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686060

Hamilton, Washington, and Adams...

Item #686060

November 23, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1791  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with the: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Estimates for 1792" which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

The front page also contains a: "Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund" signed by the Vice President: John Adams. Taking ... See More  

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686059

Hamilton, Washington, and Adams...

Item #686059

November 23, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1791  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with the: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Estimates for 1792" which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

The front page also contains a: "Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund" signed by the Vice President: John Adams. Taking ... See More  

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686051

Congressmen sworn in & Congress begins...

Item #686051

April 15, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Apr. 15, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress begins

* Congressmen & speaker are sworn in




A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report from New York mentioning that the Speaker & other members of the House are sworn into office, with a printing of a portion of their o... See More  

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$355.00
686049

Taxation without representation...

Item #686049

July 25, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, July 25, 1768 



* Taxation without representation

* Pre American Revolutionary War




The front page has: "The Nuns General Character & Way of Living from an Account of the Manners & Customs of Italy" which carries over to pages 2 & 3 as well.

Further on under: "America" is a report from Charleston which begins: "It seems hardly p... See More  

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$340.00
686046

Workings of Congress on creating the Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686046

May 18, 1789

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 18, 1789



* Tariff Act of 1789

* United States Congress

* 1st major piece of legislation




 One of the first priorities of the new federal government was creating a means of tariff revenues, of such importance that the resulting Tariff Act of 1789 was just the second Act approved by Congress. The Tariff Act would be approved on July 4.

But it is th... See More  

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686042

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686042

July 22, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 22, 1789  



* Tariff Act of 1789 (Tonnage)

* George Washington signs

* 1st major piece of legislation




Most of page 2 and a bit of page 2 are taken up with "Sketches of the Proceedings of Congress" providing interesting insight into the discussion of the very new federal government.

Page 3 has the full text of: "An Act Im... See More  

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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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686037

Signed in script type by George Washington...

Item #686037

April 08, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 8, 1795



* President George Washington



Half of the front page and half a column on page 2 are taken up with Act of Congress concerning duties on snuff and refined sugar, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, some minor damp staining, good condition.... 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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686033

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789..

Item #686033

July 24, 1789

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 24, 1789 



* Tariff Act of 1789 (Tonnage)

* George Washington signs

* 1st major piece of legislation




The entire front page is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads.

Page 2 has an address to George Washington from the governor & council of North Carolina, which is followed by his reply which carries ove... See More  

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686032

George Washington and Sam Adams...

Item #686032

July 05, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 5, 1794 



* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams




Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "An Act Laying Certain Duties Upon Snuff and Refined Sugar" which is signed in script type at its conclusion by the President: Go. Washington.

This is followed by two Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, carrying over to page 2, each signed ... See More  

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686029

Two Acts of Congress signed by George Washington...

Item #686029

February 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 14, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress




The first column of the ftpg. begins with not one but two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

This title was one of just a few which used the script type in printing, making such issues quite displayable.

Four pages, minor foxing, good condition.... See More  

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685950

George Washington, Ethan Allen, and more...

Item #685950
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778 



* Revolutionary War - Jonathan Trumbull

* Benjamin Franklin - electricity experiments




The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the Br... See More  

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685880

Displayable Act of Parliament... 1759...

Item #685880

January 01, 1759

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1759  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for adding certain annuities...to the joint stock...and for carrying the several duties therein mentioned to the Sinking fund..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$34.00
685874

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: King wants his ships back...

Item #685874
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne defeat

* Captain John Paul Jones




The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America.

But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyn... See More  

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685816

Washington at Morristown... Action in the South...

Item #685816
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780  



* American Revolutionary War

* General George Washington's army

* At Morristown, New Jersey

* South Carolina events




The first article has: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.

Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from A... See More  

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685805

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #685805
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue.

Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French s... See More  

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685793

Pennsylvania Assembly distresses their residents...

Item #685793
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1780



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




One report notes: "The assembly of Pennsylvania have fallen upon a new mode of distressing the friends of this country resident among them by obliging persons to take the oaths of allegiance or affirmation of fidelity to the state, & to take a certificate of the same, which ... See More  

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685711

Ornate masthead in this Dublin newspaper...

Item #685711

May 05, 1791

THE DUBLIN CHRONICLE, Ireland, May 5, 1791  Ornate lettering int he  masthead of this uncommon title. Filled with news items from Europe, and discussion in the "House of Commons" on the: "Quebec Bill". 

Eight pages, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, pgs. 3 & 4 close-trimmed at the bottom affects some words, otherwise good condition.

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685709

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #685709

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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685689

John Adams on the XYZ Affair...

Item #685689

March 10, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 10, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




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.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles with the back 2 1/2 pages taken up with "Intelligence". It begins with ... See More  

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685688

With a full page plate, rarely found in this title...

Item #685688

February 24, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 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.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles with one surprise being the presence of a full page plate which relates to the front page article: "Essays Towards the Formation of a Usefu... See More  

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685687

A very short-lived magazine...

Item #685687

April 28, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April 28, 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.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles with the back page taken up with: "Intelligence" reporting news from Congress.

No imprint but Mott's 'History of American Ma... See More  

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685686

A John Adams Proclamation... Rights of women...

Item #685686

March 31, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 31, 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.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles, one of which is: "The Rights Of Woman" which is a serialized article, this portion taking 1 1/2 pages. The back two pages are taken ... See More  

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685685

A very short-lived magazine...

