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American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Pre-American Civil War / Slavery

American Civil War Years

Post American Civil War / Reconstruction

American Business and Commerce, Pre Revolution and Early Republic

American Business and Commerce

Business and Commerce

Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early Republic

Jacksonian Era

Native Americans

Presidential Proclamations

Presidential Campaign Materials

Presidential / Political, reports and songs

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American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War, 1790-1924 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War, 1790-1924Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 247

Primary Creator: Berol, Alfred C., (1892-1974.)

Extent: 4.8 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by topic.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1969

Subjects: Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893., Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908., Confederate States of America. - Army, Confederate States of America. - Army - Pay, allowances, records, Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933., France. - Foreign relations - United States, Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 - Death and burial, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, Indians of North America - Treaties, Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870., McKinley, William, 1843-1901., Posters, Proclamations, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919., Slave bills of sale., Slavery - United States - History, United States - Foreign relations - France, United States - Fugitive slave law 1850, United States - History, United States - History - 18th century, United States - History - 19th century, United States - History - 20th century, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, United States - History - Military, United States - History - War of 1812, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Forms of Material: Advertisements, Broadsides., Political cartoons, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Songs and music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes materials related to business and commerce, slave transactions, military orders during both the War of 1812 and the American Civil War, as well as treaties with Native American tribes.  Newspapers, banking notes, propaganda leaflets, and presidential proclamations are also found within the collection.

Biographical Note

Alfred C. Berol (1892-1974), who assembled this collection of broadsides, was president of the Eagle Pencil Company (later named Berol Corporation) of Bristol, Connecticut.  He was an avid collector of a wide array of rare books and manuscripts

Subject/Index Terms

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Confederate States of America. - Army
Confederate States of America. - Army - Pay, allowances, records
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
France. - Foreign relations - United States
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 - Death and burial
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Indians of North America - Treaties
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Posters
Proclamations
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Slave bills of sale.
Slavery - United States - History
United States - Foreign relations - France
United States - Fugitive slave law 1850
United States - History
United States - History - 18th century
United States - History - 19th century
United States - History - 20th century
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
United States - History - Military
United States - History - War of 1812
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Donation.

Acquisition Method: In the winter of 1969, Alfred Berol donated this collection to Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He made contact with Dr. Ralph McCoy, and arranged for the delivery of the collection in which Mr. Berol titled, "Broadsides of American Historical Interest," containing materials from before the American Revolution, to the booming industrial age of the United States.

Related Materials: Alfred C. Berol Collection of United States Presidential Signatures, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale;  Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, Bobst Library, New York University Libraries, NY, NY.

Preferred Citation: American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processing completed by Matt Borowicz in October 2006.  Encoded by Pam Hackbart-Dean October 2006.


