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670124

Quite uncommon from London...

Item #670124

October 07, 1723

THE TRUE BRITON, London, Oct. 7, 1723 



* Early 18th century



A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page includes "Advertisements" as well as more news item.

Complete as a single sheet, full red tax stamp to the... See More  

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$47.00
670121

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #670121
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  Dec. 30, 1704 



* Volume 1 - Number 22 issue

* Rare 18th century publication




A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common.

A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides, 8 by 13 inches, very discrete repair to a lower blank corner, very nice condition.

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$36.00
670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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$29.00
670114

Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Early pest-control advertisement



The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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$38.00
670108

John Floyer appointed Secretary of New-England...

Item #670108

May 24, 1715

THE POST-BOY, London, May 24, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The back page has a brief report mentioning America: "John Floyer, Esq; is appointed Secretary of New-England, in the room of Isaac Addington, lately deceas'd."

A single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, scattered foxing, two handsome engravings in the masthead. Nice c... See More  

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$48.00
670105

A handsome newspaper...

Item #670105

March 03, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, March 3, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




One of the nicer mastheads of the early 18th century with two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a post boy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The front page includes: "Tuesday last being the birthday of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the court the... See More  

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670104

News from America in 1723...

Item #670104

October 08, 1723

THE POST-BOY, London, Oct. 8, 1723 



* Rare publication w/ nice masthead



A handsome single sheet newspaper as the masthead features two very ornate & detailed engravings.

The ftpg. has a bit of American news with a report of a fire in Boston, and noting: "...escaped by jumping out of the window; but two of his apprentices are among those unhappy persons that perish'd in the... See More  

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670101

Richard Baxter convicted and sentenced...

Item #670101

July 02, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 1, 1685 and July 2, 1685 



* Richard Baxter conviction

* Puritan church leader




This is a pair of newspapers with historic reports on noted English Puritan church leader Richard Baxter, referred to by Dean Stanley as "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen".

The June 1 issue contains a back page report noting: "London, May 30. This af... See More  

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$126.00
670099

One of the less common early British newspapers...

Item #670099

September 30, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 2, 1726 



* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp




A quite uncommon title containing a wide variety of news of the day A wealth of ad including five illustrated ads on the back page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 by 13 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$46.00
670030

Rare print of the sport of sculling...

Item #670030

September 13, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1862  The front page has a print: "Race Between War and Hamill, for the Championship of the American Waters" showing the sport of sculling. There are Civil War reports inside.

The bkpg. features a cartoon: "Turning the Tables; or, a Little Sauce For the Gander".

Eight pages, good condition.

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670029

Early print of Fort Point, San Francisco...

Item #670029

August 09, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862  The front page has a print: "Fort Point--One of the Fortifications Of the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal." with a bit of detail.

Some war-related content inside including: "How To Demoralize n Army" and "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plains for the Future and more.

The bkpg. features a cartoo... See More  

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670028

Front page war print and a page 3 war map...

Item #670028

July 19, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 19, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Hoisting the Stars & Stripes by the Union Troops on the Corona Female College, Corinth, Mississippi" with some detail. Page 3 features a Civil Wa... See More  

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670026

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670026

August 02, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Gen. Anger's Brigade Passing Through Manassas Gap, En Route to Reinforce Gen. Banks." with some detail. Some war reports inside. The bkpg. has a c... See More  

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$37.00
670025

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670025

August 16, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Thirteen Inch Shell Mortar, as Used by the U.S. Government..." with some detail. Various war reporting inside including: "The President's Sp... See More  

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670023

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670023

September 06, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Westover, Near Harrison's Landing, Late Headquarters of Gen. Fitzjohn Porter". Much war reporting inside including: "Another Battle at Bull Run" and more. The ba... See More  

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670022

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670022

September 20, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Rebels Firing Into A Train Near Manassas". Much war reporting inside. The back page has a cartoon: "Photography".

Eight pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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670019

Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670019

July 12, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 12, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Building a Bridge Over the Chickahominy River & The Adjacent Swamps, Under the Guns of  the Enemy". War reports on page 3, and page 5 has a print of: "Boardman's ... See More  

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670012

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #670012

December 18, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Dec. 18, 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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$56.00
669987

Rare 18th century title....

Item #669987
THE UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR & WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 14, 1733 



* Rare 18th century publication



A very uncommon & early title we have rarely offered in our 44 years in this business. The four pages contain various news from London & elsewhere, plus advertisements taking up the entire back page.

Four pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$57.00
669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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$545.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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$72.00
669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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669557

A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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669555

Washington plans to retire...

Item #669555

October 05, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 5, 1796  Inside has a report beginning: "We learn, with the most sensible grief, that...old tried friend, Gen. WASHINGTON, the best, the most virtuous & the greatest man in the world, has evidenced his intention to resign, to retire to the calm & undisturbed walks of private life..." with more.

Four pages, handsome m... See More  

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669554

Failure of an Indian treaty...

Item #669554

August 17, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 17, 1796  The back page has: "Failure of the Late Treaty With the Indians" being a report from Savannah, Georgia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.

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669550

Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669550

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

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669548

Handsome masthead...

Item #669548

November 11, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 11, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Virginia" "New York" "Norfolk" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, de... See More  

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669546

Front page letter signed by George Washington...

Item #669546

September 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY: OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington letter signed



  The top of the first column on the front page features a letter headed: "George Washington, President of the United States of America" which concerns him no longer recognizing Thomas William Moore as the Vice Consul from England in the United States. It ... See More  

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669545

Describing construction of the First National Bank...

