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677921

Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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677913

Trial of Lincoln's assassins...

Item #677913

June 14, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 14, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

* Conspirators - assassins




The top of the first column on the front page has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial On Tuesday" "Inquiry into Payne's Alleged Insanity" and more concerning the trial of those who conspired to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Eight pages, uncut and untrimmed, a ... See More  

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677880

A failed slave insurrection in Virginia...

Item #677880
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1802  Among the news reports near the back under "America" is a report which tells of a quelched slave revolt in Virginia which is related to the more famous Gabriel's Conspiracy of 1800. It reads: "A letter from Richmond, Virginia...states that an insurrection of the negroes at Petersburgh, Norway, had been discover in tim
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677875

Death of Napoleon Bonaparte... Coronation of King George IV...

Item #677875
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1821  The most notable content is the very nice "Obituary" of "Napoleon Buonaparte" as the article is headed.

With a dateline of May 5 the report begins: "At St.Helena, of a lingering illness, which had confined him to his bed for upwards of forty days, Napoleon Buonaparte. He desired that after this death his body should b... See More  

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677874

Coronation of King George IV... On the death of Napoleon...

Item #677874
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1821  The prime feature is the lengthy article: "The Coronation" which takes six pages covering the historic coronation of King George IV (see for portions). Included are the four very nice foldout plates showing the coronation ceremonies, and terrific to have the report and plates in a London magazine. 

Also of significance is: &q... See More  

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677873

Early report on the death of Napoleon... Admission of Missouri to the Union... Major Andre's bones...

Item #677873

August 18, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821  Inside has: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England.

Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union, which happened just 8 days prior. Included is the: "Proclamation - By the Presid... See More  

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677872

Death of Buonaparte... Slavery... Norway... Coins...

Item #677872

August 25, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 25, 1821  The top of page 2 has a report with a small heading: "Napoleon Bonaparte"  which begins: "The reported decease of this man is confirmed by an arrival at Boston from Liverpool. The particulars have been received direct from St. Helena...He died on the 5th of May after an illness of six weeks, the last two weeks only cons... See More  

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677871

Death of Napoleon Bonaparte... Slave trade... William Wilberforce...

Item #677871

September 08, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1821  Beginning on page 2 is a report of the death of: "Napoleon Bonaparte" which is prefaced with: "The following particulars are interesting, and seem necessary to assist in affording an account of the exit of the man who, for so many years, had occupied the attention of all the civilized world..." with a subhead: "Official A... See More  

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677862

Haymarket Affair...

Item #677862

May 07, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, May 7, 1886



* Haymarket Square riot

* Chicago IL Illinois

* Anarchy - Anarchists




The front page has one column headings that include: "ORDER NOW REIGNS" "The Chicago Police Raiding Socialists' Quarters..." "LABOR TROUBLES" and more. Lengthy text.

Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches... See More  

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677855

Incorporating the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts...

Item #677855

May 12, 1886

PITTSFIELD EVENING JOURNAL--SUPPLEMENT, Massachusetts, May 12, 1886 



* Creating the city charter 

* Pittsfield, MA charter




This is a significant "Supplement" issue for the city of Pittsfield, as most of the front page is taken up with:



"THE FULL TEXT" "Of The Proposed City Charter" "An Act to Incorporarte the City of Pittsfield" as the on... See More  

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677854

Meridian race riot of 1871... Ku Klux Klan...

Item #677854

March 07, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1871



* Meridian MS Mississippi

* Race riot - Freedmen

* KKK Ku Klux Klan




The bottom of page 5 has small one column heading: "Fatal Affray In Mississippi", followed by brief text - this being 1st report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.

Other news of the day and period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wea... See More  

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677852

1867 L. Harris Hiscock murder... Albany...

Item #677852

June 06, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1867



* L. Harris Hiscock assassination

* New York State Assembly - Albany

* General George W. Cole




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE ALBANY TRAGEDY" "The Prisoner Visited By His Wife" "Sketches of Mr. Hiscock and General Cole" and more.

Complete with 12 pages, good condition.... See More  

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677829

Surrender of Detroit in the War of 1812...

Item #677829

September 07, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 7, 1812  The front page contains two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Page 2 has a number of War of 1812 reports including: "Latest from the Western Frontier" also: "General Orders" signed by William Hull and Isaac Brocks (some text loss here, see photos).