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[Series 5: American Business and Commerce, 1830-1890],
[Series 6: Business and Commerce],
[Series 7: Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early Republic],
[Series 8: Jacksonian Era],
[Series 9: Native Americans],
[Series 10: Presidential Proclamations],
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Series 1: Pre-American Civil War / Slavery, 1817-1852Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bill of Sale for Slave Purchase, 1817Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bill of Sale for Slave Purchase, 1785 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bill of Sale for Slave Purchase, 1849 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Political Cartoon- Fugitive Slave ActAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Resolutions and Abstract of an Address, 1848 July 6Add to your cart.
Adopted by A Meeting of Liberty Party Men, at Oberlin, Ohio
Folder 6: Certificate of membership for Mr. Reminton, 1852 June 22Add to your cart.
Given by the Office of the Colonization Society, signed by Henry Clay.
Folder 7: Letter from American Colonization Society to Membership of New York, 1835 November 23Add to your cart.
(By: Alexander Proudfit)
Folder 8: Resolution of South Carolina, 1859 December 27Add to your cart.
To raise funds for defense of the State against those who attack the slave states, and to decree sisterhood with other southern slave holding states.
Folder 9: The History of Jack Ditcher:  Together with the Plan of the Late Insurrection of the Negroes, circa 1800Add to your cart.
Folder 10: National Liberty Party Convention in Syracuse, New York, 1852 September 30Add to your cart.
New York State Liberty Party
Series 2: American Civil War Years, 1861-1865Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Confederate Treasury Note, 1865 January 1Add to your cart.
$10,000 Confederate Dollars to R. M. Jami.
Folder 12: Confederate Military Order, 1865 June 3Add to your cart.
Brigadier General Duval surrendering forces in the state of Virginia to Union  forces. Stanton, Virginia
Folder 13: Confederate news clippings, September 22Add to your cart.
Clarion Office, Meridian. Reporting on operations in east Tennessee, from Charleston, great battle near Ringgold, report by General Braxton Bragg, news of 2,500 Union men captured, and from General Robert E. Lee's Army.
Folder 14: Civil War letter sent from Charles Aeskin Jr., undatedAdd to your cart.
Unknown if Union or Confederate.
Folder 15: Confederate pay slip, 1863 January 30Add to your cart.
Order to pay C.C Laneb for burial expenses and coffin
Folder 16: Confederate order number 174, 1862 April 8Add to your cart.
Headquarters, Army of the Peninsula, Lee's Farm. Orders by the command of Major General Magruder.
Folder 17: Confederate order number 24, 1862 April 3Add to your cart.
Headquarters Department of Norfolk, Virginia. Orders by under the command of Major General Huger
Folder 18: Confederate War Notice.  Notice to absentees, Dublin, Virginia, 1864 September 20Add to your cart.
By order of the Secretary of War all absentees from the 54th and 63rd Virginia Regiments in south western Virginia, will report to me at Dublin Depot to be temporarily assigned to duty in this department. Those who fail to report promptly will be arrested and sent to their commands in Georgia. By R. C. Triggs, Colonel of the 54 Viriginia, Regiment.
Folder 19: General Order. Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia, Charleson, Virginia, 1862 September 24Add to your cart.
The money issued by the Confederate government is secure…Issued by Major General Loring
Folder 20: Broadside. "Who is Responsible for the War?", 1861 January 31Add to your cart.
Extracts fro a speech by Alexander H. Stephens, delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia
Folder 21: Song lyrics to "Old John Brown, A Song for Every Southern Man", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Letter to Brigadier General Harvey Brown, 1863 July 28Add to your cart.
Sent to him from the Citizens of New York.
Folder 23: Sailor's Power of Attorney, 1864 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Union military order, 1865 June 1Add to your cart.
Headquarter Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division.  By Command of Brevet Major General Torbert.
Folder 25: "The First Prayer in Congress, dedicated to General McClellan and Our Army on the Potomac", 1862 May 1Add to your cart.
Published by Alfred Hunter, Washington, D.C.
Folder 26: Song lyrics to "Dear Mother, I've Come Home to Eat", undatedAdd to your cart.
By John C. Cross, New York
Folder 27: Confederate Military Order Number 15 headquarters department of Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, 1862 February 24Add to your cart.
By Command of Major General Huger
Series 3: Post American Civil War / ReconstructionAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Certificate of Amnesty, 1865 August 30Add to your cart.
Amnesty given to Clarlie West of South Carolina
Folder 29: Parole of Honor, 1865 May 1Add to your cart.
Given to Confederate prisoner
Folder 30: General Robert E. Lee's Orders for surrender, 1865 April 10, 27, 28Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Song poetry of "Capture of Richmond and Petersburg", 1865Add to your cart.
Words By: G.P. Hardwick
Folder 32: Proclamation from the Headquarters of the Gulf, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1864 January 11Add to your cart.
From the Union Army to the People of New Orleans, by orders of the command of Major General N.P. Banks.
Folder 33: "Democrats, Will You Read This?", 1865 September 25Add to your cart.
General Sickles on the New Jersey Democrats, Boston, Massachusetts. Reference to General Kilpatrick
Folder 34: Proclamation By The Governor to the people of New Jersey, 1865 June 10Add to your cart.
Signed by the Governor Joel Parker.
Folder 35: Death of Confederacy certificate, 1895 April 9Add to your cart.
"Conceived In Sin, Born In Iniquity, Nurtured By Tyranny, Died Of Chronic Attack Of Punch."
Folder 36: "Society of Aryan America", 1870Add to your cart.
Constitution and Preamble, Frederic Gregory Forsyth (President)
Series 4: American Business and Commerce, Pre Revolution and Early RepublicAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Stagecoach Service from New York to Philadelphia advertisement, 1799Add to your cart.
Includes details on the rise and progress of Yellow fever
Folder 2: Pennsylvania Hospital Certificate of Donation, 1802 June 4Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lottery Tickets, 1762-1790Add to your cart.

Four lottery tickets, one prior to the

Revolution (1762),  two from (1776), and one from (1790). Patowmack Lottery, United States Lottery, and the City of New York Lottery

Folder 4: Land-Office Treasury Warrant, No. 2323, 1790 January 29Add to your cart.
For 550 acres of land in Virginia
Folder 5: Pettit's Island Jewelry and Plate Lottery, 1772 February 10Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Port-au-Prince general price index, 1797 May 17Add to your cart.
Siemen & Reinholdt.  Includes prices for flour, pork, beef, fish, tobacco, butter, lard, whale oil, coffee, sugar, etc.
Folder 7: Mr. John Draper to the United States with supply list, 1775Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Supply and account list, 1680Add to your cart.
Mr. John Logatt and Sarah Summers
Folder 9: Circular from United States Treasury Department, 1802 August 27Add to your cart.
"Sir, I have the honor to annex to this letter a copy of the regulations concerning the Mississippi trade, established, with the approbation of the President of the United States, in pursuance of a law passed during the last session of Congress."
Folder 10: Circular, Collector's Office, Port of Richmond, Virginia, 1809Add to your cart.
"Abstract of all vessels which cleared from this port for your district, under the Embargo Act, from the 20th day of January 1809 until the 16th day of July 1809."
Folder 11: Proclamation, 1779 May 3Add to your cart.
By His Excellency Caesar Rodney, Esquire; President Captain-General and Commander in Chief of the Delaware State. James Booth, Secretary, and James Adams, printer
Folder 12: Certificate, 1793Add to your cart.
"Philadelphia Dispensary." Mr. Joshua Gilken, paid subscription and entitled to services for one year,
Series 5: American Business and Commerce, 1830-1890Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Advertisement for "The Lorgnette.  American Academy of Music.  Wheatly & Clarke, Managers.", 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Advertisement, 1844 August 1Add to your cart.
"Vauxhall Gardens, Birmingham. Another Balloon Ascent! Mr. John Hampton…"
Folder 15: Banking document issued for $100, Illinois and Michigan canal, 1839 August 1Add to your cart.
Branch State Bank at Chicago- Lockport, Illinois.
Folder 16: Advertisement, 1869Add to your cart.

