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674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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674912

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #674912

June 15, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 15, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slavery advertisements




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 t... See More  

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$38.00
674830

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674830

November 22, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 22, 1677



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, me... See More  

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674754

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1687...

Item #674754

August 29, 1687

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 29, 1687



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, me... See More  

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674616

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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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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674571

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674571

November 05, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 5, 1677



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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674402

Ten different titles from 1785 thru 1798...

Item #674402

January 01, 1790

Ten issue lot of 18th century American newspapers, ten different titles: The Herald; a Gazette for the Country, The Diary or Loudon's Register, Independent Chronicle, American Mercury, N.Y. Packet, Gazette of the U.S., The Mass. Centinel, Continental Journal, Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, and Columbian Centinel.

Dates range from 1785 to 1798. All have some sort of damage yet still a... See More  

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674377

Over 290 years old...

Item #674377

June 29, 1751

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 29, 1751



* 18th Century original

* Over 290 years old



This newspaper is 269 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. A complete 4 page issue, measuring abou
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674317

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #674317

October 03, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 3, 1692



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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674253

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #674253

September 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 11, 1757, Sept. 24, 1765, Jan. 2, 1767 Sept. 2, 1769, & March 10, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with minor damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures ab... See More  

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673860

Over 290 years old...

Item #673860

November 22, 1729

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 22, 1729



* 18th Century original

* Over 290 years old



This newspaper is 291 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. A complete 4 page issue, measuring abou
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673506

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #673506

July 05, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 5, 1669



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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673321

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #673321

December 13, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 13, 1677



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/... See More  

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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a labe
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673245

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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672956

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

Item #672956

August 25, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 25, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. One more on the back page. (see)

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

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672899

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #672899

February 16, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1795



* 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.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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672877

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #672877
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 14, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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672876

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #672876
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 16, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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672861

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672861

July 08, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 8, 1795



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, minor spine wear, generally very... See More  

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672837

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #672837

March 27, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 27, 1794



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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672823

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #672823

December 12, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Negro boy for sale 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... 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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672683

One of the more handsome of mastheads from the colonial era...

Item #672683

August 22, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 22, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.

Half of the front page 1 taken up with a report from the Virginia Gazette: "To Messrs. Henley and G. Wat... See More  

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672614

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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672610

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #672610

May 27, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 27, 1675



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, mea... See More  

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672604

Indian troubles in the "West"...

Item #672604

May 28, 1791

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, May 28, 1791 



* Northwest Indian War

* John Armstrong




This is a title we very rarely have the opportunity to offer. Page 3 has a report from Danville, Kentucky, noting: "...Capt. Armstrong & about 30 men were going up the river Ohio & were attacked by a body of Indians...about 20 of Armstrong's men were killed...the Indians have done m... See More  

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672587

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1697...

Item #672587

January 10, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 10, 1697



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... 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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672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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672118

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #672118

August 06, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 6, 1685



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 ... See More  

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671968

Barbarous cruelty suffered by innocent Pennsylvanians...

Item #671968

February 25, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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 two "Proclamations" by Sir William... 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 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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 pers... See More  

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671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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 entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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671805

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #671805

May 15, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 15, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 16 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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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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671749

1718 World's oldest daily newspaper...

Item #671749

September 16, 1718

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 16, 1718



* Early 18th century



This issue is over 300 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe and more. This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Also with some interesting advertisements as well.

A complete single sheet newspaper measuring about 7... See More  

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671693

A rare 17th century title...

Item #671693

July 13, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, July 13, (1689)  The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1 (see), as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Much of t... See More  

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671682

William Bonin execution... serial killer...

Item #671682

February 24, 1996

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 24, 1996



* William Bonin execution

* American serial killer - rapist

* Freeway Killer - So. California




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "'Freeway Killer's' Final Moments Strangely Calm" with subhead. (see) Nice to have in this Southern California publication.

Complete with all section (100+ pages), nice condition.... See More  

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671621

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #671621

July 04, 1716

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More  

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671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777  Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have received the melancholy accounts that General Burgoyne and his army have been... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

December 27, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.

It reads in part: "...A c... See More  

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671559

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #671559

January 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.

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671558

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #671558

January 01, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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671555

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #671555

April 24, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 24, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is comple... See More  

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$30.00
671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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$610.00
671550

1782 military pay document...

Item #671550

February 18, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Two Pounds".

Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific item for display ... See More  

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671518

The Ohio Indian Wars of the 1790's... Major Hardin...

Item #671518
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1790  The issue includes a wide range of articles taking the majority of the pages, and also has near the back several pages with an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France". There is also a report headed: "America" noting in part: "...that Major Hardin...with 200 volunteers...of Kentucky...made an expedition fr... See More  

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