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687300

With the "Supplement" issue as well. Fine content...

Item #687300

May 16, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768 



* Pro-British American publication

* Tensions build with England


The entire front page and most of pg. 2 are taken up with a continued report titled: "An Account of Corsica; & the Memoirs of the famous Pascal Paoli the commander in chief of the Corsicans."

Page 2 contains a nice & somewhat detailed ad for the famous series of... See More  

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$275.00
687298

News from throughout Europe in 1697...

Item #687298

February 14, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1697  



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Nearing the beginning of the 18th century




A very nice issue of this famous newspaper with reports from throughout Europe. Datelines include London, Dantzicke, Warsaw, Brussels, Hague, Paris, Plymouth, Frankfort and Vienna. Various advertisements on the back page as well.

Comple... See More  

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$42.00
687295

On the Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington named commander-in-chief.. So much more....

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War

* Terrific issue w/ many reports




Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.

The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for ... See More  

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$4,825.00
687294

Washington's miraculous escape from Long Island...

Item #687294

September 18, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 18, 1776 



* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn

* General George Washington

* Escape from New York - East River

* American Revolutionary War




The front page has a report from Congress concerning the use, storage & inspection of gunpowder, signed in type by its President: John Hancock.

The ftpg. also has several reports concerning ht Revoluti... See More  

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$1,425.00
687288

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #687288

December 20, 1781

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, December 20, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending




This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report begins on the front page no less, prefaced wit... See More  

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$5,750.00
687287

The King addressses Parliament on the dire situation in America...

Item #687287

February 23, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782



* Rare publication during Revolutionary War



 This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.

Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for t... See More  

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$640.00
687221

Fine accounts of the Battle of Fort Washington...

Item #687221

December 05, 1776

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, December 5, 1776 



* Battle of Fort Washington

* Washington Heights, Manhattan

* American Revolutionary War




Certainly a nice Revolutionary War newspaper for display as the entire front page is taken up with: "An ACT for Providing a Reinforcement to the AMERICAN ARMY." by the state of Massachusetts Bay.

Page 2 has an ov... See More  

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$925.00
687218

Tarring & feathering for villains...

Item #687218

February 11, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774 



* Pre Revolutionary War

* Tarring and Feathering




The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.

Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & f... See More  

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$465.00
687205

Much on the tensions between England & the American colonies...

Item #687205

March 17, 1775

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & HISTORICAL CHRONICLE, Portsmouth, March 17, 1775 



* Rare colonial America publication

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions w/ England




Although all American newspapers from the colonial era are quite scarce, this title is even more so.

The front page has a letter concerning bearing arms, followed by a letter noting: "An artful piece has been handed abou... See More  

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$735.00
687197

What if England won the war? Bring the troops home...

Item #687197

May 23, 1783

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, May 23, 1783  The front page begins with an article on the economic implications of America's independence. The report begins: "As every appearance seems to indicate an immediate peace, it is very probable when this event takes effect, that a large proportion of the American commerce will bend in the old line, and we are persua... See More  

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$435.00
687196

Paul Revere engraved the masthead... Battle of Alamance...

Item #687196

January 23, 1772

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Boston, Jan. 23, 1772 



* Paul Revere masthead engraving

* Pre American Revolutionary War

* Battle of Alamance - North Carolina




This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era. An ardent patriot, Thomas was a constant target of the Royalist government. He began his ne... See More  

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$870.00
687194

Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 27, 1774

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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$18,500.00
687191

A great rarity: an early volume one issue of the Massachsetts Spy...

Item #687191

September 22, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, (Boston), September 22, 1770



* Very early famous 18th century publication

* Volume 1 issue - Isaiah Thomas as publisher




This innocuous looking newspaper is arguably the most famous of all American titles of the 18th century. It began in July, 1770, this being issue number 22. It is exceedingly rare to find this title from the first year of publication.

The famed Isa... See More  

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$2,100.00
687174

Putting the Constitution into effect, & New York is the capital...