"Foster's New System of Wooden

Railway," including the seven advantages to the wooden system.

Folder 17: "Daily Commercial Report and Market Review, number 1897" Chicago, Illinois, 1865 July 28Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Stock certificate, 1859 June 4Add to your cart.
"Chicago Block Company, Chicago, Illinois." Issued to Mr. Gerrit Smith for one share of $50 stock.
Folder 19: Advertisement, 1872Add to your cart.
"The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad is known as the Best Route to Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Omaha, Denver, Leavenworth.  Kansas, Colorado, & California."
Folder 20: Package receipt, 1843 July 28Add to your cart.
Hatch & Company's New York and Philadelphia Express Line. Receipt for Janis Gravin, New York. For Log Book?
Folder 21: General correspondence, 1838 July 2Add to your cart.
Letter of concern and warning from the Bank of Westbrook, Maine. The letter is in regards to bank robbery and stolen bills from other banking establishments in the banking system. The letter signed by the Bank of Westbrook's president, Mr. Oliver Buckley
Folder 22: Circular, 1840 November 11Add to your cart.
Boston, Massachusetts.  Sent by George G. Smith, Engraver, Corner of Washington and Franklin Sts. Circular (Letter) sent in regards to stolen money plates and details about counterfeit money circulating in the south and western states. How to identify bills, and what bills look like.
Folder 23: Lottery tickets, 1845Add to your cart.
Two lottery tickets from Georgia lottery and Pokomoke River (Delaware) lottery.
Folder 24: Ckeck written by Brigadier General W. H. Wallace, 1853 September 10Add to your cart.
Wallace, who died at the battle at Shiloh or also known as the battle at Pittsburg Landing. Check written to Ruben Alberty  for thirty dollars.
Folder 25: Certificate for donation to fund, 1859 January 12Add to your cart.
Donation to the "Auxiliary Mount Vernon Fund." No. 156, for the donation of one dollar for the purchase of Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate.  Certificate awarded to Mrs. Vernon H. Brown.
Folder 26: Invitation, 1964Add to your cart.
"The Union Pacific Railway Company Eastern Division invite you to be present as per letter of Mr. Samuel Hallet to celebrate the opening of the first section of forty miles of their road west from the Missouri River."
Folder 27: Song lyrics to "Gold in California and Row Brothers Row", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, circa 1857 March 27Add to your cart.
From Office of the Mercantile Agency, B. Douglas & Co., Chicago, Illinois. Letter sent to Mr. Summers, of Paris, Illinois, in regards to bank failures in the west and the availability of money.
Series 6: Business and CommerceAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 29: General correspondence, 1930Add to your cart.
Boston, WM. A. Ryan, 49 Linden Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts letter in regards to "World Conference of Cities" held in Boston in 1930
Series 7: Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early RepublicAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Resolution, 1829 March 3Add to your cart.
"Resolutions, of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana." Attempt by the Louisiana Legislature to amend the Constitution, allowing the both the President and Vice-President to serve six year term and be ineligible to serve after one term.  Resolution sent to the Governor of Maryland from Pierre Derbingy, Governor of Louisiana.
Folder 2: Report of the Committee on the Public Lands, 1821 January 13Add to your cart.
the petition of M. Dockery, accompanied with a bill for his relief.
Folder 3: Correspondence from United States War Department, 1802 AprilAdd to your cart.
The letter is a notice to Officers to retire from service of the Army. The letter is signed by Henry Dearborn.
Folder 4: Petition for a financial contribution, 1786 June 24Add to your cart.
In order to Relieve a distressed Prisoner.  To Reverend Whitney and his congregation, from George Dana, Jonathan Richardson, and Samuel Newton.
Folder 5: Vindication of the Religious Society called Quakers, 1780 August 24Add to your cart.
Signed in and by Direction of a Meeting of the Representatives, of the People called Quakers of Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, held in Philadelphia the 24th of the eight month, 1780. Signed by John Drinker, Clerk
Folder 6: Epistle, 1780Add to your cart.
From the Yearly Meeting Held in London. By Adjournment, from the 15th of the fifth Month 1780, to the 20th of the same, inclusive. To Friends and Brethren, at their next Yearly-Meeting to be held in Philadelphia, for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Signed by William Bleckley, Clerk.
Folder 7: Political cartoon, 1780 September 30Add to your cart.
A representation of the Devil and Arnold (Benedict Arnold), as paraded through the streets of Philadelphia
