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682029

A report on the Great Plague from 1666...

Item #682029

August 23, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 23, 1666  A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging, and also from the year of the Great London Fire.

At the bottom of the back page is a death report which ties it specifically to this significant year: "The Account of this Weeks Bill runs thus. The Total 290. Of the Plague 42. Decreased in all 42. Decreased of the Plague 6."... See More  

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$210.00
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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$24.00
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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$98.00
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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$45.00
649262

Over 325 years old...

Item #649262
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 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 prin... See More  

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$39.00
649246

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

Item #649246
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698  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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$28.00
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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$46.00
682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #682668

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701  The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought after pirate report to be found in any newspaper--which is datelined "London, May 23" and reads: &q
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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.

Note: U... See More  

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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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$48.00
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 exam... See More  

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$44.00
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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$45.00
682661

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #682661

October 23, 1717

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Oct. 23, 1717  This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 3/... See More  

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$115.00
649232

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649232
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's  A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings. Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.

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$145.00
649264

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #649264
THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726  A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.

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$48.00
682625

A new governor for North Carolina...

Item #682625

December 31, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 31, 1724  Although the reporting is mostly concerning England as well as the rest of Europe, page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Richard Everet is appointed Governor of North Carolina, in the room of Capt. Barrington."

Single sheet newspaper with two handsome engravings in the masthead, full red tax stamp on the back page, nice condition.

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649310

Pre and post-war perspective from Britain...

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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$78.00
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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682567

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #682567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736  Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood".

This plate measures 8 by 5 inches and is in very nice co... See More  

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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739  Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick... See More  

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682555

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #682555
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 by 7 inches. There is a related article head
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682624

See the handsome engravings in the masthead...

Item #682624

September 02, 1746

THE LONDON COURANT, England, Sept. 2, 1746  The masthead features two nice engravings. The front page is taken up with various news from England & elsewhere, while the back page is mostly advertisements. The ftpg. includes several reports from "Scotland" relating to the on-going Jacobite Rebellion.

Complete as a large single sheet, 10 1/2 by 17 1/4 inches, bit close-trimmed at ... See More  

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682572

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #682572
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747  Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken" by the French &
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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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682414

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #682414
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the ... See More  

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$188.00
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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682584

Reporting from colonial America...

Item #682584
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1755  Always one of our favorite magazines if only because of the very nice engraving at the top of the title page, showing the skyline of London at the time. Within is a very nice foldout map of the county of Glamorgan (located in the southern portion of Wales), measuring 8 by 9 inches showing much detail, & includes a related article.

Articles includ... 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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682582

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759  The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and also the coast of Normandy including Havre de Grace. There are two detailed insets, one showing the "Pla
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$84.00
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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649258

Pre-Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649258
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, 1760's  A lot of 10 issues of this famous & popular newspaper at a bargain price.  A good set to show the state of affairs in England and the world shortly before the American Revolution.  All are complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, & are in nice condition.

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679926

The invasion and capture of Martinique, with the treaty...

Item #679926

March 23, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 23, 1762  Inside has four pages taken up with a fine & detailed account of the invasion of Martinique, part of the Seven Years' War. Included are the: "Articles of Capitulation of the Citadel of Fort Royal in the Island of Martinico, the 4th of February, 1762" with all 19 Articles. Also a lengthy list of: "...the killed, wounded & missing... 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 8 pages & in nice condition.   

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$80.00
649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and 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 ne... See More  

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679929

News from Maryland & South Carolina...

Item #679929

February 12, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1767  Page 6 has most of the first column taken up with reports from the South Carolina Gazette, plus another column has letter from Maryland with some news.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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679955

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #679955

July 12, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  July 12, 1770  Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a bit more detail.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice... See More  

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679795

Ben Franklin chosen as agent for Pennsylvania to England...

Item #679795

December 03, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 3, 1772  An inside page has two brief items from Philadelphia under the heading "America", one noting: "...Jos. Galloway was chosen Speaker; and Charles Moore Esq., Clerk of the House. Benjamin Franklin, Esq. is continued Agent for this Province...".

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, great condition.

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670463

Descriptive article on Massachusetts Bay...

Item #670463

December 02, 1775

TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE; SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1775, London.  Included is more than a page on the: "Conclusion of Captain Cook's Voyage". There is also a full page headed: "An Account of Massachusetts's Bay, the Principal of the Four Divisions of New England, and Boston its Capital...". This is a very nice, descriptive article on the colony, lacking the relat... See More  

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682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776  This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the ment... See More  

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$360.00
649259

Revolutionary War era lot... 2nd-rate and damaged...

Item #649259
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five 2nd-rate and slightly damaged issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  The lot is a blend of 2nd-rate and somewhat damaged issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during... See More  

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$42.00
659990

Two letters from George Washington with encouraging reports...

Item #659990

September 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 2, 1777  The back page has: Authentic Intelligence From America" containing an: "Extract of a letter from Gen. Washington to Congress Middle Brook, June 20, 1777" which relates encouraging news from his army in encountering the troops of General Howe near,  Brunswick, New Jersey, and ending: "...the people were flying to arms in... See More  

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682568

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778  The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: Horatio Gates.

There is great reading in: "... See More  

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682559

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More  

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682562

Revolutionary War in the Caribbean...

Item #682562
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1779  There are some news reports near the back of the issue including various intelligence on naval events in the Caribbean relating to the Revolutionary War. There is also a very nice engraving, captioned: "Druid's Monument Near Keswick in Cumberland" looking somewhat like Stonehenge, this being the oldest stone circle in all of Europe. The... See More  

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659115

Sinking of the ship Mermaid... G. Germaine loves to hear of massacred Americans...

