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672614

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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$35.00
669581

A damaged American lot from the 1700's...

Item #669581
18th CENTURY LOT - a group of 9 American newspapers comprised the the Massachusetts Spy of 1797 (4 issues) and the Independent Chronicle, 1795 (5 issues). All have damage.

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$72.00
669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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$68.00
669557

A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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$44.00
669548

Handsome masthead...

Item #669548

November 11, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 11, 1795  Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Virginia" "New York" "Norfolk" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, good condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$39.00
669091

Compliments to George Washington...

Item #669091

February 08, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797  Pages 2 & 3 contains a statement of gratitude from the legislature of South Carolina to the merits of George Washington.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing and a bit close-trimmed at some margins, minor fold wear.

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$36.00
669085

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

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795  Page 2 has the Address of the Senate 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, light damp stains, minor printing error to the ftpg. only, nice c... See More  

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$72.00
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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669062

Sam Adams' state-of-the state address...

Item #669062

January 21, 1795

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



* Governor Samuel Adams

* State of the Union Address




Page 3 has over a full column taken up with what appears to be the governor's state-of-the-state address to his legislature, headed: "Address" and signed in type: Samuel Adams. In it he includes reference to the Whiskey Rebellion in a "sister s... See More  

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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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$39.00
669027

On building the first frigates for the United States Navy...

Item #669027

July 24, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1794



* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates begins

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.




A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "... See More  

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$72.00
669019

A captain is tarred & feathered...

Item #669019

May 22, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 22, 1794 



* 18th century American publication



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

The middle of page 3 has an interesting item from Baltimore: "We have tarred & feathered the Captain of a vessel here for imprudently reversing the colours of the United States and placing the British above. It is said th... See More  

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667303

Thomas Jefferson...

Item #667303

June 22, 1808

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 22, 1808  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the Embargo including: "President's Answer" signed in type: Th. Jefferson.  This is followed by: "To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson" which carries over to page 2.

Four pages, handsome masthead, slightly irregular at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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$28.00
666775

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #666775

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799  The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War.

F... See More  

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$49.00
666386

Stop by and visit the President...

Item #666386

April 03, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 3, 1799  Inside has: "Of Buonaparte and Egypt" "Invasion of Naples" as well as a report from the London Gazette which includes a letter signed by: Horatio Nelson, from on board his ship 'Vanguard'. Page 3 has: "Another Victory" and a report from Boston: "The PRESIDENT of the United States wil... See More  

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664351

John Jay...

Item #664351

August 29, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1798 



* 18th century America



Page 2 has a: "Reply" which is signed in type: John Jay. The back page has an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, various foxing throughout, otherwise good.... See More  

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$38.00
663361

Salaries for officers of the federal government...

Item #663361

October 02, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799 



* Early United States government

* Salaries for public officials




The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries, signed in type by the President: John Adams. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of Wa... See More  

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662855

By the famed printer Isaiah Thomas...

Item #662855

September 18, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 18, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Most of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with reports from Europe, while page 3 has some reports from Winchester, Virginia; New York, and Boston. Many ads, including three illustrated house ads.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$41.00
662394

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

Item #662394

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798 



* President John Adams

* Ulster County, New York




Page 2 has and: "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.

Fou... See More  

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662149

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #662149

October 09, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 9, 1799 



* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War



Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington.

The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are... See More  

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$55.00
661719

Confirming Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of the Nile...

Item #661719

November 28, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 28, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a letter beginning: "There is hope yet for America!...". Page 3 has: "Confirmation" which notes: "...most complete assurance of the defeat of the fleet of Buonaparte by Admiral Nelson..." with more on th... See More  

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660887

Creating a militia...

Item #660887

July 05, 1797

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



* 18th century American title



Page 2 has discussion from Congress concerning creating a detachment of militia with the number of soldiers to come from each state (see). Page 3 has much on the: "Anniversary of Independence".

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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$45.00
660719

Letter from President John Adams...

Item #660719

February 27, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress.

Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit c... See More  

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$34.00
656567

A trial for sedition... Saluting Washington's home...

Item #656567

October 31, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 31, 1798  The front page has: "Trial of Matthew Lyon for Sedition". Also on the ftpg: "More  Electioneering ! " Page 3 has a report from Alexandria: "Protection to Commerce, Combined with Patriotism" concerning a ship which fired an honor salute as it passed Washington's home at Mt. Vernon, etc.&n... See More  

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656566

Army uniforms described... Napoleon in Egypt...

Item #656566

January 30, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 30, 1799 



* French campaign in Egypt

* Napoleon Bonaparte




The bkpg. has most of a column taken up with a great & detailed article headed: 'Uniform For the Army of the United States" with the dress described for each of the various ranks beginning with the commander in chief. This article is signed in type by the Sec... See More  

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656044

Concerning aliens in government...