Folder 8: Open letter, 1795 October 13Add to your cart.
In regards to building wooden building, and the treaty with Britain
Folder 9: Epistle, 1798Add to your cart.
From the Yearly Meeting, Held in London, By Adjournments, from the 21st to the 29th of the Fifth Month, 1798, inclusive; To the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings of Friends in Great Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere. Signed by Joseph Birkbeck, Clerk.
Folder 10: Testimony, 1775 January 24Add to your cart.
Of the People called the Quakers, given forth by a Meeting of the Representatives of said People, in Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, Held at Philadelphia the Twenty-Forth Day of the first Month, 1775. Signed by James Pemberton, Clerk
Folder 11: United States Congressional Act, 1791 November 24Add to your cart.
An Act appointing Representatives among the people of the several States, according to the first enumeration. (Two Section of the Act) Passed by the US Congress on November 24, 1791. Printed by John Fenno.
Folder 12: Inspection certificate, 1795 July 8Add to your cart.
Port of Providence. Certifies that the ship "George Washington" shipped one chest of tea.
Folder 13: General payroll, 1777Add to your cart.
"Sir, You are hereby directed and required to pay the under mentioned persons the several sums of money against their names. Pay as officers belonging to the Engineer Department under the direction of Major Matt Dixon Chief Engineer from 1st January to 31 March 1777, Inclusive."
Folder 14: Oath of allegiance, 1780 October 18Add to your cart.
Handwritten oath to the United States and the Army during the War of Independence. The oath was taken and signed by John Smiley.
Folder 15: State of Massachusetts resolution, 1778 June 16Add to your cart.
In the House of Representatives a resolution to collect shirts, shoes, and stockings from the towns and counties in Massachusetts
Folder 16: Power of attorney, 1792 February 14Add to your cart.
To appoint Andrew Service of Philadelphia, as attorney for Melanethon Smith
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1791Add to your cart.
Sent to John Campbell Esquire.- "We deem it our duty and give ourselves the satisfaction to inform you. That the constitution of France is completed, adopted, and signed by the King" Letter possibly signed by Aures Aouuske.
Folder 18: Letter from the Office of the Secretary of Congress, 1786 August 12Add to your cart.
Folder 19: France recognizing United States Independence, 1778 August 5Add to your cart.
State of Connecticut- By the Governor. Document in regards to the King of France acknowledging the independence of the United States and the Tyranny of British rule. Signed by Jonathan Trumbull
Folder 20: Receipt, 1777 October 3Add to your cart.
In regards to payment to Samuel Harper within Two months, Twenty Four Pounds and ten shillings. Signed by Jacob Morgan.
Folder 21: "The Comet" and "The Solar Eclipse", circa 1811Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1823 April 23Add to your cart.
Argus Office, Albany, New York. Letter written in regards to Republican meeting in New York, appointed positions and resolution of the meeting.
Folder 23: Report of the Committee on the Public Land regarding the petition of Daniel Boone, 1813 December 24Add to your cart.
Read and committed to a committee of the whol House on Monday nest. Washington City: Printed By Roger C. Weightman: 1813. In regards to land dispute with Daniel Boone
Folder 24: Correspondence, 1808 April 19Add to your cart.
Boston, Massachusetts.   Letter is in regards the Presidential and Vice-Presidential election process
Folder 25: Correspondence regarding hostilities between United States and Great Britian, 1812 July 3Add to your cart.
Paris, France. Letter details the violation of peace between Britain and United States and the hopes of a Declaration of War on Britain. Signed by J. Barlow
Folder 26: Correspondence from State of South Carolina, 1819 September 13Add to your cart.
Executive Department, Charleston, South Carolina.  The letter is in regards to the electoral process for the President and Vice President, along with amending the United States Constitution
Folder 27: General orders State of New York headquarters, 1809 May 6Add to your cart.
Order by direction of the President (Thomas Jefferson) to release 14,389 militia men from service.
Series 8: Jacksonian EraAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Advertisement, 1853 December 29Add to your cart.
"To the Public. The Holliday House!  Hear Both Sides!" Announcing debate of Alcohol consumption and drunkenness. Debate held at the Holliday House by the proprietors,
Folder 29: Song lyrics, 1846Add to your cart.
Religious Poetry- Church of the Holy Communion. Third Sunday in Advent, 1846.  Consecration Day of the Church by Bishop Ives.
Folder 30: Correspondence regarding European politics, 1855 NovemberAdd to your cart.

