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Newspapers from the 1700s

The eighteenth century saw the heyday of the Age of Reason, and the rising popularity and increased distribution of newspapers played a key role in deepening and expanding public discourse. We carry only absolutely authentic original newspapers, and there's no better way to discover the history of the 1700s than to hold a newspaper from that century in your own hands.
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668665

Print of a New Jersey colonial coin...

Item #668665
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, London, England. 



* Colonial New Jersey copper coin



Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed... See More  

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$89.00
668646

General Oglethorpe and Georgia...

Item #668646

September 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785  Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill which includes a nice full page plate of it.

Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of Georgia, and... See More  

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$48.00
668626

Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #668626

May 21, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 21, 1796 



* President George Washington



The middle of page 2 has "An ct" of Congress for providing money to defray the costs of putting into effect the treaty with Algiers. It is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$31.50
668609

Letter from John Jay...

Item #668609

April 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York April 16, 1796  Page 2 has a lengthy letter concerning "the university" in New York, signed by its Chancellor and New York governor: John Jay.

Four pages, nice condition.

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668607

Washington on the Treaty of San Lorenzo...

Item #668607

April 06, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 6, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Pinckney's Treaty of San Lorenzo




Page 2 has a letter to the House concerning ratification of the Treaty of San Lorenzo, signed: Geo. Washington. Then "An Act" of Congress providing relief to soldiers injured or disabled in the military, also signed: Go. Washington.

Included a... See More  

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$32.00
668173

Exchanging prisoners with the Indians...

Item #668173

January 24, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1795  Page 2 has a report noting: "...that an exchange of prisoners is to take place at Nashville...between the Southern Indians and the U.S. territory south of Ohio..." with a bit more.

The bottom of page 3 has one of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small bind... See More  

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668119

George Washington on the front page...

Item #668119

February 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796 



* President George Washington

* re. the Jay Treaty




The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "... See More  

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668117

Two letters signed in script by George Washington...

Item #668117

January 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington letters signed in script



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 is a letter from the French to Washington, with his reply also signed in script type: Go. Washington.

This title was one of very few which used script type for the President, which is mo... See More  

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668116

The Edmund Randolph scandal that would cause his resignation...

Item #668116

January 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 9 1796  The front page has several crucial letters on the scandal involving Sec. of State Edmund Randolph which would result in his resignation.

Randolph had been tasked with keeping friendly relations with France. The British Navy had intercepted correspondence from the French minister, Joseph Fauchet, to his superiors and turned it over to Washington. Washi... See More  

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668111

Washington letter on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668111

August 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has a letter from the President to the New York Chamber of Commerce concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England, signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668108

Much talk on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668108

July 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has additional items concerning the Jay Treaty.

Four pages, small piece from the bottom margin affects one word on pages 1 & 2, otherwise nice co... See More  

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668097

America is prospering...

Item #668097

October 22, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 22, 1791  The front page has the "Letter From Dr. Priestley, To M. Condorcet... at Paris." Page 2 has: "The United States" which begins: "Perhaps no country ever prospered so fast as the American States have done in the short time of two years..." with more on the rapid growth & development.

The front page has an ad for: &quo... See More  

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667744

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667744
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793  The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance ... See More  

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$58.00
667737

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667737
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More  

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667735

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667735
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Included with this issue is the full page plate called for, titled: "Maria of Moulines" with the first page containing a related article. The plate has a small piece from the left, blank margin, not close to the image.

Articles include: "Accounts of Hatt... See More  

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667734

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667734
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More  

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667706

The Swedes in the United States... Beware of counterfeit dollars...

Item #667706
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1788  Articles include: "The Life of John Winthrop" "An Essay on Civil Liberty, by Hume" "A Tract on the Unreasonableness of the Laws of England in Regard to Wives" "An Historical Account of the First Settlement of the Swedes in America" which takes 3 pages; "Origin of the Society Called Dunkards"... See More  

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667607

A Boston magazine from 1793...

Item #667607
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1793  Page 1 has a descriptive article of the State House (the plate called for is lacking).

Also in this issue: "Essay on Female Charms" "Of Various Phenomena of the Ocean" "The Benefits of Adversity" "On the Excellence of Christianity" & much more.

At the back is "Foreign Occurrences" and "... See More  

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667598

Nice Masonic content...

Item #667598
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1793



* Masonic - Freemasons



Among the articles is a description of a new bridge over the Merrimack River (plate is lacking). Other articles include: "Description of Cracow, in Poland" "Masonick - Social Influence of Free Masonry" & much more.

Near the back is: "Domestick Occurrences" with the latest news including su... See More  

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667596

Early electricity machines...

Item #667596
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1747  Two pages are taken up with a: "List of Ships Taken" which include several bound to or from North America and the West Indies. Also included are articles on some early electric machines including a illustration.

Among other articles: "Regulation of the Window Tax" "Account of the Battle of Kesselt" "Reas
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667457

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #667457
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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667450

With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667450
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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667449

With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667449
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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667429

Plate of a very strange animal...

