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John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #625993
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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Determining the northern boundary of North Carolina...

Item #624457

December 05, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1792  Page 3 has a report from "Congress of the United States" concerning discussion of: "The bill for determining the northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by North Carolina...". Much other news of the day and a wealth of ads, including a "Six Cents Reward" for a runaway appren... See More  

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John Adams Script signature on the front page...

Item #622952

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 

* President John Adams : script signature on front page

Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

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Item #621784

June 09, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798  Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.

Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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Napoleon orders the town to be torched...

Item #621354

February 25, 1799


* Napoleon Bonaparte

Page 2 has; "Buonaparte's Proclamation" in which hoe orders the burning of the town of Alkham because its inhabitants assassinated the French aid de camp & 15 others (see). Various American reports as well.

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

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Uncommon 18th century "Extra"...

Item #621224

April 22, 1795

GREENLEAF'S NEW YORK JOURNAL, EXTRA, April 22, 1795  "Electioneering" content takes up most this single sheet "Extra" with a few ads on the reverse.

Nice condition, untrimmed.

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Statehood for Vermont... monument in memory of Franklin...

Item #621205

October 18, 1790

CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 18, 1790  A page 3 report under "Hartford" states that the commissioners of New York & Vermont reached a decision: "... the result is, that Vermont is dismembered from...New-York, and the New Hampshire grants...are acknowledged to be valid. Thus the way is open for the admission of Vermont into the Federal Unio... See More  

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Benjamin Waterhouse...

Item #621180

January 13, 1790

MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 13, 1790 

* Tobacco as medicine ?

Page 3 has a report about the annual meeting of the "Middlesex Medical Association", with mention that Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse spoke about the internal use of Tobacco in the cure of "Dropsies & Dysurias". The back page has a poem about "Newport".

Four pages in nice condition.... See More  

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Signed by New York governor John Jay...

Item #620843

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 

* Governor John Jay

The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Oration on the new Constitution...

Item #620695

October 23, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 23, 1788  The front page is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has an item: "On Tuesday last an oration on the adoption of the Federal constitution was spoken at Mr. Brown's English school...large number of ladies & gentlemen were present...". Much other news of the day.

Printed by John Du... See More  

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Concert... Dancing master...

Item #620491

April 02, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791  Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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Item #620480

November 02, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 2, 1796

* Rare 18th century American title

Most of the content is from Europe although page 2 has a report headed: "American Claims In the High Court of Admiralty". The back page has a very nice illustrated bell ad (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very small bit from the blank spine margin, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More  

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Seeking approval for a provisional army...

Item #620229

May 30, 1798


* President John Adams

* Provisional Army ?

The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France". Page 2 has reports from Congress concerning: "...into a committee of the whole on the bill...authorising the President to raise a  provisional army...proposing to authorise the calling... See More  

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Item #619941

September 13, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 13, 1800  Although there are some news tidbits, there is much literary content. Four pages, loss to a lower corner affects 2 words on the ftpg., minor upper corner loss, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches.

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General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations

This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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Battle At Maulde... Battle of Condé...

Item #616705

July 17, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 17, 1793  Page 2 has: "British Official Account Of The Battle At Maulde" which is a lengthy account. Also from Penna: "A letter from Fort St. Clair informs that every preparation for a campaign was making there: That several tracts of Indians had been seen round the fort...". A report from Rhode Island notes: : "...The late Proclamatio... See More  

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Commenting on politicians in office...

Item #616286

July 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796  Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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This issue includes a full page plate...

Item #615469

March 03, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor. Mostly literary content but the issue begins with "Essay III....on the Amusing Accomplishments of Drawings, Shading & Painting..." which also includes a full page plate (unusual in t... See More  

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Concerning the Shays' Rebellion...

Item #613955

April 19, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, April 19, 1787 

* Shays' Rebellion

* Post Revolutionary War

Page 2 has some reports concerning the Shays' Rebellion noting in part: " the state of Vermont, small parties have expressed a zeal in favour of the insurgents...that Shays was in some town upon Lake Champlain endeavouring to raise a party in his favour..." and also... See More  

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Documents to accompany the President's message...

