Christmas-Morning

Please enjoy the following list of newspapers which were printed for Christmas Day over time.

Christmas-Morning

Please enjoy the following list of newspapers which were printed for Christmas Day over time.
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615048

An Oxford edition of The Oxford Gazette... A great rarity...

Item #615048

December 25, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, Oxford, England, Dec. 25, 1665  This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in... See More  

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632983

Pirates have extra time to turn themselves in...

Item #632983

December 25, 1718

THE POST BOY, London, Dec. 25, 1718  the back page has a brief item from London noting: "Yesterday a Proclamation was publish'd for prolonging the time of coming in of Pyrates, from the 5th of September last, to the 1st of July next." The balance of the issue is taken up with various news reports of the day, plus many advertisements as well.

Single sheet, two handsome engraving... See More  

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550012
Item #550012

March 20, 1722

HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, December 25, 1723.

 

* Great masthead engraving

* Rare title




This singlesheet newspaper features a great masthead which would look great framed. Text is mainly political (Royal) and religious in content. In the 28 years of dealing in antique newspapers, I have only had the opportunity of getting this title once.



Very rare issue that measures about 1... See More  

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120952

1722 Uncommon London Pre Revolutionary War Newspaper, 282 Yrs Old

Item #120952

December 25, 1722

Here is the complete, genuine issue of THE LONDON GAZETTE dated December 25, 1722. This SINGLESHEET issue is 282 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches and is in great condition. Made of rag paper which was used back in the day (no wood pulp). Fine and very early n... See More  

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598821

Printed on Christmas day...

Item #598821

December 25, 1725

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Dec. 25, 1725 



* Rare title



An early and relatively uncommon British title. Content has various news of the day, all European, with the back page filled with ads including  5 of which are illustrated. The back page also has a well-inked red tax stamp (see).

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, never-trimmed margins, great condition.... See More  

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624624

Robbed by highwaymen...

Item #624624

December 25, 1735

THE DAILY GAZETTEER, London, Dec. 25, 1735  An interesting single sheet newspaper with news and ads. The back page has a brif item concerning : "...Mr. Cheek going from London to his house...was attacked...by two highwaymen, who made him dismount, & turning his horse loose, robbed him of 7 l. 3 s. and a silver watch, and then rode off towards Mortlake."

Single sheet, 9 1/4 by 1... See More  

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613350

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #613350

August 15, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 15, 1758, Dec. 25, 1760, May 22, 1764, Nov. 7, 1767, & March 3, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining  & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures... See More  

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593990

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #593990

July 17, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, an group of five issues dated July 17, 1760; Dec. 25, 1762; May 5, 1767; Oct. 25, 1770; and June 8, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about 8 by 11 inches.

Additional lots are available--in... See More  

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635611

News from America relating to the French & Indian War...

Item #635611

December 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1760  The top of pg. 7 has a report headed "America" with datelines from New York, Boston, & Newport. Mention is made that General Mockton had arrived at Phila. from the Ohio region, and that: "...Captain Rogers & Cobb arrived there safe...with a number of inhabitant & effects from these parts: that he has been at most of the ... See More  

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645856

News from America relating to the French & Indian War...

Item #645856

December 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1760  The top of pg. 7 has a report headed "America" with datelines from New York, Boston, & Newport. Mention is made that General Mockton had arrived at Phila. from the Ohio region, and that: "...Captain Rogers & Cobb arrived there safe...with a number of inhabitant & effects from these parts: that he has been at most of the ... See More  

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595786

Four issues with American content.

Item #595786

July 27, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England  A lot of four issues from before the Revolutionary War, each issue has some content concerning America. Dates are July 27, 1762; Dec. 25, 1766, Sept. 11 & 13, 1770. The Sept. 11 issue has the entire ftpg. taken up with a continued: "Account of the Indian Tribes...of South Carolina." Offered as a single lot. Each is complete in 8 pages, measures abo... See More  

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569606

News from America... Pardon to deserters...

Item #569606

December 25, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1766  The front page has some reports headed: "America", including: "The last letters from West Florida and New Orleans advise that the war between the Chactahs and Creeks with still carried on with the utmost inveteracy...". Another report has some reflection upon the events near Quebec (see).

The back page has additional American ... See More  

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601306

From colonial New York...

Item #601306

December 25, 1769

THE NEW YORK GAZETTE OR THE WEEKLY POST-BOY, Dec. 25, 1769  Half of the front page is taken up with an address of the Lt. Governor of South Carolina to the General Assembly, with their response, and then with the Lt. Governor's response signed in type: William Bull. Much of the rest of the front page has news tidbits.

