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647237

The will and funeral of Samuel Johnson...

Item #647237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1784  Among the articles are: "Abstract of the Will of the late Justice Russell" which includes a full page plate of him (see photos). Also: "A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Samuel Johnson" which takes 12 pages; and "Antiquities in London Described", "Dr. Johnson's Will & the Ceremonial of his funeral... See More  

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$42.00
647209

An "Extraordinary" issue from 1735...

Item #647209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, being the "Extraordinary" edition which followed the July, 1735 issue--rarely found. See the photo for the title/index page which includes a nice engraving of St. John's Gate. Most of this issue is taken up with: "Several Poems upon Life, Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell...", plus content on "Proceedings and Debates in the First Se... See More  

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647205

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647205
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... See More  

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647204

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #647204
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: ... See More  

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647201

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647201
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... See More  

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647199

Sir Francis Drake... Numismatic interest...

Item #647199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1740 



Most of a page is taken up with two charts headed: "Monies and Coins of Asia and Africa" with subheads: "Accounts Are Kept" and "Coins their Value" (see photos) with a related article on the facing page.



A notable set of articles has "Life of Sir Francis Drake Continued--He Begins his
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647194

A Free Thinker's Religion... On Conjugal Love...

Item #647194
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1732  The issue begins with 26 pages of "A View of the Weekly Disputes & Essays in this Month". This section has various reports from the many newspapers in England including the London Journal, The Craftsman, Applebee's Journal, Universal Spectator, Fog's Journal, the Free Briton, the Weekly Register, and more. These newspa... See More  

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647193

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #647193
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: ... See More  

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647156

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #647156
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More  

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647135

Franklin is returning to America after five years in Paris...

Item #647135

August 07, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The ftpg. includes a report: "That able & ingenious veteran Dr. Franklin is preparing to leave Paris (where he has resided five years with great credit to himself, & profit to his country) to return to America...". Also reports concerning articles for peace & negotiations with some Caribbean Islands as it relates to the ... See More  

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647107

Early report from America... Boston...

Item #647107

October 08, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 8, 1767 



* Colonial era original

* Early report from America




An inside page has: "America -- Boston, New England" (see images).

The back page has: "Translation of a Letter from M. De Voltaire to the Russian Ambassador at Paris". The back page also has a report from Corsica.

The balance of the issue is taken up with various r... See More  

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647080

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: king wants his ships back...

Item #647080
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779  The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America. But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyne & his defeat at Saratoga, taking several pages & includes: "...The army I commanded,... See More  

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647076

American Indies... early masonic...

Item #647076
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among t... See More  

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647070

America tries to remain neutral...

Item #647070

June 27, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1793  Page 3 has: "A Bill" titled: "An Act more Effectually to Prevent, during the Present War Between Great Britain & France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being Given to, His Majesty's Enemies."

The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, ver... See More  

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647069

France to slip back to a monarchy?

Item #647069

August 24, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with the conclusion of: "Vindication of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain" which was the controversial Jay Treaty. Pg. 2 has: "New French Constitution" which is to be made up of 3 branches, but also noting: "...chief defect in this new constitution proposed for France s... See More  

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647064

A Proclamation from the infamous "Queen" Margaret Nicholson...

Item #647064

January 19, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISE, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1787  The ftpg. has a fascinating: "Proclamation - By the Queen Margaret" who was actually the infamous Margaret Nicholson, who the previous year attempted to assassinate King George III some months prior. She was ultimately determined to be inside and was committed to the asylum at Bedlam, England. She had claimed--a... See More  

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647042

Nice map of a part of London...

Item #647042
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1753  This issue begins with: "Some Account of the New Roads in Surry from Westminster Bridge" which is accompanied by a very nice foldout map measuring 10 by 14 1/2 inches, showing the south side of the River Thames but includes the Tower of London as well as portions of Westminster, plus both London Bridge & Westminster Bridge (see ph... See More  

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647035

Concerning the Stamp Act...

Item #647035
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765  Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more.

