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Death of Louis XVI's brother...

Item #652172

September 07, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795  Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France..."

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The first Boon Island beacon...

Item #652037

September 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 

* Very 1st Boon Island beacon

* President John Adams act

Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More  

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Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #650223

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 

* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War

An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More  

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At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More  

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Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

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Duel between two military officers...

Item #648621

January 30, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Jan. 30, 1799  Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.

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Much on the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #648583

January 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799  Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More  

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Create three republics, not one...

Item #648499

April 16, 1787

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787  Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More  

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Gayhead lightouse on Martha's Vineyard...

Item #648443

June 06, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799

* Gay Head Lighthouse

* Martha's Vineyard

Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."

But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Ligh... See More  

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American trade with China...

Item #648387
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, March, 1790 

Among the articles within are: "Singular Instance of the Religious zeal of the Hindoos..." "Remarks on Treading out Wheat" which includes not just one by 4 illustrations (see); a curious one in light of today's economy: "Remarks on the Commerce of America with China" "An Oration on Capital Punishments"... See More  

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Address to the President with his response...

Item #647480

May 16, 1798


* 18th century America

* John Adams address

Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day.

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

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Statistics from the first census... Battle of Camperdown a British victory...

Item #647390

December 20, 1797

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 20, 1797 

* Battle of Camperdown - Holland

* British North Sea Fleet victory

* Admiral Adam Duncan - Navy

Page 3 has some interesting information gleaned from the nation's first census (see). Pg. 3 also has considerable reporting on the Battle of Camperdown, a major naval action fought on October 11 between the British North Sea Fleet under Admiral Ad... See More  

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Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #647364

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, December 26, 1768  The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the... See More  

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Would reject independence if offered... Regarding representation in Parliament...

Item #647363

April 04, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, April 4, 1768  Inside has most of a page taken up with a letter from the Speaker of the Mass. Assembly to one of the King's Secretaries of State, which includes: " seems to be conclusive that as those acts were made with the sole & express purpose of raising a revenue out of America, the subjects here are in those instances unfortunately ... See More  

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Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #647362

December 26, 1768


* Pro-British American publication

The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon th... See More  

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America tries to remain neutral...

Item #647070

June 27, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1793  Page 3 has: "A Bill" titled: "An Act more Effectually to Prevent, during the Present War Between Great Britain & France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being Given to, His Majesty's Enemies."

The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, ver... See More  

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France to slip back to a monarchy?

Item #647069

August 24, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with the conclusion of: "Vindication of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain" which was the controversial Jay Treaty. Pg. 2 has: "New French Constitution" which is to be made up of 3 branches, but also noting: "...chief defect in this new constitution proposed for France s... See More  

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A Proclamation from the infamous "Queen" Margaret Nicholson...

Item #647064

January 19, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISE, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1787  The ftpg. has a fascinating: "Proclamation - By the Queen Margaret" who was actually the infamous Margaret Nicholson, who the previous year attempted to assassinate King George III some months prior. She was ultimately determined to be inside and was committed to the asylum at Bedlam, England. She had claimed--a... See More  

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The election of Washington as the first President, and so much more...

Item #646966
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789  A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of Congress", the first headed: "Brief Sketch of the Most Interesting of the Proceedings... See More  

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From colonial Boston...

Item #646897

March 14, 1768


* Pro-British American publication

Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." Other various news of the day from both Europe and th... See More  

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The President responds to Maryland...

Item #646221

March 13, 1799


* 18th century American title

The front page has an appeal: "To Delinquent Customers" signed in type by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas. Also: "A Proclamation" for a day of fasting, humiliation & prayer, by the governor. And also an "...Answer of the President to the General Assembly of ... See More  

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British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #646048

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint...

Item #645715

June 19, 1760

PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760  This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More  

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1799 Walpole, New Hampshire...

Item #645712

July 29, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, July 29, 1799 

* Heraldic eagle masthead

Page 2 has an article: "Assassination of the French Deputies" which begins: "After the rivers of blood through which the prime agents of the French Revolution have waded; & the sacrifices made in the great slaughter house by the guillotine, the drownings... See More  

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #645581

March 10, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4  (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used).

* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America

This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this t... See More  

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Short-lived American magazine from the 1790's...

Item #645540

January 23, 1797

AMERICAN UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, Jan. 23, 1797  A rather scarce bi-weekly magazine which was primarily eclectic in its content, lasting from Jan. 2, 1797 to March 7, 1798. This is the volume 1, number 4 issue.

