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679606

A report on the Great Plague...

Item #679606

June 25, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1666  The front page includes: "...A French vessel is already landed there with 12,000 piece of Eight, and another from Alicant...to pay for the redemption of their captives; the whole will amount to a very considerable sum, the number of Slaves being at the least 2500 each of them to be redeemed at 215 pieces a man...".

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$228.00
649303

Over 340 years old and at a lesser price...

Item #649303
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate)  A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.

This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More  

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680141

Actions of the pirates...

Item #680141

September 15, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 15, 1670  An early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665.

The back page has a report noting: "A privateer of Santa Maura...having one hundred men on board, was twice met by a Tartane & let pass by virtue of a flag of St. Mark which they put up: some days after the same Pyrate landed... See More  

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685421

Protestants versus the Catholics...

Item #685421

January 03, 1682

THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, Jan. 3, 1681/2  This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.

News is entirely from England & Scotland, with most of a column taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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698727

Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #698727

February 14, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686  The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More  

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689369

License needed to be a peddler...

Item #689369

May 17, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, May 17, 1686  Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which enforces the use of a license to be a peddler.

The remainder of the ftpg. and most of the back page are taken up with other reports from Europe, plus there are several advertisements as well.

A single sheet issue, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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649260

From the 1600's... World's oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649260
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate)  An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their t... See More  

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649262

Over 330 years old...

Item #649262
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1692-1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper... See More  

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649266

Reports from Parliament from the 1600's...

Item #649266
VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692  A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More  

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649246

The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #649246
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1699  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old. 

Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More  

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649224

Full page engravings from the 1700's to early 1800's...

Item #649224
(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's to early 1800's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.

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649223

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #649223
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  1704-1706  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.

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$36.00
696588

Pamphlet printed in 1706...

Item #696588

January 02, 1706

London pamphlet from 1706. The full title page notes in part: "A SERMON Preach'd at Bow-Church London, on Monday, December. 30, 1706 Before the Societies for the Reformation of Manners" with more, London.

Complete in 16 numbered pages, 4 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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649279

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #649279
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More  

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649221

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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649293

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649293
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), priced at a bargain due to being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an example of... See More  

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649273

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649273
THE POST-BOY, London, 1710's (2nd-rate)  A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly or heavily inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount.

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685208

London newspaper from 1727...

Item #685208

September 02, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Sept. 2, 1727  A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Amongst the various reports are items on criminals and their crimes. A wealth of advertisements as well, consuming most of pages 3 and 4.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the front page, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, a bit irregular at the blank spine,  n... See More  

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649310

An eighty year span of news from England...

Item #649310
(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England  A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Each is complete, but may exclude plates/maps (if called for). Nice condition.

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$98.00
649222

Rare, early title...

Item #649222
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More  

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672373

Oglethorpe in Georgia... Gentleman's Magazine's 1st fold-out plate...

Item #672373
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1739  One of the better articles in this issue contains two letters datelined "Frederica in Georgia, Oct. 8, 1738" and "Savannah in Georgia, Oct. 22, 1738" which includes: "General Oglethorpe set out of Frederica on the 8th of October...He was received by the magistrates at the Waterside & saluted by the canno
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698521

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #698521
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whi
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698520

The Netherlands... with a map of Northern Europe...

Item #698520
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whi
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704602

First lottery in America... Electricity experiments...

Item #704602
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1745  A feature of this issue is a terrific, three page graphic representation of the: "Situation of his Majesty's Fleet & the Combined fleets of France and Spain in the Mediterranean...when Adm. Mathews made the Signal to engage the enemy..." showing the various positions of the ships (see photos). This is highly unus
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704826

From Amsterdam in 1746...

Item #704826

May 20, 1746

LES ESTATS DE HOLLANDE, Amsterdam, May 20, 1746   An uncommon title from Europe, having a nice engraving in the middle of the masthead and a decorative first initial on the ftpg. (see photos).  Written in French, with news reports from St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Paris, and elsewhere. Attached at the back is a single sheet "Suite Des Nouvelles D'Amsterdam" of the same d... See More  

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698662

News from America...

Item #698662

December 09, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 9, 1746  Page 2 has an item noting that: "...from New England, that the government there sent 3 companies of their Militia to Annapolis Royal upon the first notice they received of the danger of that place...". Also a note concerning ship arrivals at Virginia.

Another item notes that a ship had blown up near Africa, and: "...that all t... See More  

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698909

Act of Parliament from 1747...

Item #698909

January 01, 1747

An Act of Parliament, London, 1747  This is: "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Cirencester, in the Count of Gloucester, to Birdlip's Hill, in the said County."

This is a 32 page document with a full title page featuring an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Measures 7 3/4 by 12 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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649234

Eighteenth century perspective from England...

Item #649234
(10) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's.  All are in good condition.  A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century. The image shown is representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.

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698715

Early mention of George Washington...

Item #698715
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755  There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, commander in chief of all his majesty's forces on this continent... See More  

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649233

18th century Scotland...

Item #649233
(5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's  A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day.  A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition.  The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive.  Actual dates vary in the later 1750's.... See More  

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698911

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698911

January 30, 1759

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 26, 1758; Jan. 30, 1759; Jan. 8, 1760; Jan. 29, 1761; and Aug. 23, 1763. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in good condi... See More  

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697976

Political observations by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #697976

September 04, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759  The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information).

Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which also has the identical signature "F", was attributed ... See More  

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649294

Five British newspapers from the 1760's - 1790's...

Item #649294
(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.

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693604

Chase after a French ship on Lake Champlain...

Item #693604

January 24, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 24, 1760  The back page includes a letter from Halifax, Nova Scotia, followed by an: "Extract of a Letter from Crown Point" which includes: "Capt. Boring...been down Lake Champlain as far as...Nut Island...fell in with a top sail schooner which he gave chase to, but the Frenchman ...by this means escaped..." with a bit more on a naval is... See More  

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693651

A treaty negotiated with the Little Carpenter & the Cherokees of South Carolina...

Item #693651

March 18, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6 and 18, 1760  A pair of issues containing the Treaty of Peace with the Cherokee Indian Nation.

Nearly half of page 5 of the March 6 issue is headed: "America" being the: "Treaty of Peace and Friendship concluded by his Excellency William H. Lyttelton, Esq., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's Province of South Carol... See More  

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693425

Indian troubles in South Carolina...

