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Sunday School...

Item #206847

January 26, 1856

SUNDAY SCHOOL ADVOCATE, N.Y., Jan. 26, 1856 Mostly religious-related content, with a few illustrations and a nice religious-themed masthead. Quarto-size, 8 pgs., traces of foxing. Uncut.

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An early sports newspaper...

Item #153282

January 12, 1856

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 12, 1856  Described in the masthead as "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this issue also has "The Carrier's Address To The Patrons Of The New York "Spirit Of The Times." A few traces of foxing, otherwise in nice condition.

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Early view of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada...

Item #674520

January 12, 1856

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 12, 1856  There are several nice military-themed prints inside, but some of the better prints are; "The Hon. Sir Allan MacNab, Prime Minster of Canada" and a nice half page view of: "Hamilton, Canada West, From the Mountain" and a great full page print: "Bear Hunting In Sweden".

Complete in 24 pages, great condition.

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Scenes of Honduras... Scene in the House of Representatives...

Item #647277

January 12, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 12, 1856  The ftpg. shows a: "Scene in the House of Representatives--Contest for the Election of Speaker". Inside has several prints of "Honduras" and of the people there, and there are also six prints concerning: "Immigration" including: "Searching For Stowaways" "Emigration Vessel--Between Decks"... See More  

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania... Pre-Civil War...

Item #615615

January 11, 1856

LEWISBURG CHRONICLE,, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1856

* Uncommon title

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with many advertisements.

Little damp staining in the upper right area, minor margin wear, otherwise good.

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The Carrier's Address poem...

Item #655011

January 08, 1856

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, New York, Jan. 8, 1856 

* New Year's carrier address

The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "The Carrier's Address to the Patrons of the Long Island Democrat", the significance of which can be found on the web.

Page 2 has two reports relating to the President's state-of-the-union address. &nb... See More  

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Much on slavery... Mormons... The Galalagos Islands...

Item #673117

January 30, 1855

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, January 30, 1855  Numerous slavery-themed articles throughout, particularly in regards to the events in Kansas. Also included are articles describing prisoners escaping from the State prison on Marine Island, reports from the Sandwich Islands, another from Utah describing the tension between Mormons on the governor of the state of Utah, and yet another written by... See More  

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John Greenlief Whittier...

Item #208683

January 11, 1855

COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, Albany, N.Y., Jan. 11, 1855 Bkpg. has a poem: Maud Muller by John Greenlief Whittier. Quarto-size, 16 pgs., the bkpg. has some foxing, with just a bit in the poem.

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Uncommon South Carolina title from 1855...

Item #663241

January 03, 1855

THE LANCASTER LEDGER, Lancaster Court House, South Carolina, Jan. 3, 1855  A wide range of content including news items, literary content, political reports, etc., with pages 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads. One is headed: "20 Likely Negroes For Sale" with details.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, minor irregularities at the margins, light foxing, generally good condition.... See More  

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Very uncommon title...

Item #651337

January 21, 1854

THE CITIZEN, New York, Jan. 21, 1854  The volume 1, number 3 issue of this uncommon tabloid-size newspaper. Various news of the day with reports from Congress near the back.  Sixteen pages, wear at the margins with a bit of chipping, foxing to the ftpg., never bound nor trimmed.

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On the Nebraska Territorial Bill...

Item #665707

January 13, 1854

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Jan. 13, 1854  Page 2 has a report: "Washington News - The Nebraska Territorial Bill" with much on it, as the territories argue over the slavery issue and their acceptance into the Union.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Short story by Horatio Alger... Rulers of the day...

Item #674861

January 07, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1854  Inside has a short story "written for Gleason's Pictorial" entitled: "The Veiled Mirror: Or, Pictures Of The New Year. By Horatio Alger, Jr." Quite early for Alger who was just twenty-two at the time.

The back page has a print showing variations of the: "New Regulation Uniform Of The New York Police" with a deta... See More  

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Electing a President in 1854...

Item #209882

January 07, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NYC, January 7, 1854. This 8 page newspaper is in good condition. A page 4 article is headed: "ELECTING A PRESIDENT" which talks about the changes in the process of electing the President of the United States. Other articles include: "DISASTER AT SEA" "CENTREVILLE, RHODE ISLAND" and much more. Many advertisements as well.

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Carrier's Address... A title willing to both praise and blame...

Item #661625

January 04, 1854

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, Jan. 4, 1854

* The Carrier Address to the subscribers - re: the New Year

Taking a full column and a bit more on pg. 2 is the: "Carriers Address To The Patrons Of The Independent Press, January 1, 1854."

News of the day with period advertising is found throughout. The newspaper describes itself in the masthead as: "A Family Newspaper ... See More  

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First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... 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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Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669878
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 

* Published by P. T. Barnum

Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #647597
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 

* Published by P. T. Barnum

Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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Harriet Beecher Stowe matches reputation of Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe)...

Item #652499

January 15, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, January 15, 1853 

Page 48 has a portrait of "Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author Of 'Uncles Tom's Cabin'," with related text beginning on 46 and continuing the the left of the portrait. The article states in part: "Of the personal history of this powerful writer, who has achieved a reputation entitling her to ranks with the au... See More  

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Beginning work on the Washington Monument... Nauvoo, the Mormon city...

