Newspapers From The 1600s and 1700s
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682530

Grant, Sherman and Sheridan working together...

Item #682530

February 21, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 21, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SOUTH CAROLINA" "Grant, Sherman and Sheridan Moving Together" "Lee Reinforcing Beauregard" "Charleston Evacuated & Admiral Dahlgren on his Way to the City" "Details of the Capture of Columbia" "Wheeler Plunders the City" "Wilmington ... See More  

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682527

Thomas Paine writes to George Washington...

Item #682527

June 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, June, 1797  Includes an interesting article: "Inconsistencies in Thomas Paine's Writings Pointed Out" which is a letter taking over a full page, beginning: "I should not have troubled you with any remarks upon a letter, which made its appearance some months ago, addressed to George Washington, president of the United States of America,... See More  

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682493

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #682493

March 08, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 8, 1798  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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682477

Ten bookplates from the 18th century...

Item #682477

March 09, 1760

LOT OF TEN BOOKPLATES, mostly (if not all) from the 1700's. Various engravings of shields and coats-of-arms, most measuring about 3 by 4 inches, mostly nice.

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682427

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settlements on the Continent of America adjacent thereto."

This map shows all of the
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682417

Letter concerning "...the ingrates of America..."

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778  Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and includes in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General ... See More  

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682416

Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest feminists...

Item #682416

April 21, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795  This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with mention of her most famous book: "The ... See More  

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682415

Rare title from the 1600's...

Item #682415

May 28, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, May 28, 1689  The year of this issue is printed in the dateline of the lead article on the front page, as the dateline contains only the month and day.

This is issue #24 of a short-lived title which existed to report on the ongoing disputes between the Scots and English. The entire front page is ... See More  

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682414

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #682414
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the ... See More  

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682413

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #682413

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716  Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.

The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Office, as pay-master of the guards and garrison."

Christopher Wren is one of ... See More  

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682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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682372

A rare and early title from Dublin, Ireland...

Item #682372

January 24, 1711

THE EXAMINER, Dublin, January 24, 1710-11  Depending on which calendar was being used, the year was 1710 or 1711 (the latter by our current calendar).  The entire issue is one lengthy political commentary. The imprint appears at the bottom of page 4: "Dublin: Printed at the Old Post-Office in Fishshamble Street, 1711".

This is the volume 1, number 25 issue. Four pages, 5 3/4 b... See More  

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682370

From Germany during the Revolutionary War...

Item #682370
INTELLIGENZ-BLATT [Intelligence Sheet], Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 14, 1778  Above the title, translated, is "Most Priviledged".

An interesting title from during the American Revolutionary War. I am not aware of American content due to the German text, but given Hessian involvement in the war, some interest in American affairs would be logical.

Eight pages, 9 by 7 inches, very nice co... See More  

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682361

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #682361

August 03, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 3, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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682360

Interesting title & newspaper...

Item #682360

July 07, 1787

OLLA PODRIDA, Oxford, England, July 7, 1787  Although having a Spanish name (translates to "any miscellaneous collection or assortment") this newspaper is in English. The content is essentially a lengthy editorial on a topic.

Complete in six pages, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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682359

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

Item #682359

November 25, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Nov. 25, 1723  A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is often 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 classified it as a pamphlet and therefore no t... See More  

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682358

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #682358

June 14, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], June 17, 1746  An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet.

Six pages, 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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682355

Uncommon title...

Item #682355

February 15, 1753

THE SCOURGE, London, Feb. 15, 1753  A very curious and uncommon newspaper from England done in editorial format, popular with other titles at that time as well. It was published "By Oxymel Busby, Esq." as noted in the masthead. This newspaper lasted but 81 issues.

Single column format with 6 pages, 7 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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682351

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #682351

June 21, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, June 21, 1753  This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

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at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial p... See More  

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682291

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #682291

November 23, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, November 23, 1641  The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential back... See More  

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682288

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

Item #682288
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, Ludgat
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682287

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

Item #682287
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, Ludgat
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682284

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #682284

November 25, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 25, 1795  Published by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, some foxing, a bit irrregular at the spine, some rubbing to upper folds of the front page

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682265

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #682265

April 21, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 21, 1794



* Nice 18th century American publication



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

Four pages, a little irregular at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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682219

Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... See More  

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682214

The immigrant issue in America in 1787...

Item #682214

May 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787  Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of... See More  

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682171

Rare, early title...

