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First Jewish-American appointed to a federal post...

Item #704141

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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The Jew Bill... Striving for equal rights for the Jews...

Item #703144

May 29, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1819 

* Precursor to the Jew Bill - extremely historic

* Equal rights for Jews - voting

* Henry Marie Brackenridge's speech

This notable issue contains the full text of the speech presented by H.M. Brackenridge in the Maryland House of Delegates when the Jew Bill was under consideration.

The text of Brackenridge's speech is ... See More  

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Battle of Antietam & Harper's Ferry, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #702906

September 23, 1862

THE TRI-WEEKLY MERCURY, Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 23, 1862 

* Rare from the Confederacy

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

Given the date, it is not surprising that the front page has an account of the Battle of Antietam, or as referred to by the Confederates: the Battle of Sharpsburg. And great to have this report in a Confederate newspaper.

Almost a full column is headed: &qu... See More  

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1917 Riot - Baltimore, Maryland...

Item #702860

April 02, 1917

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1917 The front page has one column headings: "Riot At Baltimore Ends Peace Meeting" "Great Crowd Invades Hall Where Jordan is Speaking--Banker and Others Clubbed" (see photos). Sad to see the ongoing racial strife that has pervaded Baltimore's landscape for over 100 years. Nice to have this timely report on the front page.

This issue is compl... See More  

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Phillis Wheatley arrives in London...

Item #702029

June 22, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 22, 1773  Certainly the most notable report is found on the back page, which contains: "Last Thursday the celebrated negro girl Phillis, the Poet, whose extraordinary talents have lately been taken notice of in the News Papers, arrived in London from Boston in New England. She had a letter of recommendation from a merchant at Boston to a bookseller in ... See More  

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The (1775) Restraining bill, and reaction to it...

Item #701076

May 17, 1775


* Retraining Acts of 1775

* Colonial trade restrictions

* American Revolutionary War

The entire front page and part of page 2 are taken up with: "Lord Camden's Speech on the New England Fishery Bill".

Page 2 has a report headed: "Provisions in the Restraining Bill for the Provinces of New Jersey, Pennsylva... See More  

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Dedication Of The Antietam National Cemetery...

Item #699526

October 05, 1867

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated Oct. 5, 1867

* Antietam National Cemetery dedication

* Sharpsburg, Maryland union soldiers

The front page features a large illustration "The Remains Of Maximillian In The House Of Senor Don Munos Ledo At Queretaro, Mexico, Awaiting Removal To Europe". Inside the issue is a nice fullpage "The Dedication Of The Antietam National C... See More  

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Edgar Allan Poe monument dedication...

Item #699399

November 18, 1875

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, November 18, 1875

* Poet Edgar Allan Poe

* Memorial grave unveiling

* Baltimore, Maryland dedication

* Uncommon Southern publication

The first column of the front page under: "Maryland" with a Baltimore dateline has a brief report that begins with: "The monument of Edgar A. Poe was unveiled..." (see image)

Complete with 4... See More  

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1963 Cambridge, Maryland race riot...

Item #699103

July 12, 1963

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. July 12, 1963

* Cambridge, Maryland race riot

* Long, hot summer of 1967

The front page has a three column headline: "TWO WHITES SHOT IN RACE VIOLENCE AT CAMBRIDGE, MD." with subheads. (see images)

Complete with 40 pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

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With two Civil War-related prints...

Item #698464

September 28, 1861

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1861  The front page has a print of the: "Perilous Position of the Harriet Lane, Ashore on the Breakers at Hatteras Inlet...".

Page 5 has a nice print of an: "...Impromptu Oven Built by the 19th Regiment, New York Volunteers, in Gen. Banks' Division, Western Maryland".

Eight pages, various wear at the margin and cent... See More  

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One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #698364

June 04, 1864

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, June 4, 1864  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferve... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #698332

September 20, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the &qu... See More  

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1791 Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #698230

February 01, 1791

THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1791  Over 3 1/2 pages are taken up with a: "Description of Cape Cod & the Country of Barnstable", continued in a future issue. Also: "Picture of Jamaica" which curiously begins: "Jamaica is the dunghill of the universe; the refuse of the whole creation...a shapeless pile of rubbish...", then it gets worse, taking... See More  

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Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #698080

November 10, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 10, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Perryville, Kentucky

Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the articles: "Major Frank M. Gailor" "Northern Elections" "Maryland, My Maryland" which has a letter signed in type by: George B.McClellan; &... See More  

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The Maryland "Jew Bill" is finally passed...

