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698469

Judaica related ad... Loyalists in America...

Item #698469

April 27, 1791

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 27, 1791  The front page includes reports from the "House of Commons" with the topic of "American Loyalists" which includes: "Sir Henry Clinton presented a petition from the American Loyalists praying for farther relief...".

Page 3 includes a letter datelined "Fort Pitt, 3rd April, 1762" signed by H. Bo... See More  

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698266

From the seat of government while the "federal city" was under construction...

Item #698266

May 01, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 1, 1794  Various news reports from when Philadelphia was the temporary seat of the federal government while the District of Columbia was under construction.

In addition to news reports of the day are ads for: "An Essay on Slavery" "Treasury Department" "Stock Brokers Office" and more.

Four pages, wide never-trimme... See More  

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698239

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #698239

March 29, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 29, 1794  Page 3 has a report from Congress which includes a Resolve: "That effectual measures ought to be adopted to collect the present military establishment of the United States & that provision ought to be made that the same may be kept full." with other related Resolves.

The back page has a "W... See More  

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698238

From the seat of government while the "federal city" was under construction...

Item #698238

May 08, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 8, 1794  Various news reports from when Philadelphia was the temporary seat of the federal government while the District of Columbia was under construction.

In addition to news reports of the day are ads for: "An Essay on Slavery" & "Treasury Department" plus reports headed: "LaFayette" "Proclamation"... See More  

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698034

Thomas Paine and his "Age of Reason"...

Item #698034

May 07, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 7, 1794  From the nation's capital at the time, as the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has a report from Paris beginning: "Thomas Paine, in his prison here, is determined not to remain idle. A production of his has just made its appearance in English, and bears the following title: 'The ... See More  

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698033

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #698033

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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694764

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

Item #694764

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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688705

A Thomas Jefferson letter from 1779...

Item #688705

June 07, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 7, 1803  Page 2 has an article headed: "Mr. Jefferson's Paper Money Tender to Mr. Gabriel Jones of Rockingham County" which includes a letter dated at Monticello, April 29, 1779 signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, good condition.

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688627

Eulogium on the Character of General Washington...

Item #688627

March 05, 1800

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 5, 1800



* re. George Washington's death

* Honoring his life & character




The front page has ad detailed a headed: "Thirty Dollars Reward. Deserted" with details of a Marine, John Osborn, who deserted the military. Among the page 3 ads is one for an: "Eulogium on the Character of General Washington..." and others h... See More  

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688622

Jefferson responsible for attacks upon Washington & Adams...

Item #688622

November 04, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1802  Page 2 has a letter which is very critical of Thomas Jefferson, ascribing to him attacks upon Washington and Adams. 

The front page has a lengthy ad for the sale of a book: "Life of General Washington..." with much detail.

Four pages, good condition.

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688619

On paying Callender $50 to publish his book attacking Washington, Adams & Hamilton...

Item #688619

October 09, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 1802  Page 2 has two letters written by Thomas Jefferson to James Callender regarding their controversial relationship. One of the letters, the rather famous letter dated September 6, 1799 (found on many websites) mentions: "...directs his agent to call on ;ou with this and pay you 50 dollars on account of the book you are about to publ... See More  

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688618

Jefferson on Washington, and Washington on Jefferson...

Item #688618

October 05, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Oct. 5, 1802



* Presidents George Washington & Thomas Jefferson



Pages 2 and 3 have an article: "General Washington and President Jefferson" which comments on their relationship, one bit noting: "...Here are General Washington's own words...his own words...to show what he thought of Mr. Jefferson & his party with him...that... See More  

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686157

Rules by the President... John Jay...

Item #686157

August 17, 1793

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Aug. 17, 1793  Over half of the front page is the conclusion of: "Chief Justice Jay's opinion on the question, 'Whether a State be liable to be sued by a Private Citizen of another State?' "

Page 2 has a "Circular to the Collectors of the Customers" of the ports of the United States, from the Secretary of the Treasur... See More  

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686108

Three Acts of Congress signed by George Washington...

Item #686108

July 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 7, 1790 



* President George Washington

* Two Acts of U.S. Congress




Most of the middle column on page 2 is taken up with three Acts of Congress, all headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle and each signed in type by: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from congress. Page 3 ha... See More  

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686073

Two Acts of Congress signed by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams...

Item #686073

April 02, 1791

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791 



* President George Washington

* Two Acts of U.S. Congress




The front page has reporting on: "The Bank Bill under Consideration". The back page has two Acts of Congress, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, each signed in block type by: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. The bkpg. also has an ... See More  

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686042

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686042

July 22, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 22, 1789  



* Tariff Act of 1789 (Tonnage)

* George Washington signs

* 1st major piece of legislation




Most of page 2 and a bit of page 2 are taken up with "Sketches of the Proceedings of Congress" providing interesting insight into the discussion of the very new federal government.

Page 3 has the full text of: "An Act Im... See More  

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685700

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #685700

June 03, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 3, 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 Histo... See More  

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684733

Just a three cent reward is offered...

Item #684733

September 07, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1799  various news reports of the day inside with the front page taken up with ads. Among them is a reward advertisement at the bottom of the front page: "Three Cents Reward" for a runaway servant girl, with description. Included is: "...proud, bold and impudent, a noted lyar..." which perhaps deval... See More  

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684729

Just a half a cent reward is offered...

Item #684729

September 20, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 20, 1799  Perhaps the best content is the reward advertisement at the bottom of the front page: "Half A Cent Reward" for a runaway apprentice boy, with description. Included is: "...remarkable for being a noted liar..." which perhaps devalues his worth.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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684728

Did the Yellow Fever epidemic cause this single sheet issue?

Item #684728

September 13, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1799  For whatever reason this is a single sheet issue as the print: "Printed by J. W. Fenno." appears at the bottom of page 2, which always appeared at the bottom of the back page. the Yellow Fever epidemic at the time may have been the reason.

The front page is taken up with ads while news reports are on ... See More  

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684722

Reward ads for desertion from the military...

Item #684722

July 15, 1799

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, July 15, 1799  Various news of the day including some naval reports on relations with France. There are two: "Twenty Dollars Reward" ads for deserted soldiers with much detail.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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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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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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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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673206

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #673206

March 01, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 1, 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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665596

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

Item #665596

March 28, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 28, 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.

All of the front page is taken up with advertisements including twelve illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

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665528

A pirate ship captured...

Item #665528

November 08, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 8, 1797  Over half of page 2 is taken up with "An Act of the British Parliament..." for putting into effect the controversial Jay Treaty with the United States (concluded in a future issue).

Page 3 has: "Glorious News" on the capture of a pirate ship which had captured American ships.

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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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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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654104

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #654104

February 08, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 8, 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 respecta... See More  

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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, March 7, 1891  Dramatic full ftpg: 'The Rescue of the Jeansville Miners'. Nice doublepage centerfold: '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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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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