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675915

Nine issues of this notable newspaper, all from 1802...

Item #675915

March 04, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, 1802  A lot of nine issues is this rather notable paper at the time, with high circulation. This is a nice 8 page newspaper with a variety of news items of the day, with some literary pieces as well. Measures 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches with an engraving of scales in the masthead. Nice condition.

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675910

Celebrating what would soon become a failed "achievement"...

Item #675910

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 2, 1858  Most of the first column is taken up with a nice stack of headlines on the celebration of the completion of the Atlantic Cable, which united Europe with America by a telegraph cable.

Heads include: "THE CABLE CARNIVAL" "Achieved is the Glorious Work" "The Metropolis Overwhelmed with Visitors" "Reunion Of All The Nationalities... See More  

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675908

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #675908

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802  Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by Aaron Burr & Nathaniel Macon.

Of particular significance is the text contained in "section 27" which... See More  

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675895

The battle of San Jacinto...

Item #675895

May 19, 1836

NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia,  May 19, 1836  The front page has: "Important From Texas" which reports that the Mexicans, while being attacked by Gen. Houston, set fire to Harrisburg and retreated only to be overtaken by Houston resulting in a loss of 700 with 500 captured.

A letter from Sec. of War Rusk has particulars about the Battle at San Jacinto ... See More  

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675894

Thomas Jefferson letter mentions his state of health...

Item #675894

December 29, 1818

RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, Dec. 22, 1818  Most of a page 4 column is taken up with: "Mr. Jefferson", near the end of which he comments: "...I rejoice indeed to learn from you that Mr. Adams retains the strength of his memory, his faculties, his cheerfulness...I am much debilitated in body, & my memory sensibly on the wane; still however, I enjoy good health & spirits.... See More  

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675890

Harrison's inauguration reported in his own campaign newspaper...

Item #675890

March 13, 1841

THE LOG CABIN, New York, March 13, 1841  The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election.

Terrific that most of the front page is taken up with the various details of: "The Inauguration" of President Harrison, the text beginning: "The consummation of the great political contest which terminated in the election... See More  

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675885

1878 Pittsfield, Massachusetts... Berkshire County...

Item #675885

October 23, 1878

THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, Oct. 23, 1878



* Berkshire County 

* American Indians war era
 



This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with all 8 pages, a little staining, some wear at the top left corner, generally good.

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675878

Opening of America's oldest railroad, the famous B & O...

Item #675878

December 31, 1831

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Dec. 31, 1831  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "A Brazilian Slave Sh9p". Then close to a full column is headed: "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad" which notes in part: "...an account of the opening of this road from the city of Baltimore to the town of Frederick, a distance of 60 miles..." with more.

This is nota... See More  

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675877

Eli Whitney... Deporting free negroes...

Item #675877

February 11, 1832

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Feb. 11, 1832  The front page has a lengthy article headed: "Eli Whitney", the inventory of the cotton gin.

Page 3 has an article: "Free Negroes and Mulattoes", mentioning: "...a bill devising the ways & means for deporting free negroes, and such as may become free, to Liberia..." with more detail.

Four cafes, slightly... See More  

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675876

The officers of the United States government for 1801...

Item #675876

September 02, 1801

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Worcester, Sept. 2, 1801  Half of the front page is taken up with  a list of the: "Officers of Government" from the President (Jefferson) to each of the Cabinet posts, the Supreme Court, plus all the district officers, ambassadors, etc.

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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675875

Two great maps on the Crimean War...

Item #675875

December 03, 1854

NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Dec. 3, 1854   Almost the entire front page is taken up with reports on the Crimean War, with items headed: "Sevastopol Retaken" "Position of the Allies" "The Attack on Sevastopol" and more.

The prime feature of the ftpg. is a detailed map headed: "MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR--Military Position of the Allied Forces Before... See More  

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675874

Lincoln in the local newspaper 40 days after assuming his first public office...

Item #675874

January 10, 1835

ILLINOIS ADVOCATE, Vandalia, Jan. 10, 1835  At this time Vandalia was the capital of Illinois, located there from 1820 thru 1837 before being removed to Springfield. This is significant to this newspaper, as the appearance of Abraham Lincoln's name at such an early date would likely only appear in a newspaper from the state capital.

Almost the entire front page is taken up with coverage ... See More  

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675873

Simon Bolivar's Proclamation to the people of Caracas...

