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596554

Turn of the century....

Item #596554

July 12, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, July 12, 1800  Various news of the day. Page 2 has a poem titled: "The Slave". Four pages, some staining, generally good.

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$23.00
586904
Item #586904

June 28, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 28, 1800  Contents include: "Fate of the Queen Charlotte Frigate" "Representatives of the People" includes a list of the duly elected representatives (see) "Gleanings From History" "New Mode of Traveling For Ladies"  & other literary items. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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$17.00
662270

Washington's death: a first report...

Item #662270

December 30, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Dec. 30, 1799 



* George Washington death (1st report)

* Historic & Highly sought item




Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one.

Page 3 has a report taking over hal... See More  

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$1,150.00
645434

Commodore Truxton has resigned...

Item #645434

August 19, 1799

FARMER'S MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Aug. 19, 1799  Pages 1 & 2 have a lengthy: "Biography" of: "Lord Nelson". Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Foreign Intelligence" and the war in Europe, one report headed: "Army of the Danube". A very brief item on pg. 3 notes: "Commodore Truxton, it is said, has resigne... See More  

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$46.00
645712

1799 Walpole, New Hampshire...

Item #645712

July 29, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, July 29, 1799 



* Heraldic eagle masthead



Page 2 has an article: "Assassination of the French Deputies" which begins: "After the rivers of blood through which the prime agents of the French Revolution have waded; & the sacrifices made in the great slaughter house by the guillotine, the drownings... See More  

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$44.00
646099

Defeat of Buonaparte?

Item #646099

July 22, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, July 22, 1799 



* Siege of Acre - Ottoman Empire

* Jezzar Pasha victory vs. Napoleon




Pages 2 & 3 have much reporting on the war in Europe. A pg. 3 item notes: "The Intelligence...reporting General Buonaparte's defeat by Chezar Pacha near St. John d'Acre is fully confirmed...".

Four pages, ... See More  

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$41.00
638282

Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #638282

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 



* Patrick Henry death 

* 18th century original 




On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a "S... See More  

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$125.00
587525

1799 New York City....

Item #587525

June 01, 1799

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 1, 1799  Mostly taken up with literary items but page 3 does have some news items both from American and Europe. Four pages, water staining at the spine, 9 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, generally good.

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$27.00
621354

Napoleon orders the town to be torched...

Item #621354

February 25, 1799

FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Feb. 25, 1799 



* Napoleon Bonaparte



Page 2 has; "Buonaparte's Proclamation" in which hoe orders the burning of the town of Alkham because its inhabitants assassinated the French aid de camp & 15 others (see). Various American reports as well.

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

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$42.00
633727

News of the victory on the Nile...

Item #633727

November 19, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Nov. 19, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has two notable report on the historic Battle of the Nile, with: "...confirm the very important intelligence of the VICTORY obtained by Sir HORATIO NELSON over the FRENCH FLEET near ALEXANDRIA..." with ... See More  

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644703
Item #644703

October 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... See More  

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621784
Item #621784

June 09, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798  Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.

Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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$28.00
645101

Results of the election for governor... Naval news...

Item #645101

June 02, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798  Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.

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$35.00
615469

This issue includes a full page plate...

Item #615469

March 03, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor. Mostly literary content but the issue begins with "Essay III....on the Amusing Accomplishments of Drawings, Shading & Painting..." which also includes a full page plate (unusual in t... See More  

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645331

The Quasi War with France...

Item #645331

February 10, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Feb. 10, 1798  Pg. 3 has a report of the treatment of Americans overseas: "...that they are left destitute and no business but privateering going on; many of them are obliged to enter into that service against their own countrymen--that the American flag is treated contemptuously--and Americans insulted in the streets." This relates to the Quasi War (see... See More  

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$34.00
670205

Only lasted for six issues... Adams famous speech on the XYZ Affair...

Item #670205
THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, May, 1797 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams speech




This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.

The highlight would be the quite lengthy "Speech of the President of the United States" to the special session of Congress he had called on May 16, 1797. The focus... See More  

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$73.00
595459

18th century NYC....

Item #595459

May 13, 1797

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, May 13, 1797  Although it does have some news of the day this is primarily a literary paper. The front page has; "The Dangers of Delay" and inside has: "Summary of Foreign Intelligence" along with reports datelined from Kingston, Jamaica, Charleston, New Providence, and Richmond.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, generally good.

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$28.00
583201

Helena Barclay death....

Item #583201

November 12, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 12, 1796  Although mostly literary item, page 3 is mostly taken up with news reports, including a black-bordered report of the death of Helena Barclay. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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578226
Item #578226

October 15, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Oct. 15, 1796 



* 18th century American title



Much of the content in this title is literary in nature but there is some "news" reports as well. Some items include: "Particulars of the Insurrection in Aux-Cayes" "London" "Curious Irish Love Letter" "Study to be Quiet & Mind Your Own Business", etc. Four pag... See More  

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661859

Washington arrives in New York City...

Item #661859

August 27, 1796

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  

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$43.00
607081

Toasts to America & patriotism...

Item #607081

January 09, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Jan. 9, 1796  Page 3 has a report from the Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of New York which includes a list of 15 toasts, beginning with one for the President (see).

Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 inches, bit of foxing, nice condition.

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$29.00
606596
Item #606596

January 02, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Jan. 2, 1796  Page 3 has various news items including reports from Portland, Boston, Augusta, Charleston and Newark.

Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 inches, bit of foxing, nice condition.

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601976

Mostly literary content...

Item #601976

November 21, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 21, 1795  Basically a literary-themed newspaper, but page 3 has reports from Philadelphia, New Haven, London, & Cork.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, scattered foxing, generally nice.

