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Catalog 304 (March, 2021), with remnants from last month's catalog...Catalog 304+ is is now available. This latest offering of authentic newspapers is comprised of over 300 new items, a selection which includes: a Masthead engraving by Paul Revere, ‘The Maryland Gazette’ from the French & Indian War, a 1775 ‘Virginia Gazette’ from Williamsburg, the most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers, the Articles of Confederation are now in force (1781), the Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth, and more, along with a handful of key items from our previous catalog.
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Catalog 304 (March, 2021), with remnants from last month's catalog...
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, April 23, 1808 The top of the front page has an address to the President from the Tammany Society of New York relating to the troubling situation in Europe. This is followed by: "The President's Answer", signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1811 Most of page 2 is taken up with various letters concerning Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy in Jefferson's administration, then becoming Secretary of State for Madison. Smith & Madison would soon disagree on policy resulting in Smith's resignation in 1811.
Most of the text is an address by Smith, with other letters signed in type by: James Madis... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1811 The first 6 pages are taken up with a great & very detailed account of the Little Belt Affair, a naval battle between the U.S. ship President & the British ship Little Belt, an event which was a catalyst for the War of 1812.
Headed: "President and Little Belt" it includes a letter from Commodore Rodgers to the Secretary of the... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 28, 1811 The issue begins with over 3 pages taken up with: "The 'Affair of the Chesapeake", an incident which happened 4 years prior between the ships Chesapeake and Leopard which nearly brought the two nations to war. Likely presented here given the recent President & Little Belt Affair, another catalyst for the War of 1812.
Near the ... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1812 The front page features: "A Proclamation" by the president for "...a day of public humiliation and prayer...to offer, at one and the same time, their common vows, and adorations to Almighty God...of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and his assistance... that in the present season of calamity and war...care and protection...hasten ... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812 Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.
Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE, Dec. 17, 1812 Page 2 has: "The War Department" followed by: "Splendid Exhibition" which is on the American success in the naval battle between the frigates United States and the Macedonian.
Also on page 2: "Progress of the War on the Niagara Frontiers" which has much war reporting; then: "The War" "American Navy" and "Ou... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1812 Page 2 has an interesting report, taking about half a column, beginning: "...proceedings at Buffaloe, of a Court Martial appointed to try Elijah Clark as a Spy. The facts which appeared at the trial are that the said Clark was born in New Jersey...he removed to Canada...must have become naturalized & a British subject. Clark, being found wit... See More
BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 26 and 30, 1812 A nice pair of consecutive issues containing the full: "NAVAL REPORT" "Report of the Committee...Which Relates to the Naval Establishment Recommending an Increase of the Navy of the United States" dated Nov. 27, 1812.
The first portion takes 2 1/2 columns of the front page of the Dec. 26 issue & is signed in type: Paul Hamilton. The rem... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1813 Pages 1, 2 & a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating article headed "American Enterprize" which is a detailed report on a journey from the Pacific Ocean to Missouri. One of the earliest, detailed reports of a journey across the Western wilderness I have seen in a newspaper. See photos for the beginning.
There is also early ... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 22, 1813 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Our Relations With France - President's Message To Congress" signed by the Secretary of State on page 2: James Monroe.
Inside has some items concerning the War of 1812: "Outrage At Hampton" "Naval Notice", a letter from Norfolk, and a letter datelines from Fort George, also: &... See More
BOSTON PATRIOT, July 28, 1813 Although this issue has much on the war in Europe, page 2 has: "Enemy In the Potomac" datelined from Washington and noting in part: "...that the advanced squadron of the enemy had retired down the river...were not in sight at Point Yates, about 70 miles below this city..." and more on the British advance towards the capital.
Inside has: &quo... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 7, 1813 Nearly 7 pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" within which are "Battle of Beaver Dam" "Retirement of Maj. Gen. Dearborn" "Military", a letter from Chilicothe, "Chesapeake and Shannon" which concerns the famous naval battle. In the article is: "...The second broadside, capt. Lawre... See More
THE WAR, New York, Aug, 17, 1813 The front page has: "Barbarities of the Enemy" which is a very detailed report carrying over to take most of page 2. Other reports inside include: "From the Northwest--The Enemy Defeated" which is notable on the siege of Fort Meigs & includes a detailed report signed in type by: Wm. Henry Harrison; "Descent On Plattsburgh&qu... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1814 The front page begins with: "Steam Boat Navigation" which takes nearly 3 pages. Inside has: "The Essex Frigate" which takes a page. "Canada Papers" takes over a page & has items relating to the War of 1812.
"Events of the War" take almost 9 pages with a great wealth of reporting on the War of 18... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 8, 1815 The front page report picks up where the last issue ended, a continuation of a lengthy report headed "American Expose". Near the back are: "War Events" which includes a letter from an officer in Mobile dated Feb. 27, 1815, beginning: "We arrived here on the 18th inst. and were momently expecting an attack from the ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 5, 1815 Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon. His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official account of the f... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1819 Inside has over 2 1/2 pages taken up with: "Mitigation of Slavery--No. 3" which begins with a proposition: "That it is true wisdom to exalt the minds of the slaves--to invest them with correct ideals of the moral duties, & encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property."
Also in this issue: "Ce... See More
Niles' Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. I
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 9, 1822 Near the bottom of the front page is a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Close to it is another add: "Copper" for sale by J.W. Revere, at the same address. Nice to have these two Revere item on the front page of ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 18, 1823 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the rather lengthy & historically significant report headed: "The Erie Canal--Meeting of The Waters" which takes 7 1/2 pages to detail the opening of the first part of this famous canal. The photos show just the beginning of the text which takes nearly half the issue.
