The New York Times

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The New York Times

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590182

1855 Passmore Williamson & the fugitive slave case...

Item #590182

July 21, 1855

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1855 



* Fugitive slave law 

* Pre prison sentence
 



The first column on the front page has a report: "Seizure of Slaves at Philadelphia" with is early reporting on the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slaves he freed owned by John Wheeler. This report notes that the hearing for Wi... See More  

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656850

Interesting articles on slavery....

Item #656850

November 06, 1857

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.

Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More  

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172144

Alexander Stephens of Georgia...

Item #172144

April 10, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1858  The front page has a nice illustration of "Hon. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia" including a biography of him. A text report entitled "The Settlement of the Mormon Affair.  A full page: "A Masked Ball at the Academy of Music at Paris" along with an article "Busard and the Paris Masked Balls" which also fea... See More  

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565870

Mormon related report...

Item #565870

August 13, 1858

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 13, 1858



The ftpg. of this issue has headings: "One Week Later From Utah", "Mormon Life And Manners", "Polygamy--Tyranny of Brigham Young--Federal Officers in the Territory--The Return of the Refugees" and "Late News from the Army of Utah".



Other reports include: "Arrival of the Star of the West" and &... See More  

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630588

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital in Staten Island...

Item #630588

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858 



* Quarantine Hospital burning

* Bayley Seton Hospital

* Tompkinsville, Staten Island




Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases... See More  

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639111

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital in Staten Island...

Item #639111

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858  Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. Also: "News From Utah" and "From St. Louis...Colored Emigration to Hayti&quo... See More  

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630589

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital.... The slave ship Echo...

Item #630589

September 03, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The U... See More  

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654939

Stephen Douglas & Abraham Lincoln... Early baseball report...

Item #654939

September 07, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 7, 1858 



* Stephen Douglass & Abraham Lincoln

* Early baseball in New York City



The ftpg. has headlines & text on: "The Staten Island War" "Further Arrests" "Suspension of Superintendent Tallmadge" and more (see photos).

Pg. 4 has an article headed: "The President & Mr. Douglas" which mentions Lincoln as wel... See More  

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606765

The Wanderer (slave ship)...

Item #606765

October 20, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 20, 1858



* John Heenan "Benicia Boy"

* Pre Civil War boxing w/ police raid

* Jews Hospital - Mount Sinai




The front page has an article headed: "Fight Between the 'Bencia Boy' and 'Dublin Tricks'--The Latter Badly Beaten" See image for text here.

Eight pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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670668

Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859



* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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172240

Early Winslow Homer: Skating in Boston... The Sickles tragedy...

Item #172240

March 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'The Last Hours of Congress, March, 1858'. Halfpg: 'Homicide of P. Barton Key by Hon. Daniel Sickles at Washington'. Nice fullpg. Homer: 'Skating At Boston'. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.

Complete in sixteen pages.... See More  

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596890

The Pike's Peak Gold Rush...

Item #596890

March 24, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1859 



* Pike's Peak gold rush



The top of the front page has: "The New El Dorado Of The West" "Rich Products of Cherry Creek--The Best Route for Emigrants--Difference of Opinion Thereon--Important Statements of Returned Miners" with reports from Nebraska City which take nearly 1 1/2 columns. This would be known as the Pike's Peak or C... See More  

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607564

Raleigh, North Carolina duel...

Item #607564

May 12, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1859



* Raleigh, North Carolina duel

* Obadiah Jennings Wise & Patrick Henry Aylett

* Pre Civil War South




This 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has a brief article headed: "Duel between O. Jennings Wise and Patrick Henry Aylett" See image for text here.

Complete, minor spine wear,... See More  

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617662

Key West, Florida fire disaster...

Item #617662

May 30, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1859



* Key West, Florida

* Fire disaster (1st report)




Page 4 has an article with small headings: "Destructive Conflagration" "The Great Fire In Key West--Destruction Of All The Stores" (see)

Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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655974

Slave ship, and a fugitive slave case...

Item #655974

June 25, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, June 25, 1859  The top of the front page has: "The African Negroes--The Secretary of the Treasury Defending the President--The Returned Africans of the 'Echo' " which was a slave ship. This report takes over a full column.

Also on the ftpg: "Arrest of Notorious Burglars" & "A Fugitive Slave Case in Washington" concerning Agnes Robinso... See More  

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592437

The "Great Blondin", the tightrope walker...

