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    [Burr-Hamilton Duel]. Bound Collection of Baltimore Newspapers spanning the years 1786 through 1804. All of the issues in this collection are from the Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser except for single issues of the Baltimore Evening Post, Federal Intelligence and Baltimore Daily Gazette, The Baltimore Daily Repository, and The Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser. Each issue is filled with the latest news, both foreign and domestic. Filled with period ads. Sales for slaves are advertised as are rewards posted for runaways.

    Of note in the July 18 issue of the Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser are articles regarding the recent death of Alexander Hamilton during a duel with sitting Vice President Aaron Burr including the reprint of a July 16 proclamation by the citizens of Philadelphia "adopting proper measures for the expression of their grief at the untimely fate of their deceased fellow citizen, major general Alexander Hamilton"; a description of Hamilton's funeral reprinted from the American Citizen, with a footnote reading, "At present we shall say nothing of the cause or manner of his death. On these points we have much to lay before the public"; a proclamation by the New York State Society of the Cincinnati (Hamilton was president-general at the time of his death); and a reprint of a paragraph from the New York Gazette "concerning the duel between gen. Hamilton and col. Burr, as malicious and hellish, as perhaps ever was penned."

    Bound at the left edge and covered in plain paper wraps over boards to an overall size of 12.5" x 19.5". A handwritten label is affixed to the front board reading "Old Baltimore Newspapers 1786-93-95 & 1804." The front board is detached and the spine covering is gone exposing the textblock and binding string.

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    There are a total of sixty-five issues (only four of which are not issues of Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser). The dates of the Federal Gazette span from July 2 through September 29, 1804. The dates for the other four (non-Federal Gazette) are June 16, 1786; June 29, 1793; January 27, 1795; and February 16, 1807.

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