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Latest from the Mormon country...

Item #595258

February 02, 1858

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858  Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which  is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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James Madison and Wellington...

Item #595145

July 13, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, July 13, 1811  Pages 2 and 3 contain three documents, each signed in type by the President: James Madison (see for portions). Also a lengthy letter on the: "Battle of Agueda" signed by: Wellington.

Four page, never bound nor trimmed, minor foxing near the top, nice condition.

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Indian treaty... burning of Steamboat Erie...

Item #590278

December 04, 1841

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1841  The front page has: "Treaty with Wyandott Indians" which includes: "... the "Wyandott nation were assembled y the Chiefs in General Council o the 20th and 22d instant, to vote upon the question of selling to the United States all their lands in Ohio, and emigrant to the West. After two days and a part of  last ni... See More  

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1811 James Madison...

Item #588135

January 12, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1811  As would be expected from this title, a considerable amount of reporting from Congress including all of pages 1 & 2. Pg. 3 has "An Act..." of Congress for the relief of distressed seamen, signed in type: James Madison (bit close-trimmed here: see). The back page has a "$100 Reward" ad for a runaway mulatto slave,... See More  

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Early Niagara Falls tragedy...

Item #572275

May 24, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C. May 24, 1851 

* Niagara Falls (good & bad reports) 

This 4 page newspaper has a one column headline at the bottom of the front page: "THE FALLS OF NIAGARA" giving a short description of it's mighty splendor. (see)

Also a even smaller article at the bottom of page 3 is titled: "Accident At Niagara Falls"  whic... See More  

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Cherokee Council... Ship Princeton...

Item #571054

February 13, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington (D.C.), February 13, 1844  The frontpage of this issue contains reports on "The United States Ship Princeton" which had left from Philadelphia having in tow the brig Caraccas, bound for Laguayra, however incurring difficulties due to ice. "The Cherokee Councill in session at Tah-le-quah" reported that it has adjourned after 100 days. This... See More  

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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown... Death of Kit Carson?

Item #565239

July 18, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848  This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (s... See More  

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National Lord's Day Convention...

Item #563760

November 30, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., November 30, 1844

* National Lord's Day Convention

* Slave trade

On pg. 3 under "National Lord's Day Convention" is a report about the evening session of the convention, followed by a list of the resolutions that were adopted at the session held the next morning. Printing crease affects about eight words in one of the resolves. ... See More  

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General Tom Thumb....

Item #563224

August 22, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., August 22 , 1844

* General Tom Thumb as a young boy

* P.T. Barnum circus attraction

Page 3 has a report about "Tom Thumb At Paris" that reads, in part:

* As it is the intention of Mr. Barnum to visit Paris with Tom Thumb....The General, having worn out Napoleon in England, he will there, in polite deference to French prejudice, ap... See More  

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Copper discovered in Northern Michigan...

Item #562994

January 02, 1844


* Early Michigan

* Copper mining

Page 3 has a report from a Rochester newspaper about "Copper Mines" that says:

* ...331 veins of copper and lead ore have been discovered in Northern Michigan, bordering on Lake Superior, by an exploring party of miners,and that applications have been made to the...Govenment for...permits...compan... See More  

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Abolition pamphlets burned in Missouri...

Item #562674

June 07, 1836


* Abolition

* Early Missouri (Palmyra MO)

Page 3 has a report from St. Louis about the "Burning of Abolition Pamphlets" in Marion County. The report states, in part that:

* ...considerable excitement was... produced by reports of the reception of boxes of abolition pamphlets in that quarter. Search was made, and two b... See More  

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Mammoth Cave... new discoveries...

Item #561938

July 27, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., July 27, 1844

* Mammoth Cave in Kentucky

* Pre Civil War era

A page 3 report about the "Mammoth Cave" says: "Twenty-six large avenues and a third river, larger than those previously known, have recently been discovered in the Mammoth Cave. A sulphur spring of an excellent quality of water has also been found some miles within the cave.... See More  

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Death of Christian Clemens...

Item #560147

September 06, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., September 6, 1844

* Mount Clemens MI founder death

* Christian Clemens

Among the "Deaths" listed on page 3 is one that says: "At Mount Clemens, Michigan, on the 25th ult., Hon. Christian Clemens..." & a bit more, plus mention that he founded "...the...flourishing village of Mount Clemens..."

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A "steam-wagon" in 1860...

Item #557538

July 14, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 14, 1860

* Early steam wagon

* Pre civil war from our nation's capital

On page 2 under "Steam-Wagon In San Francisco" is a vivid account of a demonstration of a "steam-wagon" in San Francisco. The account also describes the steam-wagon in detail, mentioning that the vehicle "...weighs about ten tons. The driving w... See More  

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Proposals sought for expanding the Capitol...

Item #557500

July 20, 1860

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 20, 1860 

* United States Capital building extension notice 

* Pre civil war original 

* From our Nation's captial 

A front page notice headed "United States Capitol Extension" states that proposals "...will be received...until noon...the 21st of August...for furnishing and putting up the iron ceilings of... See More  

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Governor Simon Snyder... Runaway ad...

