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666859

Queen Anne calls for recruitment to the Navy...

Item #666859

January 22, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 22, 1707 



* Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland



Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "By the  Queen, A PROCLAMATION For Encouraging Seamen and Landmen to Enter themselves on Board Her Majesties Ships of War". A fine "recruiting" document particularly in light of the on-going War of Spanish Succession.

Single shee... See More  

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$34.00
666858

The Quakers of New York send thanks to the Queen of England for repealing the "cruel law"...

Item #666858

September 29, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 29, 1707  The front page begins with an: "...address of the people call'd Quakers in Long Island, and near Connecticut colony...presented to Her Majesty...".

The document notes in part: "We, the dutiful & loyal subjects of the Queen called Quakers, inhabiting in Long Island and places adjacent, and near Connecticut Colony think our se... See More  

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$46.00
666857

Queen Anne sets the first session of the newly combined Parliament of England & Scotland...

Item #666857

September 15, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 15, 1707 



* Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

* England & Scotland united into single sovereign state




The front page begins with a very notable document, headed: "By The Queen, A PROCLAMATION" calling for: "...our first Parliament of Great Britain...at our city of Westminster on Thursday the twenty-third day of October next..... See More  

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$189.00
666833

The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".

The Siege of Lille was the most promin
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666820

A British victory in the War of Spanish Succession... Encouraging trade with Newfoundland...

Item #666820

July 12, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England July 12, 1708 



* Battle of Oudenarde

* War of Spanish Succession




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "By the Queen, A Proclamation" which concerns: "An Act to Encourage the Trade to Newfoundland..." with much detail.

But the more desirable content is a very detailed account of the Battle of Oudenarde. This was a battle in the War of the... See More  

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666817

First session of Parliament on the union of England and Scotland...

Item #666817

October 27, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 23-27, 1707 



* First Parliament of Great Britain 



A very historic issue as the front page reports on the very first session of Parliament of the newly-created Parliament of Great Britain which occurred on October 23. The union of England and Scotland was official several months previous by the ratification of the Acts of Union involving both En... See More  

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$248.00
666816

Broadside-like presentation on the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666816

October 16, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 16, 1707  The entire front page looks much like a military broadside, as it has a graphic representation of: "THE ORDER of BATTLE of the Imperial Army Commanded by his Electoral Highness of Hanover..." with more on the military leadership.

This was part of the War of Spanish Succession. The back page has some reports relating to the battles.

Singl... See More  

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666806

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666806

November 12, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 12, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ulti... See More  

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666803

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666803

November 02, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately... See More  

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666802

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666802

October 26, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 26, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Four pages... See More  

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666801

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666801

October 15, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 15, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ulti... See More  

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666775

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #666775

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799  The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War.

F... See More  

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666751

All the "what ifs" of the war... Asking the King to end the war with America...

Item #666751

December 06, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 6, 1781 



* Post Surrender of Cornwallis

* Should the British continue the war ?

* General Benedict Arnold




Being  a week or more since the news of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown reached Parliament, this issue has a considerable amount of discussion from the: "House Of Commons", which includes various talk on the Revolutionary ... See More  

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$73.00
666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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$355.00
666698

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666698

January 01, 1728

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1728



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Eighty-two ... See More  

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$45.00
666696

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666696

January 01, 1760

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1760 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enabling his Majesty to raise the sum of one million for the uses and purposes therein mentioned..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$34.00
666693

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666693

January 01, 1759

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1759 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...to enforce and render more effectual the laws relating to the qualification of members to sit in the House of Commons."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Six pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice co... See More  

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$36.00
666687

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666687

January 01, 1758

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1758 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enlarging the times for holding the first meetings of commissioners or trustees for putting in execution certain Acts of this session of Parliament...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

F... See More  

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666683

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666683

January 01, 1757

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1757  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enlarging the times for the first meetings of commissioners or trustees for putting in execution certain Acts of this session of Parliament."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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666489

Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #666489

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794



* Thomas Jefferson letters

* re. John Jay Treaty




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, some foxing, irregular at the blank spine with a small piece missing, good condition.... See More  

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$47.00
666386

Stop by and visit the President...

Item #666386

April 03, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 3, 1799  Inside has: "Of Buonaparte and Egypt" "Invasion of Naples" as well as a report from the London Gazette which includes a letter signed by: Horatio Nelson, from on board his ship 'Vanguard'. Page 3 has: "Another Victory" and a report from Boston: "The PRESIDENT of the United States wil... See More  

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666346

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #666346
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin




Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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666309

Thomas Jefferson's concern with impressment...

Item #666309

September 09, 1793

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 9, 1793 



* Thomas Jefferson letter

* Military impressment




Page 3 has a: "Proclamation" from the French foreign minister concerning France's presence in America. Also a letter to the merchants of Hartford concerning impressment of American ships and men by foreign powers, signed in type: Th. Jefferson as Secretary of State.

Four p... See More  

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666281

Arguing the problems with the Jay Treaty...

Item #666281

September 30, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 30, 1795 



* Uncommon title

* re. Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has nearly a full column taken up with a petition to the House of Representatives on concerns with problems with the Jay Treaty with England.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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666267

Importation from America begins again...

Item #666267

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 27, 1783  Taking half of the front page & most of page 2 is a complete printing of a document noted in Schlesinger as happening on December 26, and which he describes as a British order in council to permit the importation of American manufactured goods to England on terms as favorable as those of pre-revolutionary days.

