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657581

Thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #657581

August 28, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 28, 1795  A very decorative masthead which includes an engraving of Canterbury Cathedral.

Page 2 has: "American Treaty - Extract of a Letter form a Merchant in Philadelphia to His Son in London" which has comments on the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on pg. 3, nice condition.

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$29.00
663993
Item #663993

November 02, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795



* Uncommon title



Much of page 2 has European reports, and then page 3 has news items from Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Easton, Greenfield, Presque Isle, Salem & elsewhere.

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

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$40.00
668113

President Washington unites all patriotic hearts...

Item #668113

November 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "The President has returned here from Mount Vernon. The reception he every where meets shews he unites in him all patriotic hearts...".

Four pages, minor foxing, good condition.

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$42.00
601976

Mostly literary content...

Item #601976

November 21, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 21, 1795  Basically a literary-themed newspaper, but page 3 has reports from Philadelphia, New Haven, London, & Cork.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, scattered foxing, generally nice.

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$28.00
595481

1795 Massachusetts Spy....

Item #595481

November 25, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 25, 1795  A handsome masthead with ornate lettering. Inside has reports from Salem, Rutland, Vermont; Charleston, Philadelphia, London & elsewhere. Four pages, nice condition.

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$42.00
650331

Washington's state-of-the-union address printed in full...

Item #650331
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796  Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both... See More  

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$78.00
659373

Fortifications of ports & harbors of the United States...

Item #659373

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  Various news & ads of the day including an illustrated stagecoach ad. The front page begins with a: "Report from the Department of War Relative to the Fortification of the Ports and Harbours of the United States" with specifics on Salem, Marblehead, New London, New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, A... See More  

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$44.00
680689

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #680689

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Lengthy Act of Congress




Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States.

Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, and Bo... See More  

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$103.00
586734

Sam Adams... Building the frigate United States...

Item #586734

August 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 3, 1796  The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark... See More  

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$53.00
665508

Sam Adams... Building the frigate United States...

Item #665508

August 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796 



* USS United States construction

* Samuel Adams act




The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams (stain here affects 4 words). Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada".

Also a brief yet notable report from Phila... See More  

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$53.00
596942

Lexington, Kentucky...

Item #596942

November 02, 1796

SUPPLEMENT TO CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2, 1796 



* Early Lexington, Kentucky



The back side of this single sheet "Supplement" and an item datelined "Lexington" which has a description of this town, noting near the beginning: "...must afford a pleasing satisfaction to view the rapid progress of building & impro... See More  

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$38.00
668738

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668738

November 11, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 3 has a chart of election results for Preside... See More  

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$132.00
668735

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668735

November 18, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Pag... See More  

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$110.00
665539

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665539

December 05, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed m... See More  

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$35.00
668739

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668739

December 20, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More  

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$244.00
676901

The Presidency to change hands for the first time...

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796  The front page has two Acts, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. One is for incorporating a religious society in Newburyport. The front page also has an address from the Legislature of Vermont to the President, with his gracious reply, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Page 2 has a tally of the electoral votes showing Adams with 70... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$100.00
668762

Jefferson is president of the American Philosophical Society...

Item #668762

January 09, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 2 has a report of the American Philosophical Society listing its officers, and noting: "President: Thomas Jefferson". Page 2 also has a letter signed by: Buonaparte headed: "Army Of Italy" and giv... See More  

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$85.00
665553

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665553

February 10, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 10, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide ne... See More  

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$48.00
665554

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665554

February 11, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 11, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide n... See More  

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$48.00
673225

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #673225

March 21, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 21, 1797  All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of... See More  

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$78.00
674043

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #674043

March 23, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements inc... See More  

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$78.00
668476

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668476

April 07, 1797

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

A typical folio newspaper of the day with various ... See More  

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$110.00
668740

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668740

April 07, 1797

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

All of page 2 is taken up with documents relating ... See More  

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662168

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662168

May 30, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 30, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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$67.00
662914

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662914

June 02, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 2, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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$67.00
675250

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #675250

June 12, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 12, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffer... See More  

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$67.00
660385

Disputed boundary between East and West Florida...