Item #659115

June 15, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 15, 1779  Page 2 has a report headed: "American News" which details the loss of the ship Mermaid near Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The ship was driven ashore and wrecked with the loss of more than 102 lives. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York.

The back page has a report noting in part: "...that the American Secretary wa... See More  

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682666

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #682666

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781  I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments. A decorative issue for display.

Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting:... See More  

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687287

The King addressses Parliament on the dire situation in America...

Item #687287

February 23, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782  This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.

Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for the American reinforcement for the campaign of 1782... See More  

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658851

British remain stubborn on the issue of independence...

Item #658851

April 23, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 23, 1782  Page 2 has a report from London beginning: "If the accursed American war is to be abandoned or pursued to the destruction of our country, a short time will determine; ministry gives no signs of remorse for  their past conduct as yet..." with more on this. Furthermore: "...Notwithstanding the mode... See More  

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658852

Terrific & displayable issue with front page discussion from London on the futility of the war...

Item #658852

April 30, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 30, 1782 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



A terrific front page as it is entirely taken up with reports of discussions in the "House of Commons" mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the futility of continuing it.

A few bits include: "That it is the opinion of the house that the war ... See More  

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673666

The Captain Huddy and Captain Asgill affair...

Item #673666

July 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1782  Page 3 has a nice accounting of the controversial hanging of American patriot Capt. Huddy and the resulting Asgill Affair including: "...Capt. Lippencot (the executioner of Capt. Huddy) was under trial of a court martial...that he would be condemned & punished; for it has been proved that he deliberately, & without any order, took the... See More  

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673690

Count De Grasse & his actions at Yorktown... Colonies disapprove of France's involvement...

Item #673690

September 10, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 10, 1782 



* Count De Grasse

* re. British Surrender at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War




Most of page 4 is taken up with an: "Account of the Life & Military Service of the Count De Grasse" including his actions in support of the colonists during the closing months of the Revolutionary War. There is mention of the the capture of Yo... See More  

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681295

Spain to acknowledge America's independence...

Item #681295

December 17, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 17, 1782  The front page has a report: "No official accounts are yet received of the evacuation of Charles-Town, but, by the latest accounts...we are informed this event took place the 23rd of October, that the garrison was not molested in the embarkation, and that they took almost every article of value with them...Spain not only offered Porto... See More  

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673760

Washington's letter on the Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673760

December 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 24, 1782  A few interesting bits in the earlier pages including a report from Paris: "It is very true that the conferences for peace took a turn...indicated a cessation of the war. Before entering into the respective propositions, England had previously signed the act of American Independency...".

A brief item mentions: "Lt. Gen. Greig is ap... See More  

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673762

Some terms of the peace treaty are announced...

Item #673762

December 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 26, 1782 



* Possible peace treaty ?

* American Independence ?




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

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673897

Adams, Franklin, Jay, Laurens, & Jefferson authorized to negotiate terms for peace...

Item #673897

February 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 27, 1783  Inside has one-third of a page taken up with the: "Copy of the Commission of the United States of America, to John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens, and Thomas Jefferson, Esqrs. June 15, 1781."

The document--signed in type by the President & Secretary of Congress--formally appoints these men as ambassadors in Europe... See More  

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$48.00
673898

Adams, Franklin, Jay, Laurens, & Jefferson authorized to negotiate terms for peace...

Item #673898

February 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 27, 1783  Inside has one-third of a page taken up with the: "Copy of the Commission of the United States of America, to John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens, and Thomas Jefferson, Esqrs. June 15, 1781."

The document--signed in type by the President & Secretary of Congress--formally appoints these men as ambassadors in Europe... See More  

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673998

Peace has come to New York...

Item #673998

May 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 27, 1783  Page 6 has a letter from New York noting in part: "Peace being now restored to this country, our old inhabitants are beginning to come in and mix with us again...Those that have come to town seem well pleased & with for a speedy reconciliation with their old friends..." plus a report of Congress authorizing the building of four ships ... See More  

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674350

Waiting for the evacuation of New York... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #674350

July 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1783 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Page 5 has several reports concerning the Loyalists including: "...appears...that the preparations for the evacuation of New York approach every day to a greater degree of maturity, & that nothing is wanting for the actual execution of this long-talked-of event...A board has been appointed to... See More  

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674405

Carleton & Washington meet on the evacuation of New York City...

Item #674405

July 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 19, 1783  Page 3 has a few reports of naval encounters, and also that: "...at last a meeting was held between General Carleton and Mr. Washington, relative to the intended evacuation of New York, when...an offer was made to leave a considerable quantity of naval and military stores behind, if the Americans would relax in their prosecution of the Loyali... See More  

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674406

Carleton & Washington meet on the evacuation of New York City...

Item #674406

July 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 19, 1783  Page 3 has a few reports of naval encounters, and also that: "...at last a meeting was held between General Carleton and Mr. Washington, relative to the intended evacuation of New York, when...an offer was made to leave a considerable quantity of naval and military stores behind, if the Americans would relax in their prosecution of the Loyali... See More  

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674625

Much on extraordinary cruelty towards Virginia slaves...

Item #674625

October 07, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 7, 1783 



* Virginia slaves - Negroes

* Barbarities - cruelties




Nearly two-thirds of page 6 are taken up with: "Remarks On he Slave Trade" which includes near the beginning: "A gentleman newly come from Virginia...entertained me with an accident of so extraordinary a nature which happened not long since there...who was owner of a consi... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783."

It reads in part:... See More  

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649227

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

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  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 and li
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682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784. Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from May, 1778 when they were exploring the Northwest coast of North America. As noted in &... See More  

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682588

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print..

Item #682588
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785  This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, ext... See More  

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682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

Included... See More  

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682557

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788  Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the Bri... See More  

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658437

Washington & Samuel Fraunces run a tight household... Hancock re-elected...