Sixte... See More
DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., a five issue lot dated Feb. 28 thru March 7, 1825 A good newsy newspaper from the nation's capital, four pages each, a bit irregular at the spine, still bound together, generally good condition.
THE NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 8, 1826 Page 2 has a black-bordered report beginning: "In announcing yesterday the death of Thomas Jefferson, on the Fourth of July, we little expected that we should have, this day, to communicate the melancholy intelligence that another of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence expired on the same hallowed annive... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 5, 1826 All of pages 1 & 2 are filled with content on: "The Declaration of Independence", this being the 50th anniversary.
Inside has: "Interesting Collection of Articles - Relative to Revolutionary Events, & Persons, or More Especially Pertaining to the Lives and Characters of the Patriarchs, ADAMS and JEFFERSON..." th... See More
SOUTHERN GALAXY, Natchez, Mississippi, Dec. 18, 1828 A quite rare title, being the volume 1 number 30 issue of a title which lasted just two years. This is the earliest Natchez title we have offered.
Various news reports of the day including: "Extract from Major Hamilton's Statement" "The Winnebago Indian Chiefs" plus a large variety of advertisements.
Four pages, n... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 30, 1829 Pages 1 and 2 have an article concerning the death of John Jay with a biography of his life & accomplishments.
John Jay was an American diplomat, patriot, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, second governor of New York, and the first Chief Justice of the United States.
Also an artic... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, April 28, 1830 The top of page 2 has a: "Letter From Col. Crockett" datelines at Washington to the editor of the Jackson Gazette, signed in type: David Crockett. This was less than 6 years before he would meet his fate at the Alamo.
Four pages, very light damp staining, good condition.
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Dec. 29, 1830 Page 2 has: "Gold Mines" which discusses its proliferation in Georgia. One bit mentions: "...The beds of all the rivers and creeks in this region are full of gold...".
Four pages, some ink stains on the ftpg., scattered foxing, good condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1833 On November 26, 1832, South Carolina passed The Ordinance of Nullification which declared the Tariff of 1828 and 1832 null and void within its borders.
This issue contains President Andrew Jackson's message of January 16, 1833 in which he threatened to send in federal troops to enforce compliance, it taking 6 pages & signed ... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1849 Page 3 has nearly 2 columns of reporting headed: "Late & Important From California" with a wide range of news from the Far West. In fact this is one of the lengthier reports from Calif. we have seen from this era.
A few bits include: "...Gold hunting is carried on with as much success as ever...emigrants are continually arr... See More
PATRIOT & DEMOCRAT, Hartford, Connecticut, July 9, 1836 Page 3 has a black-bordered article headed: "Another Patriot Gone!" which begins: "Death of James Madison--This illustrious American statesman died at his residence in Virginia on Tuesday morning, June 28th...He was one of the last of that noble band of pure patriots who sat upon the cloud & directed the storm of ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30,1836 A front page item headed: "Texas" includes: "...the Texians & the Mexicans both seem to be animated by enthusiasm. The former were receiving reinforcements from the United States & the latter were rising en masse & forming into military bodies for the purpose of proceeding to Texas...the Texian army, estimated at ... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836 The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More
THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD, Raleigh, Jan. 11, 1837 Various news and advertisements of the day from well before the outbreak of the Civil War. The back page has an illustrated ad for a jailed slave, with details.
Four pages, light damp staining, good condition.
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 28, 1837 The front page has a report "Michigan. On Wednesday last the bill for the admission of Michigan into the union, passed the house of representatives, and on the following day received the sanction of the president, and became a law of the land... The union now comprises twenty-six states, precisely double the number on the Declaration of our ... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Jan. 20, 1838 Page 3 has a letter from Z. Taylor's command which relates the Battle of Okeechobee, headed: "Authentic From Florida" datelines from Fort Gardner, beginning: "The 1st brigade under the command of colonel Taylor reached this, a few yours since, from Lake Okee-cho-bee where it encountered the Indians &, after a... See More
ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1838 As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.
Within are several letters signed by: I. Chauncey from the U.S. Navy. Some articles include: "Florida War" with the Seminole Indians; "Naval Architecture" "Naval Gunnery" "Florida War" again; "From the Canada Frontier-... See More
(4) A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative... See More
LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 15, 1841 A quite uncommon little newspaper published in the Italian language on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 18, 1843 The bkpg. has a brief item: "Mormons" noting: "A late number of the Nauvoo Wasp contains an account of four cargoes, amounting in all to 801 emigrants--'Latter Day Saints' ' having sailed from Liverpool for that region..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...stated that Smith has sent out a num... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1843 Inside has: "Audubon" which includes a letter signed by him in type: John J. Audubon. It mentions his arrival at Fort Union, and: "...which is unlike anything I ever saw before...We saw yesterday no less than 22 mountain rams together..." with more.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 23, 1844 The front page begins with an article: "The American Presidency" carrying over to page 2, with some interesting commentary on the American democratic election process including; "...almost the only remaining instance of the elective principle applied to creating the head of a state. It has been abandoned by the monarchies of ... See More
THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 22, 1845 One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.
The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under the same titl... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 8, 1845 The front page has a report "Inauguration of President Polk" "...The arrangements were admirable. We give the programme as published in advance... The ceremony at the Capitol, was very imposing... The flag-staffs of the whigs, as well as an acknowledgment that The Chief of the Nation was there, and must be duly recognized...Preside... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1847 Page 3 has some interesting editorial commentary on the Mexican War, with: "The War, And It's Present Objects". This is followed by: "The City of Mexico or Peace".
Four pages, nice condition.