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676047

Lengthy & extremely detailed eye-witness account of the New Madrid earthquakes...

Item #676047

February 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Feb. 28, 1812  Nearly three-quarters of the back page is taken up with a very lengthy and detailed letter under the heading: "EARTHQUAKE" prefaced with a paragraph noting in part: "We have postponed as numbers of articles...to make room for the following very interesting...most particulars ...account of the earthquakes on the Mississippi...Mr. Pier... See More  

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676045

The famous Hamilton and Burr duel...

Item #676045

July 21, 1804

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, July 21, 1804  At the top of the front page is: "Painfully Interesting" containing a report which begins: "The shocking catastrophe which has recently occurred, terminating the life of Alexander Hamilton, and which has spread gloom over our city that will not be speedily dissipated, demand that the circumstances which l... See More  

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676044

"Don't give up the ship!"...

Item #676044

July 22, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1815  The entire front page and almost all of page 2 are taken up with: "Lawrence and the Chesapeake" which has much on the battle which cost Captain Lawrence his life.

Portions of the report include: "...Lawrence fell! and the remainder of the fight, if fight it can be called, was as disgraceful as the first eight minutes were b... See More  

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676043

"Don't give up the ship!"...

Item #676043

July 22, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 22, 1815  The entire front page and almost all of page 2 are taken up with: "Lawrence and the Chesapeake" which has much on the battle which cost Captain Lawrence his life.

Portions of the report include: "...Lawrence fell! and the remainder of the fight, if fight it can be called, was as disgraceful as the first eight minutes were b... See More  

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676042

Battle of Waterloo: with a diagram...

Item #676042

August 15, 1815

WEEKLY AURORA, Philadelphia Aug. 15, 1815  Concerning the famous Battle of Waterloo, the second page of this issue has a detailed report headed: "French Account Of The Battle."

The report takes about 1 1/2 columns on the second page and continues on next where, is a 6 1/4 by 2 3/4 inch diagram showing the military positions of the battle.

After this report are the proceedings of t... See More  

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676041

Early California prints from the Gold Rush era...

Item #676041

November 06, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1852  Of interest is the nice page 4 half page print of: "Sutter's Mill With a View of Coloma, California" and the facing page half page print: "Mission of San Carlos, California".

There is a related article: "California Views" which mentions in part: "...This as the spot where the first discovery of gold was mad... See More  

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676040

Japan visits the United States... Arctic expedition...

Item #676040

June 09, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, June 9, 1860  Not just the front page but several pages inside have prints concerning the visit of the Japanese Ambassadors to the United States and the White House. 

Also within is an article: "Correspondence Between Heenan and Sayers", the famous boxers of the era. And several prints and an article concerning the Arctic Expedition, including a prin... See More  

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676039

Rare front page image of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #676039

March 02, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, March 2, 1861  Because this is such a rare title and it seldom comes on the market, we rarely see the front page image of Abraham Lincoln, captioned: "Latest Portrait Of Mr. Lincoln". The bottom of the front page shows: "Mr. Lincoln's Reception at the Hudson River Railroad Depot...".

There are more Lincoln prints inside including a full page... See More  

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676038

Earliest of this Honolulu newspaper we have offered...

Item #676038

August 01, 1840

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Sandwich Islands, August 1, 1840  One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and the very earliest of this title we have offered, this being the volume 1, numb er 8 issue.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under... See More  

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676037

A wonderful issue on Lincoln's views of slavery, in a Springfield newspaper...

Item #676037

October 30, 1858

DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, Oct. 30, 1858  This has to be one of the best issues detailing the political philosophy of Abraham Lincoln, and how terrific to have in the newspaper from where he lived.

Fully two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Views And Sentiments Of HENRY CLAY AND ABE. LINCOLN ON The Slavery Question" "Their Speeches Compared--Thei... See More  

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676036

Much on the "Wide Awakes"...

