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679578

Cottingham Village and Church (1797)...

Item #679578
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for, including one showing the Cottingham Church and family monuments. A corresponding article provides considerable details regarding this ancient country village.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inc... See More  

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679573

Oliver Cromwell print... Thanks for Horatio Nelson...

Item #679573
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1799  Among the two plates called for is one with a nice print of Oliver Cromwell as well as a view of Cockermouth Castle (see) with related text for both. Near the back is a letter from Horatio Nelson answering the vote of thanks of the British House of Commons for his victory in the Battle of the Nile, signed: Nelson.

Complete in 96 pages, full titl... See More  

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679570

Six letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #679570

May 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798  A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.

These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster &  Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington & Bridgetown, N.J., and ... See More  

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679557

Perhaps the very first vegan of note...

Item #679557

April 28, 1694

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, April 28, 1694  This interesting question/answer format newspaper begins with a question concerning: "...Robert Cooke...and why he doth not eat fish, flesh; milk, butter &etc. nor drink wine nor beer...nor wear woolen clothes (but linnen)...".  Cook's answer is lengthy and detailed.

Robert Cook was an Irish eccentric farmer & ... See More  

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679551

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1672...

Item #679551

May 26, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 26, 1673



* 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 3/4... See More  

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679514

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #679514

June 22, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 22, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue ap... See More  

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679462

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #679462

March 31, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the 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... See More  

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679277

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #679277

June 17, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 17, 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, measuri... See More  

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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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679233

Launch of the U.S. brig President Adams...

Item #679233

August 07, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution.

A page 2 item from Pittsburgh has: "A new brig, the property of the United States, called President Adams, was launched on Rouge River, six miles from Detroit...She carries 18 guns & is remarkably ha... See More  

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679174

Ben Franklin on the morals of chess...

Item #679174
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1787  Within is an interesting article titled: "The Morals Of Chess, By Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia" which takes nearly two pages. The article begins: "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life are to be acquired & strengthened by it..."... See More  

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679168

The slave trade... William Wilberforce... General Wayne slaughters the Indians...

Item #679168
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  July, 1790



* African slave trade

* William Wilberforce

* Indians massacred




Included is an interesting article on an: "Apparatus of Humanity" with a related full page print captioned: "Apparatus For Communicating Heat to Bodies Apparently Dead" (see). Also a review of a new book: "The Slave Trade Indispensable; in Answer t... See More  

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679166

The "white" negro boy... To John Hancock on the Stamp Act... Map of Bridgetown in Barbadoes...

Item #679166
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766 



* re. Stamp Act repealed

* John Hancock letter

* Bridgetown, Barbadoes map




One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter take... See More  

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679163

General Murray on retiring from Quebec...

Item #679163

September 01, 1766

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1766  Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.

News under: "British North America" includes an address from the Council in Quebec to Governor James Murray on his retirement from that position, with his response to the Council. Further on are more letters to... See More  

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679116

Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...

Item #679116

June 06, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More  

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679082

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1681...

Item #679082

January 30, 1681

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 30, 1681



* 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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679066

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #679066

December 27, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 27, 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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679035

On the Treaty of Greenville, Ohio...

Item #679035

November 07, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 7, 1795  Page 2 has an interesting letter from a soldier at the "Head Quarters, Greenville" in which he describes the vicinity: "...much pleased with this country...mere trifle here to procure the necessaries of life. The sod is exceedingly good & the climate is healthy. This place is near the head of a branch of the Mississippi and of St. L... See More  

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678878

A 1690's discussion regarding "eating blood"...

Item #678878

May 08, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, May 8, 1694



* Rare 17th century publication

* Is the eating of Blood lawful?

* Jews... Christians...




The entire issue is dedicated to answering the question of whether it is "lawful" for Christians to "Eat Blood", and the difference between the Christians and Jews in this regard. Considering the ongoing "Jewish Blood Libe
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678775

News from America: the Stamp Act...

Item #678775

March 16, 1782

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 



* Rare 18th century title

* re. the Stamp Act




Page 2 has a report which mentions: "After the stamp act took place in America, the news printers there put a large black border round their  newspapers, to denote their being in mourning; and we hear from Cleveland in Yorkshire, that a wag in that neighbourhood has copied the exam... See More  

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678713

Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #678713

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 



* Patrick Henry's death 

* 18th century original 




On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a &... See More  

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678461

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #678461

April 28, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 28, 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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678364

17th century from London... 1681 original...

Item #678364

December 03, 1681

THE OBSERVATOR, London, Dec. 3, 1681



* Woman publisher



This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of this issue is that the... See More  

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678085

1929 Detroit Study nightclub fire...

Item #678085

September 21, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 21, 1929



* The Study club fire

* Detroit, Michigan disaster

* Illegal prohibition era nightclub




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "18 DIE, 47 INJURED IN FIRE AND PANIC IN DETROIT CABARET" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the prohibition era Detroit, Michigan nightclub fire disaster shortly before the great stock market... See More  

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678021

Americans compelled to declare independence... Howe & Cornwallis retreat to New York...

