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The battle for Charleston...

Item #674063

April 09, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 9, 1863 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* First Battle of Charleston Harbor

The front page includes: "The Situation In The West" "The Parole of Federal Prisoners" "Latest From the North" "The Fight Opened at Charleston!" "The Attack Commenced!" "Terrific Firing on Both Sides!" &... See More  

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Closing in on Vicksburg... Battle of Port Gibson...

Item #674062

May 23, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 23, 1863  

* Capital of the Confederacy

Among the front page reports: "From Jackson" "From Mississippi--A Fight on Saturday--Burning of Big Black Bridge--Vicksburg Closely Besieged!" "Latest From the North" which includes 2 dispatches each signed in type: U.S. Grant, Major General; plus the text of: "An Act T... See More  

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Lengthy and revealing article on the Mormons...

Item #674049

February 07, 1870

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1870 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Church of Zion - Godbeites

* Latter-day Saints

Page 11 has first column heads: "MORMONISM" "Progress Of the 'New Church of Zion' " "Some Divine and Human Revelations--Text of the Church Constitution--A Lengthy if not Over-Comprehensive Document". The report is datelined from Salt Lake City an... See More  

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Resolutions from the National Colored Convention...

Item #674047

April 16, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 16, 1872 

* National colored convention

Page 5 has over half a column taken up with report from the: "National Colored Convention" "The Resolutions--A Just Tribute To Senator Sumner". The last resolution notes in part: "That, wherever Republicans have betrayed colored constituencies, we recommend that better men be elected to succeed them... See More  

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Nice Uncle Sam political cartoon... Lighthouses...

Item #674045

May 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, May 14, 1875  The entire front page is a large political cartoon: "Uncle Sam's Sensible View Of Wars And rumors Of War" showing him whittling and watching.

Page 5 is entirely taken up with a montage of print showing erection of buildings at the Centennial Exhibition Grounds in Phila. Also five prints of various types of lighthouses.

Eight pages, a ... See More  

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Inaugural address of President Buchanan...

Item #674041

March 10, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, March 10, 1857 

* President James Buchanan

* Inauguration - inaugural address

Over one-third of page 2 is taken up with the: "INAUGURAL MESSAGE" of the president, signed in type by him: James Buchanan. Also on pg. 2 is an editorial on: "The Inaugural", and then a report headed: "The New Cabinet".

Four pages, a few minor margi... See More  

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Curiously worded headline... Civil War generals...

Item #674037

December 05, 1889

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Dec. 5, 1889  An interesting paper if only because of the curious headlines and reporting of a gruesome tragedy. A ftpg. column is headed: "SEVEN MEN ROASTED" "And Dashed to Death in the Minneapolis Tribune Fire" "Dread Details Of The Disaster".

Page 3 has many portraits of Civil War generals from: "Hood's Campaig... See More  

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The Henry Wirz prison warden trial...

Item #674028

September 03, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1865

* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia

The ftpg. has reports concerning the trial of Henry Wirz, the warden of the infamous Andersonville, Georgia, prison camp from during the Civil War.

First column heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Details of the Proceedings on Saturday" "Testimony of a Prisoner... See More  

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"Adventures Among the Indians"...

Item #674026

February 09, 1850

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 9, 1850  The front page features a print of: "The Lost Sister of Wyoming - From Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, 3 folds, various creases, various tears at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Print of hunting kangaroos...

Item #674025

July 30, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 30, 1853  The front page features a print of: "Hunting The Kangaroo In Australia" with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, 3 folds, small hole in the masthead, mild wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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British inciting the Indians to war against the Americans...

Item #674021

March 15, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, March 15, 1808  Page 2 contains an: "Extract of a Letter dated Fort Wayne" which concerns the British inciting the Indians to war against the Americans: "...British nation...have been stirring up the Indians...with seditious, insidious speeches...sent messages & belts to the Indians...telling them they must soon wade up to the ancles in blo... See More  

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Huge print on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson...

