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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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$38.00
659676

Details on the capture of General Lee...

Item #659676

February 13, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 13, 1777  Page 3 has reports from America including: "...dispatches from Rhode Island...said to be very satisfactory & that General Lee was taken prisoner..." and what follows are the details on how he was captured. Then: "...that she had prisoner on board Gen. Lee, who was taken by Col. Harcourt in a house in Phila.; that he delivered... See More  

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659640

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #659640

January 01, 1756

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1756 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for reviving & continuing an Act for the Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their persons...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, very... See More  

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$35.00
659534

Displayable plate... BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven...

Item #659534
From the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  The print is of "A Design for a BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven Drawn by Mr. Samuel Bream". This is the print only, not the complete magazine, which would very nice framed. See photo for details.

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659531

Anti-Jacobite Creed... The importance of Nova Scotia...

Item #659531
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1748  The issue begins with an: "Extract of a Letter Giving an Account of a Survey of the N. West Coast of England..." with a small print on page 2 (see). Also in this issue: "Of the Invention of Shorthand" with a full page of characters of words (see); "An Anti-Jacobite's Creed, Alluding to Indiscriminate Charges in ... See More  

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659525

North Carolina General Assembly is dissolved...

Item #659525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1770  Among the articles are: "Difficulty of Explaining the Scripture" "Origin of Rhyming" "Reasons Against a New War" 'History & Antiquity of Berkley Castle" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. There is a brief mention of ... See More  

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659477

Great on the Battle of Long Island... Bravery of Benedict Arnold...

Item #659477

November 28, 1776

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 28, 1776  Page 3 has most of a column taken up with fine detail on the historic Battle of Long Island, in which British forces inflicted a crushing defeat on Washington's army.

Other fine content concerning the situation in America. A few bits include: "...that Gen. Howe...proceeded up the North River and...made good his landing without the los... See More  

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659470

New York is captured...

Item #659470

November 14, 1776

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 14, 1776  Page 3 begins with a letter concerning the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...New  York is taken...that General Howe is in possession of the remains of that city and its island; that the position of the King's army was with its right towards Horens-Hook, on the East River...the rebel army in front occupying the ground with ext... See More  

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659442

John Hancock... "Extraordinary" issue is included...

Item #659442

July 01, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 1, 1790  Page 2 has a lengthy Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. This is followed by the: "Address of the House of Representatives to His Excellency JOHN HANCOCK, Esquire, Governour of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts".

Included as well is the single sheet: "Extraordin... See More  

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659434

An "Extraordinary" issue of this title, with three Acts signed by John Hancock...

Item #659434

April 20, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Boston, April 20, 1790 



* John Hancock acts signed

* Massachusetts governor




An uncommon single sheet "Extra" printing outside the regular cycle of this newspaper.

Half of the front side is taken up with 3 Acts of the Mass. Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: John Hancock.

Half of the back is taken up with ads including fiv... See More  

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659426

Four documents signed in type by John Hancock...

Item #659426

February 18, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Feb. 18, 1790 



* John Hancock signed in type



Most of the front page is taken up with lengthy & detailed reports of: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States".

Page 3 contains four "Resolves" from the Mass. Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: John Hancock.

Four pages... See More  

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659407

Black-bordered issue for the death of this newspaper's editor...

Item #659407

January 07, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 7, 1790 



* 18th century American publication

* Death of it's newspaper editor




All four pages are bordered in wide "mourning" rules for the recent death of this newspaper's editor, John Nourse. Page 3 has a black-bordered report beginning: "On Saturday last, died at Salem, of a lingering illness, Mr. ... See More  

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659398

Indians want peace...

Item #659398

April 08, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 8, 1795  Page 3 has a report beginning: "Dispatches from General Wayne...inform that the famous Shawnees Chief called Blue Jacket, with a number of Chiefs and Warriors belonging to the Shawanees and Delawares, arrived at Head-Quarters...bearing a flag and suing for peace..." with more.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, various... See More  

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659397

Reports on the Indians...

Item #659397

April 22, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 22, 1795 



* Uncommon title

* Native Americans




Page 3 has a report from "Pittsburgh" prefaced with: "We are informed that a party of land-jobbers from the neighbourhood of Whelin [Wheeling?], have returned there & brought in with them an Indian Scalp. The circumstances as related to us are as follows:..." and... See More  

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659391

Indian troubles near Fort Hamilton...

