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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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Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30,1807  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 dampstaining, in average condition.

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Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  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 labe
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Jefferson an Infidel?

Item #672121

November 02, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802 

* Criticism of Thomas Jefferson

* Harry Croswell - Federalist Party

Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article  does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would b... See More  

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Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

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.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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Shot down in a saloon... Founder of gold in California...

Item #671596

September 22, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 22, 1884  This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads.

Page 2 has: "Slain In A Saloon" "A Grandson of Henry Clay Shot by a Louisville Alderman" "Shot Through the Heart--Drunken Ruffians--A Rancher Killed--A Texan Murderer Arrested in Georgia" as well as: "A Desperado Brought to Bay" ... See More  

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Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 

* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen

The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #671485

August 16, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 16, 1802  Pages 2 and 3 have content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender under the heading: "Jefferson & Callender", this being essay #2 of a series.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger, due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was a central figure in the p... See More  

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Washington signs an Act of Congress, and departs New York for the last time...

Item #671257

September 09, 1790


* President George Washington

The back page has a column taken up with: "Congress of the United States - An Act for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers & Seamen Lately in the Service of the United States..." which is signed in italic type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and T... See More  

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Printed by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #671200

January 17, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1794 

* Benjamin Franklin's grandson

Published by Benj. Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson, as noted in the masthead.

The ftpg. is filled with ads, the first being a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway servant, with details.

Other news of the day & ads, 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Very displayable... Four George Washington script signatures...

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796 

* President George Washington - John Adams

* Four Acts of Congress signed in type

The front page features not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by: Go. Washington, President of the United States. Each is also signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams.

One of the Acts is: "...for allowing compensa... See More  

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Lengthy message from Jefferson Davis...

Item #671096

January 17, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1863 

* Jefferson Davis message to his rebels

Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "The Rebel Message" "The Document In Full" "What Jeff. Davis Says of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation" "Military Operations of the Rebels" and more, with this very lengthy address signed in type by the Confederate... See More  

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On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 

* Patriots George Read & William Patterson

Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 

* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States

This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson... Indian troubles on the frontier...

Item #670749

March 17, 1791


* Nice 18th century American publication

Beginning on the ftpg. & take part of page 2 is the continued: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Subject of the Cod & Whale Fisheries" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Page 3 has another letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, plus a letter from W... See More  

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Only lasted for six issues... Adams famous speech on the XYZ Affair...

Item #670205
THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, May, 1797 

* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams speech

This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.

The highlight would be the quite lengthy "Speech of the President of the United States" to the special session of Congress he had called on May 16, 1797. The focus... See More  

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John Hancock... Launching the ship Constitution as a theatrical piece...

Item #670186

November 02, 1797


* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

The ftpg. contains a letter signed in type by: John Hancock. Most of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with various news & political reports.

Page 3 has an ad for what appears to be a theatrical presentation titled "The Launch" of the ship Constitution, wi... See More  

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Very early Charleston... Thomas Jefferson...

Item #670042

February 12, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 12, 1803  A volume I issue  (number 30) of this famous title from the South. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The front page has an article: "Sketches of Dr. Jenner" being the famed Edward Jenner, with much on his like and work. Page 3 has two documents signed in type by the President; Th. Jefferson.

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A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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Thomas Jefferson letter on creating the University of Virginia...

Item #669435

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821 

* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this insti... See More  

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Editorializing on Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #669384

April 02, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, April 2, 1801 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* re. Inauguration - inaugural address

The front page begins with a review of Jefferson's recent inaugural address, beginning: "While reading the speech of Mr. Jefferson, every American must feel an indignation that within the United States, there are men, so lost to every honorary principle as to calumnia... See More  

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First Jew appointed to a federal post...

Item #669257

June 11, 1801

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801  It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.

It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #669202

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794  The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Sam Adams' state-of-the state address...

Item #669062

January 21, 1795


* Governor Samuel Adams

* State of the Union Address

Page 3 has over a full column taken up with what appears to be the governor's state-of-the-state address to his legislature, headed: "Address" and signed in type: Samuel Adams. In it he includes reference to the Whiskey Rebellion in a "sister s... See More  

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On building the first frigates for the United States Navy...

Item #669027

July 24, 1794


* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates begins

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.

A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "... See More  

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Three letters from President John Adams...

Item #668945

September 14, 1798


* President John Adams letters

Page 2 has a letter from the people of Kittery, Mass. (now Maine), to the President, followed by his response to them signed: John Adams. A similar letter from the town of Cincinnati "in the North-western Territory" (now Ohio) to the President, followed by his response signed: John... See More  

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Frigate Constellation protecting our shores...

Item #668935

August 01, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798  Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".

Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... See More  

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Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 30, 1798  Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Gen. Washington Commands!! Hark! the Drum Be... See More  

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Beauty of the frigate Constitution... Letters from President John Adams...

Item #668909

July 10, 1798


* President John Adams letters

* USS Constitution - 1st year of service

* Captain Samuel Nicholson

Page 2 has a letter to the militia of Morris County, New Jersey, signed by the President: John Adams.

Then an address from the legislature of New Hampshire to the President, with his reply signed; John Adams.

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Governor Sam Adams address the state...

Item #668768

January 08, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has a lengthy: "Address" to the people of Massachusetts, headed: "Governor's Speech" and signed in type by: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by Buonaparte concerning his mil... See More  

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A letter from Ben Franklin... Cultivating tea in America...

Item #668559

April 27, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, April 27, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) 

* Benjamin Franklin letter

Inside has a letter from 1725 signed by Benjamin Franklin, exhibiting his business acumen, prefaced with: "...written by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin 65 years ago when he was apprentice to a printer in Little Britain...it exhibits the vicissitudes of fortune... See More  

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Details on a ship wreck... Death of a governor...

