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643272

Congress resolved the state debt concern...

Item #643272

July 23, 1793

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, July 23, 1793  Page 2 has a report from Fort St. Clair: "...that every preparation for a campaign was making there: That several tracts of Indians had been seen round the fort...". An article mentions that Congress had resolved the setting of accounts between the United States and the individual states (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimme... See More  

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$38.00
643002

"Harry the EIghth" Playing Cards...

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #643002

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 



* Two President John Adams script signatures

* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards

* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital

* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for ... See More  

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$125.00
642537

Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint, with good content as well...

Item #642537

January 03, 1765

PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, January 3, 1765



* Most famous of newspapers

* Benjamin Franklin (rare)




This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B... See More  

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$2,950.00
642523

Reports from the ending events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642523

October 10, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1782



* Revolutionary War ending events



Page 3 begins with a report from "Richmond" which includes: "General Clarke who commanded at Savannah...was very careful in preventing the burning of the town, which some incendiaries had attempted at the evacuation & extended his care so far as to leave a guard behind until General Wayne ... See More  

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$170.00
642512

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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$560.00
640371

Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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$31,250.00
640312

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #640312

October 22, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & Americ... See More  

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$110.00
640022

An advertisement concerning the "President's Household"...

Item #640022

May 30, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 30, 1789  Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspaper would have an ad on page 3 headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies ... See More  

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$68.00
640020

From the nation's capital during its founding year...

Item #640020

February 13, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 13, 1789  A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in just over 2 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 including discussions from the New York legislature: "...on the bill for prescribing the times, places, and manners of choosing El... See More  

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$47.00
640014

From the nation's capital during its founding year...

Item #640014

February 04, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 4, 1789  A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 including the conclusion of a fascinating article: "Extract from an Account of the Influence of the Military and Political events o... See More  

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$48.00
640013

From the nation's capital during its founding year...

Item #640013

February 02, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 2, 1789  A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 including a fascinating article: "Extract from an Account of the Influence of the Military and Political events of the American Rev... See More  

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$48.00
640012

From the nation's capital during its founding year...

Item #640012

February 02, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 2, 1789  A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$46.00
640011

From the nation's capital during its founding year...

Item #640011

January 31, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 31, 1789  A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in just 3 months. Pages 1 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 & pg. 3 have news & ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$46.00
639817

John Wilkes, a supporter of the American cause...

Item #639817

August 29, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 



* John Wilkes - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War




The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.

Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such ... See More  

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$135.00
639491

Attempts for a peace proposal: colonies will not denounce their independence...

Item #639491

October 02, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great year to have (1776)

* Post Declaration of Independence




Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with  a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More  

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$1,350.00
639486

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 



* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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$12,500.00
639030

John Adams.... Death on the frigate Constitution...

Item #639030

October 13, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 13, 1798  The front page has a letter from Maine: "To the President of the United States" concerning foreign encroachments on our land, which is followed by the: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has a report of a  death: "At Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. William Read, 28 surgeon of the United States frigate Constitution, and a... See More  

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$48.00
639029

Launch of the Merrimack...

Item #639029

October 17, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 17, 1798 



* USS Merrimack launching

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a very nice account of the launch of the ship Merrimack (see). The ftpg. has: "Buonaparte's Expedition".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$48.00
638562

Recurring Sets - at a significant discount...

Item #638562
A set of four era-based newspapers, sent either monthly or quarterly (whichever you select), for as short or as long as you wish - guaranteed to be valued at less than half of the per-issue price...



Have you ever had difficulty deciding which issues to add to your collection? Are you seeking to purchase a unique gift for someone, but are unsure of which issues to select? Perhaps one of our 4-is... See More  

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$50.00
638527

Recruiting for the frigate Boston, and more...

