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212728

America's oldest continually published newspaper...

Item #212728

August 14, 1805

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 14, 1805



* Predecessor of the Hartford Courant, America's oldest newspaper



This is a nice, early issue of America's oldest continually published newspaper, now known as the Hartford Courant, but with this title for most of its history. Over half of the front page is taken up with ads. The inside pages have various news of the day & ads as well... See More  

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212443

Yellowstone Expedition In 1820...

Item #212443

January 14, 1820

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Jan. 14, 1820 Pg. 3 has news about Yellow Stone Expedition noting the arrivals of Cols. Atkinson Chambers, Major Biddle, Capts. Smith and Carney at St. Louis, plus a few more details and word about the arrival of other personnel. Other news of the day includes: "Kentucky" "The Vermont Murder" "Restriction Of Slavery" and much more. Some lite staining in unrelated con... See More  

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212442

1859 Horace Greeley Western Journey...

Item #212442

July 16, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 16, 1859



* Horace Greeley's journey

* Pikes Peak Diggings




Page 6 has: "An Overland Journey. XIII. The Gold In The Rocky Mountains" initialed at the end: H.G. Horace Greeley, founder & editor of the New York Tribune, visited the Yosemite Valley in 1859 during his trip to the West. The series of 34 travelogue articles is significant as it was the... See More  

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212207

Horace Greeley's famous journey to the West...

Item #212207

October 08, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 8, 1859  Page 8 has: "An Overland Journey. XXXI. California Physically Considered"initialed at the end: H.G.

Horace Greeley, founder & editor of the New York Tribune, visited the Yosemite Valley in 1859 during his trip to the West. The series of 34 travelogue articles is significant as it was the first widely-distributed news about Yosemite that bro... See More  

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212155

1819 Missouri River Expedition....

Item #212155

October 19, 1819

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Oct. 19, 1819 On page 3 under Missouri Expedition are details of a letter from an officer attached to the expedition, stating that Ketchums boat ...had run upon a sawyer and filled with water....The steamboat Expedition had burst her boiler and could not proceed..., plus more about other difficulties, and his observations about the land and climate in the region. S... See More  

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212068

Eliphalet Pearson Sermon In 1816...

Item #212068

March 05, 1816

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 5, 1816 The front page has an extract from A Sermon delivered in Boston before the American Society for education of pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry, Oct. 26, 1815, by the Rev. Eliphalet Pearson, L.L.D. Other news of the day includes: "Spotted Fever" "The National Bank Bill" "Congress" and much more. Some margin staining, second leaf has... See More  

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212065

1840 William Henry Harrison Song...

Item #212065

June 17, 1840

THE CORRECTOR, from Sag-Harbor, (L.I.), N.Y., dated June 17, 1840



* William Henry Harrison campaign song

* Piracy and Murder

* The Florida War




With the lyrics of a campaign song on the front page  Parodical A Democratic Harrison Song Dedicated To The Sixth Ward Tippecanoe Club Of Cincinnati. Tune--A Landlady of France. A page 3 ad endorses the Harrison-Tyler ticket. News of the day in... See More  

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212063

Early Erie Canal In 1823...

Item #212063

August 27, 1823

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Worcester, Aug. 27, 1823 Pg. 3 has a brief report from a Utica paper stating that 44 boats arrived there last week through the Erie canal with details about the various cargo transported by the boats, including 3050 gallons of whiskey. Other news of the day includes: "Presentation Of A Military Standard" "Indian Massacre" "The Presidency" and much more. Several interesting adv... See More  

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212023

1834 Andrew Jackson Annual Message....

Item #212023

December 10, 1834

THE CORRECTOR, from Sag-Harbor, N.Y., dated December 10, 1834



* President Jackson Annual Address

* Shipwreck article

* Suicide article




The annual Message of the President to the Senate takes all of the front and second pages, and three columns on page 3 where it is signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "Shipwreck and Loss of Lives" "Suicide" a... See More  

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211859

Baseball on ice...

