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675064

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #675064

June 08, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 8, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first biog... See More  

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$30.00
674697

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #674697

March 02, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 2, 1803  The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respectable footing & that as complete an education should be obtained ... See More  

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$37.00
673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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$75.00
673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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$95.00
673629

Vermont to consider the new Constitution... Virginia criticizes the historic Funding Act...

Item #673629

November 17, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1790  Among the news in a page 3 report that: "The State of Vermont has passed an Act for calling a Convention, to deliberate upon, and agree to the Constitution of the United States. The members are to be chosen the first Tuesday of December; and the Convention is to meet...January next, at Bennington."

Also of note is a rep
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673624

Mention of Thomas Jefferson...

Item #673624

June 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 20, 1789



* Early Thomas Jefferson mention

* American government in it's infancy




The front page has: "Proceedings Of Congress" which includes: "A sketch of the Debate on the Bill for establishing the Executive Department for Foreign Affairs" later to be titled Department of State.

Page 3 has an extract of a letter from a m... See More  

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$73.00
673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30, 1807 



* Rare Benjamin Rush mention



Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and damp... See More  

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671278

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #671278

February 25, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1803 



* Very early Dickinson College

* Advertisement for admission




The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respect... See More  

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$37.00
668952

Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #668952

September 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798



* Federalist Party editor death



Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$47.00
666302

Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #666302

May 26, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 26, 1803 



* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart




The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illibera... See More  

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$37.00
665615

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665615

January 23, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 23, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The His... See More  

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$48.00
665586

Building a lighthouse on Long Island...

Item #665586

March 16, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 16, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 7 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has two Acts of Congress headed with a heraldic eagle, one for the erection of a lighthouse at E... See More  

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665554

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665554

February 11, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 11, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide n... See More  

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$48.00
665544

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665544

December 20, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 20, 1797  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, very nice condition... See More  

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$48.00
665539

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665539

December 05, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed m... See More  

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$35.00
665534

On John Adams leaving his chair as Vice President to become President...

Item #665534

February 17, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 17, 1797 



* John Adams as president elect



Page 3 has  report concerning John Adams leaving his position of Vice President to assume the Presidency, noting: "On Wednesday, the Vice President, in a very affectionate address, took leave of the Senate of the United States and resigned the chair. He was very muc... See More  

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$68.00
665242

Benefits to Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #665242

April 01, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 1, 1794 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




The back page has an notice headed: "War Department" concerning benefits to those of military service who died or were injured. It is signed by the Secretary of War: H. Knox.

The front page has reports from the "Congress of the Unite... See More  

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$62.00
665216

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665216

April 08, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 8, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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$55.00
665213

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665213

March 28, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1794 



* Philadelphia as the nation's capital



Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin,... See More  

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665072

From the seat of government while the "federal city" was under construction...

Item #665072

February 17, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1795  Various news reports from when Philadelphia was the temporary seat of the federal government while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Relating to this, the back page has a lottery ad: "For the Improvement of the Federal City".

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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$55.00
665070

Peace with the Indians...

Item #665070

February 28, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1795  This city was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has: "Important and Pleasing Intelligence" from Fort Washington, noting: "The Indians have by their deputies generally applied for a Treaty of Peace with the United States...that preliminary article... See More  

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$64.00
662303

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #662303

June 21, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 21, 1803 



* Parson Weems book advertisement

* President George Washington biography




The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the Hist... See More  

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661864

Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #661864

April 18, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803 



* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart




The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiber... See More  

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$26.00
659335

Congress meets in Philadelphia for the first time: the new seat of government...

Item #659335

December 09, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1790 



* Congress meets in Philadelphia for 1st time

* New seat of government

* From the city where it happened




Page 3 under "Congress" is a report of the first session of Congress to meet at Philadelphia stating, in part: "Monday last being the day appointed for the meeting of the national legislature, in this city, no... See More  

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$190.00
659333

Vermont to consider the new Constitution... Virginia criticizes the historic Funding Act...

Item #659333

November 17, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1790 



* United States Constitution



Among the news in a page 3 report that: "The State of Vermont has passed an Act for calling a Convention, to deliberate upon, and agree to the Constitution of the United States. The members are to be chosen the first Tuesday of December; and the Convention is to meet...January next, at Be
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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 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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659314

The treaty of New York: very significant Creek Indian treaty...

Item #659314

August 14, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 14, 1790  Page 3 has the full text of a treaty between the Creek Indians and the United States.

The treaty, known as the Treaty of New York, was concluded and signed at Federal Hall in New York. The treaty is signed in type: Henry Knox & Alexander McGillvray (Creek Indian Chief), followed by a ratification statement signed in type: G. Washingt... See More  

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$245.00
659251

Signed by George Washington... Signed by John Adams...

Item #659251

December 19, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York Dec. 19, 1789  The front page features a nice letter "To George Washington, President of the United States" from the town of Marblehead, Massachusetts, concerning Washington's recent visit there, which is followed by his response headed: "To the Inhabitants of the Town of Marblehead" and signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has ... See More  

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$136.00
659059

The Department of State is created...

Item #659059

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789



* Department of State creation



  Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

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$755.00
655875

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #655875

June 27, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 27, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More  

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$32.00
654524

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #654524

June 28, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 28, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More  

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$32.00
653645

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #653645

June 03, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 3, 1803  The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the... See More  

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$32.00
652144

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #652144

January 28, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, January 28, 1803 



* Very early Dickinson College

* Advertisement for admission




The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a resp... See More  

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$42.00
649714

"The Lady of the Haystack"...

Item #649714

April 24, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 24, 1801  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Death of Loisa [Louisa]: The Maid of the Hay-Stack".

Four pages, minor margin foxing, good condition.



In 1776 an unfortunate woman was found sheltering under a haystack in Bourton, near Bristol. By day she would seek charity from the local people, but at night ... See More  

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$33.00
559604

From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559604
(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Average condition.  The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... See More  

Item from Catalog 308 (released for July, 2021)...

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$54.00
175584

General Sherman's funeral...

Item #175584

March 07, 1891

Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 7, 1891 Dramatic full ftpg: 'The Rescue of the Jeansville Miners'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Progress of the Sherman Funeral Train to St. Louis'. Quarter-pg. illus: 'The Floods in Pittsburgh' shows a flooded street.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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$40.00

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$21.00
153607

The price of things in 1803...

Item #153607
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Phila., 1803  Taking most of the ftpg. is a chart: "Philadelphia Current Prices". Also on the ftpg. are "Prices Of Stocks" "Bills of Exchange" "Premiums Of Insurance" the "Weekly Almanac" "Discount Days" for banks and a post office schedule.

Four pages, stray writing in the upper margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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$20.00
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