PF 4: 81 American Newspapers 1793 - 1798

1793 1794 - 1795 - 1796 - 1797 - 1798


May 4 Columbian Centinel (Hartford)
Washington Proclamation of Neutrality / Addition to Payment of Public Officers / Letter to Benjamin Russell, printer, from "Marcellus," regarding the benefits of neutrality policy / Letter from printer denying Vice President John Adams wrote under the alias "Publicola" / Details of the last 24 hours of Louis XVI written by "Historicus" / Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between France and United States / Treaty of Amity and Friendship between the States General of the United Netherlands and the United States of America / Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the King of Sweden and the United States of America / Wreck of the ship "Commerce," detailing its attack by savages.

Oct. 29 The Salem Gazette
Speech of Doctor Jarvis to House of Representatives "On the Suability of the State" / Report from Robespierre, President of the National Convention of France outlining the decree of the 23rd for the Augmentation of armed force / Details of the Duke of York division's march on Dunkirk / Letter from "Lucia" describing the victory of the French over the Spaniards / Trial and execution by guillotine of General Custine in Paris / Letter from William Moultrie, governor of South Carolina, to Citizen Genet inquiring of the alleged dispute between Genet and the President of the United States / Response of Citizen Genet apologizing for any insult of President Washington / Note from Philadelphia about a number of casualties due to rain and harsh weather / Installation of John Murray to pastor and teacher of First Universal Church in Boston.

Oct. 29 The Mercury (Boston)
A list of the prizes and blanks drawn in the Washington Hotel Lottery / Account of the Club of the Cordeliers argument over French denunciation / Captain Cushing's account of French army in Dunkirk and Loire / Account from Paris, response to the Queen's decree produced "no convulsive emotions in the public," Thomas Paine is not well received / List of the charges against General Custine in France / Letter from brother of Louis XVI to the Prince of Conde / Engagement at Lyons between the Republicans and Royalists.

Nov. 5 Salem (Massachusetts) Gazette
Genet objects to Washington dismissing French Consul / Answer of German emperor to the solicitations of Poland / Prussians leave the Combined Army in order to serve with the Saxons / An American writes on his experiences in revolutionary France / Reports on a battle near Dunkirk / Approaching famine in Fayal.

Dec. 4 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Difficulties with Genet / Incomplete bills of exchange stolen from Deputy Paymaster General Thomas Greene / Arguments on the geographical borders of Boston / Spanish forces make advances into the French portion of Domingo / French prisoners escape from Barbados / Letter from Genet to Thomas Jefferson.



Jan. 6 Independent Chronicle (Boston)
Genet and more complaints / Extracts from the Journal of the Georgia House of Representatives / Transcript from a meeting in Montgomery at the house of Matthew Hunter / New theater opening / St. Joseph ship sinks in the Delaware River / Horse stolen in Roxbury / Report of Secretary of State to be published in next edition.

Jan. 8 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Observations on the new city of Washington / Geographic observations of Potomac River and Washington area / Privileges and restrictions of foreign trade / Portugal imports from the United States / Petitions of Indian affairs / Contested election of John E. Van Allen / Tobacco exports to Sweden and France.

Jan. 11 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Report from Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, on the privileges and restrictions of the commerce of the United States / Regarding battles near Maubeuge in the Netherlands, "Nothing new has transpired" / Report of meeting with Creek Indians, peace reestablished, prisoners returned / Letter from William Moultrie, governor of South Carolina, to Citizen Genet inquiring of the alleged dispute between Genet and the President of the United States / Response of Citizen Genet apologizing for any insult of President Washington / Report from Boston that George Richards will deliver the eulogy for John Hancock / Proposal for engraving the likeness of John Hancock / Poem called Female Excellency dedicated to "Melissa."

Mar. 20 Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser (Boston)
Address from "The True Federalist" to Mr. Randolph, Suability of the States Considered No. V / Letter from "An Old Militia Man" to the Chronicle about the actions of the American militia if there should be another war / Letter from "Common Sense" to the Chronicle suggesting the United States ally with France / Notice from Norfolk County that William Heath, Ebenezer Thayer, and Seth Bullard have resigned their office and are now eligible for senate / Letter from "A Real Republican advocating Samuel Adams' election to Governor of Massachusetts / Petition to lift duty on imported bar iron read in House of Representatives / Approval of Senate to establish a mint / Order from President Washington recognizing Citizen Arcambal as Vice-Consul from the Republic of France.

Apr. 16 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Laws enacted by the United States Congress and approved by President Washington: an act making appropriations for the support of the military of the United States for 1794, "An act to prohibit the carrying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country," Resolution by the House of Representative and the Senate to place an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports of the United States, an "Act allowing to Major General Lafayette his pay and emolument while in the service of the United States," and an Act to provide a Naval Armament / Notes from Congress questioning the sequestering of British debts / Detail of the charges brought against Le Brun, the late Minister for Foreign Affairs in France / Note from Paris regarding the success of the Republican Party in affirming a decree from the Council General to forbid a man from giving any signs of honor to a late brother in arms / Letter from the Artillery Company in the town of Newport celebrating President Washington's birthday / Letter from President Washington expressing his gratitude to the Artillery Company.

May 17 The Providence Gazette and Country Journal
Response of the National Convention condemning the manifestos of the kings leagued against the French republic / News from the Hague that Russia declared war against the Porte / Resolution signed by President Washington that the "President be authorized to direct clearances to be granted to any ship or vessel belonging to citizens of the United States" / List of the new deputies to represent the towns of Rhode Island in the General Assembly / Report that John Jay, "Envoy extraordinaire from the United States to the Court of Great Britain," is to be sent to London.

June 23 (25?) Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser
Laws enacted by the United States Congress and approved by President Washington: "An act prohibiting for a limited time the exportation of arms and ammunition, and encouraging the importation of the same," "An act to alter the time for the next annual meeting of Congress," "An act to continue in force the act for relief of the persons imprisoned for debt" / Letter from William Denning to Dr. Mitchell regarding the decay of apple trees in New York / Petition to the President and Congress to move to allocate petitioners' land rights promised to them / Review of a theatre from Observer No. XXIV / Advertisement for the recently published "First Volume of a New System of Modern Geography" by Matthew Carey / Joseph Priestly in Philadelphia.

