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678015

An 1840 campaign newspaper... Quite rare...

Item #678015

April 09, 1840

THE PILOT, Baltimore, April 9, 1840 



* William Henry Harrison

* Very rare campaign title




This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a quite rare campaign newspaper in support of William Henry Harrison for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candida... See More  

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678006

Lot of 13 Wash. D.C. from 1856...

Item #678006

December 31, 1856

EVENING STAR, Washington D.C. Lot of 13 issues from the year 1856. News of the day just prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Each issue is complete with 4 pages, loose along the spine, minor wear, a few small tape mends, generally very nice.

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677997

William Walker Nicaragua expedition...

Item #677997

January 08, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 8, 1858



* William Walker (filibuster)

* Nicaragua expedition


 


Page 4 has an article with heading: "The President's Message on the Seizure of Walker--The Old and New Filibusters" (see)

Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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677921

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

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

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

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

Sixteen pa... See More  

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677805

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

Item #677805

April 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1860 



* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle

* Rescued by Harriet Tubman

* Slaves - slavery




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

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677725

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

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

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677692

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

Item #677692

September 07, 1848

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



* Lewis Cass Political Ad

* Southern slavery




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

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

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677690

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

Item #677690

July 21, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 21, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




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

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

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677645

From the deep South with slave related ads...

Item #677645

September 10, 1854

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



* Rare antebellum publication

* 3 slave advertisements




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

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

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677618

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

Item #677618

October 01, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 1, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "HONEY MOON", with Mr. Poe as "Rolando" and Mrs. Poe as "Zamora" This was the mother & father of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and poet. Rare to find such ads in period
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677590

The Thirtieth Street Murder...

Item #677590

October 28, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 28, 1858



* The Thirtieth Street Murders

* Murderer Francis A. Gouldy, Jr.




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

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677545

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #677545

September 26, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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677501

1856 Mammoth Cave passage discovery...

Item #677501

August 11, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 11, 1856



* Mammoth Cave - Kentucky

* Discovery of another passage




Page 5 has an article headed: "Mammoth Cave--The New Discoveries" See image for text here.

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

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677497

1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas....

Item #677497

June 07, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 7, 1856



* Sacking of Lawrence - Kansas

* Pro-slavery settlers vs. Free-Staters

* Bleeding Kansas




The top of page 8 has one column headings that include: "From Kansas" "The Sack Of Lawrence" "Official Bulletin Of the Border Ruffians" and more. (see)

Twelve pages, some small margin tears, generally good.... See More  

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677484

William Henry Harrison for President ad...

Item #677484

December 18, 1839

THE ATLAS, Boston, December 18, 1839



* William Henry Harrison for president



The masthead includes a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 2 has graphic embellishment which heads: "For President, WM. HENRY HARRISON, of Ohio - For Vice President, JOHN TYLER, of Virginia.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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677419

Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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677418

Ad for "Nat Turner's Confessions"...

Item #677418

December 09, 1831

UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, December 9, 1831



* Confessions of Nat Turner

* Slave insurrection fame




Page 3 has an ad stating that a business has for sale, "The Confession's of Nat Turner".

Turner was the leader of the famous slave insurrection in Virginia that occurred in September of 1831. Describes the "Confessions" as those "voluntaril... See More  

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677400

!854 Treaty of Kanagawa... Japan...

Item #677400

July 17, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 17, 1854



* Convention of Kanagawa Treaty

* Japan-US Treaty of Peace and Amity




The front page has one column headings that include: "From Washington" "The Japan Treaty Ratified" "The Treaty between the United States and the Empire of Japan" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, light foxing, generally nice.... See More  

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676867

Death of the printer & a proprietor...

Item #676867

December 05, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1811  A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

All four pages have wide black mourning rules due to the death of the printer a proprietor off this newspaper.

Page 2 has mourning rules above & below the report: "Obituary" which begins: "Died on Tuesday the3d inst. at 6 o&... See More  

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676855

1851 Sandusky, Ohio....

Item #676855

August 11, 1851

SANDUSKY WEEKLY REGISTER, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1851



* Erie County

* Uncommon title




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with a few advertisements. Located in Northern Ohio, Sandusky is situated along the shores of Lake Erie.

Complete, measures 26 x 19 inches, several folds, generally nice.

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676188

An early newspaper mention of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #676188

December 22, 1843

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22 1843



* Very early Abraham Lincoln

* Springfield, Illinois




 The top of page 2 has a report headed: "Advice From Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen constitute the Electoral ticket: Electors at Large--ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Sangamon County: S. LISL... See More  

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676168

A few neat illustrated advertisements...

Item #676168
NEW YORK EVENING POST, July 23, 1815 



* Illustrated advertisements

* Early 19th century original



The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat and at least ten illustrated ship ads. The back page has an ad for a stagecoach.