Item #660385

June 13, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams

* Early Florida boundary




Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and c... See More  

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$76.00
670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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685981

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #685981

June 27, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 27, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political o... See More  

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629187

Yellow Fever ravages cities in the United States...

Item #629187

November 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1797  Near the back is a brief bit of news headed: "America" which reports on the: "...horrid ravages lately made by the Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, Baltimore, new Providence, etc., etc..." with ore (see).

Included are both full page plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of S... See More  

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$26.00
665604

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665604

January 08, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 8, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress. The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 1796,... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$48.00
687166

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #687166

January 20, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slavery advertisements




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including three on the back page for ... See More  

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615469

This issue includes a full page plate...

Item #615469

March 03, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor. Mostly literary content but the issue begins with "Essay III....on the Amusing Accomplishments of Drawings, Shading & Painting..." which also includes a full page plate (unusual in t... See More  

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$44.00
680619

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680619

March 03, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffer... See More  

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$62.00
682493

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #682493

March 08, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 8, 1798  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue ap... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$67.00
668898

Message from John Jay... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668898

March 13, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 13, 1798  The top of page 3 has a message from the governor of New York to the state Senate concerning "disorderly persons" in Livingston, signed in type: John Jay, who previously was the first Chief Justice of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a p... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

Added to Catalog 318 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$69.00
665587

Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...

Item #665587

March 19, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 19, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More  

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$55.00
669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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$72.00
671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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$72.00
665558

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665558

April 04, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, April 4, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including eight illustrated ship ads. Also on the front page is a notice headed: "Treasury Department" seeking bids for supplying ration... See More  

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$48.00
564865

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #564865

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798  The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing near folds and margins, generally nice.

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$58.00
564866

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #564866

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798  The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing near folds and margins, generally nice.

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$58.00
665938

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #665938

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The ftpg. has a lengthy letter being an: "Answer to the Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." signed in type by the President: John Adams. Also: "The Address - John Adams, President of the United States" by the young men of Boston concerning the potential for war & noting: "...when the most conciliating measures which ... See More  

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$54.00
647480

Address to the President with his response...

Item #647480

May 16, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 16, 1798 



* 18th century America

* John Adams address




Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day.

Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
668952

Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #668952

September 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798



* Federalist Party editor death



Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$47.00
668504

First of this scarce title we have offered...

Item #668504

October 05, 1798

COUNTRY PORCUPINE, Philadelphia, Oct. 4 & 5 (a single issue), 1798  



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was a tri-weekly edition of the 'Porcupine's Gazette' established by William Cobbett 7 months prior and which lasted only until Aug. 28, 1799. This is the first of this title we have seen. Content is distilled from the daily edition.

Four pages, never-... See More  

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$167.00
668961

Stopping the spread of Yellow Fever in 1798... A broadside "supplement"...

Item #668961

October 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 13, 1798 



* Yellow fever epidemic in the East



The front page has: "A PROCLAMATION" by the mayor of Baltimore concerning the on-going Yellow Fever epidemic in the East and his efforts to prevent its spread noting: "...hereby forbidding the entrance into the city of Baltimore, or within 3 miles thereof, of all persons w... See More  

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$62.00
562410

President John Adams responds to Congress...

Item #562410

December 27, 1798

WINDHAM HERALD, Connecticut, December 27, 1798  Much of the front page is taken up with an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" by the House of Congress and the Senate. These addresses are in response to his annual state-of-the-union address.

The President's response to the Senate begins on the front page & ends on page 2 where it is signed: John Adams, ... See More  

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$67.00
677088

Lengthy report on the XYZ Affair...

Item #677088

January 31, 1799

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1799  The entire front page, all of page 4, and a portion of page 2 are taken ump with the report of the Secretary of State concerning the troubles between the United States and France, known as the XYZ Affair, which would lead to the Quasi-War. It is prefaced with a note signed by the President, John Adams, and signed at its conclusion ... See More  

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$49.00
680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Land Acts of Congress




The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a N
... See More  

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$49.00
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