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683106

Much on John Morgan's visit to Richmond...

Item #683106

January 09, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 9, 1864 



* From the capital of the Confederacy

* General John Hunt Morgan in Richmond




Among the front page items are: "The War News" "Congress" "Navigation of the Mississippi" "Kentucky" 'The Habeas Corpus" "Crimes Against the United States" "City Intelligence" with subhead: ... See More  

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$74.00
683105

Much on the Civil War...

Item #683105

March 12, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 12, 1863 



* Rare rebel publication



Among the many front page items on the war--from a Confederate perspective--are: "From Fredericksburg" "Rumors From the West" "The Yankees and Their Ditches" "The Yankee Army About Vicksburg" "Every Man to His Post" "Notes On the War--From Vicksburg--The Can... See More  

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$75.00
683064

The closing days of the Civil War...

Item #683064

April 06, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, April 6, 1865



* Confederate capital occupied

* Last days of the Civil War

* Jefferson Davis fleeing




 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Official News of the Pursuit of the Rebel Forces" "Sheridan Calls on Meade to Assist in Capturing or Dispersing Lee's Army" "Grant at Hotaway, C.H." &quo... See More  

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$34.00
683042

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #683042

October 24, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 24, 1798 



* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic



An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.

There are front page articles relating to the epidemic including a report on the number of recent deaths from the fever.

Four pages, never... See More  

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$39.00
683036

No issues held by any institution...

Item #683036

November 28, 1890

THE WEST SIDE CITIZEN, Villa Park, Colorado, Nov. 28, 1890 



* Very rare publication



Although once a separate town, Villa Park today is a neighborhood of Denver, about 4 miles west of downtown.

This is a very rare title, as only one institution is recorded in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) as having any issues and that collection was purchased in its entirety by us.

An eig... See More  

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$52.00
683031

Two interesting advertisements...

Item #683031

March 15, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1817 



* (2) slaves - slavery related advertisements

* From our nation's capital




Page 3 has an ad: "Wanted - A Colored female servant to attend a lady & family on a journey for two or three months...". Page 4 has an ad: "50 Dollars Reward" for a runaway mulatto, with details.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$33.00
682976

Terrific on the early oil industry in Pennsylvania...

Item #682976

March 01, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, March 1, 1865  The front page isa all about the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania, with first column heads: "PETROLEUM" "The Great Pennsylvania Oil Region" "Oil! Oil! Oil! Oil!" "Its Discovery, Development and Uses--How it is Bored For, and the Fortunes it has Made" "Oil Creek & Its Tributaries" "Oil Wells--Oil Lan... See More  

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682928

The Mormons want to be a state in the Union...

Item #682928

February 28, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 1850   One and one-half columns on page 3 are taken up with: "The State of Deseret" concerning the Mormon's settling in Utah. It begins: "Mention is frequently made of Deseret, as the name of a Territory settled by the people commonly called Mormons and now praying to be admitted to the Union under the name just stated... See More  

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682921

Debate on the Compromise of 1850... Emigrants for the California gold fields...

Item #682921

August 03, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1850 Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" This would be the "Compromise of 1850" championed by Henry Clay, which would determine whether new territories gained in the Mexican War would be slave or free. Ultimately the compromise would only delay civil war by ten years.

The ... See More  

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$67.00
682920

U.S. Navy comes to San Diego... Women not needed in politics...

Item #682920

March 29, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, March 29, 1915



* Naval Base San Diego to be created

* United States Navy picks S.D.

* Best title to be had ? - very rare




 The banner headline announces one of the early events in the life of San Diego as a significant naval base, which today is home base for the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet.

"NAVY DEPARTMENT TO BUILD BIG BASE IN SAN DIEGO... See More  

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682915

A dramatic issue on Desert Storm...

Item #682915

February 25, 1991

DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Feb. 25, 1991  



* Operation Desert Storm

* Gulf War beginning

* Persian Gulf




This is an exceedingly displayable issue with a very significant headline on the beginning of the land war in Desert Storm: "INVASION ! " in maroon ink, with a three-color map and a subhead in blue ink: "ALLIES SWEEP INTO KUWAIT, IRAQ".

Comple... See More  

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$97.00
682901

"The War Tax In Virginia"...

Item #682901

January 06, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 6, 1864 



* Rare rebel publication



Among the front page reports are: "The War News" which has several reports; also: "Averill Prisoners" "The War Tax In Virginia" "The Anti-Substitute Law "The Blockade--The Cotton Question Again" 'The Courts" 'The Mortality in the Yankee Armies" "T... See More  

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$77.00
682899

Boxing match: Heenan vs. King...

