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An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

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To his Excellency the Right Honourable Norborne Baron de Botetourt, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia and Vice Admiral of the same, The humble address of the House of Burgesses .... To which his

To his Excellency. William Cosby, Esq; Capt. General and Governor in chief of the Province of New-York, New Jersey, and the territories thereon depending in America, Vice-Admirai of the same, and colonel in his Majesty's army, &c. The humble add

To his excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. Joint memorial. [St. Paul? 1863].

To his excellency Joseph Dudley Esq. Governour of said province … Boston. Printed by Bartholomew Green, and John Allen, Printers to His Excellency the Governour and council 1702.

To his excellency the Governor, and the Honorable General Assembly of the State of New-York, now in session. The memorial and representation of the present claimants of the lands purchased of the state of Connecticut, commonly called the Gore, b

To his excellency the Governor, and the honorable council of the State of Maryland. The address of the subscribers, inhabitants of ... county, sheweth That the present circumstances of the people of this county, compel us to apply to you, in w

To his excellency, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. [Washington, D. C. 1862].

To his highness William Henrick, Prince of Orange, the most humble petition of George Lord Chancellor Jefferies. Most humbly sheweth; that your petitioner who was once Lord Chancellor of England is now become the lowest of your suppliants, and f

To hotels, restaurants, bar-rooms, steamships & families. We have added a carefully selected lot of glass and earthenware to our stock of housefurnishing hardware ... New York, 1877.

To mechanics and working men. The annexed account of a public meeting held in the city of New-York, on Monday evening last, with an official report of the committee of mechanics and artisans of New-York, appointed to present a memorial to the Co

To my fellow-citizens. A gross, scandalous and unprovoked libel, appeared in the "City of Washington Gazette," on Saturday the 29th ultimo ... John Brannan. Washington City, Aug. 4, 1820.

To old soldiers: Pensions. (From speech by Hon Carl Schurz, Ex-Secretary of the interior, in Ohio.) [n. p. 1884].

To our botanical friends. You will find on reverse a list of medicinal plants, and we ask that you will do us the favor to kindly mark such as you grown in your neighborhood and to return this to us ... Yours truly. J. U. & C. G. Lloyd, publishe

To our fellow citizens of the United States of North America and others whom it may concern. [On the evils of slavery] Signed on behalf and by direction of a meeting representing the religious Society called Quakers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey,

To prevent annoyance from flies, and musquitos- buy Clough & Burrell's revolving light house patent fly trap. The best and neatest invention for the purpose known ... Thomas R. Davis, (Propeller) Agent. at the "City reporter office," 2d Floor. N

To prevent impositions, The Board in Council Dec. 4, 1786. advise, that from and after the first day of March 1787, no testimonial be given, unless the instrument of writing to which it is to be annexed, be sealed with the seal of the office fro

To relieve the distressed ... John Collins, Esq; Governor ... Daniel Owens, Esq; Deputy Governor ... Delegates to represent the State in Congress ... [Providence? 1786].

To rent, a three story house, on the main street in this City, few doors from the Courthouse. This house is well calculated to accomodate a genteel family, and is in complete repair. The terms may be known by application to John Beale. Richmond,

To southern travellers! Spring & summer arrangement of the great southern mail line!! Direct to New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, via Washington City, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Petersburg to Weldon, Raleigh, Wilmington. N.C. Charleston, S. C

To southerners, drinkers of Congress water ... Clarke & White, Congress Springs, Saratoga Springs, No. 13 Thames street, New York City. [c. 1855].

To southerners, drinkers of Congress water ... Clarke & White. Congress Spring, Saratoga Spring and No. 13 Thames Street, New York City [c. 1851].

To such persons, who go to Georgia, at their own expence, to settle in towns, or villages, already set out, and built; and whose characters the trustees, upon inquiry, shall approve of, will be granted fifty acres of land in tail male, and desce

To tax assessors. Directions special for the listing of real estate-lands. Copyright 1910, by J H. Holmes.

