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680484

Description of early Arkansas...

Item #680484

November 16, 1820

PROVIDENCE GAZETTE, Rhode Island, Nov. 16, 1820  Page 2 has a report: "The Arkansaw Territory" which is an extract from a letter written to a friend in New Hampshire which begins: "I would have answered you sooner, but I have been sick almost ever since I received your letter; and this is the first day I have felt able to write; I am now very weak. This country must be called s... See More  

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680375

Jefferson approves a lighthouse for Point Judith, Rhode Island, & for the support o the Navy...

Item #680375

February 17, 1808

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1808 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Port Judith Lighthouse

* United States Navy




The entire first column is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by: Th. Jefferson. The first is "An Act Making Appropriations for the Support o the Navy of the United States during the year 1808." The bkpg. is mostly taken up ... See More  

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680104

1899 Julia Dent Grant wedding...

Item #680104

September 25, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 25, 1899



* Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant

* Newport RI Rhode Island wedding - weds


 


The top of the front page has a two column headline: "BRILLIANT WEDDING OF MISS JULIA GRANT" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally ... See More  

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$38.00
679580

Bookselling & newspaper publishing in America...

Item #679580
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796  Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Mary... See More  

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677978

Map of South Pole plus much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #677978
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776 



* American Revolutionary War

* Original South Pole map




This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content.

Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed V
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$365.00
677118

Latest war news from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677118

December 26, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause ag... See More  

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

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$433.00
676186

1925 USS S-51 submarine disaster...

Item #676186

September 28, 1925

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 28, 1925



* USS S-51 class submarine

* U.S. - United States Navy

* 'City of Rome' collision  disaster




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "EFFORTS TO RAISE SUNKEN S-51 FAIL; GIANT CRANE SHIP DUE AT DAYBREAK; CAPTAIN DIEHL ANSWERS NAVY CRITICS" with many subheads and two related photos. (see) More on page 2. Coverage on t... See More  

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674015

1864 Abraham Lincoln for president notice....

Item #674015

October 17, 1864

MANUFACTURERS AND FARMERS JOURNAL, Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 17, 1864



* Abraham Lincoln for president notice



Despite the title of this newspaper, there is nice Civil War coverage with many one column headings. (see images for portion)

The first column of page 2 has a notice supporting: "For President Of The United States ABRAHAM LINCOLN Of Illinois- For Vice President Of The Unite... See More  

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673976

Tired of pirating... news from Charlestown...

Item #673976

November 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 22, 1766  The front page has an article with the dateline "Newport, Rhode Island, October 6" which is from "a letter from Castle Brew, at Annamaboa, on the Coast of Africa...". It talks about the pirate infested areas along the coastline, but in particular the one ship "commanded by one Hide". "...These fellows neither murder, ... See More  

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672277

Report from the Churchill River in Canada...

Item #672277
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1743   One of the articles is titled: "Of the Effects of Cold at Pr. of Wales' in Churchill River in Hudson's Bay..." which is present-day Canada. This article takes over a full page.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons for a Steady Opposition". N
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672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More  

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668756

Maryland needs to ratify the Constitution...

Item #668756

April 15, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* Maryland considers ratifying




Page 3 has a report from Providence that Rhode Island is making some steps towards considering the new Constitution. A report from Baltimore notes the votes for two members to represent the city in the convention at Annapolis to: "...decide on the N... See More  

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668578

Torpedoes warfare in 1875 ...

Item #668578

September 03, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 3, 1875



* Early Torpedoes development experiments

* Naval Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island

* Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Goat Island




Page 4 has an article headed: "TORPEDOES" "Boom! Boom! Slap, Bang!" "Experiments with the Infernal Machines at Newport" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the... See More  

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667953

The capture of New York by the British... Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667953
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776  This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my... See More  

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

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667766

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667766
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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667397

1934 Saylesville, Rhode Island riot... Textile strike...

Item #667397

September 12, 1934

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., September 12, 1934



* Saylesville, Rhode Island mill riot

* General Textile Strike of 1934




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "MOB OF 4000 FIGHTS 250 R. I. GUARDSMEN IN FURIOUS RIOTING" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the riots in other parts of the East.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 26 pages, ligh... 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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667009

A report from America...