Item #612869

February 13, 1797

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 13, 1797

* Early American title

All of page 1 & most of pg. 2 are taken up with: "DOCUMENTS Which Accompanied the Message of the Both Houses of Congress...". Inside includes various reports of the war in Europe.

Four pages, some fold foxing, bit irregular at the spine margins, some bottom margin tears.... See More  

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Much on politics...

Item #611816

February 27, 1797

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 27, 1797 

* Early American title

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Documents Which Accompanied the Message of the Both Houses of Congress", continued from a previous issue. Page 3 has more on this, as well as: "War In India!"

Four pages, foxing at the folds, period notations at the very top. ... See More  

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Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #611292

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795  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...". Other interesting news of the day.

Four pages, a few archival mends at the spine, some foxing... See More  

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18th century America...

Item #610704

June 08, 1796

THE NEW YORK WEEKLY MAGAZINE, June 8, 1796  Basically literary content, including; "The Fatal Effects of Indulging the Passions" and "The Victim of Magical Delusion" and more.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 10 inches, nice condition.

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Rhode Island is obstinate in approving the Constitution...

Item #606829
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1790 

* United States Constitution

* Rhode Island refusing to accept

 Included is an unusual illustration (rarely found in 18th century magazines) of a chamber lamp, within the descriptive text. Other items include: "Character of General Lee" "Female Heroism: or Magnanimity of the Whig Lades in Charleston when that City w... See More  

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Item #606596

January 02, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Jan. 2, 1796  Page 3 has various news items including reports from Portland, Boston, Augusta, Charleston and Newark.

Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 inches, bit of foxing, nice condition.

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Supplement issue concerning the United States & France...

Item #605772

February 06, 1799

SUPPLEMENT TO THE COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, (Boston), Feb. 6, 1799  This four page "supplement" issue is almost entirely taken up with the: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Transactions relating to the United States and France..." which has a brief introductory item signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Firepower for the "approaching season"...

Item #605766

January 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 12, 1799  Page 2 has a lengthy speech by the Mass. governor, signed in script type: Increase Sumner. The back page features a very interesting & unusual illustrated ad for "Gunnery Articles Suitable for the Approaching Season". One wonders what the season is, as the illustration shows a cannon (see).

Four pages, wear at the margins with minimal ... See More  

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Note from President Washington...

Item #602434

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795  Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small tears & archival mends ne... See More  

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18th century Boston...

Item #602180

February 03, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1798  The front page has: "American and France" Also a letter headed: "Intercepted Letter" which is signed: James Monroe. Other news & ads of the day.

Four pages, a few small & very discrete archival mends, some light damp staining, nice condition. 

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Mostly literary content...

Item #601976

November 21, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 21, 1795  Basically a literary-themed newspaper, but page 3 has reports from Philadelphia, New Haven, London, & Cork.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, scattered foxing, generally nice.

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Captured by Indians...

Item #601603

September 24, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 1792  The front page features 19 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has a curious article from Pittsburgh concerning a man captured by Indians near Grave Creek in Ohio County.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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18th century Philadelphia...

Item #599315

May 06, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1788  Although mostly filled ads with news on pages 2 & 3 including datelines from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Providence, Dublin, London and elsewhere.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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America to be at war...

Item #599287

February 11, 1794

DUNLAP AND CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1794  Page 3 has a letter headed "Carlisle" which begins: "At this present crisis there is every appearance of a war with the United States, it is hoped that wise and able General Washington will prevent the effusion of human blood & horrors of war..." with more (see).

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Monroe is the ambassador to France...

Item #599285

November 12, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794  The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.

Four pages, a small piece from the top of the back ... See More  

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News from 1792...

Item #599050

June 27, 1792

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 27, 1792  The front page is filled with ads, and inside has reports from Boston, Philadelphia, Salem, New York, Charleston & elsewhere.

Four pages, a few tiny worm holes, very nice condition.

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President Washington arrives in Annapolis...

Item #597707

April 07, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1791  Page 2 has a report from "Annapolis" which begins: "Early on Friday morning last this city was honoured by the arrival of the President, attended by only his private secretary, major Jackson..." with more on this (see).

