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652686

Prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #652686

July 27, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1858 



* Abraham Lincoln

* To hit national stage

* Question of slavery




Page 2 has a lengthy article: "The Illinois Campaign" "Mr. Douglas on the Kansas Question...".

This speech was on July 16, 1858 and concerned the slavery question, which would be a prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates which began in August for the Illinois Senate sea... See More  

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172172

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher...

Item #172172

July 17, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1858  A front page illustration and article 'Rev. Henry Ward Beecher'. An article "The Boat and The Train" features two half page illustrations: 'Going On Board' and 'Waiting for the Train'. 'The Late Eruption of Vesuvius' features a half page illustration of the same plus a smaller illustration "A Crater i... See More  

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172162

Billy Bowlegs... Yachting...

Item #172162

June 12, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858  The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More  

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649082

P.T. Barnum - "The Mammoth Opera Scheme"...

American slave trade...

Item #649082

June 03, 1858

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 3, 1858



* The African slave trade

* P.T. Barnum's letter to the editor




The front page has an article headed: "The Slave-Trade And The American Flag". See image for text. Page four has an interesting letter to the editor entitled:  "The Mammoth Opera Scheme", signed in type by P.T. Barnum.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a ... See More  

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172158

The Mormon War...

Item #172158

May 29, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1858  The front page shows: 'Hon. William M Gwin, of California'. 'Travel notes in Bible Lands' features 'Plain and Ruins of Sardis'. 'The Great Bell Crevasse' just above New Orleans shows 3 scenes. Nice full page illustrations of  'Battle of the Waxhaws, May 29, 1780' and 'The Storming of Ft. George, May ... See More  

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172152

Lucknow...

Item #172152

May 08, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1858  Large front page illustration of "Hon. James S. Green, United States Senator From Missouri." Inside are many large illustrations pertaining to "The Final Capture of Lucknow" including "The Martiniere," "The Residency," "Plan of the City of Lucknow," "Lucknow, from the Residency," and &... See More  

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172136

White House reception...

Item #172136

March 13, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1858  The front page article "French Court Fashions" features a "Costumes of the Court of the Emperor of the French" illustration. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a half-page "Landing at Smyrna". "The Approach to Canton" includes a map "Chart of Pearl River, showing the Position, at Last Acc... See More  

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538452

USS Niagara...

Item #538452

March 08, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 8, 1858.

 

* USS Frigate Niagara 

* Cable laying across the Atlantic Ocean




Front page has: "Departure Of The Niagara", "The Present Prospects and Condition of The Atlantic Telegraph Enterprise", "Is it Possible to Lay a Submarine Cable Across the Atlantic?", "The Reasons why it is Believed to be Practicable",&

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662769

Revival of the Southern slave trade?

Item #662769

March 06, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858 



* African slave trade resumes

* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)




Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More  

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172110

Dogs... India...

Item #172110

December 19, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19,1857  Front half-page illustration of "General Sir Henry Havelock at the Head of His Staff." Inside two illustrations of dogs including "The Great American Dog, 'Prince' and 'Bill' the London Fire-Escape Dog." Two illustrations pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including "The Tomb of Saint ... See More  

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655321

Buchanan's 1857 state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #655321

December 09, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Best title to be had - rare a such




A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchan... See More  

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606649

Fugitive slave case...

Item #606649

December 05, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 5, 1857



* Fugitive slave case

* Pre-Civil War




The front page has an article headed: "Fugitive Slave Case in Indiana" See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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656850

Interesting articles on slavery....

Item #656850

November 06, 1857

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.

Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More  

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172082

Stock Market... Cocking's Parachute... Steam-Plows...

Item #172082

September 12, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857  Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More  

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606472

Panchita slaver case...

Item #606472

July 28, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 28, 1857



* Slaver Panchita  case



Page 2 has an article headed: "THE SLAVE-TRADE" "Curious Case Of The Panchita" and more. Text takes up over four columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice.

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172066

The Holy Lands...

Item #172066

July 18, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1857  The front page has a half page illustration of: 'Hebron', being an overview of the city with the accompany article 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Also small front page illustration of: 'Pilgrims Bathing in the Jordan'.

