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664333

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

Item #664333
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly 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 all taxes impos... See More  

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$119.00
664331

The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...

Item #664331
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 



* The Nova Constellatio coin print

* Made for circulation in the American colonies




The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.

Th... See More  

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$288.00
664279

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #664279

November 19, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication

* Early optician, John Marshall ad




One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More  

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$250.00
664277

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #664277

January 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)



* One of the earliest & rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor
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$1,530.00
664275

Rare & early plate of Niagara Falls...

Item #664275
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751 The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls. Note: this plate is actually called for in the February issue but is more commonly found here so as to accompany the related article.

The other plate ca
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$190.00
664274

Rare & early plate of Niagara Falls...

Item #664274
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751 



* Rare engraving of Niagara Falls

* Charleston, South Carolina




The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls.

Note: this plate is actually called for in the February issue but is mo
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$195.00
664272

Decorative masthead... Runaway reward ad...

Item #664272

February 01, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia,  Feb. 1, 1783 



* Nice masthead

* Rare publication




The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...".

Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the k... See More  

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$120.00
664269

New colony of Georgia... re: Franklin's lightning rod... Judaica...

Item #664269
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1756  Regarding America... There is an article near the front: "Account of American Affairs", which is continued from a previous issue & includes talk on "New Forts in America". There is also a detailed account of Oglethorpe's English colony at Georgia, now 22 yrs. old & still suffering from "want of inhabitan... See More  

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$160.00
664266

Lord North resigns as Prime Minister...

Item #664266

October 03, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 3, 1782 



* Great Britain Prime Minister

* Lord Frederick North resigns

* Revolutionary War era




The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with "Interesting Conversation on the late Change of Ministers" from the Houses of Lords. This was when Lord North, bowing to the growing pro-peace sentiment in Parliament, was replace... See More  

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$170.00
664265

Incredibly rare item: John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics... Optician to the King & Queen..

Item #664265

November 26, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 26, 1692  Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses, telescopes, microscopes, single and double, reading glasses, large concave g... See More  

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664248

Graphic report of the funeral of the Princess...

Item #664248

May 24, 1768

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 24, 1768 



* Princess Louisa of Great Britain

* Death - funeral - burial

* Best title to be had ?




The entire front page appears more as a broadside, being a one column report on the funeral of: "...her late Royal Highness Princess Louisa-Anne..." who was interred in the Royal Family vault in King Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

I... See More  

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$59.00
664245

Map of Guadaloupe...

Item #664245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759  Within this issue is a nice full page map titled: "A New and Accurate Map of the Isles of Guadloupe, Marie-Galante, etc. from the Best Authorities" which shows much detail & is in nice condition. This is a full page map measuring 5 by 8 1/4 inches and is accompanied by 2 related articles titled: "Articles of Capitulation bet... See More  

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$67.00
664244

Map of Guadeloupe...

Item #664244
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759  Within this issue is a nice full page map titled: "A New and Accurate Map of the Isles of Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, etc. from the Best Authorities" which shows much detail & is in nice condition. This is a full page map measuring 5 by 8 1/4 inches and is accompanied by 2 related articles titled: "Articles of Capitulation be... See More  

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$65.00
664227

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #664227

February 28, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 28, 1795 



* Native Americans - Indians



Page 2 has an items concerning John Adams as ambassador to The Netherlands. Page 3 has two nice articles concerning relations with Indians, one beginning: "The Western Posts, which have so long been a bone of contention between the U.S. and Great Britain and which are to be delivered up to ... See More  

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$43.00
664223

George Washington signs a military act...

Item #664223

April 22, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 22, 1795 



* President George Washington

* U.S. Military act signed in script




Taking over half of the front page is: "An Act for Continuing & Regulating the Military Establishment of the United States..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$98.00
664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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$560.00
664190

Great issue on the British taking New York City... Hanging of Nathan Hale...

Item #664190

November 01, 1776

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, November, 1776  A terrific issue on the capture of New York City plus so much more. One report headed: "America" begins: "In our last we gave the accounts...of the King's troops getting possession of New York; we shall here give extracts from private accounts..." and what follows are several detailed accounts on the capture of N... See More  

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$366.00
664189

The British take Long Island...

Item #664189

October 01, 1776

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, October, 1776  Simply a great wealth of American content in this issue. Over a page is on: "The Ancient Testimony & Principles of the People called Quakers...of America". Under the heading "America" are reports from Pensacola and events in the South, plus "A Proclamation" signed by:  H. Clinton, noting in part: &q... See More  

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$238.00
664185

Algernon Sidney is beheaded...

Item #664185

December 10, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1683 



* Algernon Sydney beheaded for treason

* King Charles II murder plot




The back page has a brief yet quite historic report from London reading: "This day Algernon Sidney Esq., was brought from the Tower to the place appointed for his execution on Tower-Hill, where he was beheaded on a scaffold erected for that purpose." Sidney was muc... See More  

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664180

Great, detailed account of the New York City fire...

Item #664180

November 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 



* Great Fire of New York (1776)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he ... See More  

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664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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664066

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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664054

News from America...

Item #664054

September 12, 1768

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Sept. 12, 1768  The ftpg. has an article concerning the Indians in the New Orleans vicinity. Page 2 has a report from Boston headed "America" concerning ships "...hovering round Castle William as if there was the greatest danger of its being attacked at a time of profound peace." and then other reports from Philadelphia and New York, the lat... See More  

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664035

Latest reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #664035

March 01, 1780

TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  Included is the continuing report titled: "Rise & Progress of the War in America" which recounts, in some detail, the recent events of  the Revolutionary War. Subheads include: "The King's Troops Reach Fish Kill Creek" "Clinton's Expedition Up the North River" and "Effect of the Transactions ... See More  

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663996

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #663996
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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663993
Item #663993

November 02, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795



* Uncommon title



Much of page 2 has European reports, and then page 3 has news items from Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Easton, Greenfield, Presque Isle, Salem & elsewhere.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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663980

Plate of a perpetual motion machine...