Further on is &quo... See More  

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647034

Washington's letter to the English historian Catherine Macaulay...

Item #647034

February 01, 1786

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1786  Among the articles are: "Skeleton of Henry the First Doubted" "Original Letters of Gen. Washington & Mrs. Macaulay" "Moral & Intellectual Excellence of the Fair Sex" and so much more.

Near the back is "Foreign Intelligence" which includes news items from the Caribbean (see images) plus "Ame... See More  

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647033

Boundary disputes over Georgia, Florida and Carolina...

Item #647033
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1737  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Why Riots fewer but More Dangerous in Scotland than England" "England Easier to be Conquer'd than Scotland" "Address to Ladies who Wear White Stockings" and more. One of the articles is titled: "Of The Colony of Georgia" and begins: "... See More  

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647032

Botany Bay... Rules for servants... Indian skirmishes in America...

Item #647032
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1786 Inside has nearly a full page relating to Botany Bay being established as a penal colony, headed: "The Botany Bay Business Defended" which is a critical response to the lengthy Botany Bay discussion in the previous issue (see Gentleman's Magazine for November, 1786). One bit mentions: "...they have now comfortable beds. Former... See More  

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646966

The election of Washington as the first President, and so much more...

Item #646966
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789 



* George Washington's election victory

* Arrival in New York City for inauguration




A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of C... See More  

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646941

The King pardons deserters...

Item #646941

November 29, 1796

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 29, 1796  Half of the ftpg. text is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION For Pardoning such Deserters from His Majesty's Marine Forces as shall return into His Majesty's Service on or Before the 31st Day of December...".

Twelve pages, 7 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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646897

From colonial Boston...

Item #646897

March 14, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 14, 1768



* Pro-British American publication



Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." Other various news of the day from both Europe and th... See More  

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646770

Quite rare & early newspaper...

Item #646770

April 29, 1736

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, April 29, 1736  This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 3/4  by 14 3/4 in.). 

This title only published for 4 years. A few essays plus news of the day.

Complete in four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, nice condition. A rare opportunity to add a scarce title to your 18th century coll... See More  

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646467

H.M.S. Victory reported lost at sea...

Item #646467
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1744 



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



Certainly the most notable report in this issue is the report of 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: &
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646410

Rhode Island & Jamaica loyal to King James II...

Item #646410

July 23, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 23, 1685 



* James II of England

* Rye House Plot




The prominent feature of this single-sheet issue is the front page report and letter from the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island, expressing their loyalty to the new king (King James II) upon his ascension to the throne after the death of his brother, King Charles II. Included also is a similar le... See More  

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646274

The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York...

Item #646274

September 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767



* Multiple reports from America



Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... See More  

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646266

The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York...

Item #646266

September 29, 1767

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 29, 1767



* The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York & Albany



The front page has an order for a day of "General Mourning for his late Royal Highness Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany." Other items on the front page provide how this day of mourning is to be carried out. Prince Edward is the namesake of Prince Edward County, Virgi... See More  

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646260

Plate of the Great White Owl... Map of English canal...

Item #646260
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1771  Most of a column is taken up with: "Mr. Brahm's Observations on the American Coast" which seems to deal with areas in Florida and the Caribbean (see). There is also a brief article on "The Great White Owl" which begins: "This elegant species is found in the countries round Hudson's Bay & in the Northern ... See More  

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646246

Loyalists in New York are in fear of their safety...

Item #646246

October 16, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 16, 1782  Page 3 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which is a detailed letter by a committee of Loyalists in New York who express great concerning about their safety & future should England grant the American colonies independence. One bit note: "...But should the great event of the Independency of the Thirteen Co... See More  

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646221

The President responds to Maryland...

Item #646221

March 13, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 13, 1799 



* 18th century American title



The front page has an appeal: "To Delinquent Customers" signed in type by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas. Also: "A Proclamation" for a day of fasting, humiliation & prayer, by the governor. And also an "...Answer of the President to the General Assembly of ... See More  

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646146

Supporting the Americans... Trouble with the Creek Indians...