To the Republicans of the United

States of America, from M.E. Marsden, London, England.  In regards to European  politics and Napolean Bonaparte.

Folder 31: Act passed by the legislature of New York, 1832 June 25Add to your cart.
Order in regards to Public Health and quarantining those immigrant or individuals arriving in Kinderhook who show symptoms of cholera or any other malignant diseases. Also, the order appointed Dr. John P. Beekman as Health Officer for the town of Kinderhook, New York.
Folder 32: Remarks of the Honorable Daniel Webster of Massachusetts on the Three Million Bill, 1847 March 1Add to your cart.
The Senate having under consideration the Three Million Bill and the question having been put on the engrossment of the bill for its third reading
Folder 33: Printed correspondence to Benjamin Mills, Esquire, 1832-1834Add to your cart.
From Addison Philleo. Several dates and excerpts from other letter appear. 1832-1834. Letter in regards to an Indian battle and the killing of Native Americans along with the debated honor of one soldier.
Folder 34: Correspondence from John Taylor, 1855 June 11Add to your cart.
Letter in regards to the Coercive Temperance Act, Albany, New York.
Folder 35: Postcard of Chicago, Illinois, 1831Add to your cart.
In 1865 the largest corn, provision, and timber market I n the world. Population, 190,000
Folder 36: Correspondence from A. Sidney Johnson, Louisville, Kentucky, 1837 September 1Add to your cart.
The letter describes the situation in Mexico, Texas, and the interest in the southwest by the United States government.
Folder 37: Water Celebration, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 October 25Add to your cart.
Exercises at the Fountain. Hymn by George Russell, Esq., Prayer by Rev. Daniel Sharp, and a song to be sung by the children written by James Russell Lowell, Esquire
Folder 38: Invitation to the anniversary celebration of the Washington Society, 1853 February 1Add to your cart.
Held at the University of Virginia
Series 9: Native AmericansAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Proclamation, 1757 August 4Add to your cart.
By the Honourable His Majesty's Council, of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New- England. A Proclamation for Proroguing the General Court. Call for meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Printed in Boston, by John Draper
Folder 40: Treaties with the Ioway, Sock and Fox tribes, 1824Add to your cart.
Native American treaties from the 18th Congress, 2nd Session.  One Treaty with the Ioway Indians, December 15, 1824, One Treaty with the Sock and Fox Indians, concluded at Washington on the 4th of August, 1824. In the Senate of the United States, December 15, 1824.
Series 10: Presidential ProclamationsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Proclamation by Senator James Gillespie Blaine, 1893 January 27Add to your cart.
To the People of the United States.  President Benjamin Harrison
Folder 2: Proclamation from President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908 June 24Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

Announcement of former President Grover Cleveland's death.

Folder 3: Proclamation by Theodore Roosevelt, 1909 February 11Add to your cart.
"That the Twelfth Day of February, nineteen hundred and nine, the same being the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, be and the same is hereby, made a special legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the Territories of the United States."
Folder 4: Proclamation by President Theodore Roosevelt, 1901 September 14Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

Announcement of President McKinley's death.

Folder 5: Proclamation by President William McKinley, 1901 March 14Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

Announcement of President Benjamin Harrison's death, March 13th, 1901.

Folder 6: Proclamation by President William McKinley, 1900 October 22Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

announcement of Secretary of State, John Sherman's death. Britain

Folder 7: Proclamation by President Herbert Hoover, 1933 January 5Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

announcement of President Calvin Coolidge's death.

Folder 8: Proclamation by President Theodore Roosevelt, 1905 July 1Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

announcement of Secretary of State, John Hay's death.

Folder 9: Proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson, 1919 January 6Add to your cart.
To the People of the United States, announcement of President Theodore Roosevelt's death.
Folder 10: Proclamation by President Calvin Coolidge, 1924 February 3Add to your cart.

To the People of the United States,

announcement of President Woodrow Wilson's death.

Series 11: Presidential Campaign MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 11: People's Ticket, circa 1892Add to your cart.
Harrison, Tyler, and Reform, For Electors, George R. Gilmer, D. L. Clinch, J.  W. Campbell, Joel Crawford, Charles Dougherty, Seaton Grantland, Andrew Miller, W.W. Ezzard, C.B. Strong, John Whitehead, E. Wimberly
Folder 12: New York Times endorsement of Grover Cleveland, circa 1888Add to your cart.
The New York Times, now endorsing Cleveland, one year ago pilloried him as A Political Blind Man! A Man of Desperate Hardihood!...Can YOU Vote for Him?
Folder 13: Anti Andrew Jackson pamphlet, 1828 July 4Add to your cart.
printed a mother of a fallen soldier under Jackson's command.
Folder 14: Benjamin Harrison fyer, 1888Add to your cart.

Citizens! Under Which Flag? America's Choice! For President: Benjamin Harrison.

England's Choice! For President: Grover Cleveland.  Plank from the Republican Platform of 1888

