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685987

Four buildings in Cincinnati...

Item #685987

January 17, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 17, 1857  The front page shows: "The New Iron Steamer Voyageur De La Myer, Built for the Pacha of Egypt". 

Prints within include; "Interior Shed, Market for Servants at Moscow" "The Open Market for Servants, At Moscow"; four buildings in Cincinnati including: "New Custom House & Post Office" "Mechanics... See More  

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$42.00
685935

1856 Bleeding Kansas...

Item #685935

August 26, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 26, 1856



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion




The top of the front page has a one column heading : "The War In Kansas" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text.

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

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$33.00
685920

Early 1855 Cooperstown, New York...

Item #685920
An Oct. 29th, 1855 check drawn in the "Otsego County Bank" in Cooperstown, New York. A very handsome item which features an engraving of an Indian at the left side. Printed on maroon ink with 1 circular "Paid" stamp. About 2 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches and in nice condition.

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$17.00
685741

On the life of Napoleon Buonparte...

Item #685741

March 11, 1815

NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 11, 1815  Page 2 has over a full column with a small heading: "Bonaparte" which is essentially a review of a book written about him by a friend, with much on Buonaparte's life (see for portions).

Four pages, nice condition.

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685735

Indiana to become the 19th state of the Union...

Item #685735

December 10, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1816 



* Indiana will become a state (eve)



Page 3 has reports of discussions from Congress, one report headed: "Indiana State" which includes: "...proceeded to the order of the day on the resolution recognizing the republicanism & conformity to constitution and law of the constitution of the new State of Indiana...and ... See More  

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685728

The California Gold Rush...

Item #685728

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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685720

Peace might end the Mexican-American War?

Item #685720

July 31, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, July 31, 1847  Page 2 has: "The Peace Rumors" which talks about possible peace terms to end the Mexican-American War (see). 

Four pages, very nice condition.

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685719

Death of LaFayette... New Jewish synagogue... Sherath-Israel...

Item #685719

June 21, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  June 21, 1834 



* General LaFayette death

* Jewish Synagogue




An inside page has a very early report of the death of Lafayette: "...By a late arrival we learn that the good LAFAYETTE died on the 20th May in the 77th year of his age. the papers are filled with tributes of respect to his memory. He was the illustrious link between the pas... See More  

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685718

Problem with slaves in the Bahamas... Cherokee gold...

Item #685718

October 08, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1831 The back page has most of a column headed: "American Slaves In The Bahamas" which is a report concerning a slave ship which wrecked on one of the Bahama Islands and the slaves--bound from an Atlantic port to New Orleans--taken into the Bahamas.

Also near the back is: "Cherokee Gold Mines" in Georgia.

Complete in 24 pages, 6 ... See More  

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685714

Creating a government in Colombia... Indian lands and laws...

Item #685714

June 26, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1830  Inside has a report concerning the creation of a government in "Colombia" noting: "The new constitution having been adopted...proceeded to elect a president and vice president of the republic...a deputation waited upon Bolivar & informed him of the result He congratulated them on the happy termination of their labors...&... See More  

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685713

General Samuel Houston... Trail of Tears...

Item #685713

May 16, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1829 



* Trail of Tears 

* Samuel Houston 

* North Carolina gold




Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Gen. Houston" which has some speculation on why this former governor of Tennessee is leaving, ending with: "...They relate to domestic misfortunes. He has not only resigned the governor's chair of Tennesse... See More  

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685549

Sea serpent sighting in 1850...

Item #685549

August 17, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Aug. 17, 1850 



* Sea serpent - monster

* Kennebunkport, Maine




Page 7 has a small and discrete one column heading "The Sea Serpent Again" (see)

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

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685307

Reno Gang members lynched...

Item #685307

July 22, 1868

NEW-YORK TIMES, July 22, 1868 



* Reno Gang brothers lynchings

* Train robbers - outlaws




Page 5 under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three Express Robbers Hung by a Mob in Indiana" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, small piece torn away at the top, right corner of the first two leafs, nice condition.