Item #658437

May 13, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 13, 1789  The front page has: "Proceedings of the Legislature of the Union" from the earliest days of the new federal government, dates from May 4-6, which includes some discussion concerning the Constitution.

A pg. 2 item from New York, dated May 6 (just 6 days after Washington's inauguration) is headed: "The President'
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682670

The English will not abandon the settling of Australia...Wilberforce & slavery...

Item #682670

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789  Page 7 has a brief item  from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."

Considerable discus... See More  

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682637

Early letter from Botany Bay, or Australia...

Item #682637

June 30, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, June 30, 1789  Page 3 has a letter headed: "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board the Sirius, in Botany Bay to his friend at Edinburgh..." being a very early letter from the colonization period of Australia.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on page 3, great condition.

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681128

People of Kentucky address Congress... The French Revolution...

Item #681128

July 04, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1789 



* Early middle America reporting

* Kentucky - Mississippi River




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an: "...Address of the Inhabitants of Kentuckey...to the United States in Congress Assembled" concerning the commercial interests of Kentucky. A very early items on Kentucky which was not yet a state. Great to have on the f... See More  

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682638

From just days prior to the storming of the Bastille beginning the French Revolution...

Item #682638

July 18, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, July 18, 1789  Pages 2 and 3 have a lengthy: "Address to the King on the subject of Bringing the Troops to Paris, voted by the National Assembly on the 9th...". This is followed by: "To this Address his Majesty Returned the Following Answer".

Keep in mind that the mentioned letter is from 5 days before the storming of the Bas... See More  

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665279

Washington, the Constitution, Amendments, Hamilton's report...

Item #665279
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), October, 1789  One of the more successful magazines from 18th century America. Included is a lengthy: "...Report of the Secretary of the Treasury..." which takes 4 1/2 pages & signed in type by: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury. Included also is: "Ingenious Toasts given at York, in Penna...in the Procession formed to Celebra... See More  

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682219

Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... 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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659327

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659327

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790  The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has an inter... See More  

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682667

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #682667

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791  The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created.

The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten mi... See More  

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678707

Published by the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #678707
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 ... See More  

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682894

Soldiers in Pittsburgh...

Item #682894

May 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 7, 1792  Page 3 has a report beginning: "The people of Pittsburgh have laid their plans for the retaining all the troops at that place, & of course will reap all the advantages arising from our western army..." with more.

The back page has an unusual illustrated ad for a "Fire Engine" with details.

Four... See More  

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673464

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

Item #673464

November 14, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 1792



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress". This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiate... See More  

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682893

Handsome masthead... The French Revolution...

Item #682893

January 24, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793  This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.

Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis XVI for one month..." with more.

Page 3 has a... See More  

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682564

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682564
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention ... See More  

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682565

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682565
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention has fou... See More  

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682563

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682563
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention ... See More  

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669123

Signed by Washington & Jefferson...

Item #669123

May 08, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 8, 1793 



* George Washington

* Thomas Jefferson




The top of the first column has: "An Act for the Relief of Simeon Thayer" by the U.S. Congress, signed in type by the President: Go. WASHINGTON as well by the Secretary of State: Th. Jefferson.

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

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669172

Three Washington documents...

Item #669172

November 02, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 2, 1793  Page 2 has an address of the people of Alexandria, Virginia, to the President supporting him in his Proclamation of Neutrality over the conflict between England & France. This is followed by the answer of the President, signed in type: G. Washington.

Then page 2 also has two more document, relating to France, which are each signed in script type ... See More  

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669177

Choosing a location for Congress...

Item #669177

November 23, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1793 



* United States Congress

* Choosing a site to build




A page 3 report from Philadelphia notes: "The President of the United States, having summoned the headed of Departments, Chief Justice and other officers of the Government, to meet at Germantown, to advise on the most suitable place for the meeting of Congress; we understand, their decis... See More  

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665224

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665224

April 15, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 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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673465

Nice George Washington issue...

Item #673465

July 30, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1794  The first column of the front page includes two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, making this a nice issue for display. This title was one of only very few which printed Presidential documents with a script-type signature.

Four pages, various foxing, quite irregular at the right margin from chipping but n... See More  

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669055

A Proclamation by Sam Adams...

Item #669055

October 29, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 29, 1794  Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" by the governor "For a Day of Publick Thanksgiving" signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, handsome masthead, loss at the bottom margin but not affecting any text, a bit irregular at the spine.

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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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660491

Washington's letter concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #660491

September 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 3, 1795 



* President George Washington letter

* re. Jay Treaty of Amity - commerce




Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 has a lengthy letter to the President from the Chamber of Commerce of Boston concerning the pending Jay Treaty. It is followed by the Presiden... See More  

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679038

Washington to resign? Fake news?

Item #679038

November 25, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 25, 1795  Page 3 has a small but very interesting report: "The Baltimore account of the intention of the President to resign his Important office in March next, we venture to pronounce is another she fabrication. The Representatives of the People are the only persons to whom he would communicate such a determination, if he had made it."

Four pages, ... See More  

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669086

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

Item #669086

December 30, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 30, 1795  Page 2 has the Address of the House to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, some damp stains, minor repair at the spine, good condition.... See More  

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665483

.In response to Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #665483

December 30, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1795 



* President George Washington reply

* State of the Union Address response




The ftpg. has: "Congressional Summary - Congress of the United States" with prefacing remarks noting: "...members of the House...waited on the President of the United States at his own house, where the Speaker delivered the following 'ADDRESS' In a
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665486

George Washington on the front page...

Item #665486

February 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796  The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "By Thomas & John Hancock".

Four pages, irregula... See More  

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676751

Creating the town of Castine...

