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676592

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #676592

March 03, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slavery advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for the... See More  

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$42.00
675516

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #675516

February 28, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements, including one for a runaway slave on the back page.

Four pa... See More  

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$36.00
675510

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #675510

December 16, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the front page for ... See More  

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$38.00
673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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$18,500.00
673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

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

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$62.00
672946

Calling on the first three frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #672946

June 08, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 8, 1797  Page 2 has a report from "Congress" noting in part: "...Another bill has been brought forward for providing for the protection of the trade of the United States by empowering the President...to cause the frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation to be manned and employed; & also to procure by purchase...a nu... See More  

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$44.00
672945

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #672945

January 21, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads including a $100 Reward" ad for a runaway, while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (de... See More  

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$37.00
672944

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #672944

February 22, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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$37.00
672918

Georgians are 'the most lawless & licentious people in America'...

Item #672918

November 30, 1785

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1785  Page 2 has an item: "The request of the United States to their great and good alley [France] to furnish them with $400,000 in order to bribe the Algerines to a peace meets, it is said, with a very cool reception at Paris...how far that measure may be consistent with the safety & independence of the United States... See More  

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$52.00
672754

Scarce, short-lived newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #672754

January 13, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Various news reports and advertisements of the day.

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

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$82.00
672477

Map of Port Royal, the haven for pirates... Ben Franklin returns from France...

Item #672477

November 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1785  Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Peter the Wild Boy" who was quite the sensation at the time.

Also: "Observations on the Properties & Effects of Coffee" & much more. The best item would be the very nice & detailed foldout map of "Old Port Royal" in Jamaica, with an accompanying article:... See More  

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$89.00
672476

Referencing Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown...

Item #672476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which begins with some mention of the Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown: "...Every member must be convinced that the prosecution of the American War is the object ministers have in view...Having read the 10th article of the capitulation between E. Cornwallis and Gen. W... See More  

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$55.00
672467

Early version of the Articles of Confederation...

Item #672467
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1775  Over three pages taken up with: "Protest entered in the Upper House Against the Bill for Prohibiting all Commercial intercourse with the Confederated Colonies" which is very good reading in defense of America. There is terrific & historic reading taking nearly 2 pages on what is an early version of the Articles of Con
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$265.00
672412

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #672412

August 11, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791  The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the tem... See More  

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$72.00
671968

Barbarous cruelty suffered by innocent Pennsylvanians...

Item #671968

February 25, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes two "Proclamations" by Sir William... See More  

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$360.00
671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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$345.00
671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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$390.00
671962

Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State...

Item #671962

February 08, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 8, 1792 



* Thomas Jefferson before presidency



Page 3 has a report headed: "The Secretary of State" which includes a letter signed by him in type: Tho. Jefferson.

Other news of the day & a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, some scattered foxing, good condition.... See More  

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$42.00
671958

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #671958

October 06, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 6, 1798 



* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic



An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.

There are front page articles relating to the epidemic including a report on the number of recent deaths from the fever, one taking over a f... See More  

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$39.00
671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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$72.00
671558

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #671558

January 01, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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$37.00
671510

Six dollar reward for a runaway...

Item #671510

September 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1793 



* Runaway servant ad



The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has a: "Six Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Irish servant man, with details.

Page 2 has a full column on: "Thoughts on the Legality of the Federal States' Lottery".

Four pages, very nice condi... See More  

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$39.00
671495

Scarce, short-lived newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #671495

January 10, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication



A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Various news reports and advertisements of the day.

Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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$82.00
671294

Handsome newspaper... America mention...

Item #671294

August 15, 1728

THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728 



* Rare publication



A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man.

Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partia... See More  

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$48.00
671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. 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... See More  

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$325.00
671201

One of the less common American titles from the 1790's...

Item #671201

January 21, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1793  One of the less common American titles of the era, with the ftpg. filled with a wide variety of advertisements and news of the day (and more ads) inside.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$38.00
671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Torie... See More  

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$357.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... See More  

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$485.00
671043

Main boundary lines completed at the "Federal city"...