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685014

Exploring the Yellowstone... Westward expansion...

Item #685014

January 15, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1820 



* Yellowstone expedition - American frontier



Certainly the best is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a very early report. The text takes over 3 pages and includes a half pg. chart headed: "Statement Showing the Movement of the Troops com... See More  

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684989

A possible Mormon connection? Two influencing events?

Item #684989

April 05, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, April 5, 1823



* Jews and Mormons ?



An inside page has a brief report noting: "...that the society for meliorating the condition of the Jew, are now engaged in a negociation for 20,000 acres of land in the 'Genesee country' for a Jewish colony. Will the Jews work on it?"

In brief, this was an attempt by Elias Boudinot to create a land ... See More  

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684914

Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine...

Item #684914
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1809



* Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine



The obituary listing inside includes: "At New York, the notorious Thomas Pain [sic]; whose death is an admonitory event; may the lesson that it inculcates be impressive..." & more. The opposing page has: "In Guppendorff, aged 76, Joseph Haydn, the celebrated composer... ju... See More  

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684906

1843 sea serpent sighting ?...

Item #684906

October 07, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1843 



* Sea serpent - monster

* Cape Cod, Massachusetts




Page 3 has an article: "The Sea Serpent" which reports its sighting near Cape Cod. Very descriptive, noting in part: "...Its form was that of an eel...The head was somewhat smaller than the body...judged the body to have been from 90 to 120 feet long..." ... See More  

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684887

Spontaneous combustion of a drunkard...

Item #684887

July 23, 1830

CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE & JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1830  Page 3 has a very curious article with a small heading: "Spontaneous Combustion of a Drunkard" with an interesting eye-witness account. Such an article certainly makes for an interesting conversation piece.

Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.

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684812

Nauvoo Mormon Temple described... Mormon troubles over the death of Joseph Smith...

Item #684812

July 18, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1844 



* Nauvoo Temple description

* re. Joseph Smith's death

* Mormons - Mormonism




The front page article is headed: "The Mormon Difficulties" which begins: "The St. Louis New Era thinks the Mormon war at an end...the Mormons are deeply wounded at the death of their leader and look for vengeance in some form..."... See More  

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684811

Destruction of the 'Nauvoo Expositor' by Joseph Smith... Early report of John Sutter...

Item #684811

June 25, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1844 



* Destruction of the "Nauvoo Expositor"

* Prelude to Joseph Smith's murder

* Mormons - Mormonism




The front page has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.

Printed here is a letter which says in part: "...the following communication fro... See More  

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684802

Founding of Guttenberg, Iowa...

Item #684802

October 01, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Oct. 1, 1844 



* Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa founded



A page 3 article headed: "Prairie LaPorte" reports: "Two hundred or upwards of German families from Hamilton county, Ohio, have made a purchase of Prairie LaPorte, where they are now laying out a city. Prairie LaPorte is in Clayton County, Iowa, on the Mississippi. The site is sai... See More  

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684787

Death of John Murrell, the famous "land pirate"... Complaints of election fraud...

Item #684787

November 29, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Nov. 29, 1844 



* John Murrell death - "land pirate"

* Mississippi River outlaw




A front page report about the "Death Of Murrell" says: "The Chattanooga Gazette of the 16th announces the death, at Pikeville, Tennessee, of the notorious John A. Morrell, whose name as 'land pirate' figured so frequently in the press... See More  

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684682

Short-lived campaign newspaper supported the Whig party...

Item #684682

June 20, 1844

LOUISVILLE JOURNAL, EXTRA, Kentucky, June 20, 1844 



* Very rare publication



A quite rare and short-lived campaign newspaper which existed only to promote the Whig party cause in the 1844 election. This is issue #8 which was likely a run of just 27 issues printed from May 2 to December 5, 1844, as campaign newspapers typically ceased just following the election.