Item #592437

July 04, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, July 4, 1859 



* Charles Blondin, the Niagara Falls tightrope walker



Page 3 has a full column article with small headings: "An Exciting Scene", "M. Blondin's Feat at Niagara Falls" being a very detailed account of the "Great Blondin", the famous tightrope walker, and one of his several extraordinary exhibitions at the Niagara River. Blon... See More  

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621691

Battle of Solferino, with a large map...

Item #621691

July 09, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1859



* Battle of Solferino, Italy



The front page has one column headings: "Important From Europe" "The Great Battle Of Solferino" "Highly Interesting Particulars of the Conflict" "Six Thousand Austrian Prisoners Taken" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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576834

Pike's Peak... Refus Choate death...

1859 Franco-Austrian War...

Item #576834

July 15, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1859



* 2nd Italian War of Independence

* Franco-Austrian War

* Death of Rufus Choate

* Pike's Peak mention

* reports from Utah




The front page has one column headlines regarding the Franco_Austrian War.  Inside contains a report from Pike's Peak, the death report of Rufus Choate (Valedictorian at Dartmouth; U.S. Congressman).  Also included are the ... See More  

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576835

Pike's Peak... Refus Choate death...

1859 Franco-Austrian War...

Item #576835

July 15, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1859



* 2nd Italian War of Independence

* Franco-Austrian War

* Death of Rufus Choate

* Pike's Peak mention

* reports from Utah




The front page has one column headlines regarding the Franco_Austrian War.  Inside contains a report from Pike's Peak, the death report of Rufus Choate (Valedictorian at Dartmouth; U.S. Congressman).  Also included are the ... See More  

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172276

Fourth of July fireworks celebration in New York...

Item #172276

July 16, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1859  The front page of features a half page: "Scene on the Morning After the late Terrible Accident on the Michigan Southern Railroad" and a 1/4 page illustration "Marshal Macmahon". Inside includes a full page: "The War in Italy - the Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Magenta" and a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: &q... See More  

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592360

The "Great Blondin", the tightrope walker...

Item #592360

July 18, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1859 



* Charles Blondin, the Niagara Falls tightrope walker

* Tightropes w/ wheelbarrow (1st report)




Page 3 has a one-quarter column article headed: "Blondin's Last Performance - Niagara Crossed With a Wheelbarrow On A Tight-Rope", being a very detailed account of the "Great Blondin", the famous tightrope walker, and one of his several ... See More  

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172278

Battle of Malegnano... Dred Scott Decision ad...

Item #172278

July 23, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1859  Inside the issue includes two 1/2 page maps of "Venice" and "Verona." The doublepage centerfold of "The Battle of Malegnano, Fought June 8, 1859." A 1/2 page illustration of "A Zouave Charge on the Bank of the Mincio." QUARTER page illustration of "Marshal Schlick, Commanding 1st and 2nd Austrian Armies... See More  

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549194

A new poem by Tennyson...

Item #549194

July 26, 1859

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, July 26, 1859



* English Poet Alfred Tennyson

* 1st Baron




On page 2 under "Tennyson' New Poem" is a report about Tennyson's new poem, "The Idylls of the King". A lengthy poem taking most of the page. Tennyson added to this poem in 1869 & 1872, and completed the great work in 1885.



Other news of the day includes: "The State Of Ita... See More  

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607257

Alfred, Lord Tennyson poems...

Item #607257

July 26, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 26, 1859



* Alfred, Lord Tennyson

* Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom




Page 2 has a one column heading: "Tennyson's New Poem" Text takes up the entire pages here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.

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607258

Schaghticoke, New York train wreck...

Item #607258

August 04, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 4, 1859



* Schaghticoke (town), New York

* Northern Railroad train wreck




The back page has a one column headings: "ANOTHER RAILROAD SLAUGHTER" "Fall of Bridge on the Northern Railroad" "A Passenger Train Wrecked" "Thirteen Lives Lost" and more. Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, ver... See More  

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592435

The "Great Blondin", the tightrope walker...

Item #592435

August 06, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1859 



* Charles Blondin, the Niagara Falls tightrope walker 



Page 3 has a one-third column article with small headings: "Blondin'd Last Feat at Niagara Falls" and "He Cuts Capers On His Rope, And Performs Alarming Deeds", being a very detailed account of the "Great Blondin", the famous tightrope walker, and one of his sev... See More  

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592357

The "Great Blondin", the tightrope walker...