July 15 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser
Account from Elizabethtown on the July 4 celebration of the anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence / A large collection of gentlemen in Hartford drank to American Independence and 15 points of American pride / Report of the defeat of the Duke of York / Warrants sent to the Privy Council of England for "conveying the bodies of the different persons in their custody to the Tower charged with treasonable and seditious practices / Report from Paris of the execution of Madame Elizabeth "who took leave of the two children of Louis XVI in the most affectionate manner" / Warning to the public to beware counterfeited five dollar bills from the Bank of the United States and twenty dollar bills from the Bank of North America / Advertisement for "An Essay on Slavery", published by Matthew Carey, proving that the labor of freemen is more productive than that of slaves.

Aug. 9 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser ("G. Washington" handwritten at the top)
"The Gleaner," published from the Massachusetts Magazine / Story of the Revolution in Poland from the Berlin Gazette / Report from Philadelphia that "the people of the back countries appear determined on war" with the Indians / Letter from a gentlemen in Manchester questioning the legitimacy of England's promise to Mr. Pinckney that remunerations will be made in full / A report of the delays in establishing the United States mint / Report from Columbian Centinel of the destruction of fires in Boston / Proclamation to convene the General Assembly in Philadelphia to devise the "necessary means to maintain the peace and dignity of the commonwealth" / Proclamation from George Washington that "whenever the laws of the United States shall be opposed... it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia of such state to suppress such combinations and to cause the law to be duly executed."

Aug. 12 New-Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth)
St. Domingo Negroes defeat English / English defeated by 14 canoes in St. Domingo / British defeat French fleet / General Scott joins General Wayne's army in suppression of Whiskey Rebellion / Pigou Indian ship and cargo condemned / French capture 40 Dutch vessels and 40 British vessels.

Aug. 16 Gazette of the U.S. (Philadelphia)
Assassination attempt on Robespierre / Partial publication of "An Impartial History of the French Revolution" / War Department officially grants annual pensions to military invalids / Poles launch complaints against Russians for setting fire to crop fields / John Jay arrives in Britain to demand compensation for captured American vessels / Public cautioned to beware of counterfeited five dollar bills.

Aug. 22 Gazette of the U.S. (Philadelphia)
Whisky Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania / Captain Blair reports Brabant and Flanders plan to raise 10,000 troops / 750 mounted volunteers under command of General Todd in Cincinnati / British Princess makes royal visit to fleet at Portsmouth / Meeting of delegates at Parkinson Ferry to discuss situation of Western country / Captured French vessels returned to original ports in Halifax / New Haven publishes deaths from the fever.

Sept. 21 (1795?) Gazette of the U.S. (Philadelphia)
General Charette's Manifesto / Congress sets regulations for carriage transportation / Five dollar reward for runaway ship apprentice Edward George McClure / Committee of Health appointed to prevent the introduction of infectious disease in New York / Daniel Sargent testifies on behalf of Moses Wallach / Young Misses Academy, or finishing school, to be established in Baltimore / Excerpts from the manifesto of General Charette.

Sept. 25 (1795?) Gazette of the U.S. (Philadelphia)
Washington acts on the Whiskey Rebellion / One thousand dollar reward for the person responsible for the counterfeit notes of the Bank of Maryland / Explanation of scurvy in the gums and toothache by Dr. Lee / Extracts from Judge Walton's charge to the Grand Jury of Chatham County / President George Washington summons the militia of NJ, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia / King of Prussia insists he has fulfilled the obligations to a subsidiary treaty / House of Representatives in South Carolina launch an inside investigation of treasury accounts.

Sept. 29 Gazette of the U.S. (Philadelphia)
Hayti [Haiti] / Whiskey Rebellion / Towns in Flanders evacuated / Biography of present Polish monarch / Slave insurgency quelled in Port-au-Prince / Heavy gale sinks two vessels in Kingston, Jamaica / Doctor Capelle successfully performs an operation on a hernia rupture / Isaac Gouverneur, eminent merchant from Curacoa, dies.

Oct. 14 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser (Philadelphia)
Benjamin Pope dies in Fleet Prison after 12 years imprisonment / Address to French Committee of Public Safety by Representatives of the People with Army of the North; on British attacks against French fort / Revolutionary Tribunal punishes Fouquier Tinville, president jury under Robespierre; Jean Debie, commander of Public Safety resigns / Ode on conspiracy of Robespierre by de Lilles, author of Hymn de Marseilles / Reform in the National Convention / Salaries of the clergy / French success in the Pyrenees / Letter to the Convention by "Blachot", commander of Senegal / 100 British arrested in Brussels / Convention breaks up Jacobin Club / Letter from U.S. to George III condemns aggression against American ships entering the West Indies / Death of Robespierre / Results of Pennsylvania state election, Oct. 14 / Letter to the editor from "Eastward" congratulates the Convention for saving France / Manifesto to Polish citizens by German Emperor / Proceedings from National Convention; Fall of Robespierre.

Oct. 15 Massachusetts Spy: or, the Worcester Gazette
Letter to printer by "Juvenis" suggests newspaper not run articles on French Revolution; reply to "Juvenis" by Isaiah Thomas, printer, states newspaper is for public utility, not for individual taste / Essay from Philadelphia Gazette on the French Revolution / Letters to Major General H. Knox, Secretary of War, by General Anthony Wayne on victory against Indians / Peace proclamation to Indians by General Anthony Wayne / France attacks Holland / Poland defeats Russia / Fort Miami surrenders to Britain / France defeats Britain, invades Holland and Spain / Germany hands Luxemburg over to France in exchange for future assistance invading Spain / Execution of Robespierre; Peace between France and Britain; French embargo on British ships / Denmark wants free trade with Britain / Correspondence between General Anthony Wayne and Major William Campbell; Britain agrees not to molest American vessels in Fort Miami / French allies continue conquest in German and Spanish dominions / War in West Indies.