Item #211859

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, February 5, 1861  Page 3 has a report: "Base Ball Match On The Fifth Avenue Skating-Pond". The report vividly describes the scene mentioning in part that: "The pond, which contains an area of several acres, lies between the Third and Fifth avenues...can be reached by either the Fulton Ferry and Greenwood or the Atlantic-street and Greenwood car... See More  

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211851

1859 Pike's Peak Frauds...

Item #211851

September 12, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 12, 1859



*Pike's Peak Frauds...



Page 5 letter to the editor: "Pikes Peak" "The Alleged Frauds At Pikes Peak & The Charges Against Mr. Greeley". Other news of the day includes: "News From Utah Territory" "Fires" "Probable Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 8 pages in good condition.
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211800

1859 Professor John Wise Balloon Flight...

Item #211800

July 04, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 4, 1859 Pg. 4 report: The Great Balloon Voyage The Journey Eastward Almost In Lake Erie Safe Arrival At Troy re. Professor Wises voyage in the mammoth balloon Atlantic. Other news of the day includes: "Ignoring Slavery" "Fireworks Explosion" "From Kansas" "Steam Fire Engine Worth Having" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.

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211798

1860 Tenement House Fire - Fire Escapes Became Requirement...

Item #211798

February 03, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1860.



Ftpg. has: Calamitous Fire Tenement House on Elm-street Destroyed Thirty Persons supposed to have Perished in the Flames. Detailed report takes much of the last column. According to Kanes Famous First Facts, this fatal fire resulted in legislation requiring tenements to have fire escapes. Other news of the day includes: "From Missouri" "Chamber Of Co... See More  

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211783

1851 Grand Masonic Hall Song...

Item #211783

June 13, 1851

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., June 13, 1851 Pg. 2 has an Ode Sung at the Dedication of the Grand Masonic Hall at Indianapolis. News of the day includes: "The Woman's Right's Convention" "Flood In The Mississippi" "Horrid Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. First leaf has a few very small holes, one a slightly affecting two words in the ode.

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211705

1859 Mons. De Lave Tightrope Walker...

Item #211705

August 18, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 18, 1859



*M. De Lave On A Tight Rope Crosses Genessee Falls



Nice report on pg. 5 headed: M. De Lave On A Tight Rope Genessee Falls Successfully Crossed. Takes much of column, and mentions that Blondin, also a famous tight-rope performer, watched the event. Other news of the day includes: "On The Mississippi" "Further From California" "Probable Murder In Brooklyn
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211663

1839 Suffolk County Census Chart...

Item #211663

November 27, 1830

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., Nov. 27, 1830.



* Census chart for Suffolk County, New York



On page 3 taking an entire column and presented vertically is a chart: Census of Suffolk County, (by the United States). It is interesting to note a column for Deaf and Dumb White Persons, and in the next column figures for Dumb and Deaf Colored Persons. Other news of the day includes: &qu
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211641

1843 New Hampshire State Prison...

Item #211641

June 22, 1843

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, June 22, 1843 The front page has the Report, Of the Warden, Physician and Chaplain of New Hampshire State Prison, June Session, 1843. Takes two columns and concludes on pg. 2. Other news of the day includes: "The President's Route" "General Jackson" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Stray writing above the masthead, ot... See More  

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211618

1859 California & Horace Greeley...

Item #211618

September 19, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 19, 1859 Pg. 6 has: California A Letter From Mr. Greeley--An Indian Battle. Also has: Letter From Horace Greeley My Political Views and: Important From Colorado Fight With The Indians--Fifty Or Sixty Killed--Three Soldiers Wounded. Political views letter is signed in type: Horace Greeley. Other news of the day includes: "News From Pike's Peak" "Twelve Circus Horses Bu... See More  

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211613

1844 Anti-Slavery Newspaper....

Item #211613

October 02, 1844

EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, October 2, 1844. As the title would suggest, this newspaper is themed on the anti-slavery cause from before the Civil War. Some of the news of the day includes: "Howe's Cave" "Mr. Polk A Slaveholder" "Webster and Clay" and much more. Nice condition, 4 pages.

