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Huge print of Newport, Rhode Island, from 1873...

Item #655092

August 30, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY (Newport, RI Supplement), New York, August 30, 1873

* Huge print of Newport, Rhode Island

* Much on the history of Newport

Offered is a huge foldout (actually the Supplement of the Harper's Weekly for this date) with a terrific view of "Newport, Rhode Island," showing how the skyline looked in 1873, and which includes many sail boats & shi
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Re: the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson...

Item #655085

October 10, 1892

CLEVELAND WORLD, Ohio, October 10, 1892  Page 4 has: "THE DEAD LAUREATE," which has excerpts from major newspapers from throughout the country paying tribute to poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who had died just a few days prior. See images for details.

Other news of the day with period advertising are found throughout.

Eight pages, even toning and edge chipping, pulpish/fragile, but i... See More  

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Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "Halcyon Days"

Item #652648

January 29, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, January 29, 1888 

* Walt Whitman - American poet

* 1st Appearance of "Halcyon Days"

At the top of page 12 is a poem titled: "Halcyon Days" by the noted Walt Whitman, this being the very first appearance of this poem in print as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such. Complete in 24 pages, light toning, very good c... See More  

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Deed for the purchase of a Baptist church pew...

Item #652626

June 11, 1839

This is an interesting deed for the purchase of a church pew in: "...the Baptist Meeting House, near the Dock Village, so called, in Alna, in consideration of the sum of $33.25....do bargain, sell and convey...a Pew in the said House, No. forty..." with further legal wording (see). This is in the state of Maine and is dated June 11, 1839. Various signatures and a covered red wax seal. Me... See More  

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The attack on Vicksburg, with a map...

Item #652623

July 11, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 11, 1862  The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Situation Of Vicksburg" with related text. Also on the ftpg. are column heads including: "The Attack On Vicksburg" "Continuance of the Bombardment" "Vigorous Defense by the Rebels" "The Running of the Rebel Batteries" "From Fortress Monroe" &qu... See More  

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Fort McAllister, Georgia map....

Item #652621

February 13, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 13, 1863 

* Battle of Fort McAllister - Georgia

The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Attack On Fort McAllister". Various front page column heads including: "The Department Of The South" "Landing of Gen. Foster's Forces" "Visit to the Interior by the Generals" "The Attack on Fort McAllister"... See More  

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Map of the scenes of battle in Florida...

Item #652616

February 20, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 20, 1864 (erroneously printed as 1863 on pgs. 1 & 5)  The ftpg. is filled with ads being a "triple sheet" issue. Much Civil War reporting on pages 3+ with a map headed: "The Campaign In Florida" with much detail, showing from St. Mary's to Ocala & much in between. Also a smaller map showing the Natchez, Mississippi, vicinity.

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From the Confederate capital...The Death of Major Burroughs...

Item #652612

February 16, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 16, 1864 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* The Death of Major Edgar Burroughs

Among the front page items are: "The Death of Major Edgar Burroughs" "City Intelligence" "The Escaped Yankee Officers" "Telegraphic" and several Acts from the Confederate Congress.

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Grenada Confederate newspaper... Battle of Antietam...

Item #652597

September 24, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 24, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

* Battle of Antietam

If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankee... See More  

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Dedication of the historic Prospect Hill Cemetery...

Item #652594

September 28, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 1858  Page 2 contains a report headed "Cemetery Dedication" being the ceremonies of the historic Prospect Hill Cemetery at Washington (see photos).

Four pages, very nice, clean condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Uncommon California periodical from 1873...

Item #652582

* Rare Old west title

The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.

An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Franc... See More  

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San Francisco prints... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #652520

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

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San Francisco scenes... Hotel for miners... Jewish Synagogue...

Item #652519

November 14, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 14, 1874  Inside has five illustrations of notable buildings in San Francisco: "The "What Cheer House, A Celebrated Hotel For Miners" "The Jewish Synagogue On Sutter Street" "The Merchant's Exchange" "The California Theatre" and the "Chinese Mercantile Houses In Dupont Street".

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Rare mining town newspaper from Northern California...