Item #675873

August 28, 1816

NATIONAL AEGIS, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 28, 1816  Page 2 has: "The Contrast - Bolivar's Proclamation" which is commentary on it, and followed by the actual Proclamation to the inhabitants of Caracas, Venezuela. It begins: "An army...are now at my command to liberate you: Your tyrants shall be destroyed or expelled, and you shall be restored to your rights, to your co... See More  

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675872

Asahel Cheney grandfather clock advertisement...

Item #675872

January 16, 1804

THE REPORTER, Brattleborough (Brattleboro), Vermont, January 16, 1804  See the photos for the great & quite unusual front page advertisement for an Asahel Cheney clock, with some text noting some of the particulars of his business. It is quite rare to find such a large illustration in newspapers of this era, particularly on the front page.

Four pages, 11 by 18 1/2 inches, archivally rejo... See More  

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675871

Much on Stephen Douglas 6 days before the first debate with Lincoln...

Item #675871

August 11, 1858

THE ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, Aug. 11, 1858  This issue has some fine Lincoln-Douglas content from just 6 days prior to the first of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.

The top of the front page has: "Mr. Douglas' Anti-Lecomptonism in its True Light" as well as:The Quarrel Between Buchanan and Douglas".

Inside has: "The Dougasites Out in Favor of Negr... See More  

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675870
Item #675870

February 18, 1802

AMERICAN CITIZEN & GENERAL ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 18, 1802   Content on the creation of the Library of Congress. Four pages, cut cleanly at the spine.

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675869
Item #675869

March 05, 1802

AMERICAN CITIZEN & GENERAL ADVERTISER, New York, March 5, 1802   Four pages, cut cleanly at the spine.

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675868
Item #675868

February 24, 1826

FLORIDA INTELLIGENCER, Tallahassee, Feb. 24, 1826  Very early Florida newspaper, four pages, rejoined at the spine.

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675850

Prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675850

July 16, 1858

NOTE: Ideally should be paired with the July 13 issue (has Douglas' speech to which Lincoln responded). Do we have one?



NEW-YORK TIMES, July 16, 1858  Perhaps the most notable event which propelled Lincoln to the national stage was the series of seven Lincoln-Douglas debates, both seeking a senatorial position from Illinois, Douglas the incumbent.

The first debate was on August 17, bu... See More  

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675849

Lincoln steps upon the national stage... The Cooper Union speech...

Item #675849

February 28, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 28, 1860 Page 2 has 2 full columns devoted to coverage of this famous speech and pg. 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns with this continuing text, all of which is headed: "THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN" "Another Republican Orator on the Stump" "Speech of the Hon. Abraham Lincoln of Illinois".

At this point Lincoln had not declared himself a presidential... See More  

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675844

Abraham Lincoln in Congress in 1847...

Item #675844

December 25, 1847

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 25, 1847  Page 2 has a very early item on Abraham Lincoln, long before he would gain attention in the national political arena. For a short period he was a Representative from Illinois in Congress, and this newspaper reports the text of a Resolution by him to determine the cause of the Mexican War. The item is headed: "The War with Mexico" and begi... See More  

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675842

Illinois officially becomes a state...

Item #675842

May 12, 1818

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, May 12, 1818  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the official Act of Congress which created the state of Illinois, signed in type on April 18, 1818 by the President: James Monroe. Great to have this historic document on the front page.

Page 2 has "A Proclamation" signed in type by James Monroe & John Quincy Adams, and yet another Proclama... See More  

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675838

On Lincoln's seminal speech which lead to the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675838

July 06, 1857

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 6, 1857  Page 3 has nearly 2 columns taken up with a seminal report on Lincoln's political career. Lincoln had been in the audience when Stephen Douglas made his June 12 speech defending the Dred Scott Decision of 3 months prior. Lincoln gave a speech on June 26 in which he eloquently replied to Douglas, criticizing the Red Scot Decision, and also countering Douglas... See More  

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675837

Broadside issue reports that Hayes is the winner...

Item #675837

March 02, 1877

THE MILTONIAN, Milton, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1877  A great broadside (printed on one side only) "Supplement" issue with over half of the issue taken up with the Presidential election of 1876.