Item #638527

June 22, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22, 1799  Half a column on page 3 is taken up with a detailed notice headed: "ATTENTION---SAILORS!!" "Pipe all Hands!  Boatswain!!" which concerns the USS Boston (3rd rendition) and its involvement in the Quasi War and First Barbary War, noting the spoils to accrue to the sailors in naval action (see). Plus the back page has a nice rec... See More  

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$68.00
638516

Recurring Early Set (1600's - early 1800's) - sent once per quarter...

Item #638516
(4) A set of four early newspapers (1600's - early 1800's), sent quarterly...



Have you ever had difficulty deciding which issues to add to your collection? Are you seeking to purchase a unique gift for someone, but are unsure of which issues to select? Perhaps one of our 4-issue recurring sets will fit the bill. This listing is for:



A set of four early newspapers, one each from the 1... See More  

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$50.00
638515

Recurring Early Set (1600's -early 1800's) - sent once per month...

Item #638515
(4) A set of four early newspapers (1600's - early 1800's), sent monthly...



Have you ever had difficulty deciding which issues to add to your collection? Are you seeking to purchase a unique gift for someone, but are unsure of which issues to select? Perhaps one of our 4-issue recurring sets will fit the bill. This listing is for:



A set of four early newspapers, one each from the 160... See More  

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$50.00
638282

Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #638282

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 



* Patrick Henry death 

* 18th century original 




On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a "S... See More  

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$125.00
638250

Counting the slaves... The infant Navy...

Item #638250

August 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15 and 28, 1798  A notable pair of issues. The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2  of the Aug. 15 issue are taken up with: "An Act to provide for the Valuation of Lands & dwelling houses & the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States". It concludes by taking up most of the ftpg. of the Aug. 18 issue where it is signed in script... See More  

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$96.00
636819

Sam Adams... Building the frigate United States...

Item #636819

August 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796 



* USS United States construction

* Samuel Adams act




The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of... See More  

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$59.00
636768

Signing of Georgia's Constitution...

Item #636768

July 18, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 18, 1798  Over half of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with reports from the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress". Page 2 has a report that the constitution for Georgia has been: "...fairly engrossed on parchment, the President & members of the convention signed the same...the great seal affixe... See More  

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$42.00
636754

Early Boston newspaper with a run away advertisement...

Item #636754

July 29, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1797  Perhaps the most successful newspaper in America after the Revolutionary War with various news and ads of the day. Pg. 3 has an ad: "Ran Away from Benj. Rogers...Aaron Winn, about 18 years of age...will give three dollars reward..." with more (see photos).

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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$38.00
636752

Detailed review of the militia...

Item #636752

September 27, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, September 27, 1797 



* General William Hull

* United States military




Page 2 has an interesting article: "Review Of Militia" commanded by Major-General Hull, with various particulars (see). The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$40.00
636458

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #636458

March 03, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1743,4 (double-dated year depending on which calendar was used at the time) 



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted b... See More  

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$110.00
634818

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #634818

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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$890.00
634618

Best lots in the "Federal City" to be sold...

Item #634618

July 14, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 14, 1791



* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government




The front page has a nice notice datelined "Georgetown, June 30, 1791", concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the: "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the... See More  

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$64.00
633998

Josiah Flagg, Jr... King Louis... Death of General Burgoyne...

Item #633998

September 22, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 22, 1792 



* King Louis XVI of France

* General John Burgoyne death




Front page has: "Proclamation, By The King Of The Frenchmen, Upon The Dangers Of The Country", signed in type: Louis. Page 2 has a Proclamation signed in type: Louis. Listed among the deaths on pg. 3 is: "In London, Lieut.-Gen. Burgoyne".  Page three has a nice ... See More  

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$47.00
633727

News of the victory on the Nile...

Item #633727

November 19, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Nov. 19, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has two notable report on the historic Battle of the Nile, with: "...confirm the very important intelligence of the VICTORY obtained by Sir HORATIO NELSON over the FRENCH FLEET near ALEXANDRIA..." with ... See More  

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$46.00
633692

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #633692

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead o
... See More  

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$18,500.00
633290

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #633290
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution

* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address




This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More  

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$7,350.00
633112

Naval battle at Camperdown...

