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John Anderson the fugitive slave... "headsman of the Tower" will not be replaced...

Item #689267

March 09, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861  “The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his master’s custody. Anderson lived and worked in Canada West from 1854 to A... See More  

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Refitting a yacht for continued slave trading...

Item #689216

January 12, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1859

* The Wanderer (slave ship)

Page 3 has about 1/2 of a column of text headed: "The 'Wanderer' Africans Westward-Bound-Curious Scenes" and more which concerns the yacht Wanderer possibly being involved with the African slave trade.

Other news of the day. Eight pages, nice condition.

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German language newspaper from Harrisburg...

Item #689207

October 11, 1832

HARRISBURGER MORGENROTHE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Oct. 11, 1832 

* Rare publication

* German language newspaper

A quite scarce newspaper for the German speaking community in the Harrisburg area, printed entirely in the German language. Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" notes that only the Pennsylvania State Library has a reasonable run of this title, two oth... See More  

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From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #689066

May 25, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, May 25, 1850

* Rare Antebellum publication

Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

Four pages, very condition.... See More  

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From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #688881
(5) UNITED STATES GAZETTE, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Average condition with minor rubbing and foxing. The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years ... See More  

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The antebellum South... Wilmington NC...

Item #688590

July 11, 1853

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 11, 1853  

* Rare antebellum publication

* Woman slave wanted ad

This early Southern publication has news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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A few neat illustrated advertisements...

Item #688584

* Illustrated advertisements

* Early 19th century original

The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat and at least i15 illustrated ship ads. The back page has an ad for a stagecoach and more.

Four pages, a little light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall supports slavery based on the Bible...

Item #688495

January 05, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861 

* Rabbi Morris... Morris Jacob Raphall

* The Biblical view of slavery

* B'nai Jeshurun (Manhattan Synagogue)

The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in th... See More  

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1837 Slave advertisement...

Item #688474

June 14, 1837

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1837 

* Slavery - slaves - Negroes

An advertisement on page 3 is headed: "Cash For Negroes" noting: "I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more (see).

News of the day with other interesting advertisements. Four pages, a little light foxing, a little margin... See More  

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Early Cincinnati... Volume One issue...

Item #688397

November 17, 1827

DAILY CINCINNATI GAZETTE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1827

* Volume 1 issue

The entire front is taken up with advertisements, general content on page 2, and more ads on page 3 and the back page. Some of the ads are illustrated. Early from the city known as the "Queen of the West", this is a volume I issue of this publication.

This is complete in four pages with a slight irregular ... See More  

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

Item #688389

July 06, 1798


* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements

The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 12 illustrated ship ads and 2 slave related ads. (see) Pages 2,3 & 4 have another slavery related ad.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, damp staining at a few areas, generally nice.... See More  

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Capture of slave ships... Launch of the ship Ohio...

Item #688359

June 03, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1820 

* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy

* African slave trade - slavers ships captured

The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details. Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the Tariff". Th... See More  

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A broadsheet "Extra" with President Tyler's annual address to the nation...

Item #688350

December 01, 1843

THE MADISONIAN.--EXTRA, Washington. (D.C.)  December, 1843 

* President John Tyler

* State of the Union Address

* Best title to be had ?

A folio-size single sheet, the "President's Message takes five columns & a bit more in the sixth, signed in type: John Tyler. Great to have this report in a newspaper from the nation's capital.

A small hole causes loss to three... See More  

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Huge eagle in the masthead... Philadelphia, 1811...

Item #688349

July 05, 1811

COLUMBIAN CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, July 5, 1811 

* Great heraldic eagle masthead engraving

See the photo for perhaps the largest heraldic eagle engraving to be found in a masthead, the wingspan stretching nearly 7 inches. The ftpg. has various "Foreign Intelligence" including: "Confirmation of Massena's Defeat" with more news & ads inside.

Four pages, never ... See More  

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

Item #688311

September 29, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 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)

Four pages, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More  

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Lincoln is elected!

Item #688266

November 10, 1860


* Abraham Lincoln's election win (1st)

Page 3 has a wonderful & lengthy account of the election returns coming into Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln was, with reporting on the high level of excitement as the news was received. There are several charts showing election results at various locations.

Page 2 has a report: "New... See More  

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re. African slave trade...

Item #687956

May 04, 1860


* African slave trade - Kongo

* re. Slaver Storm King escape

* Indictment of officers

 the bottom of the front page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade in New York" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.

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"Extra" edition with Harrison's inaugural address...

Item #687945

March 06, 1841

COURANT--EXTRA, Hartford, Connecticut, March 6, (1841)  An uncommon single sheet "Extra" broadsheet with most of the front page taken up with the: "Inaugural Address or President Harrison" carrying over to page 2.

William Henry Harrison has the dubious distinction of being the first President to die in office, severing the shortest term (31 days) and having delivered the ... See More  

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Jefferson's annual message, with mention of Lewis & Clark...

Item #687914

December 11, 1806

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 1, 1806  Beginning on the front page & concluding on patge 2 is the: "President's "Message" communicated to Congress, it being Jefferson's state-of-the-union address to the nation.

