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704843

Arnold joins the British army, Andre hangs...

Item #704843

February 27, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 27, 1781  The front page features a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine from New York, noting in part: "...the honor of informing your Lordship that the American Major-General Arnold had quitted the rebel service and joined the King's standard...a circumstantial detail of the reasons that induced him... See More  

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704659

1964 Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston advertisement...

Item #704659

February 20, 1964

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, Feb. 20, 1964



* Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) vs. Sonny Liston (1st)

* Famous boxing's World Heavyweight Championship

* One of the greatest sports moments of the 20th century




Page 10 has a 4 x 4 inch advertisement for this upcoming boxing match at the local theater (Village Theatre). (see image)

Page 3 has a comical advertis... See More  

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704599

George Washington... Preventing Louis XVI from cutting his throat...

Item #704599

March 20, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 20, 1793  The entire first column on the ftpg. and part of page 2 are taken up with: "An Act for Enrolling & Licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the Coasting trade & fisheries & for regulating the same" (concluded from a previous issue) which on page 2 is signed in block type by the President: Go. Washington, as well as John Ada... See More  

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704597

Great dislike of the Jay Treaty (designed by Alexander Hamilton) with England...

Item #704597

July 29, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 29, 1795  Almost all of the front page is taken up with critical articles on the controversial Jay Treaty with England, designed by Alexander Hamilton, headed: "Candid Remarks on the Treaty of Amity & Commerce Between Great Britain and the United States of America". Also: "Proceedings of the Inhabitants of New Yo... See More  

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704141

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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704139

Two Acts of Congress signed by Washington...

Item #704139

April 23, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 23, 1794 



* President George Washington

* United States Congress acts




The front page has a full column taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for  creating and repairing of arsenals and magazines, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, minor margin wear, generally good condition.... See More  

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704136

Germantown (PA) school offers its buildings as the home for Congress... Washington responds...

Item #704136

November 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 27, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Germantown, Pennsylvania

* Jean François Hamtramck




The front page begins with an interesting: "Address of the Trustees of a School at Germantown, to the President" in which they: "...tender the school buildings for the accommodation of  Congress, should they convene at this place...&q... See More  

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703873

Jewish soldiers of the Revolutionary War honored...

Item #703873

May 31, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1939



* Jewish soldiers honored - Memorial Day celebration

* First Shearith Israel Graveyard

* George Washington's letter to the Touro Synagogue mentioned




The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "JEWISH WAR DEAD OF 1776 EXTOLLED", with multiple subheadings and 8 paragraphs of text. Noteworthy is the mention of President George Washington's h... See More  

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703561

Laying the cornerstone for the President's House, sort of...

Item #703561

May 26, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  May 26, 1792  Page 3 has a somewhat inconspicuous report reading: "The following inscription is cut on the corner stone lately laid as the foundation of the house designed for the future residence of the President of the United States, viz 'This Corner Stone of the House to Accommodate the President of the United States, was laid May 10, 1792; when P... See More  

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703196

House of Representatives' version of the Bill of Rights...

Item #703196

August 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, August 29, 1789  This is a very significant issue, as page 2 contains an early version of the historic Bill of Rights.

As a brief history, the Constitution was signed in September 1787 and sent to the Congress. Eleven days later, it was submitted to the states for ratification. But as the people began to examine the document, they came to share the sen... See More  

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703114

First known U.K. printing...

Ben Franklin's historic/collectible essay: "The morals of Chess"...

Item #703114
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1787 



* Benjamin Franklin - Morals of Chess

* re. U.S. Constitution - George Washington




The most notable content is the historic/collectible essay: "The Morals Of Chess, By Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia", which takes nearly two pages. The article begins: "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable q... See More  

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703113

Ben Franklin's historic/collectible: "The Morals of Chess"...

Item #703113
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1792 



* Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess



By far the most significant content is the historic/collectible essay: "The Morals of Chess. By Dr. Franklin", which takes 2 1/2 pages. Note: This essay was first printed in the Columbian Magazine in the Dec. 1786 issue. Regardless, this contemporary printing is among the few publications whi... See More  

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702876

Very early report of Washington's inaugural address, plus his election as well...

Item #702876

April 01, 1789

THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Election victory & inauguration




 Certainly the most notable content is found in "The Chronicle" section near the back where the latest news was reported, which covers the election & inauguration of President George Washington.

The full text is shown in the photos, however some ite... See More  

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699766

The Gage Station train robbery... New Mexico...

Item #699766

November 25, 1883

THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH, Topeka, Kansas, November 25, 1883



* Gage Station train robbery

* Silver City, New Mexico

* Harvey Whitehall




The front page has an article headed: "Train Robbery on the Southern Pacific" (see images) First report coverage on the Gage Station train robbery near Silver City, New Mexico.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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699617

George Washington Carver death in 1943...

Item #699617

January 06, 1943

MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, Minn., January 6, 1943



* Dr. George Washington Carver death

* Black scientist & educator

* Born into slavery




The front page has a one column photo of Carver headed: "Dr. Carver Dies" (see image) Page 2 has a biography of Carver under the heading: "Dr. Carver: He Gave All the Credit to God" First report coverage on the death of George Was... See More  

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698555

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #698555

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", signed in type: Go. Washington

The front page also h... See More  

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698553

George Washington script signature...

Item #698553

February 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1796  Fully half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress which is signed in script type: Go. Washington, and in block type by John Adams. This Act was for providing money for the support of the government for the current year.

  Beginning on the front page & ending on page 2 is a letter signed in type by John Jay. And pg. 3 has... See More  

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698433

From during George Washington's administration...

Item #698433

February 18, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1794  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

A wealth of advertisements including: "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway, with details. Page 2 continues with: "Debate on Mr. Madison's Resolutions...".

