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676485

Reference to the Boston Tea Party... Capt. Cooks 2nd voyage around the world...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1774  Perhaps the best item in this issue is the 3 page article titled: "An Epitome of the Voyage Round the World by Lieutenant Cook..." which is concluded from a previous issue. This was Cook's second voyage of three around the world, this one lasting from 1772-1775. In his third voyage he would be killed by natives in Hawaii in 1779... See More  

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676484

Great "travelogue" of Cook's voyage around the world...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 

The article: "An Epitome of the Voyage Round the World by Lt. Cook, Accompanied by Mr. Banks & Dr. Solander" takes nearly 7 pages and begins: "The voyage abounds with so many interesting & entertaining particulars, relative to new discoveries, that in our epitome we have but slightly touched on what is said of the m... See More  

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676483

Describing a kangaroo for the first time?

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,  London, England, July, 1773  Perhaps the most fascinating item in this issue is a nice article  titled: "Description of the National History Plate" and which begins: "The animal here represented is of a new species never yet described..." and it goes on to describe in much detail what is a kangaroo, found in New South Wales, Austral... See More  

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676482

Settling on the Mississippi... Judaica content...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1772  Among the articles are: "A Proposal for Abolishing Tythes...and furnishing every Parish throughout the Kingdom with an able Minister" "On the Present Appearance of the Planet Jupiter", an interesting & lengthy article: "J. P.'s Plans for a Settlement on the Mississippi Objected to" is very descriptive an... See More  

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676476

Battle of Alamance: first bloodshed of the Revolutionary War...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1771  The key content in this issue is on the reverse of the title page, headed: "American Affairs" being a report on what most historians describe as the first shedding of blood of the war for American independence. 

A report from: "Newburn, North Carolina" [New Bern], states in part: "His Excellency, the Governor, having... See More  

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676475

Trial on the Boston Massacre...

Item #676475
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1770  Certainly the prime content takes over half of the reverse of the title page, headed: "An Account of the Trial of Capt. Preston at Boston in New-England".

Captain Preston was the commanding officer of the British troops who fired upon the citizens in Boston in March of this year, now known as the "Boston Massacre". Thi... See More  

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676474

Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from a... See More  

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676473

Massachusetts' Bay... Hutchinson... Great map of Greece & vicinity...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with: "Lieutenant Hutchinson's Speech to Both Houses of Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts' Bay". In it he deals with the taxation issue.

This is followed by comments on the response from the Mass. Assembly w... See More  

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676472

Marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette... Boston Massacre reference...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with "American Affairs" which includes a report that the freeholders of Boston have elected Sam Adams & John Hancock (among others) to represent them in the Assembly to be convened at Cambridge.

Other reports from Boston include mention of the Boston Massacre: "...Ever sinc... See More  

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676471

A colonial town plan print... Trouble with the British...

Item #676471
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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676470

Slave insurrection in New York...

Item #676470
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1741  Within this issue is an article: "Of the Office of Auditor of the Revenue in America" which includes: "I am a native of New England & having read in your paper...The state of importance of the American colonies is so little understood or regarded...it would be better for England if all the Plantations were at the bottom
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676469

Sir Francis Drake...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1740  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Course of Iberia, why so Obstinate" "Continuation of the Life of Sir Francis Drake--His Voyage & Adventures inthe Streight of Magellan"" is part of a multi-issue biography; "Remarks on his Majesty's Speech" "Occulation of fixed Stars
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676468

James Oglethorpe fights the Spanish in Georgia, Florida...

Item #676468
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1740   Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, plus a report datelined "Hampton Road, Virginia, July 24, 1740" which takes a full column telling of military affairs at St. Augustine, with mention of General Oglethorpe & others.

Include... See More  

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676467

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #676467
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  Inside has an article headed: "Account of the Strength of Fort St. Augustine in Florida, the Nearest Settlement of the Spaniards to Georgia, Vera Cruz, in the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Jago de Cuba." which mentions James Oglethorpe.

The text includes: "...About 7 leagues below Fort St. Augustine are two forts, the one on the ... See More  

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676466

Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #676466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  An article of note is: "Discourse on Hebrew Customs Concluded" - which is a continuation from the previous issue.

Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a report which includes: "...Being a general fast was observed with great decency & solemnity throughout the city, & by the Jews also in the
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676465

Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed...

Item #676465
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

The report includes:
"The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing. Turpin behaved in an undaunted manner; as he mounted the ladder, feeling his right leg tremble, he stamped it down... See More  

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676464

Magazine from 1739...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1739  

Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Why the Popish Lords decline Taking the Oaths" "Daring Presumption of the Methodists" "A Further Account of the South Sea Company's Affairs" "Deplorable Case of a Widow Lady" and more.