To tax-payers and voters! The delegates from the various wards in this city to the Republican Convention, believing that the best interests of this city demand a change in the administration of our municipal affairs, present for the endorsement

To the "Natchez Volunteer Rifle Corps." Attention! ... Our late brave and beloved Chief the immortal Jackson, it is understood, is approaching near our city on his way to Tennessee, and it is confidently believed, that the "Natchez, Volunteer Ri

To the American people: from the National committee on the tenth anniversary of the League of nations. [1929?].

To the Citizens of Annapolis, Januarz 11, 1775. A hand-bill for the most infernal and dastardly purpose, of glutting private revenge with the sacrifice of a few individuals, is now industriously circulated in a particular part of this country ..

To the Citizens of New-York. Keep a good Look-Out, my fellow-citizens! The enemies of federalism know they can do nothing in this City by fair play ... This proves, as clear as day, that no federalist had any hand in the paper signed many federa

To the Citizens of the eighth Congressional district in the state of Tennessee. I am a candidate to represent you in the next Congress of the United States and am not unapprised of the importance of the office to which I aspire, or unmindful of

... To the Commissioner of pensions. Sir: I have received your letter calling my attention to the vast amount of work imposed upon your Bureau in connection with the correspondence of members of both Houses of Congress concerning pension claims

To the Commissioner of pensions. Sir: I have received your letter calling my attention to the vast amount of work imposed upon your Bureau in connection with the correspondence of members of both Houses of Congress concerning pension claims ...

To the Commissioners appointed by the East India company, for the sale of tea, in America Gentlemen: Your appointment, which is notoriously designed to enforce the act of 7th GIII for raising a revenue in America justly caims the attention of ev

To the Committee of public safety and all drinkers of intoxicating liqours, as well as to the ministers of the gospel. The true substitute for the present vile token of friendship ... James Miller Boston, April 21, 1866. [Followed by] The method

... To the Committee of public safety and all drinkers of intoxicating liqours, as well as to the ministers of the gospel. With the earnest desire for the day when no intoxicating liqours will be either made, sold or drunk I will endeavor to sha

To the Congress of the United States of America: Your memorialists, appointed at the River improvement convention, held in St. Louis, February 13, 1867, would respectfully represent ... [n. p. 1867].

To the Delaware Pilots [and] To Capt. Ayres [Philadelphia, 1773].

To the Delaware pilots. The regard we have for your characters, and our desire to promote your future peace and safety, are the occasion of this third address to you. [A third warning, notifying them that the coming tea ship is not a three-decke

To the Delaware pilots. We took the pleasure some days since, of kindly admonishing you to do your duty; if perchance you should meet with the (ea). Ship Polly, Captain Ayres; a three decker which is hourly expected .... to Capt. Ayres of the sh

To the Democratic Republican electors, of the State of Pennsylvania. Fellow Citizens. The choice of electors of the President and Vice-President, is to be made on Friday, the 2d of November ... Benjamin Franklin Bache. [1804].

To the Democratic voters of Frederick County Fellow-citizens of the county of Frederick: An important aera in the history of our country is fast approaching. On the first Monday in November next, you will be called upon to exercise the highest r

To the Democrats of Essex County. Brother Democrats: Upon us has devolved the duty of addressing you in the present exigency of public affairs ... a letter over the signature of the Attorney General of the United States has been made public, hav

To the Democrats of Washington County. Within a few days, a handbill, containing a letter from General Carpenter, has been circulated in great numbers in this country ... [1843?].

To the Editor of the Assembly Chamber, Albany 1836. Please send your paper, directed to a member of the Assembly, during the present session .... Clerk of Assembly. [Albany, 1836].

... To the Editor of the Vt. Journal. The following paper, prepared in reply to an article in the "WoodstockAge" of last week, grossly fale and abusive in the statements and insinuations in relation to myself, the editor of that print has though

To the Federal electors! It is well known to you that the change from a Confederation, to a federal government was made to give to the national government a power to provide for the common defence ... Patriot Extra. [n. d.].

To the Free-Holders of New-Town. My friends and fellow-townsmen! We are now called upon to oppose the encroachments, which, for some time past, have been made upon our rights and liberty .... [Signed] A New-Town free holder. Newton, April 2d, 17

To the Freeholders and electors of the Province of Pennsylvania. [An anti-Franklin election address] [Philadelphia, William Bradford] [1765].

