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A spinner in the Mollahan Mills, Newberry, S.C. Dec. 3/08. Witness, Sara R. Hine. Location: Newberry, South Carolina / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

Liber sextus Decretalium.Mainz, Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 17 Dec. 1465.

[Columbus landing on Hispaniola, Dec. 6, 1492; greeted by Arawak Indians]

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting in Boston by adjournment, December 10th, 1690 [An order for the granting forth of printed bills for seven thousand pounds] Cambridge: Printed by Samu

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

The Turkish fast, out of the Monthly Mercury for December, 1697. [blank] Boston, in N. E. Re-printed by B. Green, and J. Allen. May 13, 1698.

B-n, Dec.8, 1713. To the honourable the Society for prorogating the gospel in foreign parts. The representation and request of the ministers, church wardens and vestry of the Church of England in B---n … [Boston 1713].

Proposals for printing by subscription the miser: or, the soldies [blank] A comedy of three acts, as it is [blank] acted by his Majesty’s servants by William Clarke. Boston December 1768.

To the merchants and other inhabitants of Pennsylvania. [Recommending canals between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill and the Chesapeake and the Delaware] [Signed] A friend to trade. Philadelphia. Dec. 13, 1771.

Massachusetts-Bay. By the Governor, A proclamation for proroguing the General court … to Wednesday the nineteenth day of February next … Given at Boston the twenty-eighth day of December 1771 … Boston: Printed by Richard Draper, Printer to His E

The following piece, which was desired to be inserted in the New-York Journal of this day, December 24, 1772, but omitted for want of room, will be inserted next week. To the printer of the New York Journal. Sir. The approaching anniversary fest

Boston, December 2, 1773. Whereas it has been reported that a permit will be given by the custom-house for landing the tea now on board a vessel laying in this harbour, commanded by Capt. Hall: this is to remind the publick, that it was solemnly

Philadelphia, Monday, December 27, 1773. The unanimity, spirit and zeal, which have heretofore animated all the colonies, from Boston to South Carolina have been so eminently displayed in the opposition to the pernacious project of the East-Indi

In Provincial congress, Cambridge, December 6, 1774. Resolved, that the following address be presented to the several ministers of the gospel in this Province. Reverend Sir. When we contemplate the friendship and assistance, our ancestors the fi

Committee Chamber, December 6, 1774. [Resolves in regard to the 10th article of the Association of the General Congress, requiring the opening of all package of goods imported after December 1st, 1774] [Philadelphia, 1774].

To the citizens of New-York. December 30, 1775. Fellow-Citizens. The design of electing a new Assembly at this time, is plainly to distract your attention ... [Signed] A poor Man. [blank] [New York, 1775].

In council, December 1, 1775. Whereas it is of the utmost importance to the inhabitants of this Colony, as well as the American army, that the fortifications at Cambridge and Roxbury be effectually defended and his Excellency General Washington

To the freeholders and freemen of New-York. My dear countrymen. December 29, 1775. I have good reason to assure you that there is a scheme in agitation to surprise and confound you in a matter of the last importance - the election of members for

To the citizens of New York, December 30, 1775 ...

In the House of representatives. December 2, 1775. Whereas the supply of the article of wood for the Cambridge and Roxbury camps, hath not been hitherto fully sufficient to answer the demands, notwithstanding the exertions of this court for that

In the House of representatives. Dec. 2, 1775. Resolved, that Mr. Guild, for the county of Suffolk [and 23 others] be and they hereby are severally appointed to use their utmost endeavors to raise the men proportioned and fixed on the several to

Ship Dutchess of Gordon, Off New York, 18th Dec. 1775. Sir, I lose no time in transmitting to you herewith, a letter I this morning received from Captain Parker, of his Majesty's Ship Phoenix, communicating certain instructions he has received f

In Council of Safety. December 5, 1776. Resolved that Messieurs Robert Bailey [and 42 others] be appointed to go round the several ward of this City and the Southern and Northern liberties, to collect all the Old Great Coats, coats, surtouts, Ja