Page 3 has much news including an item: "...commissioners for set... See More  

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597350

Boundary dispute with the Cherokees...

Item #597350

December 25, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1770 



* Cherokee Indians



Page 2 has a short item headed "America" with a Charleston dateline concerning a meeting with Indians over a border dispute.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.

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582108
Item #582108

January 22, 1771

Lot of six damaged issues from near the Revolutionary War era, specifically: The Edinburgh Evening Courant, Scotland, Jan. 30, July 17 & 21, 1773; The London Chronicle, Jan. 22, 1771 & Nov. 30 1771; and the Edinburgh Advertiser, Dec. 25, 1778. All having some sort of damage but not junk issues.

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200198

Letter by Ben Franklin...

Item #200198

December 25, 1773

THIS FRANKLIN LETTER IS A SIGNIFICANT ITEM IN THE "HUTCHINSON LETTERS AFFAIR". See item 625977.



THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1773 The bkpg. contains a letter concerning a duel, which is signed in type by: "B. Franklin, Agent for the House of Representatives of the Massachusetts-Bay" (see photo).  Quite rare to find letter signed in type by Benjamin Franklin f... See More  

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553060

Letter signed by Ben Franklin...

Item #553060

December 25, 1773

THIS FRANKLIN LETTER IS A SIGNIFICANT ITEM IN THE "HUTCHINSON LETTERS AFFAIR". See item 625977.



THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1773  The back page contains a letter concerning a duel, which is signed in type by: "B. Franklin, Agent for the House of Representatives of the Massachusetts-Bay" (see photo).  Quite rare to find letter signed in type by Benjamin ... See More  

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625977

Ben Franklin, America's first whistleblower...

Item #625977

March 18, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, March 18, 1774  The front page contains an extremely significant letter signed in type by: B. Franklin, as the agent in London for the Mass. legislature. This letter was a critical piece in the "Hutchinson Letters Affair", an incident which increased tensions between the colonists and England before the Revolution. See the hyperlink for ... See More  

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540782

The burning of Norfolk...

Item #540782

March 05, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1776  A pg.2 item notes: "Letters...from Virginia mention that the town of Norfolk has been bombarded by the King's ships & a great part of it burnt down." Another pg. has much more on this with an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman dated Ship William, Off Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 25, 1775" which has some great content (see ph... See More  

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566633

The burning of Norfolk...

Item #566633

March 05, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1776  A pg.2 item notes: "Letters...from Virginia mention that the town of Norfolk has been bombarded by the King's ships & a great part of it burnt down." Another pg. has much more on this with an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman dated Ship William, Off Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 25, 1775" which has some great content (see ph... See More  

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596716

Battle of White Plains and more...

Item #596716

December 25, 1776

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 25, 1776  Page 2 has some great content on the Revolutionary War including reports on the events just prior to the Battle of White Plains, and also of the battle itself. A few items include: "...General Howe landed some days since upon the continent, about six miles from King's Bridge...took possession of a work of the rebels...The rebels hav... See More  

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220244

Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga... Letters signed by Howe, Washington, & Hancock...

Item #220244

December 25, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1777 A pg. 2 item mentions: "Two of Gen. Burgoyne's officers are come over in the fleet from New York & bring over the capitulation...Gen. Clinton has returned to New York after his late expedition & detached 4000 men to join Gen. Howe and 1000 men have been ordered from Rhode Island to join Gen. Clinton at New York. The forts on the north rive... See More  

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553305

Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga... Letters signed by Howe, Washington, & Hancock...

Item #553305

December 25, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1777  A pg. 2 item mentions: "Two of Gen. Burgoyne's officers are come over in the fleet from New York & bring over the capitulation...Gen. Clinton has returned to New York after his late expedition & detached 4000 men to join Gen. Howe and 1000 men have been ordered from Rhode Island to join Gen. Clinton at New York. The forts on the nort... See More  

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585035

Much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #585035

December 25, 1779

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1779 



* Revolutionary War

* Savannah GA Georgia




The middle of the front page has a few items under the heading "America". Near he back is a full page of text under the heading "America" with numerous war-related reports, bits including: "...from the neighbourhood of Albany we learn that the friends to government...continu... See More  

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598299

The siege of Savannah, Georgia...

Item #598299

December 25, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 25, 1779 



* Siege of Savannah, Georgia failure

* General Benjamin Lincoln

* Henry Clinton




Page 2 has some nice content on the siege of Savannah, Georgia, including a report signed in type by: H. Clinton, on the failed attempt of the French & Americans to re-take the city: "...very important intelligence that the French troops commande... See More  

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595439

In defence of Major Andre...

