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669090

Reports from the federal congress...

Item #669090

January 25, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 25, 1797  Over half of the front page has reports from Congress headed: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" carrying over to take three-quarters of page 2 as well.

Four pages, a few indents at margins, minor foxing, good condition.

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669085

Washington responds to the Senate's address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address

* Senate's response




Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed  by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in typ... See More  

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669084

Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669084

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

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669083

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #669083

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795 



* St. Paul's, Covent Garden



Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".

Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More  

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669075

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669075

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795 



* 18th century America

* re. John Jay Treaty




Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty..."... See More  

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669073

Speech of the governor, Sam Adams...

Item #669073

June 10, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 10, 1795  Almost half of page 3 is taken up with the: "Speech" of the governor of Mass., signed in type: Samuel Adams. He discusses various topics including revisions to the state constitution.

Four pages, nice condition.

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669062

Sam Adams' state-of-the state address...

Item #669062

January 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 21, 1795 



* Governor Samuel Adams

* State of the Union Address




Page 3 has over a full column taken up with what appears to be the governor's state-of-the-state address to his legislature, headed: "Address" and signed in type: Samuel Adams. In it he includes reference to the Whiskey Rebellion in a "sister s... See More  

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669054

George Washington...

Item #669054

April 16, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 16, 1794



* President George Washington



Page 2 has a letter to Congress signed by the President: Go. Washington, being in introduction of carious letters concerning foreign affairs.

Also a report from Virginia that: "...a party of 13 persons...were attacked in the wilderness by a large party of Indians..." with more.

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669039

Letters on the Citizen Genet Affair...

Item #669039

January 09, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, January 9, 1794  



* Citizen Genet affair

* Edmund-Charles Genet

* Thomas Jefferson




Part of the font page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with letters between Thomas Jefferson (two signed in type by him) and Citizen Genet, ambassador from France, concerning what is known as the Citizen Genet Affair, whereby the U.S. tried t... See More  

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669035

A handsome, displayable newspaper...

Item #669035

May 29, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 29, 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, in very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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669022

Troubles with the Indians, the British, etc...

Item #669022

June 19, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1794 



* 18th century American publication



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has an item noting: "...communications were...received from the President...relative to fresh disturbances with the Creek Indians & the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Also a report: "...from the Western fro... See More  

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669021

Washington's letter about concerns with Spain... Sam Adams letter...

Item #669021

June 12, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 12, 1794 



* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams




A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress in which is relays: "...the present state of certain hostile threats against the territories of Spain in our neighbourhood...", signed in type: G. Washington.... See More  

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669009

Adams replies to Pennsylvania...

Item #669009

December 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798  Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More  

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669002

Adams responds to the House's address on the state-of-the-union...

Item #669002

December 13, 1798

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



* President John Adams - annual address

* State of the Union Address response




Page 3 has the response of the House of Representatives to the President's state-of-the-union address recently delivered, followed by his: "Answer' signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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668997

Nelson's letter detailing his victory at the Battle of the Nile...

Item #668997

December 04, 1798

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



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 3 has much detail on Horatio Nelson's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of the Nile. Headed: "Nelson's Victory Complete!" the lengthy reporting includes a letter from him, datelined: "Vanguard, Mouth of the Nile... See More  

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668995

Confirmation of Napoleon's defeat by Nelson...

Item #668995

November 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 30, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a report noting: "...confirms the account in our paper...of the total defeat of Buonaparte's fleet. One of the editors  is gone to the Roads for the official account which the captain omitted to bring from on board--as soo... See More  

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668963

Thomas Paine is seldom sober...

Item #668963

October 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 18, 1798  Page 3 has an interesting report: "A London paper says---Tom Paine has fallen into the most perfect contempt at Paris--he is excluded all society and shunned even by his compeers...he derives a small allowance from some of the public prints, which he expends in liquor--he is seldom sober."

Four pages, handsome masthea... See More  

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668962

Responses from the President, John Adams...

Item #668962

October 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 15, 1798  Page 2 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Kanhawa County, with the response signed: John Adams. Also an address from the grand jurors of Hampshire County to the President, with the response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668961

Stopping the spread of Yellow Fever in 1798... A broadside "supplement"...

Item #668961

October 13, 1798

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



* Yellow fever epidemic in the East



The front page has: "A PROCLAMATION" by the mayor of Baltimore concerning the on-going Yellow Fever epidemic in the East and his efforts to prevent its spread noting: "...hereby forbidding the entrance into the city of Baltimore, or within 3 miles thereof, of all persons w... See More  

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668960

Defeat of Napoleon, the "buccaneer"...

Item #668960

October 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 10, 1798 



* French campaign in Egypt and Syria

* Lord Horatio Nelson vs. Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 3 has a report headed: "Total Defeat of Buonaparte the Bucanier" with the first (of several) reports noting in part: "...of admiral Nelson's falling in with the French & capturing 4 sail of  the line, 5 friga... See More  

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668955

John Adams responds to the grand jury in Maine...

Item #668955

September 27, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 27, 1798  Page 3 has an address to the President by the grand jury of the district of Maine (then part of Mass.) concerning the on-going troubles with France, followed by: "The Answer" signed in type: John Adams.

An interesting report: "There are now in the United States seven Universities, sixteen Colleges, and sixty Aca... See More  

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668954

Beating Obamacare by 212 years...

Item #668954

September 26, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 26, 1798



* President John Adams



Page 2 contains the full text of: "An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen" which was signed into law on July 16, 1798 with the signature of the President: John Adams.

