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698149

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #698149

March 04, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 4, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers.

In creating this format of responding to questions from readers, the publisher, John Dunton, did so as a result of feeling guilty for cheating on his wife. He thought that people like himself... See More  

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697414

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #697414

March 05, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 5, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers.

In creating this format of responding to questions from readers, the publisher, John Dunton, did so as a result of feeling guilty for cheating on his wife. He thought that people like himself... See More  

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689552

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #689552

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



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 preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a s... See More  

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680794

Slave insurrection in New York...

Item #680794
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1741 



* New York Conspiracy of 1741

* Slaves - Slavery insurrection




Within this issue is an article: "Of the Office of Auditor of the Revenue in America" which includes: "I am a native of New England & having read in your paper...The state of importance of the American colonies is so little understood or regarded.
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585531

Map of Germany... French & Indian War...

Item #585531
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760 



* Battle of Quebec

* Map of the war in Germany

* French and Indian War




A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page (see for portions). There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which in... See More  

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679848

A slave uprising on board a slave ship...

Item #679848

August 20, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 20, 1772  The back page has a: "...Letter from on Board the Louisa, Capt. Laurence Hill, dated at James Town in Virginia" which begins: "We set sail from this place on the 2d of April bound to the Guinea coast for slaves..." when they came upon a boat crowded with men, very emaciated, rescued them, and inquired as to their situation. The... See More  

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702716

Provincial Congress meeting (1775)...

Item #702716

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early American Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including men
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685798

Battle of Camden...

Item #685798
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1780  Inside has a lengthy & very detailed letter from Lord Cornwallis to Lord Germain on the battle of Camden, S.C., which begins: "It is with great pleasure that I communicate to your lordship an account of the...victory obtained on the 16th inst. by his Majesty's troops under my command over the rebels of the southern army, commanded ... See More  

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650328

Concerns for political troubles in creating a new government...

Item #650328
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784 

Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.

There is over half a page on the Q... See More  

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696529

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #696529
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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667457

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #667457
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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704117

Mention of Ben Franklin... Slave trade... Establishing a penal colony in Australia...

Item #704117
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin mention

* The slave trade

* Penal Colony, Botany Bay, Australia




Two pages have considerable detail regarding the game of chess which includes a mention of Benjamin Franklin. Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received fro... See More  

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667449

With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667449
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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600170

The manumission of slaves... Marquis La Fayette...

Item #600170

November 15, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 15, 1788 Page 5 has nearly two columns with various reports from American regarding American Indians, as well as a brief article from New York from: "...The Society for promoting the manumission [freeing]of slaves, and protecting such of them as have been or may be liberated...", which mentions the presence of Marquis La Fayette among others.

Eight pages, ... See More  

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670374

Ben Franklin, two of the John Dickinson series...

Item #670374
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), December, 1788  American magazines from the 18th century are increasingly uncommon. This was one of the more successful titles.

Included are Letters VIII and IX of the John Dickinson: "Remarks on the Constitution Proposed by the Federal Convention" each signed by his pseudonym: Fabius. This series of 9 letters was his attempt to encourage adopti... See More  

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682633

Parliament discusses the slave trade...

Item #682633

May 27, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, May 27, 1789  Beginning on page 2 and carrying over to page 2 is a report headed: "Slave Trade" from the House of Commons, taking over half a page in total.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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686040

On the Treasury Bill and compensations for various officers...

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1789  Half of the front page is taken up with an article headed: "Slave Trade" which is a report from a French society for the abolition of the trade. One bit notes: "...The abolition, therefore, of negro slavery was esteemed by the general United States & by the convention in which they were represented, not only a measure condu... See More  

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686035

Founding months of the federal government...

Item #686035

August 04, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 4, 1789  



* From the 1st year of George Washington's presidency

* United States government (Congress) in it's infancy




Great to have this issue from the formative months of the new federal government, and from the city where it all happened.

Page 2 begins with reports from Congress noting the discussions at the time. Then a lengthy report on... See More  

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692601
Item #692601

February 22, 1790

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER,  London, Feb. 22, 1790  



* Uncommon publication

* 18th century original




Various news reports from Europe. Over half of the back page is taken up with a detailed account of: "Observations on the Trial of a Planter For Slave Murder".

The front page has a detailed ad for chimney sweeps headed: "Sweeping of Chimneys". A full ... See More  

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689565

Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America...

