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671088

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

Item #671088

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790  The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

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

Page 3 has an inter... See More  

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$110.00
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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668890

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

Item #668890

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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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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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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665554

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665554

February 11, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 11, 1797  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

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

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, stains at the spine m... 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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665033
Item #665033

January 10, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795  The ftpg. is filled with ads including one for: "A Negro Man" in jail presumed to be a runaway; and one for a lottery: "For the Improvement of the Federal City".

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.



This was the home of the nation's capital at the time while awaiting the completion of th... See More  

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664956

Seeking bids for timber to build the founding frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #664956

May 09, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 9, 1794 



* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates to begin

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.




Shortly before this date the federal government passed the historic Naval Act of 1794, authorizing the building of six frigates, the founding ships of what would become the U.S. Navy.

The front page has a detai... See More  

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664954

Seeking bids for timber to build the founding frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #664954

May 20, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 20, 1794  Shortly before this date the federal government passed the historic Naval Act of 1794, authorizing the building of six frigates, the founding ships of what would become the U.S. Navy.

The back page has a detailed advertisement from the "Treasury Department which essentially is seeking bits for the building of these frigates. It n... See More  

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664700

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #664700

February 18, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 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 respec... See More  

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662303

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #662303

June 21, 1803

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



* Parson Weems book advertisement

* President George Washington biography




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

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661864

Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #661864

April 18, 1803

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



* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart




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

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660423

Washington to Congress concerning Spain...

Item #660423

December 28, 1793

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Dec. 28, 1793  Page 2 contains various reports from Congress which includes a letter from the President to Congress on relations with Spain, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small piece from a bottom blank margin, great condition.

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660419

Washington's letter to Congress...

Item #660419

April 28, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 28, 1794 



* President George Washington



Page 2 contains a letter from the President to Congress concerning a letter from the British ambassador relating to land near Vincennes, signed in type: G. Washington.

Much reporting from Congress as well.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.... See More  

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660416

Celebrating Washington's birthday...

Item #660416

May 23, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 23, 1794  Page 2 contains a letter written to Congress by the President concerning relations with England, signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 3 has a report noting the birthday of the President and includes the 15 toasts to his honor.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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660412

President George Washington on the Embargo...

Item #660412

April 03, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 3, 1794 



* President George Washington

* Message to Congress re. Embargo




Page 2 contains a message from the President to the Congress concerning the Embargo, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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660411

Acts signed by President George Washington...

Item #660411

March 31, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 31, 1794 



* U.S. presidents sign acts of Congress



Page 2 begins with two Acts of the U.S. Congress, each signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams.

The back page has a notice headed: "War Department" concerning applying for pension for those injured from the Revolutionary War, signed i... See More  

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659330

On the historic Funding Act... Building the Cape Henry lighthouse... Much more...

Item #659330

October 06, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 6, 1790   The back page has not one, but two documents from the "Treasury Department" concerning carrying into effect the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government would assume the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

The back page also has a "Treasury Department"
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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

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



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




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

This w... See More  

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659289

Signed by Washington, Adams & Jefferson... Death of Israel Putnam...

Item #659289

June 12, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., June 12, 1790 



* First 3 presidents of the United States

* Israel Putnam "Old Put" death

* Battle of Bunker Hill fame




A page 2 report announces the death of: " ...that justly celebrated hero, Patriot and Philanthropist, ISRAEL PUTNAM...", plus some details about the funeral.

The top of page 3 has a Congressional Resolve headed w... See More  

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659281

Act of Congress signed by Washington, and a letter to the Quakers signed by Washington...

Item #659281

April 17, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, April 17, 1790 



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Thomas Jefferson

* Letter to Quakers - address to Congress




Page 3 has an Act of Congress for regulating duties on imports, signed in type: John Adams, George Washington & Thomas Jefferson.

The back page has a lengthy address from a deputation of the "Society of Free-Quakers&q... See More  

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659278

George Washington's signed response... Where to set the nation's capital?

Item #659278

March 20, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 20, 1790  Pages 1 & 2 have continuing coverage of discussions in Congress from the first year of the government's existence.

Page 2 has an address from the "Intendant and Wardens of the City of Charleston, South Carolina to George Washington..." congratulating him on his "unanimous appointment" to "...the first ma... See More  

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659060

The Department of State is created...

Item #659060

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789   Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

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$655.00
659024

Senate congratulates Washington on his election... Washington's letter to the Lutherans...

Item #659024

May 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, May 20, 1789  On pg. 2 under "Proceedings of Congress" are the proceedings the House of Representative from the first session of the first Congress under the Constitution. This Congressional coverage carries over to page 3 where there is interesting discussion from May 19 concerning the various Cabinet posts, including: "...the first obje... See More  

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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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653645

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #653645

June 03, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 3, 1803  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 History of General George Washington."

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

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652144

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #652144

January 28, 1803

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



* Very early Dickinson College

* Advertisement for admission




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

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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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648967

Background on the Callender/Jefferson connection...

Item #648967

March 23, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James T. Callender




Page 2 has a small & curious item: "We hear that the President of the United States has remitted the remainder of the sentence of James Thompson Callender, convicted last summer of a libel..." with a bit more. It was Callender whom Jefferson... See More  

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643878

Laying out & building Washington, D.C...

Item #643878

January 04, 1792

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 



* Creating Washington D.C.

* Nation's capital planning




A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government o... See More  

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559604

From the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Presidency...

Item #559604
(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809  A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Average condition.  The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... See More  

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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153607
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. Stray writing in the upper margin, other wise good.

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175584

General Sherman's funeral...

Item #175584

March 07, 1891

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

Complete in sixteen pages.

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