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672614

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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$35.00
672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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$345.00
671805

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #671805

May 15, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 15, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 16 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$39.00
671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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$72.00
671576

18th century slave advertisements...

Item #671576

June 14, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 runaway and/or slaves for sale advertisements




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including 4 slav... See More  

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$42.00
671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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$610.00
671202

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #671202

February 15, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, Feb. 15, 1753  This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

A fine opportunity to purchase
at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial p... See More  

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$235.00
671200

Printed by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #671200

January 17, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1794  Published by Benj. Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson, as noted in the masthead.

The ftpg. is filled with ads, the first being a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway servant, with details.

Other news of the day & ads, 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$38.00
671157

George Washington script signatures... Paul Revere...

Item #671157

May 04, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 4, 1796  The ftpg. contains two Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One takes over a full column and is: "An Act for Establishing Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes" (see for the beginning).

Among the front page ads is one for: "Church Bells....By Paul Revere..." with further detail

Four pa... See More  

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$92.00
671118

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #671118

December 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. The back page has 2 slaves for sale advertisements.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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671088

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #671088

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790  The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has an inter... See More  

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$110.00
671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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$357.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very... See More  

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$485.00
671043

Main boundary lines completed at the "Federal city"...

Item #671043

June 10, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791  A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of ten miles square."

Four pages, very nice con... See More  

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671042

On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790  Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United States.

Another column has a final tribute of "affec... See More  

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671015

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #671015

September 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 14 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on page 3. And one more on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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$7,350.00
670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796  A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation&q... See More  

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670828

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #670828

October 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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670815

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #670815

September 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. One runaway slave ad is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670811

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670811

March 01, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
670810

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670810

May 10, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 10, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little various ... See More  

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$42.00
670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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$72.00
670672

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #670672

July 10, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 10, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 7 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$39.00
670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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$67.00
670670

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670670

March 12, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 12, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various li... See More  

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$42.00
670669

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670669

February 12, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$37.00
670662

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670662

December 08, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 19, 1797  If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, good condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$39.00
670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political op... See More  

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$67.00
670417

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670417

December 08, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 8, 1796



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670206

Only lasted for six issues...

Item #670206
THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, April, 1797  This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.

Among the articles is a very nice: "Description Of The Mississippi River" which takes over 4 pages. Also: "Some Account of the Snakes of North America, and of the Humming Bird" which takes 5 pages.

At the back are ... See More  

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$62.00
670205

Only lasted for six issues... Adams famous speech on the XYZ Affair...

Item #670205
THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, May, 1797 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams speech




This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.

The highlight would be the quite lengthy "Speech of the President of the United States" to the special session of Congress he had called on May 16, 1797. The focus... See More  

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$73.00
670186

John Hancock... Launching the ship Constitution as a theatrical piece...

Item #670186

November 02, 1797

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 2, 1797   The ftpg. contains a letter signed in type by: John Hancock. Most of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with various news & political reports.

Page 3 has an ad for what appears to be a theatrical presentation titled "The Launch" of the ship Constitution, with various details. Four pages, a handsome masthead, lig... See More  

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$46.00
670181

Before our government was created...

Item #670181

May 03, 1786

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1786 



* 18th century original



An issue from 3 years before the formal establishment of the new federal government in 1789.

In addition to editorial and news items, inside has a report of a duel fought in New York, reading in part: "...on arriving at the destined spot, they took their distance at 10 paces when Mr. B. desired Mr. C. to fire... See More  

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670155

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670155

August 13, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Aug. 13, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various lig... See More  

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669937

1781 Military Pay Document...

Item #669937

December 26, 1781

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 1, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, is dated December 26, 1781 and is written out for "Two Pounds" Measurement is approx. 4 by 6 inches. A few areas of light st... See More  

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$115.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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$2,935.00
669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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$72.00
669789

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #669789

September 12, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 12, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on the back page. (see) News of the day with several other advertisements.

Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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$42.00
669581

A damaged American lot from the 1700's...

Item #669581
18th CENTURY LOT - a group of 9 American newspapers comprised the the Massachusetts Spy of 1797 (4 issues) and the Independent Chronicle, 1795 (5 issues). All have damage.

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$72.00
669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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$68.00
669557

A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
... See More  

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$44.00
669548

Handsome masthead...

Item #669548

November 11, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 11, 1795  Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Virginia" "New York" "Norfolk" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, good condition.

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$39.00
669404

How to pronounce words... On Washington's letters...

Item #669404

December 21, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Dec. 21, 1795 



* Uncommon title



Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.

Page 1 has a short article: "Gen. Washington's Letters". Most of page 2 is taken up with a fascinating article: "Orthoepy". It's actually a word: the study of correct pronunciation. It begins: "In compliance with my premise I no... See More  

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$48.00
669213

Washington signs an Act relating to the United States Mint...

Item #669213

March 19, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 19, 1794  The front page begins with: "An Act in Alternation of the Act Establishing a Mint and Regulating the  Coins of the United States, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

A fine issue for any coin collector.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, good condition.

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$72.00
669202

Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #669202

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794  The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$59.00
669091

Compliments to George Washington...

Item #669091

February 08, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797  Pages 2 & 3 contains a statement of gratitude from the legislature of South Carolina to the merits of George Washington.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing and a bit close-trimmed at some margins, minor fold wear.

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$36.00
669085

Washington responds to the Senate's address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795  Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed  by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, light damp stains, minor printing error to the ftpg. only, nice c... See More  

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$72.00
669083

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #669083

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795 



* St. Paul's, Covent Garden



Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".

Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More  

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$42.00
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