Item #697877

March 19, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825 

* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law - passes

The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts that have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825.

The text of the bill includes: "... See More  

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Nice reports on the Battle of Harper's Ferry...

Item #697876

September 22, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Sept. 22, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Various reports inside include: "The Locality of the Late Battle" "From J.T.S. at Montgomery" "Progress & Events of the War" "11,500 Prisoners Taken at Harp... See More  

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Publishing of Sir Isaac Newton's landmark work...

Item #697847

February 09, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, February 9, 1720  A nice single sheet newspaper with two decorative engravings in the masthead.

The front page includes a brief yet significant notice that: "This Day is publish'd, Sir Isaac Newton's Opticks; or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colours of Light", which remains a landmark work in the history of science.

Oth... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi... Antietam & South Mountain...

Item #697443

September 23, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 23, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Publisher on the run

* Battle of Antietam

If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees... See More  

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Lincoln's Baltimore speech... Rare speech given outside of D.C.!

Item #697135

April 19, 1864


* President Abraham Lincoln - Lecture on Liberty

* Address at Sanitary Fair in Baltimore, Maryland

The most noteworthy content is found on page 4 under the heading, "The Baltimore Fair." which includes excerpts and commentary regarding President Lincoln's Speech in Baltimore, it being one of only three speeches he gave outside o... See More  

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On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #696922

April 24, 1781


* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss

Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that o... See More  

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Maryland resolves for peace, but only if independence is assured...

Item #696918

August 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1782 

* American Revolutionary War

* Maryland for peace

Under: "American Affairs" is a report from Annapolis which includes: "...announcing the arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (b... See More  

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Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1791  Among the back pager ads is one noting: "...state of Maryland on 20th of November, a negro man slave commonly called Will Potts..." with much more. Also one headed: "Ten Pounds Reward" for: "...a Negro Man named Henry..." with descriptive information.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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Military reports from Charleston, and much more...

Item #696145

January 10, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1761  Two-thirds of page 5 are taken up with various reports headed: "America" with Charleston datelines. It begins: "General Monckton, commandeering-chief of his Majesty's forces in the southern parts of North America, as acquainted the governments of Virginia and Maryland that it is expected that Virginia will provide 200 men and Ma... See More  

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The war In Missouri--Federal Atrocities...

Item #695621

January 17, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 17, 1862 

* Rare rebel publication

Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half is filled with Civil War reports, headed: "Notes Of the War" and having many subheads including: "The War In Kentucky--A Yankee's Account of the Military Situation" "A Change of Plan" "The War In Missouri--Fede... See More  

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Much on the Civil War... Civil War map of Acquia Creek...

Item #695307

June 01, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1861  

* Battle of Aquia Creek Civil War map

* Union Navy gunboats vs. Confederate batteries

* One of the first battles of the war

The format of this title at this time was advertisements on the front page with the wealth of Civil War reporting on inside pages. 

The back page includes a Civil War map headed: "Acquia Creek and Its Environs" wit... See More  

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Apparently an "Extra" edition of the Allegany Freeman...

Item #694985

August 24, 1816

FREEMAN EXTRA, August 24, 1816  

* Very rare & early 18th century publication

* Cumberland, Allegheny County, Maryland

This is a single sheet, broadsheet (printed on both sides) extra edition, with no mention of city or state.

Given that most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy letter: "To the People of Maryland", and all of the back page is: "A PLAIN HISTO... See More  

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First of this scarce title we have offered...

Item #694983

September 02, 1809

THE PEOPLE'S MONITOR, Easton, Maryland, Sept.  2, 1809  A quite scarce title, this one from the private collection. It existed from 1809 - 1815 although there were several gaps when not printed. Only 3 institutions have a quantity of this title, 4 other institutions have but one of just several. Only one institution (A.A.S.) has this date. This is the volume 1, number 30 issue.

Insi... See More  

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War feelings in Louisiana...

