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672302

1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping....

Item #672302

June 10, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 10, 1935



* George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping

* Tacoma, Washington (freed)

* Suspects captured - Harmon Metz Waley




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "COUPLE CAUGHT IN UTAH CONFESS THEY KIDNAPPED THE WEYERHAEUSER BOY" with subheads. (see) More on page 3 with two related photos. Lengthy text. First report coverage on the capture of George Wey... See More  

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671157

George Washington script signatures... Paul Revere...

Item #671157

May 04, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 4, 1796  The ftpg. contains two Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One takes over a full column and is: "An Act for Establishing Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes" (see for the beginning).

Among the front page ads is one for: "Church Bells....By Paul Revere..." with further detail

Four pa... See More  

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$92.00
671145

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

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796  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 compensation to the members of the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States...&... See More  

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$183.00
671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very... See More  

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670952

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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$7,350.00
669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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669257

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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$1,235.00
669091

Compliments to George Washington...

Item #669091

February 08, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797  Pages 2 & 3 contains a statement of gratitude from the legislature of South Carolina to the merits of George Washington.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing and a bit close-trimmed at some margins, minor fold wear.

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668908

Washington nominated to be Commander-in-Chief...

Item #668908

July 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Commander-in-Chief again ?




Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.

The
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668891

United States buys West Point...

Item #668891

July 10, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 10, 1790  On page 2 under an engraving of a heraldic eagle are "Laws Published By Authority by the Congress of the United States". There are two laws listed, the second being: "AN ACT to authorize the purchase of a tract of Land for the use of the United States." This historic act stated: "That it shall be lawful for the Pr... See More  

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668791

Very first Act of Congress... An ad for the "President's household"...

Item #668791

June 06, 1789

THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress - very first act of Congress

* Ad - Samuel Fraunces is the steward of the 1st President's (George & Martha Washington's) Household




The front page has an advertisement headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for ... See More  

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668606

Washington defends his Jay Treaty...

Item #668606

April 02, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 2, 1796 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 3 has over a column taken up with a letter from the President to the House of Representatives concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington & dated March 30.

Included as well is the slightly smaller "Herald Extra" o... See More  

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668478

Washington gives thanks for the best wishes in his retirement...

Item #668478

February 18, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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668112

Script signature of George Washington... Paul Revere mention...

Item #668112

September 12, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 12, 1795  The front page has:  "Answer Of The President of the United States, to the Selectmen of Charlestown." The two paragraph reply discusses his assent to the treaty between the United States and Great-Britain, signed in script type: Geo. Washington. 

Page 3 has an ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons which

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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667087

William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...

Item #667087

October 22, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831  The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either by force or through principle', would be an awful calamity..." with more. This was from the v... See More  

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666319

Four front page script signatures of George Washington...

Item #666319

May 05, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 5, 1792



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are four "Acts" each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Each act is also signed in type: Jonathan Trumbull, John Adams & TH: Jefferson.

One of the acts was for erecting "...a Light-House on Montauk Point ... See More  

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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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666270

Proclaiming a permanent seat of government, signed by George Washington...

Item #666270

January 26, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791 



* re. Creating Washington D.C.

* President George Washington




Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".

The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More  

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666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 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.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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665952

Washington Proclamation on coinage...

Item #665952

February 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796  



* President George Washington

* Proclamation signed in script

* U.S. coinage - copper cent




At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. It is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washing... See More  

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665897

The fugitive slave case of George W. McQuerry...

Item #665897

August 17, 1853

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Aug. 17, 1853 



* Notable fugitive slave case - slavery



The top of page 2 has an article: "A Fugitive At Cincinnati" which reports on the first fugitive slave case in Cincinnati since the enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. This is the case of Washington McQuerry, an escaped slave from Kentucky who sought his freedom in Ohio.

Four pages... See More  

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665868

George Washington and Sam Adams...

Item #665868

June 09, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1794  Pages 2 & 3 contains  very lengthy letter from the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph, concerning the troubling relationship with France, which is introduced the President, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Page 3 has a letter from the governor of Mass. signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, never... See More  

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665843

Washington highlighted in a Masonic celebration...

Item #665843

June 27, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 27, 1795 



* Masonic - Masons - Freemasonry

* Toast to President George Washington

* St. John the Baptist celebration




Page 2 has a report of a: "Fraternal Feast", a Masonic celebration, beginning: "The Feast of St. John the Baptist was celebrated by the Grand Lode of this Commonwealth..." with details of the event.

Among the toasts... See More  

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665753

Ratification of the Jay Treaty...

Item #665753

March 03, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, March 3, 1796 



* George Washington

* Jay Treaty ratification




Page 3 has the document on the controversial Jay Treaty headed: "Ratification of the United States" reading in part: "Now, therefore, I George Washington....declare...a treaty...between the United States...and his Britannic Majesty...by the consent of the President...with the ad... See More  

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665682

John Adams, George Washington... Warships headed to the West Indies...

Item #665682

December 22, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 22, 1798 



* John Adams, George Washington...

* Warships headed to the West Indies...




Page 2 contains an address to the President from the Senate for actions concerning the troubling relationship with France, with the President's "Reply" signed in type: John Adams. Also a letter to the Prescient concerning the General Bankruptcy Bill, with ... See More  

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665505

Script signature of George Washington on the front page...

