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598641

Robert E. Lee for president ?....

Item #598641

May 05, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1866 



* General Robert E. Lee 



Page 4 has a small but interesting report with a one column heading: "Gen. Lee For President". See image for text here. Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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675687

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675687

May 05, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 5, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Leaving San Francisco--... See More  

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172988

Map of Georgia... Celebration the abolition of slavery in Washington D.C... Cotton team in North Carolina...

Item #172988

May 12, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'The Levee at Cincinnati, Ohio'. One-quarter pg: 'Map of New York Bay'. Halfpg: 'On the Mississippi--Religious Services on Board the 'Ruth' '. Very nice fullpg: 'View of Shockoe Creek Valley, Richmond, Va.' & fullpg: 'Cotton Team in N. Carolina' shows black men leading a cart load of cotton... See More  

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690262

Jefferson Davis is indicted for treason...

Item #690262

May 12, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1866 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason




Page 3 has a one column heading: "JEFF. DAVIS INDICTED" with subheads. (see)

Eight pages, creasing along the central fold of the front page only, generally nice.... See More  

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150066

Item #150066

May 17, 1866

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, May 17, 1866 "Veto Of the Colorado Bill" on pg. 7 includes Pres. Johnson's reasons for denying statehood to Colorado. Signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Good.

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172990

'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas...

Item #172990

May 19, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More  

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603902

Quotes of Josh Billings...

Item #603902

May 21, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 21, 1866



* Quotes of Josh Billings

* American humorist




The front page has a small one column heading: "The 'Sayings' of Josh Billings". See images for text.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise i... See More  

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151104
Item #151104

May 22, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 22, 1866  Back page heads include: "Washington" "The Colorado Veto Message" "Consideration of the Question Postponed Until Next Tuesday" & more. Spine is a bit irregular.

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172992

Memphis riots... Scenes of Little Rock, Arkansas...

Item #172992

May 26, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1866 Ftpg. has two scenes in 'Memphis, Tenn., During the Riot' one showing: 'Shooting down Negroes' and the other 'Burning a Freedmen's School House'. Three-quarter pg. illus. of: 'Edwin M. Stanton'. Nice fullpg. with 2 illus. of: 'Little Rock, Ark.' fullpg: 'Crevasse on Chim's Plantation, West Baton Rouge, ... See More  

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595124

Judaica content... Jewish... Jews...

Item #595124

May 29, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1866  Page 5 has an article: "Convention Of American Israelites" with subheads: "The Board of Delegates in Session--Election of Officers for the Ensuing Year--The Establishment of a Jewish Rabbinical Institute Decided Upon" (see).

Eight pages, good condition.

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551393

Notable death... Winfield Scott...

Item #551393

May 30, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, May 30, 1866



* General Winfield Scott death

* Post civil war original




This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:



* Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott

* Sketch of His long & Glorious Military Career

* His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats

* His Last Illness & Death--Personal Reminiscences, &c. ... See More  

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597003

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #597003

May 30, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, May 30, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The top of the front page has: "Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott" "Sketch of His Long & Glorious Military Career" "His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats" "His Course During the Rebellion--The Organization & Handling of the First Army" "His Last Illness &... See More  

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628007

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #628007

May 30, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 30, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The front page has: "Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott" "Sketch of His Long & Glorious Military Career" "His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats" "His Course During the Rebellion--The Organization & Handling of the First Army" "His Last Illness & Death--Personal Rem... See More  

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601711

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #601711

May 31, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The top of the front page has: "Honors To Gen. Scott" "Official Statement of His Illness & Death,..." "Medical Diary of His Physical Condition from His Arrival at West Point" "His Burial Place..." "The Funeral Cortege..." and more.

"Old Fuss & Feathers" had a... See More  

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659688

Civil War Recollections... Mining in Nevada...

Item #659688
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1866. Featured in this issue is an article "Personal Recollections of the War", by a Virginian. Other articles are: "The Reese River Country (Mining in Nevada)"; "Are There Other Inhabited Worlds?"; "Henry Barth, the African Traveler"; and other additional stories with related illustrations. See photos for d... See More  

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172994

Arkansas... The Fenians... Office of the Freedmen's Bureau...

Item #172994

June 02, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 2, 1866 Halfpg: 'Office of the Freedmen's Bureau, Memphis, Tenn.' showing many Blacks. Fullpg. shows: 'Arsenal Grounds at Little Rock' & 'Blissville, Little Rock, Arkansas'. One-third pg: 'Monticello, the Home of Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Va.'. One-third pg: 'The City of Lynchburg' Fullpg: 'Grand Reception of Jame... See More  

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693049

1866 Fenian raids...

Item #693049

June 02, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 2, 1866



* Capture of Fort Erie - Ontario

* Fenian invasion of Canada

* Fenians Brotherhood raids




The front page has one column headings: "WAR" "Revolution In Canada" "The Fenian Invasion" "FORT ERIE CAPTURED"  and much more. (see) Text takes up the entire front page and ends on the back page.

Other news of the day soo... See More  

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605673

Georgia & Florida after the war...

