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674541

"The Colonel's 'Nigger Dog'" by Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674541

December 01, 1895

SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, December, 1895  Beginning on page 722 is an original printing of:  "THE COLONEL's 'NIGGER DOG'", by Joel Chandler Harris, written for Scribner's Magazine. The entire short story begins

Other articles, poetry, illustrations, etc. from the era are found throughout, including "THE KINETOSCOPE OF TIME", by Brander Matthew... See More  

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674539

"Miss Irene" by Joel Chandler Harris... Teddy Roosevelt on Oliver Cromwell...

Item #674539

February 01, 1900

SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, February, 1900  Offered is an original printing of:  "MISS IRENE", by Joel Chandler Harris, written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, illustrations, etc. from the era are found throughout, including part II of "OLIVER CROMWELL", by Theodore Roosevelt.

Complete, disbound without wrappers, and is in overall good con... See More  

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674537

Very beginning of the American Antiquarian Society...

Item #674537

November 26, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 26, 1812  Page 2 has a very significant news report headed: "American Antiquarian Society" which begins: "This Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, passed October 22d, 1812. It's object is to collect and preserve the most authentic ancient documents & memorials..." with more. Also noted is that Isaiah Thom... See More  

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674532

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre: a pair of issues...

Item #674532

March 23, 1877

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, a pair of issues dated March 23 and 24, 1877  The March 23 issue has a small, inconspicuous item near the bottom of the front page: "John D. Lee, the Mormons who is to be executed to-day for the murder of emigrants at Mountain Meadows in 1857, has made a full confession, acknowledging his guilt."

The March 24 issue has near the top of the front ... See More  

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674523

Edison & the beginning of the motion picture industry...

Item #674523

May 20, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893  The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry.

The articles takes over a full column & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire strip ... See More  

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674522

Edison & the beginning of the motion picture industry...

Item #674522

May 20, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893  The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry.

The articles takes over a full column & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire strip ... See More  

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674520

Early view of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada...

Item #674520

January 12, 1856

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 12, 1856  There are several nice military-themed prints inside, but some of the better prints are; "The Hon. Sir Allan MacNab, Prime Minster of Canada" and a nice half page view of: "Hamilton, Canada West, From the Mountain" and a great full page print: "Bear Hunting In Sweden".

Complete in 24 pages, great condition.

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674519

Details on the capture of Jeff. Davis...

Item #674519

May 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1865  Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with great heads on the parade of returning Civil War soldiers, including: "THE REVIEW" "The Grand Army of the Potomac Marching Through Pennsylvania Ave." "The Great Military Pageant of the Age" "The Honors To The Brave" and much more.

Page 5 has: "JEFF DAVIS&quo... See More  

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674518

Severe penalty for use of a bowie knife...

Item #674518

September 16, 1837

NILE'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington D.C., Sept. 16, 1837  On the third page under "Use Of Bowie Knives" is the text of an "act" passed by the legislature of Alabama. The first section of the act states that: "...if any person carrying any knife or weapon, known as Bowie knives...on a sudden recounter, shall cut or stab another with such knife, by reason of which ... See More  

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674514

Great scenes of Yellowstone National Park...

Item #674514

August 11, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 11, 1883  The full front page is a great & scenic print captioned: "Scenes In The American Wonderland - The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone." Inside has another full page with 4 images of: "The American Wonderland--Scenes in the Yellowstone National Park" which includes Yellowstone Lake, the giant geyser in action, etc., p... See More  

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674513

Early, detailed letter from San Diego...

Item #674513

April 24, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847  Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans.

Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa Anna's Dispositi... See More  

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674512

Players returning from the war strengthen "the national game"...

Item #674512

June 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1865  The back page has: "Base Ball A Grand Match At Hoboken--The Mutual Club In The Field--The Second Contest For The Championship--An Immense Assemblage Of Spectators--The Finest Played Game Of The Season, Etc." This is a nice summary of a game between the Empire and Mutuals clubs, that begins: "The national game of ball of America has received an im... See More  

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674511

"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

This three-issue set is... See More  

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674509

1866 Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill...