This title would resurre... See More  

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684072

Harper's Ferry Conspiracy... Prison and hanging of two conspirators...

Item #684072

December 31, 1859

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 31, 1959  The frontpage has a half page image of two John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry) conspirators, the caption which says: "Cook and Coppic escaped from their cell into the prison yard, the night previous to their execution". Additionally, page 6 has two articles: "COOK AND COPPIC ENDEAAVORING TO ESCAPE FROM THE JAI... See More  

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684030

1851 Sandusky, Ohio....

Item #684030

September 22, 1851

SANDUSKY WEEKLY REGISTER, Ohio, Sept. 22, 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 with a little wear, generally nice.

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683927

Supporting William H. Harrison for President...

Item #683927

June 13, 1840

THE MADISONIAN, Washington City, June 13, 1840



* William Henry Harrison for president



This issue has on the inside page a political cartoon print of a log cabin (for Wm. H. Harrison) and a heraldic eagle engraving with "Harrison & Tyler" on a banner in the eagle's beak (see). Much political reporting.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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683900

Account of an 1812-1813 expedition from Louisiana through Texas...

Item #683900

August 28, 1819

THE WEEKLY REGISTER (Supplement), Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1819 



Page 42 begins: "Province of Texas", which includes a "brief history of an expedition in 1812 and 1813, from Louisiana into the Texas" and "The expedition carried on against the government of Spain in the Provine of Texas, which commenced in 1812, by a body of Americans, sided by malcontents in the co... See More  

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683867

On the constitutionality of laws against slave trade...

Item #683867

December 28, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1858  Page 2 has an article taking fully 1 1/2 columns headed: "Constitutionality of the Laws Against the African Slave Trade". Keep in mind that the importation of slaves had been outlawed since 1808.

Page 3 has: "Liberia and the Slave Trade".

Four pages, light damp stain at the top, good condition. The folder siz... See More  

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683494

Possibly the 1st Jew lynched within the United States...

Item #683494

August 17, 1868

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1868



* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield

* First Jew lynched in United States

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item

* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members




The front page has an article with small heading: "Murders By The Ku-Klux Klan", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierf... See More  

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683447

The Grattan Indian massacre...

Item #683447

September 11, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854 



* Grattan Massacre (1st report)

* United States Army

* Lakota Sioux Indians




The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More  

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683379

The slave ship, with prints of slaves onboard...

Item #683379

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text ... See More  

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683378

The slave ship...

Item #683378

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 re... See More  

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683318

Lincoln is not an ugly man... Great article on all aspects of Lincoln...

Item #683318

August 25, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 25, 1860  Page 3 has a nice and interesting article headed: "Lincoln At Home" which has a Springfield, Illinois dateline.

This fascinating article takes an entire column, and begins: "In a large two-story frame house, bearing no slight resemblance to Washington's headquarters...resides the Republican candidate for President of the United ... See More  

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683310

Martin Van Buren's annual address to the nation...

Item #683310

December 28, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 28, 1839  Being so close to the nation's capital it is not surprising that much of the content is on politics of the day, including a wealth of reporting from Congress.

The prime feature would be the complete and lengthy text of the annual state-of-the-union address of President Martin Van Buren. The address takes over 4 page and is signed in... See More  

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683294

Early newspaper from the Oneida Community...

Item #683294

April 01, 1843

THE PERFECTIONIST, Putney, Vermont, April 1, 1843  An early newspaper from the Oneida Community. This small folio-size newspaper only published twice a month, by J. H. Noyes & J. L. Skinner. Within the issue the editors espouse their Christian philosophy which became the foundation of the Oneida movement, which would take on greater presence in the decades to come.

Noyes saw man
... See More  

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683293

Early Honolulu, Hawaii...

Item #683293

July 26, 1858

THE FRIEND, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 26, 1858  It is rare to find Hawaiian newspapers from  the middle of the 19th century.

This title has a somewhat religious theme but with other content as well.

