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Front page Civil War map of Florida...

Item #595931

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  

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Harrison accepts the Presidential nomination offer...

Item #595555

February 08, 1840

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  

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Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #594783

December 28, 1850

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.

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1849 Gold Rush Era...

Sandwhich Islands... News from the gold mines...

Item #594700

April 18, 1849

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  

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Belmont, Missouri....

Item #594686

December 03, 1861

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  

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1861 Civil War... Stephen A. Douglas death...

Item #594661

June 11, 1861

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  

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Texas & post-Civil War slavery... Convention of Colored men...

Item #594174

August 13, 1865

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"

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Conversations of a slave and Jews...

Item #594117

March 17, 1826

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.

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Fugitive slave case...

Item #593610

June 18, 1862

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  

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Rare anti-slavery title... pre-Civil War...

Item #593480

May 05, 1853

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.

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1855 Passmore Williamson & the fugitive slave case...

Item #590182

July 21, 1855

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  

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Slavery question... Civil War....

Item #588024

December 05, 1861

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  

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A man goes over Niagara Falls in 1848...

Item #587738

October 26, 1848

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.

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Existed for just 2 1/2 years...

Item #586832

April 15, 1848

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  

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Existed for just 2 1/2 years...

Item #586547

September 15, 1849

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  

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Battle of Chickamauga...

Item #585713

December 29, 1863

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  

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Slave soldiers...

Item #583867

March 08, 1865

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  

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The tragedies of dividing slave families...Zachary Taylor elected president...

Item #583417

November 15, 1848

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  

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Millard Fillmore on slavery...

Item #583405

September 13, 1848

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.

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1845 Windsor Vermont...

Item #582283

March 26, 1845

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, March 26, 1845 

* Discussion on Slavery 

* Windsor, Vermont 

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
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Nearing the end of the Civil War......

Item #580027

February 27, 1865

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  

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Uncommon anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #578208

February 04, 1842

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  

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Southern slavery question...

Item #575787

January 22, 1845

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, January 22, 1845

* South is pro slavery

* Kentucky

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.

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Grant's annual message... The Yosemite Valley...

Item #569408

December 06, 1870

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  

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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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South Carolina Secession Convention...

Item #565228

December 26, 1860

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  

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Conflict of Authority in South...

Item #564894

January 10, 1865

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  

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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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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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All with a "cash for Negroes" advertisement...

Item #561511
THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., May, 1837 

* Negroes wanted for cash

* Slavery

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  

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Kentucky Martial Law ends...

Item #555916

October 13, 1865

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  

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Struggle for the throne of Hawaii...

Item #549655

December 02, 1820

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  

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Early Summer resorts...

Item #548074

August 04, 1836

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  

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Hanover Court House....

Item #540554

May 28, 1862

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  

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USS Niagara...

Item #538452

March 08, 1858

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",&

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The Question of Southern Slavery, 1858....

Item #221192

November 06, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, dated Nov. 6, 1858.

* Southern Slavery
* Hon. James R. Hammond

The back page has: The Slavery Question In The South Comprehensive and Conservative View of the Field by a Southern Statesman The Northern Agitation Exhausting Itself--A Hopeful View of the Future Speech of Hon. James R. Hammond, Delivered at Barnwell Court House, October 28
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Vicksburg, Mississippi...

Item #220886

April 02, 1864

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 2, 1864  The front page features many one column headlines covering events of the Civil War including:  "From Vicksburg", "The Abolition of the Slave Trade", "The Rebel Naval Report", and much more. There is additional war-related text on the inside and back pages as well.

Complete in 8 pages, generally in nice condition due
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Andrew Jackson in 1832...

Item #219656

January 30, 1832


* Andrew Jackson
* The Sugar Tax

Beginning at the bottom of the last column on the front page is a letter from the citizens of Philadelphia presenting a set of astral lamps made of coal to the President. Concludes on page 2, followed by a gracious reply signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "The Sugar T
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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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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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1864 Slavery and the War....

Item #216035

January 26, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES from New York, NY and dated January 26, 1864.

* Slavery and the War
* Kentucky and Tennessee

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 reported which includes the foll
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1862 John Morgan Civil War Newspaper....

Item #214422

July 23, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES  from New York, NY and dated July 23, 1862 

* 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
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Famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #214122
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, 1861-65 (first rate)  See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a family about to depart for their journey to emancipation. Much of the content concerns slavery and the anti-slavery movement. Edited... See More  

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Yellowstone Expedition In 1820...

Item #212443

January 14, 1820

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  

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1859 Professor John Wise Balloon Flight...

Item #211800

July 04, 1859

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.

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1844 Anti-Slavery Newspaper....

Item #211613

October 02, 1844

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.

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1860 Question Of Slavery...

Item #211258

March 28, 1860

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.

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Early Balloon Voyage In 1859...

Item #210878

August 09, 1859

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  

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Jamaica Long Island NY Carrier's Address...

Item #209705

January 04, 1842

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  

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Martin Van Buren...

Item #208924

December 16, 1840

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.

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