Elections & Inaugurations

Newspaper reporting of elections and inaugurations, including those with inaugural addresses, are some of the most sought after collectibles amongst rare newspaper enthusiasts.  Reading about these historic political events within the context of other news of the day provides great depth to our understanding of these highly energized occasions.  Please enjoy!

Elections & Inaugurations

Newspaper reporting of elections and inaugurations, including those with inaugural addresses, are some of the most sought after collectibles amongst rare newspaper enthusiasts.  Reading about these historic political events within the context of other news of the day provides great depth to our understanding of these highly energized occasions.  Please enjoy!
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652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected 1st president



An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More  

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655249

George Washington is elected President...

Item #655249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 



* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.

* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)




Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More  

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659024

Senate congratulates Washington on his election... Washington's letter to the Lutherans...

Item #659024

May 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, May 20, 1789  On pg. 2 under "Proceedings of Congress" are the proceedings the House of Representative from the first session of the first Congress under the Constitution. This Congressional coverage carries over to page 3 where there is interesting discussion from May 19 concerning the various Cabinet posts, including: "...the first obje... See More  

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647138

John Adams' Vice Presidential inaugural address... Earliest debates in Congress...

Item #647138
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789 



* John Adams inauguration

* 1st Vice President of the United States




Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures & Suppositions, by Benjamin Franklin" which takes 4 pages; "Account of the Culture of Tobacco" "Remarks on Dueling" "Observations Relative to a... See More  

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661892

Washington's 2nd election as President...

Item #661892

February 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.

History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of

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660448

Presidential election report...

Item #660448

December 31, 1796

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1796  A quite rare title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 43 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has a report headed: "Election of the President, In Tennessee" showing the votes in that state.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the spine, some foxing, good condition.

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

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645101

Results of the election for governor... Naval news...

Item #645101

June 02, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798  Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.

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669384

Editorializing on Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #669384

April 02, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, April 2, 1801  The front page begins with a review of Jefferson's recent inaugural address, beginning: "While reading the speech of Mr. Jefferson, every American must feel an indignation that within the United States, there are men, so lost to every honorary principle as to calumniate a character so truly amiable and respectable..." with much more.

P... See More  

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622032

Monroe wins the Presidential election...

Item #622032

February 19, 1817

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Feb. 19, 1817  The top of the front page as an announcing: "According to the provisions of the constitution the votes...for President and Vice President were yesterday counted...was officially proclaimed by the President of the Senate that JAMES MONROE is elected President...and DANIEL D. TOMPKINS is elected Vice President..." (see).

Four pages, never-trimmed ma... See More  

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639901

Trio of issues on the inauguration of James Monroe, & more...

Item #639901

March 19, 1817

ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, a nice trio of consecutive  issues dated March 12, 15, and 19, 1817 on the inauguration of James  Monroe.



* James Monroe inauguration

* President of the United States




March 12 has on pg. 2: "The Inauguration" from Washington City, including: "Under the auspices of a delightful day, yesterday took place the interesting ceremony a... See More  

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649930

James Monroe is re-elected... Rare mention of Daniel Boone...

Item #649930

December 16, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 16, 1820  The back page has a report with a small head: "Presidential Election" which begins: "It is probable that Mr. Monroe has been re-elected president by an almost unanimous vote & Mr.Tompkins re-elected  vice president..." with a bit more (see photos).

This issue comes with a "Supplement" which... See More  

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636108

James Monroe's inaugural address...

Item #636108

March 10, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 10, 1821 



* President James Monroe

* Inauguration - inaugural address




Beginning at the bottom of the front page is: "Inaugural Speech", which has a prefacing paragraph which includes: "On Monday last, the 5th of March, in the great hall of the house of representatives...chief justice Marshall administered the oath of office to... See More  

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650824

Lafayette & Jefferson have an emotional reunion... The Presidential election...

Item #650824

November 20, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 20, 1824  Inside has over 3 pages taken up with various reports concerning the "Presidential Election", with local & stare returns as received up to the publication date. It would ultimately be won by John Quincy Adams. A brief item: "The Pirates" reports of a ship captured off the coast of Cuba by pirates who murdered al... See More  

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646660

Latest results on the presidential election...

Item #646660

November 27, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 27, 1824  The front page features a chart headed: "Presidential Election - Returns so far as they are known" showing votes for Adams, Clay, Crawford, and Jackson, Adams with a commanding lead (see). Much related text as well carrying over to pages 2, 3, 4 & 5 with additional charts.

Inside has a fine letter signed in type: Bolivar, me... See More  

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647185

The Presidential election...

General LaFayette... American Indians: Choctaw, Osage, Creeks...

Item #647185

December 04, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 4, 1824  Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each (see photos), plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county. Also, inside includes: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-deep meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General... See More  

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647186

The contentious Presidential election of 1824... John Quincy Adams eventually won...

