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First election of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #683568

November 07, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 1860  Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

Page 3 has a report headed: "The Presidential Election" which begins: "As it has been currently supposed within the last few weeks that the issue of the Presidential election, which took place yesterday, w... See More  

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Great issue on the Second Battle of Manassas...

Item #683453

September 03, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Sept. 3, 1862 

* 2nd Second Battle of Bull Run

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "From the Seat of War" which includes: "We are yet without any authentic particulars of the great battle at Manassas on Saturday...Reports, as usual, were abu... See More  

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Baseball champions...

Item #683394

May 16, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1885  The entire ftpg. shows: 'Vesuvius In Eruption'. The prime print would be the full page captioned: "Champion Baseball Players" showing portraits of twelve players from various baseball teams, including James O'Rourke, John Ward, Joseph Hornung, William Ewing, and others.

Among other prints in the issue are: "The Twelfth R... See More  

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If McClellan wins the election, the Civil War is over... Drafting VMI cadets...

Item #683388

October 07, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Oct. 7, 1864 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* re. George B. McClellan as president ?

The front page has: "The War News" which is a reflection upon the latest reports as received & includes as subheads "The Repulse of the Enemy on the Darbytown Road Last Saturday" and "Later From Sheridan". Also on the ftpg. are: &qu... See More  

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Many graphics on Garfield's death & funeral in a "hometown" newspaper...

Item #683387

September 25, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1881 

* President James S. Garfield death

* Best publication to be had ?

See the photos for the nice graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps this is not surprising, because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.

The first column has some nice first co... See More  

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The beginning of ski-jumping in America...

Item #683366

February 02, 1893


* Red Wing, Minnesota

* American ski jumping beginning

A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping.

Inside has an interesting full page: "Shal... See More  

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Lincoln is not an ugly man... Great article on all aspects of Lincoln...

Item #683318

August 25, 1860


* Great Abraham Lincoln article

* Pre 1860 presidential election

* Life in Springfield, Illinois

* Was Lincoln an ugly man ?

Page 3 has a nice and interesting article headed: "Lincoln At Home" which has a Springfield, Illinois dateline.

This fascinating article takes an entire column, and begins: "In a large two-story fram... See More  

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Extolling the virtues of Abraham Lincoln, candidate for President...

Item #683313

June 30, 1860


* Abraham Lincoln as a Republican candidate

Page 7 has: "Judge Bates's Letter In Support of Lincoln" datelined from St. Louis. It takes over two columns and is a great letter extolling the virtues of the Republican candidate for President. This is a wonderful and lengthy letter on how Lincoln's views differs from the Democratic platfor... See More  

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Celebrating Lincoln as the Republican candidate for President...

Item #683311

August 18, 1860


* Abraham Lincoln

* Republican candidate

* Springfield, Illinois

Among the reports within are: "The Great Springfield Meeting" which mentions in part: "...Never, we believe, in the history of the country, was there a larger or more magnificent political demonstration than that which yesterday took place here at the home of Mr. Li... See More  

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Martin Van Buren's annual address to the nation...

Item #683310

December 28, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 28, 1839 

* President Martin Van Buren

* State of the Union annual address

Being so close to the nation's capital it is not surprising that much of the content is on politics of the day, including a wealth of reporting from Congress.

The prime feature would be the complete and lengthy text of the annual state-of-the-union address of Pr... See More  

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President Johnson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #683292

December 15, 1868

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Dec. 15, 1868 

* Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Fully half of the front page and a third of the back page are taken up with the: "MESSAGE of PRESIDENT JOHNSON" being his annual state-of-the-union address to the nation, a tradition begun with Washington & which continues to this d... See More  

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Grant's state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #683291

December 07, 1869


* President Ulysses S. Grant

* State of the Union Address

The front page begins with: "The President's Message" which takes over 3 columns. This is President Grant's annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun by Washington & which continues to this day. It is signed at its conclusion: U.S. Grant.