Item #693425

July 26, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1760  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with: "America - Extract of a Letter from South Carolina" concerning troubles with the Indians, including: "...You have heard of the Cherokees breaking out in war against us...the Creek Indians have broke out also..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condit... See More  

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676720

Great map of Montreal... Death of the King of England...

Item #676720
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760  

Perhaps the prime item is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Particular Map to Illustrated Gen. Amherst's Expedition to Montreal with a Plan of the Town & Draught of the Island".

The map has a very nice inset of the city of Montreal, and another of the island, with the main map showing the general vicinity. It folds out t... See More  

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698561

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #698561

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760  Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign;... See More  

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696175

Trouble with pirates...

Item #696175

June 13, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 13, 1761  The front page begins with a report headed: "...Among the prisoners made by them was Capt. Osborne...but he in the night rising upon the crew, overcame them, and has brought his vessel safe into this port."

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches, partial red tax stamp on page 4, very nice condition.

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695166

Great wealth of reporting on the historic Siege of Havana...

Item #695166

September 14, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1762  Two-thirds of the front page and two-thirds of page 2 are taken up with a very lengthy & detailed report headed: "Journal of the Siege of Havannah".

The Siege of Havana was a very important & successful British siege against Spanish-ruled Havana as part of the French & Indian War. After Spain abandoned its policy of neutral... See More  

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649252

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #649252
(10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each is 4-8 pages, may have slight imperfections, but in overall nice condition.   

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694229

Great that New Orleans is in the hands of the Spanish & not the French... Female convicts now being sent to Florida...

Item #694229

February 12, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1765  



* Early New Orleans (New Spain)

* Under Spanish not French rule

* Female convicts sent to Florida




Page 2 has a report noting: "...informed the intended cession of New Orleans to the Spaniards was made known to the British Ministry, by order of the court of Madrid...as a Spanish settlement in these parts, and a total removal of our an... See More  

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698705

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698705

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Feb. 25, 1758; Jan. 2, 1759; March 28, 1765; April 24, 1766; and Feb. 6, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in good cond... See More  

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696294

New York is thankful for the repeal of the Stamp Act...

Item #696294

August 28, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 28, 1766  The front page has most of a column taken up with an address of the governor of New York to the King. The focus is on thanking him for repealing the hated Stamp Act, one bit noting: "...to express those sentiments of gratuitous excited in all your American subjects by the late...mark of royal tenderness and clemency so conspicuous in your Maj... See More  

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649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. ... See More  

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698664

A handsome newspaper from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698664

July 18, 1768

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England (now spelled Gloucester), July 18, 1768  Various British news reports throughout, with its finest feature being the handsome masthead with two detailed engravings and the ornate lettering. This is from the period when the troubling relationship between England and America was coming to a head. The Boston Massacre would be less than 2 years away.

Four pages, a r... See More  

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676473

Massachusetts' Bay... Hutchinson... Great map of Greece & vicinity...

Item #676473
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with: "Lieutenant Hutchinson's Speech to Both Houses of Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts' Bay". In it he deals with the taxation issue.

This is followed by comments on the response from the Mass. Assembly w... See More  

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694986

Broadside "Extra" of the Pennsylvania Gazette...

Item #694986

May 17, 1771

POSTSCRIPT EXTRAORDINARY to the PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE....Philadelphia, May 17, 1771  A very handsome broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" edition of the famous newspapers, owned by Ben Franklin during the previous decade.

The reports are news items from London brought over in the ships Lydia and Paolo. Included are items concerning the radical Richard Oliver being committed ... See More  

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687100

Much like the Olive Branch Petition... Reaction by the soldiers to reading the "...Causes & Necessity of Taking Up Arms"...

Item #687100

July 26, 1775

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 26, 1775  A terrific issue, as the entire front page and most of page 2 are taken up with a terrific follow-up to the Olive Branch Petition, in fact, written just 3 days after it, in which the Continental Congress points out the many issues with its relations with England, detailing how it has been poorly treated and ending with some hope tha... See More  

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687399

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #687399
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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687418

Ben Franklin's famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #687418

September 06, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 6, 1775  If there was one graphic that represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a l
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687345

Americans entitled to defend themselves....

Item #687345

March 02, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 2, 1776  The top of the front page has a brief item from London: "Yesterday five petitions for stopping the proceedings against the Americans were presented to his Majesty at St. James's." Also mention that: "The 33d regiment of foot, of which Lord Cornwallis is colonel, is ordered to America instead of the 52nd. Lord Cornwallis ... See More  

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698568

Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #698568

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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677634

William Howe... Restoring peace...

Item #677634
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777  Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent.

Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in type by William Howe, from New York, on "...Restoring peac... See More  

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698852

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper.....

Item #698852

November 19, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1777  This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The first two columns on the front page feature three &quo... See More  

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703335

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #703335

April 29, 1778

THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, April 29, 1778  This was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun in December, 1777. This is issue number 22.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the creation of our national government, which would include the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitu... See More  

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685948

George Washington, Ethan Allen, and more...

Item #685948
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778 

The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington'... See More  

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685906

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #685906
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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685905

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #685905
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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698760

Fifteen issues with front page notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #698760

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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683354

John Burgoyne.... Regarding the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #683354
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1779  The first five pages are a: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes various discussions concerning the Revolutionary War, including one interesting bit: "...told us the bulk of the people are our friends; that the Congress was chosen by a faction; that they held their seats by force; that their tyranny ... See More  

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698717

Act concerning high treason & piracy in America...

Item #698717

December 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779  The front page has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the crime of Piracy."

Th... See More  

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685798

Battle of Camden...

Item #685798
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1780  Inside has a lengthy & very detailed letter from Lord Cornwallis to Lord Germain on the battle of Camden, S.C., which begins: "It is with great pleasure that I communicate to your lordship an account of the...victory obtained on the 16th inst. by his Majesty's troops under my command over the rebels of the southern army, commanded ... See More  

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698851

Cornwallis, the Marquis de la Fayette, & others...

Item #698851

June 19, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781  Inside has a few items  relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of  the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton and Cornwallis to act in the most offensive manner thi... See More  

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687126

Cornwallis at the Battle of Guilford Court House... Benedict Arnold burns coastal Connecticut towns...