Oct. 16 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser (Philadelphia)
Fall and destruction of Robespierre / Letter to the editor by "an observer" on corruption of House election / Joseph Leborn, general of French Committee of General Safety, accused as agent of Robespierre and St. Just; Ex-nobles and clergy excluded from public functions / Announcement of commercial regulation at the National Convention / President Washington arrives in Harrisburg / Spain will sign peace with France soon; Merchants of Amsterdam fight French to death; France ready to conquorTurin / France receive imports from Palatinate and Austrian low countries / Jacobins and aristocracy led to political evils under pressure / Possible revolution in Southern France / Prince Cobourg tries to take Treve back from France / Philadelphia county election results, Oct. 16 / Madame Neckar dies.

Oct. 17 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser (Philadelphia)
Hermann and Lhane, accomplices with Robespierre, arrested; Berras, commandant general of the armed force in Paris, resigns / Essay by Collot d' Herbois, president of Jacobin Club, on a victim of the Commune named Mathis / Officer shot by unknown offender in Essex / "Chinese Proclamation" of 1780 by Emperor Kao Tsung on benefits and exemptions for senior citizens / General Wayne wants peace with western Indians; H. F. Brackenridge did not withdraw candidacy for U.S. Congress / Yellow Fever in Philadelphia / Letter to physician in Philadelphia by Dr. George Buchanan of Baltimore on symptoms and treatment for Yellow Fever / Gentleman in Jersey mistakes a maniac for a bear / Letter from Shippensburg on arm orders / General election result for Congress / Letter by "Flushing" on negotiation between Austria and France; French victory in the Pyrenees; Committee of Public and General Safety remodeled tribunal / France extend conquest in Spanish and German dominions / Execution of Robespierre / British hostility toward American vessels bound to France.

Oct. 22 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser (Philadelphia)
"Verses to the Morning" by Mrs. Marriott / Extract from play "The Cordwainer" / War in German Empire / Austrian Emperor visits Hungary / Riot attempt by mob in London for "liberty, fraternity and peace with France" / British war against France in the West Indies / Algerians Corsairs; letter to John Parish, consul at Hamburg by M. Skjoldebrand thanking him for his donations to release American captives in Algiers; list of American captives in Algiers / Essay from Maryland Gazette of Oct. 16 on criterion for a virtuous mind / Decree of Revolutionary Constitution of the French Republic by the National Convention / List of arrivals at New York port / Letter to Ebenezer Tucker Esq., surveyor of the customs at port of Little Egg-Harbor by chief mate of wrecked ship thanks his assistance / Essay on Revolution in France by "American Minerva."

Oct. 29 Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser (Philadelphia)
Letter to the editor from "Minerva" on accusations by "Argus" regarding American re-publication of books about the French Revolution / Address to the Convention by Barrere praises French army for successful invasions / Legaux Letouneur replaces Robespierre in the committee at Versailles; letter to Secretary Edmond Randolph by President Washington requests alliance between France and U.S. / Negotiation between England and Germany / Physicians in Baltimore on absence of disease in town / Subscriber to Wilmington Academy reports death of orphan in the academy after embezzlement of his medical funds by trustees / Letter from President Washington ordering Commander Henry Lee to Western Pennsylvania to put down Whiskey Rebellion / Letter to U.S. counsel by Consul John M. Pintard offers donation to release American captives in Algiers / Letter to John M. Pintard by James Farquhar informs approval of his request by Marine Society of New York / Proclamation by the Governor of New York on certificate requirement for armed vessels entering port in New York / Possible attack from Gen. Wayne to British garrison at Fort Miami / Fort Miami evacuates from Canadian attacks.

Oct. 29 Massachusetts Spy: or, the Worcester Gazette
Excerpt from play "The Cordwainer" / Letter to the editor from the Chronicle suggest reform in educating doctors / "The Fall of Robespierre" / A proclamation by Samuel Adams, governor of Massachusetts, on Thanksgiving dinner / Warsaw in danger of revolution / Convention victory against Committee of Public Safety; St. Just denounces Robespierre for making false allegations; Robespierre executed on July 28; Robespierre's supporters will be executed the following day / Conspiracy against king of Sardinia / German defeats France / Manifesto of German emperor to Poland / French conquest in Europe / Troops against insurgents return home / Present members of the Congress likely to be reelected.

Nov. 1 The Providence Gazette and County Journal
Prince William of Orange states men should not be in field nor out of country against their will / Proclamation addressed to Germany by Prince Cobourg: Rise and protect country against traitors; Large loss against France / Dr. Adam Smith argues need to suppress turbulence of individuals for the sake of community; Praises private soldiers of Revolutionary War / Duke of Brunswick breaks promise to protect royal family / American Minister arrives in Paris / Northern army suspected of supporting Robespierre / Talien, commander of Girondin and Muscadin destroys Robespierre / Alexander William M'Dowall, imprisoned for seditious libel, escapes / Letter to doctors in Philadelphia by Dr. George Buchanan of Baltimore on symptoms and treatments of Yellow Fever / Book review on "Examination of Calvinistic and Socinian System with Moral Tendency" / Letter to the editor by a man in Baltimore announce fever left Providence / Riots in London for criminal proceeding; House suspected of kidnapping and impressing people for army and navy.

Nov. 5 Massachusetts Spy: or, the Worcester Gazette
"A character of Robespierre" / Poland takes over Liebau / Treves surrenders to France, forces Austrians to retreat / French in war against England and Prussia; Sluy surrenders to France; Prussia conquers Warsaw; Russia conquers Lithuania / Russia and Prussia in war against Poland / Call for improvement of social system in America / Epidemic fever in West Indies / French attacks Breda; Prince Cobourg dies / President Washington arrives in Bradford / Several "rebels" forged letters signing as the governor / 500 people released from prisons in France; Poland captures St. Andero / France enters Spain, takes German Catalonia and other towns; Republican army in Italy successful; France takes towns from Sardinia and may conquer Amsterdam / Robespierre and his party guillotined / Essay "Wealth and Prosperity of Country" / Election for members of the Congress / Unsigned letter to the editor suggests annual military reviews / Benjamin Pope dies after 12 years in London prison.