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211605

1820 Massachusetts Spy w/ EXTRA

Item #211605

October 11, 1820

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 11, 1820



*Uncommon EXTRA



Has political news of the day and some interesting advertisements plus a singlesheet Extra with various content. Small hole affects each leaf and the extra, stray writing in the outer margin of the first leaf, otherwise in good condition. Untrimmed. 4 pages.   
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211600

1837 Andrew Jackson Message...

Item #211600

February 18, 1837

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, Feb. 18, 1837 Pg. 2 has: Message Of The President To The Senate, Upon Mexican Affairs, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Also, under Whale Fisheries is a statement about the importation of oils and whalebone into the U.S. for the past year. Other news of the day includes: "Ship Diamond" "Murder" "Election Of President Martin Van Buren" and much more. Several interesting ad... See More  

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211575

1831 Martin Van Buren & Andrew Jackson Letters...

Item #211575

April 30, 1831

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., April 30, 1831 On pg. 3 under Resignation Of The Cabinet is the letter of resignation from the Secretary of State to the President, signed in type: M. Van Buren. The Presidents cordial reply is signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "From Key West" "Murder" "The Demon Ship" and much more. 4 pages in nice condition.

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211510

1819 Generals Jackson & Scott...

Item #211510

May 12, 1819

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 12, 1819 Pg. 2 has: Gens. Jackson And Scott which includes letters signed in type by each general concerning a misunderstanding from 1817. Pg. 3 has a related letter signed in type: De Witt Clinton. Other news of the day includes: "Artic Discoveries" "The Senate" "Hints For The Season" and more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Minor edge wea... See More  

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211509

Yellowstone expedition of 1819....

Item #211509

June 30, 1819

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 30, 1819.



* 1819 Yellowstone Expedition



A pg. 2 report from Jeffersonville says: "The U.S. Steamboat, Western Engineer, passed this place...on her way up the Missouri. There also passed on the same day, and were piloted over the falls, 9 keels, containing part of the expedition to the Yellow Stone under the command of Col. Atkinson, Capt. Fo... See More  

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211483

1847 4th of July Celebration....

Item #211483

July 07, 1847

NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1847.



* 4th of July Celebration in New York City

* 21st Anniversary of America



Detailed report on pg. 2: The Celebration In New York City Of The 71st Anniversary Of American Indpendence. Has two 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 engravings: Young Americans Celebrating In The Park & Appearance Of The City re. a view from the bay of the fireworks. Also one of the New State Arsenal i... See More  

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211469

1820 Cumberland Road Act By James Monroe...

Item #211469

August 15, 1820

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 15, 1820 The front page has: An Act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners to lay out the Road therein mentioned, signed in type: James Monroe re. continuation of the Cumberland Road. Also a report stating that Gov. Cass, of the Michigan Territory, completed a treaty with the Chippewa Indians in which they ceded sixteen squa... See More  

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211404

Camden and Amboy Railroad In 1834...

Item #211404

May 09, 1834

THE SUN, N.Y., May 9, 1834 Pg. 3 has a report about an accident on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, when two engines travelling in opposite directions made contact at a curve. The Camden & Amboy RR was the first RR in New Jersey and one of the earliest in the U.S. May be one of first railroad accidents! Other news of the day includes: "Another Murder" "Police Office" and more. Several interestin... See More  

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211402

South Carolina Convention In 1832..

Item #211402

December 01, 1832

EVENING POST, N.Y., Dec. 1, 1832 Pg. 2 has the Report of the Committee of the South Carolina Convention which accompanied the ordinance enacted by South Carolina to nullify the Ordinances of 1828 and 1832. Takes 4 1/2 columns. Other news of the day includes: "Illinois Election" Several interesting advertisements as well. Archival mend to a small tear in this text, otherwise in nice condition.

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211297

The More Things Change... The More They Stay The Same...

Jamaica Long Island NY Carrier's Address...

