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The liberator. v.9:no.22(1839:May 31)

The liberator. v.9:no.22(1839:May 31)

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Andrew Jackson to Amos Kendall, October 10, 1839
The liberator. v.9:no.30(1839:July 26)

The liberator. v.9:no.30(1839:July 26)

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The liberator. v.9:no.2(1839:Jan.11)

The liberator. v.9:no.2(1839:Jan.11)

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A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

Another satire on the special committee of the House of Representatives investigating Van Buren's Treasury Department. The committee, chaired by James Harlan but dominated by Henry A. Wise of Virginia, centered... More

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature to raise funds, for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Extra class no: 2 ... Alton, February 1, 1839.

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature t...

Lotteries.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 12.

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be held on Tuesday Evening, Feb. 11, at the Seminary Hall, the following questions, by order of the Society, will come up for debate: - "Has Congress power to abolish slavery in th

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be he...

Slavery.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 15.

Andrew Jackson to William Anderson Scott, July 6, 1839
Richard Rush to Andrew Jackson
The liberator. v.9:no.38(1839:Sep.20)

The liberator. v.9:no.38(1839:Sep.20)

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The liberator. v.9:no.21(1839:May 24)

The liberator. v.9:no.21(1839:May 24)

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National temperance ode. Air- America
Andrew Jackson to Andrew Jackson, Jr., March 14, 1839
Dog sledges of the Mandan Indians / ch. Bodmer pinx. ad nat. ; René Rollet sc.

Dog sledges of the Mandan Indians / ch. Bodmer pinx. ad nat. ; René Ro...

Mandan Indians using two dogs to drag a toboggan on the frozen Missouri River. Illus. in: Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834 / von Maximilian Prinz zu Wied. Coblenz : J. Hoelscher, 183... More

Girard Bank. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1839. I am instructed by the Board of directors to transmit to you the annexed account of the proceedings of the stockholders at their annual and adjourned meetings, held on the 5th and 13th instant, the

Girard Bank. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1839. I am instructed by the...

0688 F 6 21 0 46.; Rec. 11-26-46.; $3.50.; On verso: 0688 F 6 21 O 46; {stamp} 6 Copy. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. P... More

The liberator. v.9:no.28(1839:July 12)

The liberator. v.9:no.28(1839:July 12)

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To the freemen of Rhode-Island. The Executive Committee, appointed by the Liberal convention in July last, for certain reasons, have not till now thought proper to publish their ticker for representatives to the next Congress. We have now the ho

To the freemen of Rhode-Island. The Executive Committee, appointed by ...

Liberal party.; Political campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 168, Folder 18.

Sketch of Texas with the boundaries of Mexican States as shown on General Austin's map of Texas published by R. S. Tanner, 1839.

Sketch of Texas with the boundaries of Mexican States as shown on Gene...

Manuscript. Red and black ink, watercolor, and pencil. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

[Officer from the First Troop, Philadelphia, facing forward, head turned toward right standing before soldier holding horse and another on horseback] / J.R. Smith, Phila., Pa., 1839.

[Officer from the First Troop, Philadelphia, facing forward, head turn...

(DLC/PP-1995:140.49) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 49. Title devised by Library staff from inventory. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

Harpers Ferry. (From the Blue Ridge).
"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition"

"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition"

A commentary on the workings of the January 1839 congressional probe of the Treasury Department in the wake of the Swartwout embezzlement. (See "Price Current" and "Sub Treasurers Meeting in England," nos. 1838... More

Thomas R. Jennings to Ralph Eleazer Whiteside Earle, September 14, 1839
Trabue West & Co. to Andrew Jackson, Jr., September 6, 1839
Richard Rush to Andrew Jackson, November 21, 1839
The liberator. v.9:no.24(1839:June 14)

The liberator. v.9:no.24(1839:June 14)

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The liberator. v.9:no.26(1839:June 28)

The liberator. v.9:no.26(1839:June 28)

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The liberator. v.9:no.21(1839:May 24)

The liberator. v.9:no.21(1839:May 24)

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The liberator. v.9:no.8(1839:Feb.22)

The liberator. v.9:no.8(1839:Feb.22)

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The liberator. v.9:no.35(1839:Aug.30)

The liberator. v.9:no.35(1839:Aug.30)

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An Indian encampment near Fort Niagra, in the time of the Revolution. The boy, Frederick Schermerhorn, is seen to the left, just starting on the periolous race of the gauntlet

An Indian encampment near Fort Niagra, in the time of the Revolution. ...

