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NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot
* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis
The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States & Canada, friends of the Confederacy, to capture o... See More
THE WOMAN'S TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., May 18, 1895
* Rare 19th century title
* Women's suffrage
Their motto in the masthead: "Equality Before The Law". This was the country's leading women's suffrage publication having begun in Beatrice, Nebraska, before moving to Washington, D.C. Published by Clara Bewick Colby, a women's rights activist & suffragist lead... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1870
* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect
* Voting rights for blacks in America
Page 5 has reporting concerning the recent enacting of the 15th Amendment with heading: "WASHINGTON" "Bill to Enforce the Fifteenth Amendment" (see)
Complete with 16 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820 Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.
Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1851 Page 3 has a relatively lengthy obituary of James Montgomery, Scottish poet, hymnist, and newspaper editor. Known for his deep Christian faith and philanthropy, his death was reported in most major newspapers throughout the United States. See images for details.
Four pages, and other than dampstining, the issue is otherwise in good conditi... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1873
* Early Ballooning - Transatlantic voyage planning
* Balloonists John Wise & Washington Harrison Donaldson
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "Stop That Balloon" "The Voice of "Humanity" Pleading" "The Doom Of Professor Wise" and more. The flight didn't go that well as they were forced to land i... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832
* Charles Carroll death
* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)
* From our nation's capital
The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.
Also at the top of the ftpg... See More
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
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796 The front page features not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by: Go. Washington, President of the United States. Each is also signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams.
One of the Acts is: "...for allowing compensation to the members of the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States...&... See More
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
ARMY NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 20, 1865 The front page has an article headed "The Military Situation" and beginning: "The pursuit & capture of Jeff. Davis, the surrender of Taylor, and the concentration of the National Armies around Washington, are...the three principal military events worthy of consideration...".
Within is another article: "The Capture of Dav... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 19, 1817 A page 2 report datelined "Washington, Feb. 13, 1817" reports: "According to the provisions of the Constitution, the votes given by the Electors...were yesterday counted...in the presence of the Senators and Representatives in Congress, and it was officially proclaimed by the President of the Senate; that JAMES MONROE is elected ... See More
* 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
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1844 Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the votes to rescind it. The text of the petition is included here in full, noting in part: "...'No petition, memoria... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A lot of 6 issues dated Nov. 16, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 22 & 24, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Each has reports relating to the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Great to have these reports in this famous newspaper from the nation's capital.
Each issue is four pages, never... See More
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
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consens... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 17, 1791
* Nice 18th century American publication
Beginning on the ftpg. & take part of page 2 is the continued: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Subject of the Cod & Whale Fisheries" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Page 3 has another letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, plus a letter from W... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1874
* Civil Rights Act of 1875 (Enforcement Act)
* Reconstruction era - Negroes
* Passes United States Senate
Page 5 has reporting on the Civil Rights Act of 1875 passing the Senate with headings: "WASHINGTON" "The All Night Debate on the Civil Rights Bill" "It's Passage In The Senate" and more.
Complete in 16 pages, nice con... See More
Starting from the back is the poem, "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782 Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French alliance...they act as if they intended to be our ma... See More
SUGAR PLANTER, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Oct. 12, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title
Here is a very uncommon title from Louisiana during the first year of the Civil War. The front page is filled with ads, and among the reports on the back page are a report headed: "Good News!" noting in part: "...a force of Confederates under Gen. Patton Anderson landed upon Santa Ros... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 21, 1870
* Chief Red Cloud - Spotted Tail & more
* Oglala Lakota Indians - Native Americans
* Visit to Washington D.C. & New York
The top of page 5 has one column headings: "RED CLOUD" "The Other Side--No Fancy Sketch" and more. (See)
Complete with 12 pages, irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
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
The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1870
* Mary Todd Lincoln - Abraham's wife
* Government refuses to give her pension
Page 3 has an article headed: "WASHINGTON" "An Ungrateful Republic" "Refusal of the Senate to Pension Mrs. Lincoln" (see) She would eventually get her pension in July.
