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651844

Working towards the Maryland Jew Bill...

Item #651844

January 16, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 16, 1819  Under: "Rights of Conscience" is a report which ultimately led to the historic Maryland Jew Bill. Bits include: "...from...delegates of the state of Maryland appointed to consider the justice & expediency of extending to persons professing the Jewish religion, the same privileges that are enjoyed by Christians. This repo... See More  

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659987

"Mitigation of slavery"...

Item #659987

January 01, 1819

(lot of 8 issues) NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 1819



* Slavery in America 

* Emancipation hopes




Here is a group of eight issues of this title, each containing an installment of an editorial entitled the "Mitigation of Slavery".



In the "Mitigation of Slavery--No. 1 (May 8, 1819 issue) Hezekiah Niles, the editor and publisher of this title, explain... See More  

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665674

Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 



* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state




A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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657925

Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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649984

Creating many cities in the Midwest... Liberating slaves...

Item #649984

July 04, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 4, 1818



* Western emigration

* Emancipation of slaves




A great issue on the beginnings of some notable cities in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with an article headed: "The Public Lands" beginning: "...I proceed in this letter to give a brief account of the several land offices now in operation for the sale of the public lands in the sta... See More  

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647109

Memoirs of John Carter, John Duckworth, & F.A.S. & Count de Choiseul-Gouffier...

Item #647109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1817

Whereas the issue includes reports from the Americas, including one from Haiti mentioning the building of a college with recommendations by William Wilberforce, perhaps the most interesting material are the multi-page memoirs of sculpture/architect John Carter, F.A.S., Admiral John Duckworth & Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier. Also included are ... See More  

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654199

Thomas Jefferson on African colonization...

Item #654199

April 19, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817  The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More  

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671914

Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...

Item #671914

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816  One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...They seem never to have a home."

Among the other reports... See More  

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547685

Governor Simon Snyder... Runaway ad...

Item #547685

December 21, 1815

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, from Washington D.C., dated December 21, 1815.



* Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder



On pg. 2 under “Pennsylvania” is the “Governor’s Message”, signed in type: Simon Snyder. The back page has a reward ad for a runaway “Negro Man named David”.



Other news of the day includes: "Congress" "Banking Fraud" &quo... See More  

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650012

Madison's review of the year 1815... Chart notes values of slaves...

Item #650012

December 09, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.

Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More  

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643210

Andy Jackson calls on free African-Americans to fight for their country...

Item #643210

December 03, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 3, 1814  Two pages are taken up with a nice & detailed account headed:"Attack Upon Baltimore - British Account" as taken from the London Gazette Extraordinary (see for portions). Included is the: "Return of killed & wounded in the action with the enemy, near Baltimore, on the 12th September, 1814."

Further on i... See More  

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647753

Discussing the slave trade...

Item #647753

November 21, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1812  The front page begins with a "Message from the President to Congress, signed: James Madison. Inside includes; "West Florida" "Russia & Spain"  "Privateering" "Important Discovery" being perpetual motion; "The Slave Trade" and more. Near the back is over a full page on: "Events o... See More  

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657040

Re: the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Rare mention of 'Africans' (living in Boston) holding a special day of thanksgiving...

Item #657040

July 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812  In addition to multiple acts signed by President James Madison, and multiple War of 1812-themed reports, page 3, under "THANKSGIVING," has a rare mention of "The Africans in Boston" (African Americans?) holding a day of thanksgiving commemorating the abolition of the Slave Trade. Details of a related march are provided, with th... See More  

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651247

Caracas & Carthagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...

Item #651247

February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 



*  Carthagena's independence

*  Rare mention of The Inquisition

*  Report from Caracas re: their independence




Page 7 has under the heading, "South America," makes mention of the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVER... See More  

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654820

Caracas & Cartagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...

Item #654820

February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812  Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Cartagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION;... See More  

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611422

Very early boxing...

Item #611422

July 30, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 30, 1811



* Tom "The Moor" Molineaux

* African-American bare-knuckle boxer




Page 3 has a one paragraph report about a boxing match near London between Molineux, the famous black man from New York, and a young Englishman named Rimmer. The report states in part: "...In the course of 15 minutes the black pounded his antagonist most tremendo... See More  

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588135

1811 James Madison...

Item #588135

January 12, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1811  As would be expected from this title, a considerable amount of reporting from Congress including all of pages 1 & 2. Pg. 3 has "An Act..." of Congress for the relief of distressed seamen, signed in type: James Madison (bit close-trimmed here: see). The back page has a "$100 Reward" ad for a runaway mulatto slave,... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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643459

Abolishing the slave trade in England...

Item #643459
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1807



*From history to the movie "Amazing Grace"

* William Wilberforce & his efforts to abolish the slave trade



Within this 90+ page issue is a report from the House of Lords datelined Feb. 5, which begins: "The debate on the Slave Trade Abolition Bill was resumed by Lord Grenville who repeated all his former ar
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654167

America prohibits the importation of slaves...

Item #654167
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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648711

Amazing Grace... Abolishing slavery (British) discusion...

