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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...".
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
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
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Item #648387THE 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
May 16, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, 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
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
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
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: "...it 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
December 26, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 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
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
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
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
Item #646966THE 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
March 14, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, 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
March 13, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
October 15, 1798
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 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
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
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
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
December 07, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, December 7, 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
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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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.
Item #625993GENTLEMAN'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
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
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.
Four ... See More
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
May 30, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, 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
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.
November 26, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 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
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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