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This issue of the Dunlap's American Daily Advertifer is dated August 25, 1791 and the price for it is Four Pence. 

Some are the articles and ads include, ships for sale and charter, a reward of 8 dollars being offered for the return of a "Ran-Away" who is described as being 16 years old and about 5 foot 6 or 7. They talk about how great it is at times because the boy can not speak very well at all. 

Another reward is being offered for a Ran-Away negro man. He is said to be 45 years old and about 6 feet tall and is described as having a rather large upper lip. 

The Boston Gazette issues that are in the collection are as follows....

February 25, 1813 

April 19, 1813 

May 3, 1813 

May 20, 1813 

August 26, 1813 

September 9, 1813 

September 16, 1813 

September 23, 1813 

October 7, 1813 

October 18, 1813 

Some of the stories in the issues are about the war, rum, counterfeit money and so on. The sales ads include items such as passage on ships, entire ships for sale and so on. It is neat to read in these papers some of the many historical names I remember from the history books.

This issue of the Hanover Spectator is dated June 4, 1845. 


Some stories in this issue are about a murder that took place, a number of different cooking stories such as how to cook peas and how to keep Irish Potatoes from rotting. There is also a story about how it must be terrible for all because of a tariff that is now 10 years old. It seems that American carpet can be had cheaper then the Foreign stuff and that has the writer of this Hanover PA. newspaper upset.  

The Harpers Weekly a Journal of Civilization.

The issues that are in the collection include,

February 14, 1857 

February 21, 1857 

April 4, 1857 

April 11, 1857 

June 13, 1857 

June 20, 1857 

This newspaper was issued on a weekly basis and at a cost of 5 cents each.  

This issue of the New York Tribune is dated November 27, 1861. The price is 2 cents. 

Some of the stories include....

"Important from Missouri. Effect of the retreat of our army. Ben M'Culloch pressing forward for a fight."

"Fire in Philadelphia."

"Skirmish with the Rebels in Ambush."

This issue also has a map of Fort Pickens and of Pensacola bay showing where the Rebel Batteries are located. 


This issue of The Utica Telegraph is dated March 14, 1864. The price is 3 cents. 


Some of the stories include.... 

"Further fighting in Florida."

"False reports of Meade's Ill-Health."

"Fight of colored troops in North Carolina."

There is also a private letter about the war from Capt. T.J. Sawyer. He talks about fighting around Oulstee railroad station near Jacksonville Florida. 


The New York Times - Sure looks different then todays New York Times. These three issues are as follows.... 


The New York Times on the left is dated October 24, 1863. It's price tag was 3 cents and included stories such as.... 

"Lee's Campaign"

"A Complete view of the Late Rebel Movements."

"The object of the advance."

"The Strategy of both sides -- What was aimed at and what effected."

"The present position and situation of both sides."

"Lee across the Rapidan."

"From the Rebel States."

"The War in the Southwest."

Plus many many more. Also in this issue are some ads for Iodine water, Colgate & Sons Honey Soap, Brown Windsor Glycerine. Another ad for Remington Army and Navy Revolvers. An ad for Constitution water which is said to be the only known remedy for Diabetes, Calculus, Gravel, Brick dust deposits, irritation of the neck and Bladder, Inflammation of the Kidney's, Catarrh of the Bladder and all Female Irregularties. It goes on to state that certificates of cures from well known persons from all parts of the country in circular, which will be sent on receipt of a three cent stamp. 


The New York Times in the center is dated October 26, 1863 and cost 3 cents. Some of the articles found in this issue include....

"The Army of the Potomac."

"Lee again across the Rappahannock in force."

"Two Engagements on Saturday."

"Gen. Gregg's Cavalry Division driven back with heavy loss."

"Severe fighting near Bealton station."

"Shocking accident to a Cattle train."

"The Advance of Gen. Bank's army on the Bayo Teche."

"Destruction of salt works on Mississippi sound."

"Capture of blockaide-runners off Galveston."

Some sales ads in this issue include a cure for deafness, noises in the head, catarrh, discharges from the ear, all diseases of the eye, ear, and throat cured by Dr. Voneisenverg.


The New York Times on the right is dated October 28, 1863. It's price tag was 3 cents and included stories such as.... 

"The army of the Potomac."

"Continued demonstrations of the Rebels in our front."

"Another brisk Skirmish at Bealton Station."

"The reconstruction of the railroad."

"The movements of General Lee's army."

"The army of the Cuberland."

"All quiet at Chattangooga."

"Attempt to destroy a railroad train with torpedo."

"Operations in East Tennesse."

"The guerrillas chased from Missouri."

"Latest intelligence by telegraph."

"The Mexican Deputation to be received by Napoleon."

There are some ads in this issue that include Perego's army shirts, Roman scarfs for ladies & gents, Steel collars and French flannel over shirts, the largest assortment in New York, $2.75, $3.00, $3.75 each, all cut one yard long.

The postage cost to get a shirt mailed to you was 63 cents.


A forth issue not pictured is dated October 8, 1864 and the cost is 4 cents(a penny more then the others or said another way, a 33% increase). Some of the stories in this issue are as follows.... 

"The War in Georgia.

"Hood's Operation in Sherman's rear. Their Loss One Thousand -- Our Loss Three Hundred."

"The Enemy retreat toward Dallas."

"The Pursuit of Forrest."

"The Army of the Potomac."

"Army of the James."

"A Cavalry fight in South Western Virginia."

"The Rebels report Gen. Burbridge defeated."

Some of the sales ad in this issue include..

"Hubbel's Golden Bitters = The best tonic in the world. Will give you strength. Will cure Dyspepsia. Will correct the digestive organ."

An ad from The Washington Iron works of NY for portable engines for 3 to 30 horse power. They will only furnish these just a short distance. 

Burial caskets and Amboline for the hair.



** Note, the words above are spelled as they are found in the papers.**

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