Item #685685

May 19, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, May 19, 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.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles, one of which is pertinent to this day: "On the Importance of Preserving Forests in the United States" which takes over 3 pages. The ba... See More  

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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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685647

Washington's third state-of-the-union address... Ben Franklin...

Item #685647
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, November, 1791 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address

* re. Benjamin Franklin's death




 The most notable content is the lengthy & historic state-of-the-union address of President Washington, which takes nearly 3 pages, headed: "Speech of the President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress" and is ... See More  

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685560

Published by the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #685560
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1793 



* 18th century American magazine

* Publisher Isaiah Thomas




Articles within include: "Notices of Celebrated Females" "Sketch of Lady Jane Grey" "Indian Brutality - Contest Between A Mohawk & Chippeway" "A Short Account of Aotourou, a Native of Otaheitee [Tahiti]" "General Character of the ... See More  

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685497

Nice 18th century American magazine...

Item #685497
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1792  First page has: "Description of the Upper Ferry on the River Schuylkill, near the city of Philadelphia", lacking the related plate.

Also in this issue are: "History of the Smallpox" "A Hint to the Ladies" "Method of Imitating Certain Wines" "An Oration Delivered at Taunton, July 4, 1792 at the C... See More  

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685364

Criminals & their crimes, plus much more...

Item #685364

July 20, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, July 20, 1734  



* Rare 18th century publication



This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 

The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but... See More  

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685358

Various crimes, deaths, etc...

Item #685358

December 21, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, Dec. 21, 1734  This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 

The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but the overriding purpose was to unseat&n... See More  

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685343

Mention of James Oglethorpe of Georgia...

Item #685343

June 22, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, June 22, 1734  



* Rare 18th century publication

* Early James Oglethorpe mention




This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 

The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose pol... See More  

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685321

New York gets a new governor... Pirates are held for trial...

Item #685321

April 02, 1720

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 2, 1720  This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be had, and is a nice display issue as such.

Among the various reports within are: "Last week some Pirates, brought over from the East Indies, were, after their examination by the Judge Advocate at Doctors Commons, committed to the Marthalsea... See More  

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685297

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #685297

March 26, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 26, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, generally in ve... See More  

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$45.00
685248

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #685248

April 14, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 14, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is... See More  

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685206

An early title from London...

Item #685206

November 05, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Nov. 5, 1726  



* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp




A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Amongst the various reports are items on criminals and their crimes. A wealth of advertisements as well, consuming most of pages 3 and 4.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the front page, 9 1/2 by 12 inches,... See More  

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685204

Death of Sir Isaac Newton...

Item #685204

March 25, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, March 25, 1727  



* Death of Sir Issac Newton (very rare)



When it comes to notable deaths of the world, they don't get too much better than this.

Page 2 has a simple, yet powerful report noting simply: "Died, Sir Isaac Newton, the greatest Mathematician that the World ever knew."

Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astr... See More  

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685189

Penitent murderer & rapist warns his spectators to take another course...

Item #685189

October 22, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Oct. 22, 1726  



* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp




A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Page 2 has a report of penitent yet monstrous murderer & rapist: "Last Monday the notorious John Humphrey was executed here...for several rapes and murders...He was very penitent under condemnation, and at the place of ex... See More  

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684955

Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 21, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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684748

Still with the original blue wrappers...

Item #684748
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1769  Rarely do we find such 18th century magazines in their original state--never bound, never trimmed, and with their original blue outer wrappers. Here is one.

Inside the front wrapper is the title/contents have most are familiar with, featuring a very detailed engraving of the London skyline.

Near the back in the "Monthly Chronologer" wit... See More  

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684747

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #684747

November 04, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Nov. 4, 1708 



* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original




From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pri... See More  

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$56.00
684733

Just a three cent reward is offered...

Item #684733

September 07, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1799  various news reports of the day inside with the front page taken up with ads. Among them is a reward advertisement at the bottom of the front page: "Three Cents Reward" for a runaway servant girl, with description. Included is: "...proud, bold and impudent, a noted lyar..." which perhaps deval... See More  

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684732

Just a half a cent reward is offered...

Item #684732

September 24, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1799  Perhaps the best content is the reward advertisement at the bottom of the front page: "Half A Cent Reward" for a runaway apprentice boy, with description. Included is: "...remarkable for being a noted liar..." which perhaps devalues his worth.

Four pages, archival strengthening at the blank ... See More  

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684729

Just a half a cent reward is offered...

Item #684729

September 20, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 20, 1799  Perhaps the best content is the reward advertisement at the bottom of the front page: "Half A Cent Reward" for a runaway apprentice boy, with description. Included is: "...remarkable for being a noted liar..." which perhaps devalues his worth.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$45.00
684728

Did the Yellow Fever epidemic cause this single sheet issue?

Item #684728

September 13, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1799  For whatever reason this is a single sheet issue as the print: "Printed by J. W. Fenno." appears at the bottom of page 2, which always appeared at the bottom of the back page. the Yellow Fever epidemic at the time may have been the reason.

The front page is taken up with ads while news reports are on ... See More  

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$27.00
684722

Reward ads for desertion from the military...

Item #684722

July 15, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, July 15, 1799  Various news of the day including some naval reports on relations with France. There are two: "Twenty Dollars Reward" ads for deserted soldiers with much detail.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$40.00
684687

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #684687

October 15, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 15, 1795 



* Rare 18th century American publication



A volume two issue of this elusive title from Boston which lasted just two years. Various news of the day & a wealth of ads. An "orrery" is a mechanical model of the Solar System that illustrates or predicts the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons, usually according to the h... See More  

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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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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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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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$42.00
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