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656465

Benjamin Harrison elected President...

Item #656465

November 07, 1888

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Nov. 7, 1888 



* Presidential election



The top of the front page has column heads announcing the election of Benjamin Harrison as President of the United States: "HARRISON ELECTED" "Democrats Concede It Unreservedly" "Some Votes To Spare" "Indiana Returns More Favorable for Republicans" "Michigan Still I Line" a... See More  

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$47.00
655988

On the exchange of prisoners...

Item #655988
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779  Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Near the back under "American News&... See More  

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$45.00
655858

Details of Harrison's inauguration ceremonies...

Item #655858

March 05, 1889

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, March 5, 1889 



* President Benjamin Harrison



The top of the last column of the ftpg. has: "The Inaugural Address" "Opinions on President Harrison's First Official Paper" which has a bit on how it was received in England. Page 2 has much more lengthy coverage o the details of: "President Harrison's Inauguration" with subhea... See More  

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$27.00
655467

Joseph Priestley... John Adams & George Washington signatures...

Item #655467

June 07, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 7, 1794  Page 2 has a message to Congress, signed in type: Go. Washington, and also a report noting in part: "...a gentleman immediately from New Orleans who descended the rivers Ohio and Mississippi...that a body of General Clark's party...collected at the mouth of Cumberland River...their intentions were...to proceed to Louisiana for the purpose of ... See More  

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$62.00
655301

President John Adams responds to the Delaware House...

Item #655301

March 06, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?

* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile




The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over... See More  

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$33.00
655249

George Washington is elected President...

Item #655249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 



* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.

* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)




Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More  

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$345.00
655218

The funeral of President Harrison, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #655218

April 06, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1841 



* President William H. Harrison

* Washington D.C. death - funeral




Page 3 contains various reports concerning the death & funeral of President William Henry Harrison. It begins with a note only to be found in a Washington newspaper: "We are requested to give notice that the public offices will be closed & the wo... See More  

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$66.00
655083

Defending the attacks on Thomas Jefferson's reputation...

Item #655083

August 15, 1805

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Aug. 15, 1805  Page 3 has an interesting item concerning the attacks on the character of Thomas Jefferson (likely reference to the Sally Heming affair) beginning; "The most forcible & conclusive answer to all the malevolent attacks pointed at the reputation of Mr. Jefferson is the happiness of the people..." and more, with: "...By infamous libels... See More  

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$28.00
655073

Examining the American economy...

Item #655073

May 25, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1791  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "...Lord Sheffield's Observations on the Commerce of the United States of America"

A page 2 report from Connecticut says that The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq. is elected to represent this State in the Senate of the U.S. A page 3 report states that Vice President John Adams was elected President of the
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$41.00
654261

A Tory newspaper printed in occupied Philadelphia...

Item #654261

January 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.

All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More  

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$395.00
654199

Thomas Jefferson on African colonization...

Item #654199

April 19, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817  The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More  

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653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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$655.00
653423

Washington praises Hamilton... Slave numbers decreasing in South Carolina...

Item #653423

April 18, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829  Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail. 

Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More  

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$38.00
653422

Washington praises Hamilton... Slave numbers decreasing in South Carolina...

Item #653422

April 18, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 18, 1829  Pages 1 & 2 has an article: "Decrease of Slaves in South Carolina" which is attributed to the tariff of 1824. Much detail. 

Page 5 has: "Petroleum" which concerns the discovery of oil in Kentucky. Another page has a letter signed in type: George Washington & datelined at Mt. Vernon, Sept. 25, 1798, sent t... See More  

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$39.00
653377

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653377

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
653265

Letters from Jefferson & Adams on war...

Item #653265

July 13, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: T... See More  

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$43.00
653169

President Harrison is ill... Emigrating to California 7 years before the discovery of gold...

Item #653169

April 03, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1841  Page 2 has an ominous report: "President Harrison...was taken ill on Saturday evening last of la severe pneumonia, which, for several days assumed such character as to create the most serious apprehensions..." and a bit more. He would die of this affliction on April 4, holding the presidency for just one month.

Another page ha... See More  

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$52.00
653150

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653150

June 27, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$58.00
652921

California Wine-Making... Napa Valley...

Item #652921

March 09, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY (with California Wine-Making Supplement), New York, March 9, 1889  The four page "Supplement" issue is titled; "California Wine-Making," with 3 1/2 of the 4 pages devoted to the topic (with six photos/illustrations). Also present is the regular weekly issue which includes: Full ftpg: 'The Arrival of Troops--A Scene on Penna. Ave. Before Inauguration... See More  

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$98.00

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652848

Martha Washington arrives in New York...

Item #652848

May 28, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 28, 1789 



* Martha Washington's journey

* 1st First Lady joining the President




Page 2 has reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" from the early months of the new federal government. Also a report beginning: "Yesterday arrived in this City from Mount Vernon, Mrs. WASHINGTON, the amiable consort of the President of the U. States.... See More  

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$194.00
652834

North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...

Item #652834
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789 



* United States Constitution

* North Carolina ratification

* Albany, New York




The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travel... See More  

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$118.00
652752

Regarding Ben Franklin's "A Magic Square of Squares"...

Item #652752

July 01, 1768

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note regarding the magic square plate)

Perhaps the most notable content is the article on an inside page titled: "Surprising Properties of Numbers placed in Dr. Franklin's Magic Square of Squares," which is a fascinating article describing Benjamin Franklin's amazing numerical puzzle... See More  

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$140.00
652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected 1st president



An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More  

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$3,675.00
652448

Death of John Hancock...