Item #687126

September 13, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 13, 1781  The masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere, showing a soldier holding a sword and a document inscribed "Independence" while standing beneath a banner inscribed "Appeal To Heaven" and surrounded by ornate embellishments.

The entire front page is taken up with reports ... See More  

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698643

Preparing for the final events at Yorktown... Tragic case of Col. Isaac Haynes...

Item #698643

October 02, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781  Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sundry papers which Col. Isaac Hayne, two days before h... See More  

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686468

Reflecting on the highlights of the Revolutionary War... Map of a naval battle...

Item #686468
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1781  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, and from the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content including war reports, news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other tidbits.

A lengthy article: "Interesting Debate in the House of Peers" includes some reflecti... See More  

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673232

Reflecting on the highlights of the Revolutionary War... Map of a naval battle...

Item #673232
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1781  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content including war reports, news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits.

A lengthy article: "Interesting Debate in the House of Peers" includes som... See More  

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698644

Reaction to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #698644

March 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782  Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More  

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681156

The Asgill Affair: Asgill has been set free... British to leave New York...

Item #681156

August 03, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Aug. 3, 1782  Page 3 includes: "Lord Shelburne's scheme for prosecuting the American war is to withdraw the troops from New York, but to keep Charles-Town and to carry on hostilities chiefly at sea. The troops at New York to be sent to he West Indies...Advice received from Boston that two vessels were lately launched there...and that frigates ar... See More  

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673955

Congress to create a National Bank? Repaying the money owed to France... Indian troubles...

Item #673955

April 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 15, 1783  Page 3 has an item noting: "Letters from Phila. advise that several conferences had been held by the French Envoy with some...members of Congress...to...obtaining a proper settlement of the mode of payment of those sums which America is indebted to France...".

Also that: "The establishment of a grand national Bank on a plan simila... See More  

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703292

Patriotic masthead after a Revere engraving... Much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #703292

May 16, 1783

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 16, 1783  A nice issue as the masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere for colonial currency at the time. It is a very patriotic device showing a soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll with 'Independence' in the other, with the words "Appeal To Heaven" above him. 

Most... See More  

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674415

Loyalists have left New York...

Item #674415

October 30, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 30, 1783  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very detailed review of a pamphlet: "Observations on the Commerce of  the American States".  Page 3 has a report from Paris that Ben Franklin presented medal to Mr. DeFleury for his efforts in the war.

The back page has an item noting: "The provisional articles of peace have been so indifferentl... See More  

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784-1788  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges a
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684065

From shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #684065

October 28, 1784

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 28, 1784   The entire front page is taken up with the continued: "History of America, by William Robertson".

Various news of the day inside, several items shown in the photos. Page 2 has an illustrated ad for "Isaac Greenwood" who was America's first native born dentist.

Four pages, printed on very thick-s... See More  

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703114

First known U.K. printing...

Ben Franklin's historic/collectible essay: "The morals of Chess"...

Item #703114
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1787 



* Benjamin Franklin - Morals of Chess

* re. U.S. Constitution - George Washington




The most notable content is the historic/collectible essay: "The Morals Of Chess, By Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia", which takes nearly two pages. The article begins: "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable q... See More  

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703264

Very significant & rare "pillar cartoon" issue... Massachusetts ratifies the Constitution, in a Boston newspaper...

Item #703264

March 01, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, March 1, 1788  This is one of the most desired & elusive issues of this  title to be had, as it contains one of the cherished "pillar cartoons". The only other newspaper we have discovered that used the pillar cartoons is the Independent Chronicle, also from Boston.

 Russell, the publisher, devised a cartoon showing each state as a ... See More  

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670374

Ben Franklin, two of the John Dickinson series...

Item #670374
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), December, 1788  American magazines from the 18th century are increasingly uncommon. This was one of the more successful titles.

Included are Letters VIII and IX of the John Dickinson: "Remarks on the Constitution Proposed by the Federal Convention" each signed by his pseudonym: Fabius. This series of 9 letters was his attempt to encourage adopti... See More  

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703196

House of Representatives' version of the Bill of Rights...

Item #703196

August 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, August 29, 1789  This is a very significant issue, as page 2 contains an early version of the historic Bill of Rights.

As a brief history, the Constitution was signed in September 1787 and sent to the Congress. Eleven days later, it was submitted to the states for ratification. But as the people began to examine the document, they came to share the sen... See More  

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703267

The Bill of Rights...

Item #703267

October 06, 1789

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, October 6, 1789  Arguably the most significant documents of late 18th century in American history would be the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. This issue contains the latter, printed in its entirety as submitted to the states for ratification.

In September of 1789 the U.S. Congress passed and... See More  

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685624

With the plate of the Bastille... Washington returns from his tour...

Item #685624
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, Nov., 1789  The issue begins with: "Description of the Bastile, in France" which still includes the full page plate of it (foxing & damp staining).

Also in this issue: "Webster's Essay on Reforming the Present Mode of Spelling" continued from a previous issue; "An Oration in Praise of Ignorance" "Rules of the Phil... See More  

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649301

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More  

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704389

Significant Washington letter to the Jewish congregation of Newport...

Item #704389

September 15, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 15, 1790  The back page contains one of the more significant Judaica items found in an American newspaper.

It presents the full text of the: "Address Of The Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island To the President of the United States of America", signed in type by the warden, Moses Seixas, welcoming the President to the city.... See More  

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694464

Very rare newspaper from Savannah...

Item #694464

November 18, 1790

THE GEORGIA GAZETTE, Savannah, Nov. 18, 1790  An exceedingly scarce and rare title of the 18th century. It published from 1788 thru 1802, and Brigham notes that only two issues of this date are recorded in any institution in America. Only rarely are any 18th century Georgia newspapers offered on the market today.

Although containing various news reports of the day, perhaps the defining featu... See More  

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686813

French Revolution: The Rights of Man, and the beginning of a new Constitution...

Item #686813

December 07, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 7, 1791  A very notable issue on the French Revolution as the front page begins with: "The French Constitution, Revised, Amended and Finally Decreed by the National Assembly".

It begins with the historic "Declaration Of The Rights of a Man and a Citizen" which includes all 17 Articles (there were several iterations but the essence of each ... See More  

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698706

An American magazine from 1792...

Item #698706
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1792  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Topographical Sketches of the County of Essex" "On the Necessity of Caution" "Arithmetick Recommended to the Ladies" "On the Sleep of Plants" "Ceremony of a P... See More  

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670511

Plan to create a nobility for the United States...

Item #670511
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1792  This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.

Content includes: "Account of the Rise of the Mississippi Scheme" "Account of the Des... See More  

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703561

Laying the cornerstone for the President's House, sort of...

Item #703561

May 26, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  May 26, 1792  Page 3 has a somewhat inconspicuous report reading: "The following inscription is cut on the corner stone lately laid as the foundation of the house designed for the future residence of the President of the United States, viz 'This Corner Stone of the House to Accommodate the President of the United States, was laid May 10, 1792; when P... See More  

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704599

George Washington... Preventing Louis XVI from cutting his throat...

Item #704599

March 20, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 20, 1793  The entire first column on the ftpg. and part of page 2 are taken up with: "An Act for Enrolling & Licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the Coasting trade & fisheries & for regulating the same" (concluded from a previous issue) which on page 2 is signed in block type by the President: Go. Washington, as well as John Ada... See More  

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669146

On the Citizen Genet Affair & being neutral in the conflict between France & England...

Item #669146

August 21, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 21, 1793  The front page has: "Proceedings Relative to the President's Proclamation of Neutrality" wherein Washington determined that the U.S. would maintain a neutral stance in the conflict between England and France.

Page 2 has an address from Boston to "Citizen Genet", the ambassador to the U.S. from France and the focus of the... See More  

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698641

The beheading of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France...

Item #698641
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1793  Near the back under the heading: "Obituary of Considerable Persons", and amongst the listings of many others, is the very historic report of the beheading of Marie Antoinette.

The text begins: "Guillotined, at Paris, in her 38th year, being born Nov. 2, 1755, Marie Antoinette, the beautiful widow of the later French King, Lo... See More  

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698728

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #698728

April 22, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 22, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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698711

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #698711

June 05, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 5, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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649281

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #649281

January 01, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

A fine issue of this ti... See More  

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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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698603

Four Acts signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #698603

July 02, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 2, 1795  The front page features four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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691023

Early Australia... Capt. William Bligh...

Item #691023

July 24, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, July 24, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

Page 2 has: "'Botany Bay" which is a letter which is descriptive of the what would become known as Australia. it notes in part: "I am happy to inform you that the more we clear of this country, th... See More  

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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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698864

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #698864

August 21, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 21, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day with a partial red tax stamp on page 3.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677041

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677041

September 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, loose at the spine, various chipping at the m... See More  

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698739

Washington's letter concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #698739

September 10, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 10, 1795  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has: "President's Answer to the Town of Charlestown" concerning the pending Jay Treaty. It is signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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698723

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #698723

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795  Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, a bit of foxing, generally nice condition.

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698710

George Washington writes concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #698710

November 12, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston. Nov. 12. 1795  Page 2 has: "Indian Intelligence - Of the Creeks" which is most of a column with details on relations with them & other tribes. The report is datelined from Savannah.

Page 3 has a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington, concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, one bit noting; "...It is now well known that my assent to... See More  

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698555

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #698555

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", signed in type: Go. Washington

The front page also h... See More  

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698712

George Washington & John Adams...

Item #698712

December 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1795  The front page contains an address to the President concerning Washington's very recent state-of-the-union address, signed in type: John Adams, plus his response signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Nice to have both Adams and Washington on the front page.

Four pages, scattered foxing, minor printing flaw at the bottom not close to mentioned ... See More  

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698600

Sam Adams signatures in type...

Item #698600

February 17, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 17, 1796  The front page has over a full column taken up with three Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each Act signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the margins, light foxing & damp staining, generally good.

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704201

Paul Revere and George Washington...

Item #704201

March 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 9, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Paul Revere's Masonic Lodge




Page 2 has an Act of Congress concerning a loan on the domestic debt which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by John Adams. Also on page 2 is a: "Tribute Of Respect" to: "...the Great WASHINGTON."

Page 3 has a Ma... See More  

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694546

First elephant to arrive in America...

Item #694546

April 16, 1796

THE DIARY, New York, April 16, 1796  



* First elephant comes to America

* Captain Jacob Crowninshield




The most notable content would be the page 3 report of the very first elephant to arrive in America, which was on board the ship America.

The report reads: "The America has brought him an ELEPHANT from Bengal, in perfect health. It is the first ever seen in America, and a very gr... See More  

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698642

Illustrated ship ads and slave-related ads...

Item #698642

May 20, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 20, 1796  The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements including 23 illustrated ship ads. The issue has no fewer than 4 slave-related ads, including: "For Sale, A Mulatto Wench..." all with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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684606

George Washington provides a patent...

Item #684606

June 17, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 17, 1796  The back page has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting clo... See More  

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684607

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #684607

June 18, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 18, 1796  Page 2 has an entire column taken up with: "AN ACT Making Provision for the Payment of Certain Debts of the United States" which is signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

The back page has an ad for: "Negro Tom" describing: "A Black Man, about 5 feet 6 inches high...ran off from Fel... See More  

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665515

On Washington retiring from public service... Candidates for President include Patrick Henry...

Item #665515

October 15, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 15, 1796  The front page has over a full column letter reflecting upon Washington's recent Farewell Address to the nation, retiring from public life. It begins: "The intended retirement of Gen. Washington from the Presidency of the United States is seriously affecting to the American mind. On the one hand, the unsullied purity of his character--his em... See More  

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677453

Two letters from Thomas Jefferson...

Item #677453

November 12, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Nov. 12, 1796  The front page contains two letters from Thomas Jefferson both concerning relations with France. Neither are signed in type by him.

The back page has 2 notices for the sale of western lands in the Northwest Territory.
Four pages, very nice condition.

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698595

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #698595

February 01, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 1, 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 several illustrated ship ads. Also on the ftpg. is a notice for: "Proposals For Carrying the Mails of the United States". Insid... See More  

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698843

Three letters by Napoleon Buonaparte from the war front...

Item #698843

March 25, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, March 25, 1797  A very nice newspaper from the early weeks of John Adams' administration. who was inaugurated on March 4.

The back page has 3 letters from "Buonaparte, General in Chief of the Army of Italy, to the Executive Directory" datelined at Milan, each signed in type: Buonaparte. Various other reports and letters concernin... See More  

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698638

Corbett's short-lived newspaper...

Item #698638

April 25, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, April 25, 1797  The front page has a: "Two Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway servant girl, with details. Also: "General Orders" from the Commander in Chief of the troops of the United States beginning: "All absent officers, with exception to those on the recruiting service, under orders from the Secretary of War, are to join their... See More  

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665556

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665556

June 19, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, June 19, 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 eight 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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649216

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5) AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

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698611

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #698611

January 05, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 5, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has the latest reports from Congress. The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 1796,... See More  

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698610

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #698610

January 06, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 6, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has the latest reports from Congress. The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 1796,... See More  

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698758

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #698758

January 13, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 13, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress. The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 1796... See More  

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685693

The rights of women... John Adams on the XYZ Affair...

Item #685693

March 24, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 24, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles, one of which is: "The Rights Of Woman" which is a serialized article, this portion taking over 3 1/2 pages.

The back 1 1/2 pages ar... See More  

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684124

Handsome masthead...

Item #684124

August 11, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Aug. 11, 1798  Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are mostly from England and other parts of Europe. Red tax stamp on the back page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few minor stains, good condition.

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649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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698709

On the Alien and Sedition Acts...

Item #698709

February 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1799  Page 2 has a lengthy resolution passed by the House of Representatives that reads in part: "...The sedition and alien acts this House conceive, contain nothing terrifying, but to the flagitious and designing...That it is the opinion of this House, that ought not to concur in the design of the resolutions of Kentucky."

Page 2 also has a rep... See More  

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698908

Napoleon Bonaparte's letters... Piracy & barbarity...

Item #698908

April 22, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Boston, April 22, 1799  Most of pages 1 and 4 are taken up with: "Buonaparte's Letters - Translations". Page 3 has: "Unprecedented Barbarity, Piracy and Murder".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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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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667646

Letters to Jefferson, with his response...

Item #667646

July 27, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 27, 1801  Page 2 has a "Remonstrance" from the merchants of New Haven on the removal of the tax collector in favor of another. This is followed by: "The President's Reply" which takes over a full column & signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

This is followed by another letter on the same concern: "To Thomas Jefferson, Preside... See More  

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667660

Letters to Jefferson, with his response...

Item #667660

July 27, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 27, 1801  Page 2 has a "Remonstrance" from the merchants of New Haven on the removal of the tax collector in favor of another. This is followed by: "The President's Reply" which takes over a full column & signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

This is followed by another letter on the same concern: "To Thomas Jefferson, Preside... See More  

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667653

Jefferson defends an appointment...

Item #667653

July 29, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1801  The front page has a "Remonstrance" of the merchants of New Haven, to the President, concerning the removal of the Revenue Collector & appointment of his replacement.

This is followed by: "The President's Reply" in which he justifies the action, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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649304

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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684521

On the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #684521

November 24, 1803

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 24, 1803  The middle of the front page has over a full column taken up with: "LOUISIANA" which is a very lengthy editorial concerning the purchase, recently concluded.

It begins: "The treaty places the U.S. in the best possible position to avoid the usual causes of war; we have no neighbour settled near our settlements; but it may be said, that Spain may b... See More  

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684928

Jefferson and Bainbridge on the Tripolitan War...

Item #684928

March 28, 1804

NEW YORK HERALD, March 28, 1804  The front page has a message from the President to Congress concerning Captain Bainbridge, commander of the Philadelphia frigate which was captured in the Tripolitan War or the first Barbary War, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. What follows is a letter, datelined from Tripoli, signed by the commander: W. Bainbridge.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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698654

Ten issues of the Boston Gazette...

Item #698654

March 03, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, 1806-1807  A lot of ten issues from during the administration of Thomas Jefferson, various news and ads of the day. All are in "2nd rate" condition with minor flaws, nothing serious. Offered at a discounted price.

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667565

Thomas Jefferson letters...

Item #667565

April 17, 1806

UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, April 17, 1806  The back page contains four letters to Congress each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson, regarding situation with England.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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667566

Jefferson letter concerning the Tripolitan War...

Item #667566

May 05, 1806

UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, May 5, 1806  As part of proceedings form Congress, page 3 has a message: "...received from the president of the U. States..." to Congress concerning the Tripolitan war, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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695452

From Doylestown, with two Acts of Congress...

Item #695452

May 26, 1806

PENNSYLVANIA CORRESPONDENT, & FARMERS' ADVERTISER, Doylestown, May 26, 1806  This is the first of this title we have offered. 

The back page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One is : "To Authorize the Secretary of War to issue land warrants; and for other Purposes" and the other; "Authorizing a Detachment from the... See More  

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559604

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

Item #559604
(5) UNITED STATES GAZETTE, 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.

Complete in 4 pages, 2nd-rate condition with rubbing, foxing, and staining, but not damaged.

The images show an example of the condition and look of the issu... See More  

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649276

From Thomas Jefferson's administration...

Item #649276
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1807-1809  A lot of 10 issues of this popular title from the "Hub City". All have the subscriber's name written in the margin above the masthead, some minor edge tears, a few scattered stains, and occasional foxing, but overall quite nice.

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698655

Trial coverage on the Burr Conspiracy...

Item #698655

June 25, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, June 25, 1807  Page 2 has two reports headed: "Burr's Trial" with detailed text consuming over two columns. Much is available on the internet concerning the Burr Conspiracy.

Four pages, nice condition.

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694916

Jefferson's last state-of-the-union address to Congress...

Item #694916

November 15, 1808

NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, Nov. 15, 1808  Over half of page 2 is taken up with the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" which was his last state-of-the-union address to Congress. Rather than present it orally, he provided it in writing to members of Congress as the introduction notes: "...the President of the United States communicated in writing...to both houses of Congress, the... See More  

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694915

First of this title we have offered?

Item #694915

May 26, 1809

OLD COLONY GAZETTE, New Bedford, Massachusetts, May 26, 1809  A quite scarce title, existing from Oct. 21, 1808 thru Oct. 11, 1811. This appears to be the first issue of this title we have offered in our 47 years.

Page 2 begins with: "Indian War In Louisiana" and also has a detailed account of a: "Duel". 

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition. A sma... See More  

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695455

First of this title we have offered...

