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689380

A book on the territories in America...

Item #689380

November 04, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 4, 1686 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



The back page has an advertisement for a book: "The Present State of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America..." with mention of the various colonies, islands, etc.

A single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, a stain at the bottom margins, nice condition.
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689379

Edmond Andros off to America to be governor...

Item #689379

October 25, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 25, 1686 



* Sir Edmund Andros sets sail

* Dominion of New England governor




The back page has a quite rare & notable mention of one of the more famous governors of colonial America, Edmond Andros.

The report, from Deale, England, mentions: "Yesterday sailed out of the Downes the Kings-Fisher, having on board Sir Edmond Andros, His Majesties Go... See More  

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$247.00
689375

Jews not included in the surrender...

Item #689375

October 07, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 7, 1686 



* Morean War

* Jews - Jewish




The back page has a report of a capitulation near Turkey which has a brief Judaica mention: "...The same day the besieged hung out a white flag & sent deputies to the Captain-General; they told him that seeing God was against them, they had resolved to surrender the place, with all the cannon, ammunition, ... See More  

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$74.00
689374

King James II appoints a new Caribbean governor...

Item #689374

August 19, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 19, 1686  



* King James II of England

* Nathaniel Johnson appointment

* Governor of the Leeward Islands

* Future governor of South Carolina




The back page has a report from Windsor: "His Majesty has been pleased upon the death of Sir William Stapleton, Governor and Captain-General of his Majesties Leeward or Caribbee [Caribbean] Islands in Americ... See More  

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689370

Samuel Johnson is found guilty of sedition and rebellion...

Item #689370

June 24, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 24, 1686  The back page has a report from Westminster noting: "This day Samuel Johnson was brought to tryal at the King's Bench-Bar upon an information of High Misdemeanor, for writing and publishing two scandalous and seditious libels, to excite and stir up His Majesties subjects to sedition and rebellion, and upon a full evidence was found guilty o... See More  

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689369

License needed to be a peddler...

Item #689369

May 17, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, May 17, 1686  Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which enforces the use of a license to be a peddler.

The remainder of the ftpg. and most of the back page are taken up with other reports from Europe, plus there are several advertisements as well.

A single sheet issue, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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$72.00
688863

The Black Act, used to pursue the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin...

Item #688863

April 22, 1727

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1727 



* Highwayman Dick Turpin



The front page, all of page 2 and half of page 3 are taken up with essentially a re-stating of the 'Black Act' of 1723, which made poaching (commonly deer) a capital offense. It was this Act which was used to pursue the infamous Dick Turpin, before he turned to highway robbery.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
688851

Addresses from Massachusetts and Connecticut...

Item #688851

March 17, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 17, 1683 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



The back page has a report from "Whitehall" noting: "There have been presented to His Majesty, very Loyal Addresses from the governor and council of New Plimouth, in behalf of the General Court there and the Colony. And from the Governor and General Assembly of the C... See More  

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688180

Over 293 years old...

Item #688180

October 07, 1729

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 7, 1729



* 18th Century original

* Over 291 years old



This newspaper is 293 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Complete as a single sheet, measuring ab
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$32.00
687385

Congress responds to the King's Proclamation that the colonies are in open rebellion...

Item #687385

December 21, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE or the ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dec. 21, 1775  



* King George III of England

* American colonies in rebellion

* U.S. Congress addresses conflict

* American Revolutionary War




Certainly the most historic content is found on page 3, being Congress' response to the King's proclamation of August 23 in which he refused to receive the conci... See More  

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687347

Fate of Col. Hayne... The Asgill Affair... Keep fighting, or not

Item #687347

May 02, 1782

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 2, 1782  



* American Revolutionary War



The front page begins with a lengthy report headed: "Office of Finance" signed by: Robert Morris

Page 2 begins with a very fine & detailed letter from Col. Stewart to Earl Cornwallis dated Sept. 9, 1781, being an account of the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South ... See More  

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687322

The first issue of this Revolutionary War title we have offered...

Item #687322

February 23, 1779

THE ROYAL AMERICAN GAZETTE, New York, February 23, 1779  This is an exceedingly rare title, in fact the very first we have offered. It was published by Alexander and James Robertson, beginning in January, 1777 and existed until some tim in 1783.

Brigham's "History & Bibliography of American Newspapers" notes that just two institutions have this date.