Item #687174

September 20, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1788



* United States Constitution into effect

* New York City as nation's capital




 The top of the front page has an article signed by: "A Federalist" which is very supportive of the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the various states. It notes in part: "...The game that is now playing by the ant... See More  

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$385.00
687171

Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #687171

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796 



* President George Washington



A very displayable newspaper, as the front page has not one but four Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One concerns: "...allowing compensation for horses killed in battle belonging to officers of the army of the United States."

The back page features 12 ill... See More  

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$220.00
687169

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #687169

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 2 has an: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Four pages, two very discrete archival mends inside, great c... See More  

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$48.00
687145

Further on Ethan Allen's narrative of his captivity...

Item #687145

November 20, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1779



* Ethan Allen captivity

* Revolutionary War original




 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, prefaced with a paragraph signed in type by the Clerk of the General Assembly, none other than: Thomas Paine.

Page 3 has yet another Act which is prefaced with an intro signed: Thomas Paine.

All of ... See More  

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$462.00
687097

Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #687097

May 24, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW-HAVEN POST-BOY, May 24, 1775  



* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts (very rare)

* Revolutionary War beginning




I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all-consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with six very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle o... See More  

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687090

From England, in 1695...

Item #687090

December 23, 1695

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 23, 1695



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest, continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still printing today.

Close to half of the front page is taken up with: "By The King, A PROCLAMATION". Other British news.

Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very... See More  

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$43.00
687087

Early issue of this famous British newspaper...

Item #687087

May 16, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1758  Various European news reports with datelines from the Admiralty Office, London, Holland, Ireland, Falmouth, Portsmouth & elsewhere. The back page has a letter from Kingston, Jamaica. 

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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$26.00
686888

Buonaparte's Proclamation... On the Quasi-War...

Item #686888

February 13, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 13, 1799  The front page and a few items inside relate to the tensions between the U.S. and France, relating to what would be called the Quasi-War.

Page 2 includes: "Buonaparte's Proclamation" concerning the assassination of a French aid de camp, noting: "...they should be brought as hostages to Cairo. The town shall be pillaged and no hous... See More  

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686886

John Adams letter... Refuting Washington's death...

Item #686886

January 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 19, 1799



* President John Adams letter

* Refuting George Washington's death




 Page 2 has a letter to the New York legislature signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Following it is a note which begins: "Some if the infernals who infest the United States have reported...the death of our beloved Fabius-Maximus, of Mount Vernon. The tale is ... See More  

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$78.00
686885

Firepower for the "approaching season"...

Item #686885

January 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 12, 1799  Page 2 has a lengthy speech by the Mass. governor, signed in script type: Increase Sumner. The back page features a very interesting & unusual illustrated ad for "Gunnery Articles Suitable for the Approaching Season". One wonders what the season is, as the illustration shows a cannon.

Four pages, small piece from a lower blank margin, ... See More  

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686883

The young U.S. Navy... The President's palace...

Item #686883

December 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1798  



* United States Navy in it's infancy



Page 2 has a chart headed: "American Navy" being a: "List of Vessels In Service" noting the number of guns of commander of each.

It begins with the "United States" "Constitution" and "Constellation" then 12 other vessels, followed by a list of ship that... See More  

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$117.00
686875

Charles Bulfinch's first major project...

Item #686875

October 27, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 27, 1798  



* Charles Bulfinch designs Federal Street Theatre

* First American-born professional architect




The front page has an address: "To the President of the United States" from the officers of the Guilford Regiment of militia, relating to the troubling relationship with France. It is followed by his "Answer" signed in type: Joh... See More  

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686859

John Adams and the Bank of the United States...

Item #686859

July 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798  



* President John Adams signed act

* Bank of the United States fraud




The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.

Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Conc... See More  

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686853

John Adams' letter to the Masons...

Item #686853

June 30, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 30, 1798  



* President John Adams

* Masonic - Masons address




Page 2 has an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Boston to the President, with his: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams. Also the President's letter to the people of Braintree, Mass., also signed: John Adams.