Item #689565
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790 



* Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America."

The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Hud... See More  

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638619

On Ben Franklin's will... Northwest coast of America...

Item #638619
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August, 1790  Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit  noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin]  tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave libert... See More  

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696660

Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1791  Among the back pager ads is one noting: "...state of Maryland on 20th of November, a negro man slave commonly called Will Potts..." with much more. Also one headed: "Ten Pounds Reward" for: "...a Negro Man named Henry..." with descriptive information.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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640633

Abolishing slavery... America is flourishing economically...

Item #640633
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1791  Taking nearly 2 pages is: "An Expository Address to the People of England on the Late Memorable Decision Against the Abolition of the Slave Trade". Among the news reports near  the back are a few items headed: "America"  beginning: "America has now to boast a flourishing trade & a wise and upright administrat... See More  

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686807

Dr. Joseph Priestley... France eliminates knighthood...

Item #686807

September 28, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 28, 1791  A page 3 report says: "A subscription was opened in London, before Capt. Scott sailed, for the purpose of building a large and elegant Chapel for the Rev. Dr. Priestley." Joseph Priestley is credited with the discovery of oxygen.

There is much concerning the French Revolution including a page 2 item: "National Assembly - Abolition Of... See More  

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629138

America in a flourishing state...

Item #629138
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1792  Inside has most of a column taken up with news headed: "America" which begins: "This country was never in so flourishing a state as at present; the increase of people, riches, and agriculture is almost incredible...The present war with the Indians has for  while stopped emigration to the Western territories..." with m... See More  

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689227

Reward advertisements for runaway slave & bitch...

Item #689227

January 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1793



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave & bitch advertisements




The front page is filled with advertisements. News of the day on pages 2 & 3. Page 3 also has a interesting ad for: "Bitch Lost; Fifteen Dollars Reward" which is for a runaway dog.

The bottom of the back page has a advertisement for:... See More  

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688674

Two single sheet "Extra" issues from 1794...

Item #688674

December 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER EXTRA, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1794



* 18th century runaway slave ad



A single sheet "Extra" edition. The front page taken up with ads with a runaway slave ad headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward" (see)

Complete as a single sheet issue, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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677040

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677040

September 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 5, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, various chipping at the margin.... See More  

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677041

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677041

September 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, loose at the spine, various chipping at the m... See More  

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698550

A letter from Horatio Nelson...

Item #698550

November 21, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov 21, 1795  Page 2 has a letter signed in type by the famous: Horatio Nelson, concerning recent naval events.

The back page begins with a poem titled: "Negro's Prayer".

Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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689239

18th century Baltimore... slavery ads...

Item #689239

May 04, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 4, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) slaves related advertisements

* Land for sale along the Potomac River




The full ftpg. is taken up with advertisements including 14 illustrated ship ads. The back page has 2 runaway slave ads. Also a land for sale for the Washington D.C. area. (see)

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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698401

Illustrated ship ads and slave-related ads...

Item #698401

May 17, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 19, 1796  The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements including 17 illustrated ship ads. The back page has no fewer than 4 slave-related ads, including: "For Sale, A Healthy Negro Girl..." and: "For Sale, A Negro Woman..." all with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698166

Illustrated ship ads and slave-related ads...

Item #698166

May 17, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 17, 1796  The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements including 20 illustrated ship ads. Pages within contain no fewer than 4 slave-related ads, including: "For Sale, A Likely Negro Man" with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698642

Illustrated ship ads and slave-related ads...

Item #698642

May 20, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 20, 1796  The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements including 23 illustrated ship ads. The issue has no fewer than 4 slave-related ads, including: "For Sale, A Mulatto Wench..." all with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 23, 1796  The front page is filled with ads including 22 illustrated ship ads. All of page 2 is taken up with discussion on carrying into effect the Jay Treaty with England.

Three slave related ads appear on page 3. The back page is full of ads as well including three more slave ads.

Four pages, purple-tinted staining does not affect rea... See More  

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684631

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Troubles around Detroit...

Item #684631

May 24, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 24, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 2 and a bit of page 3 are mostly taken up with a report from Congress: "On motion for making provision for carrying into effect the treaty with Great Britain." which refers to the controversial Jay Treaty.