Item #647186

December 18, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 18, 1824  The historic report in this issue would be the front page report of Andrew Jackson likely the Presidential election. I say likely, because--as the front page chart and text show--no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, causing the election to be thrown into the House of Representatives. The text notes: "The p... See More  

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647188

Andrew Jackson is elected President...

Item #647188

January 01, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1825  The very first article at the top of page 1 has a small head: "Presidential Election" with the report noting: "It being ascertained that Louisiana has given three votes to gen. Jackson & two to Mr. Adams, as president--(and an undivided vote for Mr. Calhoun as vice president), we are enabled to state the result of the late el... See More  

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220854

1824 Presidential election...

Item #220854

January 12, 1825

THE COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 12, 1825

* Andrew Jackson & John Quincy Adams - Presidential Election

* Message from the President of Harvard College


On pg. 2 under Choice Of President is a report that recalls the election of 1800, with details about the mode of balloting. Has a chronology of the balloting that determined the outcome. Other news of the day includes: "Ha
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624741

The Maryland "Jew Bill" finally passes... Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams...

Item #624741

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 



* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"

* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address




Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or... See More  

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644158

The Maryland "Jew Bill" finally passes... Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams...

Item #644158

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 



* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"

* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address




Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or... See More  

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644159

The Maryland "Jew Bill" finally passes... Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams...

Item #644159

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note)



* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"

* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address




Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday l... See More  

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655962

First Jews elected in Maryland...

Item #655962

October 14, 1826

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1826 



* First Jews elected in Maryland

* Judaica - Jewish

* Andrew Jackson




One of the reports within has a small head: "The Jews" with the text including: "...that at the last election for members of our city council, two gentlemen of the Jewish persuasion were chosen by the suffrages of a large part of the citizens...Messrs. S. ... See More  

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644853

Short-lived campaign newspaper to elect Andrew Jackson...

Item #644853

July 26, 1828

UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 1828  This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor... See More  

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644278

Election of Andrew Jackson... Cherokee Indians & land troubles...

Item #644278

November 22, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1828  One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew J... See More  

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650299

Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #650299

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 1832  The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:

"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin Van Buren, of New York', be elected vice president of the United States--if they shall ... See More  

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657282

Jackson's inaugural & inaugural address...

Item #657282

March 05, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1833 



* President Andrew "Andy" Jackson

* Second inauguration - inaugural address

* Best title to be had - rare as such




Page 3 begins with a report of Jackson's inaugural noting in part: "Yesterday, March the Fourth...Andrew Jackson...elected President of the U.S. for four years ensuing...repaired to the Representat... See More  

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570754

Election returns... Runaway ad...

Item #570754

November 22, 1836

HANOVER HERALD, Hanover, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1836. Page 3 features the Official Returns for President and Vice President for Pennsylvania along with the Electoral Election results.  The front page of the issue contains a $25.00 Reward for a runaway apprentice. This contains other news and advertisements of the day. This is complete in four pages with scattered lite foxing, otherwise in... See More  

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649931

Martin Van Buren is elected President of the United States...

Item #649931

February 11, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1837  Near the back is a report from Congress which includes, in part, a report of the formal election of Martin Van Buren as President, evidenced by a chart of the electoral vote by state (see images). The text reads in part: "...the return of electoral votes from each state was opened, read & recorded...After the counting of the votes... See More  

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651860

Van Buren's inauguration & inaugural address... Jackson's farewell...

Item #651860

March 11, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1837  Page 2 begins with: "The Inauguration" which has details of the inaugural ceremonies for Martin Van Buren. This is followed by the: "Address" being his inaugural address, taking over a full page. This is followed by parting respects to Andrew Jackson, including: "Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson to the People of... See More  

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644898

William Henry Harrison wins the presidential election...

Item #644898

February 19, 1841

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Feb. 19, 1841 



* William Henry Harrison

* Presidential election victory




Page 3 has: "Presidential Vote" which is the official chart of the electoral votes certified by the tellers and announced by the Vice President to the Congress. It shows 234 votes for Harrison and 60 for Van Buren. Also a detailed report: "Arrival Of ... See More  

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652433

Preparations for Harrison's inaugural...

Item #652433

March 04, 1841

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1841 



* William Henry Harrison

* pre-Presidential inauguration




From the nation's capital & the day before the inauguration it would be no surprise that much space is dedicated to plans for the inaugural ceremonies of William H. Harrison. Indeed, close to half of page 3 is filled with the details, portions of which can been seen... See More  

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653316

Detailed plans for Harrison's inaugural...

Item #653316

March 04, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1841 



* President William Henry Harrison

* Day of his inauguration - inaugural

* From the city where it happened - rare




A terrific newspaper for the content found on page 3, which has considerable detail on the plans for the inauguration of William Henry Harrison which happened on the day this newspaper was printed.

The first c... See More  

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652882

Perhaps the best newspaper to be had for Harrison's inauguration...

Item #652882

March 05, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841 



* President William Henry Harrison inauguration

* Inaugural address - best title to be had (rare)




Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital. 

