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689643

America's first war...

Item #689643

August 16, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 16, 1675 



* King Philip's War - Metacomet

* New England Colonists vs. Indians

* First war in America (historic)




The back page has a report concerning King Philip's War, an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists.

The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" ... See More  

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$965.00
682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675 



* King Philip's War - Metacomet

* New England Colonists vs. Indians

* First war in America (historic)




The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report it was this title.... See More  

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685421

Protestants versus the Catholics...

Item #685421

January 03, 1682

THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, Jan. 3, 1681/2  This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.

News is entirely from England & Scotland, with most of a column taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

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$282.00
685420

Protestants versus the Catholics...

Item #685420

February 17, 1682

THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 17, 1681/2  This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.

News is entirely from England, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet issue, wide, never-trimmed margins, 8 by 11 3/4 inches, nice condi... See More  

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$235.00
649262

Over 330 years old...

Item #649262
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1692-1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper... See More  

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120350

Over 325 years old...

Item #120350
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1692-1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed. A single sheet newspaper ... See More  

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$45.00
698149

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #698149

March 04, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 4, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers.

In creating this format of responding to questions from readers, the publisher, John Dunton, did so as a result of feeling guilty for cheating on his wife. He thought that people like himself... See More  

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697414

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #697414

March 05, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 5, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers.

In creating this format of responding to questions from readers, the publisher, John Dunton, did so as a result of feeling guilty for cheating on his wife. He thought that people like himself... See More  

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704118

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #704118

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 18, 1693



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American co
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$350.00
673445

Uncommon title from 1702...

Item #673445
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1702 



* Rare early 18th century publication



This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of Queen Anne, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occu... See More  

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$49.00
673439

Treaty of Utrecht: Portugal and Spain...

Item #673439
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE: OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, April, 1715 



* 18th century original publication



A quite uncommon periodical title with the content being just as the title suggests--news & political reports from all corners of Europe including England. The back several pages are reports from England & Scotland.

Included is one of the sev
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673446

News of the world from 1730...

Item #673446
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1729-30 



* 18th century original publication



This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private ... See More  

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673449

The King makes appointments for America...

Item #673449
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, April, 1730 



* 18th century original publication



This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occur... See More  

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689611

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #689611
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

 Perhaps the most interesting item is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &c."

This artic
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676540

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #676540
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

 Perhaps the most interesting item is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &c."

This artic
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690079

News from Richmond...

Item #690079

August 05, 1771

THE NORTHAMPTON MERCURY, England, Aug. 5, 1771



* Henrico County, Virginia flood of 1771



 Page 3 has reports from the Virginia Gazette including: "...that they received daily accounts of the devastation occasioned by the late floods...have been swept away...Fourteen Negroes belonging to the estate were drowned..." with much more.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide m... See More  

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208963

From Northampton, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #208963
THE NORTHAMPTON MERCURY, England, 1772 This is a very nice, folio-size newspaper of four pages which was never bound nor trimmed with uncommonly wide margins. This is also the first 18th century newspaper we have been able to offer from this part of England. The issue contains various news from throughout Europe with an emphasis on British events with the back page mostly taken up with ads. We do ... See More  

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687318

One of the more rare Revolutionary War titles... Battle of Bunker Hill... Patrick Henry... so much more...

Item #687318

October 06, 1775

STORY & HUMPHREYS'S PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, October 6, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill

* Revolutionary War

* Very rare publication




Certainly one of the more scarce titles from during the Revolutionary War. This is the volume 1 number 27 issue of a newspaper that existed only from April 7 to December 22, 1775, publishing a total of just 38 i... See More  

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682287

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #682287
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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677981

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
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591619

If England would agree to the independence of America...

Item #591619

November 16, 1780

THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1780 



* Independence of America question

* Revolutionary War




A quote from the House of Commons report notes: "...He had said that if Parliament would agree to acknowledge the independence of America, we might begin a treaty to-morrow...Lord George Germaine said...that if we were inclined to acknowledge the independence of America, we might b... See More  

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598381

Some news concerning the treaty ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #598381

December 05, 1782

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War ending



Page 2 has a report concerning Guatemala which mentions: "Captain John Campbell of the Wanks River District, who had collected 150 able Negroes for the purpose of harassing the Spanish garrison..." with much more on this, & followed by the; "Articles of Capitulation proposed by Don Thomas Ju... See More  

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623714

Portugal relaxes shipping restrictions due to the independence of America...

