A Record of Daily Life in Baltimore in 1797 [Baltimore]. [Six Issues of the Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser]. Baltimore, May 26 and 27 and June, 21, 23, 24 and 27, 1797. 10-3/4" x 12-1/2" bifolia, 1 has an additional leaf titled "Federal Gazette Extra." Light soiling, Moderate browning and edgewear, horizontal and vertical fold lines. A well preserved group. $450. * This paper served the members of Baltimore's commercial and professional communities. As one would expect in a prosperous port city, these issues are dominated by shipping notices and advertisments for a dazzling array of imported goods. There are also notices, including several reporting runaway slaves, and advertisements for services, real estate, slaves and local agricultural products. The news items, which comprise about 40 of the content, are a mostly brief reports on local, national and international events. Taken together, these papers offer a fascinating record of daily life in Baltimore during at the end of the eighteenth century.
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