Item #695455

September 12, 1809

THE WHIG, Baltimore, Maryland, Sept. 12, 1809  This is the first of this title we have located. A typical newspaper of the day with the front page filled with advertisements and news items on pages 2 and 3. Articles include: "Killing--No Murder" "Kidnapper" and "The Examiner" plus various bulletins from Europe.

Four pages, nice condition.

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649289

10 issues from James Madison's presidency... Pre-War of 1812...

Item #649289
(10) BOSTON GAZETTE, dated 1810-1811  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when James Madison was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period just prior to the War of 1812. Irregular at the spine but without loss of text; some foxing and wear with lite staining, typical for the period. The photo shows an example of the look and cond... See More  

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695451

For the Irish community in America...

Item #695451

July 20, 1811

THE SHAMROCK; OR HIBERNIAN CHRONICLE, New York, July 20, 1811  A rather uncommon newspaper for the Irish community in New York. Page 2 has: "More Kidnapping of Irish Emigrants" and age 3 includes a lengthy list of passengers from Ireland arriving in the United States.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine which has been archivally strengthened, nice engraving in the masthe... See More  

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694545

We've never offered this title before...

Item #694545

November 14, 1811

NORTHERN CENTINEL, Burlington, Vermont, Nov. 14, 1811



* Very rare publication

* Chittenden County

* College town




This is the of this title we have offered since the creation of our computer database over 30 years ago. It essentially existed since 1801 under a different title (Vermont Centinel) and underwent several name changes in its history. With the issue of Dec. 13, 1810 the title chan... See More  

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649218

The War of 1812... A mini-lot at a reduced price...

Item #649218
(5) A lot of five newspapers of a blend of various folio-size and non-folio-size newspapers (various titles), all containing news on The War of 1812. Average condition with mild wear and foxing; not damaged or 2nd rate. A great set of historic issues at a very reasonable price.
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677834

The Battle of Detroit...

Item #677834

September 24, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 24, 1812  The front page has: "Com. Rodgers" and some "Copies of Letters...from Capt. Porter of the U.S. frigate Essex" which carries over to page 2 & includes 4 letters signed by him in type: D. Porter.

Page 2 has: "Surrender of Detroit" followed by: "Detroit" and yet another very lengthy letter with much detai... See More  

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695220

Failures in the northern frontier... Naval reports...

Item #695220

March 29, 1814

THE WAR, New York, March 29, 1814  The entire front page is taken up with a continuation of "Documents" explaining the causes of the failure of the American military on the northern frontier. Included are documents signed by: Isaac Shelby, W. Hampton, & John Armstrong. These reports carry over to page 2.

Other reports within include: "Grand Naval Challenge" which take... See More  

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689810

Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #689810

October 26, 1814

NATIONAL AEGIS, Worcester, Massachusetts, Oct. 26, 1814  Among the War of 1812 reports within: "Destruction of the Pirates of Barataria" near New Orleans; "Copy of a Letter from John K. Smith to the Sec'ry of the Navy" dated at New Orleans; "Defeat of the Enemy being "General Orders" from Mobile with much good reporting.

Also: "Good News From the S... See More  

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698522

Constitution of the State of Indiana... Paoli monument...

Item #698522

October 04, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 4, 1817  Inside has what appears to be the entire text of the Constitution of the State of Indiana taking over 8 pages.

The front page has an interesting broadside-like graph and text concerning public expenditures in Great Britain, Ireland and the United States. Such graphics in this title are quite rare.

Also included is a resolution for the con... See More  

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689205

The Jew Bill... Jefferson, Adams & Madison lend their support...

Item #689205

February 20, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER with the separately bound "Supplement To Volume XV", Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1819  Certainly the best content in this issue is in the lengthy "Supplement" to the volume, with an article headed: "Legislature Of Maryland - The Jew Bill--From A Correspondent" which takes nearly four pages.

As a bit of history, In 1776 Maryland's constitut... See More  

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689206

The Jew Bill... Jefferson, Adams & Madison lend their support...

Item #689206

February 20, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER with the separately bound "Supplement To Volume XV", Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1819  Certainly the best content in this issue is in the lengthy "Supplement" to the volume, with an article headed: "Legislature Of Maryland - The Jew Bill--From A Correspondent" which takes nearly four pages.

As a bit of history, In 1776 Maryland's constitut... See More  

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694687

An instant mini-collection... 10 newspapers from the 1800's...

Item #694687
(10) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten newspapers with at least 5 different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. You will receive 10 differently dated American newspapers, spread over a minimum of 5 different titles, ranging from 1820 to 1899, in average... See More  

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649274

Newspapers with a treasure-trove of political reporting...

Item #649274
(20) NILES' REGISTER, Baltimore, 1820's - 1830's  A lot of 20 different issues within the noted date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages.

Niles' Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Washington, D.C.--in addition to carrying a wealth of news events from across the country. I
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694547

Piracy and murder...

Item #694547

June 24, 1820

BOSTON INTELLIGENCER & EVENING GAZETTE, June 24, 1820  Among the articles within: "More Piracy & Murder!" "The New Throne" for England; two reports of a great fire at Troy, New York.

Four pages, scattered foxing, some tears at the blank spine, mostly good condition.

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704594

Thomas Jefferson letter... Creating the University of Virginia...

Item #704594

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 15, 1821 



* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia



Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this institution by Jeff... See More  

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684997

Curious connection on two undeciphered texts, one being the Mormon golden plates...

Item #684997

May 03, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1823  An inside page has an interesting article with a small heading: "Curious Manuscript", which reports on: "...the discovery of a curious manuscript at Detroit...it was not Chinese, Arabic, Syric-French, Spanish or English, but what it was no one could tell..." with further detail.

This "curious manuscript" was re... See More  

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684998

Curious connection on two undeciphered texts, one being the Mormon golden plates...

Item #684998

May 03, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1823  An inside page has an interesting article with a small heading: "Curious Manuscript", which reports on: "...the discovery of a curious manuscript at Detroit...it was not Chinese, Arabic, Syric-French, Spanish or English, but what it was no one could tell..." with further detail.

This "curious manuscript" was re... See More  

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698547

The Maryland "Jew Bill" is finally passed...

Item #698547

March 19, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825  The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts that have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of... See More  

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698546

The Maryland "Jew Bill" is finally passed...

Item #698546

March 19, 1825

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825  The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts that have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825.

