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692811

Uncle Sam political cartoon... Georgia Bulldogs coached by Pop Warner...

Item #692811

January 02, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1897 



* Early Georgia Bulldogs college football

* Their 1st undefeated season - Pop Warner




The front page has a full page political cartoon which includes Uncle Sam by W. A. Rogers titled: "Getting Monotonous". Two full pages with many photos of: 'The Revolt in the Philippine Is., Scenes in Manila'. One-third pg: 'Bird'... See More  

Please Read Note Concerning HW Images & Supplements!

Note: Most authentic Harper's Weekly issues come from bound volumes, and those dated in January and December often have more wear-and-tear than those from February through November - especially the first and last issues of each year. This reality is reflected in the price shown.

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$39.00
692771

Death of Joseph Haydn... Proclamation signed by President James Madison...

Item #692771

August 17, 1809

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 17, 1809  The top of the front page has: "A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison, and also: "French Piracies" which takes an entire column. On page 2, under the "Deaths" is a small announcement "In Vienna, May 31st, Hayden, [Hadyn] the celebrated musical composer, Aet. 79...".

Four pages nice condition.... See More  

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692682

Displayable - George Washington re: The Constitution...

Item #692682

February 29, 1936

LIBERTY magazine, New York, February 29, 1936  The color cover of this issue has a full color illustration of George Washington holding the constitution titled "Once in a lifetime Every American Should Read the Constitution." Inside pages have articles relating to the cover as well, such as "Uphold the Constitution - Enforce the Laws." and the complete printing of the... See More  

Item from Catalog 327 - released for February, 2023...

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$37.00
692301

Ben Franklin's famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #692301

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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691349

Rev. J.W.C. Pennington letter - purchase of a slave...

Item #691349

June 02, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 2, 1854  Page 3 provides an exchange of letters between Rev. Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, Jacob Grove, and Stephen Pennington. The content relates to the purchase of a slave and is quite interesting. 

Other reports include: "Southern Views on Foreign Emigration", "Alexander Hamilton on the Powers of the Government", "Arrival of the Asia&qu... See More  

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691342

President Madison and the church & state controversy....

Item #691342

March 09, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 9, 1811 



* President James Madison

* Church & State controversy




Page 2 has a rather inconspicuous report under "National Legislature" that mentions not only a rare veto by the President (Madison), but also a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Ter
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691166

President John Adams responds... Society of the Cincinnati...

Item #691166

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  



* Society of the Cincinnati

* President John Adams




The front page has an extract of the President's answer to the Address of the (Society of) Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, signed in type: John Adams. Also has his answer to an address from the Legislature of New Hampshire, signed in type: John Adams.

Also on the front page is much on ... See More  

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690342

"Tom Sawyer, Detective", by Mark Twain, & "Two Mormons from Muddlety" - prints by Remington, Gaul, Pyle, & Peale...

Item #690342
(3) HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, a three-issue set, July - September, 1896 



The Aug. and Sept. issues contain the first appearance of: "Tom Sawyer, Detective", by Mark Twain. Great to have this complete novel in an original printing from 1896.

The Jul, Aug, and Sept. issues contain the entire first printing of: "Two Mormons From Muddlety", by Langdon El... See More  

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689268

Interesting church and state item...

Item #689268

March 12, 1811

THE REPERTORY, Boston, March 12, 1811 



* Church and State

* President James Madison




Page 2 has: "National Legislature" being a rather inconspicuous report mentioning not only a rare veto by the President, but also concerns a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Territory, and granting five acre... See More  

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689255

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #689255

April 28, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 28, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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689171

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #689171

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798  A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. Soon after the end of the Revolutionary War the ships were sold & the Continental N... See More  

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689153

Letters from Jefferson & Adams on war...

Item #689153

July 13, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice full page article headed: "Peace and War" which concerns: "A society has been established in Massachusetts by some christian philanthropists to discourage war..." with most of the page taken up with the thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, signed in type by him: Thomas Jeff... See More  

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689152

North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...

Item #689152
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789  The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "... See More  

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689106

On Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'...

Item #689106

June 12, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 12, 1792  Page 3 has a report noting in part: "Mr. Paine's second part of the Rights of Man...is considered by all true Republicans as an inimitable performance. It shews what kings are, and what chief magistrates should be. It exposes & ridicules the pomp and splendor of power..." with more.

Four pages, neve... See More  

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689081

Is the pursuit of independence worth the effort?

Item #689081

April 22, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

Over two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the text of two Bills being considered in Parliament relating to America. The first is a: "DRA... See More  

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688933

Death of Sam Adams...

Item #688933

October 08, 1803

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1803 



* Samuel Adams death

* Governor of Massachusetts




The top of page 2 has a rather unassuming article: "Yesterday morning the death of Mr. SAMUEL ADAMS, Esq. late Governor of this Commonwealth, was announced to the inhabitants by the tolling of all the bells in town. Mr. Adams has long been a valetudinarian; and has experienced much of the indisposition... See More  

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688886

Early advertisement for the historic Cape May Congress Hall hotel...