Item #674017

March 23, 1868

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRITRE ZEITUNG, New York, 1868  This is a huge, four page foldout centerfold with an expansive view of te impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. This was in the German language edition of Leslie's Illustrated, meant for the German speaking residents of the U.S.

It measures 22 3/4 by 33 inches and is in very nice condition.

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Death of President Polk, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #673988

June 23, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 

* James K. Polk death

* Best title to be had ?

All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk...". Page 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there.

Always nice to have a Pre... See More  

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Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)...

Item #673987

July 19, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1849  The first page carries a report "Fire at Mauch Chunk, (PA.)" (now known as Jim Thorpe. "We have received information of the occurrence of an awful conflagration in our sister town of Mauch Chunck on Sunday. All the business portion of that flourishing borough is in ruins. The loss is estimate at $150,000...".

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Statehood of Wyoming...

Item #673986

July 10, 1890

THE WORLD, New York City, July 10, 1890  Page three heading "Congress Day By Day" reports "Fixing the Wyoming Bill." "The presiding officer of the Senate (Mr. Ingalls) having signed the bill to admit Wyoming it went to the President to-day. He thereupon referred it to the Attorney-General to ascertain if there were any legal objections to its approval."

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Gold Rush of 1849, in an 1848 newspaper...

Item #673979

December 05, 1848


* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one.

A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapi... See More  

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Woodhull & Claflin... The Ku Klux Klan...

Item #673925

November 05, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 5, 1872   The front page has: "The Ku Klux" "Greeley's Friends at Work in Kentucky--They Hang a Man, His Wife, and Daughter to the Same Tree".

Page 2 has: "Woodhull & Claflin" "An Indictment Found Against Them--A Writ of Habeas Corpus for Col. Blood--Arrest of Stephen Pearl Andrews".

Sisters Victoria Woodhull & Te... See More  

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Newspaper for African-Americans...

Item #673918
THE AFRICAN'S FRIEND, Philadelphia, 1st month, 1888

* Rare publication

Subtitled: "For the Promotion of Religion & Morality" and near the top is: "For distribution among the colored people of the Southern States of the United States of America, and Liberia in Africa." The title would suggest that it was sympathetic to the plight of the African Americans, from not ... See More  

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Magazine in the Welsh language...

Item #673915

January 01, 1834

SEREN GOMER, Carmarthen, Wales, Hydref, 1834  A quite uncommon magazine from Wales, totally in the Welsh language. Although commonly spoken in the 19th century, its use had diminished in the 20th century. Efforts are being made to bring it back today.

No date on the front page however a copy of the volume's title page is included to verify the year 1834.

Complete in 32 pages, 5 1/4
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Two prints of early fine engines... Missions near San Antonio...

Item #673912

February 18, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 18, 1854  This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time as the famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857.

Perhaps the best prints of of early fine engines: "Hope Hose Carriage, of Philadelphia, at the Crystal Palace" and: "Representation of Fire Engine No. 38, of New York City".

Other prints include: "I... See More  

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Great buffalo hunting print...

Item #673911

October 07, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1854  A predecessor to Harper's Weekly and in a format very similar to what Harper's would have.

Very ornate masthead, the front page has a very dramatic print: "Bison Hunting" which includes Indians and a related article. Inside has several prints of: "Scenes in the Holy Land", and also: "Rocky Glen at Sing Sing, New ... See More  

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Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #673567

February 06, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1870

* Historic 1st female Wall Street brokerage opens

* Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin sisters

* "The Bewitching Brokers" shatters tradition

The top of the back page has an intriguing report of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

Under the column heads: "WALL STREET AROUSED" "The Female Brokers--The ... See More  

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Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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Very early report of the California gold rush...

Item #672636

September 30, 1848

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT (Greensboro), North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1848 

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page 3 contains a notable report, being the first report in this newspaper of the discovery of gold in California.

