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684907

Very early report of bowling in America...

Item #684907

October 07, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 1843 



* Very early bowling mention

* Ten-Pins - target sport




Page 3 has a rather brief yet very early report of bowling, headed: "Ten Pins". It notes: "...of man in that city who made eight ten strikes, and a seven strike with nine successive balls, and that, too, over alleys ninety feet long. His antagonist put on... See More  

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684906

1843 sea serpent sighting ?...

Item #684906

October 07, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1843 



* Sea serpent - monster

* Cape Cod, Massachusetts




Page 3 has an article: "The Sea Serpent" which reports its sighting near Cape Cod. Very descriptive, noting in part: "...Its form was that of an eel...The head was somewhat smaller than the body...judged the body to have been from 90 to 120 feet long..." ... See More  

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684905

Creating the town of Newport, Florida...

Item #684905

October 12, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1843 



* Newport, Wakulla County, Florida founded



Page 3 has an article: "A New Town in Florida" which reports on a new town being created called Newport, made up of inhabits of Port Leon which was destroyed by a hurricane.

There are actually two towns in Florida called Newport, this one is in Wakulla County.

Four pages... See More  

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$38.00
684880

The famous slave case of James Collins Johnson...

Item #684880

August 07, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1843  Page 3 includes a notable report on the slave case of James Collins Johnson, who was employed by Princeton University before being arrested as a fugitive runaway.

It reports in part: "...James Johnson, alias James Collins, the fugitive slave ...discovered at Princeton...and delivered over to his owner...having been ironed and... See More  

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684802

Founding of Guttenberg, Iowa...

Item #684802

October 01, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Oct. 1, 1844 



* Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa founded



A page 3 article headed: "Prairie LaPorte" reports: "Two hundred or upwards of German families from Hamilton county, Ohio, have made a purchase of Prairie LaPorte, where they are now laying out a city. Prairie LaPorte is in Clayton County, Iowa, on the Mississippi. The site is sai... See More  

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684767

Millerites driven insane in Vermont...

Item #684767

November 13, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1844  Page 3 has a brief yet intriguing article: "More Of Millerism" which reports: "Mr. Addison Davis...says that 26 persons are now in the insane asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, in consequence of insanity produced by the influence of Millerism."

The Millerites, led by William Miller, believed that the second comin... See More  

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683697

Two reports of the sea serpent...

Item #683697

July 24, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1839  



* Sea serpent - monster

* Nahant, Massachusetts




Of interest are not one but two articles on "The Sea Serpent", the first on page 1, noting in part: "...when off Nahant, he...had a fair view of the Sea Serpent. The appearance of this marine monster was such as has been often before described...the Sea Serpent was ... See More  

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682823

Mormon missionaries arrive in St. Louis... Indian troubles...

Item #682823

June 07, 1854

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1854



* Mormon missionaries

* Indians harass (Nebraska Territory) and are harassed (New York)




Page 3 has: "FROM SALT LAKE CITY", which tells of a group of missionaries having arrived safely at St. Louis, with some details regarding Mormon emigration.

Another article has: "Nebraska Excitement", which talks of trouble... See More  

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680944

Much reporting on the Mexican War as it nears its end...

Item #680944

October 12, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847  Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed  & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.

Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, taking over a full column. There is also ... See More  

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680931

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #680931

December 30, 1808

Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Dec. 30, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, July 24 1809; Boston Gazette, May 28, 1804; New England Palladium, Aug. 10, 1802; and Columbian Centinel, Sept. 8, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early news... See More  

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680902

Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #680902

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.

Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.

Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More  

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680898

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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680685

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

Item #680685

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 ... See More  

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680590

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680590

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848  Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. An early report on t... See More  

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680580

President Jefferson offers pardon for military deserters...

Item #680580

October 19, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson pardons

* United States Army deserters




The ftpg. has much on the continued High Treason trial of Aaron Burr & 2 others. Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense &am... See More  

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680375

Jefferson approves a lighthouse for Point Judith, Rhode Island, & for the support o the Navy...