Item #211297

March 15, 1842

LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., March 15, 1842. Taking more than a full column on the front page is a timely letter to the Superintendent of Common Schools of the State of New York concerning a potentially inappropriate book found in the school's library titled "The Cabinet of Curiosities, or Wonders of the World Displayed".  The letter discusses some details of the book (all referr... See More  

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211281

1824 Black Population In U.S....

Item #211281

January 07, 1824

MASSACHUSETTS SPY WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 7, 1824 Interesting topical item on page 2: Origin Of The Word Yankee. Page 3 has a report about the increase of the black population, especially in the South. Other news of the day includes: "Coal" "Beware Of Counterfeit Money" "American Deserts" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Lite foxing in the upper half, each leaf ... See More  

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211258

1860 Question Of Slavery...

Item #211258

March 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, March 28, 1860, with various reports relating to the issue of slavery.   Page 2 has a lengthy letter: "The Slavery Question" "What A Tobacco Planter of Maryland Thinks of the Politics of the Day". Other news of the day includes: "The Late Captures In The Gulf" "Affairs On Rio Grande" "The Strikes In New England" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.

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211218

1840 William Henry Harrison...

Item #211218

October 21, 1840

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, N.Y., Oct. 21, 1840 Taking most of pg. 2 is: Gen. Harrison's Speech, At The Dayton Convention, Held 10th September, 1840. Pg. 3 has an endorsement for the Harrison-Tyler ticket, plus a list of the electors, and the various state and local candidates. Other news of the day includes: "Petrified Tress In Texas" "Farther Particulars of the Whale ship Erie" and more. Sev... See More  

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211154

Martin Van Buren Annual Message In 1838...

Item #211154

December 10, 1838

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Dec. 10, 1838 The annual Message of the President to Congress takes all of pg. 2 and concludes on pg. 3 where it is signed in type: Martin Van Buren. Other news of the day includes: "Gen. Jackson At Home" "Shocking Calamity" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Subscribers names written above the masthead, small area of foxing... See More  

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211153

James Buchanan's annual message...

Item #211153

February 03, 1858

WASHINGTON UNION, Washington, Feb. 3, 1858  Page 2 has the President's Message which takes 3 columns and a bit more, and is signed in type: James Buchanan. Minor printing crease slightly affects about seven words of the message. Nice to have in a Washington paper.

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211068

Comedian William Evans Burton Death In 1860...

Item #211068

February 11, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 11, 1860 Page 7 has: Obituary William Evans Burton, Comedian. Quite a lengthy obituary of this famous comic actor. Other news of the day includes: "The Gale On Thursday Night" "The Most Violent Hurricane Experienced for Several Years" "Sporting" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 12 pages in good condition.

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211019

1840 Public Revenue Act...

Item #211019

July 29, 1840

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., July 29, 1840 On pg. 2 under Sub-Treasury Law is: An Act to provide for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue. Quite lengthy and concludes on gp. 3, signed in type: M. Van Buren. Other news of the day includes: "Final Adjournment Of Congress" "The Duel" "Horrid Murder" "Late From Africa" and much more. 4 pages... See More  

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211009

Secretary of the Treasury's annual report...

Item #211009

December 10, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 10, 1811 The Official Statements, Extracted from the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treasury takes two columns on the front page and almost four columns on pg. 2. Other news of the day and advertisements. First leaf has an archival mend to a small hole, bit of stray writing above the masthead.

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210996

1843 Philip Barton Key...

Item #210996

September 08, 1843

PENNSYLVANIA INQUIRER AND NATIONAL GAZETTE, Phila., Sept. 8, 1843 On page 2 under An Expected Duel is a report about the attempts by officials to prevent the duel between Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key) and Capt. May. Some details about the exchange between the two men which led to the challenge. Other news of the day includes: "Robbers In Louisville" "From Yucatan" "Mexico And T... See More  

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210936

1834 Monody...

Item #210936

May 23, 1834

THE SUN, N.Y., May 23, 1834 Quite lengthy on the front page is: A Monody, (made on the late Mr. Samuel Patch who killed himself by jumping from a height of 175 feet at Genesee Falls). Other news of the day includes: "Canal Tolls" "Little Rock, (Arkansas Territory)" "A Victim of Drunkenness" Quarto size, 4 pages., has archival mends to a few minor tears in the margins next to the spine, o... See More  

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210916

1824 Massachusetts Spy...

Item #210916

October 13, 1824

MASSACHUSETTS SPY WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1824 A pg. 2 report from Utica says 99 boats arrived there during the last week, with details about the various cargo transported by the boats, including 193 tons of gypsum. Other news of the includes: "Female Influence" "English Opium" "Daring Outrage" "Trial For Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Archival mend to ... See More  

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210878

Early Balloon Voyage In 1859...

