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Beauregard's letter of praise on the Battle of Manassas...

Item #673313

August 07, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 7, 1861 

* P.G.T. Beauregard praised

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas

This is one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

While the ftpg. is taken up with ads, inside has some very good war content including a lengthy item: "Notes, Facts and Queries for the People"... See More  

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The Women's International Council is formed...

Item #673312

April 05, 1888

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, April 5, 1888  The front page has a report on the historic 1st meeting of the International Council of Women which was held in Washington, D.C., and was presided over by Susan B. Anthony. The front has: "THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL ENDED", followed by considerable details of the meeting. The article states the closing session began with prayer, en... See More  

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National Thanksgiving Day... Tillie Smith Monument from Hackettstown, NJ...

Item #673310

November 24, 1887

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 24, 1887  The front page has an account of the Tillie Smith Monument in Hackettstown, NJ Included is print of Tillie and of the monument that was going to be dedicated on Thanksgiving Day.

Page 7 has many short articles covering Thanksgiving for anyone including: "NATIONAL THANKSGIVING DAY" ,"A CITY THANKSGIVING", &qu... See More  

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Last train robbery by "Kid" Curry and members of the Wild Bunch...

Item #673291

July 10, 1901

GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, July 10, 1901  The top of page 11 has a very fine account of the last train robbery by members of the "Wild Bunch".

This robbery of the Great Northern train happened near Wagner, Montana, but Kid Curry and other members of the Wild Bunch. The article provides much detail and takes over half a column.

Twelve pages, cleanly cut at the spine, brown... See More  

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Death of Robert E. Lee, in a Southern newspaper...

Item #673290

October 13, 1870

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 13, 1870 

* Robert E. Lee death

* Confederate leader

All columns on pages 2 & 3 have black mourning rules for the death of Robert E. Lee.

Among the articles inside are " Dead" which has near the beginning: "...with the mournful intelligence that Robt. E. Lee is no more. This sad announcement will wring a wail of grief fro... See More  

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Death of Rudolph Valentino....

Item #673135

August 23, 1926

GREENSBORO DAILY RECORD, North Carolina, Aug. 23, 1926 

* Rudolph Valentino death

* Latin Lover - The Sheik

The front page has a five column heading: "Death Is Victorious Over Rudolph Valentino, Screen Favorite of Thousands Died At Noon" with subheads and small photo of Valentino. (see)

Sixteen pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, two small tape mends near bott... See More  

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George Washington's letter to Martha... West Point Military Academy...

Item #673069

July 04, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 4, 1829 

* George Washington letter to Martha

* Early Susquehanna River

* Gold in North Carolina

* West Point Military Academy

Page 3 has a brief report on: "The Susquehannah" and its use by arks & rafts in the Bradford area. Also: "Plenty of Gold!" begins: "We are informed that a gold mine has been recently dis... See More  

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Bible saves soldier's life - to be given to the United States....

Item #673008

May 27, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 27, 1918  The front page has: "Bible Which Saved His Life to be Given U.S. by Soldier Wilson".  There are many wartime stories concerning a soldier's life being saved by a Bible in his pocket, but this soldier gifted his Bible to the U.S. government.  A wonderful wartime story!

Complete in 8 pages, fragile (typical for... See More  

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Death of President Woodrow Wilson...

Item #672706

February 04, 1924

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Feb. 4, 1924 

* Woodrow Wilson death (1st report)

The banner headline announces: "Ex-President Wilson Passed Away Yesterday Morning" with subheads including: "Mr. Wilson Died At 11:15 O'Clock" "End Peaceful For Sufferer" and more.

Eight pages, light toning, good condition.... See More  

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The complete 1928 World Series: Yankees take a four game sweep...

Item #672656

October 05, 1928

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina  A collection of six consecutive issues dated October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 covering the entire Yankee's four game sweep of the 1928 Major League World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fine coverage of each game including both front page and sports page reporting. Babe Ruth's name is quite prominent in several reports.

Each issue is complete,... See More  

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An incredible display issue on the end of World War II...

