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677921

Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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674102

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 



* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention




An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

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673103

Indian troubles in Georgia... Buonaparte...

Item #673103

May 22, 1818

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 22, 1818  Page 2 has various reports from Europe with some content concerning Bonaparte, including comments on his exile at St. Helena. Also: "Voyage to the North Pole". Pg. 4 has nearly a full column concerning: "Destruction of the Chehaw Village" in Georgia, and another report: "Expedition Against the Chehaws" Indians.

Four pages, nice ... See More  

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666100

Changing the American Flag in 1818...

Item #666100

January 24, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 24, 1818

Featured in this issue is report on the talks re: changing the American flag.

News of the day from through both the United States and the world is found throughout.

Complete in 16 pages and in overall nice condition. See images for details.

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665930

Early article on horse racing in America...

Item #665930

July 04, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1818  The front page has not only an unusually lengthy article headed: "Horse-Racing" but a very early one as well, as horse racing in the States did not become popular until many years later.

Four pages, several foxing spots, generally nice condition.

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665929

Early St. Louis in 1818...

Item #665929

October 10, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1818 



* Building St. Louis, Missouri



A pg. 2 report from Missouri datelined St. Louis says that: "...three millions of bricks...have been laid here since...April...", and that there is a printing office and two banks there, it is situated near rich lead runs, enjoys a great commerce with the Indians, has a population of 2000 and a b
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665926

The execution of James Hamilton...

Item #665926

November 14, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1818  The front page has: "Execution of Hamilton" from Albany, which notes at the beginning: "On Thursday James Hamilton was executed in this city for the murder of Major Birdsall last summer...his fate excited much sympathy, and his execution was witnessed by more than 1000 people...".

Shortly before his execution Hamilton wrote his f... See More  

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665924

Isaiah Thomas is President of the AAS... Battle with the Indians...

Item #665924

November 04, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1818  Page 2 has a report headed: "Antiquarian Society" which notes that Isaiah Thomas was elected President. Other officers noted s well.

This is the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester.

The ftpg. has: "More Bloodshed" concerning a battle with the Indians in the Alabama Territory.

Four pages, various foxing and some damp staini... See More  

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665923

Surgical instruments advertisement includes a saw...

Item #665923

February 28, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 28, 1818  "Notice To Surgeons" on page 3 is an ad for a business that sells surgical instruments. The ad includes a woodcut of an ominous-looking saw, used for surgery.

Much of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with various Acts of the Mass. legislature, one is: "An Act Regulating the Practice of Physic and Surgery".

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665674

Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 



* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state




A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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665090

Very early guitar advertisement... Gaines fights the Indians...

Item #665090

January 31, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1818  The back page a rather small ad with a small heading: "GUITAR" reading: "For sale cheap--a new, elegant and superior toned English Guitar, together with instruction book, strings, etc. Inquire at the Centinel Counting Room".

Have you ever seen an earlier ad for a guitar?

The ftpg. has: "Indian War" being a lengthy repo... See More  

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665089

Illinois joins the Union as the 21st state...

Item #665089

December 12, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1818 



* Illinois statehood



The front page has a rather inconspicuous report headed: Journal of 15th Congress" noting in part: "...Messrs. Hunter of R.I. and Edwards and Thomas took their seats this day. The two latter represent the new State of Illinois, the law to admit which into the Union has been signed by the President...The Union is n... See More  

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657925

Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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654960

Capture of Pensacola, Florida... Five Declaration signers still living...

Item #654960

July 11, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818  The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations  of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.

Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More  

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654178

James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle...

Item #654178

July 18, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 18, 1818  Of importance is the multi-page printing of former President James Madison's Address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle.



The Wiley Online Library, in regards to this lengthy address, states the following: "James Madison's 1818 Address to the Albemarle Agricultural Society offers new insight into the diverse historiog... See More  

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650819

Death of General George Rogers Clark...

Item #650819

March 14, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 14, 1818  The back page has a short but historic item: "A great man has fallen--Gen. George Rogers Clark died at Locusts Grove, in Kentucky...in the 66th year of his age. He was considered as the father of the western country..." (see photo).