Item #676751

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796 



* Castine, Maine creation



The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, sign... See More  

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660484

Front page Act signed by Sam Adams... Letter from George Washington...

Item #660484

July 21, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 21, 1796  Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with an Act of  the Mass. legislature, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 has a letter from the President signed in type: Go. Washington, which begins: "The posture of affairs in Europe, particularly between France & Great Britain, places the United States in a delicate situation.... See More  

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677408

Thomas Paine's latest pamphlet...

Item #677408

July 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 23, 1796  Page 3 has nearly half a column headed: "Thomas Paine" concerning a pamphlet he wrote on: "...the Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance...". A smaller article mentions Hamilton.

The front page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acreage ... See More  

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677409

Three letters signed by Napoleon Bonaparte...

Item #677409

July 27, 1796

THE HERALD: A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 27, 1796  Much of the front page is taken up with: "Treaty Of Peace, Concluded between the King of Sardinia & the French Republic" which has a related letter signed in type: Buonaparte. Inside has more on the military work of Napoleon including four more letters or notes signed: Buonaparte

Four pages, very nice condit... See More  

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665518

John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #665518

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796  The front page has a biography of John Adams. Page 2 has a message addressed to the state legislature concerning the postponement of their adjournment "...to transact the business...respecting the elections of a President and Vice-President of the United States of America..." signed in type: Samuel Adams.

The back page has 21 illu
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676901

The Presidency to change hands for the first time...

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796 



* President elect John Adams

* George Washington outgoing




The front page has two Acts, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. One is for incorporating a religious society in Newburyport. The front page also has an address from the Legislature of Vermont to the President, with his gracious reply, signed in type: Go. Washington.... See More  

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676903

The Masons write to Washington, and he responds...

Item #676903

January 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1797  Page 3 begin with an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania to the President, which is followed by: "To which the President was pleased to reply..." which has his letter signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has much on the war in Europe including a letter signed: Buonaparte.

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

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665533

John Adams is elected President...

Item #665533

February 09, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 9, 1797  Page 3 has a very notable list headed: "The following is a statement of all the votes as declared by the Tellers:" and what follows are the total electoral votes for President, the highest number won by Adams with 71, Jefferson with 68, and Pinckney with 59. Votes were cast for a total of 13 candidates.

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677066

Details on the Presidential election of 1796...

Item #677066

February 22, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 22, 1797  Page 2 has a report from the "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" concerning the process for tallying votes for President & Vice President: "...that the two Houses shall assemble in the chamber of the House of Representatives on Wednesday next, at 12 o'clock, that two persons shall be appoint... See More  

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682538

Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797  A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of the House of Rep. too take the oath of office ac... See More  

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677512

Frigate "United States" to be launched, or maybe not...

Item #677512

May 03, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE OF THE COUNTRY, New York, May 3, 1797  Page 3 has a brief yet historic report reading: "We hear that the frigate UNITED STATES is to be launched the first of May, and in consideration of our navy being as yet in its infancy, she is to be launched in a cradle."

Curiously, further on the same page is a report noting: "The frigate United States will not be l... See More  

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677516

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...

Item #677516

May 27, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 27, 1797  Page 3 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a speech prefaced with: "Yesterday...the senate...waited on the President...at his house, when the Vice-President presented the following answer to his address to both houses, at the opening of the session:" The address begins: "Sir, The senate of the United States request you ... See More  

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676939

Jefferson & others respond to the President...

Item #676939

May 31, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 31, 1797  Page 2 contains a full column letter headed: "To the President Of the United States" which is in response to a recent address by the President concerning national and international affairs. The letter is signed in type by the Vice President: Thomas Jefferson.

This is followed by a nice response signed in type by the President: John Adams, a... See More  

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682527

Thomas Paine writes to George Washington...

Item #682527

June 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, June, 1797  Includes an interesting article: "Inconsistencies in Thomas Paine's Writings Pointed Out" which is a letter taking over a full page, beginning: "I should not have troubled you with any remarks upon a letter, which made its appearance some months ago, addressed to George Washington, president of the United States of America,... See More  

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676961

The attempted launch of the U.S.S. Constitution....

Item #676961

September 23, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 23, 1797  A page 2 report from Boston headed "The Constitution" states in part: "We this day were in hopes to have announced to the public the launch of the frigate Constitution:--But after two attempts to set her afloat, she remains in perfectly safety, on the ways where she was constructed...". 

A second report headed "The Lau... See More  

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676962

Detailed review of the militia...

Item #676962

September 27, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 27, 1797  



* General William Hull

* United States military




Page 2 has an interesting article: "Review Of Militia" commanded by Major-General Hull, with various particulars. The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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676891

John Adams' first state-of-the-union address...

Item #676891

November 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, November, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

The most significant content is the: "PRESIDENT'S SPEECH" delivered to both houses of Congress on Nov. 23, 1797, being John Adams' first state-of-the-union address. It takes nearly 4 pages a... 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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668898

Message from John Jay... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668898

March 13, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 13, 1798  The top of page 3 has a message from the governor of New York to the state Senate concerning "disorderly persons" in Livingston, signed in type: John Jay, who previously was the first Chief Justice of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a p... See More  

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668917

Washington's letter accepting the position of Lt. General & Commander-in-Chief of the Army...

Item #668917

July 20, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798 



* George Washington commissioned by John Adams

* Lieutenant general & Commander-in-chief once again




The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

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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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677088

Lengthy report on the XYZ Affair...

Item #677088

January 31, 1799

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1799



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The entire front page, all of page 4, and a portion of page 2 are taken ump with the report of the Secretary of State concerning the troubles between the United States and France, known as the XYZ Affair, which would lead to the Quasi-War. It is prefaced with a note signed by the Presid... See More  

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672558

Two front page John Adams signatures...

