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697414

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #697414

March 05, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 5, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



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

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

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$70.00
689552

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #689552

April 17, 1740

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



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a s... See More  

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$4,925.00
680794

Slave insurrection in New York...

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



* New York Conspiracy of 1741

* Slaves - Slavery insurrection




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

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$85.00
585531

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

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



* Battle of Quebec

* Map of the war in Germany

* French and Indian War




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

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$61.00
679848

A slave uprising on board a slave ship...

Item #679848

August 20, 1772

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

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667030

A slave kills his master...

Item #667030

August 29, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772 



* Slave kills his master



Beginning on the front page & carrying over to take most of pg. 2 is a report from Boston concerning the Massachusetts Assembly making provisions for support of the governor, and the governor supporting the colony. Included are six "resolves" from the General Assembly concerning such arrangements.

Ther... See More  

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$33.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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$430.00
650328

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

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

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

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

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$37.00
667457

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

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

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$96.00
696529

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

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

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$98.00
668670

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #668670
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin




Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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667449

With the plate of the Juniata River...

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

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

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$190.00
667450

With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667450
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

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

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$138.00
600170

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

Item #600170

November 15, 1788

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

Eight pages, ... See More  

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682633

Parliament discusses the slave trade...

Item #682633

May 27, 1789

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

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

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686040

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

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

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

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686035

Founding months of the federal government...

Item #686035

August 04, 1789

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



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

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




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

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

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$116.00
689565

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

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



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



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

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

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$260.00
638619

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

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

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669532

Creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #669532
THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM & COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1791 



* First Bank of the United States creation



Certainly the most notable content is at the back where is found a significant report headed: Congress of the United States" with the text of the creation of the Bank of the United States.

It is titled: "An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of t... See More  

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696660

Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

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

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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640633

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

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

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686805

Dr. Joseph Priestley... A slave insurrection...

Item #686805

September 21, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 21, 1791  



* Joseph Priestley Riots

* Birmingham, England

* Religious Dissenters




The front page has a lengthy: "Dr. Priestley's Letter To the Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham" concerning the recent riot there, signed in type: J. Priestley. Joseph Priestley is credited with discovering oxygen.

Page 2 has: "Western Territory&quo... See More  

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686807

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

Item #686807

September 28, 1791

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

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

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629138

America in a flourishing state...

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

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689227

Reward advertisements for runaway slave & bitch...

Item #689227

January 07, 1793

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



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave & bitch advertisements




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

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

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688674

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

Item #688674

December 03, 1794

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



* 18th century runaway slave ad



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

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

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$35.00
697712

Wealth of illustrated ship advertisements... Escaped mulatto slave...

Item #697712

December 20, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1794  Within the issue are some 22 illustrated ship ads. There are also at least two runaway ads including: "One Guinea Reward" for a runaway mulatto woman, with details.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, indent to the back leaf margin does not affect text, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 339 (released for February, 2024)

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$49.00
669078

Washington responds to concerns over the Jay Treaty...

Item #669078

August 19, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, August 19, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Concerns over the Jay Treaty




Page 3 has the: "Answer" of the President  to the concerns of the Selectmen of Boston over the controversial Jay Treaty, signed in type: George Washington.

Page 3 also has a report of a: "Negro Insurrection" in North Carolina.

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697409

Wanted to hire...

Item #697409

January 28, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 28, 1796 



* Uncommon publication



Various news reports of the day including a back page ad: "Wanted to Purchase - For A Term of Years" with the text beginning: "A sober, steady black man and wife, of middle age. The man must have a little knowledge of farming..." with more.

Four pages, a few minor font page stains... See More  

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$39.00
689239

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

Item #689239

May 04, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 4, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) slaves related advertisements

* Land for sale along the Potomac River




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

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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697031

Discussing the controversial Jay Treaty... Slave ads...

Item #697031

May 12, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 12, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



All of page 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with a report from Congress: "On the Motion for making Provision for Carrying into Effect the Treaty with Great Britain", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty.

A wealth of ads including 3 for the sale of slaves... See More  

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

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

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

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

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684631

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

Item #684631

May 24, 1796

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



* Rare 18th century American publication



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

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

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684633

Runaway slave ads...