Illus. in: Priest, The Dutch Prisoner (Albany, 1839), opposite title page. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: B.I.; Torture; Races; Indians Warfare with whites; ... More

Seat of War. Historic map, Library of Congress

Seat of War. Historic map, Library of Congress

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The liberator. v.9:no.16(1839:Apr.19)

The liberator. v.9:no.16(1839:Apr.19)

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The liberator. v.9:no.43(1839:Oct.25)

The liberator. v.9:no.43(1839:Oct.25)

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The  fairy waltz

The fairy waltz

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Benjamin Franklin Butler to Andrew Jackson, May 8, 1839
The liberator. v.9:no.15(1839:Apr.12)

The liberator. v.9:no.15(1839:Apr.12)

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1839. Democratic republican and farmers' prox. For Governor, Nathaniel Bullock, of Bristol. For Lieut. Governor Benjamin B. Thruston of Hopkinton. For Senators [10 names] Dexter Randall. Secretary. Albert C. Greene, Attorney-general. John Sterne

1839. Democratic republican and farmers' prox. For Governor, Nathaniel...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 168, Folder 19.

Senate chamber of the United States. Engraved & published by J. V. N. Throop, C. W. Missouri Avenue between 4.5 and 6th St. [1839?].
Mme. Vtor. Hugo / peint par Louis Boullanger ; gravé par Célistin Nanteuil.

Mme. Vtor. Hugo / peint par Louis Boullanger ; gravé par Célistin Nant...

Three-quarter length portrait of Madame Victor Hugo (Adèle Hugo, 1803-1868), standing, facing right. Plate from: L'Artiste (1839). Date based on information from Bibliotèque nationale de France.

Seventh ward beggars

Seventh ward beggars

Print shows President Andrew Jackson holding a kingly scepter and a bag containing $100,000. He sits upon bundles, presumably containing money, labeled "Surplus Fund". Two bankers kiss his feet, while several o... More

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens ... H. Brading, Proprietor ... has, at the solicitation of several scientific gentlemen, prevailed on Mr. Gypson, who will ... make an experimental trip, in the Royal Standard balloon, on Monday next, June 3, at ten o'clock at night! ...

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens .....

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at night by Richard Gypson from the Royal Standard Tavern, England, on June 3, 1839. In addition, "Mr. Blanchard, a descendant of the celebrated Mons. Blanchar... More

The cut direct. Or a scene in high life at Saratoga Springs

The cut direct. Or a scene in high life at Saratoga Springs

One of two prints by "HD" (identified by Weitenkampf and others tentatively as Henry Dacre) based on incidents during President Van Buren's visit to the resort at Saratoga Springs, New York, during the summer o... More

The liberator. v.9:no.40(1839:Oct.4)

The liberator. v.9:no.40(1839:Oct.4)

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The liberator. v.9:no.7(1839:Feb.15)

The liberator. v.9:no.7(1839:Feb.15)

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The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

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The liberator. v.9:no.21(1839:May 24)

The liberator. v.9:no.21(1839:May 24)

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The liberator. v.9:no.39(1839:Sep.27)

The liberator. v.9:no.39(1839:Sep.27)

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The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

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A map of the County of Crawford, Pennsylvania.

A map of the County of Crawford, Pennsylvania.

Shows townships, warranty-deed tracts (numbered), real-property tracts with owners' names, towns/villages, roads, canals, streams, and lakes. Hand col. to distinguish townships. In lower margin: Copyright secur... More

Andrew Jackson, Jr. to Johnson Rayburn & Co., April 18, 1839
Old Iron Sides on a lee shore The U.S. Frigate Constitution Captn. Elliott, weathering Scilly, on her return from France, with the Hon. Edward Livingston on board on the night of the [Eleventh] of May 1835 / / drawn on stone by A. Hoffy, from a painting by J. Evans ; P.S. Duval, Lith. Philad.

Old Iron Sides on a lee shore The U.S. Frigate Constitution Captn. Ell...

