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18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #680115

September 22, 1798


* Rare 18th century American title

* Slave family wanted advertisement

The front and back pages are taken up with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads and one for: "A family of American Negroes". (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...

Item #680112

January 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 2, 1830

* on the purchase of Texas from Mexico

One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusations against our countr... See More  

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An early set of 4 issues (1600's through early 1800's)...

Item #680107
(4) A set of four early newspapers (1600's - early 1800's)...

A set of four early newspapers, one each from the 1600's, early 1700's, late 1700's, and early 1800's - sent each month for as long as you would like. The issues are guaranteed to be worth $100 or more, but could be valued at as much as $150/set. The 1600's and early 1700's issues will be British, and ... See More  

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The Maryland "Jew Bill" is finally passed...

Item #680013

March 19, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825  The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts which have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More  

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Formalizing the United States flag: one new star for each new state... Death of Armistead...

Item #680009

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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Special "English Extra" on the Heenan Sayers fight...

Item #679828

April 28, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES--ENGLISH EXTRA, London & New York, April 28, 1860 

* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match

A quite rare edition put out specifically for the famous boxing match between Heenan and Sayers, the American champion versus the British champion, in what was billed the first "world title" boxing match, which lasted 2... See More  

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The Grattan Indian massacre...

Item #679796

September 12, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 12, 1854 

* Grattan Massacre

* United States Army

* Lakota Sioux Indians

The back page has an article headed: "Indian Outrages" "Important News from Fort Laramie--Indians Attacking the Fort...." Early coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the First Sioux War, fought between... See More  

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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #679668

December 15, 1854

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousand Victims!!" "Liberia&quo
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Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848  This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from the House of Representatives which includes Lincoln'... See More  

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Horace Greeley supports William H. Harrison...

Item #679439

January 30, 1841

THE LOG CABIN, New York, Jan. 30, 1841  The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election. The content is almost entirely political although the back page has: "The Mouth of the Missouri" & other articles.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, engraving of a log cabin in the masthead, dirtiness at the ftpg.

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It triggered the great Financial Panic of 1837...

Item #679106

May 13, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837 

* Panic of 1837

* Financial crisis

The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More  

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1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #679078

October 18, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 1849 

* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper

The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

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Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...

Item #678715

March 11, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 

* Missouri Compromise

* Maine and Missouri become states

* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement

The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition

Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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Desirable baseball issue... Cricket... "A Tale of Two Cities"...

Item #678576

October 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859

* Centerfold print of a baseball game in progress

Half of the double page centerfold is a terrific illustration of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other half shows a cricket match.

The frontpage shows: 'A German Beer Garden i... See More  

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Capture of the slave ship "Brothers"... California gold... Indian Wars...

Item #678328

November 15, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1858  The 1st column of page two has: "Arrival of Another Captured Slaver at Charleston", which tells of the capture of the slave ship 'Brothers". Another related article providing additional details is found on page 4.

Page 2 also has: "Our California Correspondence - A Visit to Fraser River - The Gold Diggings and the Yield of the Preci... See More  

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An 1840 campaign newspaper... Quite rare...

Item #678015

April 09, 1840

THE PILOT, Baltimore, April 9, 1840 

* William Henry Harrison

* Very rare campaign title

This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a quite rare campaign newspaper in support of William Henry Harrison for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candida... See More  

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Lot of 13 Wash. D.C. from 1856...

Item #678006

December 31, 1856

EVENING STAR, Washington D.C. Lot of 13 issues from the year 1856. News of the day just prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Each issue is complete with 4 pages, loose along the spine, minor wear, a few small tape mends, generally very nice.

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William Walker Nicaragua expedition...

Item #677997

January 08, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 8, 1858

* William Walker (filibuster)

* Nicaragua expedition


Page 4 has an article with heading: "The President's Message on the Seizure of Walker--The Old and New Filibusters" (see)

Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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A failed slave insurrection in Virginia...

Item #677880
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1802  Among the news reports near the back under "America" is a report which tells of a quelched slave revolt in Virginia which is related to the more famous Gabriel's Conspiracy of 1800. It reads: "A letter from Richmond, Virginia...states that an insurrection of the negroes at Petersburgh, Norway, had been discover in tim
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Fugitive slave Charles Nalle... Rescued by Harriet Tubman...

