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561934

Death of Col. William S. Smith... son-in-law of John Adams...

Item #561934

June 26, 1816

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1816



* William S. Smith death

* Abigail Adams



Among the "Deaths" on page 2 is one that reads, in part: "In New York State, Col. William S. Smith, a brave and intelligent officer of the revolutionary war....an independent Member of Congress....He was son-in-law of President Adams; but was bereaved of his excellent consort se... See More  

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561912

Venus fly-traps inhabiting the prairies?...

Item #561912

March 10, 1838

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, March 10, 1838



* Venus fly-traps inhabiting the prairies?



An inside page has a report about an "Extraordinary Plant" that inhabits the "vast prairies" of North America.



About the plant, the report says: "...the ends of the leaves being armed with teeth which the power of closing up on being irritated by any substance, as for instance, a... See More  

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561801

Crisis in the South...

Item #561801

December 12, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, from New York, dated December 12, 1860.



* Southern crisis

* Secession options

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect



This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of pre Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's president elect era before his inauguration.



Among the one column headlines on the tensions building in the South prior to the Civil War are:



* THE SOUTH... See More  

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$29.00
561531

America At War...

The Great War Collection (Elven issues)...

Item #561531
THE GREAT WAR COLLECTION (11 issues) - A great opportunity for an instant collection encompassing every major "American" war from The French and Indian War through The Gulf War. You get eleven original/authentic publications (at least 9 being American newspapers), one each for:



French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American ... See More  

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$195.00
561511

All with a "cash for Negroes" advertisement...

Item #561511
THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., May, 1837 



* Negroes wanted for cash

* Slavery



This issue has a page 2 advertisement as seen in the photo, beginning: "Cash For Negroes.---I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more text (see). 

Complete in 4 pages, minimal edge wear, nice condition.... See More  

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560948

Niagra Falls... Pneumatic Railroad...

Item #560948
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 2, 1842



* American Musuem

* Niagara Falls - Early railroad




Page 2 has a report about the attractions at the American Museum, including a model of the city of Dublin, the "Falls of Niagara, with real water", the Grand Cosmorama, the Pneumatic Railroad and some of the performances.



Other news of the day with ads. 4 pages in nice condition.... See More  

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560876
Item #560876
LEWISBURG CHRONICLE, Union County, Pennsylvania PA, 1857



* Pre Civil war era original




A nice newspaper of four pages from this small town in central Penna., the home of Bucknell University. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. Folio size. Cleanly cut at the spine but not affecting any type. Generally in nice condition.

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560805

From the Mexican War...

Item #560805
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, 1846 



* Pre Civil war era reading



One of the more popular titles of the mid-19th century, and from this critical year during the Mexican War. Contains various news of the day including reports on the Mexican War. Complete in four pages, large folio size, very nice condition.

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560803

Famous title with Mexican War content...

Item #560803
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, 1847



* From the Mexican war



The very famous James Gordon Bennett newspaper the "New York Herald" also published a weekly edition, summarizing the various news events from the previous week. The issue featured an engraving on the front page, and this being from the critical period of the Mexican War, war content is found on the inside pages.

Complete a... See More  

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$29.00
560208

Small newspaper, nice masthead...

Item #560208
RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCER, New Haven, Connecticut, 1829 



* Rare title




A very interesting little newspaper which has a great & graphic masthead, featuring an engraving of the angel Gabriel "trumpeting" the news, holding a banner reading "Glad Tidings". 



This issue is complete in 16 pages, was never bound nor trimmed, measures 7 by 10 1/2 inches, and is in n... See More  

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560147

Death of Christian Clemens...

Item #560147

September 06, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., September 6, 1844



* Mount Clemens MI founder death

* Christian Clemens



Among the "Deaths" listed on page 3 is one that says: "At Mount Clemens, Michigan, on the 25th ult., Hon. Christian Clemens..." & a bit more, plus mention that he founded "...the...flourishing village of Mount Clemens..."



Other news of ... See More  

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559650

19th century 2nd rate issues (not damaged)...

Item #559650
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT (2nd rate - not damaged) of 50 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896.  All are in 2nd rate condition (none damaged) with at least 7 different titles. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, more than normal foxing and wear, but will not have missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or someone wishing to begin a collection ... See More  

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559606

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #559606
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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$49.00
559604

From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559604
(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Average condition.  The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... See More  

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559596

Oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States...

