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THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, January 31, 1862
* Cedar Keys Florida
* Civil War map
The front page has a Civil War map headed: "Cedar Keys and Its Railroad Connection to Fernandina, Florida". Maps of the Civil War showing the greater portion of Florida are very uncommon. There are nice first column heads as well including: "War Against Treason!" "Rebel Steamer ... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 8, 1840
* William Henry Harrison nomination
* Slave ship Amistad
Inside has an items on William Henry Harrison accepting his nomination for the Presidency with his letter signed in type: W.H. Harrison.
The back page has a brief item concerning the Amistad slave ship case: "The Amistad" with: "...the fact stated in this pape... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850
* Fugitive slave case
Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the web. Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act.
Eight pages, ver... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, April 18, 1849
* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content
This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "Direct From The Gold Mines" and "Authentic From San Francisco" (see images). Page one has an update in the mi... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, Vermont, December 3, 1861
* Original Civil War era
This genuine newspaper has Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the reports on pages 2 and/or 3 are: (see photos)
Other news of the day. This issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very plia... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, June 11, 1861
* Original Civil War era
This genuine newspaper has Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the reports on page 3 are: (see photos).
Other news of the day throughout. This issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and ea... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 13, 1865
* Texas slavery ?
Page 3 has: "TEXAS" "Able & Eloquent Address by Gov. Hamilton" "Plain Talk On The Slavery Question". Also: "The President's Amnesty Proclamation" "The Late Convention of Colored Men--Address to the Loyal Citizens to the United States & to Congress"
Eight pages, nice condit... See More
BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, March 17, 1826 The front page has: "Four Jews Converted by Reading the New Testament" (see), and page 2 includes: "Conversion of a Kentucky Slave". Four pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 18, 1862 The front page has a report headed: "The Rendition of Nicholas Bray's Slave Woman". This is an interesting fugitive slave report, noting: "Gov. Stanly was that Bray...said that one of his female slave had been enticed away by our troops & was held against her will...the warrant empowering Bray to search for the slave was issued; she was ... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1853
* Rare title
A famous title with an anti-slavery focus, by John Greenleaf Whittier as "corresponding editor" as noted in the masthead. Among the items in this issue are: "Things In California" "The Law of Colored Seamen" "From California" "Familiar Letters from Cuba" and more.
Four pages,... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1855
* Fugitive slave law
* Pre prison sentence
The first column on the front page has a report: "Seizure of Slaves at Philadelphia" with is early reporting on the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slaves he freed owned by John Wheeler. This report notes that the hearing for Wi... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Dec. 5, 1861 Among the various first column heads on the Civil War are: "The War Against Rebellion!" "The Expurgated Report of the Secretary of War" "Interesting Debate on the Slavery Question" "What Shall Be Done With the Contrabands?" "The Governor's [Maryland] Message Takes Strong Union Grounds" "Latest ... See More
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1848
* Over Niagara Falls
The back page has: "A Man Over The Falls of Niagara" which is a nearly half column detailed article on a man who went over the falls in a boat (see). Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, April 15, 1848 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Among the many items on the front page is: "To The Baptists of Kentucky" which takes over a column. Inside includes: "More Submission to the People--Greater Advances in Human Freedom!!" "The Generals" "Homestead Exem... See More
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 1849 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Page 2 has a rather lengthy: "Address of the Central Committee of Louisville to the Emancipationists of Kentucky ! ", "Georgetown College", "Late from Texas", "Later from Santa Fe and Los Vegas--Indian Fights, et... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 29, 1863
* Battle of Chickamauga - Tennessee
* General George H. Thomas official report
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Battle of Chickamauga - Official Report of Major-Gen. Thomas" which is very detailed & takes nearly 2 columns; "Progress of the War In Florida", "Description of the C... See More
THE WORLD, New York, March 8, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Columbia, South Carolina
* Last weeks of the Civil War
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY", "News Direct From Columbia, S.C.", "Full Particulars of the Capture of the City", "GEORGIA", "Davis Handled Without Glov... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the la... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, September 13, 1848 On the front page of the issue is an article entitled "Millard Fillmore on Slavery" in which a gentleman(John Gayle) had sent Mr. Fillmore a letter stating that Southern papers were stating the he was an Abolitionist. Mr. Fillmore's written response is included in the article.
On page four, an article "A Remarkabl... See More
* Discussion on Slavery
This 4 page newspaper has mostly religious content throughout with a front page article titled: "A Discussion of the Subject of Slavery" which takes up more than 4 full columns.
Other topics and advertising throughout. Complete in 4 pages, 18 by 24 1/2 inc
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York City, February 27, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Gen. Joe Johnston
* Final months of the Civil War
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SOUTHERN NEWS", "The Military Situation", "Anticipated Movement by Gen... See More
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 4, 1842
* Rare Anti-slavery title
* 19 years prior to Civil War
As the title would suggest, this is a newspaper focused on the anti-slavery movement although the content in this issue would seem to be mostly political. The ftpg. is taken up with: "Mr. Birney's Letter" and reports from the "Massachusetts Legi... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, January 22, 1845
* South is pro slavery
Page 3 has a one column headline: "The Pro-Slavery Diplomacy" which discuses the slavery question in some Southern states.