It was one of the most contentious presidential elections in history and gave rise to the Compromise of 1877 by which the Democrats conceded the election to Hayes in return for an end to Reco... See More  

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675823

James Jeffries the victor over Tom Sharkey for the heavyweight boxing title...

Item #675823

November 04, 1899

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, Georgia 4, 1899 v The front page has a graphic report headed: "JEFFRIES Gets The Decision After 25 Rounds of Furious Fighting" with illustrations of both James Jeffries and Tom Sharkey.

Also at the top of the ftpg: "JEFFRIES GETS THE DECISION" "Fight Described as One of the Most Marvelous Battles That Has Taken Place".

A curious note: the matc... See More  

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675807

Expanding suffrage in 1867 D.C....

Item #675807

January 08, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 8, 1867 The top of the first column of the front page has one column headings: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "The Veto of the District Suffrage Bill" Under: "The President's Veto" is the full text which takes up about 3 columns, all on the front page and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson which is affected by a printing flaw. (see)

Eight pages, nice c... See More  

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675806

1856 Battle of Osawatomie... Johm Brown...

Item #675806

September 10, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 10, 1856



* Battle of Osawatomie, Kansas

* Abolitionist John Brown

* Free-Staters vs. Border Ruffians

* Fight for pro and anti-slavery




Page 6 has an article headed: "The Battle of Osawattamie (sic) "Men Arms, Ammunition And Provisions Wanted" See images for partial text.

Complete with 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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675797
Item #675797

July 29, 1836

WESTERN PIONEER & BAPTIST STANDARD-BEARER, Upper Alton, Illinois, July 29, 1836  Page 3 has some nice Texas content.

Four pages, loose at the spine, minor foxing, generally good condition.

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675792

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #675792

July 26, 1858

THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, July 26, 1858



* Rare antebellum publication

* 5 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a some slavery related ads, 5 on page 5 and another 1 on page 7.

Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine with a little text loss, a little light foxing, a little margin wear, small horizontal hole on the ba... See More  

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$38.00
675786

1870 Marias Massacre...

Item #675786

March 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 9, 1870



* Marias Massacre - Piegan Blackfeet Indians

* General Alfred Sully report & more




The front page has an article headed: "The Indians" and more. (see)

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

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675785

19th century Danville, Illinois

Item #675785

December 16, 1880

THE DANVILLE DAILY NEWS, Illinois, December 16, 1880



* Uncommon title



This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.

Complete in 4 pages, light toning and a minor wear at the margins, generally good.

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675775

Ten issues of this notable newspaper, all from 1802...

Item #675775

March 04, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, 1802  A lot of ten issues is this rather notable paper at the time, with high circulation. This is a nice 8 page newspaper with a variety of news items of the day, with some literary pieces as well. Measures 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches with an engraving of scales in the masthead. Very nice condition.

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675749

Concerning the Sioux War...

Item #675749

September 12, 1876

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Sept. 12, 1876 



* Post Custer massacre



The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Sioux Campaign" "Gen. Crook's Fruitless Search--Troops Going Into Winter Quarters" and more. (see)

Eight pages, close cut along spine on the front page only causing a little loss to some ads, otherwise nice.... See More  

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675748

New York Herald journalist arrested in 1873 Cuba...

Item #675748

April 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1873



* James O'Kelly arrested in Cuba

* Irish nationalist journalist

* Best title to be had - rare as such




The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "IMPRISONED" "Interest Excited by the Arrest of Jas. J. O'Kelly at Manzanillo" and more. (see) Text takes up about 2 full columns.

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675743

Bloody Benders arrested in 1877 ?...

Item #675743

April 07, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, April 7, 1877



* Bloody Benders

* Serial Killer family arrested ?




The front page has an article headed: "The Bender Family" "A Habeas Corpus Issued for Them--They are Ordered to Fort Smith" (see)

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

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675742

General George H. Thomas funeral...

Item #675742

April 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1870



* Gen. George Henry Thomas

* Death - funeral




The front page has an article headed: "THE LATE GEN. THOMAS" "Final Funeral Ceremonies at Troy" "An Immense Throng Present" and more with smaller subheads. Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, a few printing flaws on the fr... See More  

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675740

Early issue from 1831 Long Island...

Item #675740

January 22, 1835

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Jan. 22, 1831



* Rare high class community title

* Pre Civil War era




An early newspaper from Long Island with news of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages in nice condition.... See More  

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675739

President-elect Abraham Lincoln...