Item #663980
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1751 There is a very interesting & large foldout plate of: "A Self-Moving Wheel", being a perpetual motion machine. This plate folds out to measure 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches and is in very nice condition (with a related article).

Over three pages are taken up with a report on Moses from the Bible as he relates to beliefs among the Jews
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663959

Two Acts of Congress signed by George Washington...

Item #663959

March 21, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 21, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress




The front page begins with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, an archival mend across the back page, a small piece from the back leaf margin, otherwise nice.... See More  

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663933

Costs to complete the first 3 frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #663933

January 19, 1798

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Jan. 19, 1798 



* Original 3 of 6 frigates of the United States Navy



Page 2 has reports from the federal Congress which includes an item: "Resolved, that there be appropriated on account towards defraying the expence of finishing the frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation, the sum of ___dollars. Read a second time & committed for t... See More  

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663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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663842

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #663842
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, July 25, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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663821

Just after the death of King Charles II...

Item #663821

February 12, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 12, 1684  (1685 by today's calendar)  



* Charles II of England death

* Best title to be had ?




A nice issue concerning the death of King Charles II, who just died a few days earlier on Feb. 6. This is the first issue of this title published after the Feb. 9 announcement of the king's death.

About half of the ftpg. is taken up with a r... See More  

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663813

Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More  

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663771

The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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663756

Ben Franklin's donation...

Item #663756

October 25, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1788  Page 3 has an item noting: "We learn that Dr. Franklin a few days ago presented the Hon. Vice President Redick with 50 pounds as a donation to the Academy lately erected in Washington...". Other news reports from Boston, New York & Petersburg.

Four pages, very nice condition with 17 illus. ship ads on the ... See More  

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663738

Congrratulations to the King for success at Charleston...

Item #663738

July 29, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with several letters of congratulations to the King for the success of the British forces in capturing Charleston. Following this are some reports of naval events in the Caribbean.

Eight pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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663716

Rare issue of a title which lasted just 14 issues...

Item #663716

January 10, 1689

THE UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE, London, January 10, 1688/9 [1689 by today's calendar]. 



* Very rare publication

* 17th century original




An extremely scarce title, as only two American institutions have any holdings of this title & even those have just a single issue, not this date.

This newspaper lasted for only 14 issues and this is issue "Numb. 11".

Various news from ... See More  

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$375.00
663594

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati...

Item #663594
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More  

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663361

Salaries for officers of the federal government...

Item #663361

October 02, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799 



* Early United States government

* Salaries for public officials




The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries, signed in type by the President: John Adams. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of Wa... See More  

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663353

John Paul Jones captures the Serapis...

Item #663353

October 12, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 12, 1779 



* John Paul Jones

* Defeat of the HMS Serapis

* Captain Richard Pearson

* Revolutionary War naval




A terrific issue on the famous naval battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, the former commanded by none other than John Paul Jones.

The entire front page is taken up with a letter prefaced with: "A letter from Captain Pear... See More  

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663341

Terrific & early on Botany Bay...

Item #663341
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1786 



* Botany Bay

* New South Wales

* Australia




The first 2 1/2 pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report on the establishment of a penal colony in Botany Bay. It begins: "While the plan for settling a colony at Botany Bay is preparing to be carried into execution..." with much more, & including a description... See More  

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663336

Great map of the western hemisphere...

Item #663336
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 



* Captain James Cook

* North America map




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France &am... See More  

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663335

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #663335
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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663075

The king creates codes for rebuilding London after the Great Fire...

Item #663075

September 17, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 17, 1666 



* The Great London Fire disaster

* Charles II of England creates safety codes




Certainly one of the more notable events in London history was the Great Fire which began on September 2. Very shortly thereafter, in an effort to rebuild London in a safe manner, the King issue various directives as to how the city would be rebuilt.

This text... See More  

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663074

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #663074

December 01, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 1, 1781 



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* General Benedict Arnold




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Page 2 has a lett... See More  

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$765.00
663066

Pithy observations by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #663066

September 04, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759



* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)



The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More  

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$127.00
663050

Quakers want immunity from military duty...

Item #663050

November 23, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1791  Congressional business reported on page 3 includes mention that a memorial was presented: "...from a committee of the counties of Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette and Allegheny, remonstrating against the excise law....". Also that a memorial was presented: "...from the Quakers of the Eastern part of N. Car
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$42.00
663036

Broadside newspaper on naval battles...

Item #663036

May 17, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, May 17, 1779  This is an uncommon broadside newspaper, single sheet and printed on one side only. The focus of this issue is on naval victories off the Brittany coast of France. Measures 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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$74.00
663032

British find success in the South...

Item #663032

February 23, 1779

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Most of the front page is taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Major General Prevost to Lord George Germain, dated Savannah, Jan. 18, 1779" along with the list of captures at Fort Morris.

This report is on the action at Fort Morris (Sunbury), Georgia in ... See More  

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663029

The "crisis" is getting worse...

Item #663029

October 03, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 3, 1795  The front page has news reports from London, Bermuda, Plymouth, Northampton and elsewhere. Varied news reports carry over to pages 2 & 3. A feature of page 2 is an address: "To the Speaker of the House of Rep. of the U.S." which begins: "That viewing with deep & patriotic solicitude the present awful crisis ... See More  

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$40.00
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