Near the back is the: "Historical Chronicle&qu
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676463

First use of the term "Columbia" in regards to America... Military accounts from Georgia & Florida...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1738  Of great significance in this issue is the very first use of the term "Columbia" to refer to America.

The debates from Parliament note: "...It is observable that their conquests and acquisitions in Columbia (which is the Lilliputian name for the country that answers our America) have very little contributed to the power of
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676462

Blackbeard the pirate... Dick Turpin the highwayman...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1737  Certainly one of the more fascinating articles is one headed: "Notice of a Hidden Treasure" which tells of the supposed buried treasure of pirate Blackbeard, portions including: "...an account of Angria & some other pirates...tells us of the great havock those villains made in 1719 of the fine cargo's they met with, part... See More  

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676461

More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #676461
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736  Included is an interesting article continue from a previous issue: "Account of the Deluge", meaning the Biblical Flood.

Near the back is a short bit noting: "The trustees for the colony of Georgia gave instructions to Mr. Von Reck to fetch more Protestants from Germany to be provided for in Georgia; those already there prov... See More  

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676460

Carolina described... Sailing for Georgia...

Item #676460
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1732  Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which has the latest news reports of the day including a report about the "new Colony of Georgia" which states in part: "The Ann Galley...is on the point of sailing...for the new Colony of Georgia, with 35 Families, consisting of Carpenters, Bricklayers, Farmers, who take... See More  

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676459

Creating the colony of Georgia in 1732...

Item #676459
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1732  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the historic report on the creation of the colony of Georgia.

Under the heading: "On the Colony of Georgia" is much on the establishment of the colony including text "From the Charter", which includes: "His Majesty having taken into Consideration the miserable circumstanc... See More  

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676458

Vampires...

Item #676458
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1732  The issue begins with 32 pages of "A View of the Weekly Disputes & Essays in this Month". This section has various reports from the many newspapers in England including the Daily Courant, Universal Spectator, Applebee's Journal, Weekly Register, London Journal, Fog's Journal, The Craftsman, The Free Briton, and more. These... See More  

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676457

Trouble with vampires...

Item #676457
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1732  The first 29 pages are taken up with: "A View of the Weekly Disputes  & Essays in This Month" which has various reports from many newspapers in England including the Daily Courant, Universal Spectator, Applebee's Journal, Weekly Register, London Journal, Fog's Journal, The Craftsman, The Free Briton, and more.

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676456

From the first year it existed...

Item #676456
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1731 This is just the fifth issue of this extremely successful magazine, having begun in January of 1731 and lasting until 1907. As noted on the title page this is the "Second Edition". First editions from this initial year are very difficult to find.

Most of the issue is taken up with: "A View of the Weekly Disputes & Essays in this M... See More  

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676455

Defending the criticisms of Jews...

Item #676455
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1731 This is just the third issue of this extremely successful magazine. Several editions of the first several issues were printed in the early 1730's, and based on the note at the bottom of the title/contents page this is the "Third Edition".

Most notable and taking the entire first page is an article in defense of the Jews, beginning: &... See More  

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676454

Lengthy Judaica item, plus the founding of Georgia...

Item #676454
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1731  There are several notable articles in this issue, including over a full page on: "...an Historical and Law-Treatise Against Jews and Judaism, published some years since."

Another significant item is one of the earliest reports to be had on what would be the creation of the Georgia colony, headed: "A true Account of a new Co... See More  

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676448

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

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March 24, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 24, 1700



* 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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676447

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #676447

April 20, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 20, 1668



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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 complete as a single sheet, measur... See More  

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676442

Exploring the Carolinas...

Item #676442
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1764  Among the articles within are: "Some Account of George Psalmanazar, who pretended to be a Native of Formosa & published a Fabulous Account of that Island..." which takes over 5 pages. Also: "Description of a Remarkable Fish" which includes a full page plate of it as well; "Rules for Writing & Speaking Correctly... See More  

Item from Catalog 303 (released for February, 2021)...

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676436

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1667...

Item #676436

March 05, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 5, 1667



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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 complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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676435

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1687...

Item #676435

October 17, 1687

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 17, 1687



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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 complete as a single sheet, me... See More  

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676433

Ratification of the Bill of Rights...

Item #676433

March 14, 1792

For informational purposes only:



COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 14, 1792  This issue marks the RATIFICATION of the BILL OF RIGHTS by the United States.

It begins with the text: "The Convention of a number of States having at the time of their adopting the CONSTITUTION expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restr... See More  

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676431

Laying the cornerstone for the White House...