Item #652516

January 04, 1877

DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Dutch Flat, Placer County, California, Jan. 4, 1877 

* Rare Old West title

Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remain... See More  

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False report on the death of Jesse James...

Item #652515

January 06, 1880

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 6, 1880 

* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

The front page has a very interesting report headed: "Crime And Its Results" "The Outlaw Jesse James Reported Dead--A Bank Cashier Arrested--Other Crimes". This is a one paragraph report noting: "Jesse James is dead. George Shepard's shot having done the work. His wife is at the ho... See More  

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The Fraser Canyon gold rush... News from Hawaii...

Item #652497

July 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 28, 1858.  The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "News From Frazer River" "The Excitement On The Pacific Coast" "Yield Of The New Mines" "Important Letter from Ex.-Gov. Stevens, of Washington Territory" "Our Rights In The New Gold Region" "Twenty-five Thousand Californians en route for the British El Dorado"
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Governor of Utah meets with the Mormons...

Item #652496

July 20, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 20, 1858 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Alfred Cummings (governor)

Page 5 has close to half a column headed: "Interesting From Utah" with subheads: "The Conferences between Gov. Cumming, the Peace Commissioners and the Mormon Chiefs--Interesting Letter from a Participant--The Efforts of Gov. Cumming--Personal Appearance of Brigham--Attitude of Leading Sai... See More  

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Robert E. Lee at the Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #652490

October 21, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 21, 1859 

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Early Robert E. Lee mention

Page 5 has nearly a full column reporting on the slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, led by John Brown. The top of a column has: "The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry". The report begins: "Col. Lee, with his ... See More  

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Preparations for Harrison's inaugural...

Item #652433

March 04, 1841

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1841 

* William Henry Harrison

* pre-Presidential inauguration

From the nation's capital & the day before the inauguration it would be no surprise that much space is dedicated to plans for the inaugural ceremonies of William H. Harrison. Indeed, close to half of page 3 is filled with the details, portions of which can been seen... See More  

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Battle of Ball's Bluff...

Item #652419

October 25, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 25, 1861 

* Battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia

* Santa Rosa Island, Florida

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" The Recent Battle on the Upper Potomac" "Interesting Details of the Engagement" "The Account of the Reported Fight in the Mississippi" "Union Report of the Fight at Santa Rosa Isl... See More  

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Civil War map of Western Virginia... Lincoln Proclamation...

Item #652418

February 01, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 1, 1864 

* Abraham Lincoln draft proclamation

* Williamsport WV - Strawberry Plains TN

The front page  features a very nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE FIGHTING IN WESTERN VIRGINIA. Scene of the Recent Contest in Gen. Kelley's Dept." Also column heads on the war include: "Call for Half a Million of Men" "The Presiden... See More  

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President announces the purchase of Alaska from Russia had been formalized...

Item #652398

June 21, 1867

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 21, 1867 

* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia

Near the bottom of page 2 is a brief yet very notable report on "Seward's Folly" headed: "The Russian Bargain Completed" which includes in part: "The president issued a proclamation on Thursday announcing the ratification treaty wi... See More  

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President Johnson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #652397

December 04, 1867

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Dec. 4, 1867 

* Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address

* Post civil war reconstruction era

All of page 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with: "President Johnson's Message" being his state of the union address to the nation, in which he reviews the events of the year. Signed by him at its conclusion: Andrew Johnson

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Indian troubles...

Item #652396

October 20, 1875

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, Oct. 20, 1875  the ftpg. has: "Indian Affairs - Recommendations of the Commissioners Charged with the Investigation of the Red Cloud Agency". Also: "Holly Springs, Miss." "Speech by General West--Able Review of the Situation--Negroes Joining the Conservative Club...".

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition. Fo... See More  

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John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #652372

November 05, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1863 

* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre

A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Near the top of the front page is an article headed: "Ford's New Theatre--The Lady of Lyons". The writer reports on t... See More  

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Much more on the Battle of Gettysburg: from a soldier involved...