327 U.S. Copyright Office. "Illustrative of a sketch, in the Democratic Review, of May 1839, by the author of "the log of Old Ironsides"." Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1839, by Dow & Duval, ... More

Fuegian (Yapoo Tekeenika). Book illustration from Library of Congress

Fuegian (Yapoo Tekeenika). Book illustration from Library of Congress

Natives of Tierra del Fuego. Illus. in: Robert Fitzroy. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages ... London, 1839, v. 2, frontispiece. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracing... More

Abolition frowned down. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Abolition frowned down. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A satire on enforcement of the "gag-rule" in the House of Representatives, prohibiting discussion of the question of slavery. Growing antislavery sentiment in the North coincided with increased resentment by so... More

The liberator. v.9:no.15(1839:Apr.12)

The liberator. v.9:no.15(1839:Apr.12)

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Theodore Maurisset - Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp., 1839.

Theodore Maurisset - Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp.,...

French cartoon shows a long line of people, with more arriving by stagecoach and railroad, at a medicine show where a quack with a lion's head, the "Prodige de la chimie," is marketing his hair tonic "De pommad... More

Mr. Calhoun- Mr. Van Buren- Texas. As the time when the Convention is to assemble seems to be settled, I propose to discuss the opinions of some leading members of our party, who are likely to receive its nomination ... [Signed] Simenes. [1839?]

Mr. Calhoun- Mr. Van Buren- Texas. As the time when the Convention is ...

Ximenes.; On verso: Texas; 8899. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 231, Folder 22.

Symptoms of a duel

Symptoms of a duel

The second of two particularly well-drawn caricatures by the same artist, on the subject of the 1839 congressional probe of Van Buren's Treasury Department. (See above, nos. 1839-6 through -9.) The inquiry was ... More

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre los paralelos de 32° y 38° norte.

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre l...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows drainage, missions, pueblos, presidios, etc. Prime meridian: Cadiz. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Thomas Shotter Boys - Rue de la Grosse Horloce, Rouen [France]

Thomas Shotter Boys - Rue de la Grosse Horloce, Rouen [France]

Lithograph by Thomas Shotter Boys. Illus. in: Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen & c. London: T. Boys, 1839. Reference copy may be in LOT 4620. This record contains unverified, old data fr... More

The liberator. v.9:no.5(1839:Feb.1)

The liberator. v.9:no.5(1839:Feb.1)

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The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

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The liberator. v.9:no.41(1839:Oct.11)

The liberator. v.9:no.41(1839:Oct.11)

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[Apparatus used to convert electrical energy into mechanical rotation, the basis of dynamos, using bar magnet, beaker of mercury, and current carrying wire] / A.A., del. ; J.B. Taylor, sc.

[Apparatus used to convert electrical energy into mechanical rotation,...

Illus. in: Experimental researches in electricity / Michael Faraday. London : R. and J.E. Taylor, 1839-1855, v. 2, pl. 4. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of... More

Thomas L. Harrison to Andrew Jackson, Jr., September 2, 1839
Presentation
Map of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads, &c.; by David H. Burr (late topographer to the Post Office,) Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S.

Map of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: London and Washington D.C. "Entered according to Act of Congress, July 10th, 1839, by David H. Burr, in the clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Col... More

Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Green in that fatal parachute experiment of Mr. Robert Cocking's, July 24th, 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens. And has made twenty-seven ascents with Mr. Green, up to this date, August 24th, 1839 / / G.P. Harding, F.S.A., del. et fecit ; Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen.

Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Gree...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of solicitor, Edward Spencer, who accompanied balloonist Charles Green on several ascensions. A balloon with an attached parachute is in the background. Printed signature below title... More

Richard Rush to Andrew Jackson, April 25, 1839
[Officer from the First Troop, Philadelphia, seated by a tent in which a writing desk is visible. A soldier marches with a rifle nearby] / J.R. Smith, 1839, Phila.

[Officer from the First Troop, Philadelphia, seated by a tent in which...

