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662358

Acts of the Pennsylvania legislature...

Item #662358

October 03, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 3, 1791  The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Public Buil... See More  

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$45.00
662303

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #662303

June 21, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 21, 1803 



* Parson Weems book advertisement

* President George Washington biography




The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the Hist... See More  

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$30.00
662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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$545.00
662285

Battle of the Cedars, a truce meeting with Washington, and much more...

Item #662285

July 27, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Canada campaign

* John Hancock & George Washington




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More  

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$720.00
662284

British plan for conquering America... British soldiers complain... A price on Washington's head...

Item #662284

November 11, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775 



* American Revolutionary War at the beginning

* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley

* General George Washington bounty




Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More  

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$600.00
662168

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662168

May 30, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 30, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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$67.00
661887

Selling building lots in Washington, D.C...

Item #661887

September 23, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 23, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land lots for sale

* Early United States government era




The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the ... See More  

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661864

Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #661864

April 18, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803 



* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart




The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiber... See More  

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$26.00
661836

Indian troubles... Angry at the tax collectors...

Item #661836

June 13, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill ... See More  

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$170.00
661835

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper.....

Item #661835

November 19, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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$410.00
661535

The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 



* The New England Restraining Act

* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England

* John Hancock gets married




Taking nearly one-third of the front page  and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More  

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$940.00
661436

George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More  

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$665.00
661422

Howe's Proclamation... The trouble with war...

Item #661422

March 18, 1778

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in par... See More  

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$355.00
661020

The "humble" beginnings of Stephen Girard...

Item #661020

October 17, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792  The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" [The Society of Cincinnati] calling for a meeting of the standing committee (see image). The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise (inclu... See More  

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$85.00
661013

Naval battle between the Americans & British... Franklin the 'old fox'...

Item #661013

January 03, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, January 3, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engravin... See More  

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$375.00
660785

The 1st African-American slave to formally practice medicine...

Item #660785
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 



* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine

* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability

* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord




The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More  

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$325.00
660596

The Revolutionary War...

Item #660596

June 20, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 20, 1775 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for alterin
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$545.00
660480

Dunlap & Claypoole's...

Item #660480

November 30, 1792

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1792 



* Runaway slave ads



The front page is filled with ads including 23 illustrated ship ads. A few more inside as well.

Various news of the day inside, plus more ads including at least two "Four Dollar Reward" ads, one for a runaway mulatto slave.

Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, great c... See More  

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$47.00
660470

Applying for pension benefits...

Item #660470

January 30, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




Page 2 has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox.

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

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$63.00
660468

Henry Knox formally resigns as Secretary of War...

Item #660468

January 03, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 3, 1795 



* Henry Knox resignation

* U.S. Secretary of War

* George Washington




Page 3 has  report noting: "On Wednesday General Henry Knox resigned the office of Secretary of the United States for the Department of War, after  having filled that station under the old Congress & the present government, for a period of nea... See More  

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$169.00
660450

Vermont extends thanks to the President: Washington's response...

Item #660450

December 16, 1796

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1796  Page 2 has an address of  the Vermont Legislature to the President, offering thanks for his public service. Following this is his response signed in type: Go. Washington.

A quite rare title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 43 years. It published for exactly one year.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice ... See More  

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$117.00
660447

Scarce title from Philadelphia...

Item #660447

December 14, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



A quite rare title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

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

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$82.00
660430

Scarce title with a Washington letter...

Item #660430

January 16, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1797



* Rare 18th century American publication

* President George Washington letter




 A scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

The front page has a letter to George Washington offering congratulations for his public service (concluded in a future issue). Page 3 has a ... See More  

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$140.00
660423

Washington to Congress concerning Spain...

Item #660423

December 28, 1793

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Dec. 28, 1793  Page 2 contains various reports from Congress which includes a letter from the President to Congress on relations with Spain, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small piece from a bottom blank margin, great condition.

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$68.00
660419

Washington's letter to Congress...

Item #660419

April 28, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 28, 1794 



* President George Washington



Page 2 contains a letter from the President to Congress concerning a letter from the British ambassador relating to land near Vincennes, signed in type: G. Washington.

Much reporting from Congress as well.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.... See More  

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$67.00
660416

Celebrating Washington's birthday...

