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Adolph Hitler receives Germany citizenship...

Item #661566

February 26, 1932

NEW YORK TIMES, February 26, 1932  Page 9 has a column-wide article headed: GERMAN CITIZENSHIP ACQUIRED BY HITLER" "He Receives an Appointment to Post of Attache at Berlin Legation of Brunswick" See images for text here.

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Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #661562

January 08, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 8, 1892 

* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)

A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport.

Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early hi... See More  

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'Pandemonium' in the stock market crash...

Item #661561

October 24, 1929

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Oct. 24, 1929 

* Stock Market Crash of 1929

One of the front page two-column headlines announces the infamous stock market crash with: "Pandemonium Breaks Loose As Market Breaks Wide Open" and a subhead: "Speculators Dump Securities Onto Market, Selling at Almost Any Figure". Great wording, as more typically headlines which... See More  

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The 1914 World Series... Boston Braves vs. Philadelphia Athletics...

Item #661559

October 08, 1914

THE OMAHA EVENING BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, October 8 - 10, 12-13, 1914

* Boston Braves (Atlanta)

* Philadelphia Athletics

* World Series of baseball

* Complete set for all games

This is a five-issue set (the 11th was a Sunday and no issue was printed) pertaining to the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Athletics which was the first four-game sweep in World Series h... See More  

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One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...

Item #661558

December 24, 1819


* Very rare & early publication

This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer. The front page has a lengthy obituary report and an article: "Adam Poe's Contest with Two Indians" plus many ads (some in French), which the back page has a report concerning Indians in an: ... See More  

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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...

Item #661557

March 26, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862 

* John Wilkes Booth theater ad

* Civil War original reporting

The front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. 

See the photo for the complete ad wh... See More  

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Print of the Mormon city of Nauvoo...

Item #661552

July 22, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854

* Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois view

* The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

* Mormons - Mormonism         
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"...fight it out if it takes all summer..."

Item #661547

May 13, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864 

* Battle of Spotsylvania VA Virginia

* General Robert E. Lee

* Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's famous quote

The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Grant Says the Result is So Far Much in Our Favor" "Heavy Fighting on Wednesday" "Lee Sends In a Flag of Truce" &q... See More  

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Shirley Temple Black is appointed to the United Nations...

Item #661544

August 30, 1969

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Russell, Kansas, August 30, 1969

* Child actress Shirley Temple Black

* Appointed to United Nations General Assembly

* President Richard Nixon

 The front page carries a one column, two line headline "Nixon Appoints Shirley Black". The text begins: "Shirley Temple Black, a curly-haired movie moppet turned suburban housewife and ardent Republican, ... See More  

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Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 

* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading

The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
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Interview with Jesse James' wife...

Item #661536

April 29, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James

* Interview w/ his wife

Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in Which Mrs. James Refers to Her Husband's Peculiar Vocation" "An Hour's Talk with the Outlaw's Widow--Some of the Savings Invested in Business--A Mysterious Friend Said to be ... See More  

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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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Civil War map... Jeff Davis' inaugural address...

Item #661534

February 28, 1862


 * Jefferson Davis inauguration

* President of the Confederacy

* Map inside Florida

There is a wealth of Civil War reporting on the front page including column heads: "The Burnside Expedition" "Condition of the Rebel Guns" "A Visit to Nag's Head" "The War in the South-West" "Nashvi... See More  

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499.19 point record gain...

Item #661533

March 17, 2000

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, New York City, March 17, 2000.  As opposed to the more negative reports which make stock market headlines collectible, here is a significant upbeat headline, and great to have it in the Wall Street Journal. The top of the front page has a report beginning: "The Dow Jones Industrials soared 499.19 points -- by far their biggest point rise ever -- as Old Economy
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From the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory...

Item #661532

June 22, 1883

THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883 

* Very rare Old West title

* Pennington County

From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning mining, including: "Custer's Peak - And the Country Surrounding--Silver & Copper Ore Discoveries" 'Valentine and Rapid City" "A New Milling Process" & other ... See More  

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General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch... The Confederate version of "Harper's Weekly"...

Item #661529

June 07, 1863

SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863 

* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch

* Very rare Confederate title

A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.

The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More  

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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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Premiere of "The Lost Boys", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #660246

July 31, 1987

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 31, 1987

* Best "The Lost Boys" film advertisement

* Grand Opening Day movie premiere

* Horror comedy - Vampires - cult classic

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Lost Boys" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area'... See More  

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Huddy-Asgill Affair: Washington directed to set Capt. Asgill free...

Item #660152

December 10, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Dec. 10, 1782  A very handsome issue with ornate lettering in the masthead makes is nice for display.

The prime content is the page 2 reporting on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American officer, was hanged by the British in reprisal  for the killing of a Loyalist. Washington ... See More  

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Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #660148

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 

* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War

Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More  

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Ben Franklin on learning to swim...

Item #660024
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

Complete in 48 pages, 5... See More  

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Much on the hated Massachusetts Government Act, one of the Intolerable Acts...

Item #659976

March 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1775  Terrific American content including: "An Abstract of the Bill for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America" which takes nearly 2 pages. This is followed by the: "Lords Protest Against the Above Bill" which is nearly 3 pages.

This was the "Massachusetts Government Act", o... See More  

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American independence acknowledged by France...

Item #659945

July 29, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 29, 1777  The ftpg. has mention from New York: "...that our grand army is retiring from the Jerseys...".

Page 2 begins with: "American Commerce Claimed, and American Independence Acknowledged." being a letter from Versailles in both French and English.

