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701957

Paul Revere... Determining representation in Congress...

Item #701957
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1792  Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Content includes "The Pleasures of Poverty" "An Oration on Genius" "Funeral Rites of t... See More  

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701871

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #701871

September 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 21, 1796



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead. Various news reports of the day with a number of advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little staining near the top, minor top margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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701702

Trouble with France... The U.S. Navy... John Adams...

Item #701702

August 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1798  Most of the front page is taken up with  3 Acts of Congress, one for: "...the relief of sick and disabled seamen.", each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has: "French Duplicity" which relates to the XYZ Affair. Also: "From the Mediterranean" concerning Napoleon Buoaparte, and "More St... See More  

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701701

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #701701

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




Page 2 has the "President's Message" to Congress indicating that the negotiations with France by the U.S. envoys have failed. In the message the President states in part: "...I perceive no ground of expectation, that the objects of their mission, can be accomplished,... See More  

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701700

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #701700

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The front page has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams.

A page 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France during the XYZ Affair, with Thomas Jefferson intervening. Other reports concerning the troubling... See More  

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701631

John Adams, John Adams, and John Adams...

Item #701631

September 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 8, 1798  The front page begins with 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address of the Boston Marine Society to the President concerning the growing tensions with France, followed by the President's reply signed in type: John Adams. And the back page has "An Act for the Relief of the Refugees fr... See More  

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701607

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #701607

December 14, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 14, 1795



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.



Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some small bin... See More  

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701521

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #701521

January 19, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare single sheet issue




Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More  

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701271

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #701271

September 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 29, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads . The back page has 11 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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701147

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #701147

February 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb., 22, 1794



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 contain a few illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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701076

The (1775) Restraining bill, and reaction to it...

Item #701076

May 17, 1775

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, May 17, 1775 



* Retraining Acts of 1775

* Colonial trade restrictions

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page and part of page 2 are taken up with: "Lord Camden's Speech on the New England Fishery Bill".

Page 2 has a report headed: "Provisions in the Restraining Bill for the Provinces of New Jersey, Pennsylva... See More  

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700614

Maryland endorses the Declaration of Independence...

Item #700614

August 27, 1776

DUNLAP'S PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 27, 1776  Inside has much reporting on events of the Revolutionary War, but certainly the most notable report is that dated at Annapolis: "In Convention, August 17, 1776" enduring & supporting the recent Declaration of Independence.

It notes: "Agreeable to the order of the day, the Convention to... See More  

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700573

Congress proclaims an end to the war with England...

Item #700573

April 22, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 22, 1783  A wonderfully historic issue as page 3 contains the formal document by the United States Congress that put an end to the fighting in the Revolutionary War.

It is officially titled: "By the United States of America in Congress assembled, A PROCLAMATION, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by Sea as by... See More  

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700272

General Wayne concludes a treaty with the Indians...

Item #700272

September 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, September, 1795  



* Treaty of Greenville

* Mad Anthony Wayne

* Northwest Indians




The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back four pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Description of Charles River Bridge" (plate lacking), and "A Dissertation on the Means of Preservi... See More  

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697849

A two-issue set: George Washington and Paul Revere on the front page...

Item #697849

June 25, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22 and 25, 1796  A two issue set with over half of the front page of the 22nd taken up with lengthy & detailed text of: "An ACT to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with the Indian Tribes & to Preserve Peace on the Frontiers." The Act carries over to take more than a full column on the front page of the 25th where it is signed in script type: ... See More  

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697762

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #697762

May 07, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, (Boston), May 7, 1743  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short y... See More  

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697712

Wealth of illustrated ship advertisements... Escaped mulatto slave...

Item #697712

December 20, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1794  Within the issue are some 22 illustrated ship ads. There are also at least two runaway ads including: "One Guinea Reward" for a runaway mulatto woman, with details.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, indent to the back leaf margin does not affect text, nice condition.

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697694

Congress to abolish a tax on spirits...

Item #697694

October 16, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 16, 1796  The front page is taken up with ads including 23 illustrated ship ads.

Page 3 has discussion from Congress which includes: "...Resolved, 'That it will be expedient to abolish the tax on spirits distilled from materials of the growth or produce of the United States..." with more. The back page has a "Forty Doll... See More  

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697660

Applying for pension benefits...

Item #697660

January 30, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793  Page 2 has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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697652

Letter from President John Adams concerning France...

Item #697652

June 28, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 28, 1798  Page 2 begins with reports from Congress concerning Aliens, later to be solidified in the Aliens and Sedition Act.

Also a letter from the President concerning France, ending with: "...I will never send another Minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the Representative of a great, free, powerf... See More  

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697642

Proclamation by General Anthony Wayne...

Item #697642

April 25, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 25, 1795  Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" signed in type by Anthony Wayne, for establishing a permanent peace with all the Indian tribes and nations northwest of the Ohio River.

Four pages, never-trimmed, two binding holes at the spine, some damp staining.

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697638

Discussions in Congress...

Item #697638

June 20, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 20, 1798  Page 2 has much on the proceedings of the federal Congress, with pg. 3 have reports from the "Proceedings of the Legislature of Massachusetts" which include mention: "A Resolve passed for loaning certain cannon to the United States for the use of the frigate Constitution." 

Four pages, handsome masth... See More  

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697637

British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

Item #697637

September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More  

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697636

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #697636

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781  Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degr... See More  

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697635

Criticizing the King's speech... British snobbish after Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #697635

March 19, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782   Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the conclusion of a letter from: "Common Sense" which is a response to the King of... See More  

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697426

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Slave advertisements...

