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General Grant's great campaign...

Item #672211

December 29, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 29, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Guerrilla Raids in Front" "Another Demonstration by Morgan Apprehended" "Longstreet's Movements Interpreted" "A Concise Narrative of Gen. Grant's late Campaign" "Proposed Reorganization of Gen. Meade's Arm... See More  

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The Little Belt Affair: War of 1812 about to begin...

Item #672093

September 21, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1811 

* The Little Belt Affair

* Captain Arthur Bingham

The first 6 pages are taken up with a great & very detailed account of the Little Belt Affair, a naval battle between the U.S. ship President & the British ship Little Belt, an event which was a catalyst for the War of 1812.

Headed: "President and Little Belt" it include... See More  

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France '...excited the ruinous rebellion in America...'

Item #671569

August 23, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join th... See More  

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The Rothchild family... Virginia slaves... Texas...

Item #671417

October 08, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836  The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More  

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Sherman's march through the South...

Item #671109

December 23, 1864

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 23, 1864  Among the front page heads are: "GEN. THOMAS' ARMY" "Hood Across Duck River" "His Loss Estimated at 20,000 "The Country Swarming with Deserters" "The Rebel Army Hopelessly Demoralized" "Sherman's March--Journal of an Eye-witness".

An 8 page "supplement" issue, nice condit... See More  

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Sherman's march through the South...

Item #671067

December 13, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 13, 1864

* General William T. Sherman

* March to the sea - Savannah GA

* Murfreesboro TN Tennessee

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "His Approach To Savannah" "He Was only 25 Miles from that City on Dec. 7" "News of an Attack Hourly Expected" "The War In Tennessee" "Rebe... See More  

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Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671005

October 20, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1849  Page 2 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Sacramento still yields a good dividend of something like ten to fifteen dollars a day to all industrious laborers...The Feather River, where the finest gold has been found, is yet a favorite stream among the diggers...About 3,000 persons are now engag... See More  

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The British evacuate Boston...

Item #670627

May 01, 1776


* British Evacuation of Boston

* Great year to have (1776)

Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

Under the "Monthly Chronicle" is a report mentioning: "General Howe, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces in North Amer... See More  

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1912 death of Clara Barton...

Item #670550

April 12, 1912

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, April 12, 1912 

* Clara Barton -  Red Cross Founder death

* Only a few days prior to Titanic sinking

The top of the front page first column notes: "FOUNDER OF RED CROSS SOCIETY IS DEAD" plus: "Miss Clara Barton Was First  To Organize Branch of the Great International Relief Society in America" "Death early Today Caused By Pne... See More  

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Jack the Ripper seeks 15 more victims...

Item #670420

October 10, 1888

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 10, 1888

* Jack the Ripper

* Whitechapel murders

Page 4 has a brief & inconspicuous item concerning Jack the Ripper: "London is excited over a message from the Whitechapel maniac, chalked on the wall near the body of his latest victim: 'Five. Fifteen more, and then I give myself up.' He has already been given up by the police."

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With considerable content from America...

Item #670293

April 15, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 15, 1732  A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".

Rarely do we find such early-dated newspaper from England which give much space to American reports, but this is one. Over one-third of the front page has: &quo... See More  

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Franklin and Adams in France... Much more...

Item #670133

April 21, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

An inside page includes: "...from Paris that the French had absolutely sent a considerable force to America & that six sail of the line & a number of frigates were shortly to follow them..." and "...M. Gerrard, Minister Plenipotentiary to the American... See More  

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Early and rare title... Pirates and the Plague...

Item #670112

June 28, 1666

THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, June 28, 1666 

* Very early publication

* The Great Plague

* Early pirates - piracy

This is a very rare title as it lasted for only for a matter of months, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666.

The front page has a report from Rome noting in part: "...The Popes Gallies are in the mean time ordered to cruis... See More  

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Report of Indian troubles in 1724...