Item #559596
(8) CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810  A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.  Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice.  Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.  The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive.  Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More  

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559591

From Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559591
(10) BOSTON GAZETTE, dated in 1803-1808  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period.  Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period. Perhaps a bit of close-trimming.

The photo shows an example of t... See More  

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559488

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #559488
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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$120.00
559184

Discounted 19th century illustrated issues...

Item #559184
(Illustrated) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of fifty 2nd rate and damaged illustrated issues A blended lot of titles, all 19th century 2nd rate and partially damaged illustrated issues which may include any of the following: Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's, Scientific American, London Illustrated, etc. Well over 100 displayable prints will be found within this lot. The issues may include any combi... See More  

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559183

19th century 2nd rate and damaged lot...

Item #559183
WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT  A lot of 50 2nd-rate and damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when condition is not a concern. Please note the ... See More  

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559177

100 issue variety lot of 19th century newspapers...

Item #559177
(100) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 100 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896 all in average or better condition--not a damaged lot--with at least 10 different titles. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection. An incredible value at under $2 per issue.  If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 20 for this lot.

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559037

The rivers of Texas... from 1849...

Item #559037

August 25, 1849

NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, August 25, 1849 



* The rivers of Texas 

* Post Mexican War era 




On the back page under "Sketches Of Texas...No. II" is a detailed report: "Rivers of Texas--Facilities of Interior Commerce--Prospective Improvements of Rivers and Harbors."  The report describes the accessibility of the principal rivers of Texas: the Trin... See More  

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558605

No Harmony at New Harmony...

Item #558605

June 22, 1827

BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts, June 22, 1827



* New Harmony Indiana

* Robert Owen




Page 3 has a report: "New Harmony--Mr. Owen has sold a great part of his property at N. Harmony, leased the remainder, and left it on his return from Scotland. W. Maclure, in the Philadelphia Gazette, warns people not to trust Mr. Owen on his account".



Report is in a large... See More  

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558603

Richard Rush and the Annual Treasury Report...

Item #558603

January 04, 1825

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, January 4, 1825  The Annual Treasury Report" begins on the front page & concludes on page 2, signed in type: Richard Rush.

A page 3 report says: "A fire broke out in the Capitol, at Washington City, on Thursday night of last week, which destroyed a small part of the library...", plus mention that it was extinguished by some citiz... See More  

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557903

Census of Poughkeepsie...

Item #557903

August 07, 1835

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 7, 1835



* Early Poughkeepsie New York population




A page 2 report has details from the census of the "enterprising and flourishing" village of Poughkeepsie, including the number of males, and females, "unmarried females under 16", the number of aliens, paupers & "colored" persons as well as the number of births. ... See More  

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557612

Act signed by Monroe...

Item #557612

April 10, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, April 10, 1824



* President James Monroe act

* United States Military



On the front page under an engraving of the Great Seal is: "An Act making appropriations for the Military Service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four...", signed in type: James Monroe.



Other news of the day with many adverti... See More  

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557606

Pike's Peak mines... Central Park, New York...

Item #557606

December 10, 1858

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, December 10, 1858  Page 4 has a detailed editorial that criticizes the release of the contract to the highest bidder for the completion of Central Park. A back page report about the "Pike's Peak Mines" has details about the fair quantities of gold "...to be had at these mines."

Other news of the day. Wear at the spine, archival mend to a hole/tear in... See More  

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557538

A "steam-wagon" in 1860...

Item #557538

July 14, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 14, 1860



* Early steam wagon

* Pre civil war from our nation's capital




On page 2 under "Steam-Wagon In San Francisco" is a vivid account of a demonstration of a "steam-wagon" in San Francisco. The account also describes the steam-wagon in detail, mentioning that the vehicle "...weighs about ten tons. The driving w... See More  

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557512

Cornerstone for "new edifice" laid at St. John's College...

Item #557512

June 26, 1835

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, June 26, 1835



* St. John's College

* Annapolis Maryland

* Cornerstone laid




A page 2 report begins: "The cornerstone of a new edifice, to be attached to St. John's College, was laid at Annapolis on Thursday last..."



More about the ceremonies, the report continues: "The new college will present a plain but neat specimen of Gothic Architecture.... See More  

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557500

Proposals sought for expanding the Capitol...

