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Indiana to become the 19th state of the Union...

Item #685735

December 10, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1816 

* Indiana will become a state (eve)

Page 3 has reports of discussions from Congress, one report headed: "Indiana State" which includes: "...proceeded to the order of the day on the resolution recognizing the republicanism & conformity to constitution and law of the constitution of the new State of Indiana...and ... See More  

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The first "learned society"...

Item #680898

August 15, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816  The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More  

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Jefferson and Adams on war...

Item #680404

July 13, 1816

ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, July 13, 1816 

* Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

* Letters re. war

The front page has a column taken up with a discussion concerning thoughts on war, mostly being: "Mr. Jefferson's Answer" to the topic, datelined at "Monticello, Jan. 29, 1816" and signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson. The top pf pg. 2 has: "Mr. Adams... See More  

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Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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Large chart of the land battles of the War of 1812...

Item #673057

May 04, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 4, 1816  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with a very extensive chart of the: "LAND BATTLES" of the recently-ended War of 1812, columns headed "Place of Action" "When Fought" "Commander's Names" and more.

The top of page 4 has a chart: "A Comparative View of the Aggregate Loss of the American and British Ar... See More  

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Large chart of the land battles of the War of 1812...

Item #673048

May 04, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 4, 1816  Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with a very extensive chart of the: "LAND BATTLES" of the recently-ended War of 1812, columns headed "Place of Action" "When Fought" "Commander's Names" and more.

The top of page 4 has a chart: "A Comparative View of the Aggregate Loss of the American and British Ar... See More  

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Jews are expelled... Kentucky's Mammoth Cave...

Item #671914

August 24, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816

* Jews are expelled from Lubec

* Mammoth Caves of Kentucky described

One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: &... See More  

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Gallipolis, Ohio... The Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians...

Item #671376

September 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1816  Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio" which provides a brief but historic background of this community.

Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast on relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)". The former is a letter from William ... See More  

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Detailed history on the troubles in the Mediterranean...

Item #671333

April 27, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 27, 1816  The first 4 pages are almost entirely taken up with: "Naval History - Account of the Operations of the American Squadron under Commodore Decatur, Against Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli", in their region where there had been on-going problems with piracy.

This is followed by 1 1/2 pages on: "The Mediterranean" being a det... See More  

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Napoleon's signature on the front page...

Item #667230

June 22, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very unusual front page item headed: "Napoleon--'his mark' " which includes a facsimile of his signature, with a bit of text (vertical) which begins: "The annexed is a very exact copy of the signature of the most extraordinary man now living..." with a bit more.... See More  

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Letter from James Monroe... Goodwin and Dodd... Watchmaking...

Item #659571

February 01, 1816

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, February 1, 1816 

* Letter from James Monroe w/block signature

The front page begins a letter from then Secretary of State James Monroe, continued on page two and signed in block type: JAMES MONROE.  The back page has a business ad for "Goodwin and Dodd," which offers "A large assortment of English and French Watches" - plus tools f... See More  

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Ben Franklin on religion... Death of Tobias Lear...

Item #656661

October 26, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1816  Nearly 2 pages are taken up with: "A visit To Flanders - Or, the Field of Waterloo", with reflection upon the historic battle of Waterloo from the year prior where Napoleon was defeated. It begins: "There is a sort of madness in the British about the battle of Waterloo, as they call it, where they got the glory that the Prus... See More  

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Letters from Jefferson & Adams on war...

Item #653265

July 13, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: Thomas Jeff... See More  

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Creating a militia... Creating a National University in Washington, D.C...

Item #652968

December 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 21, 1816 Inside has over two pages taken up with: "A PLAN, For Classing and Arming of  the Militia, and for Calling them Forth to Execute the Laws of  the Union, Suppress Insurrections, and Repel Invasions, and to Repeal the Laws Heretofore passed for those Purposes." Considerable detail.

Nearly half a column is: "A BILL For the... See More  

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Item #651359

October 14, 1816

DAGBLAD DER PROVINCIE NOORD-BRABAND, October 14, 1817 Translates to: "The Newspaper of the Province of North Brabant". At the time this was in The Netherlands but by 1831 it would become par of Belgium.  Totally in the Dutch language with two black ink tax stamps in the masthead.

Four pages, bit of ftpg. foxing & dirtiness, never bound nor trimmed, 8 3/4 by 14 inches, good cond... See More  

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Naval battles of the War of 1812...

Item #651261

January 06, 1816

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 6, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very nice full page chart headed: "NAVAL BATTLES" which lists the various naval actions of the War of 1812, with columns headed "Action Between" "When" "Where fought" "Commander's Name" and several more (see). This chart includes a great wealth of c... See More  

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Battle of the Beaver Dams...