Folder 15: Progressive Party charter member certificates, 1912Add to your cart.
Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson, Campaign
Series 12: Presidential / Political, reports and songsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Report of the Office of the Commissioners of Accounts, 1793 June 29Add to your cart.
The Commissioners appointed to execute the several acts of Congress, to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States, and the individual States, D. Dandridge, Secretary of the President of the United States.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Folder 17: Song lyrics "The Wooden Beast" and "Jackson's Victory"Add to your cart.
Sold by L. Deming, corner of Merchant's Row & Market Square, Boston, Massachusetts.
Folder 18: Proclamation of the United States, 1822 June 24; 1882 July 1Add to your cart.
France and the United States enter into an agreement for commerce and shipping. Articles of the Proclamation lay out duties on goods and what goods are not to be taxed. Weights, measurements given to help regulate the shipping of commercial goods. John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State, and James Monroe, President of the United States.
Folder 19: Newspaper, "The War", 1812 November 14Add to your cart.
Vol. I. No. 21, New York. Published by S. Woodworth and Co. Contains letters from commanding officers in the field during the war with the British in 1812.
Folder 20: National hymn, 1841 May 14Add to your cart.
Composed to be sung on the 14th of May 1841; the day recommended by the President, to be set apart as a day of fasting and prayer, by the people of the United States, on account of the death of Gen. (President) William Henry Harrison. By: L. Griffing
Folder 21: Funeral card for William Harrison, 1841 April 10Add to your cart.
Our Nation Mourns, A Hero Gone, Gen. William Henry Harrison. Born at Berkley, Virginia, Feb 9th, 1773. Inaugurated President of the United States, March 4th, 1841. Died April 4th, 1841, aged 68 years, 1 month, 15 days. The Melancholy occasion, solemnized at New York.
Folder 22: Picture postcare of William Henry Harrison, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Tickets/inviation to President William Harrison's funeral service, 1841 April 13Add to your cart.
This card will admit you into Christ Church, to witness the funeral solemnities on the occasion of the death of William Henry Harrison, late President of the United States.
Folder 24: General order number 30, 1846 March 8Add to your cart.
Corpus Christie, Texas. From General Zachary Taylor (President). Written in Spanish during the Mexican American War.
Folder 25: Testimony of John Tyler, Whig candidate for Vice-President given in United States Senate, 1819 April 6Add to your cart.
Against the swindling paper banking system, and in favor of a specie sub-treasury
Folder 26: Newspaper flyer, undatedAdd to your cart.
"Who Shall Be Vice-President? Shall He Be A Loyal Or A Disloyal Man?" Commentary on Andrew Johnson and the Civil War, elections and the state of the war. Published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, New York
Folder 27: Instructions to Captain Simeon Haley, Commander of the Private Armed Boat, circa 1812Add to your cart.
Called the True Blooded Yankee.  Instructions for the Private Armed Vessels of the United States. Signed by James Monroe, Secretary of State.
Folder 28: United States congressional act, 1789 MarchAdd to your cart.
Congress of the United States, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, On Wednesday, the fourth of March, 1789. An act providing for the expense which may attend negotiations or treaties with the Indian Tribes, and the appointment of commissioners for managing the same. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Adams, Vice-President and President of the Senate, and George Washington, President of the United States. Approved, August the 20th, 1789.
Folder 29: An act to repeal part of the act concerning consuls and vice-consuls, 1804 March 27Add to your cart.
An Act to repeal a part of the act entitled "An Act Supplementary to the act concerning Consuls and Vice-Consuls, and for the further protection of American Seamen." Nathaniel Macon, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jesse Franklin, President of the Senate pro tempore, and Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States. Approved March 27, 1804.
Folder 30: Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the selectmen of the Town of Marshfield in the District of Plymouth and Barnstable, 1790 June 18Add to your cart.
John Hancock
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Cavalry! Wanted Good Men, To Fill Up Company G, Attached to the 2d Penna. Regiment Cavalry, Col R. Butler Price, Commanding, pay to commence on Enrolment, Equipped and sent to camp at once." (NO DATE -- Oversized)
Folder 2: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement (1857) -- "St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad. The only direct Route from Chicago or Joliet to St. Louis, Kansas and Nebraska." (Oversized)
Folder 3: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement (No Date) -- "Choice Farm Lands for Sale, The Illinois Central Rail Road Company is now prepared to sell about 1,500,000 Acres of Choice Farming Lands."
Folder 4: IllustrationAdd to your cart.
The Life of Jeff Davis, Illustrated (Circa post 1865)
Folder 5: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1.15 o'clock, P.M., December 20th, 1860. An Ordinance To Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."
Folder 6: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
The Daily Citizen- J.M. Swords,... Proprietor.  Vicksburg, Miss. Thursday, July 2, 1863
Folder 7: Open Letter to the PublicAdd to your cart.
"A Card. Northampton, Monday, November 2, 1840 To the Public" Document is in regards to General (and later President) William Henry Harrison.
Folder 8: CertificateAdd to your cart.
Certificate -- "Confederate States of America. Loan, $1000- Dated February 20th, 1863."
Folder 9: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Lottery for the Benefit of The State of Delaware, Class No. 194 for 1861."
Folder 10: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper -- "Human Rights. Our Object is Liberty for All; Gained by Moral Power, and Regulated by Impartial Laws. New-York, December, 1837." Paper in regards to Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy and his murder.
Folder 11: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper -- "The Daily Picayune. Extra. New Orleans. Saturday, April 26-2p.m. (1862) The Demand for the Surrender of the City."
Folder 12: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Jerseymen, to Arms! The Higbee Guards, Capt. N. B. Aaronson, Are recruiting for Col. Higbee's Camden Regiment, which has been accepted by the Governor, and will be mustered into service within ten days from this date. Able-Bodied Men Will be enrolled for the Service, until the company is full at the Recruiting Station, By Order of the Captain. Thos. M. Fetter, 1st Lieut. July 24th, 1861."
Folder 13: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "To Working Men. The War is now, thanks to Genl's Grant, Sherman and other heroes of our Glorious Army and Navy, nearly brought to a successful end."