Item #547685

December 21, 1815

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, from Washington D.C., dated December 21, 1815.

* Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder

On pg. 2 under “Pennsylvania” is the “Governor’s Message”, signed in type: Simon Snyder. The back page has a reward ad for a runaway “Negro Man named David”.

Other news of the day includes: "Congress" "Banking Fraud" &quo... See More  

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State House of Massachusetts....

Item #221681

June 19, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, June 19, 1856.


* Western cities described

* Pre civil war era

On the back page under The Great West is a lengthy extract from a lecture delivered by a gentleman from St. Louis to the State House of Massachusetts. Has many interesting facts and details about the cities and regions of the northwest, central west and far west. Good content! O
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Whiskey Manufacturing in 1856...

Item #220060

November 20, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 20, 1856.


* Manufacturing of whiskey

* Early Superior Wisconsin settlement

A page 3 report under Manufacture of Whiskey describes the large scale production of whiskey at Cincinnati. Another item says that Superior, Wisconsin, was first settled in 1854 and by January 1856 had a population of 500, and presently had 100 families cultivating
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United States Quakers in 1856....

Item #219931

June 26, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, June 26, 1856.


* U.S. Quakers meeting houses

* 19th century from the nation's capital

A front page item below the fold says the Quakers in the U.S. have a total of 715 meeting houses and an aggregate membership of 283,023, plus the number of meeting houses and members in Md., Wash., D.C., Va. and Pa., their favorite State. Other news of th
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Walk-in-the-Water Steamship in 1820....

Item #218009

June 24, 1820



* 1st Steamship on Lake Erie

* Walk-in-the-Water reporting

A page 3 report from Buffalo states that: The Steam-Boat Walk-in-the-Water, left this place...for Mackina [sic], with a full freight and about 50 passengers....her freight consisted...of goods belonging to the American Fur Company, amounting in value of upwards of 100,000 dollars. Othe
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Early Midwest prairies report...

Item #217618

July 01, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 1, 1820


* Early prairies of the Midwest report - Farmland fertile\

On page 3 under The Prairies Of The West is report describing the barren aspects of the prairies, but also mentions that the soil is extremely fertile. Other news of the day includes: "Debate On The Missouri Bill (Lengthy)" "Spain" and more. 4 pages in
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Barnburners Party...

Item #217272

August 15, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Aug. 15, 1848  The front page has a list of Marine Corps promotions made by President Polk. On pg. 3 under The Barnburner's Convention are the preamble and resolutions adopted at Buffalo by the Free-Soil Party. The Barnburners were the progressive faction of the Democratic Party and they opposed the extension of slavery, championing free soil, f
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1811 Edmund Charles Genet....

Item #213279

September 24, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 24, 1811.

* 1811 Edmund Charles Genet

* Original Newspaper

The front page has a letter: Comments On Armed Neutrality, By Edward C. Genet, a citizen of New-York, signed in type: Edmund Charles Genet. Other news of the day and several interesting advertisements. Two minor stray notations next to the masthead, a few foxing spots.
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1811 Samuel Chase Address....

Item #213212

August 03, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington City, Aug. 3, 1811.


* Samuel Chase Address

* 1811 Original Newspaper

* Complete

The front page has the Address of Samuel Chase, Esq. To his Constitutents, the voters of Anne Arundle county, on the right of Constituents to instruct their Representatives, signed in type: Samuel Chase. Other news of the day with advertisements. Subscribers n
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1811 Snake Bite Cure...

Item #212909

August 06, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Aug. 6, 1811

* 1811 Snake Bite Cure

* U.S. Frigate Constitution

The front page has a lengthy article: On The Cure Of Persons Bitten By Snakes. Brief item on pg. 2 says: The frigate Constitution sailed from Annapolis, bound to France, with Mr. Barlow, and others on board....

Other news of the day includes: "To The People of Maryland" "Insurrection and M
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Secretary of the Treasury's annual report...

Item #211009

December 10, 1811

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 10, 1811 The Official Statements, Extracted from the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treasury takes two columns on the front page and almost four columns on pg. 2. Other news of the day and advertisements. First leaf has an archival mend to a small hole, bit of stray writing above the masthead.

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Ocean steamers...

Item #209166

May 22, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 22, 1851. Page 2 report taking two columns and a bit more: Ocean Steamers The Rise, Progress and Condition of American Ocean Steam Navigation. News of the day. Small hole in the second leaf, otherwise in good condition. 4 pages.

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General Wilkinson...

Item #208931

November 07, 1806

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER; AND WASHINGTON ADVERTISER, Nov. 7, 1806. A page 2 report from New Orleans says that Gen. Wilkinson will not resume his duties as governor of Upper Louisiana, and that he recommended Dr. Browne, a brother-in-law of Aaron Burr, to be his successor. Other news of the day. Topical report on pg. 3 about making Good Cider. Inked library stamp on the ftpg. & pg. 3.