Item #623714

March 27, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 27, 1783  Page 2 has an item from Lisbon reading: "Since the Declaration of American Independence on the part of Great Britain, the court of Lisbon have thought proper to withdraw their prohibitions against the entry of American vessels into their harbours & to publish an ordinance...'As the independence of the United States of American ... See More  

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647135

Franklin is returning to America after five years in Paris...

Item #647135

August 07, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The ftpg. includes a report: "That able & ingenious veteran Dr. Franklin is preparing to leave Paris (where he has resided five years with great credit to himself, & profit to his country) to return to America...". Also reports concerning articles for peace & negotiations with some Caribbean Islands as it relates to the ... See More  

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682214

The immigrant issue in America in 1787...

Item #682214

May 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787  Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of... See More  

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208424

18th century Scottish newspaper...

Item #208424
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1791 A nice newspapers from the late 1700's carrying various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The entire front page is taken up with ads, a few of which are illustrated. Nice engraving in the middle of the masthead showing the "mercury" figure. Folio size, complete in 4 pages, some scattered browning or foxing, generally in good condit... See More  

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703561

Laying the cornerstone for the President's House, sort of...

Item #703561

May 26, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  May 26, 1792  Page 3 has a somewhat inconspicuous report reading: "The following inscription is cut on the corner stone lately laid as the foundation of the house designed for the future residence of the President of the United States, viz 'This Corner Stone of the House to Accommodate the President of the United States, was laid May 10, 1792; when P... See More  

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650591

On the coronation of King Louis XVI...

Item #650591

April 13, 1793

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, April 13, 1793  Most of the ftpg is a recollection of the: "Ceremony of Consecrating & Crowning the Late King of France" in 1775, given that he was beheaded recently. The prefacing note begins: "The transition from the throne to the scaffold has been short..." with some details in the following issue.

Four pages, 8 3/4 by 10 12 inches, a... See More  

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217610

Ad for the shortest woman in the world....

Item #217610

March 13, 1794

CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794  The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus
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691033

Napoleon's famous "wiff of grapeshot" event: his notoriety begins...

Item #691033

October 13, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Oct. 13, 1795 



* Napoleon Bonaparte

* "a wiff of grapeshot" quote

* 13 Vendemiaire

* French Revolution




A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

Page 3 has a very descriptive account of the battle between the French Revolutionary troops and Royalist for... See More  

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694552

A single sheet "Supplement" issue...

Item #694552

October 15, 1796

SUPPLEMENT TO CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1796  Occasionally newspapers would publish a "Supplement" to an issue to either provide space for advertisements or to report news that would not fit within the 4 page issue. This is one.

The front page begins with a: "Twenty-Dollars Reward" for a runaway: "...Negro servant lad..." ... See More  

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611816

Much on politics...

Item #611816

February 27, 1797

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 27, 1797 



* Early American title



All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Documents Which Accompanied the Message of the President...to Both Houses of Congress", continued from a previous issue. Page 3 has more on this, as well as: "War In India!"

Four pages, foxing at the folds, period notations at the very top. ... See More  

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203987

Castor Oil Manufacturing...

Item #203987

April 28, 1801

THE MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, April 28, 1801 Page 2 report: "Castor Oil made in New York" describes the success of expressing oil from the seeds of the castor bean, mentioning that "...it is cold drawn and always fresher." Nice engraving of mercury in the masthead. Subscribers name in the blank area of the masthead, otherwise good.

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208596

Slave population...

Item #208596

October 13, 1801

MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Oct. 13, 1801  Brief item on pg. 2 says: "The slaves form about one sixth part of the population of the United States; and three fifths, the number represented in Congress, about one tenth." Bkpg. ad headed: Spermaceti and Whale Oil with details.

Ftpg. has some ink stains in the left margin, some foxing.

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153079

Handsome engraving in the masthead...

Item #153079
THE MERCURY & NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, 1802  A handsome issue from the early 19th century with a nice engraving of "Mercury" holding a scroll. Various news of the day plus many ads as well.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures 13 by 22 inches in four pages. Generally nice cond... See More  

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649304

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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151335

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #151335
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802 A general "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring Mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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219906

DeWitt Clinton...

Item #219906

February 23, 1802

MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Feb. 23, 1802.



* DeWitt Clinton

* Senate
 
A page 3 item says: "DeWitt Clinton, is appointed a member of the Senate...for the State of New York. A report states that the Chemical Society of Philadelphia has offered a medal for the best specimen of clay in the U.S. to be ...fit for the manufacture of potters ware....superior to...queens w
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213833

Joseph Mckean Bowdoin College 1802....

Item #213833

September 10, 1802

MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Sept. 10, 1802.

