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Inauguration & inaugural ceremonies of President Buchanan, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #689660

March 05, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857 

* President James Buchanan

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* Best title to be had (rare as such)

A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan.

Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is prefac... See More  

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Texas becomes a state: a same day report...

Item #689613

December 29, 1845

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29, 1845  

* Texas statehood - joins the union

* Early, same day report from seat of government

History tells us that on December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state in the United States. Formerly part of Mexico, Texas had been an independent country since 1836.

Page 2, under the heading "Texas", is half a column reporti... See More  

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First report on John Brown's raid upon Harper's Ferry...

Item #689591

October 18, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 1859 

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia - 1st report

Page 3 has the first report of the raid upon Harper's Ferry by John Brown and his cohorts, headed: "Serious Disturbances At Harper's Ferry".

It reads like a first report. It begins: "Information of a somew... See More  

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Formally creating the Territory of Washington...

Item #685771

March 08, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1853  

* Creation of Washington Territory

* United States Congress passes

Being the "mouthpiece of the federal government", typically this newspaper was the first to report notable political reports and developments So it is no surprise that nearly half of the front page is taken up with the Act of Congress creating th... See More  

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Scathing comments about Callender...

Item #685598

September 01, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Sept. 1, 1802

* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble

Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

This is a significant issue on the James Calendar/Thomas Jefferson controversy (see information at the bottom). After having been denied a lucrative federal position by Jeffers... See More  

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Perhaps the best newspaper to be had for Harrison's inauguration...

Item #685222

March 05, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841  

* President William Henry Harrison inauguration

* Inaugural address - best title to be had (rare)

Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital. 

Most of page 2 is taken up with: &q... See More  

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Baron Rothschild: the first Jew to become a member of Parliament...

Item #683642

August 11, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 1858 

* Baron Rothschild of Tring

* 1st Jewish member of House of Lords

Page 2 has a column headed: "Baron Rothschild in Parliament". This is a very notable report, as it gives the account of the formal seating in Parliament of Rothschild as its first Jewish member.

Baron Lionel Rothschild was a British Jewish banker,... See More  

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The famous "irrepressible conflict" speech...

Item #683605

November 13, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1858 

* William H. Seward on slavery

* Irrepressible Conflict speech

Nearly three columns on page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech Of Mr. Seward, of New York, delivered at a political meeting held in Rochester on the 25th of October, 1858".

This speech, although harmful to his political career, put the slavery issue on... See More  

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Earliest baseball song every written?

Item #675188

November 08, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 8, 1856  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 10 issue.

Inside under "Base Ball" are the results from two games played at the "Red House". Also a nice summary of a "matc... See More  

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