Item #646146

April 16, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 16, 1774  Over a full column on page 6 is taken with with a report from Charleston relating to the trouble with the Creek Indians (see).

The back page has an item which notes: "A writer treating of the present disputes relative to the Bostonians says, 'It is true, we did assist America in the late war, but did they not assist us, for whilst we ke... See More  

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646048

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #646048

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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645992

How wrong they were!

Item #645992

January 27, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1774 



* Prelude to the Revolutionary War

* Original reporting from the enemy




The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping tro... See More  

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645990

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #645990

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...".

Inc... See More  

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645986

On the growth of the new American republic...

Item #645986

February 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1787  Included are over 3 pages taken up with: "Judge Pendleton's Animated Charge to Grand Juries of South Carolina" which is prefaced with a note: "Those who have attended to the revolutions of empires, and marked the slow progress of infant states towards greatness, will not be surprised that all the unhappy consequences have ha... See More  

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645984

The card game of Quadrille...

Item #645984
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1787  Among the articles: "On the Game of Quadrille" which is a type of card game from the 18th century. The article takes over a full page and is very descriptive. Near the back is half a column of news headed: "America" with information from a letter arrived from Philadelphia. Much news from England as well.

Included are both... See More  

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645898

A hostile ship encounter off Long Island...

Item #645898

December 09, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1760  Page 5 has over half a column headed: "America" with a New York dateline. The report details a hostile naval encounter off Long Island between the ships Sampson and the Winchester.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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645845

Latest news from America...

Item #645845

December 27, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1763  Page 5 has reports headed "America" with datelines from Boston and New York with the latest news in those parts, including mention of trouble with Indians (see).

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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645766

Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #645766

June 15, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1769 



* Breaking the Non-Importation agreement



Page 2 has a report from New York concerning some people who imported goods contrary to the non-importation agreement, and the  four points on how such situations are going to be dealt with.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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645715

Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint...

Item #645715

June 19, 1760

PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760  This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More  

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645712

1799 Walpole, New Hampshire...

Item #645712

July 29, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, July 29, 1799 



* Heraldic eagle masthead



Page 2 has an article: "Assassination of the French Deputies" which begins: "After the rivers of blood through which the prime agents of the French Revolution have waded; & the sacrifices made in the great slaughter house by the guillotine, the drownings... See More  

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645597

Layout for a colonial town in America... Print of a Patagonian penguin...

Item #645597
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769   Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such ... See More  

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645581

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #645581

March 10, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4  (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used).



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this t... See More  

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$55.00
645529

The French & Indian War...

Item #645529
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1755  Among the articles within are: "A Succinct Account of Disorders lately cured at Stockholm by Electrification..." "Origin of Chivalry from Voltaire" "A Female Impostor in France Detected" and so much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including... See More  

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645467

News from America...

Item #645467
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1760  Among the articles in this issue are: "A Treatise on Canine Madness" "On The High Price of Candles" "Reflections by M. Maubert on the Importance of Canada" "A Description of Montreal & the Adjacent Country" "Some Account of Carisbrook Castle in the Isle of Wight..." which is accompanied by ... See More  

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$19.00
645430

Nothing new under the sun...

Item #645430

June 21, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 21, 1793  Page 2 has a curious & lengthy letter which begins: "The prevailing opinion in the minds of many, that so great a length of time has elapsed since the creation, that every discovery & improvement which the human intellects are capable of, has been made, and that 'there is no new thing under the sun', has... See More  

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645129

More on Moody's book on America...

Item #645129

January 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 2, 1783  Page 2 has some content concerning independence of America (see), and page 5 is entirely taken up with the continued: "Further Extracts From the Printed Narrative of Lieutenant James Moody's Exertions and Sufferings in the Cause of Government in North America".

The bkpg. has a paragraph noting: "...advices came from America, no ... See More  

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645101

Results of the election for governor... Naval news...

Item #645101

June 02, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798  Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.

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$17.50
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