Nov. 8 Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser (Thomas Adams)
Poland blockaded by France but not surrendering / France conquers Thionville; Three Austrian kings killed; France may invade Spain; M. Pethion elected as the president of the National Convention / Address to French citizens by National Assembly: They will be safe and free / Prussia enters Verdun; France defends Paris, Thinoville and Landou; Situation may not improve even if British takes over Paris; German emperor and Austrian king return to Vienna and Berlin respectively / Duke of Brunswick surrenders Verdun to France; Mob breaks prison to free prisoners / Prussia enters Paris / Russian Lieutenant General heads Polish troop in Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Nov. 14 Gazette of the U.S. (Philadelphia)
James Monroe to go to Europe

Dec. 3 Massachusetts Spy (Worchester)
President Washington's State of the Union Message



Jan. 21 Massachusetts Spy (Worchester)
The State of French Politics / Excerpt from The Neighbor stating the unjust treatment of the poor / "The Fall of Robespierre"/ Description of German Masons and the reigning Prince of Hanau / Letter to the editor from the New York Journal about cultivating apple trees / The Russian army attacked and defeated the Polish army, taking the General Officers as prisoners/ The French conquered Huesden and Breda / Prussia retreated from Poland's capital, Warsaw / Letter from a Russian Lieutenant, Baron Van Ferson, to the King of Poland about defeat of Polish troops in Kameck / Battle between Kosciusko and Russians / Spain rumored to enter into peace negotiations / Letters from a correspondent in Arnheim on the Duke of York's Army / Proceedings of the seventh session of the Columbian Federal Congress regarding an inquiry of what alterations should be made in manufacturing snuff in the United States / Address to the youth stating their future is ahead of them.

Feb. 16 Eastern Herald (Portland)
John Jay's Treaty with England / Speech given by the King of England calling for a restoration of peace and security / Motions have been made of peace negotiations between England and France / Proposition of peace made by the Elector of Mentz / French have recommended hostilities / Speech from French National Convention on the destruction of the war / Peace and its principles and objects in France, France will not negotiate peace with any country until it becomes a Republic / French Council of Government decided to release all American vessels / The Jay treaty between Britain and the United States, the U.S. can now ship and receive goods to the British Islands / Reelection of U.S. Senator Rufus King, Alexander Hamilton is a candidate for president / The guidelines of the Jay treaty stated in a letter from Mr. Jay / Copy of the treaty made by George Washington between the U.S. and six nations of Indians.

Apr. 4 Child's Day Advertiser Extra (NY)
British victory in Europe / An account from the London Gazette Extraordinary of the operations of the armies from January 1 to the surrender of Amsterdam on January 20; successful attack made on the enemy / Listing of number of British troops killed at the attack at Tuyl December 30, 1794 / Extract of a letter from Lieutenant-General Harcourt to the King of England / Translation of French Aurora paper stating the Netherlands had surrendered to the French.

June 3 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Marie Antoinette's View of the Revolution / Statement from the Paris Moniteur stating that the forts Bourtange, Niewe, and Oudet-Schanze have been taken by the British / Proposals from the royalists of Brittany, Normandy, Maine, Anjou, and other provinces of France stating the monarchical government is best to deal with the constitutions of the French people, calling the people to be peaceful / A biographical sketch Marie Antoinette and an explanation of her personality, her view of the revolution / Treaty of alliance between Russia and England / John Jay returned to New York from Bristol.

June 29 Aurora (Philadelphia)
Canadian Treaty / Report made on French funding system stating the difference between paper and specie is independent of the will of the legislature / The remains of Mr. Jackson were taken from the king of Ireland's bench and moved to St. Michan's Church / The Emperor of Austria plans to assist Hungary / Treaty of peace between Britain and the United States given from memory.

June 29 Eastern Herald (Portland)
Peace Treaty between France and Prussia / News from the French President Jean-François Reubell on peace negotiations with Prussia / The treaty of peace and amity between France and Prussia / A Report on the sufferings of the King of Poland / Negotiations between the United States and the chief Indians of Creek Nation / An account of the cruelties exercised by France in conquering the islands of St. Martins and Eustatia / Letter from a gentleman in France stating that tobacco is worthless and bread is scarce / Warning that the Emperor of Morocco plans to capture ships from the United States / Extract of a letter from Philadelphia stating that peace negotiations have been reached between France, Spain, Portugal, and Sardinia, negotiations with England are expected to be completed within three months.

July 6 Eastern Herald (Portland)
Ratification of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain / Account from the Boston Centinel stating a group of people from Boston gathered and burned a Bermudian privateer / The governor of Massachusetts' response to this act, insisting that all people involved will be arrested; the governor offers a $500 reward for anyone who discovers who burned the vessel / Excerpt from the Boston Chronicle suggesting the Republicans, who are friends of the French, were behind the disturbance / An order from the Council in England prohibiting English vessels to sail to America / A proclamation that Ireland will not send manufacturers to America, which is out of Britain's domain / Statement from the Grand Jury of Beaufort banning the assembly of blacks and fining those who permit them to assemble on their plantation / The Jay Treaty between Britain and the U.S. was ratified, new article regarding trade was added / The anniversary of American independence was celebrated.

July 25 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Objections to the Jay Treaty / Paris Massacre / The Aeronaut Blanchard is to take place in Boston on the first of October, description of the operation / Account from Federalist No. 11 refuting four objections to the Jay Treaty / An account of the Charleston Proceedings, correcting the earlier incorrect article that reported the proceedings in the Chronicle / Necessary requirements in order to understand and vote on the Jay Treaty / New York town meeting proceedings / Speech given by Chairman of New York stating the Jay Treaty would no longer be discussed in town meetings, the city of New York has full faith in the President of the United States / Extract of a letter written by a man from the county of Hampshire stating the poor country folks support the treaty and cannot see the dangers that scare the Bostonians.

Aug. 20 Independent Chronicle (Boston) (Isaiah Thomas's copy of this newspaper)
Letter from Consul of French Republic, named Mozart, to citizens of U.S. on resolutions of French committees, printed in French and English / Letter to Thomas Russell, president of Boston Chamber of Commerce, from "Rusticus" / Letter from The Republican, "To the young men in the mercantile interest," reminding them of the struggle against British agents in 1785 / Letter from Thomas William Moore, Esq., British Vice Consul at Rhode Island, offered by a Newport correspondent under head "British Insolence" / engraving of a male flutist in period costume as ad for Callender Music Shop.