Item #682171
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Nov. 20, 1731 



* Rare 18th century publication



A quite rare title from England with a very early date. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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682060

Building a lighthouse on Cape Henry... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #682060

September 29, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 29, 1790 



* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)

* Funding Act of 1790




The front page has a short item signed: H. Knox, Secretary of War, concerning payments to wounded veterans of the Revolutionary War. The front page also has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, wher
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681916

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

Item #681916

February 01, 1707

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734



* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)

* Nice masthead engravings (different)




As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 wi... See More  

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681886

God is Dead Debate...

Item #681886

January 09, 1966

NEW YORK TIMES, January 9, 1966  Page E-7 has the noteworthy article: "'God is Dead' Debate Widens", written by John Cogley, which tells of the "God is Dead Movement" espoused by theologian, Dr. Thomas Altizer, of Emory University. Included is a cartoon reprinted from Christianity Today. It is interesting to note this article was printed a few month's prior to ... See More  

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681751

America must remain vigilant...

Item #681751

January 19, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1793  Page 3 has a great letter beginning: "The important struggle now is how America shall preserve her Liberty and Equality! For it is unbecoming her after she has contended with the power of Great Britain & conquered, that she must depend solely on the success of France for their continuance!...".

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681728

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

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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681697

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  



* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram




There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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681528

Naval reports from the French & Indian War in America...

Item #681528

March 22, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 22, 1759  Page 2 has naval reports from the French & Indian War: "The Phila, Capt. Farmer, from New York...was taken the 17th of February by the Sampson privateer of Bayonne..." with more reports mentioning New York and South Carolina.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches, red tax stamp on the front page, great condition.... See More  

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681520

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #681520

May 20, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 20, 1796 



* 18th century American publication



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

Four pages, some wear at one of the top folds, bit of foxing, ge... See More  

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681513

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1676...

Item #681513

December 14, 1676

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, December 14, 1676



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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

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681502

Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 



* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison




An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."  

Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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681443

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #681443

June 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1787  Included near the back is nearly half a page headed: "American News" which begins: "The present state of America is rather to be deplored than envied..." concerning its financial situation, including; "...America, like every other rising state, must have much to struggle with before it can arrive at opulence...".

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681404

President John Adams' reply... Bonaparte's expedition...

Item #681404

April 10, 1799

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 10, 1799  Page 2 has an address of the North Carolina legislature to the President expressing their concerns about the situation with France, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Other news of the day includes: "Bonaparte's Expedition" "Army Of Italy" "Ireland" and more. The back page has 7 illustrated a
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681296

Loyalists are leaving Charleston...

Item #681296

December 19, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 19, 1782  Page 3 has various reports concerning America including  a note from Paris, and then  various New York datelines from the New York Gazette. These reports include: "...passed a bill promising restoration to their property & protection to their person who have employed themselves in plunders and devastation upon the Connec... See More  

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681282

The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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681266

Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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681263

Growing tea in the Carolinas rather than importing it...

Item #681263

March 03, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1764  Page 6 has a curious article headed: "Of The Culture of the Tea Plant in Carolina" is an interesting report on attempts to grow tea in the colonies for their own consumption. It is signed: Americanus.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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681210

Critical of the Howes in New York...

Item #681210

December 21, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1779 



* Revolutionary War era newspaper



Page 2 has a letter from New York to his friend in Savannah, Georgia, noting in part: "With a body of 12,000 men we do---nothing! The rebels are the only active people here. Such are the blessed effects of the 3 years campaigns under the Howes...We have changed our chief, it is true, but I cannot s... See More  

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681206

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #681206

June 26, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, June 26, 1708 



* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original




From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pr... See More  

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681203

Ships for America... Fire in Frankfort's Jewish district...

Item #681203

January 31, 1719

THE POST-BOY, London, January 31, 1719 



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




One of the more decorative 18th century issues with two ornate engravings in the masthead, and the first letter on the ftpg. very embellished.

The front page has several items including a report from Frankfort: "A great Fire in the Jews Street hath consumed here about a hundred and te... See More  

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681128

People of Kentucky address Congress... The French Revolution...

Item #681128

July 04, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1789  Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an: "...Address of the Inhabitants of Kentuckey...to the United States in Congress Assembled" concerning the commercial interests of Kentucky. A very early items on Kentucky which was not yet a state. Great to have on the front page.

An inside page has  over two columns take up with: &qu... See More  

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681123

Death of John Hancock in his hometown newspaper...

Item #681123

October 09, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 9, 1793 



* John Hancock death (1st report)

* Declaration of Independence signer

* 1st Massachusetts Governor

* From his hometown (rare)




Curiously, the ftpg. includes "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving By His Excellency John Hancock, Governor..." carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed by him in type: John Hancock.

Contrast t... See More  

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