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The situation with America... Report from Charleston...

Item #688361

August 04, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1779  

* American Revolutionary War

* Report from Charleston, South Carolina

A brief item on pg. 2 notes: "...an express was received from South Carolina that General Prevost had made himself master of Charlestown [Charleston] the 11th ult, which he had carried by assault." See images for more details.

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Horatio Nelson granted a title of baron for his victory on the Nile...

Item #688264

December 14, 1798


* "Baron" Lord Horatio Nelson

* President John Adams

Page 2 begins with an: "Address To the President of  the United States" from the state of Vermont concerning the troubling relationship with France, followed by his: "Answer" signed: John Adams.

Page 2 also has some follow-up on the B... See More  

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A rare & desirable Loyalist newspaper... Reacting to the Intolerable Acts...

Item #687430

September 15, 1774


* Pre-American Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare publication

* James Rivington - Loyalist

* re. the Intolerable Acts

 James Rivington, the famous printer of this newspaper, had an interesting career.

He began this newspaper in 1773 in... See More  

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Very first issue of a very rare American newspaper... dated in 1776...

Item #687426

June 18, 1776

THE AMERICAN GAZETTE; OR THE CONSTITUTIONAL JOURNAL, Salem, Massachusetts, June 18, 1776  This is the volume one, number one issue of a very rare newspaper. Its rarity would seem to be sufficient for its desirability, as it lasted for only seven weekly issues, from June 18 thru July 30, 1776. 

But the content is nice as well, particularly given that this issue was printed just 16 d... See More  

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Patriotic address to the French Canadians... The Cherry Valley Massacre...

Item #687424

December 31, 1778

THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, Dec. 31, 1778  Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey and this issue is from the year it began. This is the volume 1, number 56 issue.

Close to half of the front page has a rousing address by the Count d'Estaing, a French military leader ... See More  

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Terrific discussions on the value of independence from England... Confirmation Howe has evacuated Boston...

Item #687419

March 30, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 30, 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 entire front page and a portion of the back page are filled with a terrific letter signed by "A Common Man" headed: "To Cato, Cassandra, and all th... See More  

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Famous title with the Revere engraving, and much great content...

Item #687285

December 25, 1775

THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Watertown, Massachusetts, December 25, 1775  The woodcut in the masthead was engraved by the famed Paul Revere, showing the Liberty figure setting the bird of peace free from its cage with the Boston skyline in the background--a strong political statement.

Also noteworthy is that this "Boston" newspaper was printed in "Watertown" ... See More  

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Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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Anglo-Irish Treaty signed... Irish Free State...

Item #687041

December 07, 1921


* Anglo Irish Treaty 

* Irish Free State - Michael Collins

* Great Britain and Ireland 

The front page has a nice banner headline: "IRISH TREATY MADE PUBLIC" with subheads. (see) More on page 5 with photos of the signers. Coverage on the agreement that created the Irish Free State.

Complete with 30 pages, light toning and some we... See More  

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On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion on the American war...

Item #686561
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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Colonies wish to declare themselves "free and independent"...

Item #686264
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1776  It is rare to find newspapers or magazines with the magical date of "July, 1776". Here is one.

The first article is: "Debate on the American Restraining Bill" with has much interesting reading and takes six pages. There are also 3 pages of text on events in America, including: "Proceedings of the American Colonists since ... See More  

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War of 1812 shipping embargo....

Item #686243

April 14, 1812

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 14, 1812  A very historic front page, as it includes a report headed: "EMBARGO" which reports on the voting for this historic measure which would lead to the War of 1812 with England.

The front page also has the: "Confidential Message" to the senate, in which the President states: "...expedient under existing
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Madison's controversial Embargo Law of 1812: prelude to the War of 1812...

Item #686202

April 11, 1812

SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, April 11, 1812   Most of a page 2 column is taken up with the full printing of the historic: "EMBARGO LAW, An Act laying an Embargo on all the Ships and Vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, for a limited time", signed in type by the President: James Madison.

