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686026

Terrific display newspaper from 1789...

Item #686026

August 07, 1789

THE NORWICH PACKET & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Connecticut, Aug. 7, 1789  This must rank among the more beautiful mastheads of the 18th century, and it has been many years since we have been able to offer one. And from the founding year of the federal government with two front page documents signed by George Washington no less.

Most of the first column is taken up with: "An Act Imposing Duti... See More  

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685992

From the early months of our federal government...

Item #685992

July 11, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, NY, July 11, 1789  Page 2 has much on an oration delivered by the Reverend William Rogers before the Penna. State Society of the Cincinnati, and: "...Towards the close of the oration, Mr. Rogers...observed...to blazon the merits of our illustrious Washington, the admired President of these United States--Whom God long preserve! In this short petiti... See More  

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$73.00
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  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 Burgoyne & his defeat at Saratoga, taking several pages & includes: "...The army I commanded... See More  

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$95.00
685715

On the capture of St. Eustatius...

Item #685715

April 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781



* Islands of the Caribbean

* Revolutionary War era




 The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.

Both plates called for are present (see).


Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents ... See More  

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$31.00
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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$53.00
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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$32.00
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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684177

Reflecting on the historic Battle of the Nile...

Item #684177

November 24, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Nov. 24, 1798  Handsome engraving in the masthead. Being of the era of the Napoleonic Wars, it is not surprising that this issue has numerous reports on such. Included are several reports which relate to the historic Battle of the Nile,

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition. Full red tax stamp on the back page.... See More  

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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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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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$47.00
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
683826

The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

Item #683826

June 26, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1799  The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a:... See More  

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683678

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #683678

October 31, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 31, 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 several front page reports concerning the epidemic including numbers of recent deaths from the fever.

Four pages, never-trimmed, irregular at the spine margin.

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683526

An insurrection among the American troops?

Item #683526

August 30, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 30, 1777  Page 3 has a report from London noting in part:"...report was eagerly circulated...that an insurrection had happened at Philadelphia; that General Howe had been invited thither by the Royalists and Quakers, who had risen in great numbers for Government; that General Howe had sent Sir William Erskine to their support but that Mr. Washington... See More  

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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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683461

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #683461

July 12, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, July 12, 1753 



* Rare Colonial New York original

* Short lived publication




This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

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at a reasonable price a very e... 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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683414

Over 300 years old...

Item #683414

June 10, 1718

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 10, 1718 



* Early 18th century



This single sheet newspaper is over 300 years old. It contains various news from London and other parts of Europe. Some advertisements on the back page as well.

This title is the world's oldest continuously published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still in existence today.

Complete as a sing... See More  

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683390

Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #683390

May 02, 1794

Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud.  Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.

There is a "dateline" at the middle: "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More  

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683380

Convicts shipped off to America...

Item #683380

May 23, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728 



* Convicts to American plantations



The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the Ame... See More  

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683375

Payments to Loyalists... Death of Tippoo...

Item #683375

June 27, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786  Inside has: "American Loyalists"  which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More  

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683373

A handsome newspaper... grave digger arrested...

Item #683373

April 01, 1718

THE POST BOY, London, April 1, 1718  



* Rare publication

* Nice masthead




A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page contains an article "On Saturday Night the Assizes ended at Kingston, where 15 Persons received Sentence of Death... The Grave-Digger of S. Saviours, who was convicted of stealing dead Bodies out of their Graves, was fined ... See More  

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683371

Unusual format... red tax stamp...

Item #683371

August 29, 1717

THE EVENING POST, London, Aug. 29, 1717  This was the newspaper upon which the word "evening" first appeared in any newspaper title when it began in 1706. A very handsome issue which has a very interesting & unusual format. Much news from Europe on pages 1 and 2, with half of page 3 being blank, with a nice red tax stamp, and over half of the back page blank.

Four pages, never ... See More  

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683369

Two opinions on how peace should be negotiated... Building a navy...

Item #683369

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782 



* Ending the Revolutionary War ? peace ?



All of the front page & part of page 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.

Pg. 3 includes: "The... See More  

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683364

"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #683364

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Co... See More  

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683353

On Washington military ranking... Ben Franklin on Captain Cook...

Item #683353
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1795 

The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands...".

Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British military, and inc
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683299

News from Jamaica...

Item #683299

December 01, 1792

JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Dec. 1, 1792 



* Rare 18th century publication

* With red ink tax stamp




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 o... See More  

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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 



* Rare 18th century publication



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.... 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 



* 18th century original



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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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 



* Rare publication



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).

Fou... 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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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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683141

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

Item #683141

February 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1793 



* Runaway slave - Negro ad



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 l... 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.

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683138

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #683138

February 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1794  



* Benjamin Franklin's grandson as publisher



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... See More  

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683113

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #683113

April 13, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 13, 1795 



* Rare publication



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, nice condition.

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683026

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

Item #683026

January 20, 1753

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Jan. 20, 1753 



* Rare 18th century title

* 269+ year old publication




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... See More  

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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 



* Commodore John Byron

* HMS Dolphin

* World voyage




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.... See More  

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683004

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

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 



* Two President John Adams script signatures

* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards

* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital

* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature




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 regu... 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. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his ... See More  

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682997

Rare 18th century American publication....

Item #682997

October 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition... See More  

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682893

Handsome masthead... The French Revolution...

Item #682893

January 24, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.

Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis X... See More  

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682836

Kentucky & navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #682836

April 27, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY GAZETTE, April 27, 1795  



* 18th century Kentucky

* Mississippi River




Page 2 ha a lengthy letter signed by Isaac Shelby, governor of Kentucky, which includes near the beginning: "...progress of the negotiation now depending between the United States of America and the court of Madrid respecting the navigation of the Mississippi...".... See More  

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682825

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #682825

April 03, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, April 3, 1795  Close to half of the back page is taken up with: "An ACT...." of Congress relating to duties on refined sugar, signed in type at its conclusion: Go. Washington, President.

Page 3 has a report on the capture of the ship Amsterdam, with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739 



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only pre... See More  

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