Folder 14: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Morgan Raid Claims. The Board of Commissioners appointed under Act of Legislature of March 30th, 1864, to examine claims growing out of the Morgan Raid in 1863, will hold sessions as follows:..."
Folder 15: BulletinAdd to your cart.
Bulletin -- "Harris' War Bulletin. For Friends of the Union, Erie, Tuesday Morning, April 30, 1861."
Folder 16: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Recruits Wanted Immediately for the National Guard Regt. For Three Months Service." (No Date).
Folder 17: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Our Flag Forever! Tasker Guards, McClellan regiment, P.V. Col. Jacob Zeigler. A few more good men can be mustered in immediately by applying, at the rendezvous, No. 224 S. Front St., this regiment has been accepted by the Secretary of War, and has mustering orders. N.B.---Pay and Rations will commence at once. John Alexander, Captain. W.P. Prickett, First Lieutenant. John K. Brooker, Second Lieutenant."(1862)
Folder 18: MapAdd to your cart.
Map (hand drawn) -- "The Battle of Manassas, July 21st, 1861- H. C. Dawson."
Folder 19Add to your cart.
"General Return of the Number of Provisions to his Majesty's Troops in North America, under the command of His Excellencey General Thomas Gage, Between the 25th of Dec. 1773 and 24th June, 1774."
Folder 20Add to your cart.
March 19, 1866 -- "Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting: Whereas, BURGESS BENNETT of WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA, by taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of the United States has made himself liable to heavy pains and penalties; and whereas, the circumstances of his case render him a proper object of Executive Clemency;..."
Folder 21: PardonAdd to your cart.
February 1, 1777, New York -- "George The Third, by the Grace of GOD, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith and so forth, TO ALL MEN...(Release or Pardon for John Cowenhaven Jun)."
Folder 22: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper, War of 1812 -- "Bloody Battle Near Niagara: The United States' Army, commanded by Major General Jacob Brown, victorious over the British Forces..." Printed by N. Coverly, Milk- Street.
Folder 23: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "Fifth Regiment, Col. E. D. Baker's Brigade Now in Camp at Haddington, West Philadelphia. Bounty Paid Recruits. Pay and Rations to Commence upon Day of Enrollment. Uniformed, and Sent to Camp the Same Day. Apply to Capt. R. W. P. Allen, At the Head Quarters, Franklin Place Chestnut Street Above Third."
Folder 24: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "Attention! White House Guards!! 25 Men Wanted Immediately, at the Pennsylvania Hotel, 2d Street below Pine, To Be Attached to 32d Regt., Co. F. Capt. A. H. Wright..."
Folder 25: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "Attention, Patriots. The Union Now and Forever. By the Request of a number of our Young and Patriotic Citizens, A Recruiting Office is now Open By Lieut. Howard Buck, At the Hotel of Co. Charles Bard Reess, ..."
Folder 26: AddressAdd to your cart.
C. C. Burleigh's Address to the Workingmen. Delivered in the Temperance Hall, Northern Liberties, April 22, 1837.
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Civil War Era / Slavery -- "The New 'Democratic' Doctrine." Slavery not to be confined to the Negro Race, but to be made the universal condition of the Laboring Classes of Society."
Folder 28Add to your cart.
(1791-1793) "An alphabetical List of the SENATORS of the United States , at the First Session of the Second Congress" "An alphabetical List of the Members of the House of Representatives of the United States, at the First Session of the Second Congress."
Folder 29Add to your cart.
1787 -- "Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the Year of our LORD, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven. An ACT, describing the Disqualifications to which persons shall be subjected, who have been, or may be guilty of Treason, or giving Aid or Support to the present REBELLION, and to whom a Pardon may be extended."
Folder 30: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper- From the National Intelligencer -- "Mr. Adams on the Amistad Case."
Folder 31Add to your cart.
Philadelphia, Oct 6th, 1792 -- "These may Certify that Joshua Gilpin of the City of Philadelphia, is a Member of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African Race."
Folder 32: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper -- "The Daily Picayune." “Telegraphed to the New Orleans Picayune. EXTRA. Monday, July 22, 1861-7 p.m. The Washington Account of The Battle of Manassas. Reception at the North of the News of the Defeat."
Folder 33: Newspaper ExtraAdd to your cart.
Newspaper Extra -- "Enquirer Extra. April 23, 1814"
Folder 34: Newpaper ExtraAdd to your cart.
Newspaper Extra (1815) -- The Freeman's Journal - Extra. Philadelphia Friday April 28, 12 o'clock noon. New York, April 27 Very Late-Very Important, and very extraordinary News From Europe. Return of Napoleon Bonaparte to Paris as Emperor of France, on the 20th March"
Folder 35: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper (c 1805-1812) -- "Bloody News from Italy."
Folder 36: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "War Meeting Will be Held at the Methodist Church at Le Claire, on Thursday Evening, May 12th, at 8 o'clock."
Folder 37Add to your cart.
"The New South." Vol. 1, No. 12, Port Royal, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 8, 1862. "Last Words of Gen. Mitchel."
Folder 38: PosterAdd to your cart.
Poster (Civil War Era) -- "Little Mac Trying to Dig His Way To The White House But Is Frightened By Spiritual Manifestations."
Folder 39: ProclamationAdd to your cart.
Proclamation -- "To the People of the Philippine Islands: The Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain, ratified several weeks ago by the former, having on March 20th been ratified by the latter, the cession to the United States, as stipulated by the Treaty,..." (Manila, April 4th, 1899)
Folder 40: NewsclippingAdd to your cart.
Newsclipping -- "To the Citizens of Philadelphia. As the State of Louisiana will, by the 28th day of this month, have placed herself in line with South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, anything relating to the history of the Territory of which she one formed a part, and of its cession by the Great Napoleon to the United States,..." (No date)
Folder 41: PosterAdd to your cart.
Poster -- "Citizens of Boston. The President of the United States has called for the service of three hundred thousand more volunteers... On behalf of the Committee of one hundred and fifty citizens appointed by the inhabitants of Boston in Faneuil Hall, J Thomas Stevenson, Charles G. Loring, E. B. Bigelow, James M. Beebe, Edward S. Tobey, Gardner Brewer, George O. Hovey."
Folder 42: PosterAdd to your cart.
Poster -- "Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. An Act to prevent profane Cursing and Swearing." (June 29, 1798)
Folder 43: ProclamationAdd to your cart.
Proclamation -- "By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas by an act of the Congress of the United States, passed the ninth day of February last, entitled, 'An Act Further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof,' " (Signed Timothy Pickering, Secretary for the Department of State, July 1799)
Folder 44: ProclamationAdd to your cart.