Item #660416

May 23, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 23, 1794  Page 2 contains a letter written to Congress by the President concerning relations with England, signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 3 has a report noting the birthday of the President and includes the 15 toasts to his honor.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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$89.00
660412

President George Washington on the Embargo...

Item #660412

April 03, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 3, 1794 



* President George Washington

* Message to Congress re. Embargo




Page 2 contains a message from the President to the Congress concerning the Embargo, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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$70.00
660411

Acts signed by President George Washington...

Item #660411

March 31, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 31, 1794 



* U.S. presidents sign acts of Congress



Page 2 begins with two Acts of the U.S. Congress, each signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams.

The back page has a notice headed: "War Department" concerning applying for pension for those injured from the Revolutionary War, signed i... See More  

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$105.00
660385

Disputed boundary between East and West Florida...

Item #660385

June 13, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams

* Early Florida boundary




Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and c... See More  

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$76.00
660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$45.00
660004

Washington crosses the Delaware... Franklin vs. Howe...

Item #660004
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 



* General George Washington

* Crosses - crossing the Delaware




The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of
... See More  

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$470.00
659995

Four signed letters from Washington, one from Benedict Arnold, and so much more...

Item #659995

September 16, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 16, 1777  A great issue for American content as the entirety of page 2 is taken up with: "Authentic Intelligence from America".

Most of the content can be seen in the photos as too much to detail here, but a few comments regarding events at Lake George; mention that: "...300 Tories belonging to General Delancy's brigade at Fort Indep... See More  

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$135.00
659903

Why England should quit the war in America...

Item #659903

June 28, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The ftpg. has some news items including: "...That Philadelphia is too strong to be attempted on any side. That Mr. Washington has removed from Morristown to Bound Brook...Mr. Washington is, by his new position, between 8 and 9 miles nearer to New York. That Lord Cornwallis is... See More  

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$59.00
659900

Philadelphia cannot be taken by the British...

Item #659900

June 19, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 19, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The front page has: "The news from America...is that there has been an action between the King's troops and the Provincials in the Jerseys...General Howe is advancing forward with 10,000 men...that should there be 20,000 they could not succeed against Philadelphia...so ma... See More  

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$54.00
659755

Great article on the kindness of Native Americans...

Item #659755

October 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 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.

Inside has over a full page taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Philadelphia" on "Indian Generosity and Humanity", an uncommonly nice, complim... See More  

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$54.00
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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$43.00
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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$930.00
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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$40.00
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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$40.00
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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$36.00
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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$56.00
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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$38.00
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
658730

Notable attempt at price controls during the War... Much fine war content...

Item #658730

July 15, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 15, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #18 issue.

The entire front page & most of the back page are taken up with what one scholar calls: "...one of the most remarkable debates of the Revolution... See More  

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$1,050.00
658713

Great report on enlisting slaves into the military...

Item #658713

June 10, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1779



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #13 issue.

The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentle... See More  

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$765.00
658631

Preparing for the final events at Yorktown... Tragic case of Col. Isaac Haynes...

Item #658631

October 02, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sun... See More  

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$475.00
657581

Thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #657581

August 28, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 28, 1795  A very decorative masthead which includes an engraving of Canterbury Cathedral.

Page 2 has: "American Treaty - Extract of a Letter form a Merchant in Philadelphia to His Son in London" which has comments on the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on pg. 3, nice condition.

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$29.00
657569

A substitute for British tea... Letter to the ladies of North America...

Item #657569
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Jan. 4, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning the finding of "hyperion or Labrador tea" in the colonies, of special interest given the recent non-importation of tea from England.

Also an item noting: "By letters from Philadelphia we are credibly informed that a number of new buildings are going to ... See More  

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$44.00
657330

Census report from New Jersey...

Item #657330
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves" (see). There is also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", column
... See More  

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$39.00
656901

General Hull's historic Proclamation to the people of Canada...

Item #656901

August 03, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1812 



* General William Hull proclamation

* To the inhabitants of Canada




Reports include: "Commodore Rodgers' Squadron" "From Halifax" "Latest From Baltimore" "Fate of War" "United States' Frigate Constitution" and more items on the War of 1812.

Perhaps the most notable cont... See More  

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$48.00
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