Item #677805

April 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1860 

* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle

* Rescued by Harriet Tubman

* Slaves - slavery

Page 7 has a notable report headed: "Exciting Fugitive Slave Case in Troy" concerns the case of Charles Nalle, a rather notable fugitive slave. It begins: "At noon to-day U.S. Deputy Marshal Holmes arrested a colored man in this city, named Charles Nalle, ... See More  

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America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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From the deep South with slave related ads...

Item #677645

September 10, 1854

THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Sept. 10, 1854

* Rare antebellum publication

* 3 slave advertisements

News of the day with several advertisements including 3 slavery related ads on page 2..

Four pages, various news of the day, a little wear, generally nice.

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The Thirtieth Street Murder...

Item #677590

October 28, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 28, 1858

* The Thirtieth Street Murders

* Murderer Francis A. Gouldy, Jr.

The top of the 1st column of the front page has one column headings that include: "Terrible And Appalling Tragedy" "Murder most Foul and Unnatural" "A Night Of Horrors" "Assassination of a Whole Family by a Son" "The Murderer Blows his Brains Out&... See More  

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1856 Mammoth Cave passage discovery...

Item #677501

August 11, 1856


* Mammoth Cave - Kentucky

* Discovery of another passage

Page 5 has an article headed: "Mammoth Cave--The New Discoveries" See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas....

Item #677497

June 07, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 7, 1856

* Sacking of Lawrence - Kansas

* Pro-slavery settlers vs. Free-Staters

* Bleeding Kansas

The top of page 8 has one column headings that include: "From Kansas" "The Sack Of Lawrence" "Official Bulletin Of the Border Ruffians" and more. (see)

Twelve pages, some small margin tears, generally good.... See More  

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William Henry Harrison for President ad...

Item #677484

December 18, 1839

THE ATLAS, Boston, December 18, 1839

* William Henry Harrison for president

The masthead includes a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 2 has graphic embellishment which heads: "For President, WM. HENRY HARRISON, of Ohio - For Vice President, JOHN TYLER, of Virginia.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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!854 Treaty of Kanagawa... Japan...

Item #677400

July 17, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 17, 1854

* Convention of Kanagawa Treaty

* Japan-US Treaty of Peace and Amity

The front page has one column headings that include: "From Washington" "The Japan Treaty Ratified" "The Treaty between the United States and the Empire of Japan" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, light foxing, generally nice.... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln ventures towards Washington, D.C...

Item #676949

February 26, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1861 

* Abraham Lincoln prepares for inauguration

Among the front page heads are reports concerning the new administration of Abraham Lincoln and the coming Civil War: "Passage of the Bill to Discontinue the Postal Service in the Seceded States" "Movements of the President Elect" "Visit of Mr. Lincoln to the Capitol" "The Late... See More  

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Death of the printer & a proprietor...

Item #676867

December 05, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1811  A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

All four pages have wide black mourning rules due to the death of the printer a proprietor off this newspaper.

Page 2 has mourning rules above & below the report: "Obituary" which begins: "Died on Tuesday the3d inst. at 6 o&... See More  

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1851 Sandusky, Ohio....

Item #676855

August 11, 1851


* Erie County

* Uncommon title

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with a few advertisements. Located in Northern Ohio, Sandusky is situated along the shores of Lake Erie.

Complete, measures 26 x 19 inches, several folds, generally nice.

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Panama... Diamond mines... Stephen A. Douglas on slavery...

Item #676822
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York,  September, 1859  This issue contains "Something About Diamonds" which takes 12 pages and contains many illustrations on mining and cutting. Also included are: "Tropical Journeyings - Panama" (which includes content and an image related to General Morgan's capture of Panama along with several other related prints of Old... See More  

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A few neat illustrated advertisements...

Item #676168

* Illustrated advertisements

* Early 19th century original

The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat and at least ten illustrated ship ads. The back page has an ad for a stagecoach.

Four pages, generally in nice condition.

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Early issue from 1831 Long Island...

Item #676129

December 04, 1830

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Dec. 4, 1830

* Rare high class community title

* Pre Civil War era

An early newspaper from Long Island with news of the day and a wealth of ads.

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

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Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #676111

March 12, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 12, 1814  The front page is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship, part of a political notice in support of Caleb Strong for governor. Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name with political slogans on the other flags. Much text as well.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very decorative, nice condition.

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First print of an American President in a periodical?

Item #676080

November 23, 1844

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 23, 1844  

* 1st illustration of a U.S. president in a periodical

The front page begins with an article: "The American Presidency" carrying over to page 2, with some interesting commentary on the American democratic election process including; "...almost the only remaining instance of the elective principle applied to creating t... See More  

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Two illustrated slave ads, from the nation's capital...