Item #650817

April 20, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 20, 1816  This issue contains "Battle of the Beaver Dams" report which is almost two pages in length and also contains a full page map diagram.

The article  begins with a report from Colonel Boerstler to the people of the United States and includes a Report and Opinion from the court. This is referencing "... On my return I dee... See More  

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Indiana prepares for statehood... Court martial trial of General Edmund Gaines...

Item #650008

November 30, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1816  Pages 7 & 8 contain the inaugural address of Governor Jennings, the first governor of Indiana, given just a month prior  to Indiana becoming the 19th state of the Union. Not surprisingly much of his speech focuses on the work in gaining statehood.

Also inside is great detail on the: "Trial of General Gaines" court marti... See More  

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Need to create a naval depot near the nation's capital...

Item #649794

July 13, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, July 13, 1816  The ftpg. has most of a column headed: "NAVAL DEPOT" which begins: "The events of the late  war have established the opinion that it is necessary for the United States to create a Naval Depot or establishment on some part o the Chesapeake for the repairing of ships and their protection in time of war..." with much mor... See More  

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Mississippi Territory hopes to join the Union...

Item #649792

January 06, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 1816  The back page has a lengthy article on the: "Mississippi Territory" which concerns the: "...praying for admission into the Union as an independent state." Before the following year would end Mississippi would become the 20th state of the Union.

Also on the bkpg. is: "The Algernine Treaty" signed in type by ... See More  

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An 1816 visit with Daniel Boone...

Item #649041

June 15, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1816  An inside page has half a column headed: "Colonel Boone" which tells of a visit to Fort Osage, Missouri Territory, by Daniel Boone, including in part: "We have been honored by a visit from col. Boone, the first settler of Kentucky...He has established a colony or settlement...on the Missouri...The colonel cannot live wi... See More  

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Converting the Jews... Indiana joins the Union...

Item #648731

December 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816  One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:

"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More  

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Allowing Indiana to become a state...

Item #647618

June 01, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is an article headed: "Laws of the United States. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution & state government & for the admission of such a state into the union..." which takes over a full pg. and is signed in type by H. Clay and the President, ... See More  

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The Trial and Execution of Marshal Ney...

Item #628234

February 03, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 3, 1816  One of the more notable items is the reporting (pages 401-402) of the  trial and execution of the beloved Frenchman Marshal Ney. Ney's execution was an example intended for Napoleon's other marshals and generals, many of whom were eventually exonerated by the Bourbon monarchy. Other news of the day is present throughou... See More  

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An early life preserver...

Item #622018

March 02, 1816

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, March 2, 1816  Page 3 has an interesting article of a new devise called a: "Life-Saving Mattress" with a prefacing note that it is: "...not only for all the uses of a common mattress, but also for the preservation of life in cases of shipwreck.", followed by: "A Description of the Patent Life-Saving Mattress" (see).

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Freedom of religious expression protected on campus...

Item #616693

July 11, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 11, 1816 

* Freedom of religious expression protected on campus

Page 2 has an interesting article: "Religious Liberty" which is prefaced with a note stating the piece is taken from the new charter of the University in New Hampshire and is: "...of the highest value, & will reflect immortal honor on the Legislature...". Portions ... See More  

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James Lawrence and his famous quote: "Don't Give up the Ship"...

Item #600286

May 11, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 11, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice back page report on a monument erected to the memory of famed Naval hero James Lawrence, which includes at the bottom his very famous quote: "...His dying words were, 'DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP' ".

Among the other reports in this issue are: an article titled: "Natural... See More  

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Map of Algiers...

Item #584006

November 16, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 16, 1816  One of the more notable items in this issue is the very unusual--are quite rare--full page map headed: "Plan of Algiers" which is a somewhat crude illustration of the town, with various details.

Among other reports in this issue are: "The Right & Power of Suffrage", "Convention of Maine", "Yellow Fev... See More  

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Death of Col. William S. Smith... son-in-law of John Adams...

Item #561934

June 26, 1816

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 1816

* William S. Smith death

* Abigail Adams

Among the "Deaths" on page 2 is one that reads, in part: "In New York State, Col. William S. Smith, a brave and intelligent officer of the revolutionary war....an independent Member of Congress....He was son-in-law of President Adams; but was bereaved of his excellent consort se... See More  

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Item #538588

February 22, 1816



* Early Cincinnati Ohio population increase

* Early 19th century original

A page 2 item headed Population Of Cincinnati says: 

* The population of the town of Cincinnati in Ohio, according to a Census lately taken, is 6498, including 247 blacks and mulattoes. The population in 1810 was only 2320. 

