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Census report from New Jersey...

Item #673178
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves".

Also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", columns headed by r
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Census report from New Jersey...

Item #657330
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves" (see). There is also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", column
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Concerning the Stamp Act...

Item #647035
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765  Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more.

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The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York...

Item #646274

September 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767

* Multiple reports from America

Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... See More  

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From colonial Boston...

Item #585508

May 16, 1768

SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768  The front page is taken up with a wide variety of news reports from London including one item noting: "...the colony agents have orders...to obtain an act of Parliament for the encouragement of the  linen manufactury in North America...". An inside page has reports from "Boston" including: "...considering them too... See More  

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Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #683209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 

* Early America map

* Pennsylvania and Maryland

* Mason and Dixon Line creation

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of Ameri... See More  

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On proposing peace with the Americans... Franklin's son on independence...

Item #662676

November 25, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 

* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."... See More  

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An insurrection in Philadelphia... Washington in New Jersey...

Item #659559

January 09, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 9, 1777 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

The back page has a letter beginning: "In order that the public may not be misled into a notion of the respectability of a body of persons calling themselves Loyalists, who are shortly to assemble in Great Queen Street & in the phrenzy of a drunken revel to celebr... See More  

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Terrific & rare map of the Philadelphia vicinity... Battle of Trenton...

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777

* The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey

* Great Revolutionary War map of Philadelphia

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the ... See More  

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Washington crosses the Delaware... Much more...

Item #678007
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1777 

* General George Washington

* Crosses the Delaware River

* American Revolutionary War

This issue has much good content on the Revolutionary War, with talk of troop movements in New Jersey and the vicinity.

The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776"... See More  

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Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #660005
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

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Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 

* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory

The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...

Item #659998

September 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to our army as the taking of Pekin.... See More  

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Washington, Howe, and Burgoyne...

Item #651244
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778  An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. W... See More  

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"Extraordinary" issue on the Battle of Monmouth...

Item #662937

August 24, 1778


* Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey

* Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington

* American Revolutionary War

Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible.

The purpose of this issue is t... See More  

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On the charges against General Burgoyne... British brutality in New Jersey...

Item #659233

November 09, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 9, 1779  Over half of page 2 is taken u with correspondences between the British Secretary of War and General Burgoyne concerning the charges against the latter: "...that your not returning to America and joining the troops, prisoners under the convention of Saratoga, is considered as a neglect of duty and disobedience of orders...".

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News of Cornwallis' capture causes the Britons to say the war is over...

Item #658839

January 15, 1782


* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown

* British citizens say war is over

Page 2 has a letter form General Heath from the Highlands, Dec. 25, 1781, which includes: "...Capt. Williams of the New York levies, who are doing duty on the lines of this post...made an excursion to Morissania, took &a... See More  

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Capital moves to Princeton due to troubles with angry soldiers over lack of pay...

Item #674608

August 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783 

* Princeton, New Jersey becomes Capital of U.S.

Page 2 has a nice account of the insurrection by solders in Philadelphia due to  being furloughed without their pay, noting in part: "...The Congress have thought fit to remove themselves to Prince Town [Princeton], the malcontents, consisting principally if not wholly, of the disband... See More  

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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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Newly formed America flexing its trade muscles with England...

Item #671779

March 23, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 23, 1784  Page 3 has a report headed: "America - From the New York Royal Gazette" which was loyal to the British during the Revolutionary War. It notes in part: "...Assembly of New Jersey...Resolved unanimously, that the United States in Congress assembled, ought to be vested with the exclusive power of regulating trade & commerce t... See More  

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Prints of the coats-of-arms of Pennsylvania & New Jersey...

Item #667588
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1787

* Rare 18th century American title 

* Coats-of-arms PA & NJ

Quite rare that this issue still contains both of the full page plates called for. One is: "Plan of a New Machine for Raising Water by Wind" which has an accompanying article.