Also: "Gen. Brock's Proclam... See More  

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677822

War-related reports from Sandusky, Upper Canada...

Item #677822

August 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 13, 1812  The ftpg. has an interesting: "Moral & Physical Thermometer". Also two Acts of Congress, one for "...appropriation for the defense of the maritime frontier & for the support of the Navy of the U.S."

Page 2 has several reports from "Sandusky, Upper Canada" relating to the War of 1812 reports.

Four pages, nice... See More  

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677805

Fugitive slave Charles Nalle... Rescued by Harriet Tubman...

Item #677805

April 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1860 



* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle

* Rescued by Harriet Tubman

* Slaves - slavery




Page 7 has a notable report headed: "Exciting Fugitive Slave Case in Troy" concerns the case of Charles Nalle, a rather notable fugitive slave. It begins: "At noon to-day U.S. Deputy Marshal Holmes arrested a colored man in this city, named Charles Nalle, ... See More  

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677795

Africans celebrate the abolition of the slave trade...

Item #677795

July 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812  The front page has three Acts of Congress signed by President James Madison, One for: "Making further provision for the Army of the United States" from this early period in the War of 1812. Other war-related items on page 2.

But the most notable content is on page 3 headed: "Thanksgiving" which begins: "The Afri... See More  

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677787

On the even of war with England...

Item #677787

June 11, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 11, 1812  On the even of war with England, this issue has some reports relating to our relations with the British. Some articles include: "The Armies - Gov. Hull is to Command the Western Army" "Latest from England" "Indian Hostilities" and more.

Four pagers, light foxing, good condition.

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677754

Last of the American slave ships... Returning a slaave... Gold in Colorado...

Item #677754

December 21, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 21, 1858  The front page has: "Gold From Pike's Peak" which includes A nice letter from "Camp on Cherry Creek, K.T." or Kansas Territory, as Colorado was part of it at that time.

Page 2 has: "Slave Excitement in Elmira" "A Slave Returning with His Master--The Colored People Attempt to Detain Him". Then: "Arrival from the ... See More  

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677753

Fund-raising event to support what is now Mount Sinai Hospital...

Item #677753

October 29, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1858  Of special note is a back page article taking three-quarters of a column headed: "The Jews' Hospital" "Dinner and Ball in Aid of Its Funds".

This hospital is now known as Mount Sinai, one of the more notable hospitals in the world. It was dedicated just 3 years precious, with mention in this article of Benjamin Nathan as its president, ... See More  

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677752

The infamous William Walker... Trouble with Indians...

Item #677752

October 25, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 25, 1858  Page 4 has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with the infamous William Walker: "Walker's New Raid on Nicaragua--The True Course for Congress and the Country to Pursue".

General William Walker organized several private military expeditions into Mexico and Central America with the intention of establishing English-speaking colonies under his ... See More  

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677751

Some Mormon content... A slave ship off Long Island...

Item #677751

October 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1858  The front page has: "Affairs in Utah" with page 4 having a more brief account: "News From Utah".

The back page has most of a column headed: "The Slave Trade" "The Case of the Ship Haidee--Testimony for the Prosecution Continued".

Eight pages, some minor margin tears and chipping, good condition.

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677750

Gold Discoveries in Colorado... Mormon reports...

Item #677750

October 03, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 3, 1858  Page 2 begins with nearly 1 1/2 columns headed; "The Gold Fever Out West" "Reported Discoveries in Kansas--Great Excitement--Organization of Parties for the Mines--Reports of Miners".

The "Kansas" gold mines are actually Colorado, as Colorado was part of the Kansas Territory at that time. One of the subheads "The Gold Discover... See More  

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677749

Wealth of interesting Mormon reports...

Item #677749

October 04, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 4, 1858  Page 5 has nearly three-quarters of a column headed: "Interesting From Salt Lake City--Our Fort Kearney Correspondence" which is followed by more: "The Governor on a Pleasure Excursion--The Street Fight of Williams and Grant--A California Mail Destroyed by Indians--Murder of Emigrants--Col. Lander and the Wagon Road, etc."

Eight pages, nice ... See More  

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677748

On the travel of Mormons from Utah...

Item #677748

November 07, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1858  Inside has an article; "Arrival of a Company of Mormon Elders from Utah" with some interesting content including: "...all was peace & quiet in Utah...The health of ex-Governor Young was good...We met also a Danish company of Mormons...We met 1300 wagons belonging to different individuals..." and much more on their journey.

