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667364

1867 M. Jeff Thompson as a Southern editor...

Item #667364

July 16, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 16, 1867



* M. Jeff Thompson

* Confederate General

* Southern editor




Page 4 has a editorial for the Yazoo Banner in Mississippi headed: "Filibustering Preparations In The Gulf States" and "Gen. Jeff Thompson Pitching Into A Southern Editor" signed in type: M. Jeff Thompson.

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667362

Early railroad box car advertisement...

Item #667362

February 25, 1845

NEW YORK HERALD, February 25, 1845  Near the top of the front page is an ad: "To Rail Road Companies" for a new box car, with an illustration of it (see). Four pages, nice condition.

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667349

Jefferson's Proclamation declaring neutrality in the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #667349

July 08, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson proclamation

* America neutrality in Napoleonic Wars




Page 2 contains the historic "Proclamation" signed by President Th. Jefferson, in which is empathizes the neutrality of America in the Napoleonic Wars, and also notes that: "...requiring all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of ... See More  

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667329

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

Item #667329

June 05, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 5, 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: "Terrible Tragedy In Albany" "A Member of the Constitutional Convention Shot Dead" and more.

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667319

Franz Joseph I of Austria 1867 coronation...

Item #667319

June 27, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 27, 1867



* Franz Joseph I of Austria

* King of Hungary coronation




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE HUNGARIAN CORONATION" "Hungary Receiving Her King" "Francis Joseph and the Empress of Austria as King and Queen" and more. Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along the sp... See More  

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667308

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #667308

July 29, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the ... See More  

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667306

Selling land south of Tennessee...

Item #667306

February 08, 1808

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 8, 1808  The ftpg. has two-thirds of a column taken up with 2 Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President; Th. Jefferson. One relates to the "...disposal of the lands of the United States South of the state of Tennessee."

Also a ftpg. article beginning: "The great question 'who shall be our net President,' is at length brou... See More  

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667303

Thomas Jefferson...

Item #667303

June 22, 1808

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 22, 1808 



* Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo Act



Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the Embargo including: "President's Answer" signed in type: Th. Jefferson.  This is followed by: "To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson" which carries over to page 2.

Four pages, handsome masthead, sli... See More  

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667301

Three Thomas Jefferson Acts of Congress...

Item #667301

February 15, 1808

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 15, 1808 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* (3) Acts of Congress signed




The front page has over half a column taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One relates to the impeachment trial of Samuel Chase.

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667274

David Livingston... false report of death...

Item #667274

June 03, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1867



* Dr. David Livingstone death ?

* African explorer




Page 5 under: "Dr. Livingstone's Funeral" "Account of His Death and the Burial of His Body" is an erroneous account on the death of Dr. David Livingstone, the famous explorer. Livingstone actually died in 1873. The report suggests he was killed by African savages.

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667272

Early Ulysses S. Grant well before he was famous... Assaults upon the Mormons...

Item #667272

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839  A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows are those admitted from each of the states amongst including: "Ohio--Robert Hazlett, Ulysses S. Grant, Wm. F. Raynolds...".

Grant would gr
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667262

The trade in slavery... Executed as pirates...

Item #667262

June 17, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 17, 1820  An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men shackled toge... See More  

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667261

Battle of Tippecanoe... Little Belt Affair...

Item #667261

November 30, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1811  The prime content is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, which is actually 3 separate reports headed: "Battle With The Indians" with a dateline of Vincennes, November 12.

Taking over half a page it begins: "This day we have just received information that the governor has had a battle with the Indians--30 men killed & about 1... See More  

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667254

Formal admission of Missouri to the Union... Major Andre's bones...

Item #667254

August 18, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 



* Missouri admitted to the Union

* Major John Andre bones exhumed




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 happen... See More  

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667253

Jefferson City becomes the capital of Missouri... Benefits for Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #667253

February 23, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1822  Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the month of December delegates to a general convention were appointed in all provinces to mee... See More  

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667243

Reports on the U.S. Bank... Colonel Davy Crockett...

Item #667243

June 07, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 7, 1834  There is much text on: "Reports on the U. States Bank" taking nearly 7 pages. Over half a column is taken up with: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "The following is a sketch of the remarks of col. Crockett, a member of the house of representatives of the United States from Tennessee, delivered from the lower balcony o... See More  

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667219

First issue published...

Item #667219

September 07, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1811 



* Volume 1 number 1 issue



This was the first issue published: "Vol. 1 No. 1" as noted in the masthead. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Editor To The Public" in which he details what the newspaper is to be about. Page 10 has a chart of: "Total Expenses, Of the War for Independence with a Statement of Al... See More  

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667207

Much on the desperate situation in Texas... The Fanning Massacre...

Item #667207

April 30, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 30, 1836 



* Goliad Massacre - James Fannin

* Post-Battle of Coleto prisoners

* Texas Revolution - Texian Army




An inside page contains an article headed simply: "Texas" which includes several reports on events there, including: "The southern papers bring further & disastrous advices from Texas. The contest, it will be seen... See More  

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667191

1867 John Surratt trial...

Item #667191

June 12, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 12, 1867 



* John H. Surratt trial 

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
  



Page 10 has an article: "TRIAL OF JOHN H. SURRATT" The Legal Hitch In The Case" and more. Text takes up 2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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667182

Jesse James & Younger brothers gang... Sitting Bull...

