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Print shows Fort Niagara...

Item #672755

August 30, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1851  The top of the front page features a nice print of the: "Outlet Of Niagara River" which includes a view of Fort Niagara as well as Fort Massasauga on the Canadian shore. Descriptive text as well.

Four pages, large folio size,  3 folds with minor fold and margin wear. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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John Adams & Congress on the new home of the national government...

Item #672724

December 10, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1800  The front page has: "The President's Reply" to Congress which mentions the new city for the nation's capital: "...Here may the youth of  this extensive country for ever look up without disappointment...". This is followed by the answer of the House to the President mentioning in part: "...The final establishment ... See More  

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Adams signs an Act of Congress...

Item #672715

September 24, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1800 

* President John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson

The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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President Adams is welcomed in New London...

Item #672713

July 12, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 12, 1800 

* New London, Connecticut

The front page has a report of President Adams arriving in New London on his way to Quincy, with an address of welcome to him by the city, followed by: "The President's Answer" signed: John Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Very lengthy report from California on gold, politics, slavery, and more...

Item #672668

August 02, 1834

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1849  Page 3 has nearly 2 columns of reporting headed: "Late & Important From California" with a wide range of news from the Far West. In fact this is one of the lengthier reports from Calif. we have seen from this era.

A few bits include: "...Gold hunting is carried on with as much success as ever...emigrants are continually arr... See More  

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1854 Norwalk, Ohio...

Item #672661

November 28, 1854


* Uncommon publication

Page 2 has an article headed: "The Mormons" See images for text here. An uncommon from pre-Civil War Ohio. Contains other news of the day with many advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, some period stray writing above the masthead, nice condition.

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Baseball and cricket reports from 1856......

Item #672572

September 20, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1856  Inside this sporting newspaper is a detailed report: "Cricket" "The Great Match At Hoboken!!!" "The United States Victorious!!" "Canada Vs. United States".

But more intriguing is the report headed: "Base Ball" with gives details of a game between the Eagle team and the Empire team, including ... See More  

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Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #672571

August 15, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Aug. 15, 1857  Page 5 has reports under the heading; "Base Ball" with some details of games involving: "The Enterprise and Lone Star" and: "Charter Oak vs. Hamilton" with listing of the players' names and positions.

Early baseball reports, from 4 years before the Civil War.

The balance of the issue is mostly takin... See More  

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Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672566

June 28, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 28, 1800 

* Paul Revere

* Board of Health

Page 3 has a report from  the: "Health Office" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Creating the Indiana Territory...

Item #672560

August 23, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 23, 1800  Most  of a front page column is taken up with: "An Act to Divide the Territory of the United States North-west of the Ohio, into Two Separate Governments" which is signed in script type by the President: John Adams. This was the Act of Congress which created the Indiana Territory, with Vincennes as its capital.

Four pages, never-trimm... See More  

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Script signatures by President John Adams...

Item #672549

November 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1800  The front page contains four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, making this a displayable newspaper. One of the Acts is concerning the United States Mint and another rations for Indians..

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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America & France agree on the Treaty of Montefontaine...

Item #672547

December 20, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 20, 1800 

* Convention of 1800

Two-thirds of page 2 is taken up with the: "Convention Between the French Republic and the United States of America", also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine.

This Convention terminated the 1778 agreements made during the Revolutionary War, confirmed the principle of  free trade & free goods between th... See More  

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Print of Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills...

Item #672538

May 31, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 31, 1851  The front page features a print of: "Kauterskill Falls" (Kaaterskill). This is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Eastern United States, and one of America's oldest tourist attractions. It is located in the Catskill Mountain of New York.

Four pages, large folio size, many folds and creases with wear at some folds. Folder size... See More  

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Filled with military content... The Seminole Indian War...

Item #672523

March 15, 1838

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1838  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.

Within are several letters signed by: I. Chauncey from the U.S. Navy. Some articles include: "Florida War" with the Seminole Indians; "Naval Architecture"  "Naval Gunnery" "Florida War" again; "From the Canada Frontier-... See More  

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First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.

Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More  

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President Zachary Taylor dies in office...