Aug. 29 Independent Chronicle
Charles Pinckney's speech against the Jay Treaty, Mr. Jay doesn't have the power to form a treaty / The memorial of the citizens of Wilmington read by John Dickenson, intended for George Washington / Letter from a Loyalist to Alexander Hamilton urging him to use his penname Camillus and stop defending the Jay Treaty / Excerpt from Mr. Davis's Gazette stating Virginia will recede from the Union if the Jay Treaty is passed / Letter from a traveling genius stating the citizens of New York are unanimously opposed to the Jay Treaty / The King of France called for peace in France for the sake of the Hereditary states / Washington ratified the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation between Britain and the U.S.

Sept. 2 Massachusetts Spy (Worchester)
Memorial to be erected for the President in Wilmington, Delaware / Plan of the Constitution for the French Republik [Republic]: French Declaration of Rights / National Convention taking place in Paris / Storm and flooding in Petersburgh / Publick [Publick] Notice on the subject of the Treaty between Great Britain and the United States / Distress of Germany over war / Letter from Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society of London, to Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton of Philadelphia / Letter from a soldier at Fort Wayne to his father / Drowning in Hartford / Temperatures from August in Worcester in mid-80s.

Oct. 28 Massachusetts Spy (Worchester)
Peace Treaty with Indian Nations / Excerpt from The Country Layer stating opposition to adding more judges to the Supreme Court / Letter from Tomo Cheeki, a Creek Indian in Philadelphia, to an Indian woman / The treaty of peace between the United States and the six nations of Indians / The governor of Massachusetts establishes the holiday of Thanksgiving to give thanks to God for His many blessings / Note sent from the Committee of Public Safety in Amsterdam to the French Republic.

Nov. 5 U.S. Chronicle (Providence)
Handbill urging British sailors to rebellion / Riots of angered soldiers in Dublin / Letters to British soldiers pleading to stop the riots / Preparations for making cyder [cider] / Letter from Laurence Candler concerning "The Epistle" / The ship Clarissa set to sail / Lost cow notice / President Washington arrives Philadelphia Oct. 21 from Mount Vernon / Two five-dollar Providence Bank Bills lost / "Ode to Fancy," a poem.



Jan. 23 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Washington issues the Indian Treaty / An address from George Washington stating that the United States has signed a peace treaty with the Indians that will bring peace, articles of the treaty are listed / A summary from the proceedings of the U.S. Legislature, bill for trading houses with Indians was read, petition from snuff-makers was read and referred / Speech to the governor of Massachusetts calling for a revision of laws to increase the security and happiness of the people / Bill for regulating elections was recommended for a third reading / A convention of deputies met in Philadelphia to discuss the abolition of slavery.

Mar. 26 Phenix (Windham, Conn.)
Peace Treaty between Algiers and the United States / French troops pull out of Italy / Marriage projected between the daughter of Louis XVI and the Arch Duke Charles / Jailbreak in Albany, eight prisoners escaped, one retaken / Stories from sea / A hymn from a London paper / Letter from "A Plain Man" warning the country to spend its newly earned money well.

May 4 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Church bells to be sold by Paul Revere / An Act for Establishing Trading with the Indian Tribes / Letter from "The Echo" concerning the appropriation of powers in government / List of gentleman appropriate for representative in the ensuing election / Congressional Intelligence / Robber of Nantucket Bank escaped guard but returned the next morning / Petition to Congress wanting treaty with Great Britain put into effect / Britain making war preparations / British fleet arrives at Barbados / Playbill.

July 23 Phenix (Windham, Conn.)
A 1794 Journey through the Western Territory / A 1794 Journey through the Western Territory - Niagara, Newark, Detroit / Sardinian ministers in Paris for peace talks / French, Austrian armies to fight / Prince of Orange respected / victims of Robesperian tyranny / activities of the Council of 500 / Britain stopped distilling grain, increasing spirit prices in the U.S. / "it cannot be the interest of any power to wage war with the American republic" / dance and honors with Indians in Georgia / riots in Amsterdam / $40,000 of furs and the Indian trade / terrible hurricane in New York / suicide account / counterfeit dollars / "The Prison," a poem / story from "The Lay Preacher."

Aug. 9 Western Telegraph (Washington, Penn.)
Extract from Aikin's Letters on Candour [Candor] and Liberality / Proper cultivation and nutrition of turnips by Richard Parker / Advice from Jotham Winrow on drinking pure water instead of consuming alcohol during the hot, laboring days / Extracts from A Journey into Western Territory describing the landscapes / Observations from Thomas Paine's pamphlet on the "Decline & Fall of the English System of Finance" / Pope visits Paris in May / Napoleon Bonaparte continues his march into Italy at Lodi Bridge / Peter Pindar arrives from England to the United States / Agreement made between the United States and Algiers / Rules and Regulations for the inhabitants of Indian Cross Creek / New town to be named Williams Port that lies on the main road from Philadelphia to Washington / "Ode to Wisdom" poem by Mrs. Barbauld / Newspapers encourage learning / Origin of the word "cockney."

Aug. 20 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Laws of Massachusetts set in print /An Act authorizing a fifth parish in Newbury / An Act to incorporate the owners of land in Southwick / A Proclamation from President Washington concerning a treaty between the "Catholic Majesty" of Spain and the United States / Lord Charles shot in the head by his brother Lord F. Townshend during a dispute in Yarmouth / Council held on the subject of the unhappy differences between the Prince and Princess of Wales / Proposition of a common sewer / Caution against fires, wells of water being very low at this time.

Aug. 24 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
Proclamation of the Treaty with France / Proclamation of the Treaty with Spain on trade - by President George Washington / U.S. Act - sale of land near Ohio and Kentucky / letter on theatrical and other exhibitions / popularity of "The Lay Preacher" / Gen. Buonaparte [Bonaparte] and French victory in Milan / U.S. flag displayed in Detroit when British troops left peacefully / Austrians defeated, peace is coming / Lisbon established as a free, open port for trade / Circus with equestrian pyramid, tight rope / Chinese fireworks for American independence / many advertisements - shaving soap, new tobacco and snuff store, printing paper / Fire Insurance Company.