Item #557500

July 20, 1860

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 20, 1860 



* United States Capital building extension notice 

* Pre civil war original 

* From our Nation's captial 



A front page notice headed "United States Capitol Extension" states that proposals "...will be received...until noon...the 21st of August...for furnishing and putting up the iron ceilings of... See More  

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557328

Nathan Sharp... Shaker Establishment...

Item #557328

January 26, 1836

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, January 26, 1836 



* Uncommon title 

* Shakers establishment
 



Page 3 has a report from the "Zanesville (Ohio) Gazette" that states, in part: "Nathan Sharp, the great head of the Shaker establishment, near Lebanon, has taken one of the sisters to wife..." and absconded with a large sum of money & mortgaged the Shak... See More  

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557180

An Act on Lobster Fishery...

Item #557180

April 17, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, April 17, 1824 



* Lobster Fishery act 

* Gloucester, Massachusetts 




The front page has: "An Act regulating the Lobster Fishery in the town of Gloucester."



Page 3 has a report about the final performance of the Liliputian Minstrels at Pantheon Hall.



Other news of the day with many ads throughout. Some light foxin... See More  

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556987

Four Acts and a Resolution signed by John Quincy Adams...

Item #556987

June 24, 1826

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston MA, Massachusetts, June 24, 1826 



* President John Quincy Adams acts 

* Washington D.C. improvements 



On the front page under "Laws Of The U. States" & an engraving of an eagle and shield are four "Acts" & one "Resolution", each signed in type: John Quincy Adams. One of the acts provided appropriations for th... See More  

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556985

Wesleyan University Site Selected...

Item #556985

May 26, 1830

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, from Worcester, Massachusetts, dated May 26, 1830



* Wesleyan University site selected



Page 3 has a report from the New Haven Herald: "Methodist College. We understand that the committee appointed to determine the location of the collegiate institution about to be established under the patronage of the New England Methodist Conferenc... See More  

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556952

Marriage announcement with a catching name...

Item #556952

June 02, 1830

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, from Worcester, Massachusetts, dated June 2, 1830



* Marriage announcement with a catching name

* Impossible fasting ?



Listed among the page 2 marriages is one that reads: "In New York, Mr. Brooks Drinkwater to Miss Temperance Pond--a cold water match surely!"



The back page has a report about an Irish woman who had not eate... See More  

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556942

Born and died the same day...

Item #556942

July 07, 1830

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 7, 1830



* Bizarre

* Married couple born and died on the same date




Among the page 3 obituaries under "Died" is one that reads: "At Marie, near Quebec, June 9, Nouvelle Beauce Jacques Gagne, and Magsaline Morin, his wife, both 77 years old. These two persons were born the same day, baptized th... See More  

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556936

Bound too tightly...

Item #556936

July 08, 1829

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 8, 1829



* Lacing clothes too tight causes death ?




Page 2 has a report about the death of a "colored woman" from New York who died suddenly while ironing clothes. An inquest was held and a physician examined the body. It was determined by the physician



* ...that the deceased had been in the hab... See More  

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556926

Navy appropriations...

Item #556926

March 23, 1826

NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington DC, March 23, 1826



* President John Quincy Adams

* Navy appropriations act



On page 3 under an engraving of the Great Seal is:



* An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six...



signed in type: John Quincy Adams.



Other news of the day. Some stray ink spots, otherwise... See More  

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556925

Smoking not permitted...

Item #556925

February 17, 1830

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, Worcester, Massachusetts, February 17, 1830



* No smoking law in the early 19th century?




Page 3 has a report about the Pennsylvania Legislature: "A standing rule was adopted in the House of Representatives at Harrisburg...forbidding smoking, either in the hall or the adjoining rooms. The vote stood, ayes 61, noes 33. A motion was made... See More  

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556863

Alms-House Department...

Item #556863

March 23, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, New York, March 23, 1860 



* Pre civil war almhouses 

* Almhouses drunkeness 



Page 6 report: "The Alms-House Department" "Where it Was & What it Is" "Scenes of Drunkeness & Debauchery" "The Institutions Turned into Dram Shops" "Sensualities Of The Keepers" "Grave Charges against the Governors&q... See More  

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556716

Early Texas...

Item #556716

June 26, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL (which later became Balou's - similar to Harper's Weekly), Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1852



* Catching Wild Horses...

* Early Texas...