Item #694590

April 26, 1861


* Assembling troops

* Civil War beginning

Among articles inside are: "The War" "War Feeling in Louisiana" "Western Virginia for the Union" 'From the South--Interesting Statements" "Movements in Maryland" "Assembling of Troops in Virginia" "The Attack on the Massachusetts Troops"... See More  

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A poem of gratitude to the retired Thomas Jefferson...

Item #694559

September 04, 1809

BALTIMORE EVENING POST, Maryland, Sept. 4, 1809  

* Very rare publication

* re. Thomas Jefferson retirement

The last time we offered this title was 15 years ago.

Page 2 has much on the war in Europe & includes a letter signed in type: Jerome Napoleon, the youngest brother of Napoleon Buonaparte.

Page 3 has a poem: "Gratitude, to Thomas Jefferson, Esq., Late President of the ... See More  

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1864 Battle of Monocacy...

Item #694403

July 19, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 19, 1864  

* Battle of Monocacy - Frederick, Maryland

* Rare Confederate title from the rebel capital

Nice to have a Confederate newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. 

The front page has: "The War News" with the latest events of the war, and includes a subhead: "The Battle at Monocacy--Rout of the Enemy" & "R... See More  

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Very early from Maryland: the French & Indian War... Money owned to Ben Franklin...

Item #694150

March 13, 1755

THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, March 13, 1755  

* Very rare & early American publication

A very scarce and early newspaper from the early period of the French & Indian War. Rarely are we able to offer Maryland newspapers from such an early year.

Page 2 has a report from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that: "...they are building two new batteries upon the beach...That the three gu... See More  

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Pan Am Flight 214 disaster... Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapped...

Item #693892

December 09, 1963

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 9, 1963 

* Pan Am Flight 214 - Elkton MD

* Boeing 707-121 airplane disaster

The top of the front page has a banner headline: "82 Killed in Crash of Pam Am Jet" (see) Nice for display.

Incomplete issue containing 18 of the 26 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine,  nice condition.

wikipedia notes: P... See More  

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Two letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #693191

August 04, 1798

THE ORACLE OF THE DAY, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 4, 1798  

* President John Adams letters

Page 2 has a letter headed: "The Sublime or Masonry" to the President, John Adams, to which he replied: "To the Free Masons of the state of Maryland" signed in type: John Adams.

Page 2 has another letter: "To the...town of York,...Massachusetts" signed in type... See More  

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John Hart remains as colonial governor of Maryland.,,

Item #693059

February 08, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, England, Feb. 8, 1714-5 (1715 by today's calendar)  

* John Hart (colonial administrator)

* Royal Governor of Maryland

* Nice masthead engravings

The top of page 3 has: "The 4th of this instant February, his Majesty was graciously pleased (upon an humble petition of the Hon. Benedict-Leonard Calvert, Esq; the next Protestant heir to the Proprietorship o... See More  

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The fugitive slave case of Bill Fisher...

Item #692805

July 27, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 27, 1853 

* Fugitive Slave Case

* Bill Fisher

The front page has: "The Fugitive Slave Case--The Health of the City, etc." being the slave case of Bill Fisher. This report takes three-quarters of a column and includes: "...as soon as the marshal drove off with the slave, a number of them followed the carriage. The friends of the slave will follo... See More  

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Early report of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid"...

Item #692478

October 15, 1864

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 15, 1864 

* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* Report on the Greenback Raid

Although there is much Civil War reporting on the front page perhaps the most significant a brief item near the bottom of the back, headed: "Guerrillas at Work Again on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad" which reads: "A party
... See More  

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A "call to arms" for Londoners in support of America

Item #692362

September 27, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 27, 1775 

* American Revolutionary War

The front page has some reports on the actions of Major Rogers in Maryland & Virginia. Also mention of work of the Virginia Provincial Convention. Plus a report of a soldier: "...who\ is on his parole in Gen. Wooster's camp. This person having been observed to follow at a distance, a load of po... See More  

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1862 Battle Of Antietam...