Item #667429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761  This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More  

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667390

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #667390
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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667291

Nice map of portions of Canada...

Item #667291
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1758  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map titled: "A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their Encampment during the Siege in 1745." Within this map is a large inset in the upper left which is: "A Map of the I... See More  

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667290

Oswego during the French and Indian War with an in-text map...

Item #667290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 



* Forts Oswego and Ontario

* French and Indian war with map




Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages.

This text also includes a report headed &qu... See More  

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667199

Map of Havana, Cuba...

Item #667199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna" which also includes a key as to the various points of interest.

An article: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is... See More  

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667159

Major event at Crown Point, the French & Indian War...

Item #667159
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1759 



* Fort Crown Point - New York

* Field Marshall Jeffery Amherst

* french and Indian War




An inside page contains a great report on one of the more significant battles of the French & Indian War, headed: "Letter from Maj. Gen. Amherst to Mr. Secretary Pitt, dated Crown Point, August 5" which gives a day-by-day
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667135

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #667135
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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667134

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #667134
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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667124

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667124
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667111

Anti-Catholic sentiment... Much on the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #667111
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1745  There is a tremendous amount of content concerning the Jacobite Rebellion with articles: "A Short Account of the Rebellion in 1715 continued" "Remarks on the Young Pretender's Declaration" and further on: "Progress of the Rebels" which takes 3 pages, and "Carlisle Taken by the Rebels"
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667110

Anti-Catholic sentiment... Much on the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #667110
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1745  There is a tremendous amount of content concerning the Jacobite Rebellion with articles: "A Short Account of the Rebellion in 1715 continued" "Remarks on the Young Pretender's Declaration" and further on: "Progress of the Rebels" which takes 3 pages, and "Carlisle Taken by the Rebels"
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667109

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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667108

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667108
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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$148.00
666866

New governors in Jamaica, Barbados, and Maryland...

Item #666866

August 10, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 10, 1710  The back page has a notable report: "The Queen hath been pleased to appoint the Honourable Lord Archibald Hamilton to be Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the island of Jamaica...Robert Lowther Esq. to succeed Milford Crow, Esq., in the government of Barbadoes; and Colonel Corbet to succeed Colonel Seymour in the government of  the ... See More  

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666858

The Quakers of New York send thanks to the Queen of England for repealing the "cruel law"...

Item #666858

September 29, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 29, 1707  The front page begins with an: "...address of the people call'd Quakers in Long Island, and near Connecticut colony...presented to Her Majesty...".

The document notes in part: "We, the dutiful & loyal subjects of the Queen called Quakers, inhabiting in Long Island and places adjacent, and near Connecticut Colony think our se... See More  

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666856

King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #666856

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701



* James Francis Edward Stuart

* "The Old Pretender"




The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the... See More  

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666833

The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".

The Siege of Lille was the most promin
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666679

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666679

January 01, 1746

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1746 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for granting to His Majesty several rates and duties upon coaches...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Thirty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
666677

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666677

January 01, 1736

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1736 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...to amend...a Act...entitled, An Act for the more effectual preventing Bribery and Corruption in the elections of members to serve in Parliament..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages... See More  

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$34.00
666386

Stop by and visit the President...

Item #666386

April 03, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 3, 1799  Inside has: "Of Buonaparte and Egypt" "Invasion of Naples" as well as a report from the London Gazette which includes a letter signed by: Horatio Nelson, from on board his ship 'Vanguard'. Page 3 has: "Another Victory" and a report from Boston: "The PRESIDENT of the United States wil... See More  

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666213

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #666213
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. This map measures 5 by 8 inches and has tiny binding holes above the top margin, not touching the map. There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica".

There is also another art... See More  

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$125.00
665596

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665596

March 28, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 28, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

All of the front page is taken up with advertisements including twelve illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

Four pages... See More  

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665528

A pirate ship captured...

Item #665528

November 08, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 8, 1797  Over half of page 2 is taken up with "An Act of the British Parliament..." for putting into effect the controversial Jay Treaty with the United States (concluded in a future issue).

Page 3 has: "Glorious News" on the capture of a pirate ship which had captured American ships.

Four pages, wide... See More  

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665518

John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #665518

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796 



* Textual sketch of the president



The front page has a biography of John Adams. Page 2 has a message addressed to the state legislature concerning the postponement of their adjournment "...to transact the business...respecting the elections of a President and Vice-President of the United States of America..." signed in typ
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$39.00
665509

Sam Adams signs an Act of the Mass. Legislature...

Item #665509

August 13, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1796  The entire first column on the front page is an Act by the Massachusetts Legislature which is signed in type by the governor; Samuel Adams.

Four pages, bit of light damp staining, good condition.

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$44.00
664351

John Jay...

Item #664351

August 29, 1798

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.... See More  

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$38.00
662990

Monroe is the ambassador to France...

Item #662990

November 12, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794  The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$48.00
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