The issue begins with: "Description of the Admiralty Telegraph" (lacking the plate). Other articles include: "M. De Voltaire's Account & Opinion of Pen... See More  

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Commodore Truxton has resigned...

Item #645434

August 19, 1799

FARMER'S MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Aug. 19, 1799  Pages 1 & 2 have a lengthy: "Biography" of: "Lord Nelson". Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Foreign Intelligence" and the war in Europe, one report headed: "Army of the Danube". A very brief item on pg. 3 notes: "Commodore Truxton, it is said, has resigne... See More  

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Nothing new under the sun...

Item #645430

June 21, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 21, 1793  Page 2 has a curious & lengthy letter which begins: "The prevailing opinion in the minds of many, that so great a length of time has elapsed since the creation, that every discovery & improvement which the human intellects are capable of, has been made, and that 'there is no new thing under the sun', has... See More  

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Results of the election for governor... Naval news...

Item #645101

June 02, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798  Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.

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Item #644703

October 15, 1798


* Rare 18th century American title

The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... See More  

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Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #644702

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799  Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army, who are very discontented...". ... See More  

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"Harry the EIghth" Playing Cards...

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #643002

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 one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for ... See More  

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Counting the slaves... The infant Navy...

Item #638250

August 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15 and 28, 1798  A notable pair of issues. The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2  of the Aug. 15 issue are taken up with: "An Act to provide for the Valuation of Lands & dwelling houses & the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States". It concludes by taking up most of the ftpg. of the Aug. 18 issue where it is signed in script... See More  

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Spain declares war on Russia in 1799...

Item #630994

December 07, 1799


* Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia

The front page has in column 2, "Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia," followed by considerable text. Additional supporting articles are found on both the front page and within the issue (see im... See More  

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Quakers purchase land... North River (Hudson)...

Item #628012

February 21, 1799

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER,  New Haven, Feb. 21, 1799  A page 2 report from "Troy" says that a group of men, mostly Quakers, recently purchased: "...the principal part of the village of Lunenberg, on the North River, opposite the city of Hudson..." plus a few details about Lunenberg's ideal location. Note: The North River is now the Hudson River.

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The son of Jonathan Edwards...

Item #628004

January 07, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New-Haven, Jan. 7, 1796  Page 3 has an item noting: "On Wednesday the 30th ult. was installed in the Ministry over the church and Society in Colebrook, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, D.D." This was the son of the famous clergyman Jonathan Edwards.

Four pages, various stains throughout, a few small holes, never-trimmed margins.

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John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #625993
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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Determining the northern boundary of North Carolina...

Item #624457

December 05, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1792  Page 3 has a report from "Congress of the United States" concerning discussion of: "The bill for determining the northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by North Carolina...". Much other news of the day and a wealth of ads, including a "Six Cents Reward" for a runaway appren... See More  

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John Adams Script signature on the front page...

Item #622952

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 

* President John Adams : script signature on front page

Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

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Item #621784

June 09, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798  Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.

Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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Uncommon 18th century "Extra"...

Item #621224

April 22, 1795

GREENLEAF'S NEW YORK JOURNAL, EXTRA, April 22, 1795  "Electioneering" content takes up most this single sheet "Extra" with a few ads on the reverse.

Nice condition, untrimmed.

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Statehood for Vermont... monument in memory of Franklin...

Item #621205

October 18, 1790

CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 18, 1790  A page 3 report under "Hartford" states that the commissioners of New York & Vermont reached a decision: "... the result is, that Vermont is dismembered from...New-York, and the New Hampshire grants...are acknowledged to be valid. Thus the way is open for the admission of Vermont into the Federal Unio... See More  

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Signed by New York governor John Jay...

Item #620843

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 

* Governor John Jay

The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Concert... Dancing master...

Item #620491

April 02, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791  Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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Item #620480

November 02, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 2, 1796

* Rare 18th century American title

Most of the content is from Europe although page 2 has a report headed: "American Claims In the High Court of Admiralty". The back page has a very nice illustrated bell ad (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very small bit from the blank spine margin, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More  

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Seeking approval for a provisional army...

Item #620229

May 30, 1798


* President John Adams

* Provisional Army ?

The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France". Page 2 has reports from Congress concerning: "...into a committee of the whole on the bill...authorising the President to raise a  provisional army...proposing to authorise the calling... See More  

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Item #619941

September 13, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 13, 1800  Although there are some news tidbits, there is much literary content. Four pages, loss to a lower corner affects 2 words on the ftpg., minor upper corner loss, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches.

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General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations

This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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Commenting on politicians in office...

Item #616286

July 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796  Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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