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668280

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

Item #668280

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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668279

Quite rare & short-lived campaign newspaper...

Item #668279

September 26, 1840

THE LOG CABIN ADVOCATE, Baltimore, Sept. 26, 1840 



* William Henry Harrison

* Rare campaign publication




Not to be confused with the "Log Cabin" of New York, this is a much more rare campaign newspaper in support of the presidential campaign of William H. Harrison, in fact the first we have seen.

This title lasted but 34 weekly issues from March 21 thru December 15, 1840, thi... See More  

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668262

French language newspaper from New Orleans, nearly 20 years before the Civil War...

Item #668262

December 13, 1842

LE COURRIER DE LA LOUISIANE, New Orleans, Dec. 13, 1842 



* Rare antebellum publication

* 19 years prior to Civil War




A large size newspaper which, save for some notices and advertisements, is totally in the French language. At least 8 illustrated slave ads.

Four pages, various foxing, never bound nor trimmed, generally good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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668229

Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale...

Item #668229

November 26, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 1849 



* Natural Bridge (Virginia)



An interesting article noting that the Circuit Superior Court in Virginia decreed that the: "...famous property known to the world as the Natural Bridge of Virginia..." would be offered for sale. Much detail.

At this time the Natural Bridge was quite the tourist attraction, a "must... See More  

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668228

Letters from California...

Item #668228

November 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "Nantucket Californians" which includes excerpts of letters from California, in part: "...I am not exactly sorry that I am here, but I wouldn't advise any of my friends to come...Some people must have given you very erroneous accounts from the diggings. The whole country is a barren place.... See More  

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668227

Thoughts on the lust for gold...

Item #668227

November 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "The Love Of Gold" which is from London, & reflects upon the moral issues of the chase for gold. Bits include: "...in its lust of gold, most pitiful, most mean...As a stimulus to this modern ice the discovery of California threatens to be disastrous to the higher morality of society...we s... See More  

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668219

Great fight with the Apache Indians...

Item #668219

October 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1849  Page 2 has a nice article: "Great Fight With The Apaches"  which is mostly taken up with an account of a battle headed: "American Guerrilla Company of Capt. Box, Santiago, Sept. 3, 1849". Nice detail in this letter.

Four pages, very nice condition.


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668218

California, and work towards gaining statehood...

Item #668218

October 13, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1849 



* California Republic for statehood ?



The top of page 3 has a column headed: "California" which includes talk of their efforts to gain statehood. 

Four pages, very nice condition.


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668217

Wealth of fine content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #668217

October 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.

A wealth of fine reading f
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668212

Planning to be a part of the California Gold Rush...

Item #668212

October 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "California Items" which has various news items which relate to the California Gold Rush. Much concerning transportation plans for the West.

Page 2 has: "The Astor Place Rioters".

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

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668211

Trouble with the Indians near Santa Fe...

Item #668211

October 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1849 Page 3 has some early reports headed: "From Santa Fe" which includes in part: "...reports trade at Santa Fe generally dull. Two Americans were murdered by the Apache  Indians...about 200 miles this side of Santa Fe Mr. Brown was attacked by a party of 40 Arapahoes...A band of Cheyenne Indians...surrounded and burnt Be... See More  

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668197

Billy Bowlegs wants peace... A sea serpent...

Item #668197

September 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1849 



* Billy Bowlegs "Alligator Chief"

* Seminoles - Indians




The top of page 3 has a report from New Orleans noting: "...brings advices that...received a white flag, understood to be from Billy Bowlegs, the Seminole chief, expressing a desire for peace & proposing to hold a council at the next full moon...&quo... See More  

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668186

The tribulations of those heading west...

Item #668186

August 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1849 



* Wagon trains heading West

* California gold rush era




Page 3 has a terrific report headed: "From the Western Plains" which provides a sense of the romance, at least in hindsight, of the wagon trains heading west.

But the truth was much more dangerous. A few bits include: "...advices from the Plains have been... See More  

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668185

President Zachary Taylor proclaims a day for prayer... Virginia gold...

Item #668185

July 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1849  Page 3 has a report headed: "Virginia Gold" as well as: "A Recommendation by the President of the United States" for a special day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to be celebrated the first Friday in August, signed in type: Z. Taylor.

Four pages, minor tears at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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668165

Daniel Webster on slavery...

Item #668165

June 27, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1833  The top of page 3 has: "Slavery In The United States" which is a state signed in type: Daniel Webster, in which he states his views on the issue. It includes in part: "...In my opinion the domestic slavery of the Southern States is a subject within the exclusive control of the States themselves...Congress has no authority... See More  

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668160
Item #668160

May 28, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1833  One-third of the front page is taken up with the historic treaty of commerce and navigation with Russia, containing all 13 Articles and appropriate signatures in type, including: Andrew Jackson as President.

The back page begins with: "A New Plan For the Public Buildings In Washington" which has considerable detail, taking mos... See More  

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668152

Treasury Building destroyed by fire: reports & an investigation...