Much other news of the day including a great deal on politics. Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 ... See More  

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649984

Creating many cities in the Midwest... Liberating slaves...

Item #649984

July 04, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 4, 1818



* Western emigration

* Emancipation of slaves




A great issue on the beginnings of some notable cities in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with an article headed: "The Public Lands" beginning: "...I proceed in this letter to give a brief account of the several land offices now in operation for the sale of the public lands in the sta... See More  

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649044

Daniel Boone is not dead... Andrew Jackson & the Seminole Indian War...

Item #649044

December 26, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1818  The first 13 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the: "Seminole War" and includes a wealth of letters and documents including 6 signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.

About one-third of the back page is taken up with an item with a small head: "Col. Boone" which notes in part: "The account of col. D. B... See More  

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648728

Formalizing the United States flag as new states join the Union...

Item #648728

April 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1818  A very historic issue as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of Congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, and that the union shal... See More  

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647605

The diminishing American Indian... States to join the Union...

Item #647605

November 14, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1818  The first 3 ages contains a very interesting article on the American Indians, titled; "The American Aborigines" and beginning: "This people is rapidly passing away. Treaty after treaty & cession after cession, curtains the extent of their domain. The wild animals of the forest, on which they mainly depended for food, ret... See More  

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647604

Monroe's state-of-the-union address...

Item #647604

November 21, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1818  Inside has 6 pages of detailed charts on the various imports into the United States. Further on is the: "Message" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Monroe. This address takes nearly 4 pages.

Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, in general very good condit... See More  

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642666

Trouble with the Creek Indians... Battle of Baltimore...

Item #642666

February 07, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 7, 1818  Included is a letter from Sept. 17, 1814 concerning the War of 1812 and Battle of Baltimore, signed: James Monroe. Also: "Indian News--Official" includes a letter from General Mitchell, the agent of Indian Affairs, from the Creek Indian Agency in Georgia concerning troubles with the Indians. This is followed by 3 other letters... See More  

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628430

Formalizing the United States flag... One new star for each new state...

Item #628430

May 09, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1818 



* United States Flag revision



The last two pages contain a rather inconspicuous yet very historic report from Congress, being a printing of: "An Act to Establish the flag of the United States" with the text including in part: "...the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, that ... See More  

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625194

Early expedition to the Yellowstone...

Item #625194

December 29, 1818

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29, 1818  The middle of the front page has an interesting article: "Of The Yellow Stone Expedition" "Extract of a Letter dated Martin Cantonment, 380 Miles up the Missouri River...from an Officer of the Yellow Stone River Expedition to a Gentleman in St. Louis". The letter has some fascinating first-hand reporting on this earl... See More  

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548749

Formalizing the United States flag as new states join the Union...

Item #548749

April 25, 1818

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, April 25, 1818 



* Design of the United States flag



This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia:

"Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into ... See More  

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538704

President James Monroe....

Item #538704

June 11, 1818

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, June 11, 1818.

 

* President James Monroe 

* Early 19th century original




On the front page under The Presidents Tour is a letter from the mayor of Annapolis to the President, followed by a gracious reply, signed in type: James Monroe



Other news of the day with several advertisements. Some lite foxing, but none in this content, otherwise in ... See More  

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538699

Early Pittsburgh... Smithfield Street Bridge opens...

Item #538699

December 21, 1818

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, December 21, 1818 



* Very early Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

* Smithfield Street Bridge




A page 2 report says: 



* "A splendid Bridge has been erected over the Monongahela, near Pittsburg. On the first day of its being opened for passengers, the flooring was covered with several thousands delighted inhabitants of Pittsburg. This was the Monongahela Brid... See More  

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222711

God's hand of judgement?

Item #222711

October 17, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 17, 1818.



* Early 18th century view of breaking the Sabbath...



A front page report from Buffalo says that a sailboat returning from a party of pleasure overturned Sunday and a young man drowned, although his four companions survived. Concludes by stating: "An extraordinary fatality appears to attend Sabbath-breakers." A pg. 2 item says:
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219636

Early St. Louis in 1818...

Item #219636

October 10, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1818.