To the Freemen of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, September 28, 1764. Gentlemen. Your desire of knowing how the militia bill came to fail in the last Assembly, shall immediatly be comply'd with ... [Signed] Veritas. [Philadelphia: Printed by William

To the Freemen of Rhode-Island! You are invited as Friends of peace to come out on Wednesday, the 20th of April, and cast your votes for the Freemens' Republican ticket of state officers which will be submitted to you ... Come out, therefore, on

To the Freemen of Rhode-Island. You are invited as friends of peace to come out on Wednesday, the 20th of April, and cast your votes for the Freemen's Republican ticket of state officers which will be submitted to you. [n. d.].

To the Freemen of the State of Rhode Island. &c. To the end that the minds of the people may no longer be held in suspense, whether or not Mr. John Brown will accept the appointment, and perform the duties, of a representative in Congress, in ca

To the Freemen, citizens of Philadelphia. [Against the action of the corporation in occupying the river ends of the streets with wharves and renting them. [ [Signed] A Philadelphian June 16, 1773 [Philadelphia, 1773].

To the Friends of Union and reform. The undersigned would earnestly call your attention to the following note received from a prominent merchant of Boston, in regard to the publications and labors of the "Workingmen's Democratic Republican Assoc

To the General Assembly of the State of Maryland. Petition. After a struggle of nearly four years with armed treason, fighting for the overthrow of the nation and the idea upon which it was founded ... the nation has triumphed, having for its gr

To the General Assembly of the State of Rhode-Island, next to be holden at Providence. The petition and memorial of the representatives of the people called Quakers, in New England, being met together in capacity of a meeting for sufferings ...

To the General Assembly. Gentlemen. As I am not influenced by party zeal, nor guided by personal interest, I should have viewed your actions with contempt or indifference; your misconducts should have been the employment of abler writers, nor sh

To the General Court of the Massachusetts, assembled at Boston, Oct. 1780. We whose names are hereunto subscribed, inhabitants of this State, who are twenty-one years of age and above, of various religious denominations, enter our protest agains

To the General assembly of Maryland. The memorial of the several banks in the city of Baltimore …

To the Governors and executive councils of the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, and the President of the C. S. A. Gentlemen:- I have the pleasure

To the Hon. Arthur Livermore. [Signed] Estwicke Evans. Concord. N. H. June 1819.

To the Hon. Elisha Phelps, Controller of Public Accounts, Hartford, Conn. ... [deals with proposed curbs on wild-cat banking] ... Fairfield Conn. [S. Babcock, printer] March 22, 1832.

... To the Hon. George Boutwell, member of Congress ... What the national bank system will cost the United States ... E. Littell. Boston, November 1865.

To the Hon. John Thompson. Sir you have caused to be recently printed circulated and published in the remote parts of this district a handbill addressed to "William Creighton, junr." your competitor for Congress, couched in terms which are highl

To the Hon. William Medill, House of representatives, Washington: Sir: I have to-day received a copy of the Globe of the 7th of April, and am astonished at the impudent and false statements made by you in your speech on the appropriation bill, i

To the Hon. the House of Representatives in Congress assembled. More than a month has now passed away, since your honorable body resumed its labors, and still the question of the ways and means, for meeting our present great emergency, has hardl

To the Hon. the chairman and members of the Committee of ways and means, H. R. Gentlemen: The tariff bills of the past, and all proposition for the revision of the tariff at present, appear to have been based on the assumption that the value of

To the Honble Sir William Gooch, Bart. His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg, 1748] [Negative Photostat.].

To the Honble Sir William Gooch, Bart. His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg, 1748] [Negative Photostat.].

To the Honorable ---------------- Dear Sir: The subscribers, producers, refiners, and exporters of petroleum oils, learn with surprise and regret that the exercise bill, as reported to the House of representatives by the Committee of ways and me

To the Honorable Congress of the U. S. now in session: Illuminating gas can now be supplied to the public by all gas companies at 50 cents per thousand feet, and gas for heating purposes at 30 cents per thousand feet by the Atomic steam coal pro

To the Honorable General Assembly of Maryland. The memorial of the undersigned, citizens of the State of Maryland, rediding in [blank] respectfully represents: That your memorialists have considered, with great interest the propositions which th