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1816 Brownville New York...

Item #538118

December 26, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 26, 1816.


* Canal Locks

* Black River at Brownsville New York

A page 2 report says: 

* ...the locks on the Black River, below Brownsville, N.Y., are completed, so that the navigation is now unmolested from the Lake to Brownsville. One of the largest boats used on the St. Lawrence, with about 100 men...passed through these locks, of two lifts... See More  

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The University of New York in 1816....

Item #219861

March 15, 1816

NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 15, 1816  On page under Communications is a report stating that: "...the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of New-York recommended Thomas Cooper, Esq., for the degree of Dr. of Medicine." Contains the resolution recommending the degree. Cooper taught at Dickinson College and was an associate of Joseph Priestley. Other news of the da
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Alligator attack in North Carolina in 1816...

Item #219555

July 02, 1816

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 2, 1816.


* Woman killed by alligator in North Carolina

Page 3 has a report from Lumberton, N. Carolina about a woman attacked and killed by an alligator while riding across the Gum Swamp, with mention that the gator was killed later and measured eleven feet in length. Other news of the day includes: "Execution" "A Good Method of Destroying Crows"
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Chalybeate water found in 1816....

Item #218044

August 05, 1816

 INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 5, 1816.


* Chalybeate water found at Chappaqua New York

A page 2 report says: A chalybeate spring has been discovered at Chapequa....about three miles from the Hudson River, and 30 above New York....and its waters...containing iron enough to cause a beneficial effect, and not enough to do harm. Other news of the day includes: "Civilization... See More  

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DeWitt Clinton - Grand Canals in 1816...

Item #218019

December 30, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 30, 1816


* Canal between Great Lakes Erie & Hudson - DeWitt Clinton

Page 2 has a report stating that the Commissioners of New York headed by DeWitt Clinton presented a memorial to Congress ...praying for an appropriation, in lands or money in aid in the construction of the GRAND CANALS between the navigable waters of the Hudson an
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Dewitt Clinton in 1816....

Item #217786

July 25, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 25, 1816.


* Dewitt Clinton

* Stephen Van Ransellear

A page 2 report from the Utica Patriot states that: ...Stephen Van Ransellear [sic] and DeWitt Clinton, two of the commissioners appointed to explore the country through which it is proposed to cut the contemplated Canal, have arrived in this village for the purpose of the duty assigned to them.
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Migration in America Westward in 1816....

Item #217559

June 20, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 20, 1816.


* early emigrants (emigration) moving to Missour in 1816 original reporting

A page 3 report from Columbus, (Ohio) says: Sailed from...Delaware County, the Adventure of Little Walnut...bound for Missouri. The Adventure is [a] seventy five feet keel and 16 tons burthen. It was built on Little Walnut one mile from its mouth.... Loaded princi
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Steubenville, Ohio 1816...

Item #217465

December 05, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 5, 1816.


* Steubenville, Ohio

On page 2 under Western Improvements is a report about the growth of Ohio, plus various particulars about the business and industries in the town of Steubenville. Says that the town has a steam paper mill, a steam grist mill, a woolen factory, a cotton factory, an extensive brewery, a soap and candle factory and an a
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1816 United States Canada border....

Item #217427

January 22, 1816



* United States & Canada border

* General Peter Porter

A page 2 report states that John Holmes of Maine and General Peter Porter of New York were appointed commissioners by the President and Congress ...under the late treaty with Great-Britain, to settle the boundary between the United States and the British Provinces. Other news of th
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Eliphalet Pearson Sermon In 1816...

Item #212068

March 05, 1816

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 5, 1816 The front page has an extract from A Sermon delivered in Boston before the American Society for education of pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry, Oct. 26, 1815, by the Rev. Eliphalet Pearson, L.L.D. Other news of the day includes: "Spotted Fever" "The National Bank Bill" "Congress" and much more. Some margin staining, second leaf has... See More  

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Bolivar Victory... Concord New Hampshire...

Item #203573

July 09, 1816

NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, July 9, 1816 Page 2 has a report: Bolivar Victorious". Front page has stray writing above the masthead and an area of rubbing, occasional foxing. 4 pages.

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Item #151591

January 08, 1816

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1816 Taking 2 columns on pg. 2 is: "The Close Of Revolution And The Close Of The Year. Addressed To The Readers Of The Connecticut Mirror" being the carrier's address. Good.

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