Item #592357

August 22, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, August 22, 1859 



* Charles Blondin, the Niagara Falls tightrope walker*

* Harry Colcord, Blondon's manager on his back




Page 3 has a half column article headed: "Blondin Carries Man Across Niagara River on His Shoulders", being a very detailed account of the "Great Blondin", the famous tightrope walker, and one of his several exhibitions at the Ni... See More  

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592359

The "Great Blondin", the tightrope walker...

Item #592359

August 26, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 26, 1859 



* Charles Blondin, the Niagara Falls tightrope walker

* w/ stove, cooks omelet




The back page has a one-quarter column article headed: "Blondin Crosses the Niagara River with a Cook-Stove, and Cooks an Omelet", being a very detailed account of the "Great Blondin", the famous tightrope walker, and one of his several extraordinary exhibi... See More  

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662251

Creating the Jefferson Territory...

Item #662251

November 26, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 26, 1859 



* Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson

* Pre Colorado Territory




Page 2 has an intriguing article: "A New Territory" "The New Territory of Jefferson--Election for Delegate to "Congress--Meeting of the Legislature..." which is followed by: "Governor's Message - History of the Organization of the New Territor... See More  

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652253

The slavery troubles and movements of Southern states towards independence...

Item #652253

December 09, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 9, 1859  The ftpg. includes: "Congress--Both Houses Engrossed With the Slavery Agitation" "Messrs. Davis, of Mississippi, and Corwin & Cox, of Ohio, in the House" with this text taking half of the page.

Some related slavery issues discussed on inside pages including: "An Abolitionist Betrayed by Slaves"  "Southern Movements - P... See More  

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211798

1860 Tenement House Fire - Fire Escapes Became Requirement...

Item #211798

February 03, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1860.



Ftpg. has: Calamitous Fire Tenement House on Elm-street Destroyed Thirty Persons supposed to have Perished in the Flames. Detailed report takes much of the last column. According to Kanes Famous First Facts, this fatal fire resulted in legislation requiring tenements to have fire escapes. Other news of the day includes: "From Missouri" "Chamber Of Co... See More  

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652009

Two great slavery articles... Charles Nalle rescued by Harriet Tubman...

Item #652009

April 28, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1860 



* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle

* Rescued by Harriet Tubman

* Slaves - slavery




The top of page 5 has: "Exciting Fugitive Case In Troy - Arrest of a Virginia Runaway - His Release and Escape Through the Efforts of a Mob". This is the case of fugitive slave Charles Nalle.

Note: Although she is not mentioned by name, Charles was rescued by Harrie... See More  

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624613

Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #624613

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860 





* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

* Slaver ship "Wildfire"




Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, i... See More  

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660613

Camanche Iowa & Albany Il tornado disasters...

Item #660613

June 07, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1860



* Camanche, Iowa & Albany, Illinois

* Tornado disasters




The front page has a report headed: "The Terrible Tornado" "The Towns of Camanche, Iowa, And Albany, Ill., Entirely Destroyed..." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise very nice.... See More  

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668021

Pyramid Lake War... 1st battle...

Item #668021

June 12, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1860



* First Battle of Pyramid Lake

* Paiute Indians - William Ormsby

* Numaga - Nixon, Nevada




The back page has an article headed: "War with the Indians" "Details Of The Fight At Pyramid Lake..." Text takes up over a 1/2 column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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602895

Capture of a slave ship... Lincoln offered as a compromise candidate for President...

Item #602895

June 21, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 21, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire"

* African slave trade print fame




Page 2 has small one column headings: "The Captured Slaver" "Reception Of The Negroes At Key West--How They Fare" This is a notable slave ship, made somewhat famous by the print of it found in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly (see hyperlink).

Other ... See More  

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561177

Arrival of the Great Eastern...

Item #561177

June 29, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, June 29, 1860 



* SS Great Eastern

* Arrives in America - 1st time



The entire front page, and most of the back page, are taken up with the report of the initial trip of the ship "The Great Eastern", heads including: "First Voyage of the Vessel to the United States" "Complete Account of The Trip" "Performances of Her Engine... See More  

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621379

New Jewish synagogue...

Item #621379

August 06, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1860 



* New Jewish synagogue consecrated

* B'nai Israel in New York City




The front page has: "Consecration of a Jewish Synagogue--Interesting & Imposing Ceremonies--Addresses of Rev. Dr. Raphall and Rev. Messrs. Isaacs and Bondi" which begins: "The consecration services of the new synagogue of the congregation B'nai Israel, situated ... See More  

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222042

Brooklyn vs. New York - Baseball in 1860...