Page 3 has a few items from the war (see photos), as does the back page.

Four pa... See More  

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Engraving of the skyline of London... News from Boston...

Item #659824

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771  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.

Near the back is the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More  

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Trade with America...

Item #659814

January 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1771  Included are nearly 3 pages on: "The Present State of the British Trade with Europe, Africa, and America" with much detail.

An 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.

The plates called for are lacking.

Complete in 5... See More  

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Effect on non-importation in America, a result of the Sugar Act...

Item #659753

July 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 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 a nearly half page letter from New York which relates the results of the non-importation merchants are abiding to in consequence of the Sugar Act: "The late ... See More  

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Terrific account of the Bon Homme Richard vs. the Serapis: John Paul Jones' historic victory...

Item #659218

October 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 14, 1779  Certainly the prime and most historic content in this issue is the terrific page 1 and 2 report concerning the famous naval battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs. the Serapis "starring" John Paul Jones.

The report is primarily a lengthy & very detailed letter--taking over one-quarter of the front page & concluding on page 2--sign... See More  

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Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658840

January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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Much reporting on the Mexican War as it nears its end...

Item #658820

October 12, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847 

* Final events of the Mexican War

Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed  & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.

Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, t... See More  

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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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Very lengthy letter by Ben Franklin... British generals say America cannot be conquered...

Item #658749

September 09, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 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.

The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versa... See More  

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British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

Item #658748

September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 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.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More  

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From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...

Item #658620

September 11, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781  The ftpg. has  letter signed  by: George Germain, followed by a response to the:  "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More  

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The prelude to the final battles at Yorktown...

Item #658618

September 04, 1781


* Surrender of Cornwallis nears

* Siege of Yorktown prelude

* Revolutionary War ending close

Page 2 begins with a report from Annapolis which foreshadows the coming events at Yorktown: "The apprehensions of an invasion are at present dissipated; the fleet, supposed to be destined for Baltimore or  t... See More  

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Benedict Arnold compared to Judas... Much reporting on war events in the South...

Item #658613

August 21, 1781


* Benedict Arnold compared to Judas Iscariot

* American Revolutionary War events in the South

The front page has  a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his  guilt returned the money into the trea... See More  

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Battle of Green Spring... Great reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #658612

August 14, 1781


* Battle of Green Spring

* James County, Virginia

* Revolutionary War

The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washin... See More  

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On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #658473

January 08, 1800


* President George Washington death - funeral

The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More  

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Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #658237

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 

* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy

A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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The Mexican War... Creating St. Marks, Florida...

Item #657726

July 22, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847 

* St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida

Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott".

The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States&qu... See More  

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Terrific & lengthy account from the California gold regions...

Item #657704

October 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849 

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gold Region" which has much detail and fascinating accounts. Its begins: "It is now nearly two years since the discovery of the gold mines in this country...". there is too much fine ... See More  

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California has a Constitution... News from the gold fields...

Item #657627

December 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1849  Page 3 has: "Late From California" which begins with a very historic report: "The constitution for the State of California has been adopted and published. The reports from the gold region continue to be encouraging. The health of the miners was generally good...The estimate of the number of persons at the mines runs ... See More  

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Working towards a constitution for California... All is not good in California...

Item #657626

December 11, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849 

* Monterey Convention

* California Statehood ?

Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". A grea... See More  

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Chronology of ballooning... An Act from New Jersey...

Item #657579

October 28, 1784

THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST, London, Oct. 28, 1784 

* Very early hot air ballooning

Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Aerostatic" which concerning early ballooning. It has a chronological list of the: "...accurate account of the different aerostatic voyages which have been made since Mr. Montgolfier's discovery. We present them with the following correct catalogue... See More  

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Charleston residents warn against ship landing in their port... Funeral of the Duke of York...

Item #657564
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 9, 1767 

* Early Southern America report

(currently spelled Gloucester)  The ftpg. has most of the first column taken up with details of the  funeral of the Duke of York & Albany, younger bother to King George III. He died in Monaco while on a trip but was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Pages 2 & 3 contains letter from Charleston, on... See More  

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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #657390

July 29, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1848 

* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career

This newspaper contains on page 2  reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes concerning establishing territorial governments in Oregon, California, and New Mexico. Within the "Yea" lists on two votes is "Lincoln"... See More  

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Great letter of emigrants heading to California... Funeral of Dolly Madison...

Item #657385

July 17, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849 

* California gold rush - 49ers

* Dolly Madison death

Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a terrific letter on a long wagon train heading: "...towards the golden regions of California...that a collision had taken place between a party of emigrants and some Indians..." with more.... See More  

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Much on the situation in California, including the gold diggings...

Item #657381

July 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1849

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns of reports headed: "Late From California"  including documents noting General Riley as governor. There is also a lengthy letter from San Francisco with news from the gold fields, a few bits including: "...some 40 persons are at wo... See More  

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Early account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #657374

August 31, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1831 

* Nat Turner's slave rebellion - revolt

Pages 2 and 3 have an uncommonly lengthy account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner. Rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, at least 51 being white. The rebellion was put down within a few days,... See More  

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Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #657350

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 

* Early life in California

Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

Thi... See More  

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Slavery issues... Eskimo "Indians"...

Item #657341

December 30, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 30, 1820  Over half of the front page is taken up with an article: "Slave Population" which deals with the controversy of slavery in Missouri as it contemplates statehood, ultimately to be resolved by the Missouri Compromise.

Finishing out the ftpg. & carrying over to page 2 is: "Our Indians". Page 2 also has: "The Slav... See More  

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