The other is quite significant showing the: "Armorial Bearing of the State of Penns... See More  

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Print of a New Jersey colonial coin...

Item #671916
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England.

* Colonial New Jersey copper coin

Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed American coin.... See More  

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Washington proclaims a day of thanksgiving... Both plates included...

Item #652719
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 

The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A Short Description of the Country between North River and Morristown, near New Windsor, New Jersey" includes the related full page... See More  

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General Washington...

Item #680445

July 06, 1790


* President George Washington

On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Som... See More  

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On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 

* Patriots George Read & William Patterson

Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798


* General George Washington again ?

Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Ge... See More  

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Trial and conviction of a spy...

Item #673028

December 30, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1812  Page 2 has an interesting report, taking about half a column, beginning: "...proceedings at Buffaloe, of a Court Martial appointed to try Elijah Clark as a Spy. The facts which appeared at the trial are that the said Clark was born in New Jersey...he removed to Canada...must have become naturalized & a British subject. Clark, being found wit... See More  

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Death of Col. William S. Smith... son-in-law of John Adams...

Item #561934

June 26, 1816

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1816

* William S. Smith death

* Abigail Adams

Among the "Deaths" on page 2 is one that reads, in part: "In New York State, Col. William S. Smith, a brave and intelligent officer of the revolutionary war....an independent Member of Congress....He was son-in-law of President Adams; but was bereaved of his excellent consort se... See More  

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Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 

* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state

A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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Andrew Jackson addresses the people of Florida...

Item #643243

November 10, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 10, 1821  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "General Jackson" which is his address to the citizens of Florida in which he announces the temporary organization of the government of Florida. This address takes over a full page and is signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson, Gov. of the Floridas.

Among the other reports in thi... See More  

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Slaves released... An exploring expedition... The Morris Canal...

Item #653432

February 28, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 28, 1829  Content includes: "The Morris Canal" beginning at Easton, Pa. & terminating at Jersey City, New Jersey, with details. Also: "Slaves Released" being a brief item concerning a Brazilian slave ship with 475 slaves, and also: "The Exploring Expedition" concerning exploring the Pacific Ocean and the South seas,... See More  

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Captain John Cleves Symmes...

Item #554061

June 19, 1829


* John Cleves Symmes, Jr. death

On page 3 in the "Obituary" section is one that reads: "In Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, the 19th ult. Capt. John Cleves Symmes, extensively known as the author of the theory of open poles and concentric spheres..." & more.

News of the day, mostly religious. Some lite foxing, ot... See More  

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Camden and Amboy Railroad In 1834...

Item #211404

May 09, 1834

THE SUN, N.Y., May 9, 1834 Pg. 3 has a report about an accident on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, when two engines travelling in opposite directions made contact at a curve. The Camden & Amboy RR was the first RR in New Jersey and one of the earliest in the U.S. May be one of first railroad accidents! Other news of the day includes: "Another Murder" "Police Office" and more. Several interestin... See More  

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Venus fly-traps inhabiting the prairies?...

Item #561912

March 10, 1838

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, March 10, 1838

* Venus fly-traps inhabiting the prairies?

An inside page has a report about an "Extraordinary Plant" that inhabits the "vast prairies" of North America.

About the plant, the report says: "...the ends of the leaves being armed with teeth which the power of closing up on being irritated by any substance, as for instance, a... See More  

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A premature death report of Dolly Madison...

Item #643595

July 10, 1849

NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 10, 1849 

* Death of Dolly Madison ?

Page 2 has a small report headed: "Reported Death of Mrs. Madison" with a Washington dateline, noting: "Mrs. Madison, widow of James Madison, died this morning at an advanced age..." with a bit more, and then: "A despatch a few hours later says Mrs. Madison was still living, but very ... See More  

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Discovering lime...

Item #208711

May 03, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 3, 1851  On pg. 2 under Interesting And Important Discovery is a report discussing the discovery "...of and valuable mineral, Phosphate of Lime, occurring in large quantities in Hurdstown, near the...Morris Canal, in New Jersey..." and more.