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1857 A large size newspaper of 4 pages with most of page 2 taken up with "An Act making appropriations for the...expenses of the Indian Department & for fulfilling treaty stipulations..." with headings for each of the tribes and specifics as to how the money is to be used. Only portions are shown in the photos below. This text... See More
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
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861
* Jefferson Davis inaugural
* Confederate President
* Abraham Lincoln en route
Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany&... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln inauguration
* New administration takes over
* Pre-Civil War tensions escalate
A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.
Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: &quo... See More
THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801 It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.
It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More
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.
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.
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
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798
* President George Washington
* Commander-in-Chief again ?
Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.
The... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 10, 1790 On page 2 under an engraving of a heraldic eagle are "Laws Published By Authority by the Congress of the United States". There are two laws listed, the second being: "AN ACT to authorize the purchase of a tract of Land for the use of the United States." This historic act stated: "That it shall be lawful for the Pr... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1865 Half of the first column is taken up with a nice stack of headlines concerning Lincoln's funeral, including: "THE FUNERAL TRAIN" "Sad & Interesting Details of the Removal of the President's Remains from Washington to Baltimore" "The Obsequies in the Monumental City" "The Whole Route Draped in Black & the Entir... See More
THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789
* 1st United States Congress - very first act of Congress
* Ad - Samuel Fraunces is the steward of the 1st President's (George & Martha Washington's) Household
The front page has an advertisement headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for ... See More
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
All of page 2 is taken up with documents relating ... See More
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 9, 1796 Page 2 has an interesting document headed: "By the President of the United States" concerning the suspension of two building codes in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to spur development, signed in type: Geo. Washington.
Pages 2 and 4 contain six letters each signed in type: Buonaparte on his latest military efforts.
Fou... See More
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 2, 1796
* George Washington letter
* re. John Jay's Treaty
Page 3 has over a column taken up with a letter from the President to the House of Representatives concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington & dated March 30.
Included as well is the slightly smaller "Herald Extra" o... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 22, 1869
* Eight-hour workday (government employees)
* President Ulysses S. Grant proclamation
Page 3 has an article headed: "WASHINGTON" "The Eight Hour Law Proclamation" "More Colored Office-Holders" and more. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797
* President George Washington
* End of his illustrious career
Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 11, 1872
* Benjamin Nathan murder
* Billy Forrester the accused
* Murder by gaslight trial
Page 4 has an article headed: "FORRESTER" "History of Hi Wanderings from the Time the Nathan Murder Was Committed Up to His Arrest in Washington" and much more. (see) Lengthy text takes up over 4 full columns, mostly trial testimony.
Other news of the d... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 5, 1863
* Abraham Lincoln rescinds
* General Order No. 11 (1862)
* Expelling all Jews - Jewish
* Issued by Ulysses S. Grant
Certainly the most notable content is the rather inconspicuous item on page 5 wherein President Lincoln rescinded Grant's General Order 11 to expel all Jews from his military district of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi. This Grant... See More
AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 2, 1795 Page 2 has one-third of a column taken up with reports on the celebration of President Washington's birthday, including a list of 15 toasts to him.
Also on page 2 are reports from Fort Washington concerning Indians, and then reports from: "The Western Posts" on situations at Oswego, Niagara, Detroit, and Michilimackinac.
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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 4, 1796 Page 2 has: "A message...received from the President of the United States..." to Congress, beginning: "The measures now in operation for taking possession of the posts of Detroit and Machilimachinac..." with more, signed in type: Go. Washington.
Four pages, good condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It completes at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.&nb... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 12, 1795 The front page has: "Answer Of The President of the United States, to the Selectmen of Charlestown." The two paragraph reply discusses his assent to the treaty between the United States and Great-Britain, signed in script type: Geo. Washington.
Page 3 has an ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons which