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668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788  Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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

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$67.00
666265

Essay on free trade... From during the Revolutionary War...

Item #666265

January 06, 1780

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780  A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More  

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$290.00
665758

Fine report on the Battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey...

Item #665758

September 02, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779 



* Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey

* American Revolutionary War

* General Henry Lee III Victory




As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era.

Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating ... See More  

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$490.00
664272

Decorative masthead... Runaway reward ad...

Item #664272

February 01, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia,  Feb. 1, 1783 



* Nice masthead

* Rare publication




The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...".

Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the k... See More  

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$120.00
663756

Ben Franklin's donation...

Item #663756

October 25, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1788  Page 3 has an item noting: "We learn that Dr. Franklin a few days ago presented the Hon. Vice President Redick with 50 pounds as a donation to the Academy lately erected in Washington...". Other news reports from Boston, New York & Petersburg.

Four pages, very nice condition with 17 illus. ship ads on the ... See More  

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$44.00
658811

From just before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658811

February 28, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The front page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial... See More  

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658805

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658805

February 20, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the ... See More  

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658804

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658804

February 18, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the ... See More  

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658803

An honored gift for George Washington...

Item #658803

February 16, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Page 2 has an item from Virginia: "An ACT to Amend the Act entitled, 'An Act for Vesting in George Washington, ... See More  

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$56.00
658796

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658796

January 28, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial p... See More  

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$38.00
658795

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658795

January 27, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial p... See More  

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$38.00
652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected 1st president



An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More  

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$3,675.00
647064

A Proclamation from the infamous "Queen" Margaret Nicholson...

Item #647064

January 19, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISE, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1787  The ftpg. has a fascinating: "Proclamation - By the Queen Margaret" who was actually the infamous Margaret Nicholson, who the previous year attempted to assassinate King George III some months prior. She was ultimately determined to be inside and was committed to the asylum at Bedlam, England. She had claimed--a... See More  

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646902

Between the end of the war & the formal treaty of peace...

Item #646902

December 21, 1782

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Dec. 21, 1782 



* Closing events - post Revolutionary War



Note the very ornate lettering in the masthead. The top of the front page has a "Proclamation" by the Philadelphia sheriff. Pages 2 & 3 contains a letter from South Carolina concerning: "...a minute detail of barbarities exercised in this state by his Britannic Majesty's fo... See More  

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$158.00
643518

Mention of John Paul Jones, and more...

Item #643518

May 30, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 



* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead




On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not t... See More  

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$435.00
640371

Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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620695

Oration on the new Constitution...

Item #620695

October 23, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 23, 1788  The front page is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has an item: "On Tuesday last an oration on the adoption of the Federal constitution was spoken at Mr. Brown's English school...large number of ladies & gentlemen were present...". Much other news of the day.

Printed by John Du... See More  

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613955

Concerning the Shays' Rebellion...

Item #613955

April 19, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, April 19, 1787 



* Shays' Rebellion

* Post Revolutionary War




Page 2 has some reports concerning the Shays' Rebellion noting in part: "...in the state of Vermont, small parties have expressed a zeal in favour of the insurgents...that Shays was in some town upon Lake Champlain endeavouring to raise a party in his favour..." and also... See More  

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$49.00
599315

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #599315

May 06, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1788  Although mostly filled ads with news on pages 2 & 3 including datelines from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Providence, Dublin, London and elsewhere.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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$39.00
595060

Isaac Franks... Jewish...

Item #595060

December 24, 1790

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1790  The ftpg. is taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with reports from the House of Representatives carrying over to page 3, which also has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Pennsylvania.

The back page is filled with ads including one for noted Jewish financier Isaac Franks (see). Four pa... See More  

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$47.00
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