Of significance is some fine mention of the Lewis and Clark expedition which appears on the front page: "...The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and C... See More  

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Jefferson's state-of-the-Union address to the Congress...

Item #687912

December 18, 1801

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 18, 1801  Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "President's Message" being Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address.

Interesting that it was not delivered in person but rather was distributed in paper form to members of Congress, with the address prefaced by a letter from the President stating why he chose to do this.

The lengthy add... See More  

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Defending Edgar Allan Poe... Significant Poe issue...

Item #687859

May 19, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1853

* Edgar Allan Poe

* "A Rebel Soul"

* Henry Clay Preuss

 Page 2 has almost an entire column taken up with a very notable article headed: "Edgar A. Poe, by Henry Clay Preuss".

As a bit of background, the following from is very helpful:

“In the decade following Poe’s death, periodi
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Death of the Vice President...

Item #687854

April 20, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 20, 1853  All 4 pages are bordered in wide, black "mourning" rules for the death of the Vice President.

Page 3 begins with: "Death Of Vice President King" with details. Also on page 3 is: "Proclamation of Santa Anna" signed by him in type: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Four pages, a bit close-trimmed at... See More  

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Sam Houston & Jim Bowie...

Item #687816

March 19, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836 

* Jim Bowie & Samuel Houston

* Tampico expedition

The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front ... See More  

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Early mention of Abraham Lincoln in a national newspaper...

Item #687617

December 27, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Dec. 27 1843  The top of page 3 has a report headed: "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen were chosen as the Whig candidates for Presidential Electors: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: S. LISLE SMITH of Cook..." with more men listed.

This is an early mention of ... See More  

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Abe Lincoln on the Civil War... Georgia secedes from the Union...

Item #687522

January 20, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 20, 1861 

* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* The Civil War about to begin

* Georgia secedes from the Union

The front page has some ominous reports concerning the troubles in the South which would soon lead to the Civil War, with first column heads including: "The Revolution" "Important News from the South" "Projected Seizure of Fort ... See More  

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Prelude to the Civil War... Edwin Booth and Lincoln mentions...

Item #687436

December 17, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 17, 1860  Inside includes: "Visit of Mr. Bates to Mr. Lincoln" "The Kansas Sufferers" "The Secession Movement" "Mr. Edwin Booth as 'Lago' " "The Canada Fugitive Slave Case" "The Right of Secession" and more.

Eight pages, good condition.

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First of this title we have encountered...

Item #687407

July 13, 1812

ALEXANDRIA DAILY GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Virginia, July 13, 1812  A very scarce title, in fact we believe this is the first we have encountered it. There are no issues of this date recorded in Brigham outside of the American Antiquarian Society.

The masthead features an engraving of George Washington. 

Pages 1 and 4 are filled with ads including one: "Fifty Dollars Rew... See More  

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1813 Death of the "Gerrymander"...

Item #687371

April 07, 1813

BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813 

* Death of the "Gerrymander"

* Governor Elbridge Gerry

Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More  

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President James Monroe dies on the 4th of July...

Item #687259

July 23, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1831 An inside page has: "Death Of James Monroe--Fifth President of the United States" and still in the heading is printed: "At the house of his son-in law, Samuel L. Gouverneur, esq. New York at half past 3 o'clock P.M. July 4, 1831."

What follows is a lengthy "Bibliographical Sketch" of him which is then foll... See More  

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Much on the funeral of George Washington...

Item #687225

January 04, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 4, 1800  All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of George Washington.

Page 2 has: "Further Respectful Testimonials, Sacred to George Washington, Deceased" "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" signed in type: John Adams, concerning: "...the wear crape on the left arm, as mo... See More  

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Great account of the Dartmoor Prisoner Massacre...

Item #687157

July 17, 1815

NEW YORK EVENING POST, July 17, 1815  Inside contain over three pages on the infamous Dartmoor Prisoner Massacre, perhaps the most detailed account of this event we have seen in a newspaper. Included is a: "List of Prisoners Wounded on the Evening of the 6th April, 1815" and "Description of Death Wounds Inflicted on the Evening of the 6th April, 1815", the date of the mass... See More  

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Much on the death & funeral of Alexander Hamilton... Victim of the duel with Aaron Burr...

Item #687092

July 31, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, July 31, 1804  All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of the recent death of Alexander Hamilton, the result of a duel with Aaron Burr.

The entire front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with a: "Funeral Oration". Further on is a conclusion of a report headed: "Death of Hamilton" which ta... See More  

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Early "Postscript" notice of the death of President Polk... Great content on the Gold Rush.... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #687005

June 19, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849  The most notable report is the black-bordered "Postscript" at the upper right of page 3 which is headed: "Death Of Ex-President Polk" with the brief report noting: "...announcing; the melancholy news of the decease of Ex-President Polk at Nashville..." with a bit more.

We have never had an earlier re... See More  

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John James Audubon... The Comanche Indians... The California Gold Rush...

Item #686985

May 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 2, 1849  Page 3 has a report beginning: "Col. Webb, commander of a large California expedition...They give quite a gloomy account of their adventures. Mr. Audubon remained behind, and had determined to prosecute his journey towards California with a party..." with more.

