Lot 116 of 305:
Bound volume of Farmers' Museum, 1800-1802  

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Farmers' Museum, or Literary Gazette


Walpole, NH

Printed by David Carlisle for Thomas & Thomas


81 issues. Weekly, broken run, January 13, 1800 (whole no. 354) to May 11, 1802 (whole no. 475). Each issue 4 pp. 48x31 cm. (19¾x12¼"), bound together in period boards with leather spine. The news of southwestern New Hampshire, in a weekly newspaper co-published by Isaiah Thomas, Jr. There is national and international news as well (Bonaparte in Europe, Burr election controversy in Washington, etc.), but the richness lies in the local stories and notices, such as Thomas Whiting's notice that "Whereas Lucy, my wife, has eloped from my bed and board, and refuses to live with me in the manner of man and wife; this is to forbid any person or persons harbouring, or trusting her on my account; as I will not pay any debt of her contracting after this date"; advertisements for patent medicines including "Cure of Venereal Complaints, the Patent Indian Vegetable Specific, prepared by Dr. Lerouk"; census results for State of Vermont (153,381); reward (of 1 cent!) for return of a runaway indentured boy, 14 years of age; also, the result of the trial of two negro slaves in Charleston, South Carolina, for the murder of a white man - both were to be burned to death; and so much more.

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Covers worn, stained; paper somewhat darkened but still supple, some minor dampstains, overall very good.

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