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The Northern Army approaching Yorktown in 1862...

Item #677976

April 08, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES from New York, NY and dated April 8, 1862.

* General McClellan before Yorktown
* General Pope to the Tennessee Shore
The front page has the single-column headings: "IMPORTANT WAR NEWS", "Gen. McClellan Before Yorktown with the National Army", "Gen. Magruder in Yorktown with 30,000 Rebel Troops", "IMPORTANT FROM MISSIS
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The 19th Century American Seed Industry...

Item #677973

September 23, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 23, 1882  The front cover has: "AMERICAN SEED INDUSTRY - THE GRET SEED FARMS OF DAVID LANDRETH & SONS", which has 6 related vignettes and additional supporting text and photos on inside pages. The inside has: "Meroney's Washing Machine" which is accompanied by an article headed: "Improved Washing Machine", "Hill&#... See More  

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"Smokes For Buddies"...

Item #677972

October 01, 1943

BEACON, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, October 1, 1943 

* "Smoke For Buddies" rally 

* Rare military issue from WWII 

A military paper produced at the Navy Yard with a great wealth of war-related content. An interesting item on the front page headed: "2,100,000 Cigarettes Donated by Yard" to be send to servicemen overseas as part of the "Smoke... See More  

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The 1917 Mattoon, Illinois (and surrounding area) tornado outbreak...

Item #677944

May 28, 1917

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, May 28, 1917

* Mattoon, IL tornado outbreak

* One of the deadliest tornado sequences on record

The front page has the displayable banner headline: "OVER 200 DEAD, 1000 HURT, LOSS $5,000,000", with several related subheadings and supporting text. This multi-day tornado event remains one of the deadliest on record.

Other news, sports and ... See More  

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General Sherman pressing General Hood... Slocum possesses Atlanta...

Item #677943

October 19, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 19, 1864

* General William T. Sherman
* Atlanta, Georgia
The front page headlines include: "GEN. SHERMAN'S ARMY", "Hood Trying To Escape", "Sherman Pressing Him Closely", "Gen. Slocum in Possession of Atlanta", and much more. See images for details. Additional Civil War-themed content found
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Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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Sherman's advance.. Nashville, Tennessee...

Item #677856

December 08, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 8, 1864  
* William T. Sherman's march to the sea
* Third Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Among the front page column heads are: "SHERMAN'S PROGRESS", "Rebel Reports of His Whereabouts", "His Cavalry on the Savannah River", "Where He Will Probably Cross that Stream", "Rebel Fe
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Meridian race riot of 1871... Ku Klux Klan...

Item #677854

March 07, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1871

* Meridian MS Mississippi

* Race riot - Freedmen

* KKK Ku Klux Klan

The bottom of page 5 has small one column heading: "Fatal Affray In Mississippi", followed by brief text - this being 1st report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.

Other news of the day and period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wea... See More  

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1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #677609

August 04, 1798


* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements

The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 3 slave related ads. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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Trial of the Andersonville Prison warden...

Item #677460

September 13, 1865

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 13, 1865  Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" [Wirz, the Andersonville prison warden], "List of Witnesses for the Defense" "More Evidence From Union Soldiers" "He Whips More Men Than Gen. Johnston" and: "South Carolina" "Meade & Gillmore at Columbia" "The Cotton Trade at Sava... See More  

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New York pawnbrokers...

Item #673425

May 06, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, May 6, 1875  The full ftpg. is a political cartoon of: "The Belligerent Speaker of New York's House of Commons", Jeremiah McGuire.

Among the prints inside are 7 concerning: "New York Pawnbrokers" "The Flower Seller" " 'Rapid Transit' In Berlin" and a few more.

Eight pages, some minor margin tears, nice conditio... See More  

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By the Shaker Community...

Item #673417
THE SHAKER, Shakers, New York, and Shaker Village, New Hampshire, September, 1876 

* Uncommon publication

A monthly publication "Published By The United Societies" for those in the Shaker community, quite famous today for the style of furniture they produced.