With a small heading: "Gold Fever in California" the report includes: "The gold mania rages in California & the whole population hav... See More  

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Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672553

February 15, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 15, 1800

* Paul Revere

* Board of Health

The top of the front page has a report from  the: "Board of Health" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally strengthened at the irregular spine, good condition.... See More  

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The Indians declare war...

Item #672095

August 21, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 1813  Inside has: "Indian Declaration of War" which is a: "...literal translation of the Declaration of War by the Six Nations Against the British in Canada". Also: Creek Indians" which takes a full page, then: "Events of the War" which takes about 6 pages & includes a letter from the Lower Sandusky, one from &quo... See More  

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Was U.S. Grant killed?

Item #671833

July 23, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 23, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are:  "The Great Contest: General Sherman's Operations" "Life In Kentucky--Guerrillas & Other Vermin..." "A Private Soldier's Letter" "The Late Raid--The Fight at Harper's Ferry" "Rebel News--Joe Johnston Superseded by Gen. Hood--Alleged Deat
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Horrid murders by Indians... War of 1812...

Item #671565

June 13, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 13, 1812  Several pages are taken up with correspondence & documents between the United States and England relating to the upcoming War of 1812. Several documents are signed in type by the Secretary of State, James Monroe.

The bkpg. has most of a column headed: "Indian Murders" which details: "...the late inhuman murders committed on th... See More  

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An imprisoned Santa Ana wants to negotiate with Andrew Jackson...

Item #671426

January 21, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1837  The back page features a lengthy letter signed by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana to President Andrew Jackson, in which he mentions his current imprisonment and a desire to negotiate a peace between Mexico & the United States. This is followed by the response of the President, signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inc... See More  

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New York City Fire Department...

Item #671238

September 14, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 14, 1867  Inside has a 1/3 page illustration of: "The Metropolitan Steam Fire Engine, No. 1., Employed by the New York Fire Department" with an accompanying article "Steam Fire Engines".

Also within are: "Howard's Patent Horse Rake" "Franklin's Suspended Lever Scale" and additional illustrations
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Very early bicycle prints...

Item #671197

June 12, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York June 12, 1869  The front page has a very nice & curious print captioned: "Sturdy and Young's Circular Velocipede" with a related front page article titled: "Improved Combination Pleasure Velocipede". An inside page also has a print of: "Price's Improved Bicycle" with a related article as well.

Sixteen pages, nice conditi... See More  

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Graphic on the wine industry in Hammondsport...

Item #671167

August 07, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 7, 1880 (at a significantly reduced price)

* Gold Seal Winery (Urbana) prints

* Hammondsport, New York

The front page is entirely taken up with six illustrations captioned: "Wine Making--The Urbana Wine Company, Hammondsport, N.Y." with the largest print showing workers in the finishing room.

A very nice & displayable issue for any wine col... See More  

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News from the gold fields in California... Death of President Polk...

Item #670929

June 23, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 23, 1849 

* California Gold Rush

* James K. Polk death

Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Letter From The Diggings" with a dateline from "Valley of the Sacramento". It is a fine, first-hand letter of the situation concerning the gold diggings.

Page 2 also has a black-bordered report: "Death Of Mr. Polk" whi... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670026

August 02, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Gen. Anger's Brigade Passing Through Manassas Gap, En Route to Reinforce Gen. Banks." with some detail. Some war reports inside. The bkpg. has a c... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670025

August 16, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Thirteen Inch Shell Mortar, as Used by the U.S. Government..." with some detail. Various war reporting inside including: "The President's Sp... See More  

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Progress on the transcontinental railroad... Issues with the Sioux Indians...

Item #669918

April 26, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 26, 1867   Page 3 has: "Pacific Railroad--Indian Council" which reports on the progress of this historic transcontinental railroad project. Also that: "...from Gen. Sully, dated Fort Sedgwick...states he has ha a satisfactory council with the Ogallalla and Brute bands of the Sioux Indians..." with another report with details... See More  

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The historic Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick...