This is follow... See More  

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677747

Mining, slave ships, and the Mormons...

Item #677747

November 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 28, 1858  The front page has: "The Fraser River Mines" in British Columbia; and: "Indian Troubles". 

Inside has: "The Slave Ketch Brothers - Statement of Captain Gage" "The Case of the Slaver Echo", the latter slave ship having some notoriety.

There is also over half a column on: "Our Utah Correspondence...Distinguished... See More  

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677746

The infamous General William Walker...

Item #677746

November 26, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 26, 1858  Near the top of the front page is a brief report on: "The Slave Trade" followed by a report: "Commodore Spaulding's Arrest of Walker".

This latter item concerns the infamous General William Walker, who organized several private military expeditions into Mexico and Central America with the intention of establishing English-speaking ... See More  

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677745

Trouble with the Indians... Mormons under the peace regime...

Item #677745

November 29, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 29, 1858  The front page has; "The Indian Wars" "Prospect of a Renewal of Hostilities in Oregon--A Council of War Called by General Harney--Apprehended Trouble with the Indians in Washington Territory--Battle Between Indians & California Militia--Defeat of the Savages".

Page 4 has: "Progress of the Mormons Under the Peace Regime" which ... See More  

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677744

Both gold mining and Mormon reports... Creating the Colorado Territory?

Item #677744

December 26, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 26, 1858  Page 2 has much on gold mining with: "The Gold Fields" reporting from Cherry Creek & Pike's Peak in present-day Colorado. Also: "Interesting News from the Kansas Gold Mines" and: "The Fraser River Mines--The Yield of Gold--Indignation Meeting of American Miners".

The back page has: "News From Utah--The Mormons Making ... See More  

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677743

The history of gold mining thru 1858... Slavery in South Carolina...

Item #677743

December 27, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 27, 1858  Fully one-third of the front page is taken up with: "OUR GOLD MINES" "The Gold Crop of the United States for Twenty Years" which offers a nice synopsis of gold mining thru that time.

Page 4 has: "the Purchase of Cuba--Mr. Branch's Bill..." and: "The African Slave Trade Question in the South Carolina Legislature".

Ei... See More  

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677742

The Fraser River gold rush...

Item #677742

December 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1858  Page 2 has a report: "The Fraser River Gold Mines" concerning the golf rush in British Columbia. 

This is followed by: "Affairs in Oregon" which mentions the New Perces Indians.

Eight pages, good condition.

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677737

The French surrender Alexandria...

Item #677737

October 22, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE--EXTRAORDINARY, England, Oct. 22, 1801  This "extra" edition--published outside the regular printing schedule to get historic news into the hands of the public quickly--notes on the front page, with a dateline of "Head-Quarters, Camp before Alexandria, Sept. 5, 1801" fro Egypt, includes: "I have now the satisfaction to inform your Lordship that the ... See More  

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677736

King of England's announcement of the Treaty of Amiens...

Item #677736

October 20, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 20, 1801  Most of the front page is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as Well by Sea as Land, Agreed upon between His Majesty and the French Republic, and Enjoining the Observance thereof."

This is the King of England's formal announcement that the Treaty of Amiens had been signed on October 1 and ... See More  

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677735

King of England's announcement of the Treaty of Amiens...

Item #677735

October 17, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 17, 1801  Most of the front page is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as Well by Sea as Land, Agreed upon between His Majesty and the French Republic, and Enjoining the Observance thereof."

This is the King of England's formal announcement that the Treaty of Amiens had been signed on October 1 and ... See More  

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677734

King of England's announcement of the Treaty of Amiens...

Item #677734

October 13, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 13, 1801  Most of the front page is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as Well by Sea as Land, Agreed upon between His Majesty and the French Republic, and Enjoining the Observance thereof."

This is the King of England's formal announcement that the Treaty of Amiens had been signed on October 1 and ... See More  

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677733

Great broadside newspaper announcing the Treaty of Amiens...

Item #677733

October 02, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXRAORDINARY, England, October 2, 1801  This is a very notable issue, being a broadside edition (single sheet printed on one side only) announcing that the peace treaty known as the Treaty of Amiens had been signed, and from the city where it happened: London.