Item #684633

May 26, 1796

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



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




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

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

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

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684636

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

Item #684636

May 30, 1796

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



* Bank of Baltimore, Maryland creation

* President George Washington letter




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

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684638

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

Item #684638

June 01, 1796

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

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

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684639

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

Item #684639

June 02, 1796

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

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

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$38.00
684640

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

Item #684640

June 03, 1796

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

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

The back page has 2 runaway... See More  

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684578

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

Item #684578

June 11, 1796

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

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

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

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$43.00
688478

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688478

June 13, 1796

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



* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths




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

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688477

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #688477

June 18, 1796

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



* President George Washington



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

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

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$88.00
688472

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

Item #688472

June 23, 1796

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



* re. The Whiskey Rebellion

* President George Washington




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

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684611

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

Item #684611

June 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 23, 1796  Page 2 has an: "ACT Making an Appropriation to Satisfy Certain demands attending the late Insurrection...", which provided money: "...to the discharge of certain incidental demands, occasioned by the trial of persons for crimes and offences during the late insurrection...", referring to the Whiskey ... See More  

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$112.00
688555

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

Item #688555

December 21, 1796

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



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) slaves related advertisements




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

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

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669093

Signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #669093

March 22, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 22, 1797  Beginning on the front page & ending on pg. 4 signed: Samuel Adams is "An Act ...Respecting Highways" in the state of Mass. Page 2 has: "Slave Trade"

Four pages, good condition.

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$43.00
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
696655

Napoleon... A ladies' academy..

Item #696655

April 01, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, April 1, 1797  The front page begins with a lengthy letter signed in type: Buonaparte, written to his "Executive Directory". Inside includes ads for a "Ladies Academy" and a runway Negro woman headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$38.00
688310

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #688310

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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$62.00
629229

Honoring Horatio Nelson... Wilberforce on slavery...

Item #629229
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1797 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a report beginning: "Mr. Wilberforce said that it were only wasting the time of the House to go to any length into a subject which had already undergone such full & frequent discussions...suffered themselves to be influenced by their feelings; it... See More  

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$29.00
680808

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati... numismatics...

Item #680808
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More  

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$135.00
685681

Nautical improvements...

Item #685681

February 17, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 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 also: "Nautical Improvement" "Method of Obtaining & Preparing Tin in the Mines of Cornwall" "A Curious Anecdote of a Negro in France"... See More  

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$47.00
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
688389

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #688389

July 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 12 illustrated ship ads and 2 slave related ads. (see) Pages 2,3 & 4 have another slavery related ad.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, damp staining at a few areas, generally nice.... See More  

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$40.00
693318

18th century Baltimore... 5 slavery advertisements...

Item #693318

September 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship & two runaway slave ads. Another one is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in nice condition.... See More  

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$46.00
701271

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #701271

September 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 29, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads . The back page has 11 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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$40.00
697426

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Slave advertisements...

Item #697426

October 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 14, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



The front page is taken up with ads including 19 illustrated ship ads. There are no fewer than six runaway "Reward" ads, all with various detail. Page 3 has much discussion in the House of Representatives: "On the motion for making provision for carrying into effect t... See More  

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$48.00
683819

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #683819

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799  



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &... See More  

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$38.00
675024

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #675024

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &a... See More  

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686126

Latest news from 1799...

Item #686126

June 05, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 5, 1799  Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "An Act to Regulate the Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage" which carries over to pg. 2 & is continued in a future issue. It is headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 2 has a short bit headed: "Trial of Fries" which relates, in an oblique way, to ... See More  

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686129

Includes a document signed by Buonaparte...

Item #686129

June 08, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 8, 1799  The entire front page & a bit of page 2 are taken up with a portion of the very lengthy Act of Congress on regulating duties on imports, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 2 has a "Five Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway negro man, as well as reports on the Napoleonic War including a document signed: Buonaparte.

Four pages, ... See More  

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688627

Eulogium on the Character of General Washington...

Item #688627

March 05, 1800

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 5, 1800



* re. George Washington's death

* Honoring his life & character




The front page has ad detailed a headed: "Thirty Dollars Reward. Deserted" with details of a Marine, John Osborn, who deserted the military. Among the page 3 ads is one for an: "Eulogium on the Character of General Washington..." and others h... See More  

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596554

Turn of the century....

Item #596554

July 12, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, July 12, 1800  Various news of the day. Page 2 has a poem titled: "The Slave". Four pages, some staining, generally good.

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697109

Poem titled: "Slave Trade"... Unpulished Washington letter...

Item #697109

October 18, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Oct. 18, 1800  Somewhat of a literary title but other content as well including a poem titled: "Slave Trade". Also: "Horrid Murder" "Radnor Forest"; an interesting unpublished letter by George Washington dated Nov. 26, 1775; "Female Constancy" and more.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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651505

Slave insurrection, Yellow Fever epidemic, treaty with France...