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Early print of Pittsburgh...

Item #644513

April 30, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853  The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More  

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Gloucester, Massachusetts... Ticonderoga, New York...

Item #547623

July 01, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, July 1, 1854

* Gloucester Massachusetts

* Ticonderoga, New York

* Prints

This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints:

* Bass
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John Paul Jones, Bedford Pennsylvania & Madison Indiana in 1854...

Item #664420

July 08, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 8, 1854  This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857.

The ftpg. has: "In Honor of the Birthday of Paul Jones, Born July 6, 1747". Within are prints captioned: "Bedford Township, Pennsylvania" "Lake George, New York" "Madison, Indiana" "Brandywine Battlefield, New J
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Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...

Item #661793

March 29, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.

Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More  

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1856 Cape May fire...

Item #612143

September 09, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 9, 1856

* Cape May, New Jersey

* Mount Vernon Hotel fire

The front page has an article headed: "The Destruction of the Mount Vernon Hotel--Further Particulars"

Other news of the day. Complete in 8pages, minor spine wear, very nice condition.

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Communipaw, New Jersey...

Item #219043

February 07, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, February 7, 1857  This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints captioned: "Communipaw, New Jersey", "The Dogs of St. B
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Nicaragua... Charlotte Bronte...

Item #172048

May 16, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1857  Four illustrations of: "Rivers and Cities of Nicaragua", including "Junction of the San Carlos and San Juan Rivers", a small illustration of: "Jersey Pearls from Tiffany & Co."; illustrations of "Charlotte Bronte", four back page cartoons, and more.

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and co... See More  

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Early portrait of Jefferson Davis...

Item #172118

January 09, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1858  The front page has a very nice and somewhat large illustration of Jefferson Davis, with the remainder of the front page being a lengthy biography of him. Nice item on him before he would be thrust into much greater prominence during the Civil War.

Text article entitled "The Rights and Wrongs of Filibusterism" which references William ... See More  

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1858 Salem, New Jersey w/ nice masthead....

Item #669604

February 17, 1858

NATIONAL STANDARD, Salem, New Jersey, Feb. 17, 1858

* Uncommon title

* Nice masthead (heraldic eagle)

This large sized issue measures 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, contains news of the with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, a little light toning at the margins, very minor wear, generally nice.

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Hon. William Bigler, of Pennsylvania...

Item #172160

June 05, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1858  The front page features: 'Hon. William Bigler, of Pennsylvania.' A single page features two illustrations 'The Temptation' and 'Smiling Morn'. Large illustration of: "The 'Big Tree' in Calaveras County, California.'  Two full page illustrations entitled 'A Picnic By Land' and 'A Picnic by Wa... See More  

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Dickens... Emigrants and their lives...

Item #172166

June 26, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 26, 1858   The front page shows: 'Most Reverend John Hughes, Archbishop of New York'. An article "Emigrants, and Emigrant Life" features two pages with five illustrations, one which is a 3/4 page illustrations entitled: 'Departure From Home'. Great fullpg: 'Attack on Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island South Carolina, on ... See More  

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Centerfold print of New York City...

Item #172252

April 23, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1859  The front page of the issue features the "Fac-Simile of Mrs. Sickles's Confession". "Cardinal Antonelli and Rome in 1859" article also features two accompanying illustrations. 1/4 page illustration of "General Geffrard, President of Hayti".

Terrific doublepage centerfold: 'New York City and Environs, from th... See More  

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Early Summer resorts in America...

Item #616937

August 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 8, 1859

* Long Branch, New Jersey

* Caskill Mountains & much more

* Summer resorts

Page 3 has an article headed: "Where We Spend The Summer" "Mountain Dew, Spring Water, Sea Breezes and Fashionable Recreation" and much more. Lengthy text takes up over 3 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages,... See More  

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On John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry...

Item #172312

November 19, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'.  A third-page illustration features the &q... See More  

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