The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryl... See More  

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696969

Among Jefferson's last letters, to Henry Lee...

Item #696969

November 25, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 25, 1826  Inside 2 1/2 pages taken up with: "The Late Mr. Jefferson" who passed away nearly 5 months earlier (July 4) which includes a lengthy letter signed: H. Lee. This is followed by a lengthier letter datelined: "Monticello, May 15, 1826" just 1 1/2 months before his death, signed: Th. Jefferson. Then another letter from... See More  

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685026

Mormon connection to counterfeiters?

Item #685026

May 19, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 19, 1827  Inside has a rather brief article: "Counterfeiters" noting in part: "A whole nest of counterfeiters of coin has been arrested near Painesville, Ohio & another at Ashtabula...chiefly manufactured pieces in imitation of half-dollars..." with a bit more.

One could argue an early Mormon connection here.

Allegations wer... See More  

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697007

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #697007

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has: "Charles Carroll" which gives details of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through J... See More  

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649976

Chang & Eng, the original Siamese twins, arrive in the United States...

Item #649976

August 22, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 22, 1829  Page 4 has nearly half a column taken up with: "Remarkable Natural Curiosity", a report of the arrival in the United States of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins (of eventual P.T. Barnum fame). Although not mentioned by name research confirms this account is about them.

It notes in part: "The ship Sachem arr... See More  

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649241

Early comic, satire newspaper...

Item #649241
FIGARO IN LONDON, London, 1833  An English comic newspaper of the early 19th century, founded in 1831 and running for almost 8 years. It was the forerunner for the much more popular "Punch" magazine. There is a nice comic illustration in the masthead. Four pages, 8 3/4 by 11 inches, nice condition. The photo shown is generic, but the issue you will receive will be very similar.

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689423

The Mormons... LaFayette...

Item #689423

July 26, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 26, 1834   The front page has an item concerning the memory of LaFayette, who recently died, plus there are two letters on an inside page each signed by: George LaFayette, concerning the death of the general. 

One Mormon report includes: "The report of a battle with the Mormons in Jackson county Missouri, was not true...well armed, advanc... See More  

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684296

A very early issue of this famous anti-slavery title...

Item #684296

August 20, 1836

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Aug. 20, 1836  It is rare to find such early issues of this famous anti-slavery title edited by William Lloyd Garrison. It began publication just 5 years earlier. The masthead features a woodcut of a slave auction.

Much anti-slavery content as one might expect, with articles including: "Pawtucket Juvenile Anti-Slavery Society" "Anti-Slavery Alm... See More  

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704359

One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Lincoln to be had... Early Joeseph Smith mention...

Item #704359

August 12, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837  An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific resolution.

This is a very early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was just 2... See More  

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698699

Just as sold on the streets, with the original outer wrappers...

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December 26, 1837

WALDIE'S SELECT CIRCULATING LIBRARY, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1837  Printed in the masthead: "Furnishing The Best Popular Literature--Memoirs, Biography, Novels, Tales, Travels, Voyages, etc."

Of interest is that this issue still has the original outer wrappers, was never bound nor trimmed. Just as sold on the streets.

Complete in 20 pages plus the wrappers, 9 3/4 by 12 1/2 inch... See More  

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705028

1808 pamphlet - John Quincy Adams & Harrison Grey Otis...

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January 01, 1839

Pamphlet: "REMARKS and CRITICISMS on the Hon. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS'S LETTER to the Hon. HARRISON GRAY OTIS", by William Coleman, a law partner of Aaron Burr, and printed by Joshua Cushing, Boston, 1808



Critique of John Quincy Adams' thoughts on the War of 1812 as presented to Harrison Gray Otis. Wordery comments: "It offers insight into the political debates of the time and ... See More  

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692847

The famous slave ship Amistad...

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November 23, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, Nov. 23, 1839  



* La Amistad slave ship case



Near the back is a brief item concerning the famous slave ship Amistad, about which Stephen Spielberg directed a movie of the same name.

The report notes: "The case of the Amistad has been again before the U.S. Court in session this week at Hartford, and was further postponed by the Court to January, to give ti... See More  

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704486

Death of General Macomb... Mormons arriving from Quebec, bound for Illinois...

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July 10, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 10, 1841  Page 3 has a lengthy account of a loss in the military: "...the melancholy intelligence of the exit of the distinguished ALEXANDER MACOMB, the late major general commanding-in-chief...". Included is a small graphic of "The Hearse" with the positions of the pall bearers.

The back page has a brief item concerning the: ... See More  

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685080

Mormons are building the Nauvoo Temple... Tyler's state-of-the-union address...

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October 02, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1841  The back page has a small report: "Mormons" noting in part: "Joseph Smith, the leader of this sect, has resigned the editorial chair of the 'Times and Seasons' to John Taylor, who tells us that 'The Temple of God in Nauvoo' is progressing by the voluntary labor of the 'Saints' who turn out with their... See More  

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678287

The capture of Monterey, driven by false rumors...

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February 02, 1843

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Feb. 2, 1843  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

Although there is anti-slavery content here, perhaps the best article is on page 2: "The Recent Capture of Montrerey" with the report beginning: "The capture of Monterey by our squadron under Commodore Jones is an occurrence that out... See More  

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678289
Item #678289

February 09, 1843

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Feb. 9, 1843  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

Among the articles are: "Texas and the United States" "The Deeds of Abolition" "The Distinction & Prejudices of Color--The Rights of Northern Colored People in Southern Ports" "Prejudice Against Color"
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685085

Orrin Porter Rockwell, the Mormon bodyguard...

Item #685085

March 25, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1843  The back page has a small report: "Mormons" noting: "Orrin Porter Rockwell, the Mormon, who has been accused of being the person who attempted to assassinate ex-governor Boggs, of Missouri, last summer, was apprehended at St. Louis on the 6th instant and committed to jail. He will now haver to stand his trial."

Rock... See More  

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704487

On arresting Joseph Smith...

Item #704487

July 22, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1843 



* On the arrest of Joseph Smith

* Mormonism - Mormons

* Nauvoo, Illinois




Page 3 has a somewhat brief article with a small heading: "Joe Smith" noting in part: "The sheriff of Jackson county...published a long letter explaining the manner in which he arrested this distinguished personal & the troubles...... See More  

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684890

Joseph Smith on the Millerites...