Inside has 9 small prints regarding: 'The Siamese--The Franks of Asia'. A full page illustration ... See More  

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172032

Bermuda...

Item #172032

March 21, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1857  An article entitled "Welcome to Horace Vernet" features a small illustration of him as well as a drawing by him which contains his autograph with date. Contains ten illustrations of Bermuda and its people in this article headed: 'A Cruise To the Somers Islands'. Few other illustrations, still being an early volume one issue.

Co... See More  

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665256

The historic Dred Scott Decision...

Item #665256

March 07, 1857

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1857 



* Historic Dred Scott Decision

* Famous former slave case




A very historic issue as page 5 has an article headed: "The Dred Scott Case Decided". This text takes about a half a column and includes the historic ruling by the Supreme Court, which begins: "The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered by Chief Justice T... See More  

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172018

Dr. Livingstone... William Walker...

Item #172018

January 31, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1857  Early from the first year (issue #5) with relatively few illustrations, but including a nice one of; "Dr. Livingstone, the African Explorer". Also is an article "Walker and Nicaragua".  A few scenes from Russia. "More Insanity" showing several cures.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), an... See More  

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665152

Detailed account of the capture of a slave ship...

Item #665152

June 27, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 27, 1856 



* Pre Civil War slavery

* African slave trade




Page 7 has: "The New York Slave Trade - Seizure & Condemnation of the General Pierce" with the lengthy article providing much detail on the capture of the slave ship.

Also: "From Fort Kearny" has a report on a skirmish with Cheyenne Indians.... See More  

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609279

Much on the Kanas struggle to be a slave or free state...

Item #609279

May 24, 1856

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 24, 1856  The front page has: "Later From Kansas" "Reign of Terror In the Territory" "Attack Fixed for Yesterday" "Buford's Men Enlisted" "Clean Work to be Made  at Lawrence". Also pages 3 & 4 have: "Kansas Must Be Admitted - A Great Speech by Mr.  Sumner" which is very lengthy.

Eight p... See More  

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662692

Fascinating slave case...

Item #662692

April 09, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856  Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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645490

Early prints of the Southwest, including San Diego...

Item #645490

December 22, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 22, 1855  The ftpg. shows: "Sunken Schooner Eudora, From City Island" with more relate prints inside including; "The Eudora Tragedy--Arrest of the Negro" and "Burning of the Steamers at Memphis". Also a print of: "Greytown, Nicaragua" "Explosion of a Steam Fire-Engine, Cincinnati" a doublepg. cent... See More  

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590182

1855 Passmore Williamson & the fugitive slave case...

Item #590182

July 21, 1855

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1855 



* Fugitive slave law 

* Pre prison sentence
 



The first column on the front page has a report: "Seizure of Slaves at Philadelphia" with is early reporting on the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slaves he freed owned by John Wheeler. This report notes that the hearing for Wi... See More  

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665897

The fugitive slave case of George W. McQuerry...

Item #665897

August 17, 1853

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Aug. 17, 1853 



* Notable fugitive slave case - slavery



The top of page 2 has an article: "A Fugitive At Cincinnati" which reports on the first fugitive slave case in Cincinnati since the enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. This is the case of Washington McQuerry, an escaped slave from Kentucky who sought his freedom in Ohio.

Four pages... See More  

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596652

The fugitive slave case of Bill Fisher...

Item #596652

July 27, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 27, 1853 



* Slaves - slavery



The front page has: "The Fugitive Slave Case--The Health of the City, etc." being the slave case of Bill Fisher. This report takes three-quarters of a column and includes: "...as soon as the marshal drove off with the slave, a number of them followed the carriage. The friends of the slave will follow him, probably, t... See More  

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652797

England celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe & "Uncle Tom's Cabin"...

Item #652797

May 05, 1853

NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 5, 1853



* England celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe & "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

* Treatment of Indians in California




Page 6 has under the title, "Reception of Mrs. Stowe in England," details concerning her trip to England - which includes the address made in her honor, and the response given by her husband on her behalf. Included is an intriguing ... See More  

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646563

"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #646563

January 20, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 



* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery




The front page has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "TH... See More  

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662733

"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #662733

January 18, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853 



* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery




The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details  of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning fil... See More  

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652796

Charles Sumner's 1st major speech before the Senate...