Item #605673

June 08, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1866



* Florida & Georgia

* Post Civil War reconstruction




The front page has one column headlines that include: "AFFAIRS IN THE SOUTH" "Condition of Corn and Cotton Crops in Georgia" "Good Effects of Giving Freedmen a Share of the Produce" "Improved State of Union Feeling in Florida" and more (see photos). Lengthy text c... See More  

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172996

Burning of the N.Y. Academy of Music... Negro huts...

Item #172996

June 09, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, June 9, 1866 Fullpg: "Burning of the N.Y. Academy of Music" shows firemen as well. Fullpg: "Gens. Steedman & Fullerton Conferring with the Freedmen at Trent River Settlement, opposite New Bern, North Carolina" and showing: "Negro Huts" there. "U.S. Steam Sloop of war 'Wampanoag' " "Gov. Thomas Swann of Maryland... See More  

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682053

Deering family massacre.... End of the Fenian invasion...

Item #682053

June 09, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, June 9, 1866  



* The Dearing family murders

* "Murder by gaslight"

* Antoine Probst execution




The back page has one column headings: "THE DEERING MURDER" "Execution of Anton Probst at Philadelphia" "His Final Confession--Letters to His Parents" and more, taking over 3 columns.

In one of the most gruesome mass murders in Philadel... See More  

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172998

On the death and funeral of Winfield Scott...

Item #172998

June 16, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY June 16, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Scott." Inside has a full pg. illus. of "Winfield Scott." Full pg. illus. of "Scott's Death Bed." Dblpgctrfld. of the "Burial of Scott--Services at the Grave, in West Point Cemetery." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Scott's Funeral-in the Chapel." 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Battle of Lundy'... See More  

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564526

The late Winfield Scott...

Item #564526

June 16, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated June 16, 1866 The full frontpage portrait is "The Late Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott." Portrait of Scott is in an oval frame draped in black. Fullpage prints inside: "Funeral Ceremonies Of The Late Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, At The Cemetery At West Point--Bearing The Body To The Grave" and "The Chapel At West Point--Th... See More  

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661007

Mormons & Utah... The pros and cons of polygamy...

Item #661007

June 20, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 20, 1866



* Salt Lake City, Utah

* Brigham Young - polygamy




The front page has a one column heading: "Utah and the Mormons". The article is over a full column in length and provides great details of the life-styles of the Mormon life, including the pros and cons of polygamy; how some of the wives get along and where others ... See More  

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173000

Early print of Wall Street on the front page...

Item #173000

June 23, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.

Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More  

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603880

Cholera outbreak....

Item #603880

June 23, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, June 23, 1866



* Cholera outbreak



Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Cholera" See images for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition.

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680564

Early print of Wall Street on the front page...

Item #680564

June 23, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.

Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More  

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206716

Andrew Johnson...

Item #206716

June 26, 1866

UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., June 26, 1866 Page 2 has: "President Johnsons on the Congressional Amendment", signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Has an archival mend to a small tear in the lower margin of each leaf.

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603881

Buffalo tornado disaster...

Item #603881

June 26, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 26, 1866



* Buffalo, New York

* Tornado disaster




Page 3 has a small one column heading: "Terrible Tornado at Buffalo" See image for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition... See More  

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688747

California described, and its wine growing capacity...

Item #688747

June 27, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 27, 1866 



* Early wine industry in California



Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with a terrific & very detailed account of the state of California, headed: "Domestic Correspondence" "California" "Vineyards on the Pacific  Coast--Their Character & Extent--Artificial Irrigation--The Wine-Growing Capacity of California&quo... See More  

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617993

Austro-Prussian War begins...

Item #617993

June 28, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, June 28, 1866 



*Austro-Prussian War begins



The front page has an article headed: "The German Troubles" Prussian Declaration of War" "A Battle Reported But Not Confirmed" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, minor spine wear, generally nice.



Note: If a folder i... See More  

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173002

The late Lewis Cass... Suffering of Andersonville and Fortress Monroe...

Item #173002

June 30, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Lewis Cass." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "'The Halt'-A Scene in the Georgia Campaign." Inside there is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Bunker Hill Monument." Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francis Joseph I., Emperor of Austria" and "Ludwig R. Von Benedek, the Austrian General." Full p... See More  

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666105

Austro-Prussian War begins in 1866...

Item #666105

July 03, 1866

NW YORK TRIBUNE, July 3, 1866



*Austro-Prussian War begins



The front page has one column headings that include: "WAR !" "The War Actually Begun" and more with large map. (see) Nice for display.

Eight pages, uncut, never bound, some creasing at the folds, otherwise very nice.

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629249

Great report on California mining...

Item #629249

July 04, 1866

NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1866



* California mining regions

* Gold and silver rush




Page 3 has a very nice article headed: "CALIFORNIA MINING" "Its Importance And Extent" "Washing for Gold in the Early Days and at Present" The Silver Regions" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 1/2 columns.

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

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629243

1866 great fire of Portland, Maine...

Item #629243

July 05, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1866



* Portland, Maine fire disaster

* Early 1st report coverage




Page 5 has a one column heading: "Great Fire In Portland" with subhead.(see) A early 1st report here giving the brief coverage near the start of the fire.