Item #691160

September 20, 1862

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1862  

* Battle of Antietam

* Sharpsburg, Maryland

* Bloodiest single-day battle

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GREAT VICTORY" "The Rebel Army in Full Flight Out of Maryland The Dead and Wounded Left Behind" "Our Cavalry Pushing Them Across the Potomac" "The Whole National Army in Good Cond
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Seabiscuit in dead heat at Laurel Park...

Item #690928

October 17, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1937

* Seabiscuit in dead heat w/ Heelfly

* Laurel Stakes - Maryland

* Thoroughbred racehorse racing

Page 11 of the sport's section (inside) has a banner headline: "Seabiscuit Races to Dead Heat With Hellfly Before 20,000 in Maryland" with subheads and racing summary. (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, in a rare dead h... See More  

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First Jews elected in Maryland...

Item #690294

October 14, 1826

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1826 

* First Jews elected in Maryland

* Judaica - Jewish

* Andrew Jackson

One of the reports within has a small head: "The Jews" with the text including: "...that at the last election for members of our city council, two gentlemen of the Jewish persuasion were chosen by the suffrages of a large part of the citizens...Messrs. S. ... See More  

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From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #689969

July 21, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 21, 1864  

* Rare rebel publication

This issue has: "The War News--The  Maryland Raid--The Lines In Front of Richmond & Petersburg--From Georgia" "Negroes Captured From Yankee Raiders" "The Hucksters" "The Situation Before Atlanta--Position of the Two Armies--The Prospect" and more including the... See More  

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1945 USS Intrepid... Japanese kamikaze attacks....

Item #689853

July 30, 1945

THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland, July 30, 1945

* USS Intrepid - Essex-class aircraft carrier

* Luzon, Phillipines - Kamikazes attack

The top of the back page has a one column heading: "U.S. Carrier Destroyed 80 Enemy Ships" (see) First report coverage on the Japanese kamikaze attacks on the USS Intrepid. Reporting on many disasters such as this were kept from the public, sometimes f... See More  

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Latest Civil War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #689493

September 13, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 13, 1862  

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A wealth of front page Civil War reporting--from the Confederate perspective--including: "From Our Army" "Confederate Congress" "Position of the Union Cause--Plain Talk for a Northern Latitude" "An Interesting Journey" "From The West - Kentuckians Rally... See More  

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Latest Civil War news from the Confederate capital...

Item #689492

September 12, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 12, 1862  

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A wealth of front page Civil War reporting--from the Confederate perspective--including: "From Our Army In Maryland" "Letter From Mississippi" "Yankee Treatment of Their Prisoners" "The Dash Into Williamsburg" "Confederate Congress" "Further F... See More  

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Confederate perspective on Antietam & more...

Item #689470

September 23, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1862  

* Rare from the Confederacy

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

* Bloodiest battle of the Civil War

The front page includes: "From The North" "The Political Uprising at the North" "The Times on Our Generals" "A Heart Dislocated on the Battle-Field" "McClellan's Great Victory--Now Forwar... See More  

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Edmond Andros off to America to be governor...

Item #689379

October 25, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 25, 1686 

* Sir Edmund Andros sets sail

* Dominion of New England governor

The back page has a quite rare & notable mention of one of the more famous governors of colonial America, Edmond Andros.

The report, from Deale, England, mentions: "Yesterday sailed out of the Downes the Kings-Fisher, having on board Sir Edmond Andros, His Majesties Go... See More  

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Civil War map shows Maryland & Virginia...

Item #689077

July 22, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1862 

* General John Pope vs. Robert E. Lee

* Northern Virginia Campaign map

The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Gen. Pope's Operations".

Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Return of a Flag of Truce with Sick & Wounded" "Shocking Treatment of Union Prisoners" &quo... See More  

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1933 Princess Anne, Maryland Negro lynching...

Item #688519

October 20, 1933

THE SCRANTON TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1933.

* George Armwood Negro lynched

* Princess Anne, Maryland

* Last lynching in the state

Page 2 has a two column photo with heading: "Victim Of Maryland Lynching" See images for brief coverage on the lynching of Negro George Armwood in Princess Anne, Maryland.

Complete with 36 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, ge... See More  

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George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688479

June 17, 1796


* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths

Page 4 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: &quo... See More  

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George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688478

June 13, 1796


* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths

Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: &quo... See More  

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