Item #676063

January 08, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 8, 1853

* Nauvoo, Illinois - Mormons

* Washington monument

A short-live newspaper which preceded the first issue of "Harper's Weekly". This is the volume 1, number 2 issue. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

The front page shows: "The Late Collision on the Mississippi--Loss of the Steamer Western World&quo... See More  

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Australia's gold fields...

Item #648611

January 08, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 8, 1853

* Early gold mining print

Half the ftpg: "View Of The Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, N.Y." Half page: "Off To The Diggins--Scene Illustrating The Gold Fields Of Australia" Nearly a halfpg: "View Of The City Of Providence" plus slightly smaller illus. of the Arcade, Railroad Depot, & Market Square, all in Prov... See More  

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1853 Manchester New Hampshire...

Item #212836

January 05, 1853

UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Jan. 5, 1853.


* Manchester New Hampshire

* Carrier's Address...

Page 2 has a lengthy poem: Carriers Address To the Patrons of the Union Democrat. News of the day includes: "The Presidential Election at Sea" "Female Heroism" "California News" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Small piece missing in the lower right corner of the s
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Jamaica Long Island Carrier Address...

Item #209704

January 04, 1853

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1853 Front page has the Carriers Address To The Patrons Of The Long-Island Democrat. Takes a column and a bit more. Others headlines throughout this issue include references to: Long Island Railroad, Broadway Railroad, Female Physicians and much more. Stray writing above the masthead, bit irregular at the spine, a few scattered foxing spots, otherwise i... See More  

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First issue of a P. T. Barnum publication...

Item #669877

January 01, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 1, 1853  This is the very first issue of what would become a short-lived publication which had "P.T. Barnum, Special Partner" involved in its publication, as noted on one of the back pages.

This is one of the earliest illustrated periodicals in the United States, preceding both Leslie's Illustrated and Harper's Weekly.  The format would... See More  

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The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #672100

January 01, 1853

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, January, 1853  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has various prints of men & women, including; "The Good Man & the Murderer--A Cont... See More  

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Reflections on the discoveries during 1851... The Crystal Palace...

Item #652585

January 03, 1852


* Reflections on the discoveries during 1851...

* The New York World's Fair and the Crystal Palace

Patents, new inventions and discoveries, and the mid 1800's world of science is explored within the pages of this issue from early 1852. Inside has two articles of particular interest: "Progress of Discovery During 1851" and "A World&... See More  

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Rare & early print showing a San Francisco celebration upon California joining the Union...

Item #678990

January 25, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851  The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.

Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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"Lively Turtle" by Charles Dickens...

Item #660279

October 26, 1850

HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, England, October 26, 1850

* Charles Dickens original writing within his own publication

Starting on the front page is "Lively Turtle", an original writing by Charles Dickens. While Household Words was a Dickens' publication, most of the literary contributions were made by others. Although he did make ongoing contributions, nearly all are unattributed.

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Henry Longfellow poem...

Item #206557

January 31, 1850

THE DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Jan. 31, 1850  Ftpg. has the words of a poem: "The Day is Gone By Longfellow". Vertical dampstaining through the middle does not affect this content.

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Getting to the California gold fields...

Item #663760

January 11, 1850

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850 

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at... See More  

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Report on the Mormon colony in Utah...

Item #602541

January 08, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1850 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Early Salt Lake City, Utah

The front page has: "From The Valley Of Salt Lake" which is an early report on the Mormons at their new home. Bits include: "...states that the Mormon colony at the Valley of the Salt Lake was in a prosperous and happy condition. The crops had been abundant...The Mo... See More  

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St. Charles Borromeo Church...

Item #616999

January 06, 1850

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 6, 1850

* St. Charles Borromeo Church

* Sidney Place, Brooklyn dedication

Page has an article with small heading: "Dedication of the Church of St. Charles Boromeo, in Sydney Place, Brooklyn" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nice.

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Emigrants from England to Australia...

Item #669903

January 20, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 20, 1849  The front page shows: "The Islington New Market". Inside has 4 prints on the: "Gold Mine In Brazil".

Perhaps the best prints are the five showing: "Scenes On Board an Australian Emigrant Ship" with related text, all taking two pages.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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News from the California Gold Rush...

Item #651326

January 13, 1849

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Jan. 13, 1849 

* California gold rush - 49ers

Page 2 has an article: "From California" which includes: "...the price of gold dust in the 'diggins' had  fallen to six  dollars an ounce, being less than one third its real value at the U.S. Mint...There was much suffering at the mines & even apprehensions of famine in c... See More  

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The California Gold Rush...

Item #685728

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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Much concerning the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #645515

January 11, 1849

THE AGE, Augusta, Maine, Jan. 11, 1849 

* California gold rush - 49ers

Page 2 has: "For California" concerning the creation of a stock company "...for the purpose of proceeding to California...Each member, on joining the company, is to pay $500 which will entitle him to an equal share with the others in the profits & income...".  Also: "California Gold-... See More  

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Great content from the early period of the California Gold Rush...

