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705050

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #705050

May 13, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 13, 1795



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead. Various news reports of the day with a number of advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$32.00
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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$75.00
703666

The first state-of-the-union address to be read to Congress in Washington...

Item #703666

December 11, 1800

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 11, 1800 



* President John Adams

* State of the Union Address

* 1st at the U.S. Capitol in D.C.




Page 3 has the full text of President John Adams' state of the union address and is signed in type: JOHN ADAMS.

This was the first state-of-the-union address to be given before the joint session of Congress at the United States ... See More  

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$168.00
698559

The naval hero Horatio Nelson... Alexander Hamilton...

Item #698559

October 23, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 23, 1799  Page 3 has two letters signed in type by: Nelson, being the celebrated Horatio Nelson concerning naval actions in Europe.

Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" signed by the governor of Mass., Moses Gill, "For a Day of Public Thanksgiving". Other news of the day. The back page has a nice "War Department"... See More  

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698241

Washington responds to the House' address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #698241

December 30, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 30, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address




Page 2 has the Address of the House to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, so... See More  

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$72.00
697883

See the handsome masthead...

Item #697883

June 06, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 6, 1798 



* Nice 18th century American publication



The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from  the Envoys to France", and page 2 includes reports from the "Columbian Federal Congress" among other items.

Four pages, small hole at fold juncture does not affect mentioned reports, good condition.... See More  

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$38.00
697866

Death & funeral of the governor...

Item #697866

June 19, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1799  



* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor




The front page has: "On Matrimony". Page 3 has a black-bordered report on the death & funeral of Mass. Governor Increase Sumner including the "Order Of Procession" and the position of "The Corpse" with the pallbearers, etc.

The back pa... See More  

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697388

Ambassadors to resolve the crisis with France...

Item #697388

March 28, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 28, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The ftpg. has a full column article: "Slavery". Page 2 has much on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" and pg. 3 has a document from President Adams which endorse Pinckney, Marshall & Gerry as representatives of the U.S. in attempting to resol... See More  

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$52.00
689817

News from the War of 1812...

Item #689817

June 22, 1814

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 22, 1814 



* Battle of Big Sandy Creek

* U.S. troops & Oneida Indians




Among reports within are "From Canada - British Account of the Affair at Sandy Bay" "Our Turn At Last" "Launch" which is a report of a failed launch of a new 74 gun ship; "Fourth of July" and several small tidbits re... See More  

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689815

From the War of 1812...

Item #689815

February 09, 1814

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 9, 1814  The front page has: "The Road To Ruin - Mr. Madison's Doctrine of Retaliation" which carries over to page 2.

Among reports within are: "Singular Punishment" "Military Requisition" "Frontier Reports"; reports from Utica and Herkimer regarding the War of 1812; "Riflemen".

F... See More  

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689814

From the War of 1812...

Item #689814

February 02, 1814

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 2, 1814  Among reports within are: "Tribute To Patriotism" "New Army Bill" "Five Hundred Dollars For Apprehending Traitors" and a few other war-related items.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$31.00
689813

Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #689813

December 29, 1813

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 29, 1813  Among reports within on the War of 1812: "Lower Canada" "The Essex Frigate" being a lengthy letter from its commander: D. Porter; "Embargo" "Fort George" and a few other items.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$35.00
689812

Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #689812

November 10, 1813

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 10, 1813  Among reports within on the War of 1812: "Events of The War - On the Canada Frontier" "Indian Allies" "Fleets On Lake Champlain" "General Hampton's Army" "West-Florida" "The Enemy Based in North Carolina" and a bit more.

Four pages, two ink stains on the back le... See More  

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$37.00
689811

Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #689811

April 21, 1813

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 21, 1813  Among reports within on the War of 1812: "Blockading Squadron" "Madison & A Navy" "Trouble in the Camp" "British Watering Place" "Lewiston Safe" "Further Particulars"; a letter from "Urbanna" with military activities; other items.

Four pages, handsome... See More  

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687491

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #687491

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
687490

During George Washington's administration...

Item #687490

September 15, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 15, 1791  





* Nice 18th century American publication

* President George Washington era




Here is a great "generic" issue of this famous newspaper from the first term of Washington's administration. Various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, very nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
687489

Letter from John Hancock...