Those opposed to the embargo considered it
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Nice headline report on the Lusitania disaster...

Item #682428

May 07, 1915

THE VINCENNES SUN, Indiana, May 7, 1915 

* RMS Lusitania torpedoed and sunk

This is one of the nicer first reports of the Lusitania disaster we have been able to offer in a few years. A nice two-line, banner headline announces the tragedy: "GERMAN SUBMARINE SINKS CUNARD LINER LUSITANIA OFF GREAT BRITAIN" with subheads: "1500 Passengers Are Reported All Saved" "B... See More  

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The War of 1812 is declared...

Item #682421

June 26, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812 

* War of 1812 begins

* Declaration of war

On page 3 near the top of the second column is "A Proclamation" issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby
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War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

Item #682105

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812 

* War of 1812 declaration by United States 

* James Madison proclamation

An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 page... See More  

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Very handsome Revolutionary War newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #682028

December 11, 1779


* American Revolutionary War

* Great masthead for display

This newspaper features one of the most ornate and decorative mastheads of the Revolutionary War, the words "Pennsylvania Packet" so frilly that it can be difficult to read.

Most of page 2 is taken up with; "An Act for Vesting the Est... See More  

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America must remain vigilant...

Item #681751

January 19, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1793  Page 3 has a great letter beginning: "The important struggle now is how America shall preserve her Liberty and Equality! For it is unbecoming her after she has contended with the power of Great Britain & conquered, that she must depend solely on the success of France for their continuance!...".

Four pages, nev... See More  

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The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  

* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram

There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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The king and work towards a peace treaty...

Item #681293

December 10, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 10, 1782  

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Page 2 has an address to the King of England in response to his recent speech. A few bits include: "...graciously pleased to direct your measures to promote a cordial reconciliation between Great Britain and America...our satisfaction that your Majesty...has laid the fo... See More  

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The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.

* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted

It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744 

* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America

This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of iss... See More  

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A review of Beethoven's new work, & critical of the waltz...

Item #680812

* Ludwig Van Beethoven

 Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting ... See More  

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People of color must leave Texas...

Item #680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  

* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas

* Orders all free African Americans to leave

An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More  

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Leaders of the 1915 baseball pennant fight...

Item #680373

October 07, 1915

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 7, 1915  The front cover is a nice, dramatic color print reflecting the action in the early years of World War I captioned: "Directing The Big Guns". Articles within include: "Great Britain's Zeal for War"; The Truth about Alaska - A Land of Great Opportunities"; "Seen in the World of Sport" including photos the leaders... See More  

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Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #680055

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789 

* President George Washington

* Dictator of American for Life ?

Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of ... See More  

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Black troops...

Item #679001

May 28, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1898  Full ftpg. shows: 'Comm. Winfield S. Schley on the Bridge of the ship 'Brooklyn' '. Nice fullpg. Remington print: 'Colored Troopers of the U.S. Cavalry Taking their Horses for a Dash into the Gulf' at Tampa, Florida. Nice fullpg. with 3 prints of the 'U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida'. Much more on the military i... See More  

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It's war against England...

Item #678763

June 29, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 29, 1812  This is just the 2nd issue after the declaration of war against England, beginning the War of 1812. So it is not surprising that there are several reports concerning relations with England.

The complete front page is taken up with correspondence concerning relations with England, prefaced with a nice form the Presid... See More  

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Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #678526

May 25, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775  

* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts

I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington &... See More  

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1901 burial of Queen Victoria...

Item #678336

February 04, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 4, 1901

* Queen Victoria funeral - burial

* U.K. Great Britain and Ireland

The front page has a one column heading: "The Last Sad Rites" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with 8 pages, ... See More  

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Diplomatic attempts to prevent war, but the printed presumption would prove true...

Item #677270

June 06, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1812  Inside has the beginning of what would become a continuing article on: 'Paul Jones", the famed John Paul Jones. Also several correspondences under: "Public Documents" signed in type by: J. Monroe to Augustus Foster and Jonathan Russell, British & American diplomats respectively, all relating to what would become the War of 1... See More  

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Queen Victoria of England... The H.M.S. Victoria...