Item #595439

December 25, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 25, 1780  Page 2 contains a lengthy and fascinating defense of Major Andre in the Benedict Arnold treason affair. Bits include: "The Congress publication of the proceedings against the late Major Andree are evidently meant to impress the deluded people in America & their abettors in this country with an idea of the propriety of the senten... See More  

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587227

Second guessing the Revolutionary War...

Item #587227

December 25, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1781  Most of the front page is taken up with a letter "To the People of Great Britain", very reflective on the consequences of war and how to fight it, with much consideration of the war in America currently in the process of ending (see for portions). Inside has most of a page taken up with a response to this letter writer, with much comment... See More  

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204362

Item #204362

December 25, 1787

 THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1787 The innocuous report on the back page would take on much more significance in the years to come, particularly with the notoriety the movie "Mutiny On The Bounty" would bring to this event. The back page report on ship arrivals & departures has a brief item reading: "...and Bounty armed ship for the South Seas." This would be the beginni... See More  

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205084

Item #205084

December 25, 1787

 THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1787 The innocuous report on the back page would take on much more significance in the years to come, particularly with the notoriety the movie "Mutiny On The Bounty" would bring to this event. The back page report on ship arrivals & departures has a brief item reading: "...and Bounty armed ship for the South Seas." This would be the beginning of... See More  

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206319

Complete set of Presidential State-Of-The-Union Addresses...

Item #206319

January 01, 1789

A  very rare opportunity to own a complete set of state-of- the-union addresses of every president from George Washington through Bill Clinton! This set of 43 issues was years in the making and the time & cost to assemble a like collection would be difficult and expensive at best.



Each of these newspapers contain one of the annual state-of-the-union address for each of the 43... See More  

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209064

Scarce 18th century Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #209064

December 25, 1789

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, Dec. 25, 1788 (Note:  This item has sold, but we do have a similar item at #209523)  It is exceedingly difficult to find Newport newspapers from the 18th century. This issue is dated Christmas Day. Complete in 4 pgs. with various news reports from London as well as items datelined New York, Springfield, Portsmouth, Albany, Salem, Boston, Newpor... See More  

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591617

Australia convict ship hits an iceberg...

Item #591617

May 01, 1790

THE DIARY OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, May 1, 1790 



* HMS Guardian hits iceberg

* Edward Riou




Page 3 contains an article concerning the loss of the H.M.S. Guardian which was a British ship used in the transport of provisions and convicts to Botany Bay [Australia]. The ship hit an iceberg and most of the crew evacuated, although Capt. Riou refused to do so (see). Page 3 contains ... See More  

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120744

Plan for a National Bank by Secretary of the Treasury...

Item #120744

December 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Phila., Dec. 25, 1790 The photo shows the first five parts of a Plan Of A National Bank, As laid before the House of Representatives of the United States by the Secretary of the Treasury. There is a total of twenty-four meticulously detailed parts in the plan. On February 25, 1791 President George Washington would sign the bill chartering the Bank of the United States... See More  

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121387

1790 Plan for a National Bank Newspaper; Alex Hamilton

Item #121387

December 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Phila., Dec. 25, 1790 The ftpg. has the "Plan Of A National Bank, As laid before the House of Representatives of the United States by the Secretary of the Treasury, the 13th instant." Plan contains twenty-four sections. On the bkpg. is the first part of Hamilton's report on public credit which was presented at the same time with the National Bank plan. This ... See More  

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190326

Item #190326

December 25, 1790

THE COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25, 1790 Ftpg. has Congress's response to Washington's state-of-the-union address, plus the President's reply to both, each signed in script type: GEORGE WASHINGTON, making this a very displayable issue. Scattered light browning, an archival mend on pg. 2, otherwise quite nice.

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559871
Item #559871

December 25, 1790

THE NEW YORK WEEKLY MUSEUM, December 25, 1790 



* John Adams

* George Washington's administration era




Page 3 has a document signed in type: John Adams (see). Also a report from Charleston concerning reports in Georgia, etc. (see).



One of the lesser common titles from the 18th century, 4 pgs., 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, bit of foxing.... See More  

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563151

1790 Plan for a National Bank Newspaper; Alex Hamilton

Item #563151

December 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, December 25, 1790 



* Creation of the National Bank

* John Adams letter

* Content concerning George Washington




The ftpg. has the "Plan Of A National Bank, As laid before the House of Representatives of the United States by the Secretary of the Treasury, the 13th instant." Plan contains twenty-four sections, but damaged as shown in ... See More  

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607765

Ballooning with Blanchard...