Aug. 27 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
French Successes / Massachusetts Law - right to enclose land & annexing of towns - by Governor Samuel Adams / Gen. Buonaparte [Bonaparte] ordered 25,000 men into Ecclesiastical States / French not so successful on Rhine / Advertisement for "The Four Gospels" translated from Greek / U.S. Act - sale of land near Ohio and Kentucky / Law from the Council of 500 in France - signed Gallo-Americanus, asks "Jacobins, what, think ye of popular societies now?" / Spanish army strong at Gibraltar / Rope Ferry Bridge completed / notes of peace in Europe, speech by Gen. Dumas / Quarantine in Charleston due to yellow fever / Aqueduct Corporation - pipes to be laid on Main Street in Boston / Needed: married woman with breasts of milk / Man forbidding people to trust his wife, he will not pay her debts / Woman's petition for divorce from abusive husband / Dentist advertisement, false teeth / Runaway apprentice of printing business.

Dec. 24 Phenix (Windham, Conn.)
President Washington's last State of the Union Message Dec. 7 / Vice President presents his reply to the President's address / Treaty between Algiers and the United States / Fire in Savannah in late November leaves city destroyed / Fifty Indians from the tribes of Choctaws, Chickasaws, Cherokees, Upper and Lower Creeks met in Philadelphia with the Secretary of War and the President who recommended peace; treaty was agreed upon / Notice of meeting of the Connecticut Land Company by order of the Board of Directors / Jacob Steely murdered on his way to Greenville / Indian Remedy for toothache / Acceptance of the President's resignation by the citizens / French troops pull out of Italy / Marriage projected between the daughter of Louis XVI and the Arch Duke Charles / Jailbreak in Albany, eight prisoners escaped, one retaken / Stories from sea / A hymn from a London paper / Letter from "A Plain Man" warning the country to spend its newly earned money well.



Jan. 23 Philadelphia Gazette
State Department instructions to Pinckney in Paris / George Washington's address to Senate and the House on French trade / State Department instructions to Thomas Pinckney in Paris.

Jan. 23 Philadelphia Gazette Extra (1 sheet)
Concludes instructions to Pinckney / William Bradford / Letter from Timothy Pickering / New-Theatre - a new comedy and musical.

Feb. 13 Connecticut Courant (Hartford)
Letter to Thomas Pinckney, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to the French Republic / Bloody battle in Arcole; Napoleon rallies; turning point in war / The Brown family, responsible for printing the Pennsylvania Gazette, all killed in a fire / Privateers in the Indian Seas [West Indies] / Brig Polly from New London shipwrecked / General Abercrombie lands at St. Domingo.

Feb. 27 Independent Chronicle (Isaiah Thomas's copy of this newspaper) /
Vice President John Adams's Farewell Address to the Senate / Continuation of letter to Thomas Pinckney / Citizen response letter to Mr. Pinckney on peace, France, Britain / death of Catharine the Great / fire in Boston / huge list of books being sold / republicans satisfied with election of Mr. Adams - "pursue the real good of his country" / blasphemy that birthday of Washington is to be "hallowed," like Jesus Christ's birthday, Christmas / directions for bakers on legal weight and price of loafs of bread / looking for man who robbed and set fire to a theatre / museum has new wax figure of Washington / new fencing academy / piano, organ, harpsichord lessons / woman takes over late husband's profession as doctor, curing cancers and tumors / sale of new maps of Vermont.

Mar. 9 Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser (Boston) (Isaiah Thomas's copy of this newspaper)
An address by "Federalist" on the subject of the power of treaties / Fighting between France and Austria still heavy / Letter from General Napoleon Bonaparte to the Executive Director at Verona / Death of Catharine II of Russia at age 67 from an apoplectic attack leaves son Paul Petrowitz to succeed as Emperor / Thank-you notices / Address to President Washington accepting his retirement / Reply to the Senators from Washington / Jefferson arrives at Georgetown en route to Philadelphia / William Vans Murray appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Batavia.

Mar. 13 Connecticut Courant (Hartford)
John Adams Inauguration and speech,Thomas Jefferson as Vice President / City of Hartford law - no slaughter-houses near dwelling houses / Public Notice of sale of land tracts in Pennsylvania / Secty. of State Pickering reports citizen's complaints of injuries by French during war / Account of fire at meetinghouse / English troops in Barbados / Hartford law - no animals allowed at large on highways / Hartford will appoint officers of Watch Wards / Runaway wife, man will not pay her debts / Hartford sets fire wards / Various kinds of paper for sale.

Mar. 17 Massachusetts Mercury (Boston)
Inaugural speeches of Jefferson and Adams / Public Dinner for George Washington / Massachusetts law - building restrictions for Boston to secure from fire - Governor Samuel Adams / U.S. Congress - list of new acts - post office, sugar and snuff duties, etc. / George Washington at Mount Vernon, was the first to visit Adams after inauguration / Theatre announcements / Diplomas for the free and accepted masons / Grammar book, hymn book, music book for sale / Many advertisements - dentist, fish hooks, dancing academy, etc. / List of land owners and tax.

Mar. 23 The Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser (Boston)
Samuel Adams signs Act March 11 to secure Boston from damage from fires / Continuation of letter from Thomas Pinckney, Minister Plenipetentiary of the United States to the French Republic / Letter to the merchants and traitors of America about their new found support for independence and Washington after the Revolution / Letter to Secretary of State Tim Pickering from George Washington about forged letters that were published under Washington's name / Letter from Lord Malmsbury about peace between Britain and France / Letter from the Lord Lieutenant to the Lord Mayor about the French Invasion of Ireland.

May 25 Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser Supplement
Documents related to the Inauguration of John Adams / Documents related to the Inauguration speech by President John Adams, continued from last paper - letters from Gen. Pinckney in Paris, Amsterdam, letters from Major Mountflorence in Paris, letters from John Q. Adams, letter to minister of Catholic Ministry / Rumors about trouble with British troops in Ireland / Louis XVIII still in Hamburg / Reasons why British administration shouldn't be changed / Tammany Society anniversary festival, list of toasts made.