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599623

News from France...

Item #599623

September 19, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 19, 1795  Much literary content but page 3 has various news reports, one from Bordeaux noting: "The people of France in general think well of the new constitution, and it is thought it will be adopted." Other news from France as well.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, bit of foxing, generally nice.

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$28.00
597648

Details of a horrid murder...

Item #597648

June 13, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 13, 1795  A small-size newspaper which is mostly literary but does have some news items. Page 3 has: "Horrid Murder" with the details (see).

Four pages, light foxing, minor margin wear.

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$24.00
666808

A displayable title... Neat music shop advertisement...

Item #666808

March 19, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 19, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Music store advertisement




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, among the illustrated advertisements on the back page is a nice one for: "Callender's Music Shop" showing a flutist, with various te... See More  

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$44.00
646172

Plan to create a nobility for the United States...

Item #646172
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1792  This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.

Content includes a nearly full page: "Meteorological Observations" chart for April; "... See More  

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$60.00
666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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$355.00
647334

Ben Franklin letters...

Item #647334
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, Sept., 1790  A nice issue with a full title/contents page with an embellishment at the top (see). Included within are two item by Ben Franklin: "Letter on the Death of Persons Struck with Lightning--by Dr. Franklin" and "Extracts of Letters form Dr. Franklin to Monsieur Dubourg, the French Translator of his Works" 

The back page has... See More  

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$82.00
660278

Mutiny on the Bounty... Captain William Bligh...

Item #660278
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 



* Mutiny on the Bounty

* Captain William Bligh




Near the back of this issue (starting on page 463) is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at ... See More  

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$285.00
606829

Rhode Island is obstinate in approving the Constitution...

Item #606829
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1790 



* United States Constitution

* Rhode Island refusing to accept




 Included is an unusual illustration (rarely found in 18th century magazines) of a chamber lamp, within the descriptive text. Other items include: "Character of General Lee" "Female Heroism: or Magnanimity of the Whig Lades in Charleston when that City w... See More  

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$72.00
648387

American trade with China...

Item #648387
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, March, 1790 

Among the articles within are: "Singular Instance of the Religious zeal of the Hindoos..." "Remarks on Treading out Wheat" which includes not just one by 4 illustrations (see); a curious one in light of today's economy: "Remarks on the Commerce of America with China" "An Oration on Capital Punishments"... See More  

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$79.00
600198

Painter Joshua Reynolds...

Item #600198

February 15, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 15, 1790 



* Joshua Reynolds 

* English painter
 



A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 2 has report on famous English painter Joshua Reynolds retiring from the Royal Academy.

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$26.00
668865

Three letters signed by George Washington...

Item #668865
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), August, 1789  Over 5 1/2 pages on: "Observations on the Utility of funding the Public Debts of the United States". Also: "Observations on Manufacturing Sugar from the Sap of the Maple Tree" and an address to the President from the state of New York with the: "President's Answer" signed in type: George Washington; and an ad... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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$120.00
668870

Three letters signed by George Washington...

Item #668870
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), August, 1789  Over 5 1/2 pages on: "Observations on the Utility of funding the Public Debts of the United States". Also: "Observations on Manufacturing Sugar from the Sap of the Maple Tree" and an address to the President from the state of New York with the: "President's Answer" signed in type: George Washington; and an ad... See More  

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$112.00
668871

Three letters signed by George Washington...

Item #668871
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), August, 1789  Over 5 1/2 pages on: "Observations on the Utility of funding the Public Debts of the United States". Also: "Observations on Manufacturing Sugar from the Sap of the Maple Tree" and an address to the President from the state of New York with the: "President's Answer" signed in type: George Washington; and an ad... See More  

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$79.00
670165

Maryland poem 'The Slave'... Description of America's first capitol building...

Item #670165
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.

Starting from the back is the poem: "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More  

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$195.00
660785

The 1st African-American slave to formally practice medicine...

Item #660785
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 



* 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  

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$325.00
598175

An Episcopal Coin...

Item #598175
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1788  This contains an article "Query on an Episcopal Coin" in which a person had received a coin of which he was providing the description of in hopes that someone would be able to help identify it. "The piece is of pale gold, thin, in size between a sixpence and shilling. On one side is a figure of a bishop... who name (as we lea... See More  

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$60.00
619643

Death of famed composer Gluck...

Item #619643

January 01, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 1, 1788 



* Christoph Willibald Gluck death

* Classical music composer

* Italian & French opera




Page 3 has a report on the death of notice composer Christoph Gluck, beginning: "The death of Gluck, the celebrated musical composer who died suddenly of an apoplectic fit the 17th ult. at Vienna in his 73rd year..." with more, taking two-thi... See More  

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$55.00
633290

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #633290
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution

* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address




This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More  

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$7,350.00
670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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$7,350.00
649447

George Washington's Circular Letter stating his resignation...

Item #649447

August 12, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783



* General George Washington

* Announces his resignation (circular letter)

* Commander-in-chief - Continental Army




Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of Ame... See More  

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$565.00
642354

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642354
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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$65.00
657924

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #657924
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More  

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$65.00
579450

Two engraved plates in an uncommon title...

Item #579450
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 



* Uncommon 18th century British title



Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is an: "Authentic Anecdote of Sir Thomas Rumbold" with a full ... See More  

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$42.00
658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

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... See More  

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$590.00
658840

Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658840

January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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$430.00
663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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$865.00
658601

Battles in the South... Praise for John Paul Jones...

Item #658601

July 24, 1781

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 Ame... See More  

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$458.00
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