Item #651505

November 01, 1800

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1800  Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports on the Yellow Fever epidemic noting: "America, too, is at once a prey to a malignant fever & a most extensive & alarming insurrection among the Negroes, incited, as is said, by French emissaries & urged to slaughter every white person (except French) that falls wi... See More  

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208596

Slave population...

Item #208596

October 13, 1801

MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Oct. 13, 1801  Brief item on pg. 2 says: "The slaves form about one sixth part of the population of the United States; and three fifths, the number represented in Congress, about one tenth." Bkpg. ad headed: Spermaceti and Whale Oil with details.

Ftpg. has some ink stains in the left margin, some foxing.

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693158

Slave insurrection planned in Virginia...

Item #693158

May 18, 1802

NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, May 18, 1802  Page 2 has an item concerning clockmaker Jacob Alrichs. Also a report of a slave insurrection near Lynchburg, noting: "...that a conspiracy among the negroes there...some of the ringleaders...are in custody...The plan of those misguided wretches was to have...massacred their masters & all others that opposed their measures...to effect thei... See More  

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666988

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666988

August 03, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 3, 1802 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble




Inside has about a full page of interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender, including a lengthy letter signed by the latter.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of ... See More  

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685587

On Jefferson paying Callender's fine...

Item #685587

August 23, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Aug. 23, 1802



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble




Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

Page 2 has an interesting 2 column comparison of "Callender versus Callender" as reported in the Richmond Recorder, headed: "The Recorder is 'a paper' sa... See More  

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666994

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666994

August 24, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 24, 1802 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble




Pages 2 and 3 have much interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content.... See More  

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685598

Scathing comments about Callender...

Item #685598

September 01, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Sept. 1, 1802



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble




Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

This is a significant issue on the James Calendar/Thomas Jefferson controversy (see information at the bottom). After having been denied a lucrative federal position by Jeffers... See More  

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688619

On paying Callender $50 to publish his book attacking Washington, Adams & Hamilton...

Item #688619

October 09, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 1802  Page 2 has two letters written by Thomas Jefferson to James Callender regarding their controversial relationship. One of the letters, the rather famous letter dated September 6, 1799 (found on many websites) mentions: "...directs his agent to call on ;ou with this and pay you 50 dollars on account of the book you are about to publ... See More  

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691320

Early Charleston: slave ads...

Item #691320

February 26, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 26, 1803  A volume I issue of this famous title from the South.

Page 3 has a detailed notice headed: "Prime Negroes For Sale" being: "...upwards of 100 prime country born Negroes...". The back page includes a sale of: "Between 20 & 30 Valuable NEGROES" with details; a listing of a "Public Auction" which incl... See More  

Item from Catalog 340 (released for March, 2024)

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684111

Early 1803 Charleston...

Item #684111

June 27, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, June 27, 1803 



* Very rare & early Southern publication



A volume I issue of this famous title from the South. Page 2 has a petition from the Massachusetts legislature to the President concerning the creation of a national militia.

Various news report of the day and a wealth of ads. The back page has an ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, a ... See More  

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645608

Zeb Pike explores the Mississippi... Comm. Truxton...

Item #645608

June 25, 1806

 COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 25, 1806 



* Zeb Pike Explores The Mississippi River



Page 2 references: "...a letter from St. Louis...says Lieut. Pike returned a few since for reconnoitering the head waters of the Mississippi--All I can understand of his tour is, that the Mississippi heads out of a large lake, and runs a considerable distance very narrow and deep.--The climat... See More  

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648711

Amazing Grace... Abolishing slavery (British) discusion...

Item #648711
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1807  Within this 90+ page issue is a report headed: "Proceedings In the First Session of the Third Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, 1806", which begins: "Lord Grenville brought in a Bill for abolishing the Slave Trade, which was read the first time." This brief report was the init... See More  

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677725

America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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676877

Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676877

July 16, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, July 16, 1811  



* Uncommon publication

* Slavery advertisements




A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the back page ads are: "NEGROES - Wanted immediately about fifteen young Negro Slaves, Male and Female, from ten to twenty years old, for which the highest price in cash will ... See More  

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611422

Very early boxing...

Item #611422

July 30, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 30, 1811



* Tom "The Moor" Molineaux

* African-American bare-knuckle boxer




Page 3 has a one paragraph report about a boxing match near London between Molineux, the famous black man from New York, and a young Englishman named Rimmer. The report states in part: "...In the course of 15 minutes the black pounded his antagonist most tremendo... See More  

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676868

Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676868

September 28, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Sept. 28, 1811



* Uncommon publication

* 3 slavery notices




A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the ads are: "Runaway Negro" with details, and another: "NEGROES - Wanted immediately about fifteen young Negro Slaves, Male and Female, from ten to twenty years old, for which ... See More  

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694925

Caracas & Carthagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...

