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686075

George Washington and Alexander Hamilton signatures on the front page...

Item #686075

February 08, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Alexander Hamilton




The top half of the first column is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Unfortunately there is a piece removed from just beneath this Act, part of a letter carrying over to column two which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton.

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686073

Two Acts of Congress signed by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams...

Item #686073

April 02, 1791

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791  The front page has reporting on: "The Bank Bill under Consideration". The back page has two Acts of Congress, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, each signed in block type by: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. The bkpg. also has an ad by: "Manuel Noah, Broker..." a noted Jewish financie... See More  

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$165.00
686057

The early workings of Congress...

Item #686057

April 13, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 13, 1789  



* United States Congress beginning

* Federal government in it's infancy




A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report headed: "Proceedings of Congress - House of Representatives of the United States" datelined April 11, which was 19 days before Wash... See More  

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$360.00
686051

Congressmen sworn in & Congress begins...

Item #686051

April 15, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Apr. 15, 1789  A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report from New York mentioning that the Speaker & other members of the House are sworn into office, with a printing of a portion of their oath.

Also some reporting of the very first item on the first Congress, that being th... See More  

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$355.00
686049

Taxation without representation...

Item #686049

July 25, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, July 25, 1768 



* Taxation without representation

* Pre American Revolutionary War




The front page has: "The Nuns General Character & Way of Living from an Account of the Manners & Customs of Italy" which carries over to pages 2 & 3 as well.

Further on under: "America" is a report from Charleston which begins: "It seems hardly p... See More  

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$340.00
686046

Workings of Congress on creating the Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686046

May 18, 1789

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 18, 1789



* Tariff Act of 1789

* United States Congress

* 1st major piece of legislation




 One of the first priorities of the new federal government was creating a means of tariff revenues, of such importance that the resulting Tariff Act of 1789 was just the second Act approved by Congress. The Tariff Act would be approved on July 4.

But it is th... See More  

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686042

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686042

July 22, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 22, 1789   Most of page 2 and a bit of page 2 are taken up with "Sketches of the Proceedings of Congress" providing interesting insight into the discussion of the very new federal government.

Page 3 has the full text of: "An Act Imposing duties on Tonnage" signed in type by the President: G. Washington, and the Vice Presid... See More  

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686040

On the Treasury Bill and compensations for various officers...

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1789  Half of the front page is taken up with an article headed: "Slave Trade" which is a report from a French society for the abolition of the trade. One bit notes: "...The abolition, therefore, of negro slavery was esteemed by the general United States & by the convention in which they were represented, not only a measure condu... See More  

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686033

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789..

Item #686033

July 24, 1789

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 24, 1789 



* Tariff Act of 1789 (Tonnage)

* George Washington signs

* 1st major piece of legislation




The entire front page is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads.

Page 2 has an address to George Washington from the governor & council of North Carolina, which is followed by his reply which carries ove... See More  

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686026

Terrific display newspaper from 1789...

Item #686026

August 07, 1789

THE NORWICH PACKET & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Connecticut, Aug. 7, 1789 



* Very rare 18th century publication

* Great masthead engraving for display

* First year of President George Washington




This must rank among the more beautiful mastheads of the 18th century, and it has been many years since we have been able to offer one. And from the founding year of the federal government with two ... See More  

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685992

From the early months of our federal government...

Item #685992

July 11, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, NY, July 11, 1789  



* From the 1st year of George Washington's presidency

* United States government (Congress) in it's infancy




Page 2 has much on an oration delivered by the Reverend William Rogers before the Penna. State Society of the Cincinnati, and: "...Towards the close of the oration, Mr. Rogers...observed...to blazon the meri... See More  

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685880

Displayable Act of Parliament... 1759...

Item #685880

January 01, 1759

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1759  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for adding certain annuities...to the joint stock...and for carrying the several duties therein mentioned to the Sinking fund..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$34.00
685874

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: King wants his ships back...

Item #685874
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne defeat

* Captain John Paul Jones




The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America.

But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyn... See More  

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685842

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #685842
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as we find almost no American content. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news reports is al... See More  

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685816

Washington at Morristown... Action in the South...

Item #685816
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780  The first article has: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.

Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure f... See More  

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685805

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #685805
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue.

Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French s... See More  

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685711

Ornate masthead in this Dublin newspaper...

Item #685711

May 05, 1791

THE DUBLIN CHRONICLE, Ireland, May 5, 1791  Ornate lettering int he  masthead of this uncommon title. Filled with news items from Europe, and discussion in the "House of Commons" on the: "Quebec Bill". 