The front page has a notice from the: ... See More  

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698432

During Washington's administration...

Item #698432

January 23, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 23, 1793  A typical newspaper of the day from during George Washington's administration. The back has no fewer than three runaway reward ads, with details.

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

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698404

Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #698404

July 17, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781  The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour, May 19, 1781" concerning men on the prison shi... See More  

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698402

Jailed for support of the Americans... No independence for America...

Item #698402

April 09, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 9, 1782  Page 2 includes: "The enemy in New York are busy in prosecuting their canal...They are also erecting a line of works on Long Island...His Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON and his Lady arrived last Monday at Head Quarters, New-Burg, in good health."

Page 3 has a report of a London printer going to jail for his... See More  

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698230

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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698085

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #698085

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the fo... See More  

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698076

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #698076

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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698074

Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...

Item #698074

September 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777 



* American Revolutionary War era

* 18th century - from The Enemy

* General George Washington




The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to... See More  

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698072

Battle of Green Spring... Great reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #698072

August 14, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781  



* Battle of Green Spring

* James County, Virginia

* American Revolutionary War




The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reduc... See More  

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698065

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #698065

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Brunswick County, Virginia




Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, various foxing, generally nice condition.... See More  

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698040

1802 death of Martha Washington...

Item #698040

June 01, 1802

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



* Martha Washington death

* Mount Vernon - Virginia




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 3/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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698031

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #698031

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty.

One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...&quo... See More  

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698030

Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #698030

December 19, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795  



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day.

The "Speech" as it is ... See More  

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698028

Full text of Washington's Proclamation regarding Spain...

Item #698028

August 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796  



* President George Washington

* Lengthy proclamation signed in script




A pair of issues: beginning on the front page of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to pg. 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION"  by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. ... See More  

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698025

Washington introduces a letter by the Secretary of State...

Item #698025

March 20, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 20, 1794 



* George Washington & Edmund Randolph



Page 2 has a letter of introduction to the Congress signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. It introduces a letter from the Secretary of State concerning: "...the vexations and spoliations on our commerce since the commencement of the European war...". The much lengthier lette... See More  

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698020

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

Item #698020
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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698003

Much on the Quasi-War... Celebrating Washington's (last) birthday...

Item #698003

February 21, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, Feb. 21, 1799  The front page and bits inside concerning the Quasi-War with France. Page 3 has a nice concerning an event at the: "Federal Street Theatre, In Honor of the Birthday of General Washington...".

Four pages, nice condition.

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697917

From Washington's administration... Sale of land in the Northwest...

Item #697917

February 01, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 1, 1797  



* During George Washington's administration

* Northwest Territory land for sale report




A very nice newspaper from the closing weeks of George Washington's administration. John Adams would be inaugurated on March 4.

The back page has over a full column taken up with a detailed report concerning the sale of: "... See More  

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697906

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #697906

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795  



* John - Jay's Treaty

* 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 all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue... See More  

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697860

Great account of the siege of Fort Schuyler...

Item #697860

September 04, 1777

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 4, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Stanwix - Schuyler

* American Revolutionary War




Page 3 has Revolutionary War content including an item reading: "We hear Sir William Howe has requested his Majesty, for very essential reasons, to allow him to exchange General Lee for some British officers; but that such a measure has been stro... See More  

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697849

A two-issue set: George Washington and Paul Revere on the front page...

Item #697849

June 25, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22 and 25, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Paul Revere's church bells




A two issue set with over half of the front page of the 22nd taken up with lengthy & detailed text of: "An ACT to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with the Indian Tribes & to Preserve Peace on the Frontiers." The Act carries over to take more than a full co... See More  

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697637

British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

Item #697637

September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779 



* Battle of Stono Ferry, Charleston, South Carolina

* Battle of Chemung - New York - John Sullivan




A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from ... See More  

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697392

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #697392

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pages 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Page 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washin... See More  

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697377

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty...

Item #697377

August 24, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* Letter to George Washington




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Wilmington, Delaware: "To George Washington, President of the United States" on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by another letter of similar concern "To Mr. Alexander Hamilton".

Four pag... See More  

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697239

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...

Item #697239

August 31, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795 



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* George Washington response




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome... See More  

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697218

Washington's anger over the murder of Captain Huddy...

Item #697218

May 21, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 21, 1782 



* Captain Joshua Huddy execution - hanging

* General George Washington angry reaction

* American Revolutionary War




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with "Debates in the House of Commons Upon the American War". An excellent report providing much insight into the discussions on the troubling si... See More  

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697210

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #697210

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800 



* George Washington death and funeral



The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the... See More  

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697109

Poem titled: "Slave Trade"... Unpulished Washington letter...

Item #697109

October 18, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Oct. 18, 1800  Somewhat of a literary title but other content as well including a poem titled: "Slave Trade". Also: "Horrid Murder" "Radnor Forest"; an interesting unpublished letter by George Washington dated Nov. 26, 1775; "Female Constancy" and more.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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697096

Detailed report from the Dept. of War on the ports & harbors of the U.S...

Item #697096

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  



* During George Washington's administration



Most of the front page is taken up with a: "Report From the Department of War, Relative to the Fortifications of the Ports and Harbours of the United States", with details city by city.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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697032

Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington as Commander-in-Chief...

Item #697032

June 27, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 27, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific and vitriolic attack on General Gage concerning his actions at Boston, the full text shown in the photos below, with bits including: ... See More  

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696529

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #696529
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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696414

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #696414
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company ... See More  

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694966

George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #694966

October 07, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, October 7, 1783



* Newburgh Conspiracy plan

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War ending events




 Both the front page and page 2 have nice, lengthy letters concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy of that time.

The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan by Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, arising from
... See More  

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