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Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 

* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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Bob Dylan transitions from acoustic to electric: his Newport Folk Festival concert...

Item #664561

September 02, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Aug. 5, 1965 

* Bob Dylan & his electric guitar controversy 

* Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island

The front page has a banner heading: "Newport: It's All Right, Ma", a reference to Dylan's transition from folk to rock at the Newport Folk Festival. The writer editorializes on the transition, and noting that all will still be we... See More  

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Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  

* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington

One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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Ulysses S. Grant clarifies his infamous "Jew Order"....

Item #663858

November 30, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1868 

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* General Order No. 11 - Jews

Page 5 has a very significant Judaica item headed: "Letter From General Grant on the Hebrew Question." 

This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from during the Civil War, known as the infamous "Jew Order". A website has further details on Grant
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Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 

* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania

* Great year to have (1776)

This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More  

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This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790


* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782


* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown

The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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Great report on enlisting slaves into the military...

Item #658713

June 10, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 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, #13 issue.

The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentle... See More  

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Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #658597

July 17, 1781


* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour,... See More  

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Washington's letter to Congress on the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #650136

July 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783 

* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment

* General George Washington letter

Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerni... See More  

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