Item #659391

May 06, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 6, 1795 



* Northwest Indian War

* Fort Hamilton - Ohio

* Chief Blue Jacket




Page 3 has 3 reports concerning affairs with Indians near Fort Hamilton (see). Various other news of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a bit of light damp staining, good condition.... See More  

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659371

Early on the Shakers... Letter signed by George Washington...

Item #659371

January 27, 1796

THE HERALD, A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 27, 1796  The front page has reports from the: "Federal Legislature - House of Representatives" which carries over to pg. 2. Page 3 has an item beginning: "The Shakers in the neighbourhood of New Leganan Spring...are of late in a great fermentation which seems to indicate an approaching revolution among them...".

The b... See More  

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659368
Item #659368

January 13, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 13, 1796  Much of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with reports from discussions in Congress.

Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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659354

One of the less common 18th century American titles...

Item #659354

July 25, 1793

THE DIARY; OR LOUDON'S REGISTER, New  York, July 25, 1793 



* Uncommon 18th  century American publication



Page 2 has a report headed: "Pittsburgh"  being a letter from a man on his way to a treaty with Indians, 36 miles above Niagara.

Other news reports from America and Europe as well.

One of the less common 18th century American titles.

Four pages, never-... See More  

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659330

On the historic Funding Act... Building the Cape Henry lighthouse... Much more...

Item #659330

October 06, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 6, 1790   The back page has not one, but two documents from the "Treasury Department" concerning carrying into effect the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government would assume the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

The back page also has a "Treasury Department"
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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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659289

Signed by Washington, Adams & Jefferson... Death of Israel Putnam...

Item #659289

June 12, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., June 12, 1790 



* First 3 presidents of the United States

* Israel Putnam "Old Put" death

* Battle of Bunker Hill fame




A page 2 report announces the death of: " ...that justly celebrated hero, Patriot and Philanthropist, ISRAEL PUTNAM...", plus some details about the funeral.

The top of page 3 has a Congressional Resolve headed w... See More  

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659281

Act of Congress signed by Washington, and a letter to the Quakers signed by Washington...

Item #659281

April 17, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, April 17, 1790 



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Thomas Jefferson

* Letter to Quakers - address to Congress




Page 3 has an Act of Congress for regulating duties on imports, signed in type: John Adams, George Washington & Thomas Jefferson.

The back page has a lengthy address from a deputation of the "Society of Free-Quakers&q... See More  

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659278

George Washington's signed response... Where to set the nation&#x27;s capital?

Item #659278

March 20, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 20, 1790  Pages 1 & 2 have continuing coverage of discussions in Congress from the first year of the government's existence.

Page 2 has an address from the "Intendant and Wardens of the City of Charleston, South Carolina to George Washington..." congratulating him on his "unanimous appointment" to "...the first ma... See More  

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659236

End the war in America!

Item #659236

November 11, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 11, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The back page begins with a letter: "To the Merchants, Manufacturers, & Others Affected by the American War" which is a plea to end the war. It contains: "To petition our superiors for redress, or to reason with them is in vain. They are only to be influenced by... See More  

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659233

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...".

The back ... See More  

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659218

Terrific account of the Bon Homme Richard vs. the Serapis: John Paul Jones' historic victory...

Item #659218

October 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 14, 1779  Certainly the prime and most historic content in this issue is the terrific page 1 and 2 report concerning the famous naval battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs. the Serapis "starring" John Paul Jones.

The report is primarily a lengthy & very detailed letter--taking over one-quarter of the front page & concluding on page 2--sign... See More  

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659157

Very rare map of Plymouth Sound, England...

Item #659157

August 24, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 24, 1779 



* Revolutionary War era

* Plymouth Sound, England map




The prime feature of this issue has to be the very rare map of Plymouth Sound in England headed: "The following is an exact View and Plan of the Harbour & Neighbouring High Lands near Plymouth, with the Situation  of the Enemies Fleet as they bore on Tuesday the 17th Ins... See More  

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659142

On the victory at Charleston plus so much more...

Item #659142

August 12, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 12, 1779  The ftpg. has a brief bit: "...A letter from New York...says that Gen. Prevost has been obliged to retreat from before Charles Town, but had got safe back to Fort Beaufort without the loss of any men...".