The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended hostilities between France and England at the end of the War of the Second ... See More  

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677725

America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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677702

Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #677702

September 08, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, Sept. 8, 1888 



* Very rare Southwest publication



Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealt... See More  

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677699

Discoveries of the 'Big Bonanza' at the Comstock Lode...

Item #677699

August 27, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 27, 1875  



* The Big Bonanza discovery

* Comstock Lode - Virginia City




The last column of the front page is headed: "THE BIG BONANZA" "Nevada Silver Mines" "History of the Consolidated Virginia Mine--Discovery of the Big Bonanza--Interior of the Mine--A Great Product the Present Year".

The reporting is extensive on the great finds a... See More  

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677692

Lewis Cass for President... Southern slaves...

Item #677692

September 07, 1848

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 7, 1848



* Lewis Cass Political Ad

* Southern slavery




The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.

This issue in particular has, at the top of the first column on... See More  

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677690

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #677690

July 21, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 21, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 17 illustrated ship ads and 1 slave related ad. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, light damp stain at the upper right corner, nice condition.... See More  

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677646

1874 Mill River flood....

Item #677646

May 18, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1874



* Mill River flood disaster - Northhampton

* Williamsburg & Haydenville, Massachusetts




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE HAMPSHIRE FLOOD" "The Death-Sweep of the Torrent and Its Results" "Mangles Corpses Dragged from the Debris" "The Track of the Flood" and more with related map. Lengthy... See More  

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677645

From the deep South with slave related ads...

Item #677645

September 10, 1854

THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Sept. 10, 1854



* Rare antebellum publication

* 3 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including 3 slavery related ads on page 2..

Four pages, various news of the day, a little wear, generally nice.

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677621

Former Confederate port city...

Item #677621

July 13, 1866

FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, July 13, 1866



* Rare Southwestern title

* Post Civil War reconstruction




An uncommon title from this former Confederate port city not far from Houston. Various news of the day.

Eight pages, some various small wormholes (see), otherwise quite nice.... See More  

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677618

Mr. & Mrs. Poe in a play role... Edgar Allan Poe's parents..

Item #677618

October 01, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 1, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "HONEY MOON", with Mr. Poe as "Rolando" and Mrs. Poe as "Zamora" This was the mother & father of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and poet. Rare to find such ads in period
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677613

1873 Mark Twain letter re. Shah of Persia...

Item #677613

July 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 19, 1873



* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens letter

* Shah of Persia visit to London, England

* Nasar al-Din Shah Qajar




Page 5 has a letter by Mark Twain with Many headings that include: "T-SHAH !" "Mark Twain Gives the Royal Persian a 'Send-Off'" and more. (see) The letter takes up about 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Mark Twain

Compl... See More  

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677595

Supreme Court ruling on women's right to vote...

Item #677595

March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875



* Minor vs. Happersett

* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage




Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.

Complete with 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice. Should be handled with care.



Note: &q... See More  

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677593

Trial of the Conspirators in 1865...

Item #677593

June 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 3, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the conspirators

* Robert E. Lee - treason ?




The entire front page and part of the back page are taken up with reports on the trial of Lincoln's assassination conspirators, with first column heads including: "THE ASSASSINATION" "Testimony For the Defense" "The President's Box &a... See More  

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677590

The Thirtieth Street Murder...

Item #677590

October 28, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 28, 1858



* The Thirtieth Street Murders

* Murderer Francis A. Gouldy, Jr.




The top of the 1st column of the front page has one column headings that include: "Terrible And Appalling Tragedy" "Murder most Foul and Unnatural" "A Night Of Horrors" "Assassination of a Whole Family by a Son" "The Murderer Blows his Brains Out&... See More  

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677587

Beecher-Tilton scandal...

Item #677587

March 26, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 26, 1875



* Henry Ward Beecher

* Elizabeth Tilton

* Adultery trial

* Victoria Woodhull




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THEODORE AND VICTORIA" "Tilton's Oft-Repeated Visits to the Woodhull Mansion" and more.

Complete in 8 pages, nice... See More  

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677584

1870 voting rights for African Americans......

Item #677584

April 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1870



* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect

* Voting rights for blacks in America




The top of page 3 has a one column headings that include: "THE ENFRANCHISED REJOICING" "Immense Turnout of Colored Citizens" "Rejoicing Over the Passage of the Fifteenth Amendment" and more. Lengthy text. Page 6 has another related item headed: &quo... See More  

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