Item #688886

July 03, 1851

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, D.C., July 3, 1851  Among the advertisements at the bottom of page 2 is one for the Congress Hall Hotel, headed: "Sea Bathing, Cape May, N.J." and beginning: "Congress Hall is now open for the reception of visitors..." with various detail.

Congress Hall is a very historic hotel in Cape May, first constructed in 1816 as a wooden boardin... See More  

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688881

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

Item #688881
(5) UNITED STATES GAZETTE, 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.

Complete in 4 pages, 2nd-rate condition with rubbing, foxing, and staining, but not damaged.

The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you wil... See More  

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688866

Early items on the War of 1812...

Item #688866

July 23, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 23, 1812  The front page has some reports concerning celebrations for the 4th of July. Inside includes: "Naval Intelligence" "General Orders" signed in type: H. Dearborn, Major-General U.S. Army. Then "An Act" of Congress concerning the organizing of a volunteer military corps, signed by the President: James Madison. Also: &quo... See More  

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688837

One of the best issues on the Burr Conspiracy, with Jefferson's famous message to Congress...

Item #688837

January 30, 1807

REPUBLICAN WATCH-TOWER, New York, Jan. 30, 1807  A terrific issue on the Burr Conspiracy, as any number of websites can be found with the full text of this special message to Congress from the President, in which he discloses to them to full details of the conspiracy and his intents to prosecute Aaron Burr.

This "Message" takes over half of page 2 & is signed in type: Th. Jeffe... See More  

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688829

The death of Martha Washington...

Item #688829

May 31, 1802

BOSTON GAZETTE, May 31, 1802  The bottom of page 2 carries the report: "DIED, At Mount-Vernon, on the 22 inst. Mrs. MARTHA WASHINGTON, widow of the late illustrious General George Washington. To those amiable and Christian virtues, which adorn the female character, she added dignity of manners, superiority of understanding, a mind intelligent and elevated -- The silence of respectful gri... See More  

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688796

Creating the town of Castine... Benedict Arnold...

Item #688796

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Keep ... See More  

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688768

From during Washington's administration...

Item #688768

August 24, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 24, 1796 



* President George Washington era original



A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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688744

A layout for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688744
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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688743

Plan (print) for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688743
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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688742

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #688742
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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688705

A Thomas Jefferson letter from 1779...

Item #688705

June 07, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 7, 1803  Page 2 has an article headed: "Mr. Jefferson's Paper Money Tender to Mr. Gabriel Jones of Rockingham County" which includes a letter dated at Monticello, April 29, 1779 signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, good condition.

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688512

Harrison wins the Presidential election...

Item #688512

February 03, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1841 



* William Henry Harrison

* Presidential election victory




The back page has a chart noting the: "Official - Popular Vote For President" for both Harrison and Van Buren, listed by state, showing a close election: 11,268,752 vs. 1,123,057.

This was an uncommon title which lasted but 4 years. The prospectus (not here) note... See More  

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688500

Mormon leader was 'translated to heaven'...

Item #688500

June 09, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1841  An inside page has a report noting: "Two Mormon Priests, Smith and Rigdon, lately rode out together, and only Smith returned. He said Rigdon had been translated to Heaven! Such is the story."

Sidney Rigdon was one of the early leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

This was an uncommon title which lasted but 4 years. Th... See More  

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688499

On aiding slaves to reach Canada...

Item #688499

June 16, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1841  The back page has a report noting: "In the circuit court for Mason, Co., Kentucky, a verdict has been obtained by William Greathouse against the Rev. Jno. B. Mahan for $1600 as the value of two negroes whom Mahan enticed to run away & aided to reach Canada. He is the same man who was indicted some years ago for negro-stealing.... See More  

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688481

Discussions in Congress... Fraunces Tavern connection...

Item #688481

June 16, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, June 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Steward for his house advertisement




Page 2 has almost a full column of reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" almost entirely taken up with: "...the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill for imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandize imported into the United States."

On... See More  

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688479

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688479

June 17, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 17, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths




Page 4 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: &quo... See More  

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688478

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688478

June 13, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 13, 1796  Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...t... See More  

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688473

Three documents signed by the President, George Washington...

Item #688473

June 22, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 22, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Three documents signed in type




Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged th... See More  

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688363

Signed by New York governor John Jay... 1798...

Item #688363

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 



* Governor John Jay

* His response to the New York Senate




The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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688275

Inauguration of President William H. Harrison, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #688275

March 17, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., March 17, 1841



* William Henry Harrison

* Presidential inauguration




This was an uncommon title which lasted but 4 years. The prospectus (not here) notes it was a semi-weekly devoted to "...the security of the right of suffrage by additional laws to punish bribery & fraud...an exposure of abuses & corruptions in government..." and ... See More  

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688264

Horatio Nelson granted a title of baron for his victory on the Nile...

Item #688264

December 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 14, 1798 



* "Baron" Lord Horatio Nelson

* President John Adams




Page 2 begins with an: "Address To the President of  the United States" from the state of Vermont concerning the troubling relationship with France, followed by his: "Answer" signed: John Adams.