Item #672620

August 14, 1945

THE WILMINGTON NEWS--EXTRA, North Carolina, August 14, 1945

* World War II ends

* Japanese surrenders

* Terrific headline for display

When it comes to huge, screaming headlines on the end of World War II they can't possibly get much better than this.

Taking about three-quarters of the front page, in letters 8 1/4 and 4 7/8 inches high, is: "JAPS QUIT ! " with subhead: "... See More  

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U.S. breaks relations with Germany in 1917...

Item #672498

February 28, 1917

THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN, North Carolina, February 28, 1917

* United States close to World War I

* President Woodrow Wilson

The front page has a nice banner headline: "NOW UP TO CONGRESS" with many subheads. (see) Coverage on the official break of diplomatic relations between United States and Germany.

Other news day. Complete with 10 pages, light toning, tiny library label (see), g... See More  

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Same day report on Kennedy's assassination...

Item #672487

November 22, 1963

THE GREENSBORO RECORD, North Carolina, Nov. 22, 1963 

* John F. Kennedy assassination

The banner headline announces: "SNIPER KILLS KENNEDY" with a few related subheads and a photo of the motorcade. Given this is a same-day report and given the immediacy of getting the issue on the street, the remainder of the issue has more "typical" news of the day.

The complete fi... See More  

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Reporting John F. Kennedy's assassination...

Item #672486

November 23, 1963

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1963  The banner headline announces: "KENNEDY IS ASSASSINATED; PRO-RED HELD AS KILLER" with two related photos.

Complete in 2 sections and 22 pages, minor central fold wear, nice condition.

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A letter from VMI...

Item #672448

January 25, 1872

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 1872  Page 2 has a letter from the "Virginia Military Institute" in Lexington concerning immigration. Also an article on "Constitutional Amendments" for the state of North Carolina.

Four pages, a few creases, and a bit of foxing, good condition.

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Expected rebel invasion...

Item #672266

November 16, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Projected Rebel Invasion" "An Expedition Sent from Wilmington to Halifax" "Later From Charleston" 'Bombardment of Sumter Still Progressing" "Renewed Rebel Desertions" "From the Army of the Potomac" 'Firing Heard Toward Stevensburg" &... See More  

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The horrors of the Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #671498

October 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1865 

* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

The front page has nice heads concerning the horrendous Andersonville prison camp from the Civil War: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial on Saturday" "Gen. Lee and Other Leading Rebels Not Allowed to Testify" "They are Co-conspirators with the Accused" "Expensive Witnesse... See More  

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General Samuel Houston... Trail of Tears...

Item #671435

May 16, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1829 

* Trail of Tears 

* Samuel Houston 

* North Carolina gold

Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Gen. Houston" which has some speculation on why this former governor of Tennessee is leaving, ending with: "...They relate to domestic misfortunes. He has not only resigned the governor's chair of Tennesse... See More  

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Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky... Roanoke Island, North Carolina...

Item #671206

February 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1862 

* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* Roanoke Island, North Carolina

The back page has a map headed: "Plan Of The Battle of Mill Spring (Logan's Cross-Roads), Near Somerset, Ky., January 9, 1862". The bkpg. also has column heads: "The Battle of Mill Spring" "Additional Incidents of the Battle" "The Flight of the Rebe... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Raleigh, near the end of the war...

Item #671044

November 23, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 1864 

* Rare Confederate title

* Civil War nears the end

Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil War.

The front page includes: "From G... See More  

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Washington responds to concerns over the Jay Treaty...

Item #669078

August 19, 1795


* President George Washington

* Concerns over the Jay Treaty

Page 3 has the: "Answer" of the President  to the concerns of the Selectmen of Boston over the controversial Jay Treaty, signed in type: George Washington.

Page 3 also has a report of a: "Negro Insurrection" in North Carolina.

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Lengthy article on cockfighting in 1869...

Item #669012

July 21, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 21, 1869

* Cockfighting - illegal blood sport

* Roosters - gamecocks - cockpit

* Unusually lengthy & uncommon article

Page 8 has an article with small headings: "Cock Fighting" "Another Hard-fought Main Between Virginia and North Carolina..." (see) Rare to find articles on this illegal blood sport, especially this lengthy.

