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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
665587

Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...

Item #665587

March 19, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 19, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More  

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$55.00
665554

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665554

February 11, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 11, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide n... See More  

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$48.00
665553

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665553

February 10, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 10, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide ne... See More  

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665539

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665539

December 05, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed m... See More  

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665520

Signed by Samuel Adams...

Item #665520

November 26, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 26, 1796 



* Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts

* 18th century American original addresses




Page 2 has two messages addressed to the state senate concerning a resolution about presidential electors, each signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Other news of the day includes: "Embargo On Genoese Vessels" "Theatrical" and more. Several inte... See More  

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665511

Full text of Washington's Proclamation regarding Spain...

Item #665511

August 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Lengthy proclamation signed in script




A pair of issues: beginning on the ftpg. of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to pg. 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION"  by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. It is ... See More  

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$98.00
665508

Sam Adams... Building the frigate United States...

Item #665508

August 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796 



* USS United States construction

* Samuel Adams act




The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams (stain here affects 4 words). Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada".

Also a brief yet notable report from Phila... See More  

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665505

Script signature of George Washington on the front page...

Item #665505

July 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 9, 1796 



* President George Washington



Over half of the front page is taken up with the full text from Congress of: "An ACT to Ascertain & For the Military Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This was one of very few newspapers which used script type when printing documents or... See More  

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665496

George Washington document on the front page...

Item #665496

April 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796 



* President George Washington



The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingl
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$89.00
665481

George Washington & John Adams...

Item #665481

December 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1795  The ftpg. contains an address to the President concerning Washington's very recent state-of-the-union address, signed in type: John Adams, plus his response signed in script type: Go. Washington. Nice to have both Adams and Washington on the front page.

Four pages, scattered foxing, minor printing flaw at the bottom not close to mentioned conten... See More  

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665478

Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #665478

December 19, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day.

The "Speech" as it is h... See More  

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$345.00
665475

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #665475

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




The ftpg. has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", sig... See More  

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$73.00
665469

Washington on peace & security...

Item #665469

July 18, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 18, 1795 



* George Washington



Most of the front page is taken up with: "Candid Remarks on the Treaty of Amity & Commerce, Between Great Britain & the United States of America", which is the controversial Jay Treaty.

Page 2 has a letter signed by: Geo. Washington, dated June 2, 1783. One paragraph begins: "Your congratulations on t... See More  

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$63.00
665416

See the ornate and huge masthead...

Item #665416

September 24, 1784

THE ESSEX JOURNAL & THE MASSACHUSETTS & NEW-HAMPSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1784 



* Very rare publication w/ great masthead



This has to be one of the deepest mastheads of the era, with frilly script type in the top portion of it. A very graphic issue for display.

The content is quite typical from this era just after the Revolutionary War. There are many mends inside bot... See More  

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$122.00
665373

Trial and execution of the notorious pirate Captain Kidd...

Item #665373

May 12, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:



May 12, 1701  One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.

Datelined May 10, ... See More  

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665361

Thurman Munson killed... NY Yankees...

Item #665361

August 03, 1979

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, August 3, 1979 



* Catcher Thurman Munson killed

* New York Yankees baseball

* Jet airplane crash disaster




The top of page 5 has a banner headline: "Yankee catcher Thurman Munson dies in plane crash"First report coverage on the airplane crash that killed New York Yankees' star catcher, Thurman Munson.

Complete with all 8 pages, a few binding ho... See More  

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665307

George Washington writes concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #665307

November 12, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston. Nov. 12. 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has: "Indian Intelligence - Of the Creeks" which is most of a column with details on relations with them & other tribes. The report is datelined from Savannah.

Page 3 has a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington, concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, o... See More  

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665242

Benefits to Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #665242

April 01, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 1, 1794 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




The back page has an notice headed: "War Department" concerning benefits to those of military service who died or were injured. It is signed by the Secretary of War: H. Knox.

The front page has reports from the "Congress of the Unite... See More  

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665217

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665217

May 05, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 5, 1794 



* Philadelphia as the nation's capital



Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, ve... See More  

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665213

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665213

March 28, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1794 



* Philadelphia as the nation's capital



Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin,... See More  

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665212

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665212

January 02, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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665104

London newspaper in great condition, with a full red tax stamp...

Item #665104

June 23, 1788

THE MORNING HERALD, London, June 23, 1788  As might be expected much Parliamentary news and other reports from the United Kingdom. But other items as well including: "War Between Russia & Sweden" "Plague" "Parisian Topics" "Naval Intelligence" and more.

Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the ftpg., great condition.

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665094

The President's letter to Congress...

Item #665094

April 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 14, 1798  Page 2 has a letter to Congress, signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning our relations with France.

Four pages, nice condition.

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665092

License needed to be a peddler...

Item #665092

May 17, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, May 17, 1686  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which enforces the use of a license to be a peddle.

The remainder of the ftpg. and most of the bkpg. is taken up with other reports from Europe plus there are several advertisements as well.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 6 3/4 by 11 inches, a few small ink stains on the ftpg., nice condition... See More  

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665085

On the Alien and Sedition Acts...

Item #665085

February 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1799  Pg. 2 has lengthy resolution passed by the House of Representatives that reads in part: "...The sedition and alien acts this House conceive, contain nothing terrifying, but to the flagitious and designing....That it is the opinion of this House, that ought not to concur in the design of the resolutions of Kentucky."

