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682691

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

Item #682691

March 05, 1825

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



* Maryland Jew Bill w/ passage

* Jewish religion rights

* Jews to hold public office (MD)




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

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

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$375.00
682690

Michigan creates a constitution: a step towards statehood...

Item #682690

July 18, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18, 1835



* Michigan territory creating a constitution

* A move towards statehood




The prime content in this issue would be the complete printing of the: "Constitution of the State of Michigan" which takes almost four pages and concludes with the signatures in type of the various members of Michigan's congress. This constitu... See More  

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$42.00
682423

Africans [blacks] celebrate the abolition of the slave trade...

Item #682423

July 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812  The most notable content is on page 3 headed: "Thanksgiving" which begins: "The Africans in Boston will keep a Thanksgiving in commemoration of the abolition of the Slave Trade, to-morrow...The Procession will form..." with further details.

Rare to find such reports with specific mention of the "Africa... See More  

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$125.00
682129

Charles Dickens... Defends attacks on his personal life...

Item #682129

June 21, 1858

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, June 21, 1858



* Letter from Charles Dickens defending his character



Page 4 has a letter from Charles Dickens which is quite out of the ordinary. Although he states he rarely publicly defends against attacks on his personal life, recent accusations have led him to make an exception, the exception being this letter.

Other news of the day is found thro... See More  

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681958

Masonic Celebration of Washington's initiation...

Item #681958

November 02, 1852

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1852  The front page has a mention of: "Masonic Celebration at Cincinnati", and continues on page 4 describing the annual celebration of George Washington being "initiated as a member of the mystic tie".

Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.

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681887

First airplane death - a passenger with Orville Wright...

Item #681887

September 23, 1908

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908  Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where the experiments were made". The article goes on to list Lieutenant Selfridge as the one who die... See More  

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681831

Utah War... Mormons...

Item #681831

April 05, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 5, 1858



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War expedition




Page 4 has an article headed: "The Utah Expedition" with subhead. (see)

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

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681675

1856 Bleeding Kansas...

Item #681675

August 25, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 25, 1856



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion




The front page has a one column heading: "The War In Kansas" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text.

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

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681664

Battle of Waterloo... Andrew Jackson murdered?

Item #681664

August 19, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815 



* Battle of Waterloo - Wellington

* General Andrew Jackson murdered ?




Certainly the prime  content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the... See More  

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681217

Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #681217

March 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820  



* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)

* United States Navy commodore

* Duel vs. James Barron




The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More  

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681184

The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...

Item #681184

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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680819

Theatrical ad includes Edgar Allan Poe's father...

Item #680819

September 24, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Sept. 24, 1807 



* Edgar Allan Poe's father theater ad



A curious literary item here as the top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Boston Theatre" for the performance of: "OTHELLO", a theatrical performance, with one of the principal characters being "Mr. Poe". (see image) He was the father of Edgar Allan Poe.

News of the day and oth... See More  

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680798

Print of Jewish hospital...

Item #680798
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England December, 1819  The prime feature would be the full page plate of the: "Jew's Hospital, Mile End Road, Whitechapel". Accompanying it is a descriptive article which takes more than a full page.

The other plate called for is lacking.

Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 ... See More  

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680797

Print of Jewish hospital...

Item #680797
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England December, 1819  The prime feature would be the full page plate of the: "Jew's Hospital, Mile End Road, Whitechapel". Accompanying it is a descriptive article which takes more than a full page.

Also included is the plate: "South View of Chesterfield Church, Derbyshire".

Complete in 94 pages, full title/contents page featur... See More  

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680468

Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #680468

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832



* Andrew Jackson re-elected President

* Death of Charles Carroll : signer of the Declaration of Independence




The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:

"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin ... See More  

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680419

Abraham Lincoln's incoming administration... 1861...

Item #680419

February 01, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln about to change America



The front page has some column heads on the upcoming Civil War including: "The Surrender of Fort Sumter to be Demanded" "North Carolina Ready to Secede" and more. But perhaps better content is on page 5 with: "The Incoming Administration" "Mr. Lincoln and the Southern Secessionist... See More  

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680413

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

Item #680413

August 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 11 illustrated ship ads and 1 slave related ad. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, light damp stain at the upper right corner, nice condition.... See More  

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680341

President-elect enroute for his inauguration...

Item #680341

February 22, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861



* President-Elect Abraham Lincoln heads to Washington D.C.



The front page has the following one column headings: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION" "Progress of the President Elect Towards Washington" "His Departure From New York" "Popular Ovation at Jersey City and Speeches of Mr. Lincoln" "The President-Elect nea... See More  

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680321

Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 



* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War




Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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680255

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

Item #680255

December 13, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.

Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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680238

Letters of a signer of the Declaration...

Item #680238

July 12, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1817 



* Thomas McKean

* signer of the Declaration of Independence




The first four pages are taken up with the: "Letters of Thomas McKean", a signer of the Declaration of Independence who recently died. Other items within include: "Defeat of Sir Peter Parker" "the Locust" "Domestic Manufactures" and m... See More  

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680115

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

Item #680115

September 22, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 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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680107

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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679828

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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679796

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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679743

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

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807  The back page 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 descriptive notice headed: &... See More  

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679733

Broadside "Extra"...

Item #679733

November 27, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824)  This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.

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679724

Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...

Item #679724

December 08, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848  The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many persons have collected in one day, of the finest grade gol... See More  

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679718

News from Utah on the Mormons...