Item #694925

February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 



*  Carthagena's independence

*  Rare mention of The Inquisition

*  Report from Caracas re: their independence




Page 7 has under the heading "South America" mention of the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOV... See More  

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687407

First of this title we have encountered...

Item #687407

July 13, 1812

ALEXANDRIA DAILY GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Virginia, July 13, 1812  



* Very rare 19th century American publication



A very scarce title, in fact we believe this is the first we have encountered it. There are no issues of this date recorded in Brigham outside of the American Antiquarian Society.

The masthead features an engraving of George Washington. 

Pages 1 and 4 are f... See More  

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650012

Madison's review of the year 1815... Chart notes values of slaves...

Item #650012

December 09, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.

Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More  

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547685

Governor Simon Snyder... Runaway ad...

Item #547685

December 21, 1815

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, from Washington D.C., dated December 21, 1815.



* Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder



On pg. 2 under “Pennsylvania” is the “Governor’s Message”, signed in type: Simon Snyder. The back page has a reward ad for a runaway “Negro Man named David”.



Other news of the day includes: "Congress" "Banking Fraud" &quo... See More  

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683741

Slave advertisement from the nation's capital...

Item #683741

April 23, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 23, 1816  This issue has a runaway slave advertisement on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, foxing, good condition.

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673060

Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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673046

Apalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673046

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Apalachicola, Flori... See More  

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683740

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683740

September 26, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Sept. 26, 1816  This issue has not one but three runaway slave advertisements with two on page 3 and the other on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, foxing, good condition.

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681522

Bounty land for military veterans... On Monroe's inauguration...

Item #681522

April 12, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 12, 1817  The front page has: "The Late Inauguration" with talk on some details of James Monroe's inauguration.

Page 3 has a reward ad for a runaway slave, and a report from the "War Department" concerning those entitled to bounty lands for serves in the military during the War of 1812.

Four pages, some period doodling a... See More  

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683738

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683738

April 24, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 24, 1817  This issue has not one but three runaway slave advertisements, all on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, good condition.

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683736

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683736

May 01, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 1, 1817  This issue has not one but two runaway slave advertisements with one on page 3 and the other on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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647109

Memoirs of John Carter, John Duckworth, & F.A.S. & Count de Choiseul-Gouffier...

Item #647109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1817

Whereas the issue includes reports from the Americas, including one from Haiti mentioning the building of a college with recommendations by William Wilberforce, perhaps the most interesting material are the multi-page memoirs of sculpture/architect John Carter, F.A.S., Admiral John Duckworth & Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier. Also included are ... See More  

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657925

Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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694556

Indians are staking their claim...

Item #694556

April 17, 1819

THE UNION subtitled: "United States' Gazette and True American for the Country", Philadelphia, April 17, 1819  This was the semi-weekly country edition of the "Union" which was a daily.

Page 2 includes: "Claims of the North American Indians" and: "Curious Roguery. A page 3 report begins: "The slave trade treaties were the subject of some conversati... See More  

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599850

Much on Indian treaties...

Item #599850

April 24, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 24, 1819  Among the articles are: "How to Tame an Elephant!" "Indian Treaties Ratified at the Late Session of Congress" which takes two pages; "Mexican Coinage"; a brief item: "Negro Stealing" reads: "Sentence of death has been pronounced on a fellow in North Carolina for negro stealing. If hanging is ri... See More  

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698392

Niles' eight essays on the "Mitigation of Slavery"...

Item #698392

May 08, 1819

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore (8-issue set)



* The "Mitigation of Slavery" - 8 issues
* Serialized essay by Hezekiah Niles'

* His plan to abolish slavery in America


 
 A set of 8 issues which contain all eight essays by publisher Hezekiah Niles titled the: "Mitigation of Slavery" in which he puts forth five propositions to that end.

The issues ar... See More  

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683325

Death of the 'hero of Lake Erie' Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry...

Item #683325

October 02, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1819 



* Oliver Hazard Perry death

* American Naval commander

* Hero of Lake Erie




Page 7 has over half a page headed: "Missouri--Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going debates on what is known as the Missouri Compromise.

This is followed by: "Death of Commodore Perry" which notes near the beginning: "...we ... See More  

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683277

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683277

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683279

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683279

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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