Item #667009

April 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1772  Page 6 has a short report headed: "America" with a Newport, Rhode Island dateline concerning the seizure of ships.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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664561

Bob Dylan transitions from acoustic to electric: his Newport Folk Festival concert...

Item #664561

September 02, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Aug. 5, 1965 



* Bob Dylan & his electric guitar controversy 

* Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island




The front page has a banner heading: "Newport: It's All Right, Ma", a reference to Dylan's transition from folk to rock at the Newport Folk Festival. The writer editorializes on the transition, and noting that all will still be we... See More  

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664163

From New Orleans before the Civil War...

Item #664163

May 22, 1842

THE WEEKLY CRESCENT CITY, New Orleans, May 22, 1842 



* Rare antebellum title

* From the deep South




One of our earliest offerings from New Orleans. Among various articles are: "Sketches of the West" "Wreckers of Key West" "Rhode Island--Free Suffrage" "From Texas" and much more.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, some damp staining, generally goo... See More  

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659751

Indian troubles in South Carolina... A new coffee discovered...

Item #659751

June 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June,  1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Near the back is a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning whaling, and another item from Maryland on the discovery of: "...a new sort of coffee, equally go... See More  

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659734

1852 view of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #659734

July 24, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 24, 1852



* Newport, Rhode Island prints

* Boston's asylum for the blind




Nice ftpg. portrait of Henry Clay seated at a chair with a dog resting on the floor, plus text. Two page article inside has nearly a halfpg. view of Newport, Rhode Island plus a "View Of the First Beach" and four smaller illus. of notable landmarks. Bkpg. has two ... See More  

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659143

Military actions in the South...

Item #659143

August 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 14, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The back page has some: "American News" taken from the Boston Evening Post, including: "...that Congress have nearly accomplished the important measure for establishing the credit of our currency...that there is now no naval force at Rhode Island except two... See More  

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658767

Work towards creating a treaty with America... Latest on the war...

Item #658767

September 30, 1779

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

The front page begins with a report from the House of Commons concerning the appointment of commissioners to work with America towards a treaty, with 6 of the terms noted. They include:... See More  

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658749

Very lengthy letter by Ben Franklin... British generals say America cannot be conquered...

Item #658749

September 09, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication

* Lengthy letter from Benjamin Franklin




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

The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "... See More  

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658748

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

Item #658748

September 02, 1779

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

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

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658747

Latest war news in a rare newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658747

August 26, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 26, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



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

Page 3 has a: "...letter from an officer of distinction to the honorable Major-General Gates..." which begins: "I ... See More  

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658746

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

Item #658746

August 19, 1779

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

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

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658745

The Battle of Stono Ferry...

Item #658745

August 05, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 5, 1779 



* Battle of Stono Ferry, Charleston, South Carolina

* Revolutionary War - General Benjamin Lincoln




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

The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commoditi... See More  

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658731

Battle of Stony Point... Sacking of Connecticut coastal towns...

Item #658731

July 29, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



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

The front page has: "General Orders" relating to fixing prices in the colonies, in response to attempts to capitalize o... See More  

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658730

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

Item #658730

July 15, 1779

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

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

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658715

Latest news on the war, in a rare newspaper...

Item #658715

July 01, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779   



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue.

The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also ... See More  

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658713

Great report on enlisting slaves into the military...

Item #658713

June 10, 1779

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



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



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

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

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658691

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

Item #658691

April 08, 1779

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

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

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658559

Parliament reflects upon the war: gain of Arnold not equal the loss of Andre...

Item #658559

May 08, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 8, 1781 



* General Benedict Arnold joins the British

* American Revolutionary War - Major John Andre




All of the front page is taken up with reports from: "London - House of Lords" which includes some comments about the war in America, mentioning in part: "...Were we better now in America than we were? His ... See More  

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658553

Much on events in the South: General Greene & others...