Item #672558

August 30, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 30, 1800  Most of a front page column is taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by: John Adams, and in block type by: Th. Jefferson. Then a letter: "To John Adams, President of the United States" on celebrating the 4th of July, with his "Answer" signed in type: J. Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, irregular at the b... See More  

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667555

Jefferson response to a church in Baltimore...

Item #667555

March 28, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1801  Page 2 has an: "Address to Mr. Adams" on the end of his Presidency, with: "The Answer" signed by him: John Adams.

Page 2 also has a response of the President to the New Jerusalem Church in Baltimore on congratulations for being elected President, signed: Thomas Jefferson.

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

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677734

King of England's announcement of the Treaty of Amiens...

Item #677734

October 13, 1801

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 13, 1801  Most of the front page is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as Well by Sea as Land, Agreed upon between His Majesty and the French Republic, and Enjoining the Observance thereof."

This is the King of England's formal announcement that the Treaty of Amiens had been signed on October 1 and ... 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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666987

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666987

August 03, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 3, 1802  Inside has about a full page of interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender, including a lengthy letter signed by the latter.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was... See More  

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667493

Jefferson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #667493

December 25, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25, 1802 Half of page 2 is taken up with the President's annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun with Washington and which continues to this day.

It is headed: "Message to the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States" which, perhaps unique to Jefferson, was actually delivered by Jefferson's secretary ("Mr. Lewi... See More  

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667492

Jefferson's state-of-the-union address...

Item #667492

November 21, 1804

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Nov. 21, 1804



* President Thomas Jefferson

* State of the Union Address

* Early 19th century original




Fully half of page 2 is taken up with the state-of-the-union address of the President headed: "President's Message", signed in type at its conclusion: Th. Jefferson.

A portion of his address deals with the new Louisiana Territory just purchase... See More  

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649289

From Thomas Jefferson's presidency...

Item #649289
(10) BOSTON GAZETTE, dated 1806-1807  A lot of ten issues from the early 19th century when Thomas Jefferson was president.  News and advertising of the day provide perspective on this formative period.  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 condition of the is... See More  

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682305

Death of General Henry Knox, in his hometown newspaper...

Item #682305

November 03, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1806  



* General Henry Knox death

* U.S. Secretary of War

* Under George Washington




Page 2 has a report headed: "Death of Gen. Knox" which begins: "It is with the deepest regret I have now to inform you that the great and good Gen. Knox departed this life yesterday morning...".

Henry Knox was born and raised in Boston, so great to have thi... See More  

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559604

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

Item #559604
(5) GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, 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. Average condition.  The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years noted.... 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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667549

President Jefferson responds...

Item #667549

September 14, 1808

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 14, 1808  The ftpg. includes two petitions to he President. And page 2 has the: "President's Answer  to the Boston Petition" signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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649235

Oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States...

Item #649235
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, 1809-1810  A lot of eight issues of the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.  Each with occasional foxing; otherwise nice.  Great to have from the heart of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.  The image shows the look and condition of the issues you will receive.  Actual dates vary within the specified time-frame.... See More  

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676870

Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676870

September 24, 1811

AMERICAN & COMMERCIAL DAILY ADVERTISER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1811  A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the ads are: "For Sale, A Negro Woman" with a few details; "Ranaway from the Subscriber" and: "For Sale, A Negro Woman, but different from the other above.

More on the back page as well (see photos).

Four page... See More  

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649218

The War of 1812...

Item #649218
(10) A lot of ten 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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677796

War-related Acts of Congress on the front page...

Item #677796

July 16, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 16, 1812  The front page has a full column with 2 Acts of Congress: "To Prohibit American Vessels from Proceeding to or Trading with enemies of the United States..." and: "An Act Supplementary to the Act entitled 'An Act Respecting Alien Enemies' " each signed in type: James Madison.

Inside includes: "Privateering" &qu... See More  

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677797

Dealing with the British living in America...

Item #677797

July 20, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1812  Two columns of the front page are taken up with: "A Proclamation" for a day of Thanksgiving in support of the war, signed: James Madison. As well as four Acts of Congress each signed by Madison, one: "For the More Perfect Organization of the Army of the United States".

Also within: "Federal Recommendation of the War"... See More  

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682591

The "Wasp" is captured... Madison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682591

November 07, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1812  There are at least two notable reports in this issue, the first being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type: James Madison. This was the first war-time annual message and much of this 2+ page "Message" deals with the War of 1812.

Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" w... See More  

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674439

War of 1812... Mississippi moves towards statehood...

Item #674439

December 02, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Dec. 2, 1812 The front page has a brief item headed: "Another New State" reading: "The bill to erect a new state out of the Mississippi Territory passed by a large majority...".

Page 2 has some nice items headed: "The Glorious War!!" and another: "An Indian Town Destroyed" with some details of the events at Fort Harrison, including: &quo... See More  

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672954

The U.S. Navy to build more ships of war...

Item #672954

December 05, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 5, 1812  Page 2 reports from Washington: "A bill was yesterday introduced...for increasing the Navy of the U. States...propose recommending the building of four ships of 74 guns; four large frigates; and four vessels of 16 guns...". This is followed by: "Naval Establishment" beginning: "The frigate Constellation, now lying in the Eastern Branch, r... See More  

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687371

1813 Death of the "Gerrymander"...

Item #687371

April 07, 1813

BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813 



* Death of the "Gerrymander"

* Governor Elbridge Gerry




Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More  

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649982

Blockade of the Chesapeake during the War of 1812...