Item #607765

December 25, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 25, 1792 



* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* Ballooning




Page 2 has most of a column taken up with: ""Aerostation" which talks of Mr. Blanchard and the new station of flying by balloon. Very interesting reading (see for a portion). Page 3 has a letter: "To Mr. Blanchard" (see).

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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644243

Uncommon British title...

Item #644243

December 25, 1792

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, December 25, 1792  A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper from the 18th century. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well. 

Complete in four pages in very nice condition. Partial red tax stamp is on page three.

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591049

Early days at the United States Mint...

Item #591049

December 22, 1794

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Dec. 25, 1794  The masthead features an engraving of a sun surrounded by stars (see). Page 3 has: "Mr. Rittenhouse" which is a report from the direct of the Mint detailed the minting of precious metals, copper, etc. (see).

Curiously, there is no mention of this being Christmas Day. Four pages, great condition.

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549251
Item #549251

December 25, 1797

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Massachusetts, December 25, 1797.



* Decorative masthead engravings

* 18th century original from America

* Uncommon title




Among the page 3 "Deaths" is one that reads: "At Philadelphia, Mr. Michael Foy, a poor man, who had for some time been supported out of public contributions. He had five wives and thirty children."



Other news of the ... See More  

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200773

Alien & Sedition Acts in Kentucky...

Item #200773

December 25, 1798

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Dec. 25, 1798. A ftpg. report under "Legislature of Kentucky" says the Alien & Sedition Acts and a banking law were declared unconstitutional. It concludes by mentioning that "...they are in love with Alien, Sedition, and Fraud." Small hole in the second leaf.

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576287

Washington's death: a first report...

Item #576287

December 25, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 25 1799 



* President George Washington's death

* Historic 1st report




Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one. And with an early date, as some newspapers did not learn of Washington's deat... See More  

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584091
Item #584091

December 25, 1799

(Swan had a $1,500/$2,500 est. in their 4/2017 auction) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25 1799  Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one. And with an early date, as some newspapers did not learn of Washington's death until close to, or in, Janu... See More  

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648458
Item #648458

December 25, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25 1799  Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired and scarce newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report. This is one. And with an early date, as some newspapers did not learn of Washington's death until close to, or in, January of 1800.

Page 3 has a report taking about two-thirds ... See More  

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152788

Period 1802 Newspaper THOMAS JEFFERSON Annual SPEECH

Item #152788

December 25, 1802

Here is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25, 1802 On pg. 2 is mention that "This day...Mr. Lewis, private Secretary to the President, delivered to the Speaker the following Message". Signed in script type: Th: Jefferson. Staining in the lower to unrelated text. A bit of stray writing above the masthead, traces ... See More  

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201474

1730 Negro Insurrection In America...

Item #201474

December 25, 1802

MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 25, 1802 On the ftpg. under "Native Poetry" is an "ODE, Composed for the celebration of the Festival of the Sons of the Pilgrims, at Plymouth, 1793", previously unpublished. Bit of stray writing in the masthead, archival mends to two minor tears at the spine. Nice masthead, untrimmed.

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220710

Christmas, 1805...

Item #220710

December 25, 1805

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25, 1805.

 

* Christmas



On page 2 under Christmas Day is a message from the publisher: Mr. Russell---Should nothing more pertinent be offered you, for publication, on the Natal Day of our blessed Saviour, you will gratify an old friend by inserting the following selected Ode: Hereafter is a poem: Immanuel Born. Unusual to have a Christmas message in a
... See More  

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551472
Item #551472

December 25, 1805

NEW-YORK HERALD, December 25, 1805



* Thomas McKean inauguration address




On the front page under "American Captives In Tripoli" are "Extracts from the Journal of Dr. Cowdery kept during his captivity in Tripoli".



Pg. 2 has the "Governor's Inaugural Address", signed in type: Thomas M'Kean. M'Kean was Governor of Pennsylvania.



Other news of the day.



sou... See More  

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639311

The historic Embargo Act of 1807...

Item #639311

December 25, 1807

REPUBLICAN WATCH-TOWER, New  York, Dec. 25, 1807 



* Embargo Act of 1807 signed into law

* President Thomas Jefferson




The top of the front page has the full ext of the historic Embargo Act, headed: "EMBARGO" "An Act Laying an EMBARGO on all Ships and Vessels in the ports & harbours of the United States", signed in type by the President: TH: Jefferson. It is ... See More  

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