Item #670106

December 24, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 24, 1724 

* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings

* Early Native Americans - Indians

At the top of the front page is a report datelined: "Boston in New-England, Nov. 9" reading: "Last week arrived Mr. Trisket & one Mr. Hunter from Canada, who bring advice that the best accounts they could get from the Indians that ... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670023

September 06, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Westover, Near Harrison's Landing, Late Headquarters of Gen. Fitzjohn Porter". Much war reporting inside including: "Another Battle at Bull Run" and more. The ba... See More  

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Johnson's state-of-the-union address: reviewing the nation's work...

Item #669935

December 03, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 3, 1866 

* Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

All of page 2 and half of page 3 are taken up with the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, a tradition which begins with Washington & continues to this day. It is signed in type at its conc... See More  

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Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #669879

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853

* Published by P. T. Barnum

The ftpg. features a print of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.

The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.

Other prints within include "... See More  

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Improved bridges for the military... A breech-loading rifle...

Item #669802

May 13, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1865  The front page has a nice print of: "Derrom's System  For Trestle Bridges" with a related article titled: "Improved System for Trestle Bridges" It begins: "The transit of streams in military operations is often one of the most embarrassing incidents of a campaign...During the whole of the present war & up to th... See More  

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Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669550

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

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Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669538

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795  Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".

Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More  

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A Nazi newspaper from an English island...

Item #669290

October 14, 1942

EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Oct. 14, 1942

* Rare German occupation title

* World War II - WWII

Among the front page reports are: "England Is Played Out- Scathing Article in U.S. A.Journal" "Russian Pessimism As USSR's Doom Moves Daily Nearer" "Join Us or Perish" and more.

Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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Adams replies to Pennsylvania...

Item #669009

December 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798  Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More  

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Defeat of Napoleon, the "buccaneer"...

Item #668960

October 10, 1798


* French campaign in Egypt and Syria

* Lord Horatio Nelson vs. Napoleon Bonaparte

Page 3 has a report headed: "Total Defeat of Buonaparte the Bucanier" with the first (of several) reports noting in part: "...of admiral Nelson's falling in with the French & capturing 4 sail of  the line, 5 friga... See More  

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French & Indian War news...

Item #668852

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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The Battle of New York with a Revolutionary War map...

Item #668796
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776  

* Battle of Long Island, New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory

A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.

This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which t... See More  

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Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #668627

June 23, 1796


* President George Washington

The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit h... See More  

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A treaty with the Indians...

Item #668563

May 25, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 25, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  Page 6 has the full text of a treaty with the Indians.

Following the American Revolution, the American states sought to establish peaceful relations with the Shawnee Indians. On January 31, 1786, the various parties signed a treaty ending hostilities between the Shawnee and white Americans.

Known as the... See More  

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The HMS Resolute... The Westminster Clock Bell...

Item #668507

December 27, 1856

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Dec. 27, 1856  Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the front page print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text. 

Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include:  "The Rev. Dr. Livingston, The Traveler In Afric... See More  

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General Hunter's order to emancipate the slaves...

Item #668409

May 08, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, May 8, 1862 

* General David Hunter

* re. emancipation of slaves

* Abraham Lincoln

The bottom of page 2 has one of two controversial General Orders from General David Hunter freeing slaves. Noting in part: "All persons of color lately held to involuntary service by the enemies of the United States in Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island, Ga., are ... See More  

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Early newspaper from Raleigh...

Item #668286

January 11, 1837

THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD, Raleigh, Jan. 11, 1837 

* Rare antebellum publication

Various news and advertisements of the day from well before the outbreak of the Civil War. The back page has an illustrated ad for a jailed slave, with details.

Four pages, light damp staining, good condition.... See More  

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Canton (Guangzhou), China... A colonial town plan print...

Item #667830
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it. A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&qu
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The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667737
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More  

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Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy then Secretary of State...

Item #667520

June 29, 1811

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1811  Most of page 2 is taken up with various letters concerning Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy in Jefferson's administration, then becoming Secretary of State for Madison. Smith & Madison would soon disagree on policy resulting in Smith's resignation in 1811.

Most of the text is an address by Smith, with other letters signed in type by: James Madis... See More  

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Jefferson's letter concerning the military situation...

