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Eleven (11) American 18th and 19th century newspapers, including Western newspapers. Includes reports of President Lincoln's death, Reconstruction, Runaway Slaves, Lynching, and more. Some Tennessee interest. Civil War era papers: THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1865, with extensive reporting of President Lincoln's funeral and continued reaction to his assassination, along with updates on the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and war related news including the capture of Governor Vance in North Carolina (repaired tears to front and back pages, center); and THE LIBERATOR (Boston), July 21, 1865, with news of reconstruction efforts and extensive reporting on the issue of "universal" suffrage, a report from Memphis on "The Freedmen in Tennessee," and "A Voice from Tennessee" penned by James Trimble arguing for voting rights for freed slave men. Also included are THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET AND DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 21, 1785; THE GENERAL ADVERTISER (Philadelphia), January 2?, 1809 and Oct. 18, 1809, both in poor condition with notices of runaway slaves; THE CITY GAZETTE (Charleston, SC), April 4, 1822 with extensive notices of runaway slaves, tear to center, blue ink markings); THE DAILY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, August 6, 1899; THE OREGON STATESMAN, August 5, 1899; THE ALASKAN, August 19, 1899; THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, August 6, 1899; and THE ATCHISON DAILY CHAMPION, May 21, 1889 (with news of a St. Louis mob lynching). Sizes range from 18 1/4" x 11 5/8" to 24 1/2" x 17 1/2". Provenance: the collection of Ross Webb, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: The two General Advertiser newspapers are in poor, fragile and fragmented condition. The other papers range from fair to good condition with expected toning, minor foxing, edge chipping and small marks/stains. Some encapsulated (not sealed) in protective plastic.