Item #684890

July 26, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1843  Page 3 has a brief item noting: "Joe Smith, in a late number of the Nauvoo Times & Seasons, has a review of Millerism, in which he avows his believe that the world has a decided liking for being humbugged. There is not a greater truth to be found within the pages of Joe's Bible."

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

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685483

A story on slavery...

Item #685483

November 29, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1843  Page 3 has: "George And John Evans, Or, A Story on Slavery" which concerning two brothers, one an abolitionist and the other a slave-owner. The article takes two-thirds of a column.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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685484

Occupation of Hawaii by the British...

Item #685484

December 01, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 1843  Page 3 has a full column headed: "From The Sandwich Island", now known as the Hawaiian Islands, which concerns the Paulet Affair.

This was the unofficial five-month occupation of Hawaii by a British naval officer. It was ended by the arrival of American warships sent to defend Hawaii's independence. 

Four pages... See More  

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685121

Breaking away from Joseph Smith... Smith wants an army to take Oregon and Texas...

Item #685121

June 01, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 1, 1844  Near the back are reports from the federal Congress, one item mentions in part: "...Mr. Wentworth asked leave to present a memorial from General Joseph Smith, commander in chief of the Latter Day Saints, Mormons, embodying the provisions of a bill to authorize him to raise an army of 100,000 volunteers to take Oregon, annex Texas, et... See More  

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684972

On Joseph Smith and his failed 1844 presidential campaign...

Item #684972

June 22, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1844  It is not known by many today that Joseph Smith, leader of the Latter-Day Saints, ran for president of the United States in 1844.

After several years of harassment and persecution in Missouri and Illinois, Smith wrote to five men expected to be candidates for the presidency, asking each what he would do to protect the citizenship rights... See More  

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685125

Will the Mormons leave? On the assassination of Joseph Smith... America's first African-American lawyer...

Item #685125

July 27, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 27, 1844  Pages 4 and 5 contain a nearly full-column article on: "The Mormons" focused on driving the Mormons out of Illinois, and a bit on the assassination of Joseph Smith & his brother.

A few bits include: "...exhibits on the part of the anti-mormons a headstrong determination to persist i the which is, in its essence irrati... See More  

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704358

Report of the murder of Joseph Smith in a British magazine...

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September 01, 1844

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1844 



* Joseph & Hyrum Smith murders

* Carthage, Illinois jail

* Lynch mob killing




Near the back under "Foreign News" is a report from the "United States" noting: "Joseph and Hiram Smith, the Mormon prophets, were murdered in June last, at Carthage in Illinois, by a mob of 60 or 70 persons."

Keep in m... See More  

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684804

On the leadership of the Mormons... Last of the Smith brothers...

Item #684804

September 05, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 5, 1844  Page 3 has a report with a small heading: "Nauvoo News" with notable news, bits including: "...that Daniel Spencer as been elected mayor of Nauvoo pro tempore. George Miller & Whitney have been elected trustees...the temple is progressing rapidly. Samuel H. Smith, brother of the Prophet, died at Nauvoo about two weeks... See More  

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698770

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #698770

February 08, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 8, 1845  One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under the same title... See More  

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693469

President's state-of-the-union address: a rare same day report...

Item #693469

December 02, 1845

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1845 



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* From our nation's capital




Taking most of page 2 and nearly half of page 3 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: James K. Polk. This newspaper report is from the same date as it was given by Polk.

As was typical with thi... See More  

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698593

Early Florida...

Item #698593

February 17, 1846

FLORIDA SENTINEL, Tallahassee, Feb. 17, 1846  A very early newspaper from the capital of Florida, and with a nice engraving in the masthead. This newspaper is formatted much like most newspapers of the day, being complete in four pages with various local and national news reports in addition to many advertisements.

Page 3 includes: "Important from Washington" which begins: "Th... See More  

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688634

Rare reference to the 'Mormon Battalion' during the Mexican War... The slave trade... The Oregon Treaty with England...

Item #688634

August 15, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1846  The top of the back page has a very notable report: "Mormon Volunteers" being a brief item noting: "Capt...Allen has reached Fort Leavenworth with 500 Mormon volunteer infantry. They proceed forthwith to join Gen. Kearney in his expedition against Santa Fe."

This is a very rare report on the 'Mormon Battalion'... See More  

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689433

Abraham Lincoln wins an election in 1846... The Mormon troubles... The Mexican War...

Item #689433

September 12, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 12, 1846  Page 3 has a report from Illinois on election returns, which notes: "...7th district, Cartwright (loco.), 4829; Lincoln, (whig) 6340 (elected...".

History tells us that n 1843 Abraham Lincoln sought the Whig nomination for Illinois' 7th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was defeated by John J. Hardin ... See More  

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691609

On the discovery of the planet Neptune...

Item #691609

April 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D. C., April 15, 1847  Page 3 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with much detail--very scientific--concerning the recent discovery of the new planet known as Neptune. Credit is given to Urbain Le Verrier but much work was done by others as well.

This is no typical 2-paragraph report as found in other newspapers. This is a very detailed account.

Four pages,... See More  

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695237

Four slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...

Item #695237

August 11, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 11, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 3 has four slave-related ads, one headed: "Negroes Wanted.." each having various particulars. The ads are shown in the photos.

Four pages,
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698563

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican War...

Item #698563

July 08, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848



* Mexican War ends

* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

* Mexico - United States - Texas




The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican re... See More  

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698606

Early report on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #698606

October 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 The top of pg. 3 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens to turn their eyes in that direction..." with more on th... See More  

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698762

The California Gold Rush...

Item #698762

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848  Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. 

An early repo... See More  

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698768

Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #698768

December 02, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Dec. 2, 1848  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, 14 years before the Civil War.

The front page is mostly taken up with the: "Governor's Message" signed in type: W. D. Moseley. Related reports consume page 2.

Four pages... See More  

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698607

Early reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #698607

December 19, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 1848  The back page has some nice, early Gold Rush content with the top of a column headed: "From California" containing several reports, one noting: "...The attention of the whole population is entirely devoted to the gold region...Much sickness prevails & many die...but the truth is, they are so entirely absorbed by the m... See More  

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649244

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #649244
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., 1849  James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.

This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously living in Washing... See More  

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649225

Gold Rush era...

Item #649225
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849  Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More  

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