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671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale o... See More  

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$325.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very... See More  

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$485.00
664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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$275.00
639486

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 



* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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$12,500.00
661422

Howe's Proclamation... The trouble with war...

Item #661422

March 18, 1778

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in par... See More  

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$355.00
671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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$345.00
666223

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... Much concerning the war...

Item #666223

April 18, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 



* Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America

* Revolutionary War original reporting




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads including a &q... See More  

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$310.00
641350

Significant & rare Judaica print... Synagogue at Amsterdam...

Item #641350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1778



* Rosh Hashanah - the sounding of the ram's horn - print

* Rare look inside the Synagogue at Amsterdam


* General Burgoyne re: the Battle of Saratoga



Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice, rare foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam,... See More  

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$325.00
636688

Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #636688
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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$365.00
658691

Proclamation by John Jay... The latest war news...

Item #658691

April 08, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #4 issue.

Some war news inside including an item: "...a party of the enemy...landed from a galley below Tarry-Town, were luckily early discovered by our people... See More  

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$350.00
658713

Great report on enlisting slaves into the military...

Item #658713

June 10, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1779



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #13 issue.

The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentle... See More  

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$765.00
658302

John Jay, John Dickinson, Patrick Henry, George Washington...

Item #658302

June 17, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 17, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 14.

The entire front page and over half of the back page are taken up with & lengthy & detailed letter: "To the Inhabitants of the United Stat... See More  

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$1,150.00
658730

Notable attempt at price controls during the War... Much fine war content...

Item #658730

July 15, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 15, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #18 issue.

The entire front page & most of the back page are taken up with what one scholar calls: "...one of the most remarkable debates of the Revolution... See More  

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$1,050.00
658746

Activities in the war, in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658746

August 19, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 19, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commodities & the depreciation of the currency in the colonies, a notable concern at the time. Over half of pa... See More  

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$490.00
658748

British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

Item #658748

September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More  

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$940.00
665758

Fine report on the Battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey...

Item #665758

September 02, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779 



* Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey

* American Revolutionary War

* General Henry Lee III Victory




As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era.

Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating ... See More  

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$490.00
646048

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #646048

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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$290.00
663353

John Paul Jones captures the Serapis...

Item #663353

October 12, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 12, 1779 



* John Paul Jones

* Defeat of the HMS Serapis

* Captain Richard Pearson

* Revolutionary War naval




A terrific issue on the famous naval battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, the former commanded by none other than John Paul Jones.

The entire front page is taken up with a letter prefaced with: "A letter from Captain Pear... See More  

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$385.00
659218

Terrific account of the Bon Homme Richard vs. the Serapis: John Paul Jones' historic victory...

Item #659218

October 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 14, 1779  Certainly the prime and most historic content in this issue is the terrific page 1 and 2 report concerning the famous naval battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs. the Serapis "starring" John Paul Jones.

The report is primarily a lengthy & very detailed letter--taking over one-quarter of the front page & concluding on page 2--sign... See More  

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$930.00
658253

Very rare Revolutionary War title, with a wealth of fine content...

Item #658253

October 21, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.

Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received ... See More  

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$1,150.00
654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More  

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$615.00
658254

Rare American newspaper with some fine war-related content...

Item #658254

December 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 30, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 42

All of the front page, most of pg. 2 & concluded in a future issue is the; "MANIFESTO on the Motives of the Conduct of the King of France R... See More  

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$940.00
666265

Essay on free trade... From during the Revolutionary War...

Item #666265

January 06, 1780

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780  A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More  

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$290.00
666263

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666263

January 19, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare single sheet issue




Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More  

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$298.00
654695

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #654695

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780



* General John Burgoyne resignation

* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York




The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's res... See More  

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$488.00
643518

Mention of John Paul Jones, and more...

Item #643518

May 30, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 



* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead




On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not t... See More  

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$435.00
658551

Arnold joins the British army, Andre hangs...

