interesting report from London on the lack of reinforcements coming from England to help with the situation in New York: "The gross deceptions by which the people of this county are practiced upon to continue the ruinous war with America can only be equaled by the shameful manner in which our brave troops at New York are deceived into the expectation & belief of strong reinforcements to assist them to carry on the war..." followed by a report of the ships planned to sail to New York. And then: "What must these brave, neglected men think when they find that the whole of this flatteri... See More  

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Ends May 22, 2020 15:30

$458.00
180642

Historic FUNDING ACT OF 1790 Congress George Washington Signs 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392770668181

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 was the very historic Funding Act of 1790 which was passed on August 4, 1790 by the United States Congress to address the issue of funding of the domestic debt incurred by the individual colonies during the Revolutionary War and when they were in confederation before the organization of the federal government. By the Act the new federal government a... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:16

$3,250.00
180629

Rare 18th Century 1795 BOSTON by "Other Thomas Paine" w/ Nice Masthead Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373027537304

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795 * Uncommon title Much of page 2 has European reports, and then page 3 has news items from Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Easton, Greenfield, Presque Isle, Salem & elsewhere. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:08

$40.00
180620

SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN Lord Charles Cornwallis w/ Famous Letter 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373027535068

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 * Lord Charles Cornwallis * Surrender at Yorktown The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had the mortification to hear that Lord Cornwallis had proposed terms of capitulation on the 17th...Comparing...the intelligence given by those people & several others...with the purport of Lord Cornwallis's letter, a copy of which I have the honor to enclose...we cannot entertain the least doubt of his Lordship's having capitulated and that we are unf... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:05

$590.00
180609

Rare PRO BRITISH Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1768 Colonial Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373027532216

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 * Pro-British American publication The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the charter, or suffer judgment to go against it?" (see), and further on is: "The Speech of His Excellency William Tryon...Commander in Chief in & over the Province of North Carolina". Other politically-related reports as well. Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition. A nice oppo... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2020 14:58

$140.00
180555

Original 3 U.S. NAVY FRIGATES 1798 USS Constitution Constellation United States


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392765604924

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Jan. 19, 1798 * Original 3 of 6 frigates of the United States Navy Page 2 has reports from the federal Congress which includes an item: "Resolved, that there be appropriated on account towards defraying the expence of finishing the frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation, the sum of ___dollars. Read a second time & committed for tomorrow." These were the first 3 (of 6) frigates built by authorization of Congress in 1794. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

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Ends May 16, 2020 14:24

$57.00
180540

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373023202895

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication 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 enemies to invade this our kingdom...". Also on pg. 2 are various reports from Charleston, one item concerning: "...return of General Mackintosh from the northward into Georgia, a military force is collecting in the interior part of that country...", then a report concerning British ships in port at Beau... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:47

$1,150.00
180470

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373021158034

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene. This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour, May 19, 1781" concerning men on the prison ship. Then yet another letter from on board the prison ship. Page 2 also has a nice: "Proclamation - By His Excellency George Washington, Esq. General and Commander in Chief of the Allied Army" which is signed in type: G. Washington. Page 3 has more on the war including a letter from General Greene... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:26

$485.00
180375

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373017252346

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication 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 41. The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the Lakes" signed in type by: J. Burgoyne. Page 2 has a report prefaced with: "The following are some of the reasons that have been assigned why the assault on Savannah did ot succeed...", they taking half a column. Also a small bit concerning Ben Franklin. A report from Trenton mentions a loan from France and the States of Holland, result of a ... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:16

$998.00
180373

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE John Adams Letter Florida Boundary Line 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392757101970

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 * Rare 18th century publication * President John Adams * Early Florida boundary 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 & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. ... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:15

$76.00
179877

PUBLIC OFFICIALS SALARIES SET Early United States Government 1799 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372995380307

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799 * Early United States government * Salaries for public officials The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries, signed in type by the President: John Adams. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of War, $4,500, The Postmaster General, $3,000, etc. Four pages, various foxing, otherwise good.