(DLC/PP-1995:140.47) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 47. Title devised by Library staff from inventory. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

William Binkley to Andrew Jackson, Jr., October 14, 1839
Andrew Jackson, Jr. to Collins, October 19, 1839
The liberator. v.9:no.10(1839:Mar.8)

The liberator. v.9:no.10(1839:Mar.8)

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Andrew Jackson to Thompson Cowgill, June 28, 1839
F. R. Gleaves to Andrew Jackson, October 1, 1839
The liberator. v.9:no.34(1839:Aug.23)

The liberator. v.9:no.34(1839:Aug.23)

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The liberator. v.9:no.23(1839:June 7)

The liberator. v.9:no.23(1839:June 7)

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Le souper. Ou les mauvaises maniéres des gens bien élevś

Le souper. Ou les mauvaises maniéres des gens bien élevś

Two men try to escape an angry crowd which attempts to pass through a doorway all at once. One of the men crawls under a table set for dinner, while the other is seized by his coat tails and yanked backwards b... More

A brisk gale, bay of New York

A brisk gale, bay of New York

679 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Bennett, Williams James. Southern District of N.Y.: Apr. 1, 1839. Check 500 field.

Map of Kentucky & Tennessee exhitibing the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads, &c.; by David. H. Burr (Late topographer to the Post Office,) Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S.

Map of Kentucky & Tennessee exhitibing the post offices, post roads, c...

Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads. Scale ca. 1:650,000. From his The American Atlas (London, J. Arrowsmith, 1839) ... More

Map and profile of the Gettysburg Rail Road as surveyed by order of the legislature of Pennsylvania, 1839.

Map and profile of the Gettysburg Rail Road as surveyed by order of th...

Survey map and profile of part of Pennsylvania and Maryland from Gettysburg to the Potomac River. Shows relief by hachures along the line, creeks, roads, cities and towns. Chartered on January 9, 1838; construc... More

Map of the United States of North America with parts of the adjacent countries /

Map of the United States of North America with parts of the adjacent c...

Map of the continental United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, roads, trails, canals, and railroads.

Account of provisions for the Halcyon Plantation; runs from March 1939 to Jan. 7, 1940. March 1, 1839
To the people of the City of Alton. Since the report of the Select committee of the common council, on the subject of the expenses and receipts of the municipal court, was printed an important error has been discovered in the amount stated to ha

To the people of the City of Alton. Since the report of the Select com...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 18.

June bugs squirting. Book illustration from Library of Congress

June bugs squirting. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Tammany Hall's political manipulation of the New York Fire Department is the artist's obvious target here, although the print's precise meaning is unclear. The frame of reference may be the creation, in 1839, ... More

The liberator. v.9:no.25(1839:June 21)

The liberator. v.9:no.25(1839:June 21)

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The liberator. v.9:no.50(1839:Dec.13)

The liberator. v.9:no.50(1839:Dec.13)

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The liberator. v.9:no.6(1839:Feb.8)

The liberator. v.9:no.6(1839:Feb.8)

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The liberator. v.9:no.50(1839:Dec.13)

The liberator. v.9:no.50(1839:Dec.13)

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Virginia cotillion

Virginia cotillion

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

The liberator. v.9:no.33(1839:Aug.16)

The liberator. v.9:no.33(1839:Aug.16)

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The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

The liberator. v.9:no.52(1839:Dec.27)

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Behold! The President of the United States is expected in the 11 o'clock train of cars to-day. The Procession of Democratic citizens will meet in front of the President's Square at 8 o'clock this morning, preparatory to moving towards the railro

Behold! The President of the United States is expected in the 11 o'clo...

On verso: 26 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 196, Folder 25.

A Select Committee of Enquiry hard at work

A Select Committee of Enquiry hard at work

A swipe at the integrity of the House of Representatives committee investigating the Swartwout scandal under Van Buren's administration (see "Price Current" and "Sub Treasurers Meeting in England," nos. 1838-21... More

Arthur Pendleton Bagby to Andrew Jackson, January 30, 1839
Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America.

Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : establishe...

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Facsimile. Original version: W.J. Stone sc. Wash'n. [Washington? : s.n., 1839?]. Includes indexed table of "References." In left upper margin: No. 3036 pric... More

Andrew Jackson to Amos Kendall, August 18, 1839
James Hughey to James Howerton, September 22, 1839
Jonathan's independence. Tune--Yankee Doodle
Andrew Jackson to Andrew Jackson, July 12, 1839
Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America /

Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : establishe...

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Also has red-ink lines drawn in some streets to show utility (sewer?) system. Includes indexed table of "References." LC copy missing edge sections, mounted... More

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