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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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$39.00
684895

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684895

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799 



* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War



The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served ag... See More  

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$49.00
684794

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1681...

Item #684794

February 13, 1681

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 1681



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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 complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$44.00
684348

17th century from London... 1681 original...

Item #684348

October 18, 1682

THE OBSERVATOR, London, Oct. 18, 1682



* Woman publisher



This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of this issue is that th... See More  

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$47.00
684249

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1673...

Item #684249

June 16, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 16, 1673



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had



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 complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/... See More  

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684247

1st post-war Times Square Ball in 1946...

Item #684247

January 01, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 1, 1946



* Times Square Ball - New Year's Eve

* 1st post-World War II celebration




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "NOISIEST THRONGS SINCE '41 WELCOME NEW YEAR IN CITY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 3 with related photo. Great to have in this NYC publication.

Complete with 40 pages, rag edition in v... See More  

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$45.00
684157

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #684157

June 21, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, June 21, 1746 



* Rare 18th century title

* Nice masthead




An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches,... See More  

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$33.00
684156

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

Item #684156

April 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 3, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale advertisements




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 i... See More  

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684007

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #684007

April 25, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 25, 1670



* 18th century watermark of a crown

* Among the Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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 ... See More  

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$52.00
683972

1781 military pay document...

Item #683972

December 12, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 12, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Thirteen Shillings".

Measures 6 by 5 inches, lightly inked, archival mend on the back side, genera... See More  

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$110.00
683520

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #683520

March 31, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 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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683451

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

Item #683451

September 21, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 21, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads.

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

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

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

The back page is full of ads as well including two reward ads for runaways.

Four pages, purple-tinted staining does not affect readability, otherwise in good conditi... See More  

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683305

Considerable reporting on the trouble with Indians in America...

Item #683305

November 07, 1682

THE LOYAL PROTESTANT and TRUE DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE, or, NEWS both from City and Countrey.  London, April 26, 1681  Printed just below the masthead: "Published to prevent False, Scandalous and Seditious Reports." This is one of the very scarce titles from the 17th century as I believe we have only offered a few in the past 46 years.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by ... See More  

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683299

News from Jamaica...

Item #683299

December 01, 1792

JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Dec. 1, 1792  Two wood engravings in the masthead and a red tax stamp on the front page. Mostly European reports however page 3 has some detail concerning the growing sugar-maple cultivation in New Your and Pennsylvania.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small repaired loss at the bottom of the blank spine not touching any text, nice condition.

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683298

From Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, not commonly offered...

Item #683298

February 04, 1786

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Feb. 4, 1786  A handsome newspapers not commonly encountered on the collector market, with news events mostly from the United Kingdom but elsewhere in Europe as well. A wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a full red tax stamp on the front page, nice condition.

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$28.00
683297

"A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace"...

Item #683297

December 16, 1746

THE DAILY GAZETTEER, OR LONDON ADVERTISER, England, December 11, 1746  The phrase: "A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace" is boldly printed in the middle of the masthead. An interesting newspaper from this pivotal year of the Jacobite Rebellion. The back page has a brief yet notable report: "It is said the Lord Lovat will this day be impeached of High Treason at the Bar of the Hou... See More  

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683273

Printed just before the Stamp Act...

Item #683273

June 14, 1764

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE OR THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, June 14, 1764  Typical news of the day from the year before the hated Stamp Act too effect in the American colonies.

Four pages, some foxing mostly near the margins, minor repairs at the spine.

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683255

Reports relating to the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683255

August 05, 1783

THE YORK COURANT, England, Aug. 5, 1783  This is a title we rarely have an opportunity to offer. The front page has a letter to Sir Guy Carleton at New York concerning the recapture of the Bahama Islands. Page 2 has a few reports concerning the end of the war, and work on the treaty of peace. Close-trimming affects some words.

Four pages, close-trimmed at the bottom margin affects some words... See More  

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683254

Quite rare & early newspaper... An encounter with highwaymen...

Item #683254

January 01, 1736

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, Jan. 1, 1735-6  A very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 15 in.). 

This title only published for just 4 years. A few essays plus a good variety of news reports of the day including a page 3 report of a stagecoach passenger's encounter with highwaymen (robbers).

Four pages, wide, never-trim... See More  

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683252

London life, at the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683252

May 06, 1783

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, May 6, 1783  As might be expected the news reports are almost entirely European, just the end of the Revolutionary War. No war-related reports are within.

Four pages, good condition.

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683250

Furs from Detroit & vicinity...

Item #683250

February 26, 1763

THE IPSWICH JOURNAL, England, Feb. 26, 1763  Certainly one of the less common 18th century British titles. News reports are mostly from and about Europe but page 2 has: "Yesterday 37 ships from Virginia, Jamaica, Maryland, Guadalupe and Gibraltar arrived in the River. They write from Philadelphia that the furs brought into Albany this year, only from Detroit and those quarters, amount to... See More  

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683248

From Birmingham, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #683248

September 14, 1772

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Sept. 14, 1772  This is the only18th century title we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a full red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Some ink stains, minor dirtiness, generally good condition.