To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, to be holden at Hartford, in and for said state, on the second Thursday of May, A. D. 1815 ... Dated at New-London jail, this 25th day of January, A. D. 1815. Jonathan Phelps. [New L

To the Honorable Reverdy Johnson ... Estwick Evans. Washington City, October 7th, 1864.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives in General court assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully prays, that they and their associates may be incorporated under the authority of the Commonwealth, with authority to la

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives in Congress assembled. The memorial of the undersigned, in behalf of the officers and crew of the iron-clad steamer Monitor, respectfully represents ... John L. Worden, Read Admiral United Sta

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives in Congress assembled: Gentlemen: Will Congress give the country a statyre defining a gross of matches? ... D. M. Richardson, President of the Western match manufacturers association. Washingt

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives in Congress assembled: the memorial of Charles Lee Jones, of the City of Washington respectfully represents ... Washington March 25, 1848.

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled ... T. N. Hornsby, Simpsonville, Shelby County, Ky. [n. d.].

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled, on the fourth Wednesday of May, A. D. 1819. The undersigned, inhabitants of the town of respectfully represent, that they view

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The undersigned, citizens of Massachusetts, respectfully ask you to put an end to slave hunting in Massachusetts, by enacting that no person, who has been

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives of the United States in Congress assembled: The memorial of the undersigned, of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, merchant, respectfully sheweth, that he preferred his certain petition

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives, in Congress assembled: The rectifiers and wholesale liquor dealers of the United States, beg leave to bring to your attention some points vitally important to our large interests, and we thin

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives, in General Court assembled: A committee appointed by the Boston Society of Natural history, ... would respectfully memorialize your Honorable body ... for a grant of land on that portion of B

To the Honorable Senate and the House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The undersigned, citizens of Massachusetts, respectfully represent that they have reason to believe that the foreign slave trade is now carried on to

To the Honorable Senators and representatives in Congress assembled. Washington, D. C. February 15, 1869.

To the Honorable Sir: The conviction is forced upon every observer that the people of the United States, who now pay for local, state and national governments nearly twice as much per capita as any other people in the world, are becoming earnest

To the Honorable the Committee on foreign relations of the Senate of the United States [Re. bill to incorporate the Pacific submarine telegraph company, and to facilitate telegraphic communications between American and Asis.] Washington, June 28

To the Honorable the General Assembly of Maryland: The memorial of J. Thomas Scharf, of the city of Baltimore, respectfully represents ... [n. d.].

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, convened at New-Haven, the Second Thursday of October A. D. 1769. The memorial of Abel Buell of Killingworth humbly sheweth ... has discover'd the art of letter-founding and as

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A memorial and remonstrance [178-?].

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A memorial and remonstrance. We, the subscribers, citizens of the said Commonwealth, having taken into serious consideration ... "A bill establishing a provision for teacher

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, to be holden at Hartford, in said State, on the second Thursday of May A. D. 1806. The petition of Aaron McKee, of East Hartford in the County of Hartford, Humbly sheweth .... [H

To the Honorable the House of representatives of the United States: The undersigned of in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, respectfully remonstrate against all orders or resolutions of your honorable body 'abridging the right of the people to

To the Honorable the Legislative Council and General Assembly of the state of New Jersey. Under an appointment and commission from His Excellency the Governor, I prepared and reported to the Legislature, early, in the month of February last, for

To the Honorable the Legislators of the United States. Being informed that the important question, Whether the national legislature will pay the interest on the bills of credit now lodged in the Treasury, agreeable to the contract expressed in t

To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New-York, in Senate and Assembly convened. The memorial of the butchers of the City of New-York, Respectfully represents ... [n. d.].

To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New-York, in Senate and Assembly convened: The memorial of the subscribers, mechanics, manufacturers, artisans, and traders, of the City of New-York, respectfully represents ... [n. d.].

To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New-York. Gentlemen: [Regarding the depreciation of paper money] [Signed] A citizen. New York, March 9, 1786.

To the Honorable the Legislature of the state of New York in Senate and House assembled. [New York. n. d.].

To the Honorable the President and Senate, and the honorable the speaker and House of representatives, of the State of South Carolina- The petition of Thomas Tuder Tucker [1795].


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