Decries slavery - references "Uncle Tom's Cabin's" popularity as support...

Item #652796

August 27, 1852

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, August 27, 1852



* Charles Sumner's 1st major speech before the Senate (excerpts)

* Decries the Fugitive Slave Act - references public reaction to "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as support




On August 26, 1852, the newly elected senator, Charles Sumner, in defiance of strenuous efforts to the contrary, delivered his 1st major speech before the Senate, taking over ... See More  

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650775

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650775

August 13, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 



* Extremely rare title



We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who
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665859

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #665859

May 20, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "The Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society". Page 3 has a: &
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616305

Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #616305

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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594783

Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #594783

December 28, 1850

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850 



* Fugitive slave case 



Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the hyperlink (see photos). Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act... See More  

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655024

The Fugitive Slave Act in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #655024

September 19, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850 



* Fugitive Slave Law - Act

* Millard Fillmore signs into law

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first i... See More  

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655948

The Fugitive Slave Act is approved by the Senate...

Item #655948

September 16, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1850 



* Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

* Passes the United States Senate

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first... See More  

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661670

Working to abolish slave trading in the nation's capital...

Item #661670

September 14, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850 



* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

* United States Senate debates

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in... See More  

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652831

Noted fugitive slave case... Describing the Great Salt Lake area...

Item #652831

June 29, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1850  Page 3 has half a column headed: "Fugitive Slave Case" "The Constitution & Laws Vindicated" which is concerning a suit: "...for the recovery of damages for aiding & abetting the escape of slaves...the Circuit Court...determined...in favor of the plaintiff. A verdict of $2856 was given by the jury against... See More  

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615380
Item #615380

April 25, 1850

EMANCIPATOR & REPUBLICAN, Boston, April 25, 1850  Although the title would seem to imply this is an anti-slavery newspaper, the content is almost entirely political, plus advertisements as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few minor archival mends.

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664064

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt...

Item #664064

September 25, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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657350

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #657350

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 



* Early life in California



Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

Thi... See More  

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657383

Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

July 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 



* California gold rush

* Slave ship captured




Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.

Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More  

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215386

Henry W. Longfellow Poem 1849....

Item #215386

May 04, 1849

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.



* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* Front Page Poem
 
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at t
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661985

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #661985

January 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849 



* Early Abraham Lincoln



This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discuss... See More  

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639193

Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #639193

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.

Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.

Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More  

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583417

The tragedies of dividing slave families...Zachary Taylor elected president...

Item #583417

November 15, 1848

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the la... See More  

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611282

Details of a slave case brought to trial...

Item #611282

October 26, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1848  The top of page 3 has an article: "Important Slave Case Decision" which begins: "The Case of Lewis Pierrie, alleged to be the slave of Robert Tilghman of New Orleans, came up again before Judge King..." followed by much detail concerning the case (see).

Four pages, nice condition.

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583405

Millard Fillmore on slavery...

Item #583405

September 13, 1848

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, September 13, 1848  On the front page of the issue is an article entitled "Millard Fillmore on Slavery" in which a gentleman(John Gayle) had sent Mr. Fillmore a letter stating that Southern papers were stating the he was an Abolitionist. Mr. Fillmore's written response is included in the article.

On page four, an article "A Remarkabl... See More  

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632258

Early and rare from Florida...

Item #632258

February 12, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Feb. 12, 1848



* Rare antebellum title



Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has literary & other items including: "Melancholy Affair" "The Gold Room in Windsor Castle"... See More  

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621243

Judaica report...

Item #621243

July 14, 1847

EVENING POST, New York, July 14, 1847  Page 2 has a report with a small heading: "The Jewish Sabbath" which reports: "The Journal des Debats publishes a letter dated in Konigsburg, May 6th, which states that 700 Jews of that city had agreed to transfer...their Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. This measure is regarded as...proof of the tendency felt by Jews to assimilate themsel... See More  

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