Item #668457

January 28, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 28, 1796  Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.

Four pages, good condition.

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President John Adams responds...

Item #668284

June 13, 1797

THE NEWPORT MERCURY, Rhode Island, June 13, 1797 

* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams

Half of the ftpg. is taken up with the: "Opinion of Chief Justice Ellsworth in a Case Respecting British Debts...".

Page 2 has an address: "To the President of the United States"  followed by his reply to the House: John Adams.

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Proclamation by Confederate President Jefferson Davis...

Item #668269

May 16, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 16, 1862 

* From the origin of the Civil War

* President Jefferson Davis

This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline.

Pages 1, 2 & 4 have various war reports with heads including: "From Richmond--Repulse of the Terrible Iron Clad Gunboats...Our Men in High Spirits... See More  

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Washington, Adams, Jefferson... Louis XVI is beheaded...

Item #668251

March 23, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1793 

* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson

Over half of the front pages is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each one signed in block type by the President, Vice President, & Secretary of State: Go. Washington, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 begins with: "Interesting Intelligence" on the beheading of Louis XV... See More  

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Governor Sam Adams addresses his legislature...

Item #668127

June 01, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 1, 1796  The middle of page 2 has most of a column taken up with an: "Address" of the governor of Mass. to his legislature, signed in type by him: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a nice advertisement for: "Church Bells of any size, cast...By PAUL REVERE..." with further details.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the right margin, good condition.... See More  

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Sam Adams is elected governor...

Item #668125

May 11, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1796  Page 2 has a very brief report: "His Excellency Samuel Adams is re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth, for the year ensuing: by a majority of about 2000 votes."

Four pages, irregular at the right margin, paper flaw to front leaf causing a blank spot on pg. 2, with an archival mend.

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First native-born dentist: Dr. J. Flagg...

Item #668121

February 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1796  A ftpg. "Act" of the Mass. legislature is signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Also on the ftpg. is an ad for: "Dr. J. Flagg, Surgeon Dentist" with details. Kane lists Flagg as the first native-born America dentist.

Four pages, damp staining, discrete archival mend at the interior spine.

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Two letters signed in script by George Washington...

Item #668117

January 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796  Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 is a letter from the French to Washington, with his reply also signed in script type: Go. Washington.

This title was one of very few which used script type for the President, which is more decorative. Also a front page letter signed in type: John ... See More  

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Fifteen newspapers, each with Jefferson content...

Item #667585

January 01, 1803

A lot of fifteen American newspapers, all dating from 1800 thru 1808, and each containing a letter of document signed in type by President Thomas Jefferson. One issue has Jefferson's 1803 state-of-the-union address.

However each is either damaged or in "2nd rate" condition, hence the very low price for an early lot on Jefferson.

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Jefferson writes to Callender...

Item #667563

October 15, 1802

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Oct. 15, 1802

* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble

Page 2 contains a letter datelined from Monticello, Sept. 6, 1799, signed in type by: Th. Jefferson, sent to publisher James Callender, with whom he had a very contentious relationship.

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Jefferson signs an Act of Congress, on the front page...

Item #667497

May 18, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 18, 1801 

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams

* Act of Congress re. Northwest Territory

The top of the front page has a half column Act of Congress for allowing franking to delegates from the Northwest Territory, signed in type by both: Th. Jefferson and John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, small posting hole at the top, good conditi... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson on the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #667486

October 26, 1803


* President Thomas Jefferson

* State of the Union Address

* re. Louisiana Purchase

Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "MESSAGE" of Thomas Jefferson to Congress, being his annual state-of-the-union address signed by him in italic type: Th. Jefferson.

Not surprisingly, most of Jefferson's address i... See More  

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Jefferson on navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #667461

August 13, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1803 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* Mississippi River Navigation

Page 2 has a letter of reply from the President to the state of Ohio concerning issues relating to the navigation of the Mississippi River. It is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Mention of a  ship Hannah: "...seized...at Wilmington, N.C. for having received on board 7 negro... See More  

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Jefferson Davis' lengthy speech...

Item #667393

October 26, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 26, 1864 

* President Jefferson Davis speech

* General James Longstreet

* Gen. Robert E. Lee

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "Jeff. Davis' Speech at Columbia, S.C." "His Views of the Copperhead Plan of Adjustment" "Rebel Victories to Insure the Election of the Peace Candidate" "Fur... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation declaring neutrality in the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #667349

July 08, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson proclamation

* America neutrality in Napoleonic Wars

Page 2 contains the historic "Proclamation" signed by President Th. Jefferson, in which is empathizes the neutrality of America in the Napoleonic Wars, and also notes that: "...requiring all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of ... See More  

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Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #667308

July 29, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the ... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson...

Item #667303

June 22, 1808


* Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo Act

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the Embargo including: "President's Answer" signed in type: Th. Jefferson.  This is followed by: "To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson" which carries over to page 2.

Four pages, handsome masthead, sli... See More  

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Three Thomas Jefferson Acts of Congress...

Item #667301

February 15, 1808

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 15, 1808 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* (3) Acts of Congress signed

The front page has over half a column taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One relates to the impeachment trial of Samuel Chase.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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Jefferson City becomes the capital of Missouri... Benefits for Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #667253

February 23, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1822  Inside has a report headed: "Mexico" which begins: "The direct news from Mexico...is that the whole kingdom has declared independence & sworn to maintain it...A provisional government is in operation & in the latter part of the month of December delegates to a general convention were appointed in all provinces to mee... See More  

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