Pages 3 & 4 have much war reporting including: "...That Gen. Prevost had summoned the inhabitants of Charles Town to surr... See More  

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659128

America should be free and independent...

Item #659128

July 20, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 20, 1779  The back page has some reports from America on the Revolutionary War, a few bits including: "...that it is for the interest of mankind, America should be free and independent. It will become a happy asylum for the oppressed subjects of all the arbitrary Princes in the world..." with more. And another item includes: "The recalling... See More  

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659122

Rest of Europe supports American independence...

Item #659122

July 06, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 6, 1779  Page 3 has over a full column on: "To the People of England" which begins: "The fate of America being now finally decided against this country, it behooves you to look deeply, & carefully, into your internal situation & the views & designs of Europe whose general interest it undoubtedly is to maintain & support the... See More  

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659109

Interesting debates in the House of Commons on the war in America...

Item #659109

May 04, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 4, 1779  Page 3 has some lengthy reporting on discussions in the "House of Commons" which include much on the state of the war in America including the examination of the actions of various military officers. One bit notes: "...hoped for a successful campaign; this was at a time when the rebellion was almost crushed & when, if the Gener... See More  

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659103

General Lincoln occupying Georgia...

Item #659103

April 03, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, April 3, 1779  Page 3 has a letter from Charleston which includes: "We learn that General Lincoln with 7000 regular troops has taken possession of several advantageous posts between the British forces and the town of Savannah. General Moultrie, with a large body of militia, is also marched to oppose General Campbell as he advances and the whole province ... See More  

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659060

The Department of State is created...

Item #659060

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789   Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

Holding true to this statement,... See More  

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659024

Senate congratulates Washington on his election... Washington's letter to the Lutherans...

Item #659024

May 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, May 20, 1789  On pg. 2 under "Proceedings of Congress" are the proceedings the House of Representative from the first session of the first Congress under the Constitution. This Congressional coverage carries over to page 3 where there is interesting discussion from May 19 concerning the various Cabinet posts, including: "...the first obje... See More  

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658969

General Greene is highly esteemed... Washington in a very strong situation...

Item #658969

December 31, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 31, 1778  The front page has some reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "General Green, who now commands in New England, is the person whom the Americans look up to as their leader if Mr. Washington should die or be rendered incapable of service. Though but a young man & as yet only 32 years of age, he is esteemed one of the best o... See More  

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658968

Letter to the King very critical of being in the war... Situation is bad in America?

Item #658968

December 29, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778  The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Ame... See More  

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658936

The Massacre at Tappan... Wealth of other great reporting...

Item #658936

December 03, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 3, 1778  The ftpg. has over a full column taken up with a letter from General H. Clinton the Lord G. Germain as well as to the U.S. Congress concerning America not fulfilling the treaty agreements concerning captured soldiers from their victory over Burgoyne at Saratoga. The response from Congress was terse: "Your letter of the 19th was laid before ... See More  

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658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782  Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and Thomas Fraser, Brig. General, commander of  the troops of his Britannic Majesty".

This was a ... See More  

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658847

Reaction to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658847

March 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782  Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More  

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658846

Criticizing the King's speech... British snobbish after Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #658846

March 19, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782 



* re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender

* King George III speech criticized




Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the ... See More  

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658845

Criticizing the King's speech... Independence is not to be granted...

Item #658845

March 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 12, 1782 



* George III of the United Kingdom

* American independence in question




A full column on the ftpg. & a full column on page 2 are taken up with: "Common Sense on the King of England's Speech" in which the king stubbornly refuses to admit defeat with the situation in America.

This commentary p... See More  

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658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown




The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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658842

News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...

Item #658842

February 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War closing events

* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... See More  

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658840

Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658840

January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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$430.00
658811

From just before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658811

February 28, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The front page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial... See More  

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658805

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658805

February 20, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the ... See More  

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658804

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658804

February 18, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the ... See More  

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658803

An honored gift for George Washington...

Item #658803

February 16, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Page 2 has an item from Virginia: "An ACT to Amend the Act entitled, 'An Act for Vesting in George Washington, ... See More  

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658796

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658796

January 28, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial p... See More  

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658795

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658795

January 27, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial p... See More  

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$38.00
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