Most of page 2 is taken up with: &qu... See More  

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644280

President Harrison's inaugural address...

Item #644280

March 06, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841  Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caught a cold & died of pneumonia just one month later.

Gre... See More  

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665448

The churches of New York City... Election of Polk...

Item #665448

November 09, 1844

THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Nov. 9,1844  The ftpg. has prints of; "St. Patrick's Cathedral, Prince St." "Saint Paul's Church, Broadway" "Church of the Messiah, Broadway" and: "The Brick Church--Presbyterian" with much detail on all.

Page 5 has an article; "Meeting of the Mormons Last Evening" as well s two reports which seem to insur... See More  

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657698

Results of the presidential election...

Item #657698

November 23, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1844  The top of the first column of the front page has the results of the Presidential election, headed: "Presidential" with a count by state for Henry Clay and James K. Polk. Much more on the results of the election on inside pages. Page 2 has a letter from President Tyler to H. M. Kamehameha III, king of Hawaii (see photos). Also ... See More  

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583417

The tragedies of dividing slave families...Zachary Taylor elected president...

Item #583417

November 15, 1848

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the la... See More  

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596980

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #596980

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* John Bell Hood at West Point




The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see photos). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and inc... See More  

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598609

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #598609

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* John Bell Hood




The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and includes "John Hood... See More  

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598610

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #598610

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849  The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and includes "John Hood" from Kentucky, who would become a famous Con... See More  

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595664

On Taylor's inauguration...

Item #595664

March 16, 1849

HANOVER SPECTATOR, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1849 



* Zachary Taylor 

* Henry Clay
 



The front page has 2 columns of: "Important Letter from Mr. Clay" dated at New Orleans & carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed: H. Clay. Also: "The Inauguration Balls" for President Zachary Taylor (see photos).

Four pages, never bound, small wear holes near center are... See More  

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633749

The coming Presidential election...

Item #633749

October 18, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1856  Inside has: American Republican Demonstration" "Fillmore and Slavery Opposed" "Fremont and Liberty Supported" Presidential Perfidy" "Revelations of Franklin Pierce" and more on the coming election.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor loss to a lower corner, minimal wear.

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651997

Inauguration & inaugural ceremonies of President Buchanan, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #651997

March 05, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857 



* President James Buchanan

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* Best title to be had (rare as such)




A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan. Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is preface... See More  

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644887

Buchanan's inaugural address...

Item #644887

March 11, 1857

THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, March 11, 1857



* President James Buchanan

* Inauguration - inaugural address




Page 3 has the "Inaugural Address" which takes 1 1/3 columns in which he reflects on the events of the year. It is signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchanan. Page 2 has an article concerning it titled: "The Inaugural".

Four pages, minor loss to blan... See More  

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172030

Inauguration of President Buchanan... Dred Scott Decision...

Item #172030

March 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1857  A vol. 1 issue. Inside has 8 illustrations regarding 'Our 18th Inauguration Day', including an illustration of George Washington, Mount Vernon, & James Buchanan & John Adams. But the prime content here is the text of the Dred Scott decision given by Chief Justice Taney. Very significant.

Also featured is an article on A Nutmeg Pl... See More  

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172362

Print of a beardless Abraham Lincoln, pre-election...

Item #172362

May 12, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1860  The front page has a print of: "The Republican Wigwam At Chicago, Illinois, In Which the Republican Convention Will Be Held, May 16, 1860".  This was the event at which Abraham Lincoln would go from near obscurity to a position of prominence in American history.

The doublepage centerfold is a terrific print captioned: "Prominen... See More  

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660381

First election of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #660381

November 08, 1860

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1860  This is the tri-weekly edition of this famous newspaper which is perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

The front page has a report: "The Presidential Election" which begins: "As it has been currently supposed within the last few weeks that the i... See More  

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639017

Lincoln's first election...

Item #639017

November 10, 1860

THE WEEKLY PRESS, Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln's election win (1st)



Page 3 has reports and charts on the Presidential election, the first column heads not noting anything definitive: "THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION" "The Result of Last Tuesday's Canvass" "The Result In Virginia Doubtful" "Missouri Carried By Douglas" "Lar... See More  

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172416

Election of Abraham Lincoln as President...

Item #172416

November 17, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1860  The full front page shows: 'Gen. Guiseppe Garibaldi" who was considered the George Washington of Italy, the person most responsible for uniting the country. There is also a page two article on him.

Other prints include a nice full pg. of: "Fort Moultrie (Sullivan's Island), Charleston, South Carolina in the Distance", a... See More  

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650809

Carson City... Virginia City... Jamaica... Presidential election reporting (Lincoln)...

Item #650809
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1861 Featured in this issue is an article "A Peep at Washoe" which includes coverage on silver mining, Carson City, Virginia City and much more.

Other articles include "Cast-away in Jamaica" and other additional stories and illustrations included.

Near the back under "Monthly Record of Current Events" is a report... See More  

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