Item #687489

October 13, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1791



* Massachusetts Governor John Hancock



 Page 3 has a report concerning the collection of taxes, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Page 2 has a report on the: "Indian Expedition" of General Wilkinson.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, great condition.... See More  

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687315

Benedict Arnold responds... Nice war reports... Paul Revere masthead...

Item #687315

March 25, 1779

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR, AMERICAN ORACLE OF LIBERTY, Worcester, March 25, 1779  



* 18th century American publication

* Revolutionary War - Benedict Arnold


* Masthead by Paul Revere



This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era.

It is worth noting that the famed printer Isaiah ... See More  

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687196

Paul Revere engraved the masthead... Battle of Alamance...

Item #687196

January 23, 1772

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Boston, Jan. 23, 1772 



* Paul Revere masthead engraving

* Pre American Revolutionary War

* Battle of Alamance - North Carolina




This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era. An ardent patriot, Thomas was a constant target of the Royalist government. He began his ne... See More  

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687194

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

Item #687194

October 27, 1774

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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687191

A great rarity: an early volume one issue of the Massachsetts Spy...

Item #687191

September 22, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, (Boston), September 22, 1770



* Very early famous 18th century publication

* Volume 1 issue - Isaiah Thomas as publisher




This innocuous looking newspaper is arguably the most famous of all American titles of the 18th century. It began in July, 1770, this being issue number 22. It is exceedingly rare to find this title from the first year of publication.

The famed Isa... See More  

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687169

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #687169

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 2 has an: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Four pages, two very discrete archival mends inside, great c... See More  

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685709

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #685709

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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684955

Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 21, 1795 



* 18th century American publication



Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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683823

Listing of the United States Navy...

Item #683823

August 28, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 28, 1799  Page 3 has a chart listing: "United States Navy - Vessels In Service" as well as a list of "Vessels Building" listed by name, number of guns, and their commanders. Included are the United States, Constitution, Constellation among the frigates, plus others noted as "Ships" "Brigs" and &q... See More  

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683820

Death & funeral of the governor: Increase Sumner...

Item #683820

June 12, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 12, 1799  



* Increase Sumner death - funeral

* Massachusetts governor




The front page has a list of the: "Government of Massachusetts for the Year 1799" which begins with the governor, Increase Sumner. And then page 3 has over a full column on his death, headed: "Grievous Mortality" which begins: "The pai... See More  

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683819

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #683819

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799  



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &... See More  

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683816

George Washington & the Masons... Nelson & the Battle of the Nile...

Item #683816

December 12, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 12, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile - Napoleon Bonaparte

* President George Washington

* Masonic - free masonry - Masons




Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from the Napoleonic War relating to the Battle of the Nile, and includes four notes or letters each signed in type: Horatio Nelson.

The ba... See More  

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683814

Nice on the Battle of the Nile...

Item #683814

November 14, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 14, 1798  



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a report from "Knoxville" concerning a treaty with the Cherokees. Page 3 has: "Nelson Victorious, and Buonaparte Defeated" which is fine reporting on the Battle of the Nile, taking nearly 1 1/2 column.

Four page... See More  

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683813

Delinquent subscribers must pay up... John Adams documents...

Item #683813

March 20, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 20, 1799 



* Nice 18th century American publication



The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" notes that: "...a settlement must take place immediately...To prevent the unpleasant business of suing is the occasion of delaying the period of settlement to the time above mentioned." signed in ... See More  

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$45.00
682998

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #682998

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799 



* 18th century American publication



Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc.

Page 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of hi... See More  

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682430

Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812...

Item #682430

March 01, 1815

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 1, 1815 



* Treaty of Ghent signed

* War of 1812 officially over




The front page has: "TREATY Of Peace And Amity, Between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America.", the treaty which ended the War of 1812. The treaty contains a preface beginning: "His Brittanick Majesty and the United States of America, desirous... See More  

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679233

Launch of the U.S. brig President Adams...

Item #679233

August 07, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799  Most of the front page is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution.

A page 2 item from Pittsburgh has: "A new brig, the property of the United States, called President Adams, was launched on Rouge River, six miles from Detroit...She carries 18 guns & is remarkab... See More  

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677066

Details on the Presidential election of 1796...