Item #658553

March 13, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781   



* Rare Revolutionary War title

* General Nathanael Greene

* Events in the South




Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was ... See More  

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$440.00
658301

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658301

May 27, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 27, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 11.

The front page reports on a letter "...from a tory in England to his friend in New York, w... See More  

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658253

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

Item #658253

October 21, 1779

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



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



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

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

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658251

Rare title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658251

December 23, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 41.

The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the... See More  

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654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

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



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




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

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648914

American merchants distressed... An encounter with a great whale..

Item #648914

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768  The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More  

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$75.00
648845

Seabiscuit wins Watch Hill Claiming...

Item #648845

June 27, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1935



* Seabiscuit wins Watch Hill Claiming

* Narragansett - Pawtucket, Rhode Island

* Thoroughbred racehorse racing




The sport's section (page 28) has a two column heading: "Seabiscuit Races to New Mark In Taking Narragansett Sprint" with subhead and racing summary. (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, winning the Watch Hill... See More  

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$62.00
648398

Nice front page print of an early locomotive...

Item #648398

February 20, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 20, 1892  The ftpg. features a great illustration captioned: "Compound Locomotive Made by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works" with a related article.

Inside prints include a fullpg. of: "The World's Columbian Exposition" "The Proposed Odd Fellows' Temple at Chicago" and more.

Sixteen pages, never bound or trimmed, good... See More  

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645757

Great issue on the Dorr Rebellion...

Item #645757

May 21, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1842 



* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack



Pages 2, 3 & 4 contain a great deal on the Dorr Rebellion, including a lengthy "statement" to President John Tyler concerning the state of affairs in Rhode Island as a result of the Dorr Rebellion, with his response signed in type: John Tyler. Including as well are documen... See More  

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645756

"Governor" Dorr and the Dorr Rebellion...

Item #645756

May 14, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1842 



* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack



Page 5 has news headed: "Rhode Island" which is consumed for information on the Dorr Rebellion, including an address by the rival governor Thomas Dorr, prefaced with: "The revolutionary legislature passed an act for the registration of votes throughout the state; an act r... See More  

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645755

The governor of Rhode Is. deals with the Dorr Rebellion...

Item #645755

May 07, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 7, 1842  Page 3 has a message from the governor of Rhode Island given at a special session of the legislature which relates to the on-going Dorr Rebellion in that state.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, great condition.



As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...De... See More  

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633314

Planning the infrastructure for the United States Navy...

Item #633314

December 22, 1829

RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN STATESMAN, Providence, Dec. 22, 1829  Almost half of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document: "Navy Yards--Present And Proposed" by the Navy Commissioners' Office & signed in type by John Rodgers, to the Secretary of the Navy, John Branch. It has a lengthy preface as well.

Four pages, tape mend to a lower corner, nice condition. ... See More  

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$37.00
632838

Dartmouth College... Mount Vernon...

Item #632838

October 29, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 29, 1853  The front page features a nice print of: "Mount Vernon, the Birthplace & Residence of George Washington" with related text. Among many prints inside are: "Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire with a nice article as well, and: "The Capitol of Rhode Island, at Newport"; a full page print: "Leviathan Clipper S... See More  

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630989

The Eagle Park Pier disaster in 1912...

Item #630989

June 24, 1912

THE EVENING TIMES, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, June 24, 1912



* Eagle Park Pier, Buffalo, New York excursion disaster

* Front page details



The front page has: "COLLAPSE OF DOCK CAUSES 30 DEATHS," with the subhead: "16 Bodies Taken From Niagara River - 14 Missing - Over 100 Thrown In River When Waiting for Excursion Steamer at Eagle Park Pier," followed by considerable detail... See More  

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$55.00
629094

Steamer Mackinac explosion disaster...

Item #629094

August 19, 1925

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 19, 1925



* Steamer Mackinac

* Boiler explosion disaster

* Newport RI Rhode Island




The front page has a two column heading: "Panic Aboard Ship Follows explosion; Four Dead, 74 Hurt" First report coverage on the boiler explosion of the Steamer Mackinac near Newport, Rhode Island. An early report here as the number of dead would rise si... See More  

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$33.00
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