Eight pages, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, pgs. 3 & 4 close-trimmed at the bottom affects some words, otherwise good condition.

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685709

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #685709

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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685691

A John Adams Proclamation... Rights of women...

Item #685691

March 31, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 31, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles, one of which is: "The Rights Of Woman" which is a serialized article, this portion taking 1 1/2 pages. The back two pages are taken ... See More  

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685497

Nice 18th century American magazine...

Item #685497
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1792  First page has: "Description of the Upper Ferry on the River Schuylkill, near the city of Philadelphia", lacking the related plate.

Also in this issue are: "History of the Smallpox" "A Hint to the Ladies" "Method of Imitating Certain Wines" "An Oration Delivered at Taunton, July 4, 1792 at the C... See More  

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685342

Interesting doctor's ad from 1734...

Item #685342

June 15, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, June 15, 1734  This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 

The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but the overriding purpose was to unseat&n... See More  

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685297

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #685297

March 26, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 26, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, generally in ve... See More  

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685275

Great 18th century issue for display...

Item #685275

March 07, 1719

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, March 7, 1719  



* Jacobite Rebellion - Pretender

* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be had, and is a nice display issue as such.

Various news items from Europe including a page 2 mention that: "...letters from several parts of ... See More  

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685248

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #685248

April 14, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 14, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is... See More  

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685191

Criminals and their crimes...

Item #685191

November 12, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Nov. 12, 1726  A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Page 2 has a report of various criminal cases, one of which notes: "Two persons stood in the pillory this week for sodomy, and were sadly maul'd."

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the front page, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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685189

Penitent murderer & rapist warns his spectators to take another course...

Item #685189

October 22, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Oct. 22, 1726  A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Page 2 has a report of penitent yet monstrous murderer & rapist: "Last Monday the notorious John Humphrey was executed here...for several rapes and murders...He was very penitent under condemnation, and at the place of execution behaved very devoutly, giving, in his fare... See More  

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684955

Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 21, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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684748

Still with the original blue wrappers...

Item #684748
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1769  Rarely do we find such 18th century magazines in their original state--never bound, never trimmed, and with their original blue outer wrappers. Here is one.

Inside the front wrapper is the title/contents have most are familiar with, featuring a very detailed engraving of the London skyline.

Near the back in the "Monthly Chronologer" wit... See More  

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684747

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #684747

November 04, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Nov. 4, 1708  From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original print run of just 400, making this a very rare title.

Defoe's &quo
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684744

Just before the Constitution is created...

Item #684744

June 08, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, June 8, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  A notable newspaper from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the creation of the American Constitution when the founding fathers were crafting a framework for a new federal government.

Inside has: "Cursory Perspective of the Staters of America" listing them state-b... See More  

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684720

Discussing the election...

Item #684720

October 06, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1796  Page 2 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with a letter concerning the election with mention of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and others.

The back page has a lengthy ad for a lottery for the "Federal City" of Washington. A wealth of other ads as well.

Four pages, archival strengthening at t... See More  

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684640

For Sale, A Few Likely Negroes of good character...

Item #684640

June 03, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 3, 1796  Page 2 has reports from Converses including: "The bill for making appropriations for the support of the military and naval establishments of 1796, was read a their time and passed...".

Page 3 had an ad: "For Sale, A Few Likely Negroes of good character..." and a bit more.

The back page has 2 runawa... See More  

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684639

Sale of a slave girl... Debating the Jay Treaty...

Item #684639

June 02, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 2, 1796  Much of page 2 is taken up with a report from Congress: "On motion for making provision for carrying into effect the treaty with Great Britain." which refers to the controversial Jay Treaty.

The front page has an ad: "For Sale, For the term of 10 Years, A likely healthy NEGRO GIRL..." with deta... See More  

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684578

Discussing the Jay Treaty...

Item #684578

June 11, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 11, 1796  Much of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with reports from Congress concerning debates on the controversial Jay Treaty with England.

The front page has an ad: "For Sale, For the term of 10 Years, A Likely healthy Negro Girl..." with details.

Page 4 has other "reward" ads concerning slaves, with details.... See More  

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684536

Commodore Pearson awarded for his action with John Paul Jones...

Item #684536

May 07, 1789

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 7, 1789  Page 2 has a rather gruesome report concerning: "...navigators sent out for the purpose of making discoveries by order of the French court...".