Item #210878

August 09, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More  

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210864

1822 James Monroe Act...

Item #210864

April 24, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 24, 1822. On the front page under a woodcut of an eagle and shield is An Act to authorize the State of Illinois to open a canal through the public lands to connect the Illinois River with Lake Michigan, signed in type: James Monroe. Also two other acts and a resolution signed in type by Monroe as well. Other news of the day includes: "North West Coast" "Reduc... See More  

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210859

1821 Seal Hunting...

Item #210859

May 05, 1821

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 5, 1821 A front page report headed Newly Discovered Land begins: The schooner Express, Capt. Williams, has arrived at Stonington, from New Shetland (the land to the S. of Cape Horn said to have been recently discovered) and has brought home 25,000 valuable fur seal skins. Other details as well. Other news of the day includes: "HAYTI" "New-York Election" and muc... See More  

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210857

1802 4th of July Poem...

Item #210857

July 09, 1802

MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, July 9, 1802 On the front page under Native Poetry is an Ode For The Anniversary Of American Independence--1802. News of the day includes: "An act to Incorporate the plantations" "Guadaloupe" and much more. Subscribers name written above the masthead. 4 pages in good condition.

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210847

1841 John Tyler...

Item #210847

May 22, 1841

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., May 22, 1841 Page 2 has an interesting letter: Presentation Of The Tippecanoe Flag Interesting Correspondence To The President Of The United States, signed in type: James Brooks, plus the Presidents reply, signed in type: John Tyler. A few more details about the history of the flag. Other news of the day including: "The Remains of President Harrison" "Steamshi... See More  

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210845

1860 Elizabeth Cady Stanton....

Item #210845

March 20, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, March 20, 1860 Pg. 4 has: News From The State Capital which includes a few details about a speech given by Elizabeth Cady Stanton before the Judiciary Committee. Mentions she thanked the members for a passing a law allowing married women the right to control their own earnings, plus a bit more. Other news of the day including: "The Homestead Bill In The Senate" "Bombardment o... See More  

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210805

From Jamaica, Queens County, New York...

Item #210805

January 11, 1859

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, New York, Jan. 11, 1859 An interesting and nice four page newspaper from Long Island, rarely found from before the Civil War. The issue contains various news of the day & other literary and miscellaneous tidbits. There are various tears at the margins with a piece missing from the top margin of the back leaf, not affecting any tex... See More  

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$26.00
210323

Elbridge Gerry & a political "Black List" report...

Item #210323

March 30, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1811 The photo below shows the broadside-like presentation of the politically-themed notice:  "Black List" of "American vessels laden with American property..." with more on this political situation involving Elbridge Gerry. The item is headed: "Gerry and Sequestration! See the Black Cloud of Wienesses below." This issue is complete in 4 pages, sme c... See More  

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$21.00
210270

Exploring The Missouri River 1854...

Item #210270

June 22, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NYC, June 22, 1854. This 8 page newspaper is in good condition. A page 6 article is headed: "RAMBLES UP THE MISSOURI" which tells of a boat trip up the Missouri River, two thousand miles to Yellow Stone. Other articles include: "KANSAS" "THE NEW TERRITORIES" and much more. Many advertisements as well.

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$20.00
210120

Early 18th Century Christian...

Item #210120
UNIVERSALIST UNION (New York Christian Messenger & Philadelphia Universalist, and Religious Inquirer & Gospel Anchor), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated in 1835.  A Christian/religious oriented title from 1835, containing sermon notes, poems, and themed articles.  The issue you will receive will not be the exact one shown in the photo, but will be in equal or better conditio... See More  

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$20.00
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