Item #667182

July 10, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1876 



* Jesse James Gang... Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri Train robbery




The front page has: "The Missouri Railroad Robbers" with subheads: "Bodies of Men in Pursuit of the Outlaws--Their Capture Hourly Expected--The Adams Express Company's Loss" with some details, and closing with: "...There is reason to believe that t... See More  

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667177

The horrors of the Johnstown flood...

Item #667177

June 04, 1889

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, June 4, 1889  



* The great Johnstown flood of 1889

* South Fork Dam collapse




Most of the front page it taken up with reports on the historic Johnstown [Pa.] Flood with first column heads including: "NO END TO IT" "The Story of Johnstown Not Half Told" "The Mind of Man Cannot Conceive the Horrors of It" "The Press Acknow... See More  

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667170

Early Taxidermy In 1875...

Item #667170

March 13, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 13, 1875. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EARLY TAXIDERMY - ANIMAL TRAP - SAFETY GOVERNOR - STEAM TRAP & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the ... See More  

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667161

The death & funeral of Robert E. Lee...

Item #667161

October 15, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 15, 1870 



* Robert E. Lee death

* Confederate leader




Page 5 has various reporting on the recent death of Confederate General Robert E. Lee under the heading: "The Late Robert E. Lee" Text takes up over a full column.

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667104

Early boxing w/ many rounds in 1867...

Item #667104

May 05, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 5 1867



* Early boxing with several rounds (176)

* Jim Turner vs. Andy Duffy

* African Americans & police clash


* Post Civil War reconstruction era



Page 5 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Desperate Fight In New Orleans" "Rounds 176--Time 2:57" and more. (see) A very early boxing match that lasted 176 rounds. This was in the ... See More  

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667102

1867 famine in South Carolina...

Item #667102

May 04, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 4, 1867



* Famine & despair in South Carolina

* Post Civil War reconstruction era



Page 5 has a report headed: "Suffering In South Carolina" "Famine Among The People" and more with several letters for various regions of the State. Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly... See More  

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667100

1867 Jefferson Davis released on bail ...

Item #667100

May 14, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1867



* Jefferson Davis approved for bail

* President of the Confederate States

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




Page 3 has a lengthy report headed: "JEFFERSON DAVIS" "The State Prisoner Before the Circuit Court at Richmond" "The Court Fixes His Bail at $100,000" and more. (see) Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

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667099

1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667099

May 31, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1867



* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.

Other news and advertisements of th... See More  

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667098

1867 Roxbury annexed to Boston vote...

Item #667098

May 30, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1867



* Neighborhood of Roxbury

* Annexation to city of Boston




Page 7 has a brief report headed: "Annexation Of Roxbury To Boston" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War. Complete with 12 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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667086

Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 Page 17 has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism".

The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontario county...started a new religion! The leaders make bold pretensi
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667083

Early mention of Davy Crockett... J.Q. Adams' state-of-the-union address...

Item #667083

December 08, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 8, 1827  Page 7 has an updated list of the members of the House and Senate, which includes of David Crockett with acknowledgment of him being a new member. This is the earliest mention of him in a nationally distributed newspaper we have seen to-date.

Also within are several pages containing the full text of President John Quincy Adam's state-o... See More  

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667082

Torture of the Jews in Spain...

Item #667082

October 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826  The back page includes  has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassins surrounded the 'pile' carrying the banners of the inquisition ... See More  

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667004

A pair of issues questions: is Thomas Jefferson an infidel?

Item #667004

December 14, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Dec. 14 and 21, 1802 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Thomas Paine




Page 2 of the 14th has an interesting article taking most of the page, concluding in the 21st, which reports on the spirituality of Thomas Jefferson.

A few bits include: "Altho' every candid friend of religion must, it is thought be convinced, from Mr. ... See More  

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666996

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666996

August 31, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 31, 1802  Pages 2 and 3 have much interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was a central figure in the press wars between the Federali... See More  

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666989

DeWitt Clinton in a duel: great account...

Item #666989

August 10, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Aug. 10, 1802 



* Dewitt Clinton duel w/ John Swartwout

* Great detailed account




Pages  & 7 contain a detailed account of a duel involving DeWitt Clinton, famous politician and principal promoter of the Erie Canal.

The report begins: "A duel was fought, on Saturday se'nnight, on the New-Jersey shore, opposite N... See More  

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666979

Treaty of Amiens...

Item #666979

May 25, 1802

BALANCE, & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 25, 1802 



* Treaty of Amiens signed

* French Revolutionary Wars

* Joseph Bonaparte & Marquess Cornwallis




An inside page has: "Definitive Treaty" which is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace Between the French Republic, the King of Spain, and the Batavian Republic...and his Majesty the King of the United Kingdom... See More  

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666976

Charles Darwin in 1867... Randall's Island...