Item #677052

June 25, 1887


* Queen Victoria of England
* The Apollo Belvedere
The front page has a full-page illustration captioned: "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India", with supporting text. The inside has: "H.M.S. Victoria", "The Great Mulhouse Universal Lathe", "Apparatus for Stu
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1919 Paris Peace Conference...

Item #676582

May 08, 1919


* World War I armistice period

* Paris Peace Conference

The front page has a nice banner headline: "READ TREATY; 4 PROTESTS" with subheads. (see)

Complete with all 32 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The Paris Peace Conferenc... See More  

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Relations with England...

Item #674484
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1766  Among the items included are: "On the Alliance between Church and State and the American Bishops...". A great & lengthy article is: "On The Trade & Commerce of the British Colonies" which considers the taxation and trade issues, of significance given the Stamp Act which was in force at this time. There is much great readin... See More  

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Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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Some terms of the peace treaty are announced...

Item #673762

December 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 26, 1782 

* Possible peace treaty ?

* American Independence ?

The back page has a very historic report presenting some of the terms of the peace treaty with a letter from Paris prefaced with: "While the Provisional articles are kept so profound a secret in London, the substance of them is well known & publicly talked of here: 'On the Par... See More  

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Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #673757

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston... See More  

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An independent America, or a compromise with England?

Item #673660

June 13, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 13, 1782 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

Page 4 has a report  noting in part: "...There remained at present only one thing to be done in order to restore unity & harmony to the empire, and that was to move for the independence of America, upon the same principle that the independence of Ireland was ac... See More  

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News from the Confederacy...

Item #673635

August 31, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 31, 1864 

* From the origin of the American Civil War

This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

Among the articles: "From Atlanta--Movement of the Enemy" "From Petersburg" "From Richmond--Affairs in West Virginia--Official From General Hood"... See More  

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The Stamp Act & more on the troubles in America...

Item #673187
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1765  This issue has a great wealth of reporting concerning America, mostly focused on the Stamp Act and the growing & troubling relationship between England & the colonies.

Among the articles are: "The Grievances of the American Colonies Candidly examined. Printed by Authority at Providence in Rhode Island" "
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Nice editorial on the War of 1812...

Item #672726

August 27, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 27, 1812  The front page has a full column editorial concerning the: "Present State of Our Affairs" relating to the War of 1812. Bits include: "The government of our country have deliberately chosen their opportunity to make a trial of  their strength with Great Britain...the President should be authorized to fill up the old army, to raise a new one,&n... See More  

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Map of Germany... The Mississippi River...

Item #672359
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761 

* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity 

* Concerning the French & Indian War

An article: "Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs" includes some discussion concerning America, and includes: "...Hence it is evident that as North America was the bone of contention, Great Britain must not be induced to par... See More  

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A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #670878

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701  The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More  

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The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 

* 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 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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A rare title which rarely comes into hands of collectors...

Item #670282

October 30, 1733

THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, Oct. 30, 1733 

* Very rare 18th century publication

The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".

Rather than presenting news items the newspaper is more editori... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667652

July 15, 1807

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1807

* President Thomas Jefferson

Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within t... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667412

July 10, 1807

THE REPERTORY, Boston, July 10, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson

Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within the har... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation declaring neutrality in the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #667349

July 08, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson proclamation

* America neutrality in Napoleonic Wars

Page 2 contains the historic "Proclamation" signed by President Th. Jefferson, in which is empathizes the neutrality of America in the Napoleonic Wars, and also notes that: "...requiring all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of ... See More  

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Rumor of freedom sets off a slave insurrection...

Item #667245

February 11, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1832 

* Slaves insurrection in Jamaica

Most of the issue is taken up with considerable reporting on: "Proceedings of the Senate - On the Nomination o Martin Van  Buren" as the American minister to Great Britain, which would be rejected by the Senate. But he would go on to become the 8th President of the U.S. Also within is a... See More  

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