Complete in 8 page, 11 3/4 by 9 inches, very nice condition.

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683276

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683276

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683275

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683275

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683260

Paul Revere's son in the bell foundry business...

Item #683260

February 21, 1822

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 21, 1822  The front page has an illustrated ad for "Joseph W. Revere..."Factory and ship Bells..." with a bit more.

Joseph was the 3rd Paul Revere's 8 children, taking over the bell foundry business from his father in 1811.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.... See More  

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683257

Anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #683257

September 15, 1842

EMANCIPATOR, Boston, March 10, 1847  A newspaper focused on emancipation: the freedom for slaves. Articles include: "Wilmot Proviso--Yeas and Nays" "The Dangers of Slavery" "Freedom Betrayed" "Proposed Convention at Washington" for the National Anti-Slavery Society.

Four pages, inside stains from pressed leaves, otherwise good condition.

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683188

Critical thoughts on Mordecai Noah's plans for a Jewish homeland...

Item #683188

January 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826  The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Mordecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River.

This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah.

Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief, and over half a page on: "... See More  

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683137

From Greensboro, North Carolina...

Item #683137

May 11, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (now spelled Greensboro) North Carolina, May 11, 1850  Articles include: "Rules for Home Education" "A Word to Little Girls" "The Slave Trade" "Another Mammoth Cave" & more. Also a page 3 ad: "Ranaway...my negro girl Rosanna, a very bright mulatto..." with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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683116

Very ornate masthead...

Item #683116

August 13, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 13, 1859  This newspaper has one of most ornate mastheads including an illustration of a battleship with maritime symbols bordering the front page.

Among the prints are: "The Late War---French Troops Crossing Mount Cenis" "The Late Prince Metternich" "The Late War in Italy--View of Novara" "London &... See More  

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683104

Death of George Washington...

Item #683104
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1800  Near the back under the section headed: "Obituary, with Anecdotes, of Remarkable Persons" is the very historic report of the death of George Washington.

Beginning with the date of his death, the 14th, the obituary reads in part: ".... At his seat at Mount Vernon, in America, in his 68th year, after a short illness of about 2... See More  

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683031

Two interesting advertisements...

Item #683031

March 15, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1817 



* (2) slaves - slavery related advertisements

* From our nation's capital




Page 3 has an ad: "Wanted - A Colored female servant to attend a lady & family on a journey for two or three months...". Page 4 has an ad: "50 Dollars Reward" for a runaway mulatto, with details.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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683011

The death of William Henry Harrison...

Item #683011

April 06, 1841

LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, New York, April 6, 1841  The top of pg. 3 has: "Death Of The President" with the report beginning: "Yesterday morning mail bought the important, but not altogether unexpected intelligence of the death of William Henry Harrison, President of the United States.

By this event John Tyler, the vice President becomes president for the balance of Gen. H
... See More  

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683009

Three new ships are launched at Pittsburgh...

Item #683009

May 15, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 15, 1804  Inside has a brief report noting: "At Pittsburgh (the head of Ohio river) were launched on the 30th March, the ship Louisiana, 300 tons burthen--on the 31st schooner Conquest, 126 tons, pierced for 18 guns--and on the 1st of April, the schooner Alleghany. The first sailed down the river the next day in ballast; the s... See More  

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683008

Early views of Syracuse...

Item #683008

February 06, 1858

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858  The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.

Complete in sixteen pa... See More  

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682996

Eskimoes... Early print of the Merrimac...

Item #682996

February 23, 1856

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856  The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with the M... See More  

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682929

Indian massacre in Minnesota... Much from New Mexico...

Item #682929

May 07, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1850  Page 3 has: "Indian Massacre" with a report from St. Paul, Minnesota, concerning troubles with the Sioux and Chippewa tribes. Also: "Important From New Mexico" takes over half a column, and also a few: "Appointments By The President".

Four pages, ink spots on page 3, good condition.

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$34.00
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