Item #666976
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, NY, December, 1867



* Lengthy article re: Charles Darwin

* Children's nurseries on Randall's Island w/ illustrations




The two most noteworthy items within this issue are: "DARWIN AND DOMESTICATION" - a 5+ page article regarding Charles Darwin, and "THE NURSERIES ON RANDALL'S ISLAND" - a 16 page article with multiple images provid... See More  

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666967

Jefferson falling out of favor in Virginia...

Item #666967

April 06, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, April 6, 1802  Over a full page is taken up with an interesting letter: "To my Fellow Citizens of Richmond" signed by: James Rind. It is prefaced with: "Mr. Jefferson is said to be losing his popularity in Virginia as fast as he acquired it, and the following address from a gentleman, who was formerly amongst his greates... See More  

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666959

Alexander Hamilton examines Jefferson's address to Congress...

Item #666959

February 23, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Feb. 23, 1802  Half of page 3 is taken up with: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number VIII" signed in type by: Lucius Crassus, the pen name of Alexander Hamilton. A website notes: "Hamilton’s “Examination of Jefferson’s Message to Congress of December 7, 1801,” in which Hamilton... See More  

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666958

Alexander Hamilton examines Jefferson's address to Congress...

Item #666958

February 16, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Feb. 16, 1802  Starting on page 2 & concluding on page 3 is: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number VII" signed in type by: Lucius Crassus, the pen name of Alexander Hamilton.

A website notes: "Hamilton’s “Examination of Jefferson’s Message to Congress of December 7, 1801” i... See More  

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666845

1881 Nice, France opera house fire...

Item #666845

March 25, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, March 25, 1881



* Nice, France fire disaster

* Opera de Nice theatre




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BURNED ALIVE" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Opera de Nice fire disaster in France.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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666799

Potential troubles in Mormon country...

Item #666799

June 25, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1857 



* Utah War - Expedition - Campaign

* Alfred Cumming and Brigham Young




Page 3 has a report headed: "Utah" which mentions in part: "...announcing that Col. Cumming...has been appointed Governor of Utah...difficulties to be encountered in Utah are more numerous & complicated...Among them may be incidentally ... See More  

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666798

Latest news from the Mormon country...

Item #666798

June 08, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1857  Page 3 has Mormon content headed: "Additional From Utah" which notes in part: "...in company with a large number of 'Gentiles' who found the Mormon country had become too hot  to hold them any longer..." with some items on the travels of Brigham Young (see).

Four pages, nice condition. The folder s... See More  

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666797

The Mormons will fight to the death...

Item #666797

June 06, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War - resist government




Page 3 has a report headed: "From The Mormon Country" which includes in part: "...The Mormons express themselves determined to resist to the death every attempt of the general government to establish any authority in Utah...They had a code of laws made by t... See More  

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666790

Terrific on the Battle of Buena Vista... Concerning Santa Fe, and the Taos Revolt...

Item #666790

April 07, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1847 



* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War




Page 3 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with perhaps the best detailed description of  the battle of Buena Vista we have encountered. It is headed: "Buena Vista: Another Account of The Battle".

Also on page 3: "A Battle In New Mexico" which reports a victory... See More  

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666789

Much on the Battle of Buena Vista, and other reports on the Mexican War...

Item #666789

April 06, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1847 



* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican War




Page 2 has close to two very detailed columns concerning the historic Battle of Buena Vista, an American victory over a larger Mexican force.

The two reports are headed: "Battle of Buena Vista" and then: "Santa Anna--His Position--The Consequences of the Battle of Buena ... See More  

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666788

Santa Anna's report on the Battle of Buena Vista...

Item #666788

April 05, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1847  The front page has: "Santa Anna's Report" on the battle of Buena Vista, headed: "Republican Liberating Army" and signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna.

Pages 2 and 3 have Mexican War reports including: "From The Rio Grande" "From Vera Cruz" and more.

Four pages, very nice cond... See More  

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666781

Terrific account of the Taos Revolt... Mormons heading to California...

Item #666781

March 19, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1847 



* Taos Revolt - New Mexico

* Mexican-American War

* Mormons emigrating to California




Page 3 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with a wealth of detailed reporting on what is known as the Taos Revolt, an insurrection against the Americans for their occupation of Northern New Mexico. The governor, among others, was murdered.

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666779

The Mexican War, and a visit to Japan...

Item #666779

March 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 15, 1847  The front page has eight Acts of Congress, several relating to the Mexican War.

Page 3 has much on the Mexican War including: "From Santa Fe" "Important From Mexico" and "The War". Also a lengthy report: "Commodore Biddle's Official Account of His Visit to Japan.

Four pages, very nic... See More  

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666773

Much on the Johnson impeachment trial...

Item #666773

April 03, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 3, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




The entire front page is taken up with proceedings on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

The first column heads include: "IMPEACHMENT" "Further Examination of Witnesses for the Prosecution" "The President's Attempt to Obtain Control of the Treas... See More  

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666772

Daniel Frohman, a notable Jew...

Item #666772

November 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1893 

Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Daniel Frohman" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Farewell to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago". Inside has two pages taken up with bird's-eye views of the Columbian Exposition.

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