Item #651870

July 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863

* Battle of Gettysburg

* Eyewitness account

Not only is this a nice Civil War newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related items, but certainly the p... See More  

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Professor Reuss invented the telephone?

Item #651481

March 04, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876  

* Johann Philipp Reis

* German scientist & inventor

* Make-and-break telephone

The ftpg. shows: "An Australian Man-Of-War" with a related article. Inside print: "Professor Reuss' Telephone" with article; "the Invention of  the Telephone" , a crane mounted on a railroad car, and various other... See More  

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Attempts to destroy the new ironside monitors...

Item #651462

October 15, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 15, 1863  The ftpg. has reporting on the Battle of Bristoe Station with: "From Gen. Meade's Army" "The Fighting on Monday". Also: "The Attempts to Destroy the Ironsides" "The Injuries to the Monitors" "From Charleston--Another Attempt to Destroy the Ironsides". More war reporting on pate 2 as well.

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Bilingual newspaper in French and Dutch...

Item #651409

August 18, 1813


* Rare bilingual publication

* French & Dutch language

A fascinating bilingual newspaper, the left column in French, and the right column with the same content in Dutch. The title translates to: "Leaflet, Announcements & Miscellaneous Notices from Groningen". This is... See More  

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The Little Belt Affair from the British perspective...

Item #651405

July 01, 1811

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, July 1, 1811 

* The Little Belt Affair

* Captain Arthur Bingham

Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "British Official Account of the Engagement between the U.S. frigate President, Commodore Rodgers, and the British Sloop of War Little Belt, Captain Bingham" A fine & detailed letter signed by: A.B. Bingham, Captain of the Little Belt... See More  

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Battle of Oswego and more...

Item #651385

May 31, 1814

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 31, 1814  Page 3 has: "General Orders" from Sackett's Harbor followed by a letter from Thomas Macdonough, Commanding U.S. forces on Lake Champlain, to the Secretary of the Navy" datelines at Vergennes. This concerns a battle on Otter Creek (see). Also: "The Attack On Oswego" with a lengthy report.

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The Venezuela Revolution...

Item #651380

January 29, 1814

BALTIMORE PATRIOT & EVENING ADVERTISER, Jan. 29, 1814  Page 2 begins with the conclusion of: "Concise Memoir of the Revolution In Venezuela". Page 3 has a few items relating to the War of 1812 including mention of a new sloop of war to be launched form the Washington Navy Yard (see).

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Very uncommon title...

Item #651337

January 21, 1854

THE CITIZEN, New York, Jan. 21, 1854  The volume 1, number 3 issue of this uncommon tabloid-size newspaper. Various news of the day with reports from Congress near the back.  Sixteen pages, wear at the margins with a bit of chipping, foxing to the ftpg., never bound nor trimmed.

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News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #651330

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 

* Rare pre-Civil War title

* California gold rush

An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundant & cheap...People... See More  

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"The Restorer of Tamaulipas"...

Item #651128

August 17, 1832

EL RESTAURADOR DE TAMAULIPAS, Mexico, Aug. 17, 1832  Tamaulipas is a Mexican state in its Northeast corner, on the Texas border. Likely a short-lived title which translates "The Restorer of Tamaulipas", this is the vol. 1 number 3 issue. The first of this title we have discovered.

Four pages, 8 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches with wide margins, foxing & some light damp staining, a bit irr... See More  

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The Baltimore Clipper...

Item #651114

February 17, 1840

BALTIMORE CLIPPER, Feb. 17, 1840  Nice engraving of a clipper ship in the masthead and printed for just five years. This is a volume 1 issue. The ftpg. has "More Indian Massacres" .

Four pages, some discrete archival mends inside at margins, spotted foxing, minor edge wear.

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A hoax is exposed...

Item #651089

February 13, 1836

THE HERALD, New York, Feb. 13, 1836  The top of the ftpg. has: "Maria Monk Ungowned". Maria Monk claimed to expose systematic sexual abuse of nuns and infanticide of the resulting children by Catholic priests in her convent in Montreal. The book became a best-seller, but ultimately her claims were a hoax. See the web for considerably more detail. This article takes over 1 1/2 c... See More  

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The traitor Jeff...