Item #222042

August 21, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 21, 1860  This issue features the reviews of two games between Brooklyn and New York (Excelsior vs. Empire, and Mutual vs. Atlantic).  A box score for each event accompanies the text.  Additional articles are printed on the inside and back pages as well, covering events of the time.

Complete in 8 pages, gen
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649871

The slave trade in 1860...

Item #649871

August 25, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1860  The front page has: "The Slave-Trade" "Case of Achorn--Decision Rendered--The Captain and Mate Discharged." The report includes the text of the decision (see).

Eight pages, binding slits at the spine, minor printing flaw to the ftpg., otherwise good.

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222048

Hartfords vs. Mutuals - Baseball in 1876...

Item #222048

August 28, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 28, 1860  This issue features the review of a game between Hartford and Mutual.  A box score for the event accompanies the text.  Additional articles are printed on the inside and back pages as well, covering events of the time.

Complete in 8 pages, generally in nice condition due to the use of "rag paper&q
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222045

Manhattan vs. Harlem - Baseball in 1860...

Item #222045

August 31, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 31, 1860  This issue features the reviews of three Baseball games: Manhattan vs. Harlem, Eckford vs. Newburgh, and Brooklyn vs. New York.  A box score for each event accompanies the text.  Additional articles are printed on the inside and back pages as well, covering events of the time.

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223024

Sam Houston withdraws as a candidate for President...

Item #223024

September 03, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1860 



* Letter signed by Sam Houston withdrawing from the Presidential race


Page 2 contains an article headed:



* "Letter from Sam Houston Withdrawing from the Canvass" datelined Austin, Aug. 18. The letter begins: "To my friends in the United States. I withdraw my name from the list of candidates for the Presidency..." with the full text shown
... See More  

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646420

William Walker and Nicaragua...

Item #646420

September 19, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 19, 21, and 22, 1860 



* William Walker (filibuster)

* Nicaragua expedition




This is a nice trio of issues covering the capture of execution of William Walker. Walker. Walker was an American who appointed himself President of Nicaragua and attempted to establish it as a slave-holding empire in the Latin America. His controversial career ended with him being capt... See More  

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569437

General William Walker...

Item #569437

September 24, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 24, 1860  Page one has an interesting article dated August 29, 1860, "Nicaragua-The American Minister-An Ultimatum-Walker And His Chances", which has about 10 linera inches of text regarding Walker, his arrival at Truxillo, and an encouragement to resist him.  Two additional articles within the issue also provide comments on the last days... See More  

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595770

Preparation for a separation of the country...

Item #595770

September 29, 1860

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 29, 1860 



* Pre Civil War tensions



Page 2 has: "The Presidency" 'Bubbles from the Great Political Cauldron" " "The Disunion Sentiment at the North--Fearful Apprehensions Regarding the Wide-Awakes--Personal Views of Politicians" an more (see). Also a lengthy letter: "A Strong Disunion Declaration From F. D. Ri... See More  

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613398

Latest news from Mormondom...

Item #613398

October 10, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 10, 1860  Page 2 has almost the entire first column taken up with: "Affairs In Utah--Federal Officers in the Territory--The Weather, Crops, etc.--Criminal Incidents--General Intelligence, etc." This article begins: "Much as it may be regretted by the majority of the American people, still it does seem, after all the fuss & smoke, that the Mormon peo... See More  

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667725

Massacre by Indians... The Mormons...

Item #667725

October 23, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1860 



* 1860 Wiyot massacre (1st report)

* Indian Island - Eureka, California




The front page has: "From the Pacific Coast" "Horrible Massacre of Indians in Oregon" "Later By Telegraph To Fresno City" (see).

Other news of the day. Complete in eight pages, nice condition.

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671329

City Hall Park baseball... Syrian massacres...

Item #671329

October 27, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1860



* Baseball games in New York's City Hall Park causing strife

* The Billiard Tournament at Lynch's Billiard Rooms

* Syrian Massacres




The front page has news from Europe telling of Syrian massacres. A backpage report gives details regarding a Billiards Tournament at Lynch's Billiard Rooms at Union Square (with mention of the famous match betwe... See More  

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612917

News from the Mormon capital...

Item #612917

October 30, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 20, 1860  Page 5 contains nearly a full column on: "Affairs In Utah" "Departure of the Delegate--Agricultural Fair in Utah--Serious Indian Hostilities--Miscellaneous News" with an interesting variety of tidbits from this Mormon stronghold (see for portions).

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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