Four pages, the bottom right corners have been archivally mended, but otherwise in ve... See More  

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Vermont to become a state? Duelling...

Item #597567

February 16, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 16, 1791 Most of the Page 2 has an article headed: "Dueling" taking about one-third of a column (see). Page 3 has: "Vermont" which is a short article on hopes of it becoming a state (see).

Four pages, some margin tears, loss to a lower corner, a few crude pg. 1 margin tears.

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Lexington, Kentucky...

Item #596942

November 02, 1796


* Early Lexington, Kentucky

The back side of this single sheet "Supplement" and an item datelined "Lexington" which has a description of this town, noting near the beginning: "...must afford a pleasing satisfaction to view the rapid progress of building & impro... See More  

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1788 common sense...

Item #596226

October 18, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1788  Page 3 has an item from Philadelphia beginning; "The celebrated author of Common Sense says true when he says that..." (see). Also a report from New York concerning treaties with the Indians, plus a letter from Gov. St. Clair concerning an attack by Indians upon the federal troops.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Native Americans...

Item #596058

June 01, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1791 

* General Charles Scott

* Kentucky

Page 3 has an item noting: "...from Kentucky, informs us that Gen. Scott was about to march against the Indians..." with more (see photos). Page 3 also has a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" (see).

Four pages, a few very discrete archival... See More  

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Nice 18th century masthead....

Item #595760

June 20, 1796

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 20, 1796  This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century (see). Page 3 has an interesting letter which begins: "The treaty lately negociated with Great Britain has been the means of destroying, effectually, the friendship which so happily subsisted between American and France..." with muc... See More  

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18th century Philadelphia....

Item #595759

February 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER--EXTRA, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1794  This is a single sheet "extra" edition, completely filled with: "Papers Relative To Great Britain, Being the Second Part of the Message of the President of the United States; Consisting of the Correspondence of Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Pickney, etc." which is continued from an... See More  

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1795 Massachusetts Spy....

Item #595481

November 25, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 25, 1795  A handsome masthead with ornate lettering. Inside has reports from Salem, Rutland, Vermont; Charleston, Philadelphia, London & elsewhere. Four pages, nice condition.

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Isaac Franks... Jewish...

Item #595060

December 24, 1790

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1790  The ftpg. is taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with reports from the House of Representatives carrying over to page 3, which also has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Pennsylvania.

The back page is filled with ads including one for noted Jewish financier Isaac Franks (see). Four pa... See More  

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John Adams, Buonaparte, and the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #594534

April 10, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1799  The front page has an address from the Grand Jury of Morris, N.J., to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has an address from the citizens and inhabitants of the Mississippi Territory to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams.

Also in this issue are: "Buonaparte's Expe
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Selling 18th century land in Philadelphia...

Item #594497

March 09, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1792  Page 2 has an illustration of "Thirty-Six Lots of Ground" to be sold in Philadelphia, bounded by Spruce, Madison, & Twelfth Streets, as well as Twenty-Feet Alley. Other news of the day and many ads, including a back page "War Department" notice signed by: H. Knox, Secretary at War.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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18th century Philadelphia....

Item #594495

March 07, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 7, 1794  Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from the Island of Bermuda" plus various other news of the day. A large number of ads including 5 illustrated ship ads on the front page.

Four pages, light foxing, very nice condition.

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George Washington & others plan the District of Columbia...

Item #594031

November 03, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 3, 1790 

* Creating Washington D.C.

Page 2 has: "The Western Posts" which begins: "Those barriers of the United States are still retained by the British; and...have lately been strengthened by additional fortifications & troops..." (see). Also from Georgetown a significant report on the beginning of plans to develop the permanent ... See More  

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Three issues of a scarce American magazine...

Item #594022

July 27, 1792

THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, a group of 3 early issues of this magazine: July 27, September 14 & 28, 1792. 

* Rare 18th century Massachusetts magazines

All being riddled with worm holes which render the issues damaged. Otherwise complete and never bound nor trimmed with a decorative engraving on the outer wrapper (see photos).

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18th century America....

Item #593957

June 24, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 24, 1797  Inside has various news reports from both Europe & America, as well as news items from Congress. Pages 3 & 4 are mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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