On the front page there is an illustration titled "Mode Of Catching Wild Horses On The Prairies, Texas" and a related article: "Catching Wild Horses On A Prairie".



Inside, there are several illustrations includ... See More  

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556512

Rare title... Pre-Civil War...

Item #556512

March 14, 1855

GERMAN REFORMED MESSENGER, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1855



* Rare title

* Pre civil war




This 4 page newspaper has some news of the day with ads on the back page. Mostly religious related material throughout.



A rare title from the early German community in PA prior to the civil war. The text is in English.



Some folds, otherwise in nice condition.... See More  

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555294

The Virginia Sulpher Springs murders...

Item #555294

August 23, 1838

THE GLOBE, from Washington D.C., dated August 23, 1838



* Sulphur Springs West Virginia WV

* Slaves commit murder




Page 2 has a detailed report about the murder of the Judge Mayers' two young daughters near the Virginia Sulpher Springs.



Says that three of Judge Mayers' slaves conspired in the murders & that they may be responsible for the deaths of four other Mayers children.



Othe... See More  

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555270

Louisiana land for sale... Martin Van Buren signature...

Item #555270

May 19, 1840

THE GLOBE, Washington D.C., May 19, 1840



* Louisiana land for sale

* President Martin Van Buren




The front page has a notice issued by the President concerning a sale of public land in Louisiana, signed in type: Martin Van Buren, plus similar notices on the back page for land sales in Michigan, Iowa & Missouri, each signed in type: Martin Van Buren.



Page 2 has the "Speech Of Mr... See More  

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555212

Chess... Volume one issue...

Item #555212

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 24, 1857



* Early chess

* Sports




Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." A volume I issue (number 21). Columns inside include: "Our Chess Department" & "The Ladies' Column".



Other topics with much on various sports through out this 16 page issue that ... See More  

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554943

MartinVan Buren signature...

Item #554943

March 24, 1840

THE GLOBE, from Washington DC, dated March 24, 1840



* Martin Van Buren notice

* Early Western lands



The front page has notices concerning the sale of public lands in Missouri, Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, & two for Iowa, each signed in type: M. Van. Buren.



Other news of the day throughout with many interesting advertisements. Some light foxing, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More  

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554733

Martin Van Buren signature...

Item #554733

May 15, 1837

THE GLOBE, from Washington D.C., dated May 15, 1837



* President Martin Van Buren

* From our nation's capitol




On page 3 under an engraving of an eagle and shield is "A Proclamation" issued by the President convening a special session of Congress to consider "great and weighty" matters, signed in type: Martin Van Buren. Note: In this special session Van Buren advocated a s... See More  

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554510

Catskill Creek, New York... gas to light villiage?...

Item #554510

August 01, 1829

SATURDAY EVENING POST, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated August 1, 1829



* Catskill Creek New York

* Gas used for early lighting




A page 3 report from the "Catskill, N.Y. Reporter" says:



* A fountain of carburetted hydrogen gas has been discovered in the bottom of Catskill Creek, near the foot of Main Street in this village



Mentions an experiment was conducted in which ... See More  

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554185

Married for 86 years...

Item #554185

September 26, 1829

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, from Boston, Massachusetts, dated September 26, 1829



* Married for 86 years



Page 2 has an obituary for Lazarus Rowe, of Limington, Me. This states he was 104 and married at 18, and that his wife died earlier in the year. Has details about his family and his military career. One of the oldest marriages on record.



Other news of the day with advertisements throughout.

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554181

White Face... Highest Mountain In New York...

Item #554181

May 13, 1837

THE GLOBE, Washington DC, May 13, 1837 



* Early Whiteface Mountain description
 



A page 3 report about the "Highest Mountain In New York" states, in part: "White Face, a mountain in Essex County...is found by Professor Emmens...to be 4855 feet above the level of the sea...while Round Top of the Catskill range, hitherto deemed our highest peek, is only 3804....The re... See More  

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554061

Captain John Cleves Symmes...

Item #554061

June 19, 1829

CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE & JOURNAL, N.Y., June 19, 1829



* John Cleves Symmes, Jr. death



On page 3 in the "Obituary" section is one that reads: "In Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, the 19th ult. Capt. John Cleves Symmes, extensively known as the author of the theory of open poles and concentric spheres..." & more.



News of the day, mostly religious. Some lite foxing, ot... See More  

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