Item #682899

December 24, 1863

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Dec. 24, 1863 



* John Heenan vs. Tom King

* One of the greatest fights of the 19th century

* Heenan's last fight... was he cheated... drugged?




Page 2 has a round-by-round account of a boxing match headed: "The Fight Between Heenan and King--King Victorious" with prefacing comments on the boxing match in England.

Page 2 also has Civ... See More  

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682893

Handsome masthead... The French Revolution...

Item #682893

January 24, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.

Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis X... See More  

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682889

First American railroad publication...

Item #682889

October 16, 1845

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 16, 1845



* Early on the railroad industry

* Uncommon publication




An early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper might be the engravings of a railroad engines and coaches as well as related railroad devices & inventions, as found on pages 1, 2 & 3.

The balance of the issue is taken up ... See More  

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682884

Early San Francisco with a wealth of local news & ads...

Item #682884

September 01, 1868

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868 



* Rare old West title



A large size newspaper of six pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.

Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More  

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$37.00
682863

Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles... An early edition...

Item #682863

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




Not only this event, but this title remains one of the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President ... See More  

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$3,950.00
682862

Adolph Sutro, of Comstock Lode fame...

Item #682862

October 31, 1893

POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894 



* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco

* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame




True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More  

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682818

More Japanese bombs hit Honolulu...

Item #682818

March 05, 1942

THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER, Hawaii, March 5, 1942 

 

* Operation K - Japanese naval operation

* Second attack on Pearl Harbor




Front page headline: "NIGHT BLASTS WERE BOMBS ! " with subhead: "Report Enemy Plane" with the text beginning: "What was believed to be an enemy plane flew over Oahu early this morning & dropped three medium sized bombs...".

Ni... See More  

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682815

California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850 



* California joins the Union (statehood)

* From the nation's capital




Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of C... See More  

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682780

President McKinley is shot...

Item #682780

September 07, 1901

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, Sept. 7, 1901 



* President William McKinley shot

* Leon Czolgosz, the assassin




An interesting banner headline: "PRESIDENT SHOT DOWN" in the middle of which is: "Nation's Chief Bullet-Stricken By The Hand of an Anarchists In Buffalo Expedition Grounds". 

Other related subheads, and a large photo of: "President William... See More  

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682769

Much on the great Chicago Fire...

Item #682769

October 17, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 17, 1871  



* Chicago fire disaster

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements




Not only a very early San Diego newspaper (pop. was just 2300), but the front page has nearly 2 1/2 columns taken up with fine & detailed reporting on the great Chicago Fire.

Top of a column as: "THE CHICAGO FIRE" "Full Details--The Begin... See More  

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682768

Early from San Diego... The Peshtigo Fire...

Item #682768

October 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 20, 1871 



* Peshtigo fire disaster - Wisconsin

* Old wild West original

* Interesting advertisements




Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

The front page has a full column taken up with: "A More Dreadful Calamity" "The Fires in Wi... See More  

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682767

Nice ad for the sale of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'...

Item #682767

May 29, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 29, 1852



* Uncle Tom's Cabin



Of interest is the page 2 advertisement for: "Uncle Tom's Cabin -- 50,000 copies in eight weeks!" which has some nice text including: "A sale unprecedented in the history of book-selling in America...Editors of newspapers...have vied with each other in their eulogistic notices...the great... See More  

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682741

The cause of earthquakes...

Item #682741

November 10, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Nov. 10, 1868



* Wild Old West

* Rare publication

* Post Civil War




Among the articles in this issue are: "A Hypothesis as to the Cause for Earthquakes" "Political Changes in California" "Woman's Rights" "The Loss of Hooker - A Touching Tribute to a Stricken and Bereft Soldier". 

Four pages, great condition... See More  

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682730

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #682730

July 26, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 26, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "NUGGETS OF NEWS" "From the Klondike Gold-Seeking Craze--The Rush" "Four Hundred Miners" "Leave on the Mexico for the Land of the Midnight Sun and Golden Grains--The Alien Act". ... See More  

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682729

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #682729

July 28, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 28, 1897  The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "RUSHING FOR RICHES" "The Latest Stories From the Distant Gold Field" "A Monstrous Grab" "Canadian Government Wants All in Sight--Excelsior's Cargo--Army Post Abandoned Until Spring" with the reports taking almost an entire colu... See More  

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682721

Four issue set on Panama's independence from Colombia...

Item #682721

November 04, 1903

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, a four issue set dated November 4-5-6-7, 1903  



* Panama becomes independent

* Recognized by United States




This set reports the Panamanian revolt against Colombian control, recognition of independence by the United States, and the resulting celebration for their independence.