Item #667414

April 23, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 23, 1803 

* President Thomas Jefferson

The front page has a letter signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson, concerning the military situation.

Four pages, good condition.

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Lengthy on the Indian war in the War of 1812...

Item #667215

November 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812  Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.

Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More  

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Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667108
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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Pirates are hanged in Martinique...

Item #667019

June 14, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1763  Page 6 has over half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston, Boston and Savannah containing various news reports. One bit notes: "...from Martinico...he saw three pirates hanged there; eleven others were also condemned. They belonged to a pirate sloop of six carriage guns...".

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, go... See More  

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Details on the Mormon immigrants from Great Britain...

Item #666793

May 08, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1857 

* Mormons - Mormonism - immigration

Page 3 has an article: "The Mormons Again" which is a report on the immigrants from Great Britain. Some interesting details.

Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Commentary on the Mexican War...

Item #666735

February 08, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1847  Page 3 has some interesting editorial commentary on the Mexican War, with: "The War, And It's Present Objects". This is followed by: "The City of Mexico or Peace".

Four pages, nice condition.

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Civil War map of the Fredericksburg vicinity...

Item #666000

May 02, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 2, 1863 

* Fredericksburg, Virginia area map

* John S. Mosby's Rangers - Raiders

The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "THE CROSSING OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK".

Plus there are many column heads on the Civil War including: "Success Everywhere" "The Enemy Confounded" "400 Prisoners Taken" "A Great Ba... See More  

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Nice reports on the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #665991

July 20, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 20, 1861  The front page is filled with advertisements. Page 5 has some nice column heads--and a wealth of text--on this historic Battle of Bull Run: "The Engagement at Bull's Run" "Gallant Conduct of Our Troops" "Details of the Contest" "No Decisive Result" "Names of Killed & Wounded" 'Our Loss Very Small&qu... See More  

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Item #665864

April 29, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 29, 1794 

* President George Washington letter

Page 2 has a report headed: "Proceedings of the Senate on Chief Justice Jay's appointment", which includes an introductory letter signed by him: Go. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #665778

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701 

* James Francis Edward Stuart

* "The Old Pretender"

Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of E... See More  

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From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665539

December 05, 1796


* 18th century American publication

The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed m... See More  

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Large Civil War map... Battle of the Wilderness...

Item #665173

May 09, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 9, 1864 

* Battle of the Wilderness

* Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee

The front page is dominated by a very large & detailed map headed: "THE JAMES RIVER MOVEMENT. Scene of Operations by Gen. Butler's Force--Petersburg, Richmond, and the Railroads". Plus over half of the first column is taken up with Civil War heads, beginning: "Struggle... See More  

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Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #664874

July 19, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 19, 1813  The ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President: James Madison. One is: "...to Raise Additional Military Force...".

Inside has various reports on the War of 1812 including: "Gallant Exploit of Virginia Militia" "Commotion Among the Indians" "Supposed Battle" "Com. Rodgers Spoken&q... See More  

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Latest naval events in the Caribbean...

Item #663733

May 16, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 16, 1780  Page 2 has a letter from Vice Admiral Sir Peter Parker from Jamaica in which he reports the latest naval events in the Caribbean. Included also are the: "Commissions signed by His Majesty for the Army in Ireland".

Four pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, red tax stamp on the ftpg., great condition.

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The capture of St. Lucia...

Item #663035

March 24, 1779


* Capture of St. Lucia, West Indies

* Battle of Morne de la Vierge

* American Revolutionary War

This "Extra" issue was published exclusively to report on the Siege of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, which begins with a letter from Major General Grant, commander of the British forces.

Included also are the: "...Art... See More  

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Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #659778

October 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1770  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.

Typical reports of the day, with the title/contents page showing: "Debates of a Political Club" "New Thoughts on Libels" "Account of the Extraord... See More  

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Fortifications of ports & harbors of the United States...

Item #659373

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  Various news & ads of the day including an illustrated stagecoach ad. The front page begins with a: "Report from the Department of War Relative to the Fortification of the Ports and Harbours of the United States" with specifics on Salem, Marblehead, New London, New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, A... See More  

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