Item #678021
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1777  The issue begins with a continuation of the: "Debate in the House of Lords...relative to the American War" taking over 5 pages & with much on the Revolutionary War. One bit notes: "...That America never aimed at independence till she was compelled to it by our harsh conduct; and that she is at least unanimous in one thing, n... See More  

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678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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678009

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #678009
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 (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice, clean condition (see). There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see for portions).

There is also another artic... See More  

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677981

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
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677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 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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677963

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #677963

December 29, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 6 & 27 and March 6, 1694



* Rare 17th century publication

* Lot of 3 issues over 325 yrs. old




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/a
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677898

The effects of opium...

Item #677898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763 



* Effects of opium in the 18th century



Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp... See More  

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677781

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #677781

January 10, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 10, 1679



* From the 17th century

* Rare variant publication




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Courant: Or, The Jesuits Memoirs".

Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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677729

The Revolutionary War... A map of Cambridge...

Item #677729
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1776  Articles include a continued: "Debate on the second Reading of the Bill for Prohibiting all Intercourse with the Colonies in Rebellion" & "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists Since the Passing of the Boston Port Bill" includes some good talk on the British evacuating Boston, mentioning that: "...Long Is... See More  

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677726

1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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677709

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677709
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition wi
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677609

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

Item #677609

August 04, 1798

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



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 3 slave related ads. (see)

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

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677552

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #677552

May 25, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 25, 1668



* 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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677502

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

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



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
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677402

Sale of land at Presque Isle...

Item #677402

June 18, 1796

THE HERALD, A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New-York, June 18, 1796  The back page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acreage lots in the "Triangle Presque Isle". An "Aaron Burr" is listed as one of the managers of the company.

Four pages, nice condition.

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677328

Arrival of a slave ship at Savannah...

Item #677328

September 23, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York Sept. 23, 1797  



* Slaver ship Agenoria (Brig)

* African slaves trade - slavery

* Savannah, Georgia arrival




Page 3 has an interesting report from Savannah with a tongue-in-check heading: "The Land Of Liberty!!  A Curiosity!!!", the report noting: "Just arrived from Cape Mount on the ...coast of Africa, the ship Agenor... See More  

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677239

Creation of the United States Marine Corps, from the city where it happened...

Item #677239

July 14, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, July 14, 1792  A very historic issue on the history of the United States military. Specifically, it contains the Act of Congress formally creating the Marine Corps.

Taking an entire column on page 2, and headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, is: "AN ACT For Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps" signed i... See More  

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677131

A report on the Treasury...

Item #677131

August 25, 1788

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 25, 1788  All of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the U.S. Treasury. Page 3 has some news of the day, but most of the issue is taken up with a wealth of advertisements including 11 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677119

Why the President needs a title...

Item #677119

November 21, 1798

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1798  The front page has an interesting item stating the reason for needing a formal title for the President of the United States so as not to be confused with presidents of other institutions.

Page 3 has a report concerning the arrival of the President in New York with comments on the conclusion of his trip through the eastern states.

Four pages... See More  

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676988

Gentleman's newspaper from 17th century England...

Item #676988

June 11, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, June 11, 1692



* Rare 17th century title



This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

This newspaper was done in question/answer format. This newspaper was published at a time when there weren't
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676972

Paul Revere, Masonic Grand Master... Frigate Constitution to be launched...

Item #676972

September 09, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept.  9, 1797  The top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, including an engraving of the Masonic seal, with the notice signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master".

Page 2 has a brief yet notable item datelined "Navy Yard, Boston" noting: "The constructor has the honor to inform his fellow citizens,... See More  

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676958

Early Boston newspaper...

Item #676958

February 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 8, 1797 



* 18th century American original



Perhaps the most successful newspaper in America after the Revolutionary War with various news and ads of the day.

The entire front page is taken up with: "Documents" accompanying the message of the President, being a letter to Mr. Pinckney, America's ambassador to France.

Four pages, minor lo... See More  

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676828

Honors to Ben Franklin... No more slave trade...

Item #676828

March 01, 1794

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1794  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back two pages contains news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "A Humorous Description of Mortality, said to be written by the late Jonathan Swift...". Also a lengthy: "Extract from the Journal of the Society of 1789...the following Eulog... See More  

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676796

Great on the inauguration of the President & Vice President...

Item #676796

March 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1797  The most notable report is near the back being a fine account of the: "Presidential Inauguration" with good derail. This is followed by: "Speech" being John Adams's inaugural address taking nearly 3 pages. 

This is followed by: "After concluding his speech, the President descended from his seat to receiv... See More  

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676763

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

Item #676763

August 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796  A pair of issues: beginning on the front page of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to page 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 signed in script type at its conclusion: Geo. Washington.

This was one... See More  

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676678

Capture of Fort Frontenac...

Item #676678
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758  The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War  prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario.

The report begins: &... See More  

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$85.00
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