Item #676079

July 19, 1856

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1856  The front page has an illustrated advertisement for a runaway slave headed: "$100 Reward" with details noted. And page 2 has an illustrated: "$25 Reward" for a runway boy slave, with details.

Four pages, nice condition.

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The Pony Express delivers the news to California...

Item #676073

July 24, 1860

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, July 24, 1860  The top of the front page has much reporting headed: "Further By The Pony Express" "Details of Eastern News". Also on the ftpg. is: "Atlantic Items Per Pony Express".

The Pony Express was a short-lived and much romanticized mail service that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and ... See More  

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Three double page prints, one circus-related...

Item #676065

October 20, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Oct. 20, 1860  There are 3 fine double page prints in this issue including: "The Brothers Hanlon, The Bold Gymnasts and Acrobats..." which has 9 prints of their acrobatics, and names of all 6 brothers. A great circus-related double page print.

Then a dramatic: "Loss of the British Steamer 'Connaught'...Her Passenger gets & Crew Numbering ... See More  

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Fort Sutter, California, and so much more...

Item #676060

August 30, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston Aug. 30, 1851 This title was a leader in the illustrated periodical that would become more famous when Harper's Weekly began publishing in 1857.

This issue has a wealth of notable prints, perhaps the best being a nearly half page: "View of Sutter's Fort, Near Sacramento City, California" which has a descriptive article as we... See More  

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Very first use of the term "Bleeding Kansas"...

Item #676049

September 13, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 13, 1856  

* Origin of the expression "Bleeding Kansas"

This issue contains a notable first mention of a term which would come to define the conflict within the country in the years just prior to the Civil War, and indeed, would help lead to the divide that would take another 9 years and tens of thousands of lost lives to resolve.

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Lengthy & extremely detailed eye-witness account of the New Madrid earthquakes...

Item #676047

February 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Feb. 28, 1812  Nearly three-quarters of the back page is taken up with a very lengthy and detailed letter under the heading: "EARTHQUAKE" prefaced with a paragraph noting in part: "We have postponed as numbers of make room for the following very interesting...most particulars ...account of the earthquakes on the Mississippi...Mr. Pier... See More  

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Battle of Waterloo: with a diagram...

Item #676042

August 15, 1815

WEEKLY AURORA, Philadelphia Aug. 15, 1815  Concerning the famous Battle of Waterloo, the second page of this issue has a detailed report headed: "French Account Of The Battle."

The report takes about 1 1/2 columns on the second page and continues on next where, is a 6 1/4 by 2 3/4 inch diagram showing the military positions of the battle.

After this report are the proceedings of t... See More  

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Early California prints from the Gold Rush era...

Item #676041

November 06, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1852  Of interest is the nice page 4 half page print of: "Sutter's Mill With a View of Coloma, California" and the facing page half page print: "Mission of San Carlos, California".

There is a related article: "California Views" which mentions in part: "...This as the spot where the first discovery of gold was mad... See More  

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Early Lincoln mention in a national publication...

Item #676035

December 16, 1847

THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, Washington D.C., Dec. 16, 1847  An inside page has the business of the House of Representatives from December 13, which includes the names of the members of various committees. Listed as a member on the committee "On the Post Office and Post Roads" is "Abraham Lincoln".

This is early mention of Abraham Lincoln in a national publication, from when ... See More  

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First American railroad publication...

Item #676025

August 16, 1833

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 16, 1834   This is a very early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading, having begun the year prior.

The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the train, but keep in mind this is from the formative years of... See More  

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Harrison elected President, in Harrison's campaign newspaper...

Item #676023

November 09, 1840

THE LOG CABIN, New York & Albany, Nov. 9, 1840  Famous & short-lived presidential campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison.

A very significant issue as it reports the election results of the 1840 Presidential campaign, with Wm. H. Harrison the winner. Page 2 has two engravings supporting the Harrison-Tyler ticket beneath which are reports th... See More  

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Fine account of the battle of San Jacinto...

Item #675985

June 02, 1836

VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, June 2, 1836  Page 3 has a lengthy report from Congress with one bit mentioning: "...member of the committee on Foreign Affairs, hoped it would not be sent there to be put to sleep. It should not be referred till we were prepared to recognize the independence of Texas...".

The next column has an account of the capture of Santa Anna and the battle of San ... See More  

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