Item #648711
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1807  Within this 90+ page issue is a report headed: "Proceedings In the First Session of the Third Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, 1806", which begins: "Lord Grenville brought in a Bill for abolishing the Slave Trade, which was read the first time." This brief report was the init... See More  

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587991

2 runaway slave ads in 1806...

Item #587991

November 13, 1806

UNITED STATES GAZETTE, FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 13, 1806



* Runaway slaves



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with some advertisements including two for runaway slaves on the back page (see photos).

Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

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626062

Slave Trade... Capture of Buenos Ayres...

Item #626062
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England September, 1806



*  The slave trade (British)...

*  The capture of Buenos Ayres...




This issue contains considerable details of the capture of Buenos Ayres (pages 858-863) and its importance to the British (page 787).  Also included is a report related to the British slave trade (page 851).  Please view the images for complete ... See More  

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645608

Zeb Pike explores the Mississippi... Comm. Truxton...

Item #645608

June 25, 1806

 COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 25, 1806 



* Zeb Pike Explores The Mississippi River



Page 2 references: "...a letter from St. Louis...says Lieut. Pike returned a few since for reconnoitering the head waters of the Mississippi--All I can understand of his tour is, that the Mississippi heads out of a large lake, and runs a considerable distance very narrow and deep.--The climat... See More  

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640429

Burr cleansed of the blood of Hamilton... Union College...

Item #640429

November 06, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 6, 1804  Page 3 has an item: "The Vice-President" which includes: "Mr. Burr...begins to rise again in the political hemisphere...This is precisely what we expected. The blood of Hamilton has cleansed Burr in the eyes of republicans, of all his political crimes..." and more (see).

Over a full page is taken up w... See More  

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640430

Burr cleansed of the blood of Hamilton... Union College...

Item #640430

November 06, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 6, 1804  Page 3 has an item: "The Vice-President" which includes: "Mr. Burr...begins to rise again in the political hemisphere...This is precisely what we expected. The blood of Hamilton has cleansed  Burr in the eyes of republicans, of all his political crimes..." and more (see).

Over a full page is take... See More  

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671485

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #671485

August 16, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 16, 1802 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Slave Sally Hemings

* James T. Callender




Pages 2 and 3 have content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender under the heading: "Jefferson & Callender", this being essay #2 of a series.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger, due to the content of some of his repor... See More  

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209501

Early slave insurrection in America...

Item #209501
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1802 and is about 55 pages in length. The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. VERY INTERESTING READING from the day it was first reported which includes a report of a slave insurrection in America. (SEE PHOTOS) This is
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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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648967

Background on the Callender/Jefferson connection...

Item #648967

March 23, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James T. Callender




Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More  

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651505

Slave insurrection, Yellow Fever epidemic, treaty with France...

Item #651505

November 01, 1800

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1800  Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports on the Yellow Fever epidemic noting: "America, too, is at once a prey to a malignant fever & a most extensive & alarming insurrection among the Negroes, incited, as is said, by French emissaries & urged to slaughter every white person (except French) that falls wi... See More  

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645268

U.S.S. Constellation victorious over the French frigate La Vengeance...

Item #645268

August 04, 1800

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 4, 1800



* USS Constellation vs La Vengeance

* United States vs. French Navy frigates




Page 2 has a nice report on the naval battle between the USS Constellation and the French frigate La Vengeance, a single-ship action during the Quasi-War (see the web for details). It was a victory for the U.S. Navy however the report here implies it was a victory for... See More  

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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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674589

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #674589

October 17, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 17, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 2 slavery related ads. Page 3 has two more and the back page has another one. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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670828

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #670828

October 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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671015

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #671015

September 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 14 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on page 3. And one more on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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670815

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #670815

September 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. One runaway slave ad is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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675516

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #675516

February 28, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements, including one for a runaway slave on the back page.

Four pa... See More  

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663594

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati...

Item #663594
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More  

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629229

Honoring Horatio Nelson... Wilberforce on slavery...

Item #629229
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1797 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a report beginning: "Mr. Wilberforce said that it were only wasting the time of the House to go to any length into a subject which had already undergone such full & frequent discussions...suffered themselves to be influenced by their feelings; it... See More  

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670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political op... See More  

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665848

A letter from Horatio Nelson...

Item #665848

November 21, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov 21, 1795  Page 2 has a letter signed in type by the famous: Horatio Nelson, concerning recent naval events.

The back page begins with a poem titled: "Negro's Prayer".

Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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665033
Item #665033

January 10, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795  The ftpg. is filled with ads including one for: "A Negro Man" in jail presumed to be a runaway; and one for a lottery: "For the Improvement of the Federal City".

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.



This was the home of the nation's capital at the time while awaiting the completion of th... See More  

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$98.00
675510

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #675510

December 16, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the front page for ... See More  

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660480

Dunlap & Claypoole's...

Item #660480

November 30, 1792

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1792 



* Runaway slave ads



The front page is filled with ads including 23 illustrated ship ads. A few more inside as well.

Various news of the day inside, plus more ads including at least two "Four Dollar Reward" ads, one for a runaway mulatto slave.

Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, great c... See More  

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