This Act of Congress authorized the deduction of 20 cents per month from the wages of seamen for the sole purpose of ... See More  

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668952

Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #668952

September 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798



* Federalist Party editor death



Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668944

President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668944

August 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 29, 1798 



* President John Adams letter



Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing inside, good condition.

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668943

President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668943

August 24, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 24, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668942

Two letters from John Jay...

Item #668942

August 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 23, 1798  Page 3 has a letter from the New  York governor concerning: "...the introduction of a foreign influence in our national councils..." signed in type: John Jay. And yet another letter signed in type: John Jay.

Before being governor of New York Jay was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Four pages, hands... See More  

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668941

A letter from John Jay...

Item #668941

August 22, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 22, 1798  Page 3 has the New York General Assembly's response to Governor John Jay's recent address, followed by his response signed: John Jay. John Jay was previously the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668940

Rewarding Washington in an Act of Congress...

Item #668940

August 16, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 16, 1798  Page 2 begins with over a column taken up with two acts: "AN ACT for Vesting in George Washington, a Certain Interest in the companies established for Opening & Extending the Navigation of Potomack and James rivers." and the other for amending it.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668935

Frigate Constellation protecting our shores...

Item #668935

August 01, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798  Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".

Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... See More  

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668932

Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 30, 1798 



* General George Washington again ?



Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Ge... See More  

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668931

Giving permission for the President to borrow money...

Item #668931

July 26, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 26, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "AN ACT To Enable the resident of the United States to Borrow money for the Public Service" signed at its conclusion: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing to an upper corner, nice condition.... See More  

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668917

Washington's letter accepting the position of Lt. General & Commander-in-Chief of the Army...

Item #668917

July 20, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798  The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

Certainly the most notable item is the page 3 letter signed in type: Go. Washington, in which he accepts the position of Lt. General and Commander-In-Chief of the U... See More  

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668916

Counting slaves in the United States...

Item #668916

July 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 18, 1798 



* A census of slaves in the U.S. ?

* President John Adams




The middle of the front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

All of page 2 and nearly half of page 3 are taken up with: "AN ACT To Provide f... See More  

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668914

Washington and the need for a militia...

Item #668914

July 16, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 16, 1798  Page 2 has the: "Answer of the President of the United States to the address of the youth of the borough of Norfolk" signed in type: John Adams.

Also a nice letter beginning: "The illustrious Washington is expected in this city in about three weeks on his way to the eastward...his object...to see the state of the... See More  

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668908

Washington nominated to be Commander-in-Chief...

Item #668908

July 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Commander-in-Chief again ?




Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.

The
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668898

Message from John Jay... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668898

March 13, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 13, 1798  The top of page 3 has a message from the governor of New York to the state Senate concerning "disorderly persons" in Livingston, signed in type: John Jay, who previously was the first Chief Justice of the United States.

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

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668870

Three letters signed by George Washington...

Item #668870
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), August, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Three signed letters




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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668856

Great account on Admiral Byng and his execution...

Item #668856

April 05, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 5, 1757 



* Admiral John Byng execution

* HMS Monarch - Royal Navy

* Battle of Minorca failure




Inside has nearly 2 pages consumed by a very detailed account headed: "Extract from the Authentic & Circumstantial Account of the Confinement, Behaviour and Death of Admiral Byng".

A few bits include: "...When he had drank...he added, &... See More  

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668855

Reports concerning the French & Indian War...

Item #668855

March 29, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 29, 1757  One-third of the front page is taken up with reports headed: "America" with New York and Boston datelines. One bit notes: "...God grant they may come safe; for with these and the fleets that are expected from England...we hope a new turn will be given to our affairs and some better success attend our arms...".

Eight pages, 8 ... See More  

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668854

Reports on the French & Indian War...

Item #668854

March 26, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 26, 1757  The front page begins with over a half column report headed: "America" with a Boston dateline. Mentions include: "...four New England colonies having agreed to furnish his Lordship with 4000 men for the operations of the ensuing year...". This is followed by a report concerning events of the French & Indian War.

Eight pag... See More  

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668853

Relating to the French & Indian War...

Item #668853

March 17, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 17, 1757  The front page hs a somewhat brief report headed: "America" being a letter from Pennsylvania: "Matters at present are pretty quiet on our borders...cannot see  those vigorous preparations going forward...deputies are going to England from both sides..." and more.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very n... See More  

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668852

French & Indian War news...

Item #668852

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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668848

How to maintain trade with America & the Caribbean...

Item #668848

February 19, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1757  Inside has over 1 1/2 pages taken up with a very detailed article on how to preserve the trade to North America, the Caribbean, and the coast of Africa. Photos show just portions.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very nice condition.

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668762

Jefferson is president of the American Philosophical Society...

Item #668762

January 09, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 2 has a report of the American Philosophical Society listing its officers, and noting: "President: Thomas Jefferson". Page 2 also has a letter signed by: Buonaparte headed: "Army Of Italy" and giv... See More  

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668740

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668740

April 07, 1797

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

All of page 2 is taken up with documents relating ... See More  

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668739

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668739

December 20, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More  

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$244.00
668738

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668738

November 11, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 3 has a chart of election results for Preside... See More  

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668735

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668735

November 18, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Pag... See More  

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668689

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668689

February 07, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 7, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials book advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement  for the book: "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour."

This is the only periodical (similar... See More  

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668668

Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

Item #668668
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784  There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations.

There is a nice letter concerning early hot air balloon flight, which includes: "...A new set of words is wanting to express the wond... See More  

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