Item #651320

January 10, 1849


* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

The ftpg. has: "Gold Region" noting in part: "...such astonishing news from California that they dare not publish it. If published the marvelous tale as to the length & breadth of the Gold Region would not be credited...Col. Fremont...acquainted with the existence of extensive '... See More  

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Taking a new route to the California gold fields...

Item #651346

January 06, 1849


* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

Page 2 has: "California Items" which mentions a group  of 20 soon to head there: "...mostly young men of spirit & enterprise...have adopted rules prohibiting gambling, drinking, the use of cards...". Also reports of other groups planning to head there, one taking a new rout... See More  

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Wrestling a bear... Niagara Falls...

Item #553731

January 15, 1848

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, dated January 15, 1848

* Uncommon sporting title

Interesting articles include: "A Winter Jaunt To Niagara Falls" "Camp Hunting In Mississippi" & "Wrestling With A Bear"

and more. Area of staining in the outer margin, lite foxing, otherwise nice. 12 pages.

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Calhoun's famous speech opposing the annexation of Mexico...

Item #678352

January 08, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1848

* John C. Calhoun speech

* Annexation of Mexico ?

When it comes to "famous utterances" of the 19th century, this issue has one.

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Speech of Mr. Calhoun, of South Carolina, In the Senate of the United States, January 4, 1848." This is a very notable speech by Calhoun, many websit... See More  

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By the Odd Fellows...

Item #152446

January 01, 1848

THE ODD FELLOW, Boston, Jan., 1848  An "Extra" containing "A General Directory Of The Order Throughout The United States." Quarto-size, 8 pgs., with a somewhat ornate masthead.

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The Taos, New Mexico Revolt...

Item #666780

March 18, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 18, 1847 

* Taos Revolt - New Mexico

* Mexican-American War

Page 3 has over half a column headed: "Important From New Mexico"  which has a subhead: "Insurrection at Taos".

This was the Taos Revolt, an insurrection in January 1847 by Hispano and Puebloan allies against the United States’ occupati... See More  

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News from the Mexican War...

Item #602939

January 30, 1847

THE UNION, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1847  The front page has: "Army Intelligence" "General Wool's Division" which includes a letter from the "camp at Agua Neuva" and another from "Monterey, Dec. 24, 1846". Inside has: "Official" with two "General Orders" relating to the military (see).

Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine,... See More  

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Various 1847 treaties...

Item #206601

January 28, 1847

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Jan. 28, 1847  On the ftpg. under an engraving of an eagle and shield are a "Convention With The Grand Duchy Of Hesse Cassel For The Abolition Of The Droit DAuabaine And Of Taxes On Emigration", a "Treaty With Belgium, Of Commerce And Navigation", a "Treaty With The Two Sicilies Of Commerce And Navigation", a &quo... See More  

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Mexican War...

Item #597364

January 16, 1847

THE SALEM OBSERVER, Massachusetts, Jan. 16, 1847  Page 2 includes: "The War and Slavery" "Important From the Army" "The Mexican War" "More of Santa Anna's Movements" with the Mexican War coverage taking over a full column.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, dirtiness to an upper portion of pg. 1 only, otherwise good.

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The Mexican War...

Item #622538

January 16, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Jan. 16, 1847 

* Valentín Gómez Farías address

* Mexican-American War

As would be expected from a D.C. paper, much reporting from Congress including talk on funding the army. Page 3 has: "Late From Mexico" which has the address of the Mexican vice president. Also a letter which begins: "The war is not finished so so... See More  

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Very scarce title...

Item #619281

January 15, 1847

MONTHLY BULLETIN, New York, Jan.15, 1847 

* Early locomotive engraving

Actually a quite scarce title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes it began March 15, 1846 but doesn't know when it ended. Only the American Antiquarian Society records any issues of this title and it has but three.

Various news & literary items, nice engraving of an early railroad engine in ... See More  

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The Mexican War...

Item #596577

January 14, 1847

THE UNION, Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 1847 

* Mexican War

Page 3 has reports from the Mexican War including heads: "From Monterrey and Saltillo" "Brigadier General Pillow" "Movement of Troops" "The 'Rumors' from the Rio Grande" which includes a letter signed by: Z. Taylor; and other items. Some war content on page 2 as well.

Four pages, v... See More  

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Military appointments in 1847...

Item #217362

January 09, 1847

THE UNION, Washington, Jan. 9, 1847  The front page has a statement showing the number of recruits who enlisted in the regular army during the previous year, plus there is a letter about enlistment from the Adjutant General. Page 3 has an Act concerning the terms of enlistment as ordered by the Adjutant General, plus there is a table with the rates of pay.

Other news of the day. Fou
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President Polk sells land rich in lead ore...

Item #655873

January 08, 1847

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1847  The ftpg. contains three documents "By the President of the United States" and each signed in type: James K. Polk. The lengthiest is for the sale of land in Illinois, Arkansas & territories of Wisconsin & Iowa "... supposed to contain lead ore...". The other two are similar.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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