Item #649982

April 24, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 24, 1813  Reports include a: "Proclamation" from St. Augustine, East Florida; "British Hospitality"; A lengthy & detailed biography of: "General James Winchester". Also 4 pages headed: "Events of the War" with news from various theaters of the War of 1812 including nice content on: "Blockade of the Chesapea... See More  

Discounted by 50% (as shown) through July 14, 2022!

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681330

Battle of Fort Meigs...

Item #681330

May 26, 1813

NEW-YORK HERALD, May 26, 1813 



* Siege of Fort Meigs - Ohio

* William Henry Harrison




Beginning on the front page and taking over half of page 3 are various fine & detailed accounts of the siege of Fort Meigs.

A British force under Brigadier-General Henry Procter failed to capture Fort Meigs, but they did win a victory over an American relief force. Work on building Fort Meigs bega... See More  

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682590

Wellington's own account of the battle of Waterloo...

Item #682590

August 05, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 5, 1815  Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon.

His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official account of the fi... See More  

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682569

Napoleon Buonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo...

Item #682569
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815

Included is a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte" offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well, including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very strongly made & well proportioned; very broad... See More  

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664912

Converting the Jews... Indiana joins the Union...

Item #664912

December 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1816  One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including: "...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five years & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rate of... See More  

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682468

Bounty land for military veterans... On Monroe's inauguration...

Item #682468

June 24, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 24, 1817  The front page has a report of the travels of the President on the steam boat Fulton, landing at Staten Island & his visits to the fort at Harlem Heights. Also to runaway reward ads. Page 3 has a runaway reward ad as well.

Four pages, nice condition.

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666315

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #666315

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2... See More  

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649239

Variety lot of newspapers... An instant mini-collection...

Item #649239
(10) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten 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. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for $2.5... See More  

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682561

Quite rare set of the 'North Georgia Gazette & Winter Chronicle'...

Item #682561

March 20, 1820

NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.

A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More  

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682589

With a rare, hand-tinted print of a 'View on the Schuylkill"...

Item #682589

September 01, 1820

THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1820  This was a very famous literary-themed magazine, but this issue features at the back of the issue a a quite rare, hand-tinted full  page engraving titled: "View on the Schuylkill". More typically such hand-tinted prints were removed from the issues long ago. And this engraving is in nice condition.

Complete in 88 pages, fu... See More  

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672075

The Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains... LaFayette...

Item #672075

October 05, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 5, 1822  Inside has: "Expedition to the Rocky Mountains" prefaced with: "Extracts from the history of the expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains, in the year 1819 under command of major Long." The expedition of Major Stephen H. Long--the first scientific exploration of the Louisiana Territory to be accompanied by traine... See More  

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667642

Jefferson and Lafayette...

Item #667642

October 19, 1824

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1824  The ftpg. has a letter signed by: Th. Jefferson, concerning his need to decline an invitation to meet with General Lafayette at York due to his infirmaries.

Also on the ftpg. are several articles related to Lafayette's visit to the United States.

Four pages, a few minor margin tears, good condition.

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682592

The Maryland "Jew Bill" finally passes... Inaugural address of John Quincy Adams...

Item #682592

March 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825  Without question the most notable content is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland" which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or a bill to alter the constitution so as to relieve persons from political disqualifications on account of their religiou... See More  

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672160

Western Indians... University of Virginia...

Item #672160

October 08, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1825  Of interest is a report on the "Western Indians" taking over half a page.

Also the "Naval Court of Inquiry" concerns an incident with pirates and Cuba (see Niles' dated November 1, 1823).

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.



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671435

General Samuel Houston... Trail of Tears...

Item #671435

May 16, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1829  Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Gen. Houston" which has some speculation on why this former governor of Tennessee is leaving, ending with: "...They relate to domestic misfortunes. He has not only resigned the governor's chair of Tennessee--but abandoned the state, and for ever!"  Of course in a few yea... See More  

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672081

Proclamation by Andrew Jackson... Funeral of George IV...

Item #672081

October 09, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 9, 1830  Inside has the text of: "A Proclamation" concerning the opening of ports to British vessels, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. The bkpg. has a report on the funeral of King George IV of England including the order of procession.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.



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676022

Biography of John James Audubon...

Item #676022

December 22, 1832

CHAMBERS' EDINBURGH JOURNAL, Scotland, Dec. 22, 1832  Pages 6 and 7 contain a quite lengthy biographical sketch of John James Audubon, the text noting near the beginning: "...the labors of this ingenious and most meritorious artist, whose published drawings of American birds form, without exception, one of the most extraordinary productions of the age...".

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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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676024

First American railroad publication...

Item #676024

February 02, 1833

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Feb. 2, 1833



* Very early on the railroad industry

* Uncommon publication




This is a very early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading, having begun the year prior.

The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the... See More  

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682675

Early issue of America's first illustrated comic periodical...

Item #682675

January 11, 1834

GALAXY OF COMICALITIES, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1834  A very rare newspaper, said  to be the first illustrated comic periodical in the United States. This issue contains 4 woodcuts among its eight pages. This title only lasted for 40 issues, hence its rarity. This is the volume 1, no. 15 issue. Measures 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Good condition.

A rare book dealer has an issue offered for $750.... See More  

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680084

War begins in Texas... Creating the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #680084

January 02, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836  The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention Assembled" followed by the 8 posts of the Bill of Rights, includi... See More  

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678558

Much on the desperate situation in Texas...

Item #678558

April 27, 1836

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1836  Page 2 has a wonderful letter from the "Seat of Government for the Republic of Texas" dated March 5, 1836, the day before the final assault upon the Alamo. The siege began February 23.

The letter is prefaced with a fine editorial piece calling for people to rally behind the Texan cause. And the letter includes in part:... See More  

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667209

Much on the situation in Texas...