June 21 The Porcupine's Gazette (Philadelphia)
News from London about the sailing of the Dutch fleet / Bad storm in Wilmington with hail measuring six inches / Captain Francis Young on the brig Polaski breaks into a small scuffle off Cape St. Nicholas Mole with the French fleet / House of Representatives passed an act calling for the detachment of the militia / Bill brought to Senate to enable President to raise a provisional army.

June 26 The Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser (Boston)
Essay denouncing promoters of war with France / Notes on the proceedings of Congress, June 15-16 / Essay signed "A Republican" calling for America to abstain from war with France / Report on idea of war with France or Spain when they promoted the carrying-trade when the U.S. has an alliance with Great Britain who opposes free navigation of the United States / President passes two laws, one prohibiting the exportation of arms and ammunition for a limited time, and the other prohibiting United States citizens from being concerned with vessels destined to cruise against nations in amity with the United States / Report accusing a British faction of desiring war with France / Marriage of Mr. Goodwin to Mrs. Wollstonecraft, author of Rights of Women.

June 28 The Connecticut Gazette (New London)
From the shop of Mess. Colon and Spondee, calling for the minority to always carry the vote / Launch of the frigate United States in Philadelphia / Proceedings of Congress on bill respecting fortifications and other bills from June 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 / Proclamation published by President Adams containing the ratification of the treaty with the Bay of Tripoli in Barbary / Reports of Jacobins in France attempting to disturb elections with violence, but defeated / Report by Secretary of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott Jr. on the revenues of last year / 80,000 armed men in Dublin calling for religious freedom and the independence of Ireland / Preliminaries of peace between Great Britain and the French Republic signed / King of Prussia calling for peace between Austria and France / Report on bank notes in circulation / Two laws signed by the President on the exportation of arms and citizens staying away from vessels that are in opposition to friends of the United States.

June 29 Independent Chronicle (Boston) (Isaiah Thomas's copy of this newspaper)
Letter from American Minister of Spain to the Secretary of State about the treaty signed by the King ceding territory to the U.S. and allowing it the free use of the Mississippi River / William Smith calls for a sum of $200,000 for building of fortifications on the east coast, article is negative about the idea / Proceedings of Congress on June 15, 21 / Paris April 27 - Turin and Basle accounts report bloody engagement between France and Italy at expiration of armistice / Announcement of Peace with France and conditions of the Peace from London / Article on continuation of mutiny of the British fleet / Article on General Buonaparte's [Napoleon Bonaparte] demands / Report on victories of armies of the French Republic / President appoints Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipatentiary to the French Republic / Settlement of Florida borders between United States and Spain by Andrew Ellicott.

July 29 (24?) Porcupine Gazette (Philadelphia)
Writer happy that France gained independence but why is France now becoming the assailant? From Mr. Harper's pamphlet / Benjamin Franklin Bache is to be appointed Post Master General / Letter in regards to Bache's appointment / Morals of American politicians in years past were wrong / Manifesto of Buonaparte [Napoleon Bonaparte] about situation in the Republic of Venice / Proclamation by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to suppress attempts of subversion of that authority by Irishmen / President Adams sets out on journey to New England.

Aug. 22 Massachusetts Mercury (Boston)
Article signed by "An American" criticizes the personal abuse and slander targeted at the private characters of men, mostly by newspaper editors / About "men-catchers" who are paid to seduce settlers in United States territory to move to Spanish territory / Accusation that James Monroe is calling for a war against the French / Russian troops return from Persia / Fear of yellow fever outbreak / News from Ireland on United Irishmen raising arms / John Hoxley, declared insane, commits suicide / Critique of the Chronicle / Engraving of man playing musical instrument / Russian Emperor distributes 500,000 serfs to Courtiers.

Sept. 1 Massachusetts Mercury (Boston)
News of plan to reestablish the Republic of Poland with Stanislaus on the throne / News of the mutiny on Pompe / Letter from Benjamin Wynoop to James Mease about an outbreak of yellow fever on a ship / Story of man who shot a deer, brought it home, then had a panther break into his house to get to the deer; man shot panther dead / Immense amount of rain leaves towns in need of thousands of dollars of repair / The American Academy of Arts and Sciences' speech addressed to President John Adams / President Adams' response to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences exalting the academy / Transatlantic dispatch from Hull calling for peace with France / Court orders death to Guthrie, Calloway, Ashley and Johnson for role in mutiny on the Pompe, more mutineers to be tried / Definitive Treaty of Peace signed between Austria and France on May 31 / Letter from Mr. Grattan calling for continued connection with Great Britain but for more liberties and freedom for Irishmen / Pope Pius VI is ill, candidates chosen for replacement in case of death / New cases of yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia / American Post Office established in Hamburg.

Sept. 5 Massachusetts Mercury (Boston)
A letter from a New England captain complaining about Santhonax / Free masons house put on fire, suspected arson / "Fever of death" [yellow fever] reports / Governor's speech to the Pennsylvania legislature calling for a militia of over 10,000 Pennsylvania men to secure peace / More yellow fever reports / Advice to readers: despite fever, continue living lives and doing jobs as usual / Lord St. Vincents and fleet bombards of Cadiz / Minerva's Marine Diary / Advertisement to stop runaway slaves with small engraving.

Sept. 8 The Minerva (New York)
Descriptions of uniforms of the United States Navy by the Secretary of War James McHenry / A letter about the yellow fever from Dr. Henry Latimer / Letter about the yellow fever outbreak from Dr. William Currie / Letter about the origins and treatment of yellow fever from David Hosack / Article on why peace will not come, France lives and thrives for war / The United States minister of the Dutch Republic has arrived at the Hague / Lord St. Vincents [or Jervis] has entered Cadiz harbor / Minerva Marine register.