Item #651032

August 27, 1861

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 27, 1861  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "General McClellan Visits the Camps" "A Female Prison in Washington" "The Traitor Jeff and His Crew" "Movements of the Rebels In Missouri" "A Secessionist In Scranton, Pa." "Rebel Rumors" and more.

Eight pages, nice... See More  

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French newspaper from the island of Jersey...

Item #651028

May 28, 1856

CHRONIQUE DE JERSEY, Island of Jersey in the English Channel, May 28, 1856  This island is only 45 square miles & has been owned by England since the 1200's.  It sits just 18 miles off the coast of France, which explains why this issue is totally in the French language. 

Four pages, good condition.

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Territorial New Mexico...

Item #651022

December 20, 1898

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, Dec. 20, 1898 

* Rare title

A territorial issue as New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Typical news and advertisements of the day. Four pages with archival mends criss-crossing pages 2 & 3. Some edge and fold wear.... See More  

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Rebels fail at mine exploding...

Item #650964

August 08, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 8, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT" "The Rebel Experiment in Mine Exploding" "Complete Failure of the Effort" "Rebel Forgeries" "The Attack on Mobile" and more inside as well.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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Jeff Davis won't negotiate...

Item #650826

December 29, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 29, 1863  Pg. 2 has: "The $300 Exemption: Is it  For the Benefit of the Rich or the Poor?". The ftpg. has: "From Washington--Capture of a Rebel Schooner" and "From Fortress Monroe - Arrival of Union Prisoners--Refusal of Jeff Davis to Further Negotiate with Gen. Butler...".

Four pages, large folio size, good conditoin. Folder s... See More  

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Battle of Chattanooga...

Item #650777

November 30, 1863

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 30, 1863  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Meade's Army" "Fighting On Friday" "The Strength of Our Position" "A Cavalry Engagement on Thursday" "Gen. Meade's Advance" "From Tennessee" "Longstreet Recalled From Knoxville" "A Part o the Town Burned" ... See More  

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Battle of Rappahannock...

Item #650767

November 10, 1863


* Second Battle of Rappahannock Station

* George G. Meade vs. Robert E. Lee

Page 2 has a quite lengthy & detailed account on the Battle of the Rappahannock, headed: "Advance Upon the Rappahannock" "Particulars of Saturday's Battle". Included is a name list of "The Casualties". It was a Union victory.

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Follow-up to the Battle of Trafalgar...

Item #650570

January 13, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Jan. 13, 1806 

* Battle of Cape Ortegal - Spain

* Final action of Trafalgar campaign

Page 2 begins with: "British Naval Victory" which details an engagement between four French ships and a British squadron, stating in part: "...The action took place on the 4th of Nov. in the Bay of Biscay; and ended after a severe and obstinate struggle, in the ca
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Death of the President...

Item #650564

April 09, 1841

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Windsor, Vermont, April 9, 1841 

* William Henry Harrison death

This short-lived newspaper was: "Devoted to the Interests of the Militia, to Military Science & National Defense in General." as noted in the masthead.

Page 7 has a black-bordered report headed: "General Harrison Is No More" which begins: "A report reached us on Wednesday morni... See More  

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For immigrants from Sweden...

Item #650443

April 09, 1890

BUDSTIKKEN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 9, 1890 

* Rare Swedish immigration publication

A quite uncommon Swedish language newspaper published for Scandinavian immigrants who settled in the Minnesota farmlands.  Eight pages, some margin tears, otherwise good condition.

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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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Anger over the Trail of Tears... Franklin quote...

Item #649956

August 01, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829  The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.

Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More  

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Victoria Woodhull's sister speaks out...

Item #649821

March 08, 1872

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 8, 1872 

* Victoria Woodhull sister

* Free Love opposition

The back page has: "Opposition to Free Love--Lecture by Mrs. Brooker" which begins: "Mrs. Utie Brooker, the sister of Victoria Woodhull, lectured last night at the Cooper Institute, in opposition to the doctrine of free love as advocated by her sister...".

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