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682060

Building a lighthouse on Cape Henry... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #682060

September 29, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 29, 1790 



* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)

* Funding Act of 1790




The front page has a short item signed: H. Knox, Secretary of War, concerning payments to wounded veterans of the Revolutionary War. The front page also has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, wher
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$125.00
681502

Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 



* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison




An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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$37,500.00
680607

Death of Governor James Bowdoin...

Item #680607

November 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790



* James Bowdoin death

* 2nd Governor of Massachusetts




The front page has: "Mr. Bowdoin" being a brief report announcing the death of James Bowdoin, a former Massachusetts governor and scholar, plus the "Order Of Procession" for his funeral.

A page 3 report from "Philadelphia" says the President was abou... See More  

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$44.00
673633

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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$95.00
671278

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #671278

February 25, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1803 



* Very early Dickinson College

* Advertisement for admission




The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respect... See More  

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$37.00
668952

Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #668952

September 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798



* Federalist Party editor death



Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$47.00
666302

Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #666302

May 26, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 26, 1803 



* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart




The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illibera... See More  

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665589

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665589

March 20, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 20, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

Four pages, wid... See More  

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

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$48.00
665587

Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...

Item #665587

March 19, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 19, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More  

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$55.00
665553

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665553

February 10, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 10, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide ne... See More  

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665539

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665539

December 05, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed m... See More  

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$35.00
665533

John Adams is elected President...

Item #665533

February 09, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 9, 1797 



* John Adams presidential election win

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




Page 3 has a very notable list headed: "The following is a statement of all the votes as declared by the Tellers:" and what follows are the total electoral votes for President, the highest number won by Adams with 71, Jeff... See More  

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$265.00
665529

Chart noting votes for President by state...

Item #665529

December 17, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 17, 1796 



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




The top of page 3 contains a very nice chart noting the: "Return of Votes For President and Vice-President" being electoral votes by state. Candidates include J. Adams, Pinckney, Jefferson, Burr, Sam Adams, P. Henry, Jay, Cli... See More  

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

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$67.00
665242

Benefits to Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #665242

April 01, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 1, 1794 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




The back page has an notice headed: "War Department" concerning benefits to those of military service who died or were injured. It is signed by the Secretary of War: H. Knox.

The front page has reports from the "Congress of the Unite... See More  

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$62.00
665227

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665227

April 19, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 19, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

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$65.00
665218

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665218

May 06, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1794 



* Philadelphia as the nation's capital



Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, ve... See More  

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665212

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665212

January 02, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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665062

Preaching the Gospel in the frontiers...

Item #665062

February 05, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1795 



* Episcopal Church (United States)



This was the capital of the United States at the time. Pages 2 & 3 have an address: "To the Members of the Protestant episcopal Church in the United States of America" with: "An Act of the General Convention for supporting Missionaries to Preach the Gospel on the Frontiers of ... See More  

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$62.00
662303

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #662303

June 21, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 21, 1803 



* Parson Weems book advertisement

* President George Washington biography




The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the Hist... See More  

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661864

Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #661864

April 18, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803 



* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart




The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiber... See More  

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$26.00
659327

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659327

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790 



* re. United States Funding Act of 1790



The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred duri... See More  

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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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659305

Buying the land at West Point for the Military Academy... Deciding on the seat of government...

Item #659305

June 30, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790 



* West Point Military Academy land bought

* Seat of Government decision




Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time.
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659293

Act of Congress signed by Jefferson & Washington...

Item #659293

June 26, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 26, 1790 



* President George Washington

* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

* Act of Congress signed in type




One-third of the front page is taken up with early reports from Congress, carrying over to pg. 2.

The middle of page 2 is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning establishing federal judicial courts in Rhode Island, signed in ty... See More  

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$129.00
659059

The Department of State is created...

Item #659059

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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$755.00
655875

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #655875

June 27, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 27, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More  

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$32.00
654524

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #654524

June 28, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 28, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More  

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$32.00
652144

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #652144

January 28, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, January 28, 1803 



* Very early Dickinson College

* Advertisement for admission




The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a resp... See More  

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$42.00
649714

"The Lady of the Haystack"...

Item #649714

April 24, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 24, 1801  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Death of Loisa [Louisa]: The Maid of the Hay-Stack".

Four pages, minor margin foxing, good condition.



In 1776 an unfortunate woman was found sheltering under a haystack in Bourton, near Bristol. By day she would seek charity from the local people, but at night ... See More  

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175584

General Sherman's funeral...

Item #175584

March 07, 1891

Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 7, 1891 Dramatic full ftpg: 'The Rescue of the Jeansville Miners'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Progress of the Sherman Funeral Train to St. Louis'. Quarter-pg. illus: 'The Floods in Pittsburgh' shows a flooded street.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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$40.00

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153607

The price of things in 1803...

Item #153607
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Phila., 1803  Taking most of the ftpg. is a chart: "Philadelphia Current Prices". Also on the ftpg. are "Prices Of Stocks" "Bills of Exchange" "Premiums Of Insurance" the "Weekly Almanac" "Discount Days" for banks and a post office schedule.

Four pages, stray writing in the upper margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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$20.00
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