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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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$62.00
672932

Two intriguing articles on the assassination plot...

Item #672932

June 23, 1865

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  

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672751

Country's leading women's suffrage publication...

Item #672751

May 18, 1895

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  

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672621

1870 voting rights for African Americans......

Item #672621

April 26, 1870

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  

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672505

First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

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  

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672272

The Rio Grande... Monrovia...

Item #672272

January 01, 1876

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 1, 1876  The full front page is a Keppler political cartoon: "The Anti-Third-Term Bombshell in Congress". Other prints within include: "Holiday Exhibition of Dolls in a Window at Macy's...", a full page Christmas-theme print; "The Martha Washington Reception at the Academy of Music...", 3 prints concerning "... See More  

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672068

War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

Item #672068

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812  An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More  

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671893

The death of poet James Montgomery...

Item #671893

December 18, 1851

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  

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671811

Early balloning in 1873...

Item #671811

September 09, 1873

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  

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671590

Death of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence...

Item #671590

November 21, 1832

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  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

December 27, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.

It reads in part: "...A c... See More  

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671543

War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

Item #671543

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812  An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More  

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671536

The desired F. S. Church centerfold featuring his bears...

Item #671536

November 27, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 27, 1886  Nice full ftpg. illus. of: "Chester Alan Arthur" with text inside. Doublepg. centerfold: "The Return of the Native". A half page print shows two views of: "The New Statue of Washington for Philadelphia". A near full page print by Thomas Nast: "What the Colored Race Have To Be Thankful For".

But certainly th... See More  

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671419

Death & funeral ceremonies of Andrew Jackson...

Item #671419

July 05, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 5, 1845  Near the back are several pages on the death & funeral of President Andrew Jackson, including: "Honors to Ex-President Jackson" which begins: "At the city of Washington the funeral ceremonies were observed on the 27th...". Also: "Mr. Webster's Remarks" and "Account of Gen. Jackson's Last Mome... See More  

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671284

A spy is hanged... Naval events... George Washington...

Item #671284

January 24, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General George Washington & more




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... See More  

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671279

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Congressional act signed in script




Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed
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671257

Washington signs an Act of Congress, and departs New York for the last time...

Item #671257

September 09, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 9, 1790 



* President George Washington



The back page has a column taken up with: "Congress of the United States - An Act for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers & Seamen Lately in the Service of the United States..." which is signed in italic type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and T... See More  

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671193

Roentgen's x-ray discovery...

Item #671193

February 08, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 8, 1896  Page 2 has: "Prof. Roentgen's Discovery" (Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) which is further reporting of his discover of the x-ray.

The front page shows: "New Harlem River Bridge and Park Avenue Improvement, New York City".

Additional articles are: "An Improved Propelling Mechanism" "The Cabin of the St. Pau... See More  

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671145

Very displayable... Four George Washington script signatures...

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796 



* President George Washington - John Adams

* Four Acts of Congress signed in type




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 compensa... See More  

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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




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 surpris... See More  

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671040

The capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #671040

May 20, 1865

ARMY NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 20, 1865 



* Capture of Jefferson Davis



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 anothe... See More  

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671038

Electoral votes counted: Monroe the winner...

Item #671038

February 19, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Feb. 19, 1817 



* President James Monroe

* Presidential election win




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 b... See More  

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670952

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

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



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



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

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670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844 



* Gag rule (United States)

* Re. African slavery trade

* Rule is finally rescinded

* Best publication to be had ?




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... See More  

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670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

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

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

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670832

Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #670832

November 11, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 



* Uncle Tom's Cabin



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... See More  

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670749

Thomas Jefferson... Indian troubles on the frontier...

Item #670749

March 17, 1791

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  

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670666

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #670666

February 08, 1780

THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, lad... See More  

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670313

Civil Rights Act of 1875 passes Senate...

Item #670313

May 24, 1874

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  

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670165

Maryland poem 'The Slave'... Description of America's first capitol building...

Item #670165
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.

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  

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670117

Reuniting with England? The situation at Charleston...

Item #670117

March 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




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 allianc... See More  

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669565

1870 Chief Red Cloud and more East visit...

Item #669565

June 21, 1870

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  

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669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

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



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




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

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

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669557

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

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

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

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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669491

Mary Todd Lincoln refused pension in 1870...

Item #669491

May 06, 1870

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  

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669411

Extremely lengthy on Indian appropriations...

Item #669411

March 10, 1857

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  

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669404

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

Item #669404

December 21, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Dec. 21, 1795 



* Uncommon title



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

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

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669356

Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

Item #669356

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1861 



* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* Grace Bedell encourages him to grow a beard




Over half of page 5 is taken up with fine and detailed coverage of Lincoln's continued trip from his home in Illinois to Washington, D.C. The heads include: "THE PRESENT ELECT EN ROUTE" "Incidents and Casualties" 'Old be Kissed by a Pretty Girl&qu... See More  

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669355

Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #669355

February 19, 1861

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  

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669343

Much on Lincoln, his new administration, his inauguration, etc...

Item #669343

March 06, 1861

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  

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669257

First Jew appointed to a federal post...

Item #669257

June 11, 1801

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  

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669091

Compliments to George Washington...

Item #669091

February 08, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797 



* President George Washington

* South Carolina recognition




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.... See More  

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669085

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

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address

* Senate's response




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 typ... See More  

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668932

Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 30, 1798  Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Gen. Washington Commands!! Hark! the Drum Be... See More  

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668908

Washington nominated to be Commander-in-Chief...

Item #668908

July 05, 1798

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
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668792

Nice coverage of the Lincoln funeral...

Item #668792

April 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Funeral train headed for Springfield




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 ... See More  

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668778

Acknowledging Washington's 65th birthday...

Item #668778

February 24, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* President George Washington's birthday




A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 2 has 3 articles celebrating the 65th birthday of President George Washington, one headed: "The Anniversary of the Bi... See More  

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668740

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668740

April 07, 1797

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  

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