Item #676036

August 11, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Aug. 11, 1860  A nice issue on the organization called the "Wide Awakes" with a ftpg. print of the: "Founders and Officers of the 'Wide Awakes' of Hartford, Conn." with an article on them inside. Plus a double page print shows the; "Grand Torchlight Process of the 'Wide Awakes' at Hartford..." plus another smaller print ... See More  

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676035

Early Lincoln mention in a national publication...

Item #676035

December 16, 1847

THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, Washington D.C., Dec. 16, 1847  An inside page has the business of the House of Representatives from December 13, which includes the names of the members of various committees. Listed as a member on the committee "On the Post Office and Post Roads" is "Abraham Lincoln".

This is early mention of Abraham Lincoln in a national publication, from when ... See More  

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676025

First American railroad publication...

Item #676025

August 16, 1833

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 16, 1834   This is a very early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading, having begun the year prior.

The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the train, but keep in mind this is from the formative years of... See More  

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676024

First American railroad publication...

Item #676024

February 02, 1833

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Feb. 2, 1833   This is a very early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading, having begun the year prior.

The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the train, but keep in mind this is from the formative years of ... See More  

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676023

Harrison elected President, in Harrison's campaign newspaper...

Item #676023

November 09, 1840

THE LOG CABIN, New York & Albany, Nov. 9, 1840  Famous & short-lived presidential campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison.

A very significant issue as it reports the election results of the 1840 Presidential campaign, with Wm. H. Harrison the winner. Page 2 has two engravings supporting the Harrison-Tyler ticket beneath which are reports th... See More  

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676022

Biography of John James Audubon...

Item #676022

December 22, 1832

CHAMBERS' EDINBURGH JOURNAL, Scotland, Dec. 22, 1832  Pages 6 and 7 contain a quite lengthy biographical sketch of John James Audubon, the text noting near the beginning: "...the labors of this ingenious and most meritorious artist, whose published drawings of American birds form, without exception, one of the most extraordinary productions of the age...".

The photos show just ... See More  

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676021

Wonderful report on the Lewis and Clark Expedition...

Item #676021

November 25, 1806

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 25, 1806  Pages 4 and 5 contain an extraordinary letter: "...from Capt. Clark, to his brother Gen. clark,...published in a Frankfort (Ken.) paper..." which I don't believe was picked up by many newspapers of the era. This is the first we have seen this delightful letter.

It is dated at: "St. Louis, 23rd Septemb... See More  

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675997

The man who shot & killed John Wilkes Booth...

Item #675997

May 05, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 5, 1865  The front page features a very nice engraving headed: "CORBETT, THE EXECUTIONER OF BOOTH" beneath which is a short biography of him. He was the one who shot Booth once he and Harold were tracked to a barn in Maryland.

The first column on the ftpg. has various heads concerning the closing events of the Civil War and the funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... See More  

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675986

Very detailed account of the life & career of Thomas Jefferson...

Item #675986

June 03, 1801

THE TELEGRAPHE AND DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, June 3 and 4, 1801  A great pair of issues on the life & career of Thomas Jefferson, as page 2 of the June 3 issue is mostly taken up with: "A Biographical Sketch of Mr. Jefferson...Mr. Jefferson, Vice President of the U. States of America".

The lengthy report carries over to its conclusion on page 2 of the June 4 issue.

Each in ... See More  

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675985

Fine account of the battle of San Jacinto...

Item #675985

June 02, 1836

VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, June 2, 1836  Page 3 has a lengthy report from Congress with one bit mentioning: "...member of the committee on Foreign Affairs, hoped it would not be sent there to be put to sleep. It should not be referred till we were prepared to recognize the independence of Texas...".

The next column has an account of the capture of Santa Anna and the battle of San ... See More  

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675983

Great account of the last of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675983

October 23, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1858  Keeping in mind that this was from the period of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, page 4 has a report from Springfield headed: "Illinois Politics" which talks of Stephen Douglas.

Taking over a full column is a fine report on the last of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, this one at Alton, Illinois. 

A few excerpts from the report include: "... See More  

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675981

Latest news on the Nat Turner slave rebellion...