Plan of the city and environs of Quebec : with its siege and blockade by the Americans, from the 8th. of December 1775 to the 13th. of May, 1776 /

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United States Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776, unless sooner discharged

In Council of Safety. December 5, 1776. Resolved that Messieurs Robert Bailey [and 42 others] be appointed to go round the several ward of this City and the Southern and Northern liberties, to collect all the Old Great Coats, coats, surtouts, Ja

One hundred and twenty dollars reward Major Christopher French, Ens. Joseph Moland, and the infamous Gurdon Whitmore, broke gaol and escaped this evening .... Barz. Hudson, Gaoler. December 27th, 1776. [s. l.]

State of the Massachusetts-Bay. In the House of representatives, December 9, 1776. Whereas great inconveniences, may take place from our not knowing the number of male inhabitants in each town and plantation in this state, from sixteen years old

Sketch of the engagement at Trenton, given on the 26th of December 1776 betwixt the American troops under command of General Washington, and three Hessian regiments under command of Colonell Rall, in which the latter a part surrendert themselves prisoner of war.

[Map of British outposts between Burlington and New Bridge, New Jersey, December 1776.

Whereas it appears to this Court, that the part of the militia of this Colony now in the American army as a temporary reinforcement in consequence of a resolve of said Court the 1st of December last [Allowing their claim one penny per mile for t

Plan of Princeton, Dec. 31, 1776.

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United American Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776 … [Watertown: Printed by

Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1776. This morning Congress received the following letter from General Washington. Head-Quarters, Nowtown, 27th Dec. 1776. Sir I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed ag

Plan of the city and environs of Quebec, with its siege and blockade by the Americans from the 8th of December, 1775 to the 13th of May, 1776.

Philadelphia, December 8, 1777. Regulations under which the inhabitants may purchase the enumerated articles, mentioned in the proclamation of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief. &C. &c. &c ... By order of His

Plan of the operations of General Washington against the King's troops in New Jersey, from the 26th of December 1776 to the 3d of January 1777.

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

Plan of the operations of General Washington, against the Kings troops in New Jersey, from the 26th. of December, 1776, to the 3d. January 1777.

State of Massachusetts-Bay. In Council. January 9, 1777. Whereas by a resolve of this Court, passed December 10, 1776. all persons are prohibited from exporting from this state any sugars ... In the House of representatives. January 9, 1777 Read

Philadelphia, December 8, 1777. Regulations under which the inhabitants may purchase the enumerated articles, mentioned in the proclamation of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief. &C. &c. &c ... By order of His

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

Plan of the operations of General Washington, against the Kings troops in New Jersey, from the 26th, of December, 1776, to the 3d. January 1777.

By his excellency Caesar Rodney, Esq; president, captain-general and commander in chief of the Delaware State, a proclamation ... appoint Wednesday the thirtieth day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving ... Given unde

[Taking of Savannah in Dec. 1778.

[Taking of Savannah in Dec. 1778]

State of New Hampshire, In the House of representatives, December 28th, 1779. Whereas it has been determined by the General-Assembly to adjust and pay off to the soldiers who have been enlisted into the Continental Army, the arreages due to them

Major General Arnold Wounded Dec. 31-1775 at the attack of Quebec.

This bill of two hundred dollars shall be exchanged and redeemed in Spanish milled dollars, or the value thereof in gold or silver, at the rate of one for forty at the treasury of Virginia, on or before the thirtieth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, according to an act of assembly passed the seventh day of May, 1781.

Major Gen'l. Rich'd. Montgomery slain in storming Quebec Dec'b'r. 31st, 1775 / J. Norman sc.

Office of Finance, Philadelphia, 12th December 1781. Proposals will be received in this office until the first day of February next, for the following contracts, to supply the rations deliverable by the United States, from the first day of April

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington Monsieur de Micoud and the inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December, 1778, being the day after Count d'Estaign left the island much disconcerted / Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp.