Such heads include: "Warships Shelling City of Panama - The Situation ... See More  

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682719

On New Mexico statehood, in a New Mexican newspaper...

Item #682719

January 19, 1912

TUCUMCARI SUN, New Mexico. Jan. 19, 1912  A quite uncommon title from this small New Mexico town in Eastern New Mexico, and great to have not only from the year New Mexico became a state, but this issue makes the formal announcement of statehood.

The front page has 2 column heads: "NEW MEXICO IS NOW A FULL-FLEDGED STATE" "Governor William C. McDonald and Other Elective Officia... See More  

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682710

Wright brothers smash all flight records...

Item #682710

September 09, 1908

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1908  



* 1st ever airplane flight for over 1 hour

* Orville Wright - Brothers

* Fort Meyer, Virginia




Page 4 begins with column heads: "NEW WORLD RECORD IN AEROPLANE FLIGHTS" "Orville Wright Circled Above Parade Ground at Fort Meyer, Va. - Remained in the Air 57 Minutes...Smashing All Previous Records...".

Twelve p... See More  

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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739 



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only pre... See More  

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682683

United Negro College Fund is founded....

Item #682683

May 01, 1944

NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1944 



* UNCF founded - starts

* United Negro College Fund




Page 17 has a brief, discrete but very notable article with one column headings: "Drive To Open Wednesday" "United Negro College Fund Seeks to Raise $1,500,000".

Complete in 34 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional hol... See More  

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682682

Boxing's first world championship... The Pony Express....

Item #682682

May 07, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match




Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More  

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682681

Newspaper broadside...

Item #682681

July 22, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD EXTRA, July 22, 1842  This single sheet, "Extra" edition of the famous N.Y. Herald newspaper is printed on the front side only. The text is entirely consumed by reports from Europe with a wide variety of content as seen in the heads near the top of the first column.

This heading also ha a nice engraving above which is: "Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia." Th... See More  

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682622

Reporting the Mexican War...

Item #682622

June 23, 1847

NEW YORK DEAILY TRIBUNE, June 23, 1847  Good content from the Mexican War including Relations With Mexico" "Further From Mexico" "Incidents of War" and other items.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
682592

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

Item #682592

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 



* Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams 

* Approval of the Maryland "Jew Bill"




Without question the most notable content 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 a bill to alter t... See More  

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682591

The "Wasp" is captured... Madison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682591

November 07, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812 



* USS Wasp captured - War of 1812

* James Madison state of the Union Address




There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with th... See More  

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682590

Wellington's own account of the battle of Waterloo...

Item #682590

August 05, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 5, 1815 



* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium

* Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I




Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon.

His account is pre... See More  

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682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784.



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska




Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports ... See More  

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682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Revolutionary War era

* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map

* Great year to have (1776)




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries... See More  

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682582

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759 



* Article on the weather in Georgia

* Map of Havre De Grace, the English Channel, Isle of Wight




The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and a
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682572

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #682572
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747 



* Edmund Halley, of comet fame



Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "
... See More  

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682569

Napoleon Buonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo...

Item #682569
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815



* Napoleon Bonaparte

* Battle of Waterloo




Included is a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte" offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well, including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very s... See More  

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682568

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 



* Revolutionary War

* From the enemy

* Lengthy reporting




The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes ... See More  

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682567

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #682567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736 



"A Map of the Old World, as it Appeared before God Destroy'd it with the Waters of the Flood."



Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before... See More  

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682559

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 



* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago

* American Revolutionary War era




A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by ... See More  

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682557

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788 



* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts

* Post Revolutionary War era




Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict... See More  

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682538

Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797



* John Adams inauguration

* Thomas Jefferson




A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of th... See More  

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682535

Talk of an Amendment to eliminate slavery...

Item #682535

December 11, 1863

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1863  Page 2 has: "Constitutional Amendment Against Slavery" with some discussion. Also much on the Civil War including: "Late Rebel Dispatches" "What the Cavalry Did at Chattanooga" "Hard Marching & Religious Interest in the 10th Regiment" "Late Southern News" "Hard Marching &... See More  

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$36.00
682534

Lincoln's Proclamation... Repealing laws of slavery...

Item #682534

July 08, 1864

DAILY NATIONAL  INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1864  



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Slavery in America




Page 2 begins with: "OFFICIAL, By the President of the United States, A PROCLAMATION" noting: "...hereby appoint the first Thursday of August next to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of National humiliation and prayer..." s... See More  

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$57.00
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