Item #667209

May 14, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1836

Much interesting news in this issue, including: "Indian War--Official Accounts" and much from Congress, including a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

The front page has two items concerning Texas including: "...that the whole story of the massacre of colonel Fanning's command is, from the beginning t... See More  

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681117

The Seminole War in Florida... Texas & Mexico...

Item #681117

August 13, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 13, 1836  The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well.

Other items include: "United States & Mexico" "Revolt of Negroes at Havana" "United State... See More  

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682476

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #682476
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Oct. 30, 1837. Included is the amount of $10 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

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682681

Newspaper broadside...

Item #682681

July 22, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD EXTRA, July 22, 1842  This single sheet, "Extra" edition of the famous N.Y. Herald newspaper is printed on the front side only. The text is entirely consumed by reports from Europe with a wide variety of content as seen in the heads near the top of the first column.

This heading also ha a nice engraving above which is: "Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia." Th... See More  

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676110

An early newspaper mention of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #676110

December 22, 1843

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22 1843  The top of page 2 has a report headed: "Advice From Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen constitute the Electoral ticket: Electors at Large--ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Sangamon County: S. LISLE SMITH of Cook..." with more detail. Also mentioned is:... See More  

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682889

First American railroad publication...

Item #682889

October 16, 1845

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 16, 1845  An early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper might be the engravings of a railroad engines and coaches as well as related railroad devices & inventions, as found on pages 1, 2 & 3.

The balance of the issue is taken up with a wide range of railroad-related articles with a wea... See More  

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666734

On the battles at Monterey...

Item #666734

February 08, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 1847  Page 3 begins with a lengthy article headed: "The Capitulation of Monterey" with much detail on the battles there. This report takes over a full column.

Four pages, nice condition.

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666736

Santa Anna's letter on becoming the Provisional President...

Item #666736

February 16, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 16, 1847 



* Antonio López de Santa Anna



The top of page 3 has a column headed: "President Santa Anna" which includes a letter from him announcing his acceptance of the Provisional Presidency. Some interesting editorial commentary as well.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, good condition.... See More  

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682630

Lengthy letter from Santa Anna on the Mexican War...

Item #682630

June 10, 1847

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, June 10, 1847  Some nice reporting from the Mexican War including a full front page column headed: "Very Late from the City of Mexico" which includes a lengthy letter to the Mexican Minster of War, signed in type: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

More on page 2 with: "A Day in Advance of the Mail" "Arrival of Col. Doniphan at Parras" "Hi... 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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649244

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #649244
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, 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 livi... See More  

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680494

Print of New York City in 1849...

Item #680494

May 05, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 5, 1849  The front page has a print of: "The City of New York, From Weehawken", New Jersey. With a bit of text as well.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear including some loss, but not to the print. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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668208

Early article on Portland, Oregon...

Item #668208

September 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 1849



* Very early Portland, Oregon description



Page 2 has a great article headed: "Letter From the Farthest West" which takes two-thirds of a column, being very descriptive of the "Town of Portland" and the vicinity. Other subheads: "The Lumber Trade" Wages of Seamen & Laborers" "Enterprise ... See More  

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668209

Latest news from Salt Lake City...

Item #668209

September 26, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 1849  Page 3 has a nice letter from a Mormon newspaper: "From The Valley of the Salt Lake" which includes: "News from the Valley is quite encouraging.  The crickets entirely disappear where fowls & swine are permitted to range...The health of the citizens there was good...About 12,000 or 15,000 California emigra... See More  

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649298

100 issue variety lot of 19th century newspapers...

Item #649298
(100) Wholesale variety lot of 100 American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896 all in average or better condition--not a damaged lot--with at least 10 different titles.

A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection. An incredible value at under $2 per issue.  If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 20 for this lot.

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649231

19th century 2nd rate and damaged lot...

Item #649231
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT  A lot of 50 2nd-rate and damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1896, containing at least 7 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer or for someone wishing to begin a collection when condition is not a concern. Please note... See More  

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649269

An instant collection...

Item #649269
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 50 issues, with at least 10 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged lot.  No pulpish newspapers!  A great value.  If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 10 folders for this lot.
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682897
Item #682897

May 04, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (now spelled Greensboro) North Carolina, May 4, 1850  Inside has: "Terrible Steamboat Disaster & Loss of Life" bound from Cincinnati to St. Louis, with California emigrants. Also: "Gold Hunters" and: "Gold and Graves" which are on the Calif. gold rush.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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682922

Funeral of Zachary Taylor, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #682922

July 16, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1850  All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of President Zachary Taylor, one of the few Presidents who died in office.

Over half of page 3 is taken up with reports on "The Funeral", the first beginning: "When it became our melancholy duty, nine years ago, to record some account of the obsequies of the lam... See More  

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682921

Debate on the Compromise of 1850... Emigrants for the California gold fields...

Item #682921

August 03, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1850 Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" This would be the "Compromise of 1850" championed by Henry Clay, which would determine whether new territories gained in the Mexican War would be slave or free. Ultimately the compromise would only delay civil war by ten years.

The ... See More  

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682815

California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850  Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of California into the Union" noting that it was approved September 9.

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682620

Fillmore's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682620

December 03, 1850

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 3, 1850  Pages 5 and 6 contain: "The President's Message" being the state-of-the-union address of Millard Fillmore, signed by him in type. The President reviews the events of the year. Included as well are the reports of the Secretary of the Interior, Postmaster-General, & Secretary of War.

Eight pages, damp staining to the top half, otherwise g... See More  

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649284

Magazine by Charles Dickens... An issue from 1851-1853...