Item #675739

February 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 28, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect

* Pre Inauguration war tensions




The front page of this famous national newspaper reports the ominous events which would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months as well as incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln, with one column headlines including: "The Proceedings of the Peace Convention... See More  

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$52.00
675736

1856 Bleeding Kansas...

Item #675736

September 06, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 6, 1856



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Kansas War" "Information Direct from the Scene of the Disturbances" "The Pro-Slavery Gatherings for Invasion" and more. Text takes up 3 full columns, all on the front page.

Other news of the day. Complete in ... See More  

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675725

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #675725

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802  Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by Aaron Burr Nathaniel Macon.

Of particular significance is the text contai... See More  

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675724

Very descriptive account of Louisiana...

Item #675724

November 21, 1803

AURORA FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1803. This "For The Country" edition was done in a shortened format, just single sheet with a simple one column masthead.

This issue has the entire  front page taken up with the beginning of a continuing article: "Account Of Louisiana" which was recently purchased from France. Some of the subheads include: "Boundaries&qu... See More  

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675723

Nice on the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #675723

November 22, 1803

AURORA FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Nov. 22, 1803. his "For The Country" edition was done in a shortened format, just single sheet with a simple one column masthead.

This issue has the entire  front page taken up with the conclusion of a continuing article: "Account Of Louisiana" which was recently purchased from France.

The back page has: "Laws Of The United... See More  

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675721

Several items on the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #675721

April 25, 1849

DAILY HERALD, Newburyport, Massachusetts, April 25, 1849  This issue has many reports concerning the Gold Rush of 1849, with the front page beginning with a quite detailed letter which is prefaced with: "From Mexico" "...the following letter...who went out to California in command of a company of adventurers, taking the Mexican route...his narrative contains much interesting an... See More  

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675720

The earliest Florida newspaper we have offered...

Item #675720

June 22, 1822

THE FLORIDIAN, Pensacola, June 22, 1822  This is the earliest newspaper printed in Florida we have ever offered, and it is a volume one issue.

The front page has 2 letters signed in type by: Andrew Jackson, who at the time was "governor of the Floridas". Inside has a lengthy letter signed by Th. Jefferson, followed by a report on the: "Death of General Stark", the hero of... See More  

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675719

Jay Cooke ad from 1866... Financier of the Civil War...

Item #675719

September 04, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 4, 1866



* Jay Cooke & his banking house

* Financier of the Civil War

* Wall Street Panic of 1873 fame




Page 6 of this newspaper contains an advertisement for the: "Banking House of Jay Cooke & Co." with a few more details (see). Other high profile financier ads as well. (see)

The life of Jay Cooke and his considerable influence in b... See More  

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$29.00
675718

Broadside "Extra" edition...

Item #675718

October 22, 1841

NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA - Arrival of the Steamship COLUMBIA ! at Boston, Sixteen Days Later...", October 22, 1841  An unusual broadside "Extra" issue filled with news from Europe as arrived on boat the ship "Columbia". The reverse is entirely blank.

Very nice condition.

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675717

Great testimony on the Christiana Riot...

Item #675717

September 29, 1851

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Sept. 29, 1851  A doubly good issue, as this is the volume 1, number 10 issue of this iconic newspaper. Secondly page 3 has over 2 columns taken up with fine detail on the "Christiana Riot" ion Pennsylvania. A column is headed: "THE CHRISTIANA NEGRO RIOT" "Examination of the Thirteen Prisoners and their Commitment for High Treason".

The Chr... See More  

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675715

Bloody Benders caught ?...

Item #675715

July 31, 1880

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 31, 1880



* Bloody Benders

* Kansas serial killers




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "THE BUTCHER BAGGED" "Old Man Bender Identified by a Former Friend" and more. See image for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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$33.00
675714

Nice account of baseball games from shortly after the Civil war...

Item #675714

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 28, 1865 



* Early baseball games



The back page has:  "The Field - Base Ball" with summaries and box scores of three baseball games (see). The summary of the match between the Atlantics and the Empires states in part: "...Pratt pitched to perfection. Charley Smith took the position of catcher admirably....Start, Crane and Pratt did the tall batt... See More  

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675711

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

Item #675711

August 31, 1848

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 31, 1848



* Lewis Cass Political Ad

* Slavery & Martin Van Buren




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 f... See More  

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$29.00
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