Page 3 has a report headed: "Pittsburg" no... See More  

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684633

Runaway slave ads...

Item #684633

May 26, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 26, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




The front page has an ad: "For Sale, A healthy Negro Girl..." with details.

Page 3 has two runway slave ads headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward" and "Five Pounds Reward" with details.

Four pages, purple colored staining affects... See More  

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684636

Creating the Bank of Maryland... President Washington signs a letter...

Item #684636

May 30, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 30, 1796  



* Bank of Baltimore, Maryland creation

* President George Washington letter




Much of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with; "An Act to Establish A Bank and Incorporate the Subscribers Thereto." which begins: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryland, That a bank shall be established at Baltimo... See More  

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684638

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Slave-related ads...

Item #684638

June 01, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 1, 1796  Much of page 2 is taken up with a report from Congress: "On motion for making provision for carrying into effect the treaty with Great Britain." which refers to the controversial Jay Treaty.

The front page has an ad: "For Sale, For A Term of Years, A Negro Man about 22 years of age..." with details.... See More  

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684639

Sale of a slave girl... Debating the Jay Treaty...

Item #684639

June 02, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 2, 1796  Much of page 2 is taken up with a report from Congress: "On motion for making provision for carrying into effect the treaty with Great Britain." which refers to the controversial Jay Treaty.

The front page has an ad: "For Sale, For the term of 10 Years, A likely healthy NEGRO GIRL..." with deta... See More  

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684640

For Sale, A Few Likely Negroes of good character...

Item #684640

June 03, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 3, 1796  Page 2 has reports from Congress including: "The bill for making appropriations for the support of the military and naval establishments of 1796, was read a third time and passed...".

Page 3 had an ad: "For Sale, A Few Likely Negroes of good character..." and a bit more.

The back page has 2 runaway... See More  

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684578

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Runaway slaver ads...

Item #684578

June 11, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 11, 1796  Much of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with reports from Congress concerning debates on the controversial Jay Treaty with England.

The front page has an ad: "For Sale, For the term of 10 Years, A Likely healthy Negro Girl..." with details.

Page 4 has other "reward" ads concerning slaves, with details.... See More  

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688478

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688478

June 13, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 13, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths




Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: &quo... See More  

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684607

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #684607

June 18, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 18, 1796  Page 2 has an entire column taken up with: "AN ACT Making Provision for the Payment of Certain Debts of the United States" which is signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

The back page has an ad for: "Negro Tom" describing: "A Black Man, about 5 feet 6 inches high...ran off from Fel... See More  

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688477

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #688477

June 18, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 18, 1796 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has an entire column taken up with: "AN ACT Making Provision for the Payment of Certain Debts of the United States" which is signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

The back page has an ad for: "Negro Tom" describing: "A Black Man, about 5 f... See More  

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684608

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #684608

June 20, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 20, 1796  The back page has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting clo... See More  

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684609

Runaway slave ads...

Item #684609

June 21, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 21, 1796  The front page features 20 illustrated ship ads, as well as an ad: "FOR SALE, A likely , healthy NEGRO WENCH..." with details.

Page 3 has an ad for: "Negro Tom" describing: "A Black Man, about 5 feet 6 inches high...ran off from Fell's Point on Sunday..." then describing his clothing,... See More  

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688472

Washington signs an Act of Congress concerning the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #688472

June 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 23, 1796 



* re. The Whiskey Rebellion

* President George Washington




Page 2 has an: "ACT Making an Appropriation to Satisfy Certain demands attending the late Insurrection...", which provided money: "...to the discharge of certain incidental demands, occasioned by the trial of persons for crimes and offences... See More  

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694552

A single sheet "Supplement" issue...

Item #694552

October 15, 1796

SUPPLEMENT TO CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1796  Occasionally newspapers would publish a "Supplement" to an issue to either provide space for advertisements or to report news that would not fit within the 4 page issue. This is one.

The front page begins with a: "Twenty-Dollars Reward" for a runaway: "...Negro servant lad..." ... See More  

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688555

18th century Baltimore...slave advertisements...

Item #688555

December 21, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 21, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) slaves related advertisements




The full ftpg. is taken up with ads including 5 illustrated ship ads & 4 slave related ads. The back page has another slave ad. (see) Also a land for sale for the Washington D.C. area.

Four pages, some light staining, minor margin wear, generally ... See More  

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