Item #674509

February 20, 1866

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Mass., February 20, 1866 



* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message




The top of page 2 has one column headings: "Veto By The President" "No Signature For The Freedmen's Bureau Bill" "Able And Powerful Argument" and more. (see) Message takes up about 2 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

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674508

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

Item #674508
SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

Additional... See More  

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674506

Brigham Young's 1874 United Order of Enoch....

Item #674506

May 26, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 26, 1874



* Mormons President Brigham Young

* United Order of Enoch - Mormonism

* Latter Day Saint movement




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "UTAH" "Brigham Young's New Revelation" "The Order Of Enoch" "The Prophet Proposes to Reduce the People to Serfdom" "Mormonism Rudely Shaken" and mor... See More  

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674505

Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting...

Item #674505

June 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1873 



* Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting (1st report)

* Women's suffrage - Woman's rights advocate




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "WOMAN SUFFRAGE" "Trial of Miss Anthony for Illegal Voting--Opinion of Judge Hunt--Verdict of Guilty Rendered" (see). The reporting takes up over 2 full columns. Unfortunately there ... See More  

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674504

Death of George Meade... Gettysburg fame...

Item #674504

November 08, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 8, 1872



* General George Gordon Meade

* American Civil War General

* Battle of Gettysburg hero




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "GEN. GEO. G. MEADE" "Honors to the Memory of the Hero of Gettysburg" "His Death Announced to the Army...." See images for text.

Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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674494

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

Item #674494

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 27, 1817  Certainly the best report  is headed: "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about 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 characters who ha... See More  

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674492

Creating the Santa Fe Trail...

Item #674492

March 26, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1825  See the photo for the list of Acts of Congress, which includes: "An act to authorize the president of the United States to cause a road to be marked out from the western frontier of Missouri to the confines of New Mexico" which would be the famed Santa Fe Trail. A very historic--yet brief--report.

Another article: "Suppres
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674491

Creating the Santa Fe Trail...

Item #674491

March 26, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1825  See the photo for the list of Acts of Congress, which includes: "An act to authorize the president of the United States to cause a road to be marked out from the western frontier of Missouri to the confines of New Mexico" which would be the famed Santa Fe Trail. A very historic--yet brief--report.

Another article: "Suppres
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674478

Introduction to Uncle Remus Story by Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674478

January 28, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, January 28, 1896. (Written up for Joe Doyle order.)



*Introduction to a new Uncle Remus Story by Joel Chandler Harris

* Begining February 2, 1896




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674477

Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674477

January 10, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, January 10, 1896 (Written up for Joe Doyle order.)



*Uncle Remus stories discussed by Baltimore Folklore Society.



This issue is very fragile and should be handled very gently.

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674476

Interview with Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674476

January 26, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, January 26, 1896



*Interview with Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus Stories.



This issue is very fragile and should be handled very gently.



Written up for Joe Doyle order.

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674471

"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts...

Item #674471

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, June, July & August of 1881.  (Written up for Joe Doyle for an order.)  This is a 3 month set (June, July & August) with each month containing 1/3 of a new Uncle Remus story by Joel Chandler Harris.

This issue is complete and in nice condition.





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674470

Uncle Remus Story by Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674470

February 02, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, February 2 - March 29, 1896



*7 issue set of Uncle Remus Story chapters and introduction issue



These issues are very fragile and should be handled very gently.



Written up for Joe Doyle order.

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674465

Ulysses S. Grant for President - 1872 advertisement...

Item #674465

September 23, 1872

DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23, 1872 



* Ulysses S. Grant notice

* Civil War general for president




A pg. 2 ad endorses the Grant-Wilson ticket. Also present is a list of the state and county Republican candidates. Also with in the issue is other news of the day and numerous advertisements.

Complete in four pages measuring approximately 20.25 x 13.5 inches in very ni... See More  

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674464

William Kemmler: first person to get the electric chair...