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683245

From Dublin, Ireland... Ships in North America...

Item #683245

February 11, 1758

PUE'S OCCURRENCES, Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 11, 1758  An early Irish newspaper with news from various corners of Europe. Page 3 has two Proclamations by the Mayor of Dublin. Other Irish & European news reports.

Four pages, 10 1/2 by 17 inches, never-trimmed margins, scattered foxing, generally good condition.

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683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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683209

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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683207

Map of the Balkan Peninsula... Turkey, Bulgaria, and more...

Item #683207
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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683169

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #683169

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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683160

Comic solution for a troubled bridge...

Item #683160

May 15, 1792

THE MAIL OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 15, 1792  The front page has a piece concerning a bridge to be built across the Potomac at Georgetown which is somewhat comic. The back page has an illustrated ad for: "Whips & Canes" by John McAlllister, with details.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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683141

Indians, the French Revolutionary, Henry Knox, and more...

Item #683141

February 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1793  On the front page: "On the Happiness Attainable in the Last Moments of Life". Page 3 has a letter: "...from Rochdebout, on the Ottawa River, or Miami of Lake Erie..." which begins: "I congratulate you on the agreement of the council of the confederated Tribes, to the listed proposals of peace from you... See More  

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683139

Letter from General Anthony Wayne's army...

Item #683139

November 17, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1794  As the title would suggest there is a great wealth of advertising, but half of pages 2 & 3 have news reports including a descriptive letter: "...from an Officer in General Wayne's Army". The back page features 30 illustrated ship ads along with 2 runaway reward ads.

Four pages, never-trimme... See More  

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683138

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #683138

February 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1794  This issue was published by Benjamin Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson. The front page is filled with ads including a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Dutch servant boy, with details. Page 4 has 5 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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683133

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #683133

April 24, 1707

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1728 and 1733. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More  

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$112.00
683128

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #683128

January 06, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Jan. 6, 1679  A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade.... See More  

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683127

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #683127

April 14, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 14, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day with a partial red tax stamp on page 3.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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683125

Handsome masthead...

Item #683125

June 30, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, June 30, 1798  Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are almost entirely from England but a few items from elsewhere in Europe. Nice red tax stamp on the front page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few good condition.

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683123

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #683123

August 07, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 7, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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683113

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #683113

April 13, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 13, 1795  A volume one issue of this elusive title from Boston which lasted just two years. Various news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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$42.00
683112

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #683112

November 09, 1781

A hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Nov. 9, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay Capt. Lee Lay thirty pounds in bill of this state and charge the state...Nov. 14, 1781" with two signatures.

Measures 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, totally handwritten, very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated less than a month after Cornwallis' surrender.&n... See More  

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$145.00
683108

Ten London newspapers from 1782...

Item #683108

October 15, 1782

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, England, 1782  A lot of ten issues from 1782, the year before the treaty ending the Revolutionary War was ratified. A wealth of news reports of the day but I do not find anything noteworthy concerning America.

Each is complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, handsome engraving in the masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, some foxing, some margin w... See More  

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683103

Washington's state-of-the-union address... John Wesley in Savannah...

Item #683103
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792  Included under: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which is the full text of Washington's annual state-of-the-union address to Congress, signed at its conclusion: G. Washington, and dated Oct. 25, 1791.

Also included is the lengthy article: "Wa... See More  

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$98.00
683042

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #683042

October 24, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 24, 1798  An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.

There are front page articles relating to the epidemic including a report on the number of recent deaths from the fever.

Four pages, never-trimmed, minor rubbing, good condition.... See More  

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683026

A short-lived title 18th century title...

Item #683026

January 20, 1753

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Jan. 20, 1753  An uncommon, essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.

A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page. 

Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, very nice cond... See More  

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683025

One of the most intricately engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #683025

October 19, 1728

THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, Oct. 19, 1728  See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon.

The entire front page is taken up with news reports... See More  

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683024

Map of St. Petersburg... On the Georgia alligator & how Oglethorpe treated them...

Item #683024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 by 10 1/2
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683006

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #683006

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767  Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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683005

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683005

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.".

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683004

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.".

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683002

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #683002

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782  Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston.

Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between G... See More  

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683001

Rare title in original blue wrappers...

Item #683001
THE NEW LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1792  No, this is not the much more common "London Magazine" we often offer (although formatted like it and the 'Gentleman's Magazine'), but a more rare title "New London Magazine" which existed only from 1785 thru 1792. Crane & Kaye (Census of Newspapers 1620-1800) notes that only one American institution has any ... See More  

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$134.00
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