Page 2 also has a repor... See More  

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665070

Peace with the Indians...

Item #665070

February 28, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1795  This city was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has: "Important and Pleasing Intelligence" from Fort Washington, noting: "The Indians have by their deputies generally applied for a Treaty of Peace with the United States...that preliminary article... See More  

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665062

Preaching the Gospel in the frontiers...

Item #665062

February 05, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1795 



* Episcopal Church (United States)



This was the capital of the United States at the time. Pages 2 & 3 have an address: "To the Members of the Protestant episcopal Church in the United States of America" with: "An Act of the General Convention for supporting Missionaries to Preach the Gospel on the Frontiers of ... See More  

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665006

The Virginia Governor dissolves the House of Burgesses...

Item #665006
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, July 10, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page under: "America" has very notable reports from Williamsburg, Virginia. It is prefaced with: "After his Excellency the Governor had dissolved the General Assembly, the late representatives of the people formed an association to consider off some measures to be taken for preserving the tr... See More  

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664996

Complaining about the hated Acts of Parliment...

Item #664996
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 31, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning the growing tensions between the colonies and England, noting: "...assembled at Faneuil Hall...convened to consult & advise the most effectual measures for promoting the peace & good order of his Majesty's subjects...under the present very dark & ... See More  

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664987

Ben Franklin article on dreams...

Item #664987
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, February, 1792  This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.

Items include: "...Account of the Illustrious Marquis De LaFayette..." "Origin o... See More  

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664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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664849

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette... Account of deaths from the Great Plague...

Item #664849

January 18, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lo
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$880.00
664831

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #664831
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy report: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time."

This would be the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 whic
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664817

"Report" signed in type by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #664817

January 21, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 21, 1792



* Thomas Jefferson before presidency



Beginning on the ftpg. and concluding on page 2 is a very lengthy "Report" from the Secretary of State, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. It is very difficult to find 18th century newspapers with Jefferson's signature in type.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing and a few archival mends at... See More  

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664718

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #664718

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The ftpg. has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams. A pg. 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France, with Thomas Jefferson intervening.

Four pages, good condition.

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664712

Four Acts signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #664712

July 06, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 6, 1795 



* Nice 18th century masthead



Over half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, archivally rejoined at the spine, various foxing throughout... See More  

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664706

18th century New York City...

Item #664706

February 18, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 18, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century American publication



The entire ftpg. is taken up with a report from the federal Congress concerning financial matters, etc. The bkpg. has two Acts of Congress.

Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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$38.00
664692

Mendoza & boxing as "a disgrace of society"...

Item #664692

February 02, 1790

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1790 



* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew



The back page has: "...Sir Sampson compelled Mr. Mendoza to give bail for his good behavior in future, which he did, himself in a penalty of 200 pounds...Thus the rage for boxing has received a very proper check...to be hoped the magistrates throughout the kingdom will be no less vigilant in their ende... See More  

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664690

Pirate troubles in the Caribbean...

Item #664690
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1738  There is an interesting article which takes over 2 pages and includes two pages of geometric & mathematical computations headed: "Of the Quantity of the Refraction of Light in the Moon's Atmosphere..." (see for portions).

Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Defense of the Quakers Plea against Ty
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664613

Small lot of an uncommon title...

Item #664613

February 03, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England  A lot of four issues dated Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24, 1798



* Rare 18th century title

* Unicorn masthead engraving




Each has a nice engraving in the masthead, has never-trimmed margins, various foxing throughout but not affecting any readability.

News of the day with many ads as well, several of which are illustrated. The back page of each has... See More  

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664587

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More  

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$310.00
664570

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #664570
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whi
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$93.00
664568

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #664568
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744 



* Early James Oglethorpe & Georgia

* 18th Century Netherlands map




An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniard
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664535

The Revolutionary War to end soon? Ben Franklin negotiating with the French...

Item #664535

June 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1777  Page 2 has an item concerning the Revolutionary War in America, with text including: "...that the congress had sent to Gen. Howe some proposals for a reconciliation, but such as they knew would not be accepted. It was supposed to be done to gain time. Gen Howe was...preparing to go on a secret expedition not to Philadelphia as it was thought;... See More  

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$76.00
664534

Revolutionary War content in a British newspaper...

Item #664534

January 04, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispos... See More  

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664530

Reasons why the Mass. governor needs to be removed...

Item #664530
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 3, 1768 



* Colonial America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "...arrived here from Fort Pitt & informs us that the garrison were very healthy about a fortnight ago...has been exploring the heads of the Mississippi, the Scioto, and Lake Superior...went 1500 miles to the westw... See More  

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664428

North Carolina gets a governor... The trouble in America...

Item #664428

September 19, 1768

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Sept. 19, 1768 



* Early Southern America reporting



Page 3 has a brief item noting: "The King has been pleased to appoint George Mercer, Esq., to be Lieutenant Governor of his Majesty's province of North Carolina in America."

Then a letter from Ireland beginning: "We are not in a less rebellious state here than the people in America...Y... See More  

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$32.00
664351

John Jay...

Item #664351

August 29, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1798 



* 18th century America



Page 2 has a: "Reply" which is signed in type: John Jay. The back page has an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, various foxing throughout, otherwise good.... See More  

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664333

Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

Item #664333
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from all taxes impos... See More  

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$119.00
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