Item #668152

April 16, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1833 



* Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.)

* Arson fire disaster




Most of page 2 and even a vbit of page 3 are taken up with a wealth of reporting and details on this burning of the Treasury Building. Included is: "Note of the President Directing an Investigation in Relation to the Fire" signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

The... See More  

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668144

The gold lands of the Cherokees...

Item #668144

March 19, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1833  The front page has a half column report headed: "The Cherokee Case" concerning the gold lands in Georgia.

The back page has 2 reward ads for runaway slaves, with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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668142

Andy Jackson is elected President, in a Washington, D.C., newspaper...

Item #668142

February 14, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 1833 



* President Andrew Jackson election



Page 3 has a notable report on the results of the: "Presidential Election" noting in part: "The hour of one having arrived,  the Senate  attended...the President of the senate...proceed to open the votes of the electors in the several states for President and Vice Presid... See More  

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668138

The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair of 1807...

Item #668138

November 23, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1807 



* Chesapeake-Leopard affair

* Naval engagement off Virginia




Page 3 has content concerning the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair with the British, including a lengthy letter signed in type by: Stephen Decatur, Jr.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668137

Why they failed to return with the Mandan Indian chief...

Item #668137

November 29, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1807  Page 3 has close to 3 columns taken up with: "Extract of a Letter from Nathaniel Pryor to General Clarke, Indian Agent, dated St. Louis, 16th October, 1807". The letter reports on the failure to return with the Mandan Indian chief, and the reasons why, with much detail on an Indian battle.

Some period notations but not affect... See More  

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668136

Jefferson acknowledges troops raised for the militia...

Item #668136

November 04, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Page 2 has a letter from the "Washington County Militia" or Pennsylvanian concerning troops raised for the militia, followed by a note of thanks from the President, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Pages 2 & 3 contain a very lengthy: "Portrait Of Aaron Burr, No. 1" of what must ha... See More  

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668134

Two front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668134

February 20, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



The first column of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, archival repair at the top of the blank spine, nice condition.

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668133

Five front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668133

February 13, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Half of the front page is taken up with five Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One is for the erection of light houses, and another for surveying the coasts of the U.S.

Four pages, nice condition.

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668132

Thomas Jefferson... The Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668132

February 09, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1807 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



Over half of the front page is "An Act" of Congress concerning circuit & district courts in North Carolina.

Page 2 has a note to Congress concerning a situation with France, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Both pages 2 & 3 has various letters concerning the Burr Conspiracy.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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668131

Some great content on the Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668131

January 28, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 1807 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



The ftpg. has a notable Proclamation signed by William Claiborne, gov. of the Louisiana Territory, concerning the Burr Conspiracy. It begins: "Whereas I have received information that certain persons are combining & confederating in a traitorous project to subvert the authority of the government of th... See More  

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667784

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #667784

February 22, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 22, 1845 



* Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication



One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. Th... See More  

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667762

Commenting on the Maryland "Jew Bill"...

Item #667762

January 14, 1826

THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Jan. 14, 1826 



* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law



Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice, editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland.

The report reads in part: "The affairs of our state begin to... See More  

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667652

Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667652

July 15, 1807

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1807



* President Thomas Jefferson



Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within t... See More  

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667581

President Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address...

Item #667581

December 21, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 21, 1801 Taking over half of the front page and a portion of page 2 is the: "Message" of the President to Congress, prefaced with a note stating that it was delivered to each House by Mr. Lewis (of Lewis & Clark fame), Secretary to the President.

What follows is Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address in which he reviews the events of... See More  

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667545

Jefferson's response upon being notified of being elected President...

Item #667545

March 11, 1801

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 11, 1801  Page 3 has, under: "President Elect" a report: "The Committee instructed on the 18th instant to wait the President Elect and notify him of his election, REPORT--that they have, according to order performed that service, and addressed the President elect in the following words, to wit: 'The committee beg le... See More  

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667521

Troubles with the First Barbary War...

Item #667521

December 16, 1803

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 16, 1803  Although page 2 begins with a report from the Senate on the new mode for electing a President & Vice President (see), the prime content might be the various reports relating to the troubles that were the Barbary War. Included is a letter to Congress relating to this as well, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, loss to an upper corner p... See More  

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667520

Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy then Secretary of State...

Item #667520

June 29, 1811

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1811  Most of page 2 is taken up with various letters concerning Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy in Jefferson's administration, then becoming Secretary of State for Madison. Smith & Madison would soon disagree on policy resulting in Smith's resignation in 1811.

Most of the text is an address by Smith, with other letters signed in type by: James Madis... See More  

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667508

Three Acts of Congress, one providing support for the U.S. Navy...

Item #667508

March 31, 1803

NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 31, 1803 



* Thomas Jefferson

* Acts of Congress

* United States Navy




Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with 33 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and  the Vice President: Aaron Burr. One is for; "Making an Appropriation for the Support of the Navy of the United States...".