Item #680375

February 17, 1808

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 1808 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Port Judith Lighthouse

* United States Navy




The entire first column is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by: Th. Jefferson. The first is "An Act Making Appropriations for the Support o the Navy of the United States during the year 1808." The bkpg. is mostly taken up ... See More  

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679743

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific



The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More  

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679450

Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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679449

Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from ... See More  

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679333

An 'uproar' at the woman's rights convention...

Item #679333

September 12, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1853 



* "Mob Convention" - Woman's suffrage



Page 2 has a report concerning: "The Women's Rights Convention" held in New York.

A few bits note in part: "...Among the speakers in defence of the rights of women were Lucretia Mott...and Mr. R. C. Burleigh. The latter was loudly hissed, whereupon he r... See More  

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679228

1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More  

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678714

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition



Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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678561

Working towards a constitution for California... All is not good in California...

Item #678561

December 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 10, 1849



* Monterey Convention

* California Statehood ?




 Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". ... See More  

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678356

Mormons heading to California... Taking possession of California...

Item #678356

December 26, 1846

WEEKLY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 26, 1846  The entire front page is train up with editorial commentary on: "The President's Message", meaning his state-of-the-union address of 1846.

Page 2 has much reporting on events in Congress with subheads including: "Admission of the State of Iowa" "Santa Anna" "President's Annual Message&q... See More  

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678352

Calhoun's famous speech opposing the annexation of Mexico...

Item #678352

January 08, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1848



* John C. Calhoun speech

* Annexation of Mexico ?




When it comes to "famous utterances" of the 19th century, this issue has one.

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Speech of Mr. Calhoun, of South Carolina, In the Senate of the United States, January 4, 1848." This is a very notable speech by Calhoun, many websit... See More  

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677419

Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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675018

Warsaw Jews given additional rights...

Item #675018

November 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1848 



* Jewish - Jews - Judaica



The bottom of the ftpg. has a small article: "The Jews In Favor" noting in part: "...accords some extension to the rights which the Jews enjoyed in Poland. It declares that in 13 streets where only 3 Jews have been hitherto admitted to live, as many as five can reside for the future...they m... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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674543

Ship Pacific sued... Polk's funeral...

Item #674543

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  Page 3 has a report "Ship Pacific" concerning a law suit for an over-sold ship to California. Also pg. 2 has a report on the: "Funeral Ceremonies" for President James K. Polk.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, minor foxing, good condition.

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674513

Early, detailed letter from San Diego...

Item #674513

April 24, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847  Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans.

Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa Anna's Dispositi... See More  

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673987

Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)...

Item #673987

July 19, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1849  The first page carries a report "Fire at Mauch Chunk, (PA.)" (now known as Jim Thorpe. "We have received information of the occurrence of an awful conflagration in our sister town of Mauch Chunck on Sunday. All the business portion of that flourishing borough is in ruins. The loss is estimate at $150,000...".

Comple... See More  

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673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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671932

Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.

Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.

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668229

Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale...

Item #668229

November 26, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 1849 



* Natural Bridge (Virginia)



An interesting article noting that the Circuit Superior Court in Virginia decreed that the: "...famous property known to the world as the Natural Bridge of Virginia..." would be offered for sale. Much detail.

At this time the Natural Bridge was quite the tourist attraction, a "must... See More  

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668228

Letters from California...

Item #668228

November 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "Nantucket Californians" which includes excerpts of letters from California, in part: "...I am not exactly sorry that I am here, but I wouldn't advise any of my friends to come...Some people must have given you very erroneous accounts from the diggings. The whole country is a barren place.... See More  

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668227

Thoughts on the lust for gold...

Item #668227

November 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "The Love Of Gold" which is from London, & reflects upon the moral issues of the chase for gold. Bits include: "...in its lust of gold, most pitiful, most mean...As a stimulus to this modern ice the discovery of California threatens to be disastrous to the higher morality of society...we s... See More  

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668226

Billy Bowlegs & others do not want to be removed...

Item #668226

November 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1849 



* Billy Bowlegs "Alligator Chief"

* Seminoles - Indians




Page 3 has: "The Seminole Indians" "The Late Council--Surrender of the Murderers--Talk About Emigration" which includes a speech by one of the chiefs, Assunwha. It begins: "...When you began this new (removal) matter I felt as if you ... See More  

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668223

Exploring & discovering New Mexico...