Item #669906

April 28, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 28, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints within perhaps the most notable is the print of: "Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick" which has a related article: "The Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick, North America".

Not only does this cathedral still stand, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. According to the Histor... See More  

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A settler's hut in Australia...

Item #669905

March 17, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 17, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints perhaps the best are the two commanding the back page, showing: "Settler's Hut, In Australia" and: "Interior of Settler's Hut In Australia". The balance of the page is taken up with a nice article on it headed: "Australian Hut".

Sixteen pages, archival mend on page ... See More  

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Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper...

Item #669881

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Houdon's Statue o... See More  

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Early article on croquet...

Item #669801

May 20, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1865  Inside has the earliest article on the game of croquet we have offered, headed: "The Game of Croquet" with much detail, taking over half a column.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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The end of the Civil War will transform the country...

Item #669799

June 24, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 24, 1865  Inside has an interesting editorial headed: "The War Ended" which includes in part: "Few people realize the inestimable blessings they possess in the close off the war. They miss the accustomed accounts of engagements & the sight of soldiers in the streets is becoming rare...The foundries have done their work; shot and shell are... See More  

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First of this Indian Territory newspaper we have offered...

Item #669339

October 05, 1889

OUR BROTHER IN RED, Muskogee, Indian Territory, Oct. 5, 1889 

* Very rare publication

This would become the state of Oklahoma in 1907. A quite uncommon title meant for the Indians in the territory. The motto in the masthead notes: "Christian Education the Hope of the Indian."

This title is not noted in Gregory's "Union List of Newspapers", nor are any held by th... See More  

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Confederate newspaper with a wealth of war reporting...

Item #668802

November 09, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 9, 1864 

* Rare Confederate publication

* Nearing the end of the Civil War

A rather rare title and great that it includes the word “Southern”.

The front page is mostly taken up with ads & military notices but the first 2 columns have war news: "Latest From the United States" "Mosby's Operati... See More  

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Three beautiful color prints, one a doublepage of a ship...

Item #668542

July 26, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, July 26, 1856  The prime feature would be the 3 color prints in the Supplement. More typically such prints have been removed. The most dramatic & displayable is a double pate print of: "The 'James Watt', Man of War--Colours Flying & Manned at the Yards"

The other two are full page prints: "Beauties of England & Wales - ... See More  

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Nice wine making print...

Item #668537

November 22, 1856


* Great wine making illustration

The large double page centerfold print is captioned: "The Vintage In France" which is a great wine-themed print, folding out to measure about 15 by 21 inches.

Other prints include several scenes of a flood on the Ganges River in India, a full page with 3: "Sketches Of Moscow" and more.

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Thoughts on the lust for gold...

Item #668227

November 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "The Love Of Gold" which is from London, & reflects upon the moral issues of the chase for gold. Bits include: "...in its lust of gold, most pitiful, most mean...As a stimulus to this modern ice the discovery of California threatens to be disastrous to the higher morality of society...we s... See More  

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Daniel Webster on slavery...

Item #668165

June 27, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1833  The top of page 3 has: "Slavery In The United States" which is a state signed in type: Daniel Webster, in which he states his views on the issue. It includes in part: "...In my opinion the domestic slavery of the Southern States is a subject within the exclusive control of the States themselves...Congress has no authority... See More  

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Jefferson acknowledges troops raised for the militia...

Item #668136

November 04, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson

Page 2 has a letter from the "Washington County Militia" or Pennsylvanian concerning troops raised for the militia, followed by a note of thanks from the President, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Pages 2 & 3 contain a very lengthy: "Portrait Of Aaron Burr, No. 1" of what must ha... See More  

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Two front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668134

February 20, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson

The first column of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, archival repair at the top of the blank spine, nice condition.

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Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667652

July 15, 1807

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1807

* President Thomas Jefferson

Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within t... See More  

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