Item #633112

December 27, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 27, 1797  Page 2 contains a lengthy account headed: "Glorious Naval Victory!" which is the Battle of Camperdown in which the British defeat the Dutch (see hyperlink). This & related reports take about 2 1/2 columns of texts.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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$43.00
633029

Much on the situation in France...

Item #633029

November 08, 1797

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Nov. 8, 1797  The front page has; "Another Revolution in France, or the Triumvirate Victorious". Pages 2 & 3 have considerable reporting on the situation in France.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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$40.00
632851

1796 Samuel Adams...

Item #632851

July 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 



* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original



The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$45.00
632811

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #632811

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796

* President George Washington - lengthy Act of Congress

* 1796 Commencement at Harvard


Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States (see).

Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Po... See More  

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$110.00
632757

Launch of the U.S. brig President Adams...

Item #632757

August 07, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution. A pg. 2 item from Pittsburgh has: "A new brig, the property of the United States, called President Adams, was launched on Rouge River, six miles from Detroit...She carries 18 guns & is remarkably hand... See More  

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$46.00
632728

Lengthy letter from the Indians to the Secretary of War... Recruitment ad for the U.S. military...

Item #632728

July 24, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1799 



* Early Native Americans

* Military recruitment ad




The front page has: "Indian Talk, Of the Western Nations to the Secretary at War" which is a very lengthy letter concerning relations with  the U.S. government, signed in type by several of the Indians (see).

The back page has a very nice recruitment ad... See More  

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$39.00
632725

Acorn coffee for the poor... Recruitment ad for the U.S. military...

Item #632725

July 03, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 3, 1799  Page 2 has: "Prospect of an Indian War" mentioning: "...at Fort Washington, informing him that the Indians were embodying & holding councils--and from every appearance meditating a stroke on some part of the frontiers of the United States...".

The back page has an interesting item: "Acorn Coffee&q... See More  

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$48.00
632724

The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

Item #632724

June 26, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1799  The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a:... See More  

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$48.00
632723

Death & funeral of the governor...

Item #632723

June 19, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1799 



* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor




The front page has: "On Matrimony". Page 3 has a black-bordered report on the death & funeral of Mass. Governor Increase Sumner including the "Order Of Procession" and the position of "The Corpse" with the pall bearers, etc. (see).

The ... See More  

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$48.00
632722

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #632722

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government & Laws, in the st... See More  

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$46.00
632501

A rare issue of a short-lived "Royal" newspaper from Charleston...

Item #632501

July 13, 1782

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare issue

* British occupation




Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is  the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General  Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British c... See More  

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$4,350.00
631091

Richard Parker the mutineer is executed...

Item #631091

September 06, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1797 



* Richard Parker execution for mutiny

* President John Adams




The front page has: "Execution of Parker, the Mutineer", a rather infamous British sailor who was executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy (see hyperlink for much more). ... See More  

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$38.00
630994

Spain declares war on Russia in 1799...

Item #630994

December 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, December 7, 1799 



* Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia



The front page has in column 2, "Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia," followed by considerable text. Additional supporting articles are found on both the front page and within the issue (see im... See More  

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$38.00
628012

Quakers purchase land... North River (Hudson)...

Item #628012

February 21, 1799

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER,  New Haven, Feb. 21, 1799  A page 2 report from "Troy" says that a group of men, mostly Quakers, recently purchased: "...the principal part of the village of Lunenberg, on the North River, opposite the city of Hudson..." plus a few details about Lunenberg's ideal location. Note: The North River is now the Hudson River.

... See More  

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$35.00
628004

The son of Jonathan Edwards...

Item #628004

January 07, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New-Haven, Jan. 7, 1796  Page 3 has an item noting: "On Wednesday the 30th ult. was installed in the Ministry over the church and Society in Colebrook, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, D.D." This was the son of the famous clergyman Jonathan Edwards.

Four pages, various stains throughout, a few small holes, never-trimmed margins.

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$35.00
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