Item #649284
HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, 1851-1853  Charles Dickens published this magazine from 1850 to 1859. Having been frustrated by the interference of publishers when editing three other magazines, Dickens determined that he would have a free hand on "Household Words". Dickens directed every aspect of the magazine's production. He wrote for the magazine, solicited contributions and revise... See More  

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682767

Nice ad for the sale of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'...

Item #682767

May 29, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 29, 1852  Of interest is the page 2 advertisement for: "Uncle Tom's Cabin -- 50,000 copies in eight weeks!" which has some nice text including: "A sale unprecedented in the history of book-selling in America...Editors of newspapers...have vied with each other in their eulogistic notices...the greatest book of its kind ever... See More  

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680511

Early print of General Scott...

Item #680511

July 31, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 31, 1852  The front page has a print of: "General Scott" who was: "...the Whig candidate for the Presidency, from a late Daguerreotype, which gives, we think, a good idea of 'Old Chippewa's' countenance."

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin tears. Folder size noted... See More  

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649254

Westward expansion... Decorative masthead...

Item #649254
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, 1850-1856  A lot of four issues in mixed condition, all with a great masthead and with at least some westward-expansion themed reporting and/or advertising.  One of the more decorative mastheads  of the era.  Four pages, some fold wear, edge tears, etc.  All issues are complete and are offered at a significant discount over their single issue pri... See More  

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682931

The Fugitive Slave Act: the case of Anthony Burns...

Item #682931

June 03, 1854

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 3, 1854  The top of page 3 has half a column headed: "The Fugitive Slave Case At Boston".

The case of fugitive slave Anthony Burns was a very notable one attracting national attention to the evils of the Fugitive Slave Act, just enacted in 1850. The report gives much detail on the hatred towards the Fugitive Slave Act this incide... See More  

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682301

Broadside "Extra"...

Item #682301

July 24, 1854

THE EXTRA SUN, New York, July 24, 1854  This is a broadside "Extra", meaning a single sheet and printed on the front only. The page is focused on the latest news from Europe via the: "Arrival Of The Steamship Pacific" with a large print of it.

The reverse has many discrete archival mends, mostly near the margins. Otherwise nice condition.

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682509

The phrenological character of two notables...

Item #682509

September 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, September, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has the portraits of two notables along with their "Phrenological Character, Biographica... See More  

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676059

American (Know-Nothing) Party candidates: front page portraits...

Item #676059

March 15, 1856

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 15, 1856  Taking most of the front page is a nice patriotically embellished portrait of the: "American Candidates For President And Vice-President", being "Millard Fillmore Of New York" for President, and "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Of Tennessee" for Vice-President.

Page 2 includes a brief textual sketch of "Millard F... See More  

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668541

Rare graphic issue on "Uncle Tom's Cabin"...

Item #668541

August 02, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 2, 1856  Inside has a nice article: "Dramatic Reading by a Coloured Native of Philadelphia" accompanied by a print of her captioned: "Mrs. Mary E. Webb (A Coloured Native of Philadelphia) Reading 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' in the Hall of Stafford-House".

The facing page has a print of the construction of the clock tower of t... See More  

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636876
Item #636876
(6) HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.

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686572

Mormon attack... Brigham Young on the Indians & U.S. forces...

Item #686572

November 17, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 1857  This issue has multiple reports regarding the Mormon tensions of mid-late 1857. Page 2 begins with a full column article headed: "A Reply to Brigham Young" which kicks off with Young's detailed letter on how to handle the Indians, followed by the response of J.W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Both letters d... See More  

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686574

Brigham Young proclaims martial law...

Item #686574

November 19, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1857  Page three has: "Important From The Utah Expedition" which includes official intelligence confirming the Mormon attack and burning of 78 of the government's wagons filled with military supplies. This event happend on October 5, during which no one was killed.

The report further notes: "The Department is al... See More  

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682725

Morrissey and Heenan will fight for the boxing championship...

Item #682725

October 20, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 20, 1858  Page 4 has nearly a full column report on: "The Prize Fight Today" between Morrissey and Heenan (The Benicia Boy). Column subheads include: "Morrissey and the Benecia Boy--Condition of the Men--Who Will be Champion--How the Betting Ranges--Amount of Money Staked". The result would be reported in the next day's newspaper.

Eight pages, go... See More  

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675983

Great account of the last of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675983

October 23, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1858  



* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas

* The Great Debates of 1858 (last one)

* Alton, Madison County, Illinois




Keeping in mind that this was from the period of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, page 4 has a report from Springfield headed: "Illinois Politics" which talks of Stephen Douglas.

Taking over a full column is a fine report on the las... See More  

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677745

Trouble with the Indians... Mormons under the peace regime...

Item #677745

November 29, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 29, 1858  The front page has: "The Indian Wars" "Prospect of a Renewal of Hostilities in Oregon--A Council of War Called by General Harney--Apprehended Trouble with the Indians in Washington Territory--Battle Between Indians & California Militia--Defeat of the Savages".

Page 4 has: "Progress of the Mormons Under the Peace Regime" which ... See More  

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682898

John Brown's slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #682898

November 14, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 14, 1859  Page 4 has 2 small items on the Harper's Ferry insurrection, and page 5 has: "The Murder at Harper's Ferry--Discourse By The Rev. Mr. Remington At Brooklyn".

Page 7 has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "Sentences of Coppic, Cook, Green, and Copeland" with subheads: "Captain John Brown" and: "Brown vs. Bro... See More  

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678214

John Brown's slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #678214

November 14, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 14, 1859  Page 4 has 2 small items on the Harper's Ferry insurrection, and page 5 has: "The Murder at Harpers Ferry--Discourse By The Rev. Mr. Remington At Brooklyn".

Page 7 has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "Sentences of Coppic, Cook, Green, and Copeland" with subheads: "Captain John Brown" and: "Brown vs. Brown&qu... See More  

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