State of Rhode Island and Providence plantations. In General Assembly, December session, A. D. 1783. Whereas the most Honorable the Congress of the United States, in and by a certain resolution passed the fourth day of September, A. D. 1782, did

In Assembly, Tues., December 2nd, 1783

For the information of persons transacting business with the bank. the following rules are made known ... Bank, December 1, 1784. [Philadelphia] Printed by Hall and Sellers [1784].

Die Einwohner von Boston wersen den englisch-ostindischen Thee ins Meer am 18 December 1773 / D. Chodowiecki del. et sculp.

Die Hessen, vom General Washington am 25ten Dec. 1776, zu Trenton überfallen, werden als Kriegsgefangne in Philadelphia eingebracht / D. Chodowiecki del. et sculp.

General orders for the Second Division of the Massachusetts' militia ... Given under my hand in Newbury-port, this first day of December, Anno Domini, 1786. Jonathan Titcomb, Major-General. Newbury-Port. Printed by John Mycall [1786].

General exports from the port of Charleston, South-Carolina, from November 1786 to November 1787 ... Custom-House, Charleston South-Carolina, December 1, 1787. George A. Hall, Collector. [Carleston 1787].

In the House of Delegates, the 25th of December, 1788. Resolved, that the Executive be authorized and directed to take the earliest and most effectual measures for procuring all such vouchers and documents as may be necessary or useful in foundi

In the House of Delegates. December 15, 1789. Resolved, that the Executive be requested to take the most effectual means in their power to prevent the employment of unnecessary guards over the prisoners ... and to enforce upon the courts of the

Father Abbey's will. To which is added, a letter of courtship, to his most amiable widow. Cambridge December, 1791.

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act supplementory to the act, making provision for the reduction of the p

State of New Hampshire. In the House of representatives. December 29, 1791. Whereas a resolve passed the General Court, June 13th, 1791, providing for the payment of outstanding taxes, and the time limited therein for the selectmen to compleat t

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act supplemental to the Act "establishing the Treasury Department" and fo

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act making an appropriation for the purposes therein mentioned [effecting

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act for making compensations to the Commissioners of loans for extraordin

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further p

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act to continue in force for a limited time, an Act, intituled "An act fo

Exhibition. The honour of company is requested at the exhibition in the College Chapel, on Wednesday the 31st instant, at one o'clock, P. M. Rhode-Island College. December 29 1794.

Third Congress of the United States: at the first session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania,on Monday, the second of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. An act providing for raising and

Third Congress of the United States: at the first session. Begun and held at the City of Philadelphia ... [Dec. 2, 1793] An Act to authorize the President ... to alter the Place for holding a Session of Congress .... Approved-April the third 179

(Circular.) Richmond. Supervisor's office. December 31, 1795. Gentlemen. In the course of examining the late revenue returns and accounts which have come into this office, it is found necessary to call your attention to several of your respectiv

Virginia. In the House of Delegates. Tuesday, December the 13th, 1796. Ordered, that the public printer be directed to strike off two thousand copies of the following resolution, to be distributed among the several counties of this commonwealth

A plan of the city of Savannah : with a drawing of the part of the city burnt in the dreadful fires of the 26 November & 6 December, 1796.

12th December, 1797. Committed to a committee of the whole House, to-morrow. A bill for the relief of the representatives of William Carmichael, deceased. [twenty-one lines] [Philadelphia: Printed by William Ross, 1797].

List of foremen of the respective classes of cartmen, with their places of residence .... [Signed] Richard Varick, Mayor New York, December 1, 1797. [New York: Printed by George Forman, 1797].

A map of the town of Rhinebeck in the County of Dutchess : surveyed in December 1797 and January 1798 /

The President's address to both houses of Congress. Philadelphia. Dec. 8. This day at twelve o'clock, the President of the United States met both Houses of Congress, in the Representatives Chamber, and delivered the following speech: ... [Richmo

Legionary orders. December 28th, 2799 [i.e., 1799]. Yesterday the commandant was honored by a communication from the governor … [signed] John Shee, commandant of the Philad. Militia Legion.