Four pages, slightly close-trimmed to a portion of the bottom margi... See More  

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686849

John Adams Acts... with script signatures...

Item #686849

June 02, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 2, 1798 



* President John Adams

* 3 Acts of Congress




The front page has three Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President:  John Adams.

Page 2 has two letters: "To the President of the United States" from the citizens of Cambridge and Haverhill, Mass.

Four pages, minor stain near the top, nice condition. A dis
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$68.00
686847

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #686847

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The front page has a lengthy letter being an: "Answer to the Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." signed in type by the President: John Adams. Also: "The Address - John Adams, President of the United States" by the young men of Boston concerning the potential for war & noting: "...when the most conciliating measures w... See More  

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686846

Letters to the President...

Item #686846

May 05, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 5, 1798  The front page has the: "Address of the Inhabitants of Portsmouth to the President of the United States" and "Address of the Inhabitants of the town of Portland to the President of the United States" with page 2 having two more from Philadelphia and Brookline, with his response to the Phila. letter signed: John Adams.

The front pag... See More  

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686819

John Adams script signature on the front page...

Item #686819

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798  



* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

* Fifth Congress of the United states




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, and by the Vice President, Th. Jefferson, concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day... See More  

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$59.00
686816

Law on "...the dangerous evils of canine madness..."

Item #686816

March 10, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 10, 1798   front page has a nearly full column Act of the Massachusetts legislature titled: "An Act to lessen the dangerous evils of Canine Madness and other injuries occasioned by Dogs." which is signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. A very interesting and early law which reads as if it came from an early version of the SPCA.

Also... See More  

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$38.00
686814

The French Constitution... Article concerning Ben Franklin...

Item #686814

December 10, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1791  The entire front page is taken up with the second (of 4) installment of: "The French Constitution Revised, Amended, and Finally Decreed, by the National Assembly".

Page 2 begins with: "Congressional Intelligence" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle. Also inside is an address: "To Josiah Harmar, Brig. General of the ... See More  

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686811

Hamilton, Washington, and Adams...

Item #686811

November 23, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1791  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with the: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Estimates for 1792" which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

The front page also contains a: "Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund" signed by the Vice President: John Adams. Taking ... See More  

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$135.00
686810

Louis XVI ratifies the French Constitution...

Item #686810

November 19, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1791 



* King Louis XVI of France

* French constitution ratification




A full column on the front page & more than a column on page 2 is consumed with: "Ratification Of The French Constitution, By the King" which is signed by him in type: Louis. Page 2 also has reports from "Congress" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagl... See More  

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686807

Dr. Joseph Priestley... France eliminates knighthood...

Item #686807

September 28, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 28, 1791  A page 3 report says: "A subscription was opened in London, before Capt. Scott sailed, for the purpose of building a large and elegant Chapel for the Rev. Dr. Priestley." Joseph Priestley is credited with the discovery of oxygen.

There is much concerning the French Revolution including a page 2 item: "National Assembly - Abolition Of... See More  

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686806

Enshrinement of Voltaire in the Pantheon... Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'...

Item #686806

September 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to page 2.

Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Co... See More  

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686805

Dr. Joseph Priestley... A slave insurrection...

Item #686805

September 21, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 21, 1791  



* Joseph Priestley Riots

* Birmingham, England

* Religious Dissenters




The front page has a lengthy: "Dr. Priestley's Letter To the Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham" concerning the recent riot there, signed in type: J. Priestley. Joseph Priestley is credited with discovering oxygen.

Page 2 has: "Western Territory&quo... See More  

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686798

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette escape...

Item #686798

August 31, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1791  



* Louis XVI of France

* Marie Antoinette

* Escapes France




The front page is entirely taken up with the situation of King Louis XVI in France including: "The French King's Memoir" which begins: "Freemen - While the King had any hope of seeing order & happiness restored, by the means employed by the National Assembly &a... See More  

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$72.00
686796

Washington names the new Post Master General... The situation in Pittsburgh...