Item #669545

August 26, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, August 26, 1795 



* First Bank of the United States



Page 3 has a very notable report, headed: "Description o the Bank of the United States, Now Erecting in Third St., from a Design by Mr.  S. Blodget". It would be finished in 1797.

This building, The First National Bank, still stands and is a National Historic Landm... See More  

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669538

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669538

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795  Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".

Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More  

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669536

A letter from Fort Wayne... Death of Catherine the Great?

Item #669536

April 29, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 29, 1795  Page 2 has a: "...letter written by an officer in Gen. Wayne's army...Fort Wayne..." which has  content concerning the Indians there. Also a rep0rt from near Fort Hamilton.

Page 3 has: "Good News!!" which begins: "The Empress of Russia is dead..." being Catherine the Great. However... See More  

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669527

Surrender of Belgrade...

George Whitefield... Methodism... Hebrew customs...

Item #669527
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739



* Historical Jewish and Christian content

* George Whitefield

* Surrender of Belgrade



One of the articles within is headed: "Continuation  of the dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages (see photos for portions). Another article ... See More  

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669354

On Abraham Lincoln being elected...

Item #669354

November 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting




Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All ... See More  

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669134

Washington responds to the Baltimore Mechanical Society...

Item #669134

June 29, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1793  Page 2 has: "The Address of the Baltimore Mechanical Society to George Washington, President of the United States" with his reply, signed in type: George Washington.

Many illustrated ads including ships, musical instruments, houses, and stage coaches.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$62.00
669121

Appropriations for the U.S. Mint...

Item #669121

May 01, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1793 



* United States Mint

* George Washington




Taking the entire first column of the front page is: "An Act Making Certain Appropriations therein mentioned".

Included are appropriation: "...For purchasing two lots of ground, with the buildings thereon, and for erecting other buildings, and purchasing sundry materials and necessaries f... See More  

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669113

Act of Congress signed by Washington & others...

Item #669113

April 06, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 6, 1793  The front page has a lengthy Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes" signed in type by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State: Go. WASHINGTON, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson. A decorative issue as such.

Inside has content on the French Revolution.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$71.00
669096

Washington's last Act of Congress?

Item #669096

May 24, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 24, 1797  age 3 has an Act of Congress, repealing in part the: "Act Concerning Duties on Spirits Distilled within the U.S..." with more, signed in type by the President: George Washington. This was likely his last document signed as president, March 3, as Adams was inaugurated March 4.

Page 3 also has the full text of Preside... See More  

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669090

Reports from the federal congress...

Item #669090

January 25, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 25, 1797  Over half of the front page has reports from Congress headed: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" carrying over to take three-quarters of page 2 as well.

Four pages, a few indents at margins, minor foxing, good condition.

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669089

John Adams wins the 1796 Presidential election...

Item #669089

January 18, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 18, 1797



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




Page 3 has a chart showing the votes for the: "Federal Election" for President, noting the number of votes for each candidate by state. The electoral vote numbers show 71 for Adams, 68 for Jefferson, and 59 for Pinckney, which agree exactly wit... See More  

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669085

Washington responds to the Senate's address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address

* Senate's response




Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed  by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in typ... See More  

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669084

Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669084

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

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669083

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #669083

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795 



* St. Paul's, Covent Garden



Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".

Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More  

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$42.00
669075

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669075

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795 



* 18th century America

* re. John Jay Treaty




Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty..."... See More  

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669074

Governor Sam Adams document on capturing the vandals...

Item #669074

July 01, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 1, 1795 



* Uncommon title



Page 3 has a document: "By the Governour" concerning: "...bringing to justice all persons...who with force & violence did...burn a vessel lying at the Long Wharf in Boston..." signed: Samuel Adams.

Also an article: "Mr. Jay's Treaty", a controversial document at... See More  

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669073

Speech of the governor, Sam Adams...

Item #669073

June 10, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 10, 1795  Almost half of page 3 is taken up with the: "Speech" of the governor of Mass., signed in type: Samuel Adams. He discusses various topics including revisions to the state constitution.

Four pages, nice condition.

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669062

Sam Adams' state-of-the state address...

Item #669062

January 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 21, 1795 



* Governor Samuel Adams

* State of the Union Address




Page 3 has over a full column taken up with what appears to be the governor's state-of-the-state address to his legislature, headed: "Address" and signed in type: Samuel Adams. In it he includes reference to the Whiskey Rebellion in a "sister s... See More  

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669054

George Washington...

Item #669054

April 16, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 16, 1794



* President George Washington



Page 2 has a letter to Congress signed by the President: Go. Washington, being in introduction of carious letters concerning foreign affairs.

Also a report from Virginia that: "...a party of 13 persons...were attacked in the wilderness by a large party of Indians..." with more.

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$65.00
669052
Item #669052

February 20, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 20, 1794  Pages 1 and 2 contain an Act of the Mass. legislature as well as a document, both signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 has the latest report from Paris on the French Revolution, and page 3 has a report beginning: "A revolution is on foot in Louisiana. French inhabitants on the west side of the river Mississippi...ar... See More  

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669036

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

Item #669036

December 16, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 16, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "Mr. Hamilton's Explanation" which is signed by him in type: Alexander Hamilton. The controversy seems to relate to expenses for the President. Also on the ftpg. are: "Quarterly Sta... See More  

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$355.00
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