Also on page 3 is a letter from Rio Janeiro beginning: "T... See More  

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Clark Gable & Carole Lombard marry in 1939....

Item #686970

March 30, 1939


* Actor Clark Gable

* Actress Carole Lombard

* Marriage - wedding

The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Gable and Carole Lombard Return to Bride's Home" with photo. (see)

Complete with all 34 pages, light toning at the margins, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.... See More  

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The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #686957

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American follow after a new Jerusalem in the West...They are again assaulted by popular persecution; their prophet murdered, their t... See More  

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Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #686941

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 9, 1849 The first column of page 5 has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments.

Also on page 5 is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and includes "John Hood" from Kentucky, who would become a famous Confederate general, ... See More  

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1860 Great Meteor shower... Fireball meteors...

Item #686830

July 22, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 22, 1860 

* Earth-grazing meteor procession

* Fireball meteors


The front page has an article headed: "The Meteor Of Friday Night" "Its Brilliancy and Its Great Distance from the Earth" "All Sorts Of Accounts" and more with small illustration. Text takes up 4 full columns on the front page.

Other news of the day. Complete in... See More  

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Mormons from Sweden, Denmark, etc. emigrate to U.S....

Item #686641

May 04, 1858


* Mormons from Sweden, Denmark, etc. emigrate to U.S.

* Uncommon title from Ohio

* Gang goes on a murderous rampage

The bottom of page 2 has "Arrival of Mormons at New York", which states in full: "A company of 90 Mormons, 81 of them from Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and nine from England, arrived in New York… on board of the e... See More  

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Mormon attack... Brigham Young on the Indians & U.S. forces...

Item #686572

November 17, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 1857  This issue has multiple reports regarding the Mormon tensions of mid-late 1857. Page 2 begins with a full column article headed: "A Reply to Brigham Young" which kicks off with Young's detailed letter on how to handle the Indians, followed by the response of J.W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Both letters d... See More  

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On the cusp of a Mormon War... "inspired by blind religious fanaticism"...

Item #686571

November 10, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1857 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War - resist government

Page 3 has: "A MORMON WAR", which includes in part: "Each fresh arrival of intelligence from Utah confirms the reports of preparations by the Mormons to resist the entrance of the United States troops into their Territory, and gives consistency to the opin... See More  

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Death of President William H. Harrison, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #686317

April 07, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1841  This was an uncommon title which lasted but 4 years. The prospectus (not here) notes it was a semi-weekly devoted to "...the security of the right of suffrage by additional laws to punish bribery & exposure of abuses & corruptions in government..." and more.

Amos Kendall was Postmaster General under Andrew... See More  

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Senate debates the admission of Texas to the Union...

Item #686274

February 04, 1845

Pamphlet reporting: "In Senate of The United States....February 4, 1845....REPORT: The Committee on Foreign Relations, to which have been referred sundry joint resolutions and a bill on the subject of the annexation of Texas...".

This is from the "28th Congress, 2d Session" of the Senate, as noted at the top. 

Complete in 24 pages, never-trimmed margins, 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 i... See More  

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War of 1812 shipping embargo....

Item #686243

April 14, 1812

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 14, 1812  A very historic front page, as it includes a report headed: "EMBARGO" which reports on the voting for this historic measure which would lead to the War of 1812 with England.

The front page also has the: "Confidential Message" to the senate, in which the President states: "...expedient under existing
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Castle Garden: the Ellis Island of immigration before Ellis Island....

Item #686223

August 04, 1855

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 4, 1855  The front page has nearly two columns taken up with: "Castle Garden - How Emigrants Are Treated on Landing".

Castle Garden with the point of entry into the United States prior to Ellis Island. It had just opened to immigrants the year of this article, on the eve of a dramatic wave of European immigration. During the next 35 years, more than 8 mil... See More  

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Andrew Jackson's annual message...

Item #686221

December 12, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1835  The prime content is the very lengthy annual state-of-the-union address of the President, taking eight pages and signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. It provides a very detailed review of the events of 1835.

Also within this issue is a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison; a letter signed by: James  Madison in 1811; another  ... See More  

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Creating trading houses with the Indians...

Item #686220

July 11, 1811

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 11, 1811

* Indians - Native Americans

* Early trading posts

 Over a full column is taken up with n Act of Congress: "For establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes.", signed in type by he President: James Madison. Two more Acts are from the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, small piece from a blank margin, very nice condition.... See More  

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Jefferson defends an appointment...

Item #686205

July 29, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1801  The front page has a "Remonstrance" of the merchants of New Haven, to the President, concerning the removal of the Revenue Collector & appointment of his replacement.

This is followed by: "The President's Reply" in which he justifies the action, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condi... See More  

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Jefferson signs an Act of Congress.... Provisions for the forts...

Item #686165

March 25, 1805

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 25, 1805  Over half a column of the front page is taken up with: "An Act to regulate the clearance of armed merchant vessels.", signed in type by the President; Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 begins with over a column from the "War Department" on securing bids to supply rations to the various forts and installations noted, signed: H. D... See More  

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Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...

Item #686091

January 07, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:

"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not ye... See More  

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