Item #686796

August 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 24, 1791  



* President George Washington

* Timothy Pickering appointed




Page 2 has a report that: "Another expedition to the Indian country is now in operation--it consists of 500 men...". This is followed by a letter from Pittsburgh noting in part: "...since I came to this place not a life has been lost within the reach of our parties. Th... See More  

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686794

Native American's live better than "civilized" man...

Item #686794

August 13, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1791  The front page has an interesting article: "Parallel - The Civilized Man and The Savage" which speaks favorably for the Native Americans on how they conduct their lives.

Page 3 notes the President's appointment of James Barry as ambassador to Portugal, followed by a report from the Supreme Court.

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

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686790

Appointing the Postmaster General... Honoring Alexander Hamilton...

Item #686790

July 30, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1791  Page 3 includes: "We are informed that the President of the United States has been pleased to appoint William Jackson Post Master General of the United States."

Above this is a report of the celebration of the 4th of July, and also a note that: "The Coroporation of the Chamber of Commerce of New York last week gave an elegant entertai... See More  

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686786

Treatment of Indians... Louis XVI on the colors of the flags...

Item #686786

May 14, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1791  Over half of the front page is taken  up with: "Commonn Sense -- In Answer to Burke's Phillipick" which relates to Thomas Paine's work, plus much concerning he French Revolution and several references to the Maquis de LaFayette.

Page 2 has "A Law" from France, signed by the King: Louis, concerning a Decree of the Nati... See More  

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686784

Congress begins in its new capital of Philadelphia...

Item #686784

December 18, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 18, 1790  



* United States Congress begins

* at U.S. Capital in Philadelphia




Page 2 has a significant report from Philadelphia reporting that the new (temporary) site of the federal government is to begin in that city: "Monday next is the day appointed for the meeting of Congress in this city. Many of the members are arrived in town; but it is not ... See More  

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686781

Federal government along the Potomac?

Item #686781

December 15, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 15, 1790  



* Site for United States Government

* Along the Potomac River ?




Detailed front page article "Observations On the Whale-Fishery and Seal-Catching" says the two combined would make for a "...profitable voyage..." and that the Nantucket and Long Island Whalemen: "...will find themselves peculiarly adapted..." for se... See More  

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$48.00
686780

Washington arrives in Philadelphia...

Item #686780

December 11, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Dec. 11, 1790  A page 3 item from Philadelphia reports: "The illustrious PRESIDENT of the United States of America, his lady and his suit [sic] arrived here on Saturday last:--He was welcomed with every demonstration of Love, Gratitude and Respect." 

A short poem follows: "Behold! a Washington appears again, To plan new blessings for more happy men. Ad... See More  

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686777

Vermont to ratify the Constitution...

Item #686777

December 01, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 1, 1790 



* United States Constitution

* Vermont for ratification




On page 2 under "Vermont" is a notable report reading in full: "The Legislature of this State, has called a Convention to ratify the Constitution of the United States--to meet at Bennington, in the next month. The terms of the decree of the State of New York, with this State... See More  

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686775

Vermont to debate & hopefully ratify the Constitution...

Item #686775

November 17, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1790 



* United States Constitution



The front page has an article headed: "Religious Toleration" & another: "Beware of Counterfeits".

Page 3 has an item from "Vermont" noting: "The legislature of that state has passed an Act for calling a State Convention to meet at Bennington...for the purpose of assenting to, ... See More  

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686767

Early report on boxing...

Item #686767

October 30, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 30, 1790



* 18th century bareknuckle boxing



Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" which is a very early report of the sport. The match is between "Big Ben" and the "Tinman".

Other items including a page 3 article on: "Duelling" "King of France's Demand" "the Art of Joking" "King of Sweden" a... See More  

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686764

Traveling with Captain Cook...

Item #686764

October 23, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 23, 1790  The front page has over a column on: "Mr. John Ledyard, the Celebrated Traveller" which includes comments on his trip with Capt. Cook to Hawaii, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tahiti and elsewhere.

Page 2 has a report concerning the circumnavigation of the ship Columbia.

Four pages, some foxing inside, nice condition.

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$52.00
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