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688778

Sherman's Christmas present to President Lincoln and the nation...

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December 26, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1864 An historic issue reporting the fall of Savannah to the Union forces, with one of the more notable quotes part of the headlines, with ftpg: "CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH" "Hardee's Army Make Their Escape" "150 Guns, 13 Locomotives, 190 Cars & 33,000 Bales of Cotton Taken" "and more.

The most historic part of the report is Sherman&#... See More  

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688770

Rare issue of the Oxford Gazette... Death toll from the Great Plague...

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December 21, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 21, 1665  This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. This is the #11 issue.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 w... See More  

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688317

Lincoln steps upon the national stage... The Cooper Union speech...

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March 03, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 3, 1860  Pages 2 and 3 contain a lengthy speech headed: "NATIONAL POLITICS" "A Speech by Abraham Lincoln of Illinois" Delivered at the Cooper Institute, New York, Feb. 27" known more commonly as Lincoln's famous Cooper-Union speech.

At this point Lincoln had not declared himself a presidential candidate, and this was his first oppor... See More  

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688122

Great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg... From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #688122

July 06, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, July 6, 1863  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

Although the front page has much reporting on the Civil War, certainly the most significant content in this issue is the rather lengthy & detailed reporting on the first two days of the Battle of Gettysburg found on the back page.

The... See More  

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688100

Inaugural Address of President Jefferson Davis... The fall of Fort Donelson...

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February 24, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1862  Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy and as such contains a great wealth of the latest news and battle reports.

Certainly the most significant content in this issue is the content relating to the establishment of the Southern Confederacy, as the Confederate Constitution and Preside... See More  

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687494

Incredible document, with a 4 1/2 inch wax seal... King George III engraving...

Item #687494

January 01, 1813

Although we have sold hundreds of British sheepskin documents over the last 46 years, this would have to be the most intriguing--and exceedingly decorative.

It begins with: "George the Third by the Grace of God..." in very large handwriting, and within the "G" is a terrific engraving of King George III. The entire document is very decoratively embellished at the margins. Twice... See More  

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687420

Great wealth of Revolutionary War content...

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July 29, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 29, 1775  Page 2 has an interesting report from London which includes: "My Lords, whatever has been done by the Americans, I must deem the more consequence of our unjust demands. They have come to you with fair argument, you have refused to hear them, they make the most respectful remonstrances, you answer them with pains & penalties; they know... See More  

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687314

A very famous newspaper... Fine issue on the battles of New York and Long Island...

Item #687314

October 30, 1776

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR, AMERICAN ORACLE OF LIBERTY, Worcester, Oct. 30, 1776  This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era.

It is worth noting that the famed printer Isaiah Thomas was the publisher, having begun this newspaper in 1770. An ardent patriotic, as the extended title to h... See More  

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687238

The Gettysburg Address in a Pennsylvania newspaper...

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November 20, 1863

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1863  The front page has over two columns taken up with: "The Solemnities At Gettysburg" "Dedication of The Cemetery Of The Heroes" "Oration of Hon. Edward Everett".

As many know, Everett was the keynote speaker at the ceremonies, and he droned on for two hours. Page 2 has some additional reporting on the event under: "... See More  

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687145

Further on Ethan Allen's narrative of his captivity...

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November 20, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1779  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, prefaced with a paragraph signed in type by the Clerk of the General Assembly, none other than: Thomas Paine.

Page 3 has yet another Act which is prefaced with an intro signed: Thomas Paine.

All of page 4 is taken up with the continued "Narrative of Col... See More  

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686743

Four front page Acts of Congress... Buying the land at West Point... Establishing a permanent seat of government...

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July 28, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 28, 1790  Fully half of the front page is taken up with not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: George Washington, as well as in block type by the Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson.

The Acts are headed at the top of the first column by an engraving of a heraldic eagle. One of the acts is concerning the census... See More  

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686707

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #686707

June 20, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 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 Continenta... See More  

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686057

The early workings of Congress...

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April 13, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 13, 1789  A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report headed: "Proceedings of Congress - House of Representatives of the United States" datelined April 11, which was 19 days before Washington's inauguration.

Included are reports of the very first item on the ... See More  

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685605

Rare mention of "Sally" in Callender's letter...

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September 11, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Sept. 11, 1802  Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

This issue has a wealth of fine content on the Callender/Jefferson situation. Page 2 begins with over a full column report/editorial concerning the two, the full text shown in the photos.

Also on page 2 is a letter signed in type b... See More  

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685045

Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #685045

March 09, 1805

NEW YORK HERALD, March 9, 1805  A very historic issue as over half of page 2 is taken up with Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address for his second term as President, introduced with: "This day at 12 o'clock THOMAS JEFFERSON, President of the United States, took the oath of office and delivered the following Inaugural Speech i the Senate Chamber in the presence of the two Houses an... See More  

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684697

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

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May 31, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Summit Sierra Nevadas, California, May 31, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper... See More  

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684458

Engraving of the new Confederate flag...

Item #684458

April 19, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 19, 1862  The striking feature of this issue is the quite rare, page two print of: "The New Flag" with the text beginning: "We are informed that Congress has definitely adopted a flag. The bad wood cut will give the reader a clear conception of it, though a very moderate standard of the art of wood engraving in Richmond..." and then... See More  

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680184

This racist newspaper reports the Lincoln assassination...

Item #680184

April 22, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, April 22, 1865  A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

With this issue all factious leanings and biased commentary is set aside to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The entire ... See More  

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677986

Revolutionary War map of America... Analyzing the Declaration of Independence...

Item #677986
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept. 1776  Certainly the prime feature would have to be the great fold out map titled: "A Map of the Country Round Philadelphia including Part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island and Long Island." which shows eastern Penna., portions of Maryland, most of New Jersey, all of Staten Island, Manhattan, Southwest Connecticut and most of Long Island.

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675838

On Lincoln's seminal speech which lead to the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675838

July 06, 1857

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 6, 1857  Page 3 has nearly 2 columns taken up with a seminal report on Lincoln's political career. Lincoln had been in the audience when Stephen Douglas made his June 12 speech defending the Dred Scott Decision of 3 months prior. Lincoln gave a speech on June 26 in which he eloquently replied to Douglas, criticizing the Red Scot Decision, and also countering Douglas... See More  

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667686

Jefferson's annual message, with mention of Lewis & Clark...

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December 09, 1806

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 9, 1806  Page 2 has the President's "Message" communicated to Congress, it being Jefferson's state-of-the-union address to the nation.

Of significance is some fine mention of the Lewis and Clark expedition: "The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke [sic]...has all the success which could have been expected....it is but justice to s... See More  

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