Item #674464

August 09, 1890

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 9, 1890 



* William Francis Kemmler

* 1st electric chair execution


* From the city where he is from



Front page coverage on William Kemmler, who had the dubious distinction of being the first person to die by the electric chair. The one column headings reads: "The Auburn Execution" with subheads. Nice to have in a Philadelphia paper, his hom... See More  

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674459

Early Tallahassee...

Item #674459

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 27, 1847  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 front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very Import... See More  

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674458

Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #674458

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 1847  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, 14 years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very ... See More  

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674456

Ann Eliza leaves Brigham Young... Mormons...

Item #674456

July 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1873



* Ann Eliza Young

* Brigham Young divorce

* Mormons - polygamy




The front page has an article with small heading: "Brigham Young To Be Sued Fr Divorce". See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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674453

On the death & funeral of Garfield, in a home state newspaper...

Item #674453

September 21, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1881 



* President James S. Garfield death

* Best title to be had ?




The top of the front page features a nice portrait headed: "James A. Garfield" who was assassinated some weeks prior and died on Sept. 19. First column heads relate to his death and the news from across the country, the stack taking nearly three-quarters of the first colum... See More  

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674451

Hometown newspaper on Garfield's funeral...

Item #674451

September 24, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1881  A very graphic issue on the funeral of President James Garfield, who was born & raised in a Cleveland suburb and is buried in Cleveland.

The top of the front page has two large illustrations showing: "The Pavilion And Catafalque" and: "The Funeral Car". Front page column heads report on the details of the funeral ceremonies.... See More  

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674439

War of 1812 & Mississippi moves towards statehood...

Item #674439

December 02, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Dec. 2, 1812 The front page has a brief item headed: "Another New State" reading: "The bill to erect a new state out of the Mississippi Territory passed by a large majority...".

Page 2 has some nice items headed: "The Glorious War!!" and another: "An Indian Town Destroyed" with some details of the events at Fort Harrison, including: &quo... See More  

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674435

Very beginning of the American Antiquarian Society...

Item #674435

November 25, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 25, 1812  Page 2 has a very significant news report headed: "American Antiquarian Society" which begins: "This Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, passed October 22d, 1812. It's object is to collect and preserve the most authentic ancient documents & memorials..." with more. Also noted is that... See More  

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674396

Charge of the Light Brigade...

Item #674396

November 18, 1854

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 18, 1854  The front page contains not only a nice article but a great illustration on the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade" from during the Crimean War.

The article is headed: "The Battle Of Balaclava" which carries over to page 2, and the print is captioned: "The Light Cavalry Charge at Balaclava" with a separate, relat... See More  

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674392

Early 19th century w/ red tax stamp...

Item #674392

June 15, 1807

THE COURIER, London, June 15, 1807



* Uncommon publication w/ red tax stamp



The front page is taken up with various advertisements and a red tax stamp at the upper right corner. News of the day inside and partially on the back page.

Complete with 4 pages, never bound, good condition.

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674391

Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #674391

March 17, 1801

COLUMBIAN MINERVA, Dedham, Massachusetts, March 17, 1801  Page 2 has two has a notable letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, sent to the Senate, uponhis leaving as President of the Senate to become the President of the United States. It begins: "...I now propose to retire from the chair of the Senate...". This is followed by the response of the Senate.

Following this is a prefac... See More  

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674389

Full text of the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #674389

October 31, 1803

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, October 31, 1803  The complete text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with both conventions, is found on page 2. It is prefaced with an article headed: "Louisiana Treaty!" noting in part: "Yesterday...the Senate ratified the Louisiana Treaty, 24 votes in the affirmative and seven in the negative...We congratulate our fellow citizens on the pro... See More  

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674388

Decision in Marbury vs. Madison...

Item #674388

March 26, 1803

THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, March 26, 1803  Page 6 contains the result of the historic Marbury vs. Madison Supreme Court case. Headed: "Mandanus" it gives their opinion to the 3 key questions of the case. This case consistently ranks in the top ten list of the most important Supreme Court decisions.