Much religious content including: "Our Saviour" "Discipline of Goodness" "Is Woman Any Longer... See More  

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Allied propaganda newspaper dropped from planes...

Item #673415

May 22, 1944


* Very rare WWII air drop issue

A most fascinating single sheet newspaper, which translates to "News For The Troops", published by the Psychological Warfare Division of the Allied forces and dropped by Allied aircraft over Germany during the closing year of the war. This newspaper/leaflet was created to counter Goebbels' propagan... See More  

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Dramatic headline from the Spanish-American War...

Item #673392

April 23, 1898

THE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE--The Globe Extra! 8 O'Clock, April 23, 1898  A bold headline with a political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam: "SECOND PRIZE" "U.S. Warships Blockade Ports On Cuban Coast" with other subheads.

Complete in 12 pages but two leaves are bound out of order. Good condition.

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A sports-themed newspaper... Large bull fighting print...

Item #673387

January 29, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 29, 1859 

* Bullfighting in Cuba illustration

Basically a sports-themed newspaper with a great, sports-themed masthead. Among the reports inside are: "The Ring" "The Turf" "Fistiana" "Pedestrianism" "The Game of Chess" "Chequers Or Draughts" "The Trigger" "Canine" and more.

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Dedication ceremonies at the Bull Run battlefield...

Item #673379

June 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 13, 1865 

* Battle of Bull Run monuments

* Manassas, Virginia dedication

Front page first column heads include: "Bull Run" "The Final Victory on the First Battle Field of the Rebellion" "The Dead Heroes of Manassas" "Interesting Ceremonies of Dedicating the Monuments Marking the Resting Place of Our Braves" "The Herald&... See More  

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Fighting near Chattanooga...

Item #673348

October 09, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 9, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Chattanooga Shelled from Lookout Mountain!" "Rebel Accounts of the Engagement & its Results" "Mysterious Movements of the Enemy" "Disastrous Fate of the Overland Expedition to Idahoe" "Capt. Fiske's Party Massacred by the Sioux" "Advance of... See More  

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The losses at Chickamauga...

Item #673347

October 19, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 19, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Rosecrans's Army" "Probable Attack on Bridgeport, Tennessee" "Federal and Rebel Losses at Chickamauga" "Gen. Meade's Army Reported within the Defenses of Washington!" "Lee's Supposed Movement Toward the Shenandoah and Maryland" and mor... See More  

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General Meade relieved of his command...

Item #673346

October 28, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 28, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Virginia" "General Meade to Be Removed from Command" "Reported Recrossing of the Rappahannock by Lee" "From East Tennessee" "Severe Fight Near Philadelphia" "The Rebels Driven from the Field" and much more.

Eight pages, nice condit... See More  

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Capturing the Rio Grande during the Civil War...

Item #673344

December 28, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 28, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Loss and Recapture of the Valley of the Rio Grande" "Value of the Possession" "The Revolt at Fort Jackson" "Guerrilla Operations in Western Tennessee--Fight Near Princeton--Eighty Men Killed".

Eight pages, minor wear at the spine due to disbinding, good conditi... See More  

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Item #673325

October 27, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 27, 1861  Much of the front page is taken up with a large & extremely detailed Civil War map headed: "Map Of Orleans And Surrounding Country...".

Among the ftpg. column heads on the war are: "THE REBELLION" "Additional Particulars of the Ball's Bluff Conflict" "Rebel Official Reports of the Affair" "The Battle of Ball... See More  

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Civil War map of the Bowling Green, Kentucky, vicinity....

Item #673324

January 22, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD,  Jan. 22, 1862 

* Battle of Mill Springs

* Bowling Green, Kentucky map

* Fort Craig, New Mexico

The front page features a nice map titled: "THE CHIEF STRATEGIC POINT OF THE WEST. The Rebel Position in Kentucky..." showing the Bowling Green vicinity.

Among the one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE BATTLE OF SOMERSET, KY." "The Great... See More  

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Civil War map of Western Virginia...

Item #673317

January 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 10, 1864  The front page features a very detailed Civil War map headed: "General Early's Failure. Scene of the Recent Rebel Failure in Western Virginia".