Item #671043

June 10, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791 



* Nation's capital in it's infancy



A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of t... See More  

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$49.00
670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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$7,350.00
670811

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670811

March 01, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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$72.00
670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




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 ... See More  

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$67.00
670472

The non-importation issue, and much more...

Item #670472

July 01, 1774

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1774  Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.

Eight pages are taken up with; Debates In the Political Club Room" which includes talk of the Quebec Bill and the tensions concerning Canada.

Near the back is much reporting on the tensions with the American colonies, too much to report  in... See More  

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$77.00
670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




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 op... See More  

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$67.00
670373

Ben Franklin, John Dickinson... A slavery article by a slave...

Item #670373
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), Nov., 1788  Eighteenth century American magazines are quite rare, & this was one of the more successful titles from the period.

Included is a lengthy article: "A Series of Letters on Education. Ascribed to the Rev. John Witherspoon, President of Princeton College" which is a continued piece, taking 4 1/2 pgs. Also: "Letter from Lord How... See More  

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$123.00
670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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$29.00
670114

Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Early pest-control advertisement



The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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$38.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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$2,935.00
669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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$72.00
668961

Stopping the spread of Yellow Fever in 1798... A broadside "supplement"...

Item #668961

October 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 13, 1798  The front page has: "A PROCLAMATION" by the mayor of Baltimore concerning the on-going Yellow Fever epidemic in the East and his efforts to prevent its spread noting: "...hereby forbidding the entrance into the city of Baltimore, or within 3 miles thereof, of all persons whomsoever who have come from the cities of... See More  

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$62.00
668953

One of the more famous letters by Ben Franklin...

Item #668953

September 24, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1798 



* Benjamin Franklin letter to James Huey



Page 2 has the full printing of a quite famous letter from Ben Franklin to James Huey, in which Huey thanks Franklin for a cure through use of electricity, & prompting him to inquire of Franklin about: "...what religion he professes?".

A website notes that: "Few... See More  

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$66.00
668900

Concerning the XYZ Affair... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668900

March 06, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 6, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning XYZ Affair with France that would lead to the Quasi War. It includes several letters relating to the situation, one signed by the 3 American commissioners: Pinckney, Marshall, and Gerry.

This was William Cobbett's important and contr... See More  

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$69.00
668896

The President's message to Congress... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668896

March 20, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 20, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 2 has a lengthy address from the President to Congress concerning on-going troubles with France, signed in type: John Adams.

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrot... See More  

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$70.00
668894

William Cobbett's famous newspaper... An Act and letter from John Adams...

Item #668894

July 11, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 11, 1798  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.

Page 2 has a very... See More  

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$71.00
668776

North Carolina honors Washington upon his retirement... LaFayette...

Item #668776

February 22, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has an article: "Marquis De La Fayette" which is a report on him. This is followed by an: "Address of the Legislature of the Stat... See More  

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$89.00
668768

Governor Sam Adams address the state...

Item #668768

January 08, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has a lengthy: "Address" to the people of Massachusetts, headed: "Governor's Speech" and signed in type by: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by Buonaparte concerning his mil... See More  

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$84.00
668765

Franklin's gift to Washington...

Item #668765

January 08, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has a report above the name "Franklin" noting: "My fine crab-tree walking stock with a gold head, curiously wrought, in the form of the Cap of Liberty I give to my friend and the friend of Mankind, G... See More  

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$85.00
668764

North Carolina on Washington's decision to retire...

Item #668764

January 09, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 2 has the: "Address of the legislature of  the state of North Carolina to his excellency George Washington, Esq. President of the United States" concerning Washington's intention to retire from off... See More  

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$89.00
668756

Maryland needs to ratify the Constitution...

Item #668756

April 15, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* Maryland considers ratifying




Page 3 has a report from Providence that Rhode Island is making some steps towards considering the new Constitution. A report from Baltimore notes the votes for two members to represent the city in the convention at Annapolis to: "...decide on the N... See More  

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$68.00
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