Item #658551

February 27, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 27, 1781  The front page features a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine from New York, noting in part: "...the honor of informing your Lordship that the American Major-General Arnold had quitted the rebel service and joined the King's standard...a circumstantial detail of the reasons that induced him... See More  

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658556

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #658556

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 



* General Henry Clinton

* Peace with Americans ?

* Revolutionary War




Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to a... See More  

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$450.00
658578

Latest news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658578

May 15, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 15, 1781  The front page has a brief item: "The American spy, mentioned a few days since, is taken at Harwich and will be examined before the Privy-Council. Many papers were found upon his person, touching a treasonable correspondence."

The ftpg. also has some items from the war including the mention of  the Bri... See More  

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$420.00
658584

Cornwallis, the Marquis de la Fayette, & others...

Item #658584

June 19, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



Inside has a few items  relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of  the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton an... See More  

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$330.00
658597

Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #658597

July 17, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour,... See More  

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$485.00
658609

Much on the Siege of Augusta, or Fort Cornwallis... Terms offered to General Washington...

Item #658609

July 31, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 



* Siege of Augusta, Georgia

* General Andrew Pickens

* George Washington




Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of  the corr... See More  

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$466.00
658612

Battle of Green Spring... Great reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #658612

August 14, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 



* Battle of Green Spring

* James County, Virginia

* Revolutionary War




The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washin... See More  

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$460.00
658613

Benedict Arnold compared to Judas... Much reporting on war events in the South...

Item #658613

August 21, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 21, 1781 



* Benedict Arnold compared to Judas Iscariot

* American Revolutionary War events in the South




The front page has  a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his  guilt returned the money into the trea... See More  

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$399.99
658614

The Siege of Ninety-Six and more military events in South Carolina...

Item #658614

August 28, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781 



* Revolutionary War in the South

* Ninety-Six SC South Carolina




Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Green in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six. Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military events in South Carolina. One item begins: &quo... See More  

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$425.00
658618

The prelude to the final battles at Yorktown...

Item #658618

September 04, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 4, 1781 



* Surrender of Cornwallis nears

* Siege of Yorktown prelude

* Revolutionary War ending close




Page 2 begins with a report from Annapolis which foreshadows the coming events at Yorktown: "The apprehensions of an invasion are at present dissipated; the fleet, supposed to be destined for Baltimore or  t... See More  

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$420.00
658620

From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...

Item #658620

September 11, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781  The ftpg. has  letter signed  by: George Germain, followed by a response to the:  "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More  

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$495.00
658631

Preparing for the final events at Yorktown... Tragic case of Col. Isaac Haynes...

Item #658631

October 02, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sun... See More  

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$475.00
658632

John Adams negotiates with the Dutch... Preparing for the final event at Yorktown...

Item #658632

October 09, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1781  The entire front page and a column on page 2 are taken up with: "A Memorial to their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries". It is signed in type by John Adams who was the American ambassador to the Netherlands, and being: "The subscriber has the honor to pro... See More  

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$550.00
660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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$320.00
667430

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #667430

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781  Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "We are extremely sorry to inform our reads...dispatches...dated the 29th of October, informing that on ... See More  

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$320.00
662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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$2,450.00
663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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$865.00
660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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$375.00
664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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$560.00
642512

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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$560.00
658840

Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658840

January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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$430.00
658842

News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...

Item #658842

February 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War closing events

* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... See More  

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$465.00
658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown




The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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$590.00
658845

Criticizing the King's speech... Independence is not to be granted...

Item #658845

March 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 12, 1782 



* George III of the United Kingdom

* American independence in question




A full column on the ftpg. & a full column on page 2 are taken up with: "Common Sense on the King of England's Speech" in which the king stubbornly refuses to admit defeat with the situation in America.

This commentary p... See More  

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$385.00
658846

Criticizing the King's speech... British snobbish after Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #658846

March 19, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782 



* re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender

* King George III speech criticized




Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the ... See More  

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$340.00
658847

Reaction to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658847

March 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782  Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More  

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$377.00
658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782  Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and Thomas Fraser, Brig. General, commander of  the troops of his Britannic Majesty".