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Much on the trial of Lincoln's assassination, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #683269

May 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 23, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors

The front page has column heads on the trial of those accused of assassinating President Lincoln: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Evidence of an Important Witness Suppressed" "Capture of Booth and Harrold" "Testimony of Captain Doug... See More  

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Patty Hearst and the SLA...

Item #683240

November 19, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 19, 1976

* Patty Hearst, convicted bank robber, release

* Newspaper heiress, socialite, actress & kidnap victim

The front page banner headline announces: "PATTY GOES HOME" with a subhead: "Released on Bail of $1.5 Million" Patty Hearst was the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst who in 1974 gained notoriety during the w... See More  

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Early attempt to assassinate President-Elect Abe Lincoln...

Item #683218

March 02, 1861


* President-elect Abraham Lincoln en route

* Assassination attempt - Baltimore Plot

Page 6 has a report on the attempted assassination of President-Elect Abraham Lincoln, with column heads: "The President Elect In Washington" "His Arrival There" A Plot Against His Life' "The Assassins Foiled" "Sp... See More  

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Confederate newspaper... Court cases involving slaves...

Item #683197

July 11, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1864

* Rare rebel publication

Various Civil War news with a Confederate bias, making for interesting reading as such. Among the front page items are: "The War News" which has several subheads including: "From Petersburg" & "Burnside's Movements". Other war news include: "Latest News From the North--Our Army in M... See More  

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Lee, Magruder, Meade, & others well before the Civil War... Coins...

Item #683196

October 22, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1836  Inside includes "General Order" signed by President Andrew Jackson, concerning the assignment of various military officers. Among the list are various names which would become more famous during the Civil War including Lt. Meade, Lt. Lee, Lt. Magruder, and various others.

Also two charts of: "Popular Statistics", one n... See More  

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Lee, Magruder, Meade, & others, well before the Civil War...

Item #683195

October 22, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1836  Inside includes "General Order" signed by President Andrew Jackson, concerning the assignment of various military officers. Among the list are various names which would become more famous during the Civil War including Lt. Meade, Lt. Lee, Lt. Magruder, and various others.

Also two charts of: "Popular Statistics", one n... See More  

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Lee, Magruder, Meade, & others well before the Civil War.

Item #683194

October 22, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1836 

* Robert E. Lee

* John B. Magruder

Inside includes "General Order" signed by President Andrew Jackson, concerning the assignment of various military officers. Among the list are various names which would become more famous during the Civil War including Lt. Meade, Lt. Lee, Lt. Magruder, and various others.

Also two charts... See More  

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Lee, Magruder, Meade & others, well before the Civil War.

Item #683192

October 22, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1836  Inside includes "General Order" signed by President Andrew Jackson, concerning the assignment of various military officers. Among the list are various names which would become more famous during the Civil War including Lt. Meade, Lt. Lee, Lt. Magruder, and various others.

Also two charts of: "Popular Statistics", one n... See More  

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President Harrison's inaugural address...

Item #683189

March 06, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841

* William Henry Harrison

* Presidential inauguration

 Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caug... See More  

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Formalizing the United States flag... One new star for each new state...

Item #683176

May 09, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1818  The last two pages contain a rather inconspicuous yet very historic report from Congress, being a printing of: "An Act to Establish the flag of the United States" with the text including in part: "...the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be twenty stars, white in ... See More  

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Print of a baseball player... President Andrew Johnson...

Item #683157

September 15, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 15, 1866 Several prints on President Andrew Johnson's visit to New York City, but perhaps the most interesting print is the small one of: "Mr. E. G. Selden, of the Chester B. B. Club, Norwich, Conn." being a baseball player. The facing page has an article on him: "Our Base Ball Illustrations".

Complete in 16 pages, nice condi... See More  

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Much on the Civil War...

Item #683105

March 12, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 12, 1863 

* Rare rebel publication

Among the many front page items on the war--from a Confederate perspective--are: "From Fredericksburg" "Rumors From the West" "The Yankees and Their Ditches" "The Yankee Army About Vicksburg" "Every Man to His Post" "Notes On the War--From Vicksburg--The Can... See More  

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Kennedy Speech to Press...