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Ends April 20, 2020 13:46

$46.00
179789

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1775 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392731686834

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania Almost half of the front page is taken up with an address of the people Massachusetts concerning the state of our affairs with England and our relations with them. A few bits including: "We behold, with all the horror & grief national to a free people, the fatal stab given...my a majority of the last venal Parliament, whereby...the right of election was in the most impious manner wrested from the electors...We are called upon to redouble our attention & zeal for the defence & preservation of all our constitutional rights from seeing the iron hand of oppression extended to our fellow subjects on the othe... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2020 15:21

$470.00
179717

Rare GEORGE WASHINGTON & Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729059937

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia, as any experienced collector is aware. Simply a terrific issue, containing reports on the historic Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington being named commander--in-chief of the Continental Army, and much more. The notable reports are on page 2, one datelined "Norwich, J... See More  

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Ends April 16, 2020 11:56

$10,000.00
179568

Rare COLONIAL Boston Massachusetts N.E. w/ St. Augustine Florida 1762 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392721929466

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 * Rare Colonial Massachusetts * St. Augustine, Florida This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704. The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forces In AMERICA" All Able-bodied volunteers above the age of 18...who are willing to engage in His Majesty's service..." with further details on what will be paid. Page 3 begins with: "A Description of Augustin" being the Florida city of St. Augustine. Then a letter beginning: "As the Spaniards have thought proper to force us into a war with them, it beh... See More  

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Ends April 10, 2020 11:13

$625.00
179499

Rare & Early COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts 1st Successful U.S. 1744 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977581380

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 17, 1743/4 (year double-dated for two calendars in use at the time. Would be 1744 by current calendar). * Rare colonial periodical This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years. As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", this magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. Various foxing is mainly at the margins, nice condition, 8 pages, 5 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an American per... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 15:28

$110.00
179474

PROVINCIAL CONGRESS MEEETING American Revolutionary War 1775 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392716967399

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 * Meeting of a Provincial Congress * Early Revolutionary War Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that: "...pursue every measure which the Congress may recommend to them as necessary for the preservation of these colonies at this time of imminent danger.", and noting that John Hancock is President of the Congress. Pg. 2 also have some military reports, including measures needed to protect the western frontier. Pg. 3 has some reports concerning... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:41

$430.00
179381

President JOHN ADAMS Act of Congress Script Signature 1799 Old USA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392712637046

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 * President John Adams : script signature on front page Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries. Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 03, 2020 15:51

$59.00
179257

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter re. Jay's Treaty 1795 Old Boston MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372967714505

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 22, 1795 * George Washington letter * re. Jay's Treaty Page 3 has a letter from the county of Westmoreland to the President complaining about the terms of the Jay Treaty, followed by his response in which he notes: "...my deliberate opinion that in ratifying the treaty I had consulted the true interests of my country...". It is signed in type: Go. Washington. Four pages, great condition.

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Ends March 27, 2020 09:03

$72.00
179090

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Native Americans Indians Treaty 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392695402383

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1796 * President George Washington * Native Americans - Indians treaty 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, Putawatimes, Miamis, Eel River, Weeas Kickapoos, Pinkashaws, and Kaskaskias...". The document is signed in type by: Anthony Wayne, followed by a very lengthy list of signatures (with an X) of the various Indian chiefs, and ultimately at the end of the treaty by the President in script type... See More  

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Ends March 20, 2020 16:15

$137.00
179009

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692352404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by some men of present consequen... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:36

$433.00
178591

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1777 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372939944640

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convention is at all times desirous of restoring to society all those members who have not by their crimes rendered themselves unworthy..." with more (see). This is followed by another item from Fishkill which similarly is concerning "...persons who have...disaffection to the liberties of America..." (s... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2020 09:16

$320.00
178403

JOHN JAY Letter re. British Confiscation of American Ships 1794 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392649308501

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1794 * John Jay letter * Conflicts at sea Most of the first column is taken up with a letter signed in type by: John Jay, such letters rarely found in period newspaper. It concerns the problem with British impressment of American sailors and the seizure of ships. Various news of the day inside. Four pages, light damp staining, generally good condition.

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Ends February 22, 2020 07:27

$46.00
177989

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ Battle of Bennington 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797089

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Battle of Bennington & much more This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Page 2 has a great account of the Battle of Bennington, being a nearly half page letter signed in type by the losing commander of the British forces: J. Burgoyne. See the photos for the details. The letter has near the end: "...This, my Lord, is the true state of the event. I have not dwelt u... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$545.00
177779

Commander ALEXANDER HAMILTON Founding Father during Quasi-War 1799 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605062804

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 9, 1799 * Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington. The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War. Four pages, some damp staining, generally good condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:32

$55.00
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