The rarity of the titl... See More  

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686117

A challenge to Napoleon: invade England if you dare...

Item #686117

August 29, 1803

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1803  The entire front page is taken up with a list of "Wholesale Pricers Current, at Boston". Page 2 has much concerning the situation in Europe with Napoleon Buonaparte including an article: "National Spirit" from London, noting in part: "...Let him come then, this Corsican Consul, if he dare. An island gave him birth--it may be the fate of ... See More  

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685811

The surrender of West Florida to the Spanish...

Item #685811
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780  



* West Florida surrendered to Spanish

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




The issue begins with 5 pages of the "Summary of the Debates in Parliament" which includes some discussion of the American situation, one bit noting: "...could see no difference in point of turpitude between an endeavour to detach France from Ameri... See More  

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$60.00
685345

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #685345

December 19, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 19, 1670



* 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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$46.00
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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682998

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #682998

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799 



* 18th century American publication



Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc.

Page 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of hi... See More  

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682847

President Washington makes some appointments...

Item #682847
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1790   Among the articles are: "On the Use of Cosmeticks" "American Natural History...Of the Birds" & much more.

Near the back is a full page plate of music, as well as: "The Gazette" which has the latest news reports from Winchester, Va. New London, and Boston. Also a list of appointments by the President.

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682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675 



* King Philip's War - Metacomet

* New England Colonists vs. Indians

* First war in America (historic)




The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report it was this title.... See More  

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682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #682668

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701 



* Infamous pirate Captain William Kidd

* Historic & extremely rare report

* Execution - hanging




The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and mo
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682561

Quite rare set of the 'North Georgia Gazette & Winter Chronicle'...

Item #682561

March 20, 1820

NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.

A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More  

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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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681513

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1676...

Item #681513

December 14, 1676

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, December 14, 1676



* 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, mea... See More  

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681392

First Woman to fly the Atlantic...

Item #681392

June 04, 1928

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., June 4, 1928 



* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart
* About to make history

* Airplane "Friendship" - 1st stage flight




Less than 13 months after Charles Lindbergh's heralded accomplishment, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to achieve the feat. The top of the front page has a five column headline: "THE FRIENDSHIP HOPS OFF FOR TREPASSEY ... See More  

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680363

Jews are banished from Vienna, Austria...

Item #680363

July 28, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 28, 1670 



* Jews are expelled from Vienna (Austria)

* The synagogue has been removed!

* Extremely rare reporting

* Only the 5th year of L.G.'s publication




The top of the front page has a report from Vienna noting: "The Jews have offered great sums of money to the Emperor to dispence with his order for their banishment, or at least to give le... See More  

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680316

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1681...

Item #680316

March 02, 1681

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 2, 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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680141

Actions of the pirates...

Item #680141

September 15, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 15, 1670  An early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665.

The back page has a report noting: "A privateer of Santa Maura...having one hundred men on board, was twice met by a Tartane & let pass by virtue of a flag of St. Mark which they put up: some days after the same Pyrate landed... See More  

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680128

Ship from Boston has tobacco, sugar and beaver...

Item #680128

December 10, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1666



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had

* Early report re. America - Boston Harbor




 Issues of this very famous title--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--from the year of the Great Fire of London and the final year of the Great Plague, are quite rare.

The front page has a report: "On Fri
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680119

All is good in the American colonies of New England...

Item #680119

October 31, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1667 



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had

* Early New England - America mention




An early issue of this still publishing newspaper which began in 1665.

The back page has a report noting: "...This day came in a vessel from New England, where all things continue in a good condition...".

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 in... See More  

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680097

Lost in the river at Virginia...

Item #680097

December 23, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 23, 1667  



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



A very early issue of this famous title which began in 1665 and still publishes today. The back page has a small report noting: "But Captain lightfoot, late commander of the Elisabeth, lost in the River at Virginia, for his negligence in not performing his duty, was by the Gen... See More  

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680094

Death report from the Great Plague...

Item #680094

January 01, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 7, 1666 (1667 by today's calendar) 



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




An early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1666. This is issue #119.

The front page has a report from Norwich, England, reporting on the deaths from the Great Plague which ... See More  

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680005

Period mention of the great London Fire...

Item #680005

January 28, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 28, 1666 (1667 by today's calendar). 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




It is very rare to find any period mention of the great London Fire of 1666 in newspapers of the day, certainly one reason being the death of publications in print at that time--very few beyond the London Gazette.

