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670149

News from NewYork City...

Item #670149

November 03, 1766

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 3, 1766  Page 2 is mostly taken up with news reports headed: "America" with datelines from Martinique and New York, the latter having details concerning a trial.

Four pages, handsome masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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$28.00
670145

Trouble in the colonies...

Item #670145

September 12, 1767

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Sept. 12, 1767  Page 3 contains a biting speech by the Lt. Governor of West Florida to the Assembly, noting in part: "...I find much of your attention taken up in unworthy attempts to throw reflections upon my conduct...the most insolent & shameful resolutions that any Assembly ever presented to a Governor...What must other Colonies think of you whe... See More  

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670139

Early Florida mention...

Item #670139

September 12, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 12, 1767  Page 2 has a report noting that Halifax, Nova Scotia, has: "...upwards of 300 houses have been built in that place within the course of two years...".

Another page has a report taken from "The South Carolina Gazette", mostly taken up with of the Lt. Governor of West Florida which includes: "...What most other Colonie... See More  

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$29.00
670137

Cherokees asking for peace...

Item #670137

November 11, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1760  Inside has a brief report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, noting: "Letter from Augusta...advise that about 4 days ago they were informed that the Cherokees were asking for a peace...".

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

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670130

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #670130

April 27, 1738

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, April 27, 1738 



* Early 18th century

* Rare title




This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring several issues, and is quite rare as such. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 & 3 are entirely taken up with various reports from "London".

A ... See More  

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$38.00
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
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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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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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
670090

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

Item #670090

December 14, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Dec. 14, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




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. ... See More  

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$58.00
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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$39.00
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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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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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
669911

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #669911

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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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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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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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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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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$89.00
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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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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669238

The Whiskey Rebellion... Washington's involvement...

Item #669238

November 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1794 



* Whiskey Rebellion

* General Henry Lee III




This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.

A great issue as page 2 has much on the Rebellion, including an article headed "Patriot Army" with the latest reports, one beginning: "This day the President of the United States arrived here...The resist... See More  

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669212

The Act incorporating the Massachusetts Historical Society...

Item #669212

March 15, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 15, 1794  The front page begins with: "Act to Incorporate a Society by the name of the Massachusetts Historical Society" with the text taking half of the column. Although founded 3 years previous, this act formalizes their incorporation.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, a bit close-trimmed at the bottom of the right margins, o... See More  

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669177

Choosing a location for Congress...

Item #669177

November 23, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1793  A page 3 report from Philadelphia notes: "The President of the United States, having summoned the headed of Departments, Chief Justice and other officers of the Government, to meet at Germantown, to advise on the most suitable place for the meeting of Congress; we understand, their decision was in favour of Philadelphia--where the President arri... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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669164

Charlotte Corday on Marat's murder...

Item #669164

October 02, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1793



* Chalotte Corday

* Jean-Paul Marat




On page 2 under: "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat, a principal revolutionary leader during the French Revolution.

It begins: "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last mo... See More  

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669145

Naval battle between the Ambuscade and the Boston...

Item #669145

August 17, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1793 



* Action of 31 July 1793

* Frigates HMS Boston vs. Embuscade

* French Revolutionary Wars




The front page has the Address presented to Citizen Genet upon his arrival at New York (he was the French Ambassador to the U.S. during the French Revolution), followed by his answer to the Republicans of New York, signed in type on page 2: Genet.

P... See More  

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669136

A Proclamation by John Hancock...

Item #669136

July 13, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 13, 1793  The top of page 3 has: "By His Excellency John Hancock...A Proclamation" concerning the calling the General Court to convene, with details. It is signed in type: John Hancock.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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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
669127

Signed in type by George Washington...

Item #669127

May 25, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1793 



* President George Washington



On page 2 under "Pennsylvania" is an address presented to the President "...at his house..." by a committee of "Commercial and Trading Interests" in Philadelphia supporting his Proclamation of neutrality, followed by his gracious reply, signed in type on pg. 3: Go. Washington.

Over hal... See More  

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669123

Signed by Washington & Jefferson...

Item #669123

May 08, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 8, 1793  The top of the first column has: "An Act for the Relief of Simeon Thayer" by the U.S. Congress, signed in type by the President: Go. WASHINGTON as well by the Secretary of State: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$71.00
669100

Adams' Proclamation concerning silver coinage...

Item #669100

August 16, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 16, 1797 



* President John Adams proclamation 7

* Notice of Commencement of Minting U.S. Coins




Printed by Isaiah Thomas, arguably the most famous printer in 18th century America.

The back page has a half column: "Proclamation" signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning the regulating of foreign silver coi... See More  

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$46.00
669097

Spaniards & Indians on the frontier...

Item #669097

July 19, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 19, 1797 



* President John Adams



The front page has the: "Message of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress..." regarding the Spaniards & Indians on the frontier, signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has much reporting on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress".

Four pag... See More  

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$43.00
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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$35.00
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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$68.00
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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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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$45.00
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