Item #675981

September 26, 1831

BOSTON COURIER, Sept. 26, 1831  The bottom of the front page has a report on Nat Turner's slave rebellion headed: "Negro Insurrections" which includes: "...nine additional convictions of blacks tried on a charge of being concerned in the late atrocities...In all sixteen have been condemned...Four of other number had been recommended for reprieve...they had been forced to jo... See More  

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675980

The United States takes possession of Florida...

Item #675980

August 15, 1821

FRANKLIN GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 15, 1821  A displayable feature is the nice engraving of the bust of Ben Franklin in the masthead. But the prime content would be "Proclamation" signed by Andrew Jackson, noting the details by which the United States officially gained control of "the Floridas" from Spain.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice conditio... See More  

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675979

Earliest Florida newspaper we have offered...

Item #675979

June 15, 1822

THE FLORIDIAN, Pensacola, June 15, 1822  Not only is this the earliest Florida newspaper we have offered, it is a volume 1 issue of the earliest title in Pensacola, and one of the earliest newspapers in all of Florida. Its desirability is more in its early date than in its content, which has typical news reports and include: "From Fort Smith, Arkansas" "Alligator's Cruise&q... See More  

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675978

Battle of Tippecanoe: lengthy & detailed account...

Item #675978

December 26, 1811

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 26, 1811  The prime content is the front page  report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians on the Wabash..." with the complete text carrying over to page 2, including the note signed in type: J... See More  

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675977

Extremely graphic circus advertisement...

Item #675977

September 09, 1834

TROY DAILY WHIG, New York, Sept. 9, 1834  The prime feature of this issue is the terrific back page advertisement for a circus which consumes almost the entire page.

Headed: "Purdy Welch & Col. "Grand Mammoth Zoological Exhibition" with more on the two day event. Very graphic, showing the various animals, the Washington Military Band, etc.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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675976

Fine account of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Battle of Osawatomie...

Item #675976

September 13, 1856

THE DAILY MINNESOTIAN, Said Paul, Sept. 13, 1856  Actually a territorial newspaper as Minnesota did not gain statehood until May, 1858. 

Page 2 has some fine reporting on Bleeding Kansas, with a column headed: "Bloody Battle at Ossawatomie" "Free State Men Defeated" "Terrible Work at Leavenworth". The 1 1/2 columns have a fine account of the Battle of Osawa... See More  

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675975
Item #675975

November 17, 1830

THE ARKANSAS ADVOCATE, Little Rock, A.T., Nov. 17, 1830  The volume 1, #34 issue.  Good condition.

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675974
Item #675974

June 17, 1837

DETROIT EVENING SPECTATOR AND LITERARY GAZETTE, Detroit, Mich., June 17, 1837  First published in 1836 and believed to have been discontinued in 1838. A volume I issue (number 65). Dampstaining in the lower quadrant, mostly good.

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675973
Item #675973

March 07, 1829

FLORIDA ADVOCATE, Tallahassee, March 7, 1829  Four pages, rubbing in the dateline, archivally rejoined at the spine, tape mends within.

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675972

The first of the Lincoln Douglas debates...

Item #675972

August 27, 1858

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, August 27, 1858  We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it as a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at this time, still a relatively unknown figure in American politics.

However this issue is a rare exception, as pages 2 and 3 contain a r
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675954

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675954

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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675953

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675953

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

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675948

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #675948

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning Galveston,Texas--the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous charac... See More  

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675943

Attempts to impeach President Andrew Johnson...

Item #675943

April 11, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




The top of the first column of the front page has one column headings: "IMPEACHMENT" "The Opening Argument for the Defense Concluded" and more. Text takes up the entire front page and most of the back page.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675923

1870 Siege of Metz beginning w/ map...

Item #675923

August 17, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 17, 1870



* Siege of Metz, France

* Franco-Prussian War - Germans




Page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE WAR" "A Desperate Battle Fought Near Metz" "French and Prussian Reports of the Engagement" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning along the central fold, a little spine wear, gene... See More  

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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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