Item #683084

April 28, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1961

* JFK's speech to The American Newspaper Publisher's Association 

* Freedom of the Press

The front page has: "PRESIDENT URGES PRESS TO CENSOR NEWS AIDING REDS", which shows the beginning of an article covering JFK's speech to American publishers, and contains a related photo. Coverage includes: "It is the unpr... See More  

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The death of William Henry Harrison...

Item #683011

April 06, 1841

LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, New York, April 6, 1841 

* President William Henry Harrison death

The top of pg. 3 has: "Death Of The President" with the report beginning: "Yesterday morning mail bought the important, but not altogether unexpected intelligence of the death of William Henry Harrison, President of the United States.

By this event John Tyler, the vice Presid
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John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 

* Two President John Adams script signatures

* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards

* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital

* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature

The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regu... See More  

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General McClellan is nominated for the Presidency, to oppose Lincoln...

Item #682938

August 11, 1864

THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 11, 1864  

* General George McClellan

* Presidential nomination

* vs. Abraham Lincoln

Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald. First column Civil War heads include: "The McClellan Furore" "Union Square in a; Blaze of Glory" "Metropolitan Honors to 'Little Mac' " "Gen. Geo. B. McClell... See More  

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Indian massacre in Minnesota... Much from New Mexico...

Item #682929

May 07, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1850  Page 3 has: "Indian Massacre" with a report from St. Paul, Minnesota, concerning troubles with the Sioux and Chippewa tribes. Also: "Important From New Mexico" takes over half a column, and also a few: "Appointments By The President".

Four pages, ink spots on page 3, good condition.

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Taylor is 'decidedly better' on the day he died... Treaty with England...

Item #682926

July 09, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 9, 1850  Keeping in mind that this was the day President Zachary Taylor died, the top of page 3 has a notable report headed: "The President's Health" which includes: "...that his illness had assumed a very serious, and critical aspect...in the afternoon however the symptoms became less menacing & the President was thought b... See More  

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Death of President Zachary Taylor...

Item #682924

July 11, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 11, 1850 

* Death of President Zachary Taylor

* Best publication to be had ? (rare)

All four pages have black mourning rules for the death of President Zachary Taylor. He was just the second President to die in office.

The report is at the top of the front page begins: "Weep, fellow citizens! The hand of Death has stricken down a gre... See More  

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Much on President Zachary Taylor's funeral...

Item #682923

July 13, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1850 

* President Zachary Taylor death - funeral

* From our nation's capital

The front page begins with: "The General Grief" on the death of President Taylor. Related reports take two columns.

Much of page 3 is taken up with related reports including; "The Arrangements Fo the Funeral of the Late President" &quo... See More  

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U.S. Navy comes to San Diego... Women not needed in politics...

Item #682920

March 29, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, March 29, 1915

* Naval Base San Diego to be created

* United States Navy picks S.D.

* Best title to be had ? - very rare

 The banner headline announces one of the early events in the life of San Diego as a significant naval base, which today is home base for the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet.


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Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles... An early edition...

Item #682863

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

Not only this event, but this title remains one of the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President ... See More  

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1929 Herbert Hoover Inaugural photo...

Item #682829

March 03, 1929

PICTURE SECTION only of the Chicago Sunday Tribune, March 3, 1929

* President Herbert Clark Hoover

* Inauguration - inaugural photo

The front page has a nice color photo of Hoover with: "Herbert Clark Hoover; Thirty-first President of the United States" (see) Great for display. A few other related photos inside.

Complete with 20 pages, rag edition in good condition.... See More  

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George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #682825

April 03, 1795


* President George Washington

Close to half of the back page is taken up with: "An ACT...." of Congress relating to duties on refined sugar, signed in type at its conclusion: Go. Washington, President.

Page 3 has a report on the capture of the ship Amsterdam, with details.

Four pages, very nice condition... See More  

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"Indians Can go Where They Please"... Sitting Bull...