State of New Hampshire. In the House of representatives, Dec. 10, 1799. Whereas the constitution of this state makes it the duty of the selectmen and assessors of the several towns and places in this State, in warning the first annual meeting fo

Philadelphia, December 22, 1801. Elegant family Bible. with copious concordance. The flattering encouragement received by Mathew Carey, for his recent edition of the Bible, has induced him to lay before the public the following proposals for pub

Schedule of the whole number of persons in the District of Maryland. [blank] Baltimore. December 21st, 1801.

The president's message. Register Office. Salem, Saturday morning Dec. 25 1802. By an express conveyance, we were late last night in possession of the president's message to Congress. We feel gratified in the success of an arrangement, by which

President's message to the Senate and House of representatives of the United States Dec. 15, 1802. Frederick-Town (Maryland) Printed & Published by John B. Colvin [1802].

The President's message to both houses of Congress. Message to the Senate and House of representatives. When we assemble together, fellow-citizens, to consider the state of our beloved country ... Th: Jefferson. December 15, 1802. Concord: Print

Amoskeig canal. To the public. The following is a true statement relative to Amoskeig Canal, and the labour done thereon the last season. Samuel Blodget. Derryfield, Dec. 6, 1803. Concord- Printed by Geo. Hough Dec. 12, 1803.

A great bargain. To be sold Very cheap by Samuel Blodget, of Derryfield. A farm lying in Goffstown, N. H. containing about one thousand acres ... Dec. 1806.

Secretary's office. Concord. January 20th, 1807. To the selectmen of the town of --Gentlemen, You are sensible of the duty imposed upon all the towns in this State, by the Act of the Legislature passed December 30th, 1803, entitled an "Act to ca

General Assembly. begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Richmond, on Monday the seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seven, and of the Commonwealth the thirty-second. An act, concerning the sale

The corporation of the City of Richmond, in account with the Chamberlaine, between the first day of July, and the thirty-first of December, 1807, both days inclusive .... N. Sheppard, Chamberlaine. We have examined the Chamberlaine's accounts fr

Richmond, December 4th, 1809. Sir. The court of appeals at their session which has recently expired, decided in the case of the Commonwealth against the securities of White, formerly sheriff of Jefferson County, that the bond given by a sheriff

President's message. Herald office. Dec. 3, 9 o'clock. P. M. We this moment received by express a copy of the President's message- which we hasten to lay before the public. [Madison's first annual message Nov. 29, 1809] [Boston, 1809].

[Broadside]: Hat Manufactory. William H. Hamer respectfully informs..., that he has commenced the hatting business, ... Washington City, Dec. 17, 1810

Hat manufactory. William H. Hamer, respectfully informs his friends and the public that he has commenced his hatting business, in all its various branches, on Pennsylvania Avenue, two doors east of Davis's Hotel ... Washington City Dec. 17, 1810

To the inhabitants of the State of Florida ... Fulwar Skipwith. St. Francisville, December 23rd, 1810. Natchez (M. T.) Printed by John W. Winn Co. [1810].

[Cut] Theatre on fire. Awful calamity! A letter from Richmond, Virginia dated Dec. 27, says "Last night the theatre took fire and was consumed, together withe about 8- people, with the governor Smith- many were trampled to death under foot, othe

[Map of the camp of Lt. Col. John R. Campbell on the bank of the Mississinewa River, December 18, 1812 with details of attack by indians.]

[Cuts] A happy new-year to Commodore Rodgers, or, Huzza for the president and Congress. A song composed on the arrival of those frigates in Boston yesterday, (December 31, 1812,) with a good supply of the Ready Rhino [Boston] Printed by N. Cover

Report of the Committee on the subject of assuming payment of the direct tax. presented to the House of Delegates, December 15th, 1814. [Richmond, 1814.].