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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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$240.00
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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$38.00
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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$52.00
679036

Politics, and those who aim to deceive...

Item #679036

November 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1795  The front page has much centering controversies with Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury. 

Page 2 has a letter  concerning politics noting in part: "...good men were elected who are friends to the federal government...danger from the evil designs of those who aim to deceive the people by their great but false professions of... See More  

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679035

On the Treaty of Greenville, Ohio...

Item #679035

November 07, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 7, 1795  



* Treaty of Greenville



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 o... See More  

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679025

Washington authorizes copper for the mint... To run for a 3rd term?

Item #679025

June 18, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796  The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington.

The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act Respecting The Mint" detailing the ways & means of procuring copper for the minting of cents a... See More  

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679019

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #679019

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796  The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.

Four pages, some foxing, minor chipping to a portion of the right margin causing no front page... See More  

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$147.00
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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$165.00
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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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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678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail.

This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom r... See More  

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678022

Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...

Item #678022
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777  The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe.

This fascinating text is followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full pag... 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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678007

Washington crosses the Delaware... Much more...

Item #678007
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1777  This issue has much good content on the Revolutionary War, with talk of troop movements in New Jersey and the vicinity.

The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasu... See More  

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678003

Terrific & rare map of the Philadelphia vicinity... Battle of Trenton...

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity.

The map measures 12 by 14 1/2 inches and is in uncommonly... 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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677978

Map of South Pole plus much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #677978
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776  This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content.

Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed Vessels" which takes 3 pages.

Also reported here is a: "D
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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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$112.00
677945

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677945
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 1/2  by 14 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition wi
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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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677732

England and the U.S. formally exchange the ratified Jay Treaty...

Item #677732

October 31, 1795

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1795  Page 3 has a report of the formal exchange of the recently ratified Jay Treaty by the two Secretaries of State.

Datelined at Downing St., it notes: "The Ratifications of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between His Majesty and the United States of America, signed the 19th of November last, were this day exchanged by Lord Grenville... 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
... See More  

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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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677517

Napoleon Bonaparte... "Extraordinary" issue concerning the XYZ Affair...

Item #677517

June 03, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 3, 1797  The entire front page is taken up with reporting from the: "American Congress".

The back page has over a full column taken up with a report from the "Army of Italy" being a letter signed in type by: Buonaparte. Four more letters signed by him as well, on the "Engagement of La Chinse" "Battle of ... 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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677403

Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #677403

June 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796  The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit headed: "John Paul Jones" c... See More  

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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 



* Early Presque Isle State Park

* Erie, Pennsylvania




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.... See More  

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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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677327

Getting the Spanish to leave Natchez...

Item #677327

September 20, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 20, 1797  Page 3 has a nice report prefaced with: "The Following State of the Negociation relative to the American and Spanish Limits..." which concerning the Spanish leaving Natchez.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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677326

Baltimore launches the frigate Constellation...

Item #677326

September 13, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 13, 1797  Page 3 has nearly half a column taken up with a report from Baltimore beginning: "This morning...at the navy-yard of major Stodder, the builder, was launched, the United Staters Frigate, CONSTELLATION. The novelty of the scene, (she being the first frigate ever built at this port) drew forth an immense concourse of citizens... See More  

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677310
Item #677310

June 15, 1791

THE PUBLIC ADVERTISER, London, England, June 15, 1791  Various news reports of the day, almost entirely European, wide, never-trimmed margins, good condition. Four pages and printed on rather thick-stock newsprint.

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677304

Plantation news, and details on deserters...

Item #677304

February 28, 1758

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1758  The front page has some: "Plantation News" from St. John's in Antigua, otherwise mostly British content. Page 3 has most of a column taken up with; "Description Of Deserters" from the military.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677303

Newspaper lives up to its name...

Item #677303

October 20, 1772

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Oct. 20, 1772  Save for some front page news reports the entire issue is taken up with advertisements. Full red tax stamp on page 3.

Four pages, nice condition.

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677133

Washington's concerns about apportioning numbers for Congress...

Item #677133

April 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1792



* President George Washington

* United States Congress




Page 3 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning his thoughts on apportioning representatives for the House according to the first census. Hid notes his two objections. Signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... 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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677116

The Benedict Arnold/Major Andre treason plot...

Item #677116

November 14, 1780

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 14, 1780  Certainly the prime content are two very significant items: first is the nearly two column letter, signed in type by: B. Arnold, with a prefacing introduction: "As the Famous Gen. ARNOLD Has Abandoned the REBEL Service and Joined our Army at NEW YORK, we present our Readers with his Address to the Inhabitants of America taken from Rivington&#... See More  

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677096

Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677096

September 11, 1782

THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL OR NORTH AMERICAN INTELLIGENCER, Philadelphia, Sept. 11, 1782  Most of the front page is taken up with a list of the British ships lost, taken or destroyed during the Revolutionary War, listed by year.

Inside pages have various reports on the closing events of the Revolutionary War, including a defense by a person wrongly accused of: "...an abandonment of the c... See More  

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677042

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #677042

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795  Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, good condition.

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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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676980

Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676980

July 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 15, 1795  Fully half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of  the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor, Samuel Adams.

The ftpg. also has lengthy letter concerning the Jay Treaty signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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676979

Key figure in the Whiskey Rebellion is captured... John Jay resigns...

Item #676979

July 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 11, 1795  Page 2 has a report from Pittsburgh concerning the apprehension of David Bradford at New Orleans, being brought back to Pa. for his involvement in the Whiskey Rebellion.

This is followed by a report that: "...Mr. Jay has resigned the office of Chief Justice of the United States..." with a bit more.

The back page has a lengthy notice for: ... See More  

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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 



* Masonic - Freemasonry - Masons

* USS Constitution to be launched




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" ... See More  

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