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667834

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667834
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purcha... See More  

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667890

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667890
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purcha... See More  

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670624

Rare printing of Congress's Tory Act...

Item #670624

February 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, February, 1776  Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

A terrific issue as it contains a full printing of the historic Tory Act which did not appear in most other periodicals of the day. It describes how colonies should handle those Americans who remain loyal ... See More  

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$149.00
664189

The British take Long Island...

Item #664189

October 01, 1776

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, October, 1776  Simply a great wealth of American content in this issue. Over a page is on: "The Ancient Testimony & Principles of the People called Quakers...of America". Under the heading "America" are reports from Pensacola and events in the South, plus "A Proclamation" signed by:  H. Clinton, noting in part: &q... See More  

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649259

Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649259
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five issues of this famous newspaper, one each from 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years in and around the Revolutionary War. The lot is a blend of 1st and somewhat 2nd-rate issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during this formative period in world history. Most are 4 pages, a... See More  

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666875

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #666875

February 06, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1777  A page 3 item notes: "By the Appalachia, Ogilvie, arrived in the Downs from East Florida, advices are received that the inhabitants on the frontiers of Georgia and East Florida continue to distress each other & that some soldiers had been ordered there to protect the latter from the Georgians who had committed great depredations on them.&q... See More  

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671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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667826

Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...

Item #667826
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777  The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe.

This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full pag... See More  

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660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very... See More  

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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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667837

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #667837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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658969

General Greene is highly esteemed... Washington in a very strong situation...

Item #658969

December 31, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 31, 1778  The front page has some reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "General Green, who now commands in New England, is the person whom the Americans look up to as their leader if Mr. Washington should die or be rendered incapable of service. Though but a young man & as yet only 32 years of age, he is esteemed one of the best o... See More  

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663032

British find success in the South...

Item #663032

February 23, 1779

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1779  Most of the front page is taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Major General Prevost to Lord George Germain, dated Savannah, Jan. 18, 1779" along with the list of captures at Fort Morris.

This report is on the action at Fort Morris (Sunbury), Georgia in which General Augustine Prevost led a force of 2,000 British agai... See More  

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668588

The capture of St. Lucia...

Item #668588

March 24, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE--EXTRAORDINARY, England, March 24, 1779  This "Extra" issue was published exclusively to report on the Siege of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, which begins with a letter from Major General Grant, commander of the British forces.

Included also are the: "...Articles of Capitulation between Major General Grant & the Hon. Rear-Admiral Barrington and  the C... See More  

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659128

America should be free and independent...

Item #659128

July 20, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 20, 1779  The back page has some reports from America on the Revolutionary War, a few bits including: "...that it is for the interest of mankind, America should be free and independent. It will become a happy asylum for the oppressed subjects of all the arbitrary Princes in the world..." with more. And another item includes: "The recalling... See More  

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658254

Rare American newspaper with some fine war-related content...

Item #658254

December 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 30, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 42

All of the front page, most of pg. 2 & concluded in a future issue is the; "MANIFESTO on the Motives of the Conduct of the King of France R... See More  

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663738

Congrratulations to the King for success at Charleston...

Item #663738

July 29, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1780  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with several letters of congratulations to the King for the success of the British forces in capturing Charleston. Following this are some reports of naval events in the Caribbean.

Eight pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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649287

1781 Revolutionary War military pay document...

Item #649287
FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.

Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.

The photo is re... See More  

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658578

Latest news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658578

May 15, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 15, 1781  The front page has a brief item: "The American spy, mentioned a few days since, is taken at Harwich and will be examined before the Privy-Council. Many papers were found upon his person, touching a treasonable correspondence."

The ftpg. also has some items from the war including the mention of  the Bri... See More  

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668593

The Revolutionary War in the South... Ninety-Six, South Caroilina...

Item #668593

August 04, 1781

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 4, 1781  Most of the front page & some of page 2 are taken up with letter from Lord Rawdon to Cornwallis from Monk's Corner beginning: "The situation of affairs in this province has made it necessary for a time to withdraw my force from the back country & to assemble what troops I can collect at this point..." with many particulars of a ... See More  

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672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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670117

Reuniting with England? The situation at Charleston...

Item #670117

March 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782  Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French alliance...they act as if they intended to be our ma... See More  

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658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782  Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and Thomas Fraser, Brig. General, commander of  the troops of his Britannic Majesty".

This was a ... See More  

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640567

Peace not to happen... Ethan Allen's treasonous efforts...

Item #640567

May 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 18, 1782  The bottom of the ftpg has a letter from Phila. which carries over to pg.2: "...your friends were in great hopes that peace was near at hand & that we should once more be united to our Mother Country but those glorious hopes are now vanished for the Congress have agreed on another treaty with the court of France & that they will not ag... See More  

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644549

Peace not to happen... Ethan Allen's treasonous efforts...