Item #679718

February 25, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 25, 1859  Page 2 has half a column headed: "UTAH" "Only Mormons On Juries--Discovery of Gold Near Salt Lake--A Catholic Army Chaplain".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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679708

Early anti-slavery Louisville, Kentucky...

Item #679708

August 25, 1849

THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, August 25, 1849  A quite scarce newspaper anti-slavery newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December 9, 1849  Page 2 has much content concerning the recent election and the slavery/anti-slavery issue and candidates. One articles are "The Louisville Journal on Emancipation", "Necessity of the Proviso" and... See More  

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679685

Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #679685

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More  

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679668

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

Item #679668

December 15, 1854

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854 



* Extremely rare publication



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 Thousan
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679563

Very early Charleston...

Item #679563

January 15, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 15, 1803  A volume I issue (number 6) of this famous title from the South. The front page begins with the "Prospectus" of the newspaper, focusing on its intent, purpose, and style of the newspaper. Inside has an ad for slaves for sale, and one for a reward for a runaway slave.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, damp stain at ... See More  

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679527

Stephen Girard and Zachary Taylor...

Item #679527

March 10, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 10, 1849  The front page features a print of: "Stephen Girard" with a lengthy biographical sketch of him. Also a print of: "Girard College" with a related article as well.

Page 2 has a somewhat large print headed: "THE INAUGURATION" showing the ceremonies, and: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR" follo... See More  

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679526

Kosciusko's tomb at West Point...

Item #679526

April 24, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 24, 1852  The front page has a nice print of: "The Tomb Of Kosciusko, West Point".

Tadeusz Kosciusko was a Polish military engineer/leader who joined the American forces in 1776. He led the efforts to create fortifications at West Point.

Four pages, large folio size, several folds with minor wear at folds & margins, some damp staining... See More  

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679518

On the death of John Calhoun... Selling slaves for emancipation...

Item #679518

April 13, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, April 13, 1850  The front page includes: "Another Blow at Disunion" "An Offer to Sell Slaves for Emancipation" and a lengthy, concluding: "Speech of Mr. Stanly, of N. Carolina" concerning slavery.

Page 3 has over half a column on: "The Death & Funeral of Mr. Calhoun" and: "The Scene In the Senate...on... See More  

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679487

Emperor & Empress of Austria... Terrific print of the ship Vermont...

Item #679487

June 25, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 25, 1859  The front page has prints captioned: "The Emperor & Empress of Austria" and: "Life In Circassia". Page 4 has a huge & very nice print of: "The United States Line-of-Battle Ship Vermont" with an article on it.

Eight pages, ornate masthead features a large engraving of ship, with nice embelli... See More  

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679484

One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Lincoln to be had...

Item #679484

August 12, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837  An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific resolution.

This is a very early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was just 2... See More  

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679450

Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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679449

Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



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 ... See More  

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679377

Four issue set on Fremont's famous second Western Expedition...

Item #679377

August 19, 1845

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a set of four issues dated August 19, 21, 26 & 28, 1845 containing the text of: "Captain Fremont's Second Exploring 'Expedition" to the West.

During the years of 1842–54 Fremont personally led and directed five western expeditions. This set of issues details his lengthy report on the second expedition (1843-4), to the i
... See More  

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679375

Much concerning the death of Elijah Lovejoy...

Item #679375

November 25, 1837

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1837 The back page has a lengthy letter from the Mayor of Alton, Illinois, written the day after the murder of famed abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy, with much reflection on the events. 

Following his letter are 8 other reports concerning Lovejoy's death as printed in other newspapers.

Four pages, scattered foxing. Folder size noted is for ... See More  

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679373

The antebellum South...

Item #679373

July 20, 1853

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 20, 1853  The back page has a lengthy "Proclamation by the President of the United States" signed in type: Franklin Pierce, concerning the sale of public land.

Four pages, various news of the day & other ads, evenly toned, generally good.

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679370

Pirate Hicks confesses his guilt...

Item #679370

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1860  The front page has over half a column headed: "The Murders On the Oyster Sloop" "A Partial Confession from Hicks--He Admits His Guilt & Details Some of the Particulars of the Tragedy".

 His name was Albert W. Hicks, aka William Johnson and "Pirate Hicks" & he confiessed to murdering his 3 companions & throwing their... See More  

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679350

On the funeral of King William IV of England...

Item #679350

July 07, 1837

THE TIMES, London, England, July 8, 1837  Page 5 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with reporting on the funeral of King William IV who died on June 20, headed: "His Late Majesty". Subheads include: "The Lying In State" and: "Embalming"

All columns of all 8 pages are black-bordered in "mourning" rules.

Good condition.

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679349

On the funeral of King William IV of England...

Item #679349

July 07, 1837

THE TIMES, London, England, July 7, 1837  Page 5 has nearly two columns taken up with reporting on the funeral of King William IV who died on June 20, headed: "His Late Majesty".

All columns of all 8 pages are black-bordered in "mourning" rules.

Good condition.

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679337

Relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin... The Fugitive Slave bill...

Item #679337

August 19, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852  Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.

This newspaper ... See More  

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679335

Themed on the military: the last issue...

Item #679335

July 30, 1841

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Windsor, Vermont, July 30, 1841  The motto in the masthead details its purpose: "Devoted to the Interests of the Militia, To Military Science and National Defense in General." This is the last issue of this short-lived newspaper lasting just 52 weeks issues from 1840-1841.

Among the various articles within are: "Fiery Flying Serpent" and a page 2 report: ... See More  

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679237

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #679237

November 01, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, Nov. 1, 1811



* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper



This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empire, hence this ne... See More  

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679228

1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More  

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