Andrew Jackson proclamation concerning the nullification crisis in South Carolina (Decempber 10, 1832; broadside printed on silk by G. F. Hopkins, 44 Nassau Street, New York, NY)

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Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Store-Keeper & Mechanick's Sheet Almanack, printed by James Adams, Wilmington., 1789Add to your cart.
Item 2: 'Log Cabin Anecdotes.' Illustrated Incidents in the Life of Gen. William Henry Harrison. J. F. Trow, Printer., 1840Add to your cart.
Whig campaign broadside; woodcut.
Item 3: Illinois & Michigan Canal Stock certificate for 100 pounds sterling at six per cent interest, signed by Governor Thomas Carlin., 1841-1870Add to your cart.
Cancelled and printed on apparent proof sheet of sixty blank interest coupons in series bearing dates 1841 to 1870.
Item 4: Government Horses at Public Sale, West Chester, Pennsylvania., 1865 July 15Add to your cart.
Poster on yellow background for sale of "25 head of serviceable wagon & driving horses" printed at the Village Record Office, West Chester.
Item 5: Slave Market of America.  American Anti-Slavery Society, New York City, 1836Add to your cart.
Broadside published by William S. Dorr featuring nine woodcut vignettes of slavery in the District of Columbia.  Produced in response to a February 1836 vote in the House of Representatives against interfering with slavery in the District.
Item 6: Christ at the Door.  Amanda Sumner, Morgan [Ohio], 1843 June 1Add to your cart.
Millerite broadside in support of the predicted coming of Christ in the year 1843, based on calculations from Biblical prophecy.  Printed with 24-line poem by Amanda Sumner dated January 1, 1842.  No printer or printing location given.  An Amanda Sumner died in 1849 and is buried in Morgan Township, Ohio.
Item 7: Convention to celebrate Emancipation Proclamation, West Chester, Pennsylvania., 1868Add to your cart.
Broadside of Notice for August 13, 1868 convention, Joseph B. Pierce, president, and James Spence, secretary.  Spence was an African-American businessman in West Chester.  Printed at the Office of the Village Record in West Chester.
Item 8: Some Account of some of the Bloody Deeds of Gen. Jackson.Add to your cart.
Broadside woodcut known as the "coffin handbill" recounting the alleged brutality of Andrew Jackson against his troops as well as Native Americans and his rivals.  Undated and unsigned; attributed to John Binns, Philadelphia editor, in the 1828 presidential campaign.
Item 9: Runaway slave poster: $100 for Eliza Coursy.Add to your cart.
Broadside offering $100 reward for the return of Eliza Coursy to her owner John P. Waring, "living near the Anacostia Bridge," D.C.  Dated November 28, 1857, printed by H. Polkinhorn's Steam Job Printing Office, Washington.  Two copies.
Item 10: Civil War Recruiting Poster: Company B, 20th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia (100 Days), 1863Add to your cart.
Broadside offering a $25 bounty for 100 days service during Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania.  The 20th was mustered in June 17, 1863, and discharged August 10.  Printed by W. B. Selheimer, Philadelphia.
Item 11: Civil War Recruiting Poster: Company K, 157th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, $315 BountyAdd to your cart.
Col. W. A. Gray, Capt. J. H. Harper, Lieut. Geo. C. Henszey (recruiting officer).  The 157th was also known as the Philadelphia City Guard.
Item 12: Civil War Recruiting Poster: Shields' Irish BrigadeAdd to your cart.
Broadside seeking Philadelphia recruits to raise a Company for the 69th New York Infantry.  Recruiters Lt. Michael J. Dunn and Captain Patrick O'Murphy served in the 115th Pennsylvania Infantry.  Printed by James Gibbons.

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