This was a ... See More  

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$255.00
655304

Revolutionary War reports in a New Hampshire newspaper...

Item #655304

April 27, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 



* Rare title during Revolutionary War



The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken... See More  

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$420.00
632501

A rare issue of a short-lived "Royal" newspaper from Charleston...

Item #632501

July 13, 1782

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare issue

* British occupation




Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is  the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General  Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British c... See More  

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649614

Historic Proclamation by the King formally ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #649614

February 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783 



* End of Revolutionary War

* King George III proclamation

* The cessation of hostilities




Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King... See More  

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642836

News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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650136

Washington's letter to Congress on the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #650136

July 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783 



* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment

* General George Washington letter




Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerni... See More  

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649447

George Washington's Circular Letter stating his resignation...

Item #649447

August 12, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783



* General George Washington

* Announces his resignation (circular letter)

* Commander-in-chief - Continental Army




Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of Ame... See More  

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650223

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #650223

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More  

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666261

One of the best Revolutionary War era mastheads...

Item #666261

September 13, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783 



* Rare title w/ great masthead

* re. End of the Revolutionary War




The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.

The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More  

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639007

Captain Cook's exploration in his ship Discovery with a map of Alaska...

Item #639007

December 02, 1784

SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784  This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More  

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664066

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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664331

The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...

Item #664331
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 



* The Nova Constellatio coin print

* Made for circulation in the American colonies




The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.

Th... See More  

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652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected 1st president



An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More  

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633290

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #633290
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution

* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address




This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More  

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670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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640371

Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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640621

First settlement in Australia: Botany Bay...

Item #640621
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1789 



* Commodore Philips arrives at Botany Bay

* Early report on settling Australia



By far the most significant item is the first detailed account in print (London Chronicle of Feb. 24 gives a one sentence report) of the settlement at Botany Bay by Captain Arthur Philips. The article takes approximately 2 1/2 columns and includes details of... See More  

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655249

George Washington is elected President...

Item #655249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 



* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.

* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)




Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More  

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668791

Very first Act of Congress... An ad for the "President's household"...

Item #668791

June 06, 1789

THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress - very first act of Congress

* Ad - Samuel Fraunces is the steward of the 1st President's (George & Martha Washington's) Household




The front page has an advertisement headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for ... See More  

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671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789   The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all time... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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659060

The Department of State is created...

Item #659060

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789   Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

Holding true to this statement,... See More  

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660278

Mutiny on the Bounty... Captain William Bligh...

Item #660278
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 



* Mutiny on the Bounty

* Captain William Bligh




Near the back of this issue (starting on page 463) is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at ... See More  

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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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666270

Proclaiming a permanent seat of government, signed by George Washington...

Item #666270

January 26, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791 



* re. Creating Washington D.C.

* President George Washington




Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".

The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More  

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643379

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #643379

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 



* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government

* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More  

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664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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643878

Laying out & building Washington, D.C...

Item #643878

January 04, 1792

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 



* Creating Washington D.C.

* Nation's capital planning




A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government o... See More  

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661892

Washington's 2nd election as President...

Item #661892

February 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.

History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of

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642030

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #642030
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 



* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)



This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More  

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643796

Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #643796

May 02, 1794

Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud.  Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.

There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More  

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652636

Washington's state-of-the-union address for the year 1794...

Item #652636

November 29, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794.

The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relation... See More  

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660402

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #660402

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795



* Jay's Treaty - John

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the... See More  

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645828

George Washington's state of the union address...

Item #645828

December 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 21, 1796  Most of the front page & carrying over slightly to page 2 is the: "Speech" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President. The added significance is that this was Washington's last annual address, signed by him in type: George Washington. Page 2 also has the: "... See More  

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653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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637876

Death of George Washington with an engraving of his coffin...

Item #637876

December 28, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 



* President George Washington's death

* Historic 1st report (rare)




The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much mor... See More  

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662270

Washington's death: a first report...

Item #662270

December 30, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Dec. 30, 1799 



* George Washington death (1st report)

* Historic & Highly sought item




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.

Page 3 has a report taking over hal... See More  

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