Among the front page column heads: "Capture of a Rebel Official Document Detailing the Recent Plans of General Early" "The Affair At Jonesville" "The Recent Raid Upon Petersburg&q... See More  

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Two front page graphics...

Item #673315

April 26, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1864  The front page has two graphics, a two column diagram of: "The Rebel Ram Albemarle...which Compelled the Surrender of Plymouth." being a cross section of it; plus a one column map of the vicinity of Plymouth, North Carolina.

Among the first column heads are: "North Carolina" "The Surrender of Plymouth to the Rebels" "General... See More  

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Horrible conditions of the Andersonville Prison...

Item #673173

September 10, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 10, 1865 

* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia

The first column heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Evidence of the Infernal Spirit of Gen. Winder" "Official Document by a Rebel Inspector-General" "He Says Winder Openly Proposed to Starve Men to Death" "That Was Cheaper than to Bui... See More  

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Letters from Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon...

Item #673165

March 18, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, March 18, 1808  

* President Thomas Jefferson

The front page has a letter to Congress from the President concerning the batteries & public buildings at New Orleans, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Also a lengthy ftpg. report on the: "Constitution of the Kingdom of Westphalia" signed: Napoleon.

Four pages, various damp staining and fox... See More  

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Indian troubles in Georgia... Buonaparte...

Item #673103

May 22, 1818

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 22, 1818  Page 2 has various reports from Europe with some content concerning Bonaparte, including comments on his exile at St. Helena. Also: "Voyage to the North Pole". Pg. 4 has nearly a full column concerning: "Destruction of the Chehaw Village" in Georgia, and another report: "Expedition Against the Chehaws" Indians.

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The "contemptible braggart" General Smyth...

Item #673043

December 04, 1812

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 4, 1812  The ftpg. has over a column taken up with the situation at Sacket's Harbor, including a lengthy letter from there signed in type by: Isaac Chauncey.

But the most interesting piece may be the brief report on page 2: "Of all the contemptible & ridiculous braggarts that ever disgraced the profession of a soldier, it is a... See More  

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Impressment of seamen... On the Constitution vs. the Guerriere...

Item #673019

January 02, 1813

BOSTON PATRIOT, Jan. 2, 1813  Over two front page columns are taken up with: "Impressment Of Seamen". Inside includes: "Com. Rodgers' Squadron" being a lengthy naval report. Also: "Naval Dinner" "War Intelligence On the Ocean" "Civil Honors to Naval Heroism" which concerns the Constitution vs. the Guerriere.

Four pages, archival strengthe... See More  

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Wm. H. Harrison & the War of 1812...

Item #672832

October 14, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Oct. 14, 1812  Page 2 has a report: "North-Western Army" reports on the actions of General William H. Harrison. Page 2 also has: "War Intelligence" which reports on various naval actions from the War of 1812.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Nice editorial on the War of 1812...

Item #672726

August 27, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 27, 1812  The front page has a full column editorial concerning the: "Present State of Our Affairs" relating to the War of 1812. Bits include: "The government of our country have deliberately chosen their opportunity to make a trial of  their strength with Great Britain...the President should be authorized to fill up the old army, to raise a new one,&n... See More  

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John Adams & Congress on the new home of the national government...

Item #672724

December 10, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1800  The front page has: "The President's Reply" to Congress which mentions the new city for the nation's capital: "...Here may the youth of  this extensive country for ever look up without disappointment...". This is followed by the answer of the House to the President mentioning in part: "...The final establishment ... See More  

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America & France agree on the Treaty of Montefontaine...

Item #672547

December 20, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 20, 1800 

* Convention of 1800

Two-thirds of page 2 is taken up with the: "Convention Between the French Republic and the United States of America", also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine.

This Convention terminated the 1778 agreements made during the Revolutionary War, confirmed the principle of  free trade & free goods between th... See More  

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The New Madrid earthquake... Battle of Tippecanoe...