Item #682785

May 22, 1879

HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), May 22, 1879 

* Judge Dundy ruling states Indians can go anywhere

Page 5 lists a telegram stating: "Indians Can go Where They Please", after the Judge Dundy ruling in the Standing Bear v. Crook case.  This ruling was: "regarded by the government as a heavy blow to the present Indian system; that if sustained it will prov... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Memphis... Jeff Davis' speech...

Item #682776

November 27, 1861

MEMPHIS WEEKLY APPEAL, Tennessee, November 27, 1861 

* Rare Confederate stronghold publication

This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city.

Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspa... See More  

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Preparing for Grant's inauguration... Andrew Johnson's exit...

Item #682722

March 04, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, March 4, 1869  The front page begins with much reporting on the inaugural ceremonies of U.S. Grant as President, which occurred on the date of this issue (hence nor reported here).

Heads include: "WASHINGTON" "A Day of General Excitement at the Capital" "The City Crowded with Visitors From All Parts" "Increased Curiosity Regarding Gen. Grant... See More  

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Notable pair of issues on the Maryland "Jew Bill" including its passage...

Item #682691

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 and March 5, 1825

* Maryland Jew Bill w/ passage

* Jewish religion rights

* Jews to hold public office (MD)

A fine pair of issues on the passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill".

May 29, 1819 issue: Certainly the best content is full text of the speech presented by of H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew ... See More  

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Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as President...

Item #682679

February 25, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 25, 1862 

* Jefferson Davis inauguration

* President of the Confederacy

* Nashville, Tennessee map

The front page features a nice map of: "THE CITY OF NASHVILLE" which includes the city streets.

But of most significance is the front page report headed: "Inauguration of Jeff. Davis as President of the Bogus Confederacy" "Scenes and Ceremo... See More  

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Fillmore's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682620

December 03, 1850


* President Millard Fillmore

* State of the Union Address

Pages 5 and 6 contain: "The President's Message" being the state-of-the-union address of Millard Fillmore, signed by him in type. The President reviews the events of the year. Included as well are the reports of the Secretary of the Interior, Postmaster-General, & Secretary... See More  

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The Maryland "Jew Bill" finally passes... Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams...

Item #682592

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 

* Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams 

* Approval of the Maryland "Jew Bill"

Without question the most notable content is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland" which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or a bill to alter t... See More  

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The "Wasp" is captured... Madison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682591

November 07, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812 

* USS Wasp captured - War of 1812

* James Madison state of the Union Address

There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with th... See More  

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Woodrow Wilson's 1918 Thanksgiving proclamation...

Item #682579

November 21, 1918

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Nov. 21, 1918

* President Woodrow Wilson

* Thanksgiving proclamation

* World War I Peace - WWI

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "President Bids Nation Return Thanks For Peace" with subheads and complete text of the proclamation which is signed in type: Woodrow Wilson.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, a... See More  

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Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682564
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 

* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)

This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is... See More  

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Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797

* John Adams inauguration

* Thomas Jefferson

A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of th... See More  

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Four Acts of Congress signed by Madison...

Item #682537

May 16, 1812


* James Madison 'type" signatures

A quite uncommon title. Page 3 has a full column taken up with  four Acts of Congress and a Resolution, each signed in type by the President: James Madison. One Act concerns providing for persons disabled during the Revolutionary War.

Four pages, never bound nor trimm... See More  

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Lincoln's Proclamation... Repealing laws of slavery...

Item #682534

July 08, 1864

DAILY NATIONAL  INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1864  

* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Slavery in America

Page 2 begins with: "OFFICIAL, By the President of the United States, A PROCLAMATION" noting: "...hereby appoint the first Thursday of August next to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of National humiliation and prayer..." s... See More  

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Battle of Bull Run, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #682526

July 23, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 23, 1861 

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Manassas VA Virginia

* From capital of Confederacy

Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy.

Certainly the key content in this issue is on page 3 with a heading: "The Great Battle At Stone Bridge" "The President's Official Dispatch".... See More  

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