Item #672450

July 13, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, July 13, 1850

* President Zachary Taylor death

* "Old Rough and Ready"

All columns on page 3 are black-bordered due to the report headed: "Death Of Gen. Taylor" which announces: "The sad & melancholy news of the death of President Taylor has just reached us...He died at the Presidential Mansion on Tuesday night the 9th.... See More  

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Print of the Aurora Borealis...

Item #672314

May 10, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 10, 1851  The front page has a print of: "The Aurora Borealis" which shows what appears to be Eskimos in the foreground. A descriptive article as well.

Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issued folded in half.

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Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #672273

January 05, 1811


* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper

This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More  

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Five issues from the nation's capital, 1825...

Item #672254

February 28, 1825

DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., a five issue lot dated Feb. 28 thru March 7, 1825  A good newsy newspaper from the nation's capital, four pages each, a bit irregular at the spine, still bound together, generally good condition.

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From the island of Malta...

Item #672249

April 15, 1841

LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 15, 1841  A quite uncommon little newspaper published in the Italian language on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.

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The Nullification Crisis: Andrew Jackson's response...

Item #672198

January 19, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1833 

* Nullification Crisis w/ Andrew Jackson

On November 26, 1832, South  Carolina passed The Ordinance of Nullification which declared the Tariff of 1828 and 1832 null and void within its borders.

This issue contains President Andrew Jackson's message of January 16, 1833 in which he threatened to send in federal troops to enfo... See More  

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Western Indians... University of Virginia...

Item #672160

October 08, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1825  Of interest is a report on the "Western Indians" taking over half a page.

Also the "Naval Court of Inquiry" concerns an incident with pirates and Cuba (see Niles' dated November 1, 1823).

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magaz... See More  

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Pair of issues with the constitution of Maine...

Item #672154

September 09, 1820

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 9 and 16, 1820 

* Constitution of Maine : pair of issues

A pair of issues within which is the complete text of the: "Constitution of Maine" which begins in the Sept. 9 issue & includes the Preamble and articles 1 thru X on nearly 7 pages, with the balance of the Constitution found in the Sept. 16 issue, beginning on the front page ... See More  

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"Texas Declaration of Independence"... Adams–Onís Treaty...

Item #672153

September 11, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 11, 1819  Inside has excerpts from the recently published "Declaration of the Independence of Texas" which concerns the Adams–Onís Treaty, signed in type: James Long, President of the Supreme Council.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the mo... See More  

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Slavery comes to an end in England...

Item #672108

August 29, 1833

THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833 

* Slavery abolished in the British Empire

As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.

Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongs... See More  

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The New Madrid earthquake... Battle of Tippecanoe...

Item #672088

January 04, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812

* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison

* New Madrid earthquake

Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful cala... See More  

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

Item #672087

June 21, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 21, 1834 

* General LaFayette death

* Jewish Synagogue

Page 11 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 past age & th... See More  

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The Presidential election... American Indians: Choctaw, Osage, Creeks...

Item #672083

December 04, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 4, 1824  Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each, plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county.

Also inside: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-felt meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General LaFayette, which is ironi... See More  

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Removing the Indians to west of the Mississippi...

Item #672058

May 22, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1830 

* Southern Native Americans - Indians

* Removal to lands West of Mississippi River

Inside has: "Removal of the Indians" beginning: "The following is a copy of the bill providing for the removal of the Indians, as it was passed by the senate recently..." followed by all 8 sections of the bill.

This very controver... See More  

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Early print of the harbor of Honolulu...

Item #672052

April 19, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 19, 1851 

* Early of Honolulu Harbor

* Kingdom of Hawaii - print

The  nice & quite detailed print at the top of the front page is captioned: "The Port Of Honolulu, In The Sandwich Islands", now known as Hawaii. There is a nice article on it as well beginning: "It is not many years since Honolulu was regarded as one ... See More  

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Horace Greeley interviews Brigham Young at Salt Lake City...

Item #672033

August 20, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 20, 1859 

* Horace Greeley interrogates Brigham young

* Mormons - Mormonism - Salt Lake City, Utah

* Subjects of polygamy - slavery - his multiple wives

During this time famed Tribune publisher Horace Greeley took a trip to the West and wrote a series of articles on his adventures. Of his many published articles this may be the best and most desired.