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

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587993

Nashville, shortly after the Civil War...

Item #587993

July 06, 1866

DAILY PRESS AND TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, July 6, 1866



* Uncommon title



A very nice, never-bound newspaper from shortly after the end of the Civil War. Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated. Four pages, nice condition.

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683932

The great fire of Portland, Maine...

Item #683932

July 06, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, July 6, 1866  The top of the front page has column heads: "GREAT FIRE IN PORTLAND" "Fearful Destruction Of Property" "Newspaper Offices, Banks, and Churches Burned" "List of the Sufferers---Measures of Relief".

This notable fire occurred on July 4, the first Independence Day after the end of the Civil War. Five years before the Great Ch... See More  

Item from Catalog 326 (released for January, 2023)...

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173004

Baltimore Regatta...

Item #173004

July 07, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1866 Includes two front 1/2 pg. illus. One entitled "The Baltimore Regatta" and one entitled "The Baltimore Regatta-Club Cottage and Boat House." Full pg. illus. of the "Second Annual Review of the New York Yacht Club." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Gunpowder vs. Nitro Glycerine-Experiments Under Government Inspection, Near the Navy Ya... See More  

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561997

Post Civil War baseball...

Item #561997

July 07, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 7, 1866



* Early baseball

* Post Civil War




The back page has over half a column of baseball reports under the heading: "Out-Doors Sports" "Base Ball" with reports on 3 games (see).



Other news of the day, complete in 8 pages, great condition.

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675680

Descriptive article on a trip to Colorado... General Custer... Indian issues...

Item #675680

July 11, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 11, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "A Trip To Colorado--On The Frontier" with a dateline from Junction City, Kan... See More  

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173006

Woman Civil War spy... Thomas Nast print... Negro in stock...

Item #173006

July 14, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 An inside page has a small scene:  'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida'. Another interesting print and article is: "Residence of Mrs. Van Lew", which tells of Elizabeth Van Lew, a spy for the Union army who worked in a Confederate prison hospital caring for Union soldiers, and ultimately helping many to escape to the north.

Yet ... See More  

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221951

Item #221951

July 14, 1866

Harper's Weekly dated July 14, 1866. (print only)



This is a double-page print. The print contains the engraving "Natchez on the Hill, From the Marine Hospital ".



The print size is approximately 15.75 x 22 inches.... See More  

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675685

Descriptive article on a trip to Colorado...

Item #675685

July 18, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 18, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "A Trip To Colorado--Up the Smoky Hill Fork" with a dateline from Denver. The... See More  

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173008

The Catskill Mountains... Clara Barton...

Item #173008

July 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 21, 1866 The front page of the issue has a 1/4 page "Among the Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina" and a smaller illustrations "The Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina - Richardson Street, Looking Toward the Capitol". Inside the issue is half-pages "Sunday Amusements in New Orleans - A Creole Night at the French Opera-House"; "Sun... See More  

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673802

Officers of the National Association of Base Ball Players

Item #673802

July 21, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 21, 1866  The full front page has five framed portraits of: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players", with a few baseball embellishments. There is a related report on the third page: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players."

Inside has two small views of the Delaware Water Gap, plus a f... See More  

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675684

Descriptive article on a trip to Colorado... Convention of 'colored men'...

Item #675684

July 25, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 25, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "A Trip To Colorado--Crossing the Plains" with a dateline from Denver. The re... See More  

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598259

New grade of "General" of the army....

Item #598259

July 26, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 26, 1866



* Grade of General of the Army created : Grant suggested

* Farragut to be Admiral of the Navy




Among the front page first column headlines are: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "The Bill Creating the Grade of General Signed by the President" "Lieut-Gen. Grant Nominated to the Place" "Vice-Admiral Farragut Nominated Admiral"... See More  

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682161

Former Confederate port city...

Item #682161

July 26, 1866

FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, July 26, 1866  An uncommon title from this former Confederate port city not far from Houston. Various news of the day.

Eight pages, various wormholes throughout the issue do cause some loss of words, otherwise good.

Item from Catalog 327 - released for February, 2023...

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173010

Fire at Portland, Maine...

Item #173010

July 28, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1866 Two ftpg. scenes, plus a fullpg. & doublepage centerfold inside on the 'Great Fire in Portland, Maine'. Quarter pg. illus. of 'Marks of Punishment Inflicted Upon a Colored Servant in Richmond'. Also a quarter pg. illus. of Barbara Frietchie, 'Heroine of Frederick', made famous by Whittier.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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607543

Ornate magazine still in original wrappers...

Item #607543

July 28, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY MAGAZINE, July 28, 1866  A literary magazine of 36 pages still with the original & decorative outer wrappers. Measures 6 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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665922

Nebraska admitted to the Union....well, almost...

Item #665922

July 28, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 28, 1866  Page 2 has an inconspicuous--yet historic--report noting: "Nebraska was admitted to the Union by both branches of Congress on Friday, the vote standing in the Senate 24 to 18, and in the House 63 to 52, and the bill has gone to the President for his signature. The Senators from the new State are already in Washington."

But it wou... See More  

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