It mentions that when the crew went ashore to make observations, "...the natives shewed every friendly disposition...for no sooner were they within their power, than their perfidy w... See More  

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684514

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #684514

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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684429

Letter from Patrick Henry, and much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #684429

June 09, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1779 



* Patrick Henry letter signed in type

* Much on the Revolutionary War




Pages 2 and 3 contain a wealth of reporting on the Revolutionary War including a letter from Charleston noting in part: "The campaign in George and the Southern part of this state between the royal army commanded by Brigadier General P... See More  

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684283

Death & funeral of Governor Increase Sumner...

Item #684283

June 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 12, 1799 



* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor




Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "Arrangements For The Funeral Of the Late Governor Sumner" including the "Procession from the State House--Funeral Escort" showing the position of the "corpse" and the pall bearers. Nice to have in this title.

Four page,... See More  

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684282

William H. Harrison when he was 26 years old...

Item #684282

December 18, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 18, 1799  



* William Henry Harrison

* Very early mention (26 yrs. old)

* Northwest Territory Congressman




The top of page 2 has a brief report headed: "Delegate To Congress" noting: "Mr. W. H. Harrison having produced his credentials as delegate to Congress from the N.W. Territory, the same were referred to the Committee of Elections.&qu... See More  

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684280

Less than 3 months before Washington's death...

Item #684280

September 21, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 21, 1799  The front page has a portion of the: "Act to Establish the Post Office of the United States". 

Other news of the day with much on the Napoleonic Wars in Europe.

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

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684158

The Battle of the Nile... Admiral Nelson victorious...

Item #684158

October 27, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Oct. 27, 1798  Handsome engraving in the masthead. Being of the era of the Napoleonic Wars, it is not surprising that this issue has numerous reports on such. Included are a few dispatches which relate to the historic Battle of the Nile, and another noting: "...that Admiral Nelson had taken & destroyed the whole of the French Transports, a... See More  

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684157

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #684157

June 21, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, June 21, 1746 



* Rare 18th century title

* Nice masthead




An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches,... See More  

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684156

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #684156

April 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 3, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale advertisements




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete i... See More  

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684153

Much on the Napoleonic War...

Item #684153

October 20, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Oct. 20, 1798  Handsome engraving in the masthead. Being of the era of the Napoleonic Wars, it is not surprising that this issue has numerous reports on such, found on all pages.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, irregular at the spine & partially loose at the spine, mostly good condition. Full red tax stamp on the front page.

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683972

1781 military pay document...

Item #683972

December 12, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 12, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Thirteen Shillings".

Measures 6 by 5 inches, lightly inked, archival mend on the back side, genera... See More  

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683823

Listing of the United States Navy...

Item #683823

August 28, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 28, 1799  Page 3 has a chart listing: "Untied States Navy - Vessels In Service" as well as a list of "Vessels Building" listed by name, number of guns, and their commanders. Included are the United States, Constitution, Constellation among the frigates, plus others noted as "Ships" "Brigs" and &q... See More  

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683822

The ship Constellation, and more...

Item #683822

September 04, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 4, 1799  A very ornate masthead. Page 2 has much news from Europe including: "Official - Operations of Buonaparte" at Tripoli in Syria.

Page 3 includes news headed: "Tennessee" with the report of a duel; "Western Territory--Cincinnati"  concerning trouble with Indians; a letter from Capt. Truxton wh... See More  

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683810

Beautiful engraving in the masthead...

Item #683810

October 20, 1785

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER Boston, Oct. 20, 1785  The beautiful masthead is an early version of the Seal of the United States.

Page 3 has a report noting: "Great Britain, in all probability, will be totally excluded from trading to the United States of North America unless she moderates the unjustifiable rigour of her act of navigation & proceeds upon the same p... See More  

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683759

Seven different American titles, 1790's...

Item #683759

January 01, 1797

Seven different American titles from the 1700's: Columbian Centinel (1798), Gazette of the United States (1799), The Herald (1797), The Philadelphia Gazette & Universal Advertiser (1796), Porcupine's Gazette (1797), Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser (1798), and Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser (1791). All are complete issues with moderate wear; no disfigurements.... See More  

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683752

Seven different British titles from the 1700's...

Item #683752

May 05, 1767

A lot of seven different British titles from the 1700's: London Chronicle (1766), Morning Chronicle (1796), Morning Post & Daily Advertiser (1791), The World (1790), Whitehall Evening Post (1796), Gloucester Journal, 1766), & The Daily Post-Boy (1733).

All issues are complete, good condition.

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