The first column has a brief note... See More  

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666264

Slaves arrive in colonial Charleston...

Item #666264

August 26, 1773

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE & BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, Aug. 26, 1773  



* African slavery trade

* Southern slaves arrive

* Colonial New England




This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire fr
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$235.00
666263

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666263

January 19, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare single sheet issue




Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More  

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666259

Action concerning desertion from duty in battle...

Item #666259

March 22, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into so... See More  

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666255

Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #666255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 



* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies



Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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666223

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... Much concerning the war...

Item #666223

April 18, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 



* Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America

* Revolutionary War original reporting




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 is entirely taken up with ads including a &q... See More  

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666213

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #666213
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. This map measures 5 by 8 inches and has tiny binding holes above the top margin, not touching the map. There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica".

There is also another art... See More  

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666212

HMS Victory lost at sea...

Item #666212
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1744 



* HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found!



Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report referencing the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading:... See More  

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666189

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #666189

May 17, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, May 17, 1723



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare title




A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format classifi... See More  

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666141

King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #666141

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701  Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of England, Scotland, and Ireland; his Majesty has though fit to send ord... See More  

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666073

Much on the tensions with America: "God knows how this will end"...

Item #666073

April 14, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Apr. 14, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Interesting that just 5 days after this issue was printed the battle of Lexington & Concord began the Revolutionary War.

The ftpg... See More  

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665952

Washington Proclamation on coinage...

Item #665952

February 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796  



* President George Washington

* Proclamation signed in script

* U.S. coinage - copper cent




At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. It is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washing... See More  

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665938

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #665938

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The ftpg. has a lengthy letter being an: "Answer to the Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." signed in type by the President: John Adams. Also: "The Address - John Adams, President of the United States" by the young men of Boston concerning the potential for war & noting: "...when the most conciliating measures which ... See More  

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665936
Item #665936

October 03, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 3, 1795



* 18th century American title



Page 2 includes: "Naval Action in the Mediterranean" between the English & the French; also: "Republic of France - National Convention" "Annihilation of the Emigrants Lately landed in France" & other items.

Page 3 includes 7 illustrated ship ads, with 6 on the back page. Four pages, ... See More  

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665934

Samuel Johnson is found guilty of sedition and rebellion...

Item #665934

June 24, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 24, 1686 



* Samuel Johnson found guilty of seditious libel

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had




The back page has a report from Westminster noting: "This day Samuel Johnson was brought to tryal at the King's Bench-Bar upon an information of High Misdemeanor, for writing and publishing two scandalous and seditious libel... See More  

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665932

A new governor in the Caribbean Islands...

Item #665932

May 22, 1699

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22, 1699 



* New governor in Leeward Islands

* Caribbean Sea




Page 2 has a report noting: "His Majesty has been pleased to constitute Christopher Codrington Esq., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Leeward Caribee islands in America, in the room of his father Colonel Cadrington deceased...".

Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 1/... See More  

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665868

George Washington and Sam Adams...

Item #665868

June 09, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1794 



* George Washington & Samuel Adams



Pages 2 & 3 contains  very lengthy letter from the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph, concerning the troubling relationship with France, which is introduced the President, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Page 3 has a letter from the governor of Mass. sig... See More  

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665864
Item #665864

April 29, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 29, 1794 



* President George Washington letter



Page 2 has a report headed: "Proceedings of the Senate on Chief Justice Jay's appointment", which includes an introductory letter signed by him: Go. Washington.

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

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665862

Washington introduces a letter by the Secretary of State...

Item #665862

March 20, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 20, 1794 



* George Washington & Edmund Randolph



Page 2 has a letter of introduction to the Congress signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. It introduces a letter from the Secretary of State concerning: "...the vexations and spoliations on our commerce since the commencement of the European war...". The much lengthier lette... See More  

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665854

Sam Adams...

Item #665854

August 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 27, 1796



* Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts



 The front page has a full column taken up with three Acts of the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Page 2 has much reporting on the Napoleonic War, one report beginning: "Gen. Buonaparte has ordered an army of 25,000 men to penetrate into the Ecclesias
... See More  

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665848

A letter from Horatio Nelson...

Item #665848

November 21, 1795

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

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

Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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665846

Concerns about the Jay Treaty...

Item #665846

August 08, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 8, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Three-quarters of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has a document which also expresses concerns about the Jay Treaty, carrying over to page 3.

Four pages, foxing, loss at the right margin causes so... See More  

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665845

Concerns about the Jay Treaty...

Item #665845

August 01, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 1, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has a document which also expresses concerns about the Jay Treaty, carrying over to page 3.

Four pages, scattered foxing, some creases to the back leaf... See More  

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$44.00
665783

Twelve issues from 1795-1797...

Item #665783

July 01, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston  A lot of twelve issues dating from 1795-1797, each has some minor damage causing them to be in "2nd rate" condition. Several have some burn loss to the right margin. There are no portions removed.

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$92.00
665778

King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #665778

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701 



* James Francis Edward Stuart

* "The Old Pretender"



Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of E... See More  

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665775

Death of King James II...

Item #665775

September 11, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 11, 1701 



* James II of England death



The back page has an historic report of the death of King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England who was deposed during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spend the remainder of his life in exile in France.

The report from Paris dated Sept. 17 reads: "The late King fell into a lethargy on the 14th in... See More  

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$315.00
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