Other news of t... See More  

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John Adams responds...

Item #668977

November 08, 1798


* President John Adams

Page 2 has a letter to the President from the officers & soldiers of the Chowan county, North Carolina, concerning: "...the critical situation of our country..." as it relates to France. It is followed by the: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead,... See More  

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Frigate Constellation protecting our shores...

Item #668935

August 01, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798  Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".

Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... See More  

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Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798


* General George Washington again ?

Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Ge... See More  

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Execution of 2 Negroes in 1869...

Item #668494

June 05, 1869


* African Americans Executions - hangings

* Halifax County, North Carolina

Page 5 has an article headed: "THE DEATH PENALTY" "Execution of Two Negroes in North Carolina" "Scenes And Incidents At The Gallows" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson... The Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668132

February 09, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1807 

* Colonel Aaron Burr

Over half of the front page is "An Act" of Congress concerning circuit & district courts in North Carolina.

Page 2 has a note to Congress concerning a situation with France, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Both pages 2 & 3 has various letters concerning the Burr Conspiracy.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667450
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667449
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #667179

December 26, 1768


* Pro-British American publication

* Boston is causing trouble

The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony o... See More  

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Yankees advance into North Carolina...

Item #666432

November 10, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 10, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* From the last battle site of the Civil War

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Over half of page 2 is taken up with a lengthy: "Special Message" by the governor of Georgia, conc... See More  

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Fine front page World War I coverage...

Item #664805

April 07, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 7, 1918  Among ftpg. heads on World War I are: "America Accepts Germany's Challenge That Force Shall Decide the World's Future" "Great Fleet of U.S. Warships Serving Abroad" "German Assault In Corbie Region Was Expected Yesterday" "Germans Renew Plunging Tactics in Amiens Region" and even more.... See More  

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Ku-Klux Klan... mention of Sleepy Hollow...

Item #664787

September 16, 1871

THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871  The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy.  The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see). 

Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More  

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News from the Army of the James...

Item #664014

February 18, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1865  Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Rebel News" "From North Carolina" "The Army Of The James" with more reports inside.

Eight pages, small mailing label in the masthead, good condition.

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Latest news from the World War I front...

Item #663911

April 12, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 12, 1918  The ftpg. has some reports on the events of World War I including; "Heavy Legions And Mightiest Guns Win Points For Germans On Arras-Ypres 30 Mile Front" and: "France Accuses Czernin of Lying And Emperor Too" among others

Twelve pages, evenly toned, nice condition.

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Front page map from World War I...

Item #663910

April 04, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 4, 1918  The ftpg. features a map headed: "How The Allies Dented Salient Formed by German Drive" with articles headed: "Germans Bringing Up Much Artillery To Face Americans" and "Great Battles May Soon Begin On The Front In Picardy" among others.

Ten pages, partially loose at the spine, toned, good condition.... See More  

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World War I...

Item #663112

April 03, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 3 1918  Among the ftpg. reports on World War I are: "Wilson's Plan For Defeating Germany May Be Carried Out" "Enemy Declines To Give Battle & Allies Take Initiative In What Little Fighting Occurs" "German Efforts to Open a Road Toward Amiens Fail".

Ten pages, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition... See More  

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World War I...

Item #663111

April 11, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 11 1918  Among the ftpg. reports on World War I are: "Germans Drive Deep Wedges In British Lines, Threatening Both Armentiers And Bethune" "Destroy British Army Kaiser's Aim".

Eight pages, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Front page World War I reports...

Item #662759

April 02, 1918

THE WILMINGTON MORNING STAR, North Carolina, April 2, 1918  Among the ftpg. reports from World War I are: "German Drive Brought Almost To Halt But Severe Fighting Is Taking Place Near Moreuil" "Casualties of the Germans Total 275,000 to 300,000" "Americans Going To Front Still Jam The Roads" "French Annihilate One German Battalion That Manages to Cross Oise&... See More  

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Front page World War I reports...