Page 2 also has some follow-up on the B... See More  

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688250

The funeral of Henry Clay, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #688250

July 02, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1852  All four pages have wide, black mourning rules for the death of Henry Clay.

Page 3 begins with: "The Funeral" with nearly two columns taken up with reports concerning it and sentiments regarding Henry Clay.

A member of the Senate at the time, he passed away at the National Hotel in Washington, D.C., and was the first pe... See More  

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688001

Early from Cincinnati... Objections to Jackson as President...

Item #688001

October 24, 1827

DAILY CINCINNATI GAZETTE, Ohio, October 24, 1827  



* Volume 1 issue



An early newspaper from the city known as the "Queen of the West". This is the volume I, number 104 issue.

Page 2 has: "Declaration of Objections to the Election of General Andrew Jackson to the Chief Magistracy of these United States". A wealth of ads, many illustrated.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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687999

Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #687999

March 09, 1805

NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, March 15, 1805  A very historic issue as nearly 2 columns on page 2 are taken up with Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address for his second term as President.

It is introduced with: "On the 4th inst. at 12 o'clock Mr. Jefferson appeared in the Chamber of the Senate of the United States, where his re-election was declared, and the neces... See More  

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687993

Madison's state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #687993

December 06, 1809

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 6, 1809  



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




Taking over 2 columns of the front page & ending on page 2 is the: "President's Message" being his annual state-of-the-union address in which he recounts the events of the year, signed in type: James Madison.

Four pages, scattered foxing, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition... See More  

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687980

Four Acts of Congress signed by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #687980

May 27, 1802

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 27, 1802  



* (4) acts of United States Congress

* Signed by President Thomas Jefferson




Two columns on page 3 are taken up with four Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.  One is for the regulating the use of foreign coins in the U.S., and another relates to establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes.

F... See More  

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687979

Early Lexington, Kentucky newspaper...

Item #687979

February 27, 1819

WESTERN MONITOR, Lexington, Kentucky, Feb. 27, 1819



* Rare publication

* Early for Kentucky




 A quite rare & early newspaper from Lexington. Typical news & ads of the day with over half of page 2 taken with a lengthy report headed: "The Seminole War".

A curious note by a customer brings to our attention the "Hon. J. Q. Adams" name penned at the very top (par... See More  

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687900

Jackson's farewell, and Van Buren's inauguration...

Item #687900

March 11, 1837

NEW YORK OBSERVER, March 11, 1837



* Martin Van Buren inauguration

* Andrew Jackson farewell address




 Pages 2 and 3 contain the lengthy: "Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson" signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. In it he reiterated his policies one final time. He appeal to the different regions of the country to place their loyalty to the Union above all els... See More  

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687859

Defending Edgar Allan Poe... Significant Poe issue...

Item #687859

May 19, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1853



* Edgar Allan Poe

* "A Rebel Soul"

* Henry Clay Preuss




 Page 2 has almost an entire column taken up with a very notable article headed: "Edgar A. Poe, by Henry Clay Preuss".

As a bit of background, the following from eapoe.org is very helpful:

“In the decade following Poe’s death, periodi
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687604

Much on the funeral of Washington, with an engraving of his coffin...

Item #687604

January 03, 1800

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, January 3, 1800



* President George Washington

* Death - funeral w/ coffin print




A nice, displayable issue on the funeral of George Washington.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "Internment Of General Washington" which begins: "On Wednesday last the mortal part of WASHINGTON THE GREAT--the Father of his Country, and the Friend of ... See More  

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687602

On the death of George Washington...

Item #687602

January 11, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, January 11, 1800 



* President George Washington's death



Being less than a month since the death of George Washington, it is not surprising that there is still content relating to him and his death.

Page 2 has several documents from the state of Massachusetts & city of Boston concerning Washington, and also a "Speech" signed by the (acting) ... See More  

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687574

Marriage of Ben Franklin's daughter... Colonists distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  Page 2 has a letter from Pittsburgh mentioning: "It is feared here that an Indian war will break out in the Spring...on an act of hostility committed by a party of Indians on their return to their settlements among the six nations, from an unsuccessful war in which they had been engaged with the Cherokees...they plundered & murdered ten of... See More  

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687520

Battle at Queenston Heights during the War of 1812...

Item #687520

October 26, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 26, 1812  



* Battle of Queenston Heights

* War of 1812 - 1st major battle




The front page has: "An Act To authorise the granting of Patents for Land, according to the surveys... and to grant...rights to certain Claimants of Land in the District of Detroit..., signed in type: James Madison.

Inside page reports include: "Battles
... See More  

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687500

From the War of 1812...

Item #687500

October 17, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Oct. 17, 1812  The front page has a lengthy article headed: "Presidential Election". Inside includes: "Presidential Election" "A Proclamation" relating to the War of 1812, signed in type: James Madison. Following this are several reports relating to the War of 1812 including: "Army Movements".

Page 3 has much under: "War Intelligen... See More  

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