Item #644549

May 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 18, 1782  The bottom of the ftpg has a letter from Phila. which carries over to pg.2: "...your friends were in great hopes that peace was near at hand & that we should once more be united to our Mother Country but those glorious hopes are now vanished for the Congress have agreed on another treaty with the court of France & that they will not ag... See More  

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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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644973

Evacuating Charleston... Consternation of the Loyalists...

Item #644973

October 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 24, 1782  Page 2 has American content including rare mention of John Paul Jones: "The force employed to reduce our settlements in Hudson's Bay was a small squadron under the command of Paul Jones..." with more. Also a letter from New York which includes: "In the general confusion here I do believe...that his Majesty's Commissioners ar... See More  

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660294

On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... See More  

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649638
Item #649638

March 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 20, 1783  Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the British evacuating: "...large quantity of shipping are preparing here...for the purpose of transporting his Majesty's garrison & effects for England...How soon the business may commence it is, however, impossible to say, as we do not hear that the negotiation with Congress goes on at a... See More  

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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783  Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a peace with that country..." and further on i... See More  

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650158

Loyalists to build a fur trade at Fort Frontenac...

Item #650158

August 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 26, 1783  Page 3 has a report on why the final, Definitive Treaty of Peace, has been delayed. Also an item: "A number of Loyalists who have been used to the fur trade, are formed into a body upon a plan approved of by General Carleton, to build a town at Fort Frontiniac, on Lake Ontario, within the British lines, and have received such encouragement...... See More  

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672699

Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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651271

Franklin's letter to de Fleury for the medal he earned...

Item #651271

November 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1783  Page 2 has a letter from France, signed in type by: B. Franklin, in which he congratulates Lt. Col. de Fleury of France for the medal he is being presented for: "...the memory of your fine action at the attack of Stoney Point...". More after the Franklin letter noting others the medal, including Washington & Gates & noting that d... See More  

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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666756

The Yankee-Pennamite War...

Item #666756

November 06, 1784

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1784  Page 3 has a nice account of the dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut on lands in the Wyoming Valley of Pa. This dispute was known as the Third Yankee-Pennamite War.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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668559

A letter from Ben Franklin... Cultivating tea in America...

Item #668559

April 27, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, April 27, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  Inside has a letter from 1725 signed by Benjamin Franklin, exhibiting his business acumen, prefaced with: "...written by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin 65 years ago when he was apprentice to a printer in Little Britain...it exhibits the vicissitudes of fortune in a man whose convenience perha... See More  

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668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788  Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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606437

Three letters signed by George Washington...

Item #606437
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), August, 1789  One of the more successful magazines from 18th century America. 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... See More  

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649301

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a single... See More  

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659442

John Hancock... "Extraordinary" issue is included...

Item #659442

July 01, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 1, 1790  Page 2 has a lengthy Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. This is followed by the: "Address of the House of Representatives to His Excellency JOHN HANCOCK, Esquire, Governour of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts".

Included as well is the single sheet: "Extraordin... See More  

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668891

United States buys West Point...

Item #668891

July 10, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 10, 1790  On page 2 under an engraving of a heraldic eagle are "Laws Published By Authority by the Congress of the United States". There are two laws listed, the second being: "AN ACT to authorize the purchase of a tract of Land for the use of the United States." This historic act stated: "That it shall be lawful for the Pr... See More  

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671088

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #671088

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790  The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

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659330

On the historic Funding Act... Building the Cape Henry lighthouse... Much more...

Item #659330

October 06, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 6, 1790   The back page has not one, but two documents from the "Treasury Department" concerning carrying into effect the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government would assume the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

The back page also has a "Treasury Department"
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671042

On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790  Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United States.

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671043

Main boundary lines completed at the "Federal city"...

Item #671043

June 10, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791  A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of ten miles square."

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668096

Slave insurrection... The "wretched" prisoners the king & queen of France...

Item #668096

October 19, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1791  The ftpg. has over a full column taken up with: "Negro Insurrection--In Hispaniola" with much detail.

Page 2 has a report on the imprisoned king & queen of France noting in part: "The King and Queen of France are not permitted to speak together without the presence of some National Guards, & they are both obliged to dress &... See More  

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671200

Printed by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #671200

January 17, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1794  Published by Benj. Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson, as noted in the masthead.

The ftpg. is filled with ads, the first being a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway servant, with details.

Other news of the day & ads, 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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669202

Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #669202

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794  The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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664954

Seeking bids for timber to build the founding frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #664954

May 20, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 20, 1794  Shortly before this date the federal government passed the historic Naval Act of 1794, authorizing the building of six frigates, the founding ships of what would become the U.S. Navy.

The back page has a detailed advertisement from the "Treasury Department which essentially is seeking bits for the building of these frigates. It n... See More  

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