Item #672088

January 04, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812

* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison

* New Madrid earthquake

Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful cala... See More  

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Conflicts on how to empower a federal Congress... Building factories in Asia?

Item #671781

April 27, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 27, 1784  Page 3 has an item noting: "The government in America is far from being completely settled, as there is a difference in sentiment what power to lodge in the Congress; and addition to the present being thought absolutely necessary, but the jealousy of the norther states will not let the comply with the desire of the southern ones...Sever... See More  

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The "Trail of Tears"... The new Liberty Seated dime...

Item #671425

July 29, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1837  The front page has an article: "Removal of  the Chickasaws" which is about the "Trail of Tears" which offers some detail including: "...They presented a handsome appearance being nearly all mounted...well dressed in their national costume...Not a drunken Indians, we believe, was seen in the company...".

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Gallipolis, Ohio... The Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians...

Item #671376

September 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1816  Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio" which provides a brief but historic background of this community.

Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast on relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)". The former is a letter from William ... See More  

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The latest on General Sherman...

Item #671066

December 12, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1864

* General William T. Sherman

* Marching towards Savannah, Georgia

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN" "Continued Boasting of the Rebel Organs" "Assertions that He can Never Reach Savannah & that He has Reached It" "The War In Tennessee" "Army of the Potomac" "... See More  

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Latest from the California Gold Rush... Lake Pontchartrain...

Item #671002

September 01, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...gold is to be obtained only by hard labor, in large quantities. I saw a number who came from the 'diggins' with from two to three thousand dollars and a ruined constitution from exposure and an unhealthy climate. Labor is uncommonly high...Sailors ... See More  

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Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #670931

July 28, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More  

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Front page war print and a page 3 war map...

Item #670028

July 19, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 19, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page occasionally featured a Harper's Weekly-like Civil War print.

This issue features on the ftpg: "Hoisting the Stars & Stripes by the Union Troops on the Corona Female College, Corinth, Mississippi" with some detail. Page 3 features a Civil Wa... See More  

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Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War...

Item #669595

August 30, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 30, 1856 

* Rare Florence Nightingale illustration

Close to half of the front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Miss Nightingale's Carriage at the Seat of War". Page 2 has an article with the same heading.

This is the famed Florence Nightingale, who came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses durin... See More  

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Troubles with the Indians, the British, etc...

Item #669022

June 19, 1794


* 18th century American publication

A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has an item noting: "...communications were...received from the President...relative to fresh disturbances with the Creek Indians & the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Also a report: "...from the Western fro... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson... The Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668132

February 09, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1807 

* Colonel Aaron Burr

Over half of the front page is "An Act" of Congress concerning circuit & district courts in North Carolina.

Page 2 has a note to Congress concerning a situation with France, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Both pages 2 & 3 has various letters concerning the Burr Conspiracy.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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A book is dedicated to President Jefferson, with his response...

Item #667352

May 15, 1805

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 15, 1805 

* President Thomas Jefferson

Page 2 has a letter signed in type by: Th. Jefferson, concerning a recent book themed on science being dedicated to him.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Cooper's "Tom Thumb", first locomotive built in America...

Item #667246

September 04, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1830 

* Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb

* 1st American steam locomotive

The front page has a report of the inauguration of the first railroad locomotive built in America.

Headed: "Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road" the report begins by reporting the completion of the past piece of the 13 mile railroad line to Ellicott's Mills &... See More  

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A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666803

November 02, 1795


* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty

Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately... See More  

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Battle of Buena Vista, and much more...

Item #666785

March 31, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 31, 1847 

* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War

* General Zachary Taylor

Page 3 has some fine reporting on the historic Battle of Buena Vista, an American victory in a battle against a larger Mexican army.

"Glorious But Dear-Bought Victory", then a letter from New Orleans with detail. Also: "Battle of Buena... See More  

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Much on the Mexican War...

Item #666783

March 26, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1847  Page 3 has fine reporting on the Mexican War with: "From Mexico", and a letter from New Orleans, then: "Gen. Scott's Movements" "Later From Mexico" and "Late From Tampico".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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