Four pages, generally in nice condition.

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676129

Early issue from 1831 Long Island...

Item #676129

December 04, 1830

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Dec. 4, 1830



* 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, some light foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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676080

First print of an American President in a periodical?

Item #676080

November 23, 1844

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 23, 1844  



* 1st illustration of a U.S. president in a periodical




The front page begins with an article: "The American Presidency" carrying over to page 2, with some interesting commentary on the American democratic election process including; "...almost the only remaining instance of the elective principle applied to creating t... See More  

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676049

Very first use of the term "Bleeding Kansas"...

Item #676049

September 13, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 13, 1856  



* Origin of the expression "Bleeding Kansas"



This issue contains a notable first mention of a term which would come to define the conflict within the country in the years just prior to the Civil War, and indeed, would help lead to the divide that would take another 9 years and tens of thousands of lost lives to resolve.

"Bleeding Kansas... See More  

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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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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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675520

2 slavers captured... African slave trade...

Item #675520

November 12, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858



* The African slavery trade - slaves



Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)

Eight pages, nice condition.

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675508

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital in Staten Island...

Item #675508

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858 



* Quarantine Hospital burning

* Bayley Seton Hospital

* Tompkinsville, Staten Island




Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases... See More  

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675346

Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #675346

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861  Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More  

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675247

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675247

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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675246

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675246

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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674674

Early (1855) sewing machine...

Item #674674

December 01, 1855

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1855  This issue contains several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: "Cowperthwaite's Patent Sewing Machine", "Sawing A Log By Its Own Weight", "Combined Weather Strip and Lock" and more. See images for details.

Complete in 8 pages, some corner f... 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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674179

From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #674179

April 26, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, April 26, 1851



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

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

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674102

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 



* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention




An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

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673977

Battle of Greece begins.... WWII Nazis...

Item #673977

April 06, 1941

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 6, 1941



* Battle of Greece begins

* Operation Marita

* Nazis invasion




The front page has a banner headline: "YUGOSLAVIA AND GREECE INVADED AS HITLER LAUNCHES BALKAN WAR"  with subheads. (see) Nice for display.

First section only with 16 pages, light toning and some wear at the central fold. Also some wear at the margins, partially loose along the sp... See More  

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673908

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857 



* Historic baseball periodical

* New fundamental rules

* "Baseball's Magna Carta"

* For Baseball Convention of 1857




An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules"... See More  

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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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673880

Very nice Paul Revere bell advertisement...

Item #673880

August 26, 1807

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 26, 1807  The back page has a very nice illustrated ad for: "Church Bells - Paul Revere & Son" with some descriptive text, and a rather large engraving of a bell.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, water staining to the bottom one-third not close to the Revere ad.

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673869

For Scottish-Americans...

Item #673869

April 03, 1841

THE SCOTTISH JOURNAL, New York, April 3, 1841  Obviously a newspaper for Scottish-Americans. The masthead has a thistle-themed engraving. Various literary items & other content.

Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 15 inches, nice condition.

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673867

Unusual newspaper...

Item #673867

November 08, 1813

GROTJAN'S PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SALE REPORT, Nov. 8, 1813  All 4 pages are taken up with charts of item, their values, and information on a wide variety of goods.

An almost square newspaper, measuring 10 1/2 by 12 inches, slightly irregular at the blank spine, good condition.

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673853

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #673853

June 12, 1805

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: United States' Gazette, Nov. 30, 1809; Massachusetts Spy, June 8, 1808; Boston Gazette, May 6, 1805; Independent Chronicle, Nov. 19, 1807; and New York Herald, Nov. 30, 1803. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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673835

Themed on the military...

Item #673835

July 23, 1841

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Windsor, Vermont, July 23, 1841  The motto in the masthead details its purpose: "Devoted to the Interests of the Militia, To Military Science and National Defense in General." This was a very short-lived newspaper lasting just 52 weeks issues from 1840-1841.

Among the various articles within are: "Light Troops" "The Militia of the United States"... See More  

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673822

Rev. Dr. Raphael, Jewish leader, on slavery...

Item #673822

January 07, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 7, 1861  Page 4 has an article: "Dr. Raphall's Bible" which includes: "The Rev. Dr. Raphall [Raphael] is a burning & a shining light in our New York Israel...Dr. Raphall is an educated & reverent expounder of the Law given by Moses...He says 'the New Testament nowhere, directly or indirectly, condemns 'slaveholding'; we sa... See More  

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673814

Baton Rouge before the Civil War...

Item #673814

September 12, 1856

THE DAILY ADVOCATE, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sept. 12, 1856  An uncommon title from the antebellum South with various news & an emphasis on politics. The masthead notes: "Official Paper For Publishing the Journals and Debates of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana". The back leaf is almost entirely taken up with advertisements.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at t
... See More  

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$49.00
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