Item #665505

July 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 9, 1796  Over half of the front page is taken up with the full text from Congress of: "An ACT to Ascertain & For the Military Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This was one of very few newspapers which used script type when printing documents or letters from President Washington, ... See More  

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665504

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #665504

July 06, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1796



* President George Washington



Taking half the front page & concluding on pg. 2 is the: "Act Laying Duties on Carriages for the Conveyance of Persons..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The front page begins with a detailed ad for: "Josiah Flagg, Surgeon Dentist". Flagg was the first native-born... See More  

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665493

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #665493

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 



* Jay's Treaty - John

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Artic... See More  

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665341

An advertisement concerning the "President's Household"... Famed cabinet makers Thomas Burling...

Item #665341

May 22, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 22, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Steward for his house advertisement

* Thomas Burling, furniture & cabinet maker

* Slavery - slaves - Negroes advertisements




Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspape... See More  

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665307

George Washington writes concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #665307

November 12, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston. Nov. 12. 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has: "Indian Intelligence - Of the Creeks" which is most of a column with details on relations with them & other tribes. The report is datelined from Savannah.

Page 3 has a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington, concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, o... See More  

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665146

Official Pearl Harbor attack probe released...

Item #665146

August 30, 1945

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Penn., August 30, 1945



* Official Pearl Harbor attack report

* President Harry S. Truman releases

* Japan occupation just before peace signing




On August 29, 1945, with America’s enemies vanquished, President Harry S. Truman released the results of secret Army and Navy investigations into the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that took the lives o... See More  

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665069

The Chickasaw & Creek Indians... Celebrating Washington's birthday...

Item #665069

February 27, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1795 



* 18th century Native Americans - Indians

* President George Washington's birthday




Most of page 2 is taken up with very lengthy reporting from Congress. Page 3 has a nice report from Knoxville, concerning a skirmish between the Chickasaw and Creek Indians with more as well. Page 3 also has: "The Patriot Festival"... See More  

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664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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664683

William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...

Item #664683

October 22, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831 



* re. Anti-slavery publication "Liberator"

* Davy Crockett & George Washington




The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either by... See More  

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664678

Washington leaves New York... New capital to be in Philadelphia...

Item #664678

September 06, 1790

CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 



* President George Washington

* New York to Philadelphia




On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he... See More  

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664355

Death of Martha Washington...

Item #664355

June 01, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802 



* Martha Washington death

* Mount Vernon




Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washington, relict of the late illustrious Gen. George Washington."

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 inches, an old tape mend to an unrelated page,... See More  

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664268

George Washington in the French & Indian War...

Item #664268
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1754 



* Early George Washington

* French and Indian War




A very rare opportunity for a periodical which mentions George Washington long before he would become more famous 20 years later.

An inside page has a nice article titled: "Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort near the Lake Erie in Virginia" which
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664223

George Washington signs a military act...

Item #664223

April 22, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 22, 1795 



* President George Washington

* U.S. Military act signed in script




Taking over half of the front page is: "An Act for Continuing & Regulating the Military Establishment of the United States..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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664066

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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663959

Two Acts of Congress signed by George Washington...

Item #663959

March 21, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 21, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress




The front page begins with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, an archival mend across the back page, a small piece from the back leaf margin, otherwise nice.... See More  

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662854

Washington responds to criticisms of the Jay Treaty...

Item #662854

October 22, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 22, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. Jay's Treaty




Page 3 has a letter from the county of Westmoreland to the President complaining about the terms of the Jay Treaty, followed by his response in which he notes: "...my deliberate opinion that in ratifying the treaty I had consulted the true interests of my country...". It is signed in type... See More  

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662713

Three front page script signatures by the President...

Item #662713

March 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1795 



* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script




The front page features 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, & in block type by the V.P.: John Adams.  A displayable issue as such.

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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662711

Huge treaty with the Indians, signed by Washington...

Item #662711

January 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Native Americans - Indians treaty




Taking most of the front page & a portion of page 2 a treaty, headed at the top of pg. 1 with a script signature of the President: George Washington, and beginning: "Whereas a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America & the tribes of Indian... See More  

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662684

1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping....

Item #662684

May 27, 1935

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, May 27, 1935



* George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping

* Tacoma, Washington ransom




The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "RANSOM READY TO FREE BOY" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Seven related photos are on the back page. Coverage on the kidnapping of George Weyerhaeuser, son of wealthy lumberman J.P. Weyerhaeuser in Tacoma, Washington. Nice f... See More  

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662675

Details on the British military in America...

Item #662675

May 25, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution... See More  

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$577.00
662478

Terrific "Extra" issue reporting the historic battle of New York...

Item #662478

December 31, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, December 30, 1776 and January 2, 1777 



* Battle of Long Island - New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory




"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable news was received outside the regular printing schedule, and issue as such to get into circulation as quickly as possible. Typically such Extraordinary... See More  

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662351

In response to Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #662351

December 30, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1795 



* President George Washington reply

* State of the Union Address response




The ftpg. has: "Congressional Summary - Congress of the United States" with prefacing remarks noting: "...members of the House...waited on the President of the United States at his own house, where the Speaker delivered the following 'ADDRESS' In a
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$78.00
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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