Item #668223

November 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1849 Page 3 has a full column of text headed: "New Mexico"  which is a very lengthy letter from Santa Fe.

The focus is on an expedition into the Navajo Indian territory which has some detail on interesting discoveries including what is now known as Montezuma's Castle, with reports that they thought they were ruins of the A
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668219

Great fight with the Apache Indians...

Item #668219

October 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1849  Page 2 has a nice article: "Great Fight With The Apaches"  which is mostly taken up with an account of a battle headed: "American Guerrilla Company of Capt. Box, Santiago, Sept. 3, 1849". Nice detail in this letter.

Four pages, very nice condition.


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668218

California, and work towards gaining statehood...

Item #668218

October 13, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1849 



* California Republic for statehood ?



The top of page 3 has a column headed: "California" which includes talk of their efforts to gain statehood. 

Four pages, very nice condition.


... See More  

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668217

Wealth of fine content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #668217

October 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.

A wealth of fine reading f
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668212

Planning to be a part of the California Gold Rush...

Item #668212

October 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "California Items" which has various news items which relate to the California Gold Rush. Much concerning transportation plans for the West.

Page 2 has: "The Astor Place Rioters".

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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668211

Trouble with the Indians near Santa Fe...

Item #668211

October 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1849 Page 3 has some early reports headed: "From Santa Fe" which includes in part: "...reports trade at Santa Fe generally dull. Two Americans were murdered by the Apache  Indians...about 200 miles this side of Santa Fe Mr. Brown was attacked by a party of 40 Arapahoes...A band of Cheyenne Indians...surrounded and burnt Be... See More  

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668197

Billy Bowlegs wants peace... A sea serpent...

Item #668197

September 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1849 



* Billy Bowlegs "Alligator Chief"

* Seminoles - Indians




The top of page 3 has a report from New Orleans noting: "...brings advices that...received a white flag, understood to be from Billy Bowlegs, the Seminole chief, expressing a desire for peace & proposing to hold a council at the next full moon...&quo... See More  

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668186

The tribulations of those heading west...

Item #668186

August 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1849 



* Wagon trains heading West

* California gold rush era




Page 3 has a terrific report headed: "From the Western Plains" which provides a sense of the romance, at least in hindsight, of the wagon trains heading west.

But the truth was much more dangerous. A few bits include: "...advices from the Plains have been... See More  

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668185

President Zachary Taylor proclaims a day for prayer... Virginia gold...

Item #668185

July 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1849  Page 3 has a report headed: "Virginia Gold" as well as: "A Recommendation by the President of the United States" for a special day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to be celebrated the first Friday in August, signed in type: Z. Taylor.

Four pages, minor tears at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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668165

Daniel Webster on slavery...

Item #668165

June 27, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1833  The top of page 3 has: "Slavery In The United States" which is a state signed in type: Daniel Webster, in which he states his views on the issue. It includes in part: "...In my opinion the domestic slavery of the Southern States is a subject within the exclusive control of the States themselves...Congress has no authority... See More  

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668160
Item #668160

May 28, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1833  One-third of the front page is taken up with the historic treaty of commerce and navigation with Russia, containing all 13 Articles and appropriate signatures in type, including: Andrew Jackson as President.

The back page begins with: "A New Plan For the Public Buildings In Washington" which has considerable detail, taking mos... See More  

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668154

On the capture of Black Hawk...

Item #668154

April 25, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 25, 1833 



* Chief Black Hawk

* Sauk Indians

* The Prophe
t




The top of page 3 has: "Indian Hostages - Official" which notes: "The distinguished Indian warriors, ...Black Hawk....have arrived at the seat of government from Jefferson Barracks. They were conducted thither...We understand that these celebrated Chiefs of the Sac ... See More  

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668152

Treasury Building destroyed by fire: reports & an investigation...

Item #668152

April 16, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1833 



* Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.)

* Arson fire disaster




Most of page 2 and even a vbit of page 3 are taken up with a wealth of reporting and details on this burning of the Treasury Building. Included is: "Note of the President Directing an Investigation in Relation to the Fire" signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

The... See More  

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