Taking a ... See More  

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Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...

Item #671939

June 19, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 

* James K. Polk death

* Colt pistol advertisement

* Runaway slave ad

Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has ... See More  

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Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.

Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.

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Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...

Item #671914

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816

* Jews are expelled from Lubec

* Mammoth Caves of Kentucky described

One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: &... See More  

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The death of poet James Montgomery...

Item #671893

December 18, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1851  Page 3 has a relatively lengthy obituary of James Montgomery, Scottish poet, hymnist, and newspaper editor. Known for his deep Christian faith and philanthropy, his death was reported in most major newspapers throughout the United States. See images for details.

Four pages, and other than dampstining, the issue is otherwise in good conditi... See More  

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Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #671872

October 25, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 25,1856 

* Very early pre-Civil War baseball

A nice sports-themed newspaper from before the Civil War, which has nearly half a column of various reports under the heading: "Base Ball". There are reports on 5 baseball games with commentary which would seem odd today. One item notes: "The Baltic boys confess this to be a bad ... See More  

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Early print of Pyramid Lake, Oregon...

Item #671843

March 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 29, 1851  The top of the front page features a nice print of: "Pyramid Lake, Oregon" which would seem to be one of the earlier prints of it to be found in any periodical. Beneath the print is very descriptive text.

Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds, mild wear at the folds & margins, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issu... See More  

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Print of the bluffs at Semla on the Mississippi...

Item #671842

April 26, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 26, 1851  The top of the front page features a print of: "The Bluffs of Semla, On the Mississippi" which was done by the famed artist John Banvard. The caption beneath talks of Banvard.

Four pages, large folio size, several folds with some creases as well, mild wear at the folds & margins. Folder size noted is for the issue folded ... See More  

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Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #671841

October 14, 1854

THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Oct. 14, 1854 

* Rare pre-Civil War publication

A nice & uncommon opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida.

Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a ... See More  

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Early print of the Town of St. Johns, Canada...

Item #671737

March 15, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 15, 1851  The top of the front page features a print showing a: "View Of St. Johns" on the island of Newfoundland. Beneath it is some descriptive text of the area.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound, folded twice with some creases, minimal margin & fold wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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Details on the capture of a slave ship...

Item #671735

May 18, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1860 

* Famous slaver "Wildfire" capture

* African slave trade print fame

Page 2 begins with: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars  in Regard to the Bark Wildfire and Her Cargo" with the report taking over half a column.

The text begins: "The bark Wildfire, with a cargo of over 500 Africans on board, was captured...... See More  

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Reinventing the English language...

Item #671640

October 05, 1850

WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Octobur 5, 1850 

* Rare publication

[Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio]  This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century.

During this time there was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusu... See More  

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The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671627

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671626

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #671624

July 25, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, July 25, 1835 

* Anti-Catholic

A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle:... See More  

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Horace Greeley's Overland Journey - Pike's Peak...

Item #671615

August 23, 1859


* Horace Greeley

* Go West, young man

* Emigration

Page 5 has the 20th installment of Horace Greeley's "An Overland Journey - XX. THE EMIGRATION", which has more than two columns on his observations during his visit to Pike's Peak and the surrounding region. Quite interesting. See images for considerable details.

The fro... See More  

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Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #671585

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853

* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration

* Congregation Chasam Sopher

* Judaica - Jews
- Judaism

Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

Various illustrations with... See More  

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Brigham Young... Homer print...

Item #671500

September 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859

* Brigham Young - Mormons

* Winslow Homer - West Point

Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".

Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: &quo... See More  

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Mr. Lincoln's personal habits, & more...

Item #671494

June 26, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1860 

* Pre-election Abraham Lincoln

* Personal description - Springfield

Page 5 has: "Our Springfield Correspondent" "Chroniclers of Glorious Deeds Around Lincoln--No Sensation Item to be Found--Sergeant-at-Arms Refuses to Pursue Lincoln--His Personal Habits--Style of his House--His Ability--Thurlow Weed's Pilgrimage to Springfield--Manufac... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671470

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861 

* Abraham Lincoln about to change America

Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Repub... See More  

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