 

* Joseph McKean

* 1st Bowdoin College President

* 1802 Original



Brief report on page 3: The Rev. Joseph McKean, was formally inducted into the office of Bowdoin College, on the 2d inst. The College Edifice is called Massachusetts Hall.



Other news of the day includes: "Fever At Philadelphia" "The Indians Becoming Tr
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701490

Edgar Allan Poe Parents Theatre Ad In 1806...

Item #701490

November 24, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 24, 1806



* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ads

* Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe & David Poe Jr.




The top of page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a  notice for the performance of "IRON CHEST", with Mr. Poe as "Armstrong" and Mrs. Poe as "Barbara" re. the parents of Edgar Allan Poe.

Complete with 4 pages, minor spin... See More  

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667516

Jefferson acknowledges an offer of military assistance...

Item #667516

February 12, 1807

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1807  The front page has a letter from the Ohio militia to the President, offering their services in light of the: "...hostile appearances of foreign troops on our lines & boundaries as a prelude to war...", specifically referring to Spain.

It is followed by a letter of acknowledgment from the President signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four p... See More  

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623658

Unusual group obituary....

Item #623658

February 15, 1810

BOSTON GAZETTE, Feb. 15, 1810  Page 3 has a very unusual obituary prefaced with a statement that says: "Seldom have we had to record so melancholy a catastrophe as that which follows. To see our fine army of 2000 men reduced to nothing in so short a space of time, has cast a gloom over the people, who naturally ask, ‘What calamity is to assail us next?’ " After this is a... See More  

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686209

The Hornet vs. the Peacock... Nine Acts of Congress signed by Madison...

Item #686209

March 31, 1813

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, March 31, 1813 



* USS Hornet vs. HMS Peacock

* War of 1812 original reporting

* President James Madison




Half of the front page is taken up with  5 Acts of Congress each signed in type by: James Madison. Five more on page 2 as well.

Page 3 has: "Fifth Naval Victory! Over the Enemy" which is the battle of the Hornet vs. the Peacock. Inclu... See More  

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575855

1813 Jaguar ad...

Item #575855

August 17, 1813

THE AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, August 17, 1813 



* Jaguar exhibition ad with woodcut print 

* Nice masthead engraving 

 


A handsome engraving of a heraldic eagle in the masthead (see) and with various news of the day and several advertisements including a illustrated ad on page 3 titled: "JAGUAR Or The American Tiger"



Complete in 4 pages, vario... See More  

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$28.00
686207

Fourteen Acts each signed by James Madison...

Item #686207

November 09, 1813

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Nov. 9, 1813  Nice heraldic eagle engraving in the masthead. The ftpg. has three Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Madison.

The Acts of Congress continue on page 2 with eleven more, each signed in type by: James Madison. One is for allowing the President to buy new furniture for the White House, and another is "To establish the tow... See More  

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647675

Much reporting on the War of 1812...

Item #647675

December 04, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 4, 1813  Among the reports are: "The War-Tax Laws" "Captain Jesse D. Elliot" "Governor Shelby" "Vermont Militia" with a section headed: "Events of the War" taking over 6 pages & including subheads: "Military--The Northern Armies" "Official Correspondence--From Gen. Wilkinson to the Secret... See More  

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618610

Much reporting on the War of 1812...

Item #618610

March 26, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1814  Over half of the front page has a letter signed by John Armstrong (Secretary of War) beginning: "The time at which we have reason to expect an ascendancy on Lake Ontario has arrived.." in which he gives an update on events from his theater of the War of 1812. War reports carry over for several more pages & includes letters s... See More  

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695220

Failures in the northern frontier... Naval reports...

Item #695220

March 29, 1814

THE WAR, New York, March 29, 1814  The entire front page is taken up with a continuation of "Documents" explaining the causes of the failure of the American military on the northern frontier. Included are documents signed by: Isaac Shelby, W. Hampton, & John Armstrong. These reports carry over to page 2.

Other reports within include: "Grand Naval Challenge" which take... See More  

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647662

Two letters signed by William Henry Harrison...

Item #647662

April 16, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 16, 1814  Contains much reporting on the War of 1812 including letters signed by John Armstrong, Wm. Henry Harrison, Geo. McClure taking 3 pages. Also: "Brig. Gen. Tecumseh" "Events of the War" which takes 6 pages with various letters of correspondence.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, very nice condition.



As noted in W... See More  

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180073
Item #180073
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, 1815-1820  A lot of 9 issues, all with lite rubbing on the ftpg., occasional stray writing or notations, some foxing. Woodcut of an eagle and shield in the masthead.

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