Item #656044

January 16, 1799

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 16, 1799 



* re. Aliens omitted for the presidency - Congress

* United States Constitution in the Carolinas




Page 3 has an interesting item that reports: "The Legislatures of North Carolina and South Carolina...have both rejected the amendment proposed by the Legislature of this State, to the Constitution of the United States, fo
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655301

President John Adams responds to the Delaware House...

Item #655301

March 06, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?

* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile




The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over... See More  

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653377

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653377

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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653375

The Napoleonic War: Bonaparte in Egypt...

Item #653375

September 25, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 25, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 3 has: "Military Exhibition" and "Talleyrand". Page 2 has an account: "...respecting the siege of the town of Acre by the army of Buonaparte". Then a letter signed in type: Buonaparte, to the Ghezar Pacha beginning: "Since my ... See More  

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653150

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653150

June 27, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$58.00
647480

Address to the President with his response...

Item #647480

May 16, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 16, 1798 



* 18th century America

* John Adams address




Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day.

Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
645828

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

Item #645828

December 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 21, 1796  Most of the front page & carrying over slightly to page 2 is the: "Speech" of the President to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President. The added significance is that this was Washington's last annual address, signed by him in type: George Washington. Page 2 also has the: "... See More  

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$385.00
644702

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #644702

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799  Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army, who are very discontented...". ... See More  

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643773

Message signed by President John Adams...

Item #643773

February 21, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 



* John Adams signed message

* 18th century American original




Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, v... See More  

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643378

Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812...

Item #643378

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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$200.00
636768

Signing of Georgia's Constitution...

Item #636768

July 18, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 18, 1798  Over half of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with reports from the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress". Page 2 has a report that the constitution for Georgia has been: "...fairly engrossed on parchment, the President & members of the convention signed the same...the great seal affixe... See More  

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633112

Naval battle at Camperdown...

Item #633112

December 27, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 27, 1797  Page 2 contains a lengthy account headed: "Glorious Naval Victory!" which is the Battle of Camperdown in which the British defeat the Dutch (see hyperlink). This & related reports take about 2 1/2 columns of texts.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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632811

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #632811

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796

* President George Washington - lengthy Act of Congress

* 1796 Commencement at Harvard


Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States (see).

Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Po... See More  

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632757

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

Item #632757

August 07, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution. A pg. 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 remarkably hand... See More  

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632756

Much detail on a trial for desertion... Speech to the Indians...

Item #632756

July 31, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 31, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Page 3 has an uncommonly lengthy account of the: "Trial & Execution of Joseph Persons, For Desertion", the report taking a full column. The back page has the: "Speech of the Secretary at War to the Chiefs & Warriors of the Poutewatamy, Ottewa, and Chippewa Nations&quo... See More  

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632728

Lengthy letter from the Indians to the Secretary of War... Recruitment ad for the U.S. military...

Item #632728

July 24, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1799 



* Early Native Americans

* Military recruitment ad




The front page has: "Indian Talk, Of the Western Nations to the Secretary at War" which is a very lengthy letter concerning relations with  the U.S. government, signed in type by several of the Indians (see).

The back page has a very nice recruitment ad... See More  

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632725

Acorn coffee for the poor... Recruitment ad for the U.S. military...

Item #632725

July 03, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 3, 1799  Page 2 has: "Prospect of an Indian War" mentioning: "...at Fort Washington, informing him that the Indians were embodying & holding councils--and from every appearance meditating a stroke on some part of the frontiers of the United States...".

The back page has an interesting item: "Acorn Coffee&q... See More  

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$48.00
632724

The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

Item #632724

June 26, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1799  The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a:... See More  

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$48.00
632723

Death & funeral of the governor...

Item #632723

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 pall bearers, etc. (see).

The ... See More  

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632722

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

Item #632722

June 05, 1799

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



* 18th century American title



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 & Laws, in the st... See More  

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$46.00
631091

Richard Parker the mutineer is executed...

Item #631091

September 06, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1797 



* Richard Parker execution for mutiny

* President John Adams




The front page has: "Execution of Parker, the Mutineer", a rather infamous British sailor who was executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy (see hyperlink for much more). ... See More  

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$38.00
620229

Seeking approval for a provisional army...

Item #620229

May 30, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 30, 1798 



* President John Adams

* Provisional Army ?




The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France". Page 2 has reports from Congress concerning: "...into a committee of the whole on the bill...authorising the President to raise a  provisional army...proposing to authorise the calling... See More  

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$42.00
611292

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #611292

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795  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...". Other interesting news of the day.

Four pages, a few archival mends at the spine, some foxing... See More  

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$34.00
604887

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

Item #604887

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 2 has and: "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 (see).

Four pages, never bound ... See More  

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$48.00
596595

Two documents signed by Sam Adams...

Item #596595

November 30, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 32, 1796   Yes, that's the date on the newspaper (see). Page 3 has an "Address" to the Mass. Senate & House, signed in type: Samuel Adams (see), and another "Resolve" by the Mass. legislature also signed: Samuel Adams.

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

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$43.00
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