Eight pages, minor archival strengthening at the blank spine, nice condition with... See More  

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674387

Salt Lake City to be the home of the Mormons...

Item #674387

November 13, 1847

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 13, 1847  Near the back is a notable article on the Mormons settling upon the what would become Salt Lake City as their new home: "The New Mormon Location" which notes in part: "...a runner came in who was sent on in advance by the Mormon 'Twelve' who were on the route back from the Salt Lake...Our informant states that the ... See More  

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674386

The famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match...

Item #674386

May 12, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 12, 1860  The front page is mostly taken up with 5 prints concerning the famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match including: "The Field Where the Champion Battle Was Fought" plus prints showing both Heenan and Sayers. Inside has a nearly half pg. print: "Heenan In his Bed After Returning from the Fight...".

This notable and illegal fight took 2... See More  

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674385

Charge of the Light Brigade...

Item #674385

December 23, 1854

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 23, 1854  This is one of the better newspapers to be had on this famous battle from the Crimean War, made so by the well-known poem by Tennyson: "Charge of the Light Brigade".

This issue contains a very dramatic doublepage foldout captioned: "Charge Of Light Cavalry, at Balaclava", and on the next page is a report titled: &qu... See More  

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674384

Battle of Trafalgar... Death of Lord Nelson...

Item #674384

December 26, 1805

BOSTON GAZETTE, December 26, 1805  Page 2 has nice & detailed reports on the Battle of Trafalgar, headed: "Glorious Victory Over the Combined Fleets. Death of Lord Nelson".

Part of the introductory announcement reads: "...Providence has blest his Majesty's Arms with a most signal victory over the combined fleets, but it has thought fit to chasten our exultations by
... See More  

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674378

Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #674378

October 01, 1831

UNITED STATES CATHOLIC INTELLIGENCER, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1, 1831  This rather rare title lasted for just one year, having begun in October, 1831 & ending in September, 1832. Its most striking feature is the very large and deep masthead, taking close to half of the front page, and which includes a large eagle with a scroll in its beak making it very displayable.

As the title w... See More  

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674376

Broadside issue from Chihuahua, Mexico...

Item #674376

September 14, 1860

ALCANCE A LA COALICION, Chihuahua (Mexico), Sept. 14, 1860  This is a broadside issue (printed on one side only), totally in Spanish, 8 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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674375

From the state of Chihuahua, Mexico...

Item #674375

January 03, 1860

LA COALICION, the date translating to: "Tuesday, January 3, 1860". The full title translating to: "The Coalition -Official Newspaper of the Government of the State of Chihuahua" which is a northern state of Mexico, bordering much of New Mexico.

Four pages, 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.


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674369

The Japanese ambassadors' visit the President & the nation's capital...

Item #674369

May 26, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 26, 1860  Most of the many prints in this issue are on the visit of the Japanese ambassadors to the nation's Capital. Included are two doublepage prints.

Sixteen pages, some light toning, small binding holes at the centerfolds, nice condition.

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674368

Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #674368

September 09, 1831

CHRISTIAN INTELLIGENCER & EASTERN CHRONICLE, Gardiner, Maine, Sept. 9, 1831  Page 3 has a brief report headed: "Negro Insurrection " being the famous Nat Turner's slave rebellion. It mentions:: "...A principal leader of the Virginia insurgents is one Nat Turner, a Methodist preacher."

Under "The Insurrection In Virginia" is a much lengthier account from... See More  

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674367

Celebrating the new Erie Canal...

Item #674367

October 10, 1825

BELLOWS FALLS INTELLIGENCER, Vermont, Oct. 10, 1825  Page 3 includes a nice account of the celebration of the arrival of the first boat on the Erie Canal, headed; "New York Celebration". Included is the governor's "Address" which begins: "This solemnity, at this place, on the first arrival of vessels from Lake Erie, is intended to indicate & commemorate the na... See More  

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