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May 26, 1792

For informational purposes only:



COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  May 26, 1792  Laying of Cornerstone for the "President's House". This newspaper contains an inside page report of the laying of the cornerstone for the "President's House" (the present-day WHITE HOUSE) in the federal district what was to become Washington, DC.

The report reads: "The followi... See More  

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676426

Over 290 years old...

Item #676426

March 31, 1730

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 1730



* 18th Century original

* Over 291 years old



This newspaper is 291 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Complete as a single sheet, measuring
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676413

A displayable 18th century newspaper...

Item #676413

June 19, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, June 19, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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676412

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1672...

Item #676412

June 20, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 20, 1672



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had



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 complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/... See More  

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676391

Mention of the Stamp Act repeal...

Item #676391

February 07, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1767  The front page includes a report from the New York Gazette which includes a letter from Whitehall of Aug. 9, 1766 which includes: "...an account of the general satisfaction expressed by all ranks & degrees of people on the repeal of the Stamp Act..." with other items, carrying over to pg. 2 as well.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, b... See More  

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676390

Governor John Penn complains to England...

Item #676390

February 10, 1767

LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 10, 1767  Inside headed "London" with a Philadelphia, Sept. 10, 1766 dateline, is a letter signed in type by Governor John Penn of Pennsylvania which expresses his concern about the quartering of troops in the barracks of Philadelphia, along with word that he is unable to comply with Parliament's order to "furnish and supply" the King... See More  

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676388

The young U.S. Navy... The President's palace...

Item #676388

December 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1798  Page 2 has a chart headed: "American Navy" being a: "List of Vessels In Service" noting the number of guns of commander of each.

It begins with the "United States" "Constitution" and "Constellation" then 12 other vessels, followed by a list of ship that are "Building" and locations of each.... See More  

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676387

Building & manning the U.S. Navy in 1798...

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December 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 8, 1798  A notable issue in U.S. Naval history, as page 3 has an interesting advertisement headed: "Wanted, For the Frigate Building in Boston..." with the various items needed, signed by John C. Jones, Chairman.

This is believed to be for the frigate "Salem", as the back page has an ad for buying copper for its construction. 

Also o... See More  

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676386

Recruiting seamen for the new frigate Constitution...

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November 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1798  A great issue in U.S. Naval history as page 3 has an advertisement headed: "Frigate CONSTITUTION" noting in part: "...able-bodied and patriotic seamen are wanted for the  United States Frigate Constitution, Samuel Nicholson, Esq. Commander, for the term of 12 months...Those brave New England Seamen who are ... See More  

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676385

Six John Adams signatures on the front page...

Item #676385

July 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 7, 1798  A very nice issue for display, as fully half of the front page is taken up with not one or two but six Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President; John Adams. In addition to the Adams signatures, each is also signed in block Thomas Jefferson type by the Vice President. Plus there are two more of each on page 2 as well.

Four pag... See More  

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676384

John Adams and the Bank of the United States...

Item #676384

July 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798  The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.

Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Concern" which is signed by him in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, mi... See More  

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676382

George Washington and his wife are recovering....

Item #676382

September 05, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, September 5, 1798  Page 3 news under "Federal Register" includes: "Our illustrious Washington has lately suffered a severe indisposition: but we are happy to learn from Dr. Craik of Alexandria, that he is in a state of convalescence....We are happy in learning that the Lady of our beloved President is recovering from her late severe disposition.... See More  

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676380

Five Acts of Congress on the front page, including Gay Head Lighthouse...

Item #676380

September 01, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 1, 1798  The front page features five Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. The very first is: "An Act for Erecting a light0-house at Gay-Head on Martha's Vineyard, and for other purposes." The Gay Head lighthouse is quite historic. The "other purposes" are for a lighted beacon at the port of Savann... See More  

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676378

Gallipolis, Ohio, and its French settlers get land...

Item #676378

July 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 28, 1798  Half of the front page is taken up with five Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. The fifth Act carries over to page 2.

One of the front page Acts is: "An Act to Authorize a grant of Land to Stephen Monot, & others, inhabitants of Galliopolis, there in named." This town in Ohio was settled by Frenc... See More  

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676377

President John Adams responds...

Item #676377

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  The front page has an extract of the President's answer to the Address of the (Society of) Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, signed in type: John Adams. Also has his answer to an address from the Legislature of New Hampshire, signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676376

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676376

March 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 14, 1798  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, one for defraying expenses for a treaty with Indians.

Also on the front page is a Mass. Act signed in script type by the governor: Increase Sumner.

Page 2 has an: Important Message" sig... See More  

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676374

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #676374

February 01, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 1, 1794



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Page 4 includes 4 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, a little right margin wear with minor text loss, otherwise nice.

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