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Discovering lime...

Item #208711

May 03, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 3, 1851  On pg. 2 under Interesting And Important Discovery is a report discussing the discovery "...of and valuable mineral, Phosphate of Lime, occurring in large quantities in Hurdstown, near the...Morris Canal, in New Jersey..." and more.

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African colonization... Artic expedition...

Item #206985

August 22, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Aug. 22, 1850  Pg. 3 has a letter to the editor: "On African Colonization". Under "Arctic Expedition" is a dispatch from Lieut. De Haven, commander of the U.S. expedition in search of Sir John Franklin.

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Earth rotation study...

Item #206974

May 31, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 31, 1851  Ftpg. article: "To Make Artificial Marble And Stone". Also under "Communications" are three letters: "Rotary Motion Of The Earth" "M. Foucaults Demonstration Of The Earths Rotation" "Mr. Foucaults Experiment". Lite rubbing on the front page. 

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Mississippi River...

Item #206902

May 01, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 1, 1851 Interesting correspondence on the front page under: "Travel On The Mississippi River" takes about 1/2 the column. Page 2 essay: "Means Of Compensating For The Scarcity Of Silver Coin". Bit of rubbing in unrelated content on the ftpg.

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Siamese Twins Chang-Eng...

Item #206686

February 27, 1837

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Feb. 27, 1837 Ftpg. ad: "Last Day The Siamese Twin Brothers---CHANG-ENG...have fixed, Wednesday, March 1, as...their last day of...stay in this city...At The Globe Hotel...". Subscribers name written above the masthead.

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Wyoming Pennsylvania Deer Hunting...

Item #206469

November 25, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 25, 1839 Pg. 2 has an article " Deer Hunting In Wyoming (Pa.)" which describes Luzerne County as "picturesque and beautiful" & more, with much about the deer hunting there, plus mention of Harveys Lake and Bald Mountain. A nice article!

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Nun defection...

Item #206395

August 21, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Aug. 21, 1839 A pg. 3 report under "Tumultuous At Baltimore" provides details about an unusual incident involving the defection of a nun from the Carmelite Convent on Aisquith Street , and caused "considerable excitement". Also has a "Proclamation" from the mayor of Baltimore warning the public to stay away from the convent.

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Crossing Niagara on a tightrope... Gold in Kansas...

Item #200017

June 28, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, June 28, 1859  On the ftpg. under "Gold In Kansas" is part of a detailed account which describes the scene at the gold region at Pikes Peak. Also another report: "Crossing Niagara Falls On A Tight Rope" re. Mons. Blondin. Occasional foxing in the margins.

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Thomas Nast political montage on Andrew Johnson... Texas...

Item #173036

October 27, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 27, 1866 Half of ftpg. shows: 'Lady Lobbyists at the White House'. 'Sinking of the Daniel Webster' & 'Sinking of the Evening Star'. Nice dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast is a montage of political cartoons on Andrew Johnson. A fullpg. of four nice scenes in Texas, including Houston and Galveston. Halfpg; 'Faneuil Hall, Boston. Bkpg. pol... See More  

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Item #150145

July 29, 1824

THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 29, 1824 Pg. 3 has: "Capture Of Pirates" re. action near Matanzas.

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Item #150152

October 17, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Wash., Oct. 17, 1848 Ftpg. has a short article re: Africa (see images).

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Item #150655

February 11, 1824

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, (Washington), Feb. 11, 1824 A folio-size singlesheet, most of which is taken up by a "Speech Of Mr. M'Lane, (Of Del.)". Traces of foxing but mostly nice. Untrimmed.

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Item #152051

May 12, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 12, 1849 A page 3 report headed "Most Afflicting and Fatal Tumults In the City of New York" give details about the riot at the Astor Opera House that resulted in twenty-two deaths. The report says that amond those arrested was Ned Buntline, who supposedly helped precipitate the riot, and was later know for his dime novels and for dubbing William Cody as "Buf... See More  

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Item #152060

May 31, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 31, 1856 Ftpg: "From Kansas--By The Mails" has a detailed letter from he Office of the U.S. Marshall at Lecompton. The letter states in part: "All persons in Kansas Territory...who honestly submit to the constituted authorities, will ever find me ready to aid in protecting them; all who seek to resist the laws...and turn traitors to their country will find m... See More  

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Item #152097

June 10, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, June 10, 1820 A page 3 report: "Macbeth's Castle" talks about the discovery of a vault at Dunsinane Castle containing a large meteoric stone and two bronze tablets. Says the stone was put there by Macbeth and it might be the sacred Jacob's Pillow. Some foxing in unrelated reports.

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Santa Fe Army... Poland Ohio...

Item #152464

September 15, 1846

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 15, 1846 Pg. 3 has a letter discussing the Santa Fe Army. Also a report about a discovery at a Poland, Ohio iron company: "Iron Made with Raw Bituminous Coal."

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