Item #662757

April 16, 1918

THE WILMINGTON MORNING STAR, North Carolina, April 16, 1918  Among the ftpg. reports from World War I are: "Between Lens & Ypres The Germans Have Found Haig's Defense Lines Solid As Rock" "Americans, Outnumbered Two to One, Completely Repulsed German Attack" "German Wave Is Nearing Its Crest" and more.

Eight pages, small mailing label at the masthead, a ... See More  

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'Bold Venture' the Kentucky Derby winner...

Item #662703

May 03, 1936

THE NEWS & OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 3, 1936 

* Bold Venture wins Kentucky Derby 

* Thoroughbred race horse racing

The sports page has a banner headline: "Bold Venture Defeats Favored Brevity by Head to Win Derby" with a photo of the Kentucky Derby winning horse and jockey. A related report as well.

The complete issue, nice condition.... See More  

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A slave insurrection in North Carolina...

Item #662636

September 28, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1831  Page 2 has a report; "Insurrection in North Carolina" datelines from Raleigh, concerning: "...an insurrection among the negroes...citizens of Fayetteville are also under arms. As to our city, every thing has been in a state of preparation for war..." and more.

Four pages, damp staining near the top, good condition.... See More  

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Latest reports on the Civil War...

Item #661491

June 15, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, June 15, 1862  Among the ftpg. column headlines on the Civil War are: "INTERESTING FROM NEW ORLEANS" News From North Carolina" "Mysterious Movements of the Rebel Forces" "Rebel Cavalry going in the Direction of Fredericksburg" "Arrival of the Jersey Blue" "News From Norfolk" and much more.

Eight pages, margin tears, some... See More  

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Latest news from the Mexican War...

Item #657895

September 11, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 1847  Page 3 contains several items relating to the Mexican War including:  "North Carolina Volunteers" "The Present Aspect of New Orleans" "The News form the Seat of War" which includes letters datelines from Orizaba, Vera Cruz and Jalapa with many reports taking over 1 1/2 columns.

Four pages, good... See More  

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Ella Mae Wiggins killed... Loray Mill Strike...

Item #656060

September 15, 1929


* Ella Mae Wiggins killed (1st report)

* Loray Mill Strike - Gastonia, North Carolina

* Labor history of the United States

The front page has a one column heading: "CAROLINA MOB KILLS A WOMAN MILL STRIKER" with subhead. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete 1st section only w... See More  

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African-Americans may become Mormon priests...

Item #655207

June 10, 1978

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 10, 1978 

* Blacks may become Mormon priests

Page 21 has a one column head: "Mormons Let Blacks In Clergy". The report notes in part: "...Mormon Church President Spencer W. Kimball said he had received a revelation from God after praying...to 'extend to every worthy member of the church all of the privileges and ble... See More  

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John Cappelletti... Heisman trophy... Penn state...

Item #654856

December 04, 1973

THE RALEIGH TIMES, North Carolina, December 4, 1973

* John Cappelletti wins Heisman

* Penn State Nittany Lions

* NCAA college football

The sport's section (page 10-B) has a five column headline: "Penn State's Cappelletti takes the Heisman Trophy" with photo of Cappelletti (see) First report coverage on Penn state running back, John Cappelletti, winning the 1973 Heis... See More  

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Map and other Civil War graphics...

Item #654300

January 05, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 5, 1865  Among the many ftpg. one column Civil War heads are: "SHERMAN" "Savannah Under the Old Flag" "The Citizens Becoming Sociable" "General Sherman's Regulations for the Government of the City" "THOMAS" "The Entire Union Army in Motion" "STONEMAN" "The Great Raid in Western Virginia&qu... See More  

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James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle...

Item #654178

July 18, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818  Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.

The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiogra... See More  

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina...

Item #651972

April 25, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1862 

* Elizabeth City, North Carolina 

* Siege of Yorktown, Virginia

* Nashville, Tennessee

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "Important From Fortress Monroe" "Union Account of the Fight Near Elizabeth City... See More  

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