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December 12, 1679
DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Dec. 12, 1679
* Rare 17th century periodical
A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.
Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America... See More
January 05, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5)
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More
October 02, 1779
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
* Gen. John Burgoyne failures
Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.
Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More
June 28, 1666
THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, June 28, 1666
* Very early publication
* The Great Plague
* Early pirates - piracy
This is a very rare title as it lasted for only for a matter of months, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666.
The front page has a report from Rome noting in part: "...The Popes Gallies are in the mean time ordered to cruis... See More
April 14, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Apr. 14, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.
Interesting that just 5 days after this issue was printed the battle of Lexington & Concord began the Revolutionary War.
The ftpg... See More
March 15, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 15, 1797
* John Adams inauguration
* Thomas Jefferson
Page 2 contains the: "Vice-President's Speech" which is prefaced with: "On Saturday morning the Senate of the United States, being convened, THOMAS JEFFERSON was sworn in as Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate. On which he address the Senate as follows... See More
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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August 05, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 5, 1779
* Battle of Stono Ferry, Charleston, South Carolina
* Revolutionary War - General Benjamin Lincoln
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commoditi... See More
March 06, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 6, 1781
* General Benedict Arnold joins the British
* American Revolutionary War - Major John Andre
Most of the front page is taken up with an impassioned plea: "To The People of America". The focus is on the recent conciliatory declaration by England towards a peace, but this write warns to not be deceived. A few... See More
September 27, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1783
* Treaty of Paris (signing) announcement
* End of the American Revolutionary War
It was on Sept. 3, 1783, when that Treaty of Paris was formally signed by all parties. There were actually four treaties involving England with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic. The treaty would be printed in the next issue of this newspaper (September... See More
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