The back pag... See More  

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679631

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #679631

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 



* The great plague

* London fire report




One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. 

Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this tit... See More  

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679606

A report on the Great Plague...

Item #679606

June 25, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1666  The front page includes: "...A French vessel is already landed there with 12,000 piece of Eight, and another from Alicant...to pay for the redemption of their captives; the whole will amount to a very considerable sum, the number of Slaves being at the least 2500 each of them to be redeemed at 215 pieces a man...".

There is mention of the... See More  

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679605

Mention of Virginia, and a Great Plague report...

Item #679605

June 18, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 18, 1666 



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had

* Deaths re. the Great Plague

* Very early Virginia mention




Various reports from many locations throughout Europe, many of which are military in nature.

The front page event has mention of the colonies with: "...fleet from Ireland of 38 vessels...passed lately by the mouth of this harbor, an... See More  

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679604

A report on Great Plague from 1666...

Item #679604

June 07, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 7, 1666 



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging, and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

The issue is filled with various reports from throughout Europe, much of it military reporting including an account of what I believe to be the Four Days&... See More  

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679603

Report from the Great Plague of 1666...

Item #679603

May 31, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 31, 1666  



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

The issue is filled with various reports from throughout Europe, much of it military reporting. The bottom of the back page has a death report which ... See More  

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679601

Report from the Great Plague of 1666...

Item #679601

May 10, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 10, 1666  



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

The issue is filled with various reports from throughout Europe, much of it military reporting. A front page item from Falmouth notes: "The ... See More  

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679600

Report from the Great Plague of 1666...

Item #679600

May 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 3, 1666  



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

The issue is filled with various reports from throughout Europe, much of it military reporting. A back page item notes: "...eight persons condemn... See More  

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679599

A Great Plague report from 1666...

Item #679599

April 26, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1666  A notable issue being from the year when the Great Plague was raging, and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

The issue is filled with various reports from throughout Europe, much of it military reporting. The bottom of the back page has a death report which ties it specifically to this significant year: "The Account of this Weeks Bi... See More  

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679596

The Great Plague of 1666...

Item #679596

March 29, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, March 29, 1666 



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had

* Update on the great plague (rare)




Front page news from "Spain" includes: "The Queen of Spain in Acknowledgment of the good services and fidelity of the Servants and Family of the Late King....".

From "Venice" is a report stating, in part: "We have very great p... See More  

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678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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677737

The French surrender Alexandria...

Item #677737

October 22, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE--EXTRAORDINARY, England, Oct. 22, 1801  



* Capitulation of Alexandria

* French expedition of Egypt




This "extra" edition--published outside the regular printing schedule to get historic news into the hands of the public quickly--notes on the front page, with a dateline of "Head-Quarters, Camp before Alexandria, Sept. 5, 1801" fro Egypt, includes: &... See More  

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677732

England and the U.S. formally exchange the ratified Jay Treaty...

Item #677732

October 31, 1795

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1795  



* The ratified Jay Treaty

* England & U.S. exchange




Page 3 has a report of the formal exchange of the recently ratified Jay Treaty by the two Secretaries of State.

Datelined at Downing St., it notes: "The Ratifications of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between His Majesty and the United States of America, signed the ... See More  

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677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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676665

Friendly address to the Jews... Capitulation of Guadalupe...

Item #676665
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759  Among the articles are a continued: "Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland" "Friendly Address to the Jews" which takes a full page; "Articles of Capitulation between their Excellencies & the Inhabitants of Guadelupe, etc." and "Gazette Account of the Taking of Guadaloupe" which takes more than ... See More  

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675395

A hurricane in Virginia reported in a 1668 newspaper...

Item #675395

April 13, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 13, 1668 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Early America report - Virginia storm




The front page has a report: "This day arrived a vessel of this place from Virginia, confirming the report of much damage they have there received by a hurricane."

Rare to find such an early news item from America on the front pa... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783."

It reads in part:... See More  

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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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672696

Mention of Newfoundland and the West Indies in a 1697 newspaper...

Item #672696

July 05, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 5, 1697 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



The first column of the front page has a few mentions of the "new world" amongst shipping notices, including: "The ships of the Flora, which returned lately from the West Indies, are now unlading...6 English merchant ships bound home and one for Newfoundland..." a... See More  

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