Item #697426

October 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 14, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



The front page is taken up with ads including 19 illustrated ship ads. There are no fewer than six runaway "Reward" ads, all with various detail. Page 3 has much discussion in the House of Representatives: "On the motion for making provision for carrying into effect t... See More  

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697390

An 18th century extra re: Jay Treaty...

Item #697390

April 06, 1796

HERALD EXTRA, (New York), April 6, 1796  A folio size single sheet almost entirely taken up with discussion in the "Federal Legislature, House of Representatives" concerning the controversial Jay Treaty. See images for details. Never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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697388

Ambassadors to resolve the crisis with France...

Item #697388

March 28, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 28, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The ftpg. has a full column article: "Slavery". Page 2 has much on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" and pg. 3 has a document from President Adams which endorse Pinckney, Marshall & Gerry as representatives of the U.S. in attempting to resol... See More  

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697377

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty...

Item #697377

August 24, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* Letter to George Washington




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Wilmington, Delaware: "To George Washington, President of the United States" on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by another letter of similar concern "To Mr. Alexander Hamilton".

Four pag... See More  

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697371

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #697371

May 31, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 31, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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697252

Front page Act signed by Sam Adams... Other thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #697252

July 20, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1795 



* Samuel Adams

* Jay Treaty




Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Observations Against The TREATY." being the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small bindin... See More  

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697239

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...

Item #697239

August 31, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795 



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* George Washington response




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome... See More  

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697238

Fortifications of ports & harbors of the United States...

Item #697238

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796 



* 18th century American original



Various news & ads of the day including an illustrated stagecoach ad. The front page begins with a: "Report from the Department of War Relative to the Fortification of the Ports and Harbours of the United States" with specifics on Salem, Marblehead, New London, New York, Philade... See More  

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697219

Naval battle between the Americans & British... Franklin the 'old fox'...

Item #697219

January 03, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 3, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published when the British occupied Philadelphia. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

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697218

Washington's anger over the murder of Captain Huddy...

Item #697218

May 21, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 21, 1782 



* Captain Joshua Huddy execution - hanging

* General George Washington angry reaction

* American Revolutionary War




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with "Debates in the House of Commons Upon the American War". An excellent report providing much insight into the discussions on the troubling si... See More  

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697217

The "humble" beginnings of Stephen Girard...

Item #697217

October 17, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792  The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" [The Society of Cincinnati] calling for a meeting of the standing committee.

The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise (including French... See More  

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697211

Notable attempt at price controls during the War... Much fine war content...

Item #697211

July 15, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 15, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #18 issue.

The entire front page & most of the back page are taken up with what one scholar calls: &quo... See More  

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697098

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #697098

April 30, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston,  April 30, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", th... See More  

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697097

When the population of Pittsburgh was 1,355...

Item #697097

January 21, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 21, 1796  



* 18th century Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

* Mad Anthony Wayne & John Wilkinson




Page 3 has a report headed: "Pittsburgh" noting: "We hear from Fort Washington that General Wayne has left the army on a visit to Phila. and that General Wilkinson has taken the command at Greenville. The number of inhabitants ... See More  

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697096

Detailed report from the Dept. of War on the ports & harbors of the U.S...

Item #697096

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  



* During George Washington's administration



Most of the front page is taken up with a: "Report From the Department of War, Relative to the Fortifications of the Ports and Harbours of the United States", with details city by city.

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

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697031

Discussing the controversial Jay Treaty... Slave ads...

Item #697031

May 12, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 12, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



All of page 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with a report from Congress: "On the Motion for making Provision for Carrying into Effect the Treaty with Great Britain", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty.

A wealth of ads including 3 for the sale of slaves... See More  

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697024

From the last year of Washington's administration...

Item #697024

December 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Dec. 3, 1796 



* During George Washington's administration



A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$42.00
696960

Letters signed by John Jay...

Item #696960

January 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 16, 1796  



* John Jay's Treaty - letters



Page 3 has several letters concerning John Jay including two signed in type by him as governor of the state of New York. Much other news of the day.

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

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696953

1796 Acts by Sam Adams...

Item #696953

March 16, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 16, 1795 



* Nice 18th century masthead



Page 2 begins with two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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696922

On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #696922

April 24, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 24, 1781  



* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss




Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that o... See More  

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696921

Work towards creating a treaty with America... Latest on the war...

Item #696921

September 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 30, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The front page begins with a report from the House of Commons concerning the appointment of commissioners to work with America t... See More  

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696741

The Siege of Ninety-Six and more military events in South Carolina...

Item #696741

August 28, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781



* Siege of Nintey Six - South Carolina

* General Nathanael Greene defeat

* American Revolutionary War




 Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Greene in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six.

Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military event... See More  

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696675

John Hancock on the Shays' Rebellion... Notes from the Constitutional Convention...

Item #696675

June 28, 1787

UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Rhode Island, June 28, 1787  



* Daniel Shay's Rebellion

* John Hancock proclamation

* Constitutional Convention




This title has one of our favorite mastheads, which includes two engravings: one the arms for Rhode Island, and the other the arms of the United States, making this a very displayable issue.

Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" wh... See More  

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696660

Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1791  Among the back pager ads is one noting: "...state of Maryland on 20th of November, a negro man slave commonly called Will Potts..." with much more. Also one headed: "Ten Pounds Reward" for: "...a Negro Man named Henry..." with descriptive information.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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696655

Napoleon... A ladies' academy..

Item #696655

April 01, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, April 1, 1797  The front page begins with a lengthy letter signed in type: Buonaparte, written to his "Executive Directory". Inside includes ads for a "Ladies Academy" and a runway Negro woman headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$38.00
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