Item #652448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793  Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock.  Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More  

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652295

Early report of the death of Ben Franklin, from a hometown magazine...

Item #652295
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1790  



* Benjamin Franklin death (1st report)

* Early report from his hometown




Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Certainly the most not... See More  

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$425.00
652289

President John Adams signs in script type...

Item #652289

July 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1797 



* President John Adams

* Acts of Congress




The last column of the ftpg. is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in in type by the President, John Adams, one in script type & the other in block type. Page 2 begins with a third Act signed in script type by John Adams.

Four pages, various foxing, slightly irregular at the spine... See More  

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$54.00
652037

The first Boon Island beacon...

Item #652037

September 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 



* Very 1st Boon Island beacon

* President John Adams act




Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More  

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$74.00
651306

William Floyd Collins found dead in Kentucky cave...

Item #651306

February 17, 1925

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., February 17, 1925 



* William Floyd Collins...  Cave explorer 

* Trapped - found dead 

* Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
 



The top of the front page has a nice five column: "COLLINS' BODY TO BE LEFT IN CAVE; FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM TODAY" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 14 pages,... See More  

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651276

Congress to meet in Princeton?

Item #651276

November 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783  Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More  

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651050

America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #651050
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778  Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East", and more.

The most significant co... See More  

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$63.00
650824

Lafayette & Jefferson have an emotional reunion... The Presidential election...

Item #650824

November 20, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 20, 1824  Inside has over 3 pages taken up with various reports concerning the "Presidential Election", with local & stare returns as received up to the publication date. It would ultimately be won by John Quincy Adams. A brief item: "The Pirates" reports of a ship captured off the coast of Cuba by pirates who murdered al... See More  

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650576

Anger over the Trail of Tears...... Franklin quote...

Item #650576

August 01, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829  The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.

Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More  

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650562

From Maine, 14 years before statehood...

Item #650562

September 25, 1806

EASTERN ARGUS, Portland, Sept. 25, 1806 



* Rare 19th century title

* Thomas Jefferson




This was actually part of Massachusetts at the time as Maine did not become a state until 1820. A very early Maine newspaper 14 years before statehood.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with An Act" of Congress relating to claims of land in the territory of Orleans, part of the recent Louisiana Purc... See More  

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650332

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #650332
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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$169.00
649963

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

Item #649963

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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649956

Anger over the Trail of Tears... Franklin quote...

Item #649956

August 01, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829  The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.

Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More  

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649942

Benjamin Franklin...

Item #649942

April 28, 1906

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 28, 1906  The front page is of Benjamin Franklin with the caption "Your Affectionate Friend - Your Obedient Servant, B. Franklin" with an accompanying article issue inside with additional prints "Franklin's Electrical Machine","Franklin's Scientific Work", "Houdin's Bust of Franklin". Additional articles,... See More  

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$98.00
649794

Need to create a naval depot near the nation's capital...

Item #649794

July 13, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 13, 1816  The ftpg. has most of a column headed: "NAVAL DEPOT" which begins: "The events of the late  war have established the opinion that it is necessary for the United States to create a Naval Depot or establishment on some part o the Chesapeake for the repairing of ships and their protection in time of war..." with much mor... See More  

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$48.00
649653

Ben Franklin asks to resign...

Item #649653

April 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 22, 1783 



* Benjamin Franklin wants to resign



Page 3 has a brief item: "Dr. Franklin has written to Congress requesting permission to resign his public employment, 'the business being too weighty for his old shoulders'. Such was the Doctor's expression."

Page 7 is mostly taken up with: "American News" which talks of ships leav... See More  

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$34.00
649466

Script signature by John Adams...

Item #649466

May 30, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1801  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Laws of the United States---An Act giving a right of pre-emption to certain persons...for lands lying...in the North West of the Ohio." signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Nice to have a script signature by the President on the front page.

Four pages, some heavy staining and s... See More  

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$27.00
649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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$120.00
649289

From Thomas Jefferson's presidency...

Item #649289
BOSTON GAZETTE, dated in 1808-1809  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period.  Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period.  The photo shows an example of the look and condition of the issu... See More  

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$49.00
649276

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #649276
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.

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$99.00
649235

Oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States...

Item #649235
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810  A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.  Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice.  Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.  The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive.  Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More  

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$76.00
649125

Will not acknowledge American independence...

Item #649125
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More  

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$34.00
648967

Background on the Callender/Jefferson connection...

Item #648967

March 23, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James T. Callender




Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More  

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$54.00
648903

1813 Death of the "Gerrymander"...

Item #648903

April 07, 1813

BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813 



* Death of the "Gerrymander"

* Governor Elbridge Gerry




Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More  

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$65.00
648806

Jefferson Davis is indicted for treason...

Item #648806

May 12, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1866 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason




Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "Jefferson Davis Indicted" "He Will Probably Be Tried in June at Norfolk". The text begins; "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
648714

Benjamin Franklin's thoughts on religion...

Item #648714
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Jan. 1815  Within this issue is: "Dr. Franklin's Last Thoughts on Religion" which begins: "That the name of Benjamin Franklin cannot fail of occupying a conspicuous place in future histories of the 18th century, will, I have no doubt, be readily admitted..." and ends with his thoughts: "...inquiring of the Doctor what were his... See More  

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$56.00
648621

Duel between two military officers...

Item #648621

January 30, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Jan. 30, 1799  Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.

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$38.00
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