Other news of the day including period advertising. Complete in 4 pages, and in very nice condition.
THE CINCINNATI DAILY GAZETTE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1870 Taking over 3 1/2 columns on the ftpg. is the: "President's Message" signed in type at it's conclusion by the President: U.S. Grant. This was his annual state-of-the-union address, with subheads including: "The Slave Trade Treaty" "Our Army" "The Indian Policy" "The Census" ... See More
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
NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, December 26,1860
* Proceedings of the South Carolina Secession Convention
The front page has: "The Disunion Crisis", "Important Dispatches from Washington", "Mr. Seward's Propositions in the Senate Special Committee", "No Probability of an Agreement", "The South Carolina Commissioners not to be Recognized" ,"... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, January 10, 1865
* Conflict of Authority in South
The front page of this issue has headlines "The South", "Conflict of Authority in the South", "The States Rights Doctrine Giving Jeff. Davis Trouble", "A Quarrel on His Hands with the Governors of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi" and "The Blair Peace Commission&quo... See More
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
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 7, 1836
* 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
* Negroes wanted for cash
This issue has a page 2 advertisement as seen in the photo, beginning: "Cash For Negroes.---I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more text (see).
Complete in 4 pages, minimal edge wear, nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, October 13, 1865
* Post civil war Kentucky
The front page has: "Washington" "Martial Law No Longer in Force in Kentucky" "The President's Proclamation" "The Status Of Kentucky". Proclamation concerning martial law in Kentucky is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.
Other news of the day throughout this 8 page issue. Mino... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 2, 1820 Within is a report headed: "South Sea Islands" which reads in part: "Since the death of Tamahamaha, king of the Sandwich Islands, we hear there has been a desperate battle fought for the right of succession to the crown. It terminated in the dethronement of the young prince, son of the king--and the queen mother reigns in his... See More
NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 4, 1836
* Early Summer resorts
* Long Beach and more
* Original 19th century reading
A pg. 2 report says: "It is estimated that... 2000 citizens of Philadelphia are absent from the city at this time. At least 500 are at Cape May..." plus mention that the others are at Brandywine Springs, Long Beach, Long Branch, Saratoga, York Springs & Ye... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York City, New York, May 28, 1862
* Hanover, Virginia...
* Baltimore, Maryland...
This 8 page newspaper is in good condition (except for little margin wear) due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout fr... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, March 8, 1858.
* USS Frigate Niagara
* Cable laying across the Atlantic Ocean
Front page has: "Departure Of The Niagara", "The Present Prospects and Condition of The Atlantic Telegraph Enterprise", "Is it Possible to Lay a Submarine Cable Across the Atlantic?", "The Reasons why it is Believed to be Practicable",&
* Southern Slavery
Complete in 8 pages, generally in nice condition due
* Andrew Jackson
* 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
* Slavery and the War
* Original News Reports
* War Against Slavery
This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first reporte
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Jan. 14, 1820 Pg. 3 has news about Yellow Stone Expedition noting the arrivals of Cols. Atkinson Chambers, Major Biddle, Capts. Smith and Carney at St. Louis, plus a few more details and word about the arrival of other personnel. Other news of the day includes: "Kentucky" "The Vermont Murder" "Restriction Of Slavery" and much more. Some lite staining in unrelated con... See More
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 4, 1859 Pg. 4 report: The Great Balloon Voyage The Journey Eastward Almost In Lake Erie Safe Arrival At Troy re. Professor Wises voyage in the mammoth balloon Atlantic. Other news of the day includes: "Ignoring Slavery" "Fireworks Explosion" "From Kansas" "Steam Fire Engine Worth Having" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.
EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, October 2, 1844. As the title would suggest, this newspaper is themed on the anti-slavery cause from before the Civil War. Some of the news of the day includes: "Howe's Cave" "Mr. Polk A Slaveholder" "Webster and Clay" and much more. Nice condition, 4 pages.
NEW YORK HERALD, March 28, 1860, with various reports relating to the issue of slavery. Page 2 has a lengthy letter: "The Slavery Question" "What A Tobacco Planter of Maryland Thinks of the Politics of the Day". Other news of the day includes: "The Late Captures In The Gulf" "Affairs On Rio Grande" "The Strikes In New England" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More
LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1842. Taking a full column on the front page is the Carriers Address Of The Long-Island Democrat. Others news of the day including reports on the slave trade, James Glentworth Speech, amendments to the constitution, Wall Street Crash and much more. Staining in the lower right corner, bit of edge wear, small hole above the masthead affecting each le... See More
THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., Dec. 16, 1840.The Message From The President Of The United States To The Two Houses Of Congress, takes 3 col. on the front page, all of page 2 and concludes on page 3, signed in type: Martin Van Buren. Some discussion about the measures employed to suppress the slave trade. Bit of margin dirtiness, some foxing.