Oct. 2 Mercantile Advertiser
Peace negotiations in Italy not going well with French / Bonaparte still in Italy / Advertisement for ointment for hair loss / Public notice: names of citizens to clean streets of city / patent for new water wheel / Poem and an anecdote for entertainment / Rebels of Poland / Marquis Cornwallis accepted as Governor General at East India House in London / Letter to the Executive Directory about the army of Italy, signed "Buonaparte" [Bunoparte] / peace treaty between France and Portugal / negotiations between France and England, Parliament with grant more money to continue war if this conference fails / Genoa now called "the Republic of Liguria" / Account of man who saves child that fell / Account of drunk Indians killing white man in Pittsburgh / theatre listings / Advertisement for evening school / Advertisements for: "Living Animals" - a zoo; evening schools; "The Learned Pig" - chance to see greatest phenomenon of Nature; Black woman for sale; "dying business," - funeral home; bathing houses; for doctor, specializing in treatment of venereal complaint; window blinds (with illustration) / New York State Road Lottery / proposals for Brooklyn Ferry.

Nov. 30 Porcupine Gazette (Philadelphia)
Edmund Burke's Posthumous Works (to be continued) / Indictment against the editor, libel against king of Spain / Conclusion of Grand Jury - justice / Congress - House of Representatives - by John Adams (to be continued) / Anniversary of Saint Andrew's Society / Advertisements for oil / prices of stocks / Opening of school / The Library Company is opening a library and the Loganian Library will open as well / Canal Lottery & lottery by legislative authority / Philadelphia and Norfolk Mail Stage route and prices / Wax figures "of different persons, as Large as Life."

Dec. 20 Columbian Centinel (Boston)
"Political Truths" on the U.S., the French Constitution, the tyrant Robespierre, etc., signed "A Lover of Liberty" / "Glorious News" British Victorious over Dutch Fleet / sensational account of a drowning / Congress reports - suspension of Stamp Act, foreign coins not legal tender / British troops in West Indies / Free Masons announce meeting at Grand Lodge (with illustration) / advertisement for Indians' dressed buffalo skins / Poem on "Description of a Social Circle in the Vicinity of Boston" / Large list of items at grocery store / Advertisement with large illustration of "Stickney's Patent Bridge" / Circulating library / Advertisement for stays and bodice-making business.



Jan. 10 New-York Spectator
From The Aurora: A letter from the Governor of Philadelphia, Thomas Mifflin, asking about yellow fever; A team of physicians, including Dr. Benjamin Rush, respond about its origin in West Indies, and symptoms / Speech by John Jay, Governor of New York, to the two Houses of the Legislature about the Executive branch's ability to hold a militia / Dirck Ten Broeck elected to Speaker of the House / A letter from American Congress, the House of Representatives propose a bill about taxing distilleries per gallon / Letters from Paris / List of those Exiled from France / Report of game cock pecking out a large dog's eyes / Robbery / List of Marriages and Deaths / Ads / List of prices for goods in New York / List of farms which owe money to the state from the Office of Comptroller.

Jan. 13 Porcupine Gazette (Philadelphia)
Ads for sale of land, sugar, coffee, etc.; Want ads / A letter to Thomas Jefferson, Vice-President, from Luther Martin about the life of Col. Cresap, of the Ohio Company / Theater review of Othello / "Country News" reports of murder in Petersburg, robbery and suicide in New Jersey / Ad for Lottery and Sales by Sheriff / Ad for encyclopedias and Dictionaries.

Feb. 26 Farmer's Weekly Journal (Walpole, NH) (New Hampshire and Vermont Journal; Isaiah Thomas is the new publisher)
Elopement announcement / Thoughts on the ministerial appointment, the "least of evils" of Monroe by Pres. Washington / Biography of Herault de Sechelles / Account of the proceedings of Congress tenth session in the House of Representatives, discussing a bill on relations with foreign nations / Account of news and prices from Jamaica / "Address to Mr. Pinchbeck, Proprietor of the Learned Pig," a poem / Anonymous poetry, "Imitation of Horace" / Jokes about lying of the handsomeness of a lady.

Mar. 20 Massachusetts Mercury (Boston)
The Algerians are helping Americans now / List of where and when ships are sailing / Ads for houses to let / From the Journal: Letter from Germany relaying the events in the Revolution in France / Report of "pregnant" woman pleading for mercy in Superior Court, gave birth to bag of straw / the Legislature of Columbia reduced the tax of the Stamp Act and it was passed / Resolved to establish a Department of Wars Commissioner of Marine / Reports of privateers in the West Indies / List of ship captains that must personally reimburse to the administration to the Port of Liberty / List of naval appointments / A marine's daily diary / Nathaniel Appleton, William Winthrop, William Walter, Joseph Peirce, Appleton Prentiss, write a letter to James Sullivan to call a meeting to establish rules for proprietors / Sullivan agrees, warranting listed proprietors to come to meeting.

Apr. 7 [3?] Farmer's Weekly Journal (Walpole, NH)
President Adams's message to the Congress concerning the French situation / Public notice for a petition for changing the jurisdiction for Stoddard county / Listed name of delinquent proprietors in New Hampshire and call for meeting by Fred Locke / Biography of Count Rumford / Writ of Summons for William Blount by John Adams / An opinion that any compromise with France is impossible by a "gentleman of high respectability" in Philadelphia / A list of the tax that was passed by Congress, putting a tax on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper / News that some Negroes in Guadeloupe were made French citizens by their patron Victor Hugues, but then killed him in an attempt to "destroy all the whites" / Parody poetry by Charles Chatterbox / "Z" writes on foreign fashion / Description of a Surinam planter / Account of the breadfruit tree in the West Indies / Jokes.

Apr. 17 Farmer's Weekly Journal (Walpole, NH)
Reports that "bear the mark of veracity" / A list from the Treasury Department of taxes on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper / Biography of John de la Fontaine / Congress approved an act providing means for relations with foreign nations / Letter from John Adams saying that U.S. dispatches in France will not be able to accomplish their mission / 15,000 French troops entered Bern, Switzerland / Letter accounting foreign intelligence in France about invasion into Rome / Poetry, a petition of a Farmer's dog to his master / Stories from The Pedlar - No. IV, Indolence.


For questions, please contact Dr. Doug Cumming.