Item #677066

February 22, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 22, 1797 



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




Page 2 has a report from the "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" concerning the process for tallying votes for President & Vice President: "...that the two Houses shall assemble in the chamber of the House of Represen... See More  

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669554

Failure of an Indian treaty...

Item #669554

August 17, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 17, 1796  The back page has: "Failure of the Late Treaty With the Indians" being a report from Savannah, Georgia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.

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$20.50
669538

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669538

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795  Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".

Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More  

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$18.00
669097

Spaniards & Indians on the frontier...

Item #669097

July 19, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 19, 1797 



* President John Adams



The front page has the: "Message of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress..." regarding the Spaniards & Indians on the frontier, signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has much reporting on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress".

Four pag... See More  

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$21.50
669094

Presidential proclamation signed by John Adams...

Item #669094

April 05, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 5, 1797 



* Nice 18th century American publication

* President John Adams proclamation




The front page has reports from the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress". Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" concerning a need to convene Congress, signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$27.50
669093

Signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #669093

March 22, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 22, 1797  Beginning on the front page & ending on pg. 4 signed: Samuel Adams is "An Act ...Respecting Highways" in the state of Mass. Page 2 has: "Slave Trade"

Four pages, good condition.

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$21.50
669092

Laws to be effective in the new state of Tennessee..

Item #669092

February 15, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 15, 1797  Page 2 has various reporting from Congress including talk on making the laws of the United States enforceable in Tennessee, which had recently joined the union.

Four pages, some fold wear, bit close-trimmed at some margins.

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$18.50
669090

Reports from the federal congress...

Item #669090

January 25, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 25, 1797  Over half of the front page has reports from Congress headed: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" carrying over to take three-quarters of page 2 as well.

Four pages, a few indents at margins, minor foxing, good condition.

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$17.50
669083

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #669083

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795 



* St. Paul's, Covent Garden



Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".

Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More  

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$21.00
669077

Great dislike of the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #669077

August 12, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, August 12, 1795 



* George Washington

* The hated John Jay's Treaty




All of the front page is taken up with critical articles on the controversial Jay Treaty with England, designed by Alexander Hamilton, including an address: "To George Washington, President...".

Four pages, light damp stain, nice condition.... See More  

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$55.00
669073

Speech of the governor, Sam Adams...

Item #669073

June 10, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 10, 1795  Almost half of page 3 is taken up with the: "Speech" of the governor of Mass., signed in type: Samuel Adams. He discusses various topics including revisions to the state constitution.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$22.50
669067

Honoring Hamilton... Sam Adams Proclamation...

Item #669067

March 11, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 11, 1795  Page 2 has a report of a gift given to Mrs. Washington for the President's birth day. Also a letter from Fort Washington beginning: "The Indians have by their deputies generally applied for a Treaty of Peace with the United States..."

Page 3 has mention that: "...a resolution...to manifest their respe... See More  

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$78.00
669065

Border troubles with Canada... Treaty with the Indians...

Item #669065

February 25, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 25, 1795  Page 2 has a report beginning: "The United States have lately concluded a Treaty with the Oneida, Tuscarora and Stockbridge Indians residing in the Oneida country...". Also a report: "The western posts, which have so long been a bone of contention between the United States and Create Britain...are four in n... See More  

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$21.50
669035

A handsome, displayable newspaper...

Item #669035

May 29, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 29, 1794 



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

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

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$19.50
669022

Troubles with the Indians, the British, etc...

Item #669022

June 19, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1794 



* 18th century American publication



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has an item noting: "...communications were...received from the President...relative to fresh disturbances with the Creek Indians & the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Also a report: "...from the Western fro... See More  

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$21.50
667554

Jefferson advocates for a larger military...

Item #667554

March 09, 1808

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 9, 1808 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Page 3 has the: "President's Message" is signed in type: Th. Jefferson, and concerning the need to raise a larger military due to the troubling  situation in Europe.

Page 3 also has: "Forty Good Reasons For the Embargo".

Four pages, water staining causes no los... See More  

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$29.00
667545

Jefferson's response upon being notified of being elected President...

Item #667545

March 11, 1801

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 11, 1801  Page 3 has, under: "President Elect" a report: "The Committee instructed on the 18th instant to wait the President Elect and notify him of his election, REPORT--that they have, according to order performed that service, and addressed the President elect in the following words, to wit: 'The committee beg le... See More  

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$155.00
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