Page 3 has a letter signed: Th. ... See More  

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667486

Thomas Jefferson on the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #667486

October 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston Oct. 26, 1803 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* State of the Union Address

* re. Louisiana Purchase




Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "MESSAGE" of Thomas Jefferson to Congress, being his annual state-of-the-union address signed by him in italic type: Th. Jefferson.

Not surprisingly, most of Jefferson's address i... See More  

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667478

Jefferson and the Embargo...

Item #667478

December 22, 1813

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 22, 1813  Page 3 has a bit fro a Jefferson letter, datelines at Monticello, noting in part: "No man on earth has a stronger detestation than myself of the unprincipled Tyrant who is deluging the continent of Europe with blood...", presumably about Napoleon Bonaparte.

Pg. 2 also has a lengthy editorial against the: "Emba... See More  

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667474

Jefferson's state-of-the-Union address to the Congress...

Item #667474

December 18, 1801

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 18, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* State of the Union Address




Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "President's Message" being Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address.

Interesting that it was not delivered in person but rather was distributed in paper form to members of Congress, with the address prefaced by a letter fro... See More  

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667465

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #667465

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802 



* United States Military Academy established

* West Point, Orange County, New York




Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by Aaron Burr & Nathanie... See More  

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667464

Thomas Jefferson on the judiciary in 1776...

Item #667464

May 10, 1803

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 10, 1803  Page 2 has a nice items reflecting up a letter signed by: Th. Jefferson from 1776 concerning the judiciary.

Eight pages, 9 by 11 1/4 inches foxing & minor wear at the margins.

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667461

Jefferson on navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #667461

August 13, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1803 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Mississippi River Navigation




Page 2 has a letter of reply from the President to the state of Ohio concerning issues relating to the navigation of the Mississippi River. It is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Mention of a  ship Hannah: "...seized...at Wilmington, N.C. for having received on board 7 negro... See More  

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667415

Thomas Jefferson on the situation in Europe...

Item #667415

May 04, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 4, 1803  The top of the front page has a letter from the President relating to America keeping out of the troubling affairs in Europe, signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, nice condition.

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667414

Jefferson's letter concerning the military situation...

Item #667414

April 23, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 23, 1803 



* President Thomas Jefferson



The front page has a letter signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson, concerning the military situation.

Four pages, good condition.

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667411

Jefferson on selling land in D.C. to pay the debts...

Item #667411

January 26, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Jan. 26, 1802 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Washington D.C. land sale




Page 2 has an interesting letter to Congress from the President concerning the city of Washington, more specifically the money that is due to Maryland and the measured sale of land in the city to meet it debts, etc. It is signed in type: Thos. Jefferson.

Four pages, a piece from the spine d... See More  

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667404

Jefferson suggests raising additional forces...

Item #667404

March 01, 1808

NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 1, 1808  Page 2 has a message from the President to Congress, with his concern about rising tensions in Europe which may affect America, and with thoughts of raising additional military forces. Signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, some creases, good condition.

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667353

An engraving of an Embargo political cartoon...

Item #667353

September 10, 1808

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Sept. 10, 1808  Page 3 begins with a little political cartoon titled: "A Good Story Twice Told: or, the Allegorical Snake" which concerns the controversy over the Embargo.

Rare to find such political cartoons in newspapers of such an early date.

Page 2 has several items concerning the controversial Embargo, one item beginning: "The answer of the Preside... See More  

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667352

A book is dedicated to President Jefferson, with his response...

Item #667352

May 15, 1805

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 15, 1805 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Page 2 has a letter signed in type by: Th. Jefferson, concerning a recent book themed on science being dedicated to him.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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667350

Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #667350

March 15, 1805

NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, March 15, 1805 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Inauguration - inaugural address




An historic issue as page 2 begins with: "Inaugural Speech" of Thomas Jefferson's 2nd term, with a prefacing paragraph: "On the 4th instant at 4 o'clock, Mr. Jefferson appeared in the Chamber of the Senate of the United States, where his re-election was ... See More  

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667349

Jefferson's Proclamation declaring neutrality in the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #667349

July 08, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson proclamation

* America neutrality in Napoleonic Wars




Page 2 contains the historic "Proclamation" signed by President Th. Jefferson, in which is empathizes the neutrality of America in the Napoleonic Wars, and also notes that: "...requiring all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of ... See More  

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667348

Jefferson's last state-of-the-union address...

Item #667348

November 15, 1808

THE REPERTORY, Boston, Nov. 15, 1808 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Last State of the Union Address




Close to half of page 2 is taken up with the: "President's Message" which is Jefferson's last annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun with Washington and which continues to this day.

Rather than delivered orally, Jefferson chose to present his Address in ... See More  

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667347

Jefferson is honored by National Institute of France...

Item #667347

April 03, 1803

NEW YORK HERALD, April 2, 1803 



* Thomas Jefferson

* Institut de France



Page 3 has an address from President Thomas Jefferson to the National Institute of France in which he humbly accepts the honor of being elected as: "...a foreign associate for the class of moral & political sciences...". It is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, small piece from the blank spin... See More  

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