 

* Early St. Louis Missouri growth



A pg. 2 report from Missouri datelined St. Louis says that ...three millions of bricks...have been laid here since...April..., and that there is a printing office and two banks there, it is situated near rich lead runs, enjoys a great commerce with the Indians, has a population of 2000 and a bit more. Anot
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219553

Giant Sawfish

Item #219553

September 19, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 19, 1818.



* Giant Sawfish Caught

* North Carolina
 
Pg. 2 has a report: A Saw Fish 13 feet 4 inches, with a saw of 28 teeth on each side, and upwards of 3 feet long, has been taken in one of the sounds in North Carolina, skinned and preserved. Other news of the day includes: "Exchange of Prisoners", "Connecticut Convention", and mor
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217761

1818 Hartford CT.....

Item #217761

June 09, 1818

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, June 9, 1818

 

* Nice eagle masthead

* 1818 Hartford Connecticut CT

* President James Monroe




The front page has five Acts and three declarations each signed in type: James Monroe. Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Some staining in one of the declarations, some foxing spots, otherwise in nice condition.
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217403

James Monroe Land Sales in 1818....

Item #217403

June 30, 1818

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, June 30, 1818.

 

* James Monroe public land sales notices

* Hartford, Connecticut 1818




On the front page under a small woodcut of an eagle and shield are five separate Acts plus three notices for the sale of public lands, each signed in type: James Monroe. Another act and notice on pg. 4 are also signed in type by Monroe. Other news of the day inclu
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213486

1818 Northwest Expedition

Item #213486

December 01, 1818

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1818.

* Northwest Expedition

* Ship Isabella

* 1818
 
On page 3 under Northern Expedition is a very detailed letter from an officer aboard the ship Isabella, employed in the North-West Expedition. Mentions Wygatt Island, Greenland, Four Island Point, Disko, Riskoll, Woman Islands, Black Hook, and Sandersons Hope. Much about the weather c
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211972

Beautiful masthead in a rare title...

Item #211972
THE SUSQUEHANNAH CENTINEL, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1818 This is a quite rare title of a newspaper which lasted for less than 2 1/2 years, and  the very first newspaper in the small town of Montrose. Of particular interest is the very ornate & handsome masthead which features a nicely engraved heraldic eagle above which is a star-studded arch (see photo) with "Cent... See More  

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201379

General Andrew Jackson...Indian Battles...

Item #201379

May 21, 1818

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, May 21, 1818.



On pg. 2 under "Domestic" and "Of The Indian War" is an "intelligence" report from an officer about the operations of General Jackson. Mentions the conflagration of the Indian town Missiskauki and that Jackson "..proceeded to St. Marks--the Spanish garrison surrendered...and [he] had arrived at Pensacola.." The rep... See More  

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200019

1818 Alexander Arbuthnot Court Martial..

Item #200019

December 15, 1818

NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 15, 1818 On the ftpg. under "Arbuthnot" are the charges and specifications pertaining to Alexander Arbuthots court martial ordered by Andrew Jackson. Rubbing and some lite dirtiness does not affect this report.

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152875

Niagara Falls...

Item #152875

September 05, 1818

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Sept. 7, 1818 Pg. 2 has a brief item: "Falls of Niagara" noting: "The Projection called Table Rock, has...fallen in....the rock broke in pieces...and disclosed a great number of crystalline substances...".  Also word that the "...elegant steam-boat Walk-in-the-Water will be ready for sailing this week...".

Small piece missing at the bo... See More  

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151073

Very early advertisement for a guitar...

Item #151073

January 31, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1818  This issue contains on the back page a rather small, classified-type ad with a small heading: "GUITAR" with the text of the ad reading: "For sale cheap--a new, elegant and superior toned English Guitar, together with instruction book, strings, etc. Inquire at the Centinel Counting Room".

Have you ever seen an earlier ad for a gui... See More  

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153083

About events at New York City Hall...

Item #153083
THE NEW YORK CITY-HALL RECORDER, 1818  A small-size publication primarily dealing with legal matters involving city hall.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown.

Measures 6 by 9 inches and contains about 40 pages.

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