An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
To the free and independent electors of the state of New York. Fellow-citizens. The important election for governor is fast approaching. Two candidates are presented to your choice.- Mr. Jay the present governor and Robert R. Livingston ... The
To the free and independent electors of the state of New-York. Friends and fellow citizens. As the time will soon approach when an election will be held to fill the important office of Governor of this state, and as every artifice has been, and
To the free and independent voters of Madison County. Fellow-citizen: In offering myself as a candidate for the office of probate justice of the peace ... Your fellow-citizens, George W. Prickett. July 15, 1843. [s. l.]
To the free and loyal inhabitants of the City and Colony of New-York. Friends, fellow citizens, fellow countrymen, and fellow freemen. Nothing can be more flagrantly wrong than the assertion of some of our mercantile Dons, that the mechanics hav
To the free and virtuous citizens of America. Friends and countrymen. The happiness or misfortunes, the benefits or injuries of an individual, have generally no claim to the public attention, I do not therefore address you on my own account, but
To the free electors of Kings County. Having seen a handbill, signed "A Kings County farmer," containing some observations on my conduct, and slanderous accusation against the governor and council of appointment, I deem it necessary to state a f
To the free voters of the State of Maryland. The present crisis of affairs as respects not only the United States, but the relative position of every potentate of Europe, calls loudly upon the inhabitants of the only Republic in the world to att
To the free-holders and free-men of the City, and Province of New-York: Brethren, While the enemies of our country endeavour, by chicane and false reports circulated in private, to sap the foundations of liberty [Answering the specious arguments
To the freeborn citizens of New-York. Gentlemen. As I conclude every individual is now called upon to contribute his mite in supporting the cause of liberty ... [Objecting to the manner in which the resolves of July 6th were presented, as having
To the freedmen. Wendell Phillips on learning to read and write. Boston, July 16, 1865 [Letter to Mr. James Redpath from Wendell Phillips.].
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 freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New York. This vindication, of the professors of the laws, in answer to the remarks on the 17 queries, is humbly submitted by a sincere friend to the cause of liberty, and this colony. The
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New York. Whereas at a very considerable meeting of freeholders and freemen of various denominations, in the evening of Tuesday the third instant, it was unanimously determined to preserve
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New York. [Opposing the election of lawyers to the Assembly] [Signed by] Philanthropos. [Followed by] To the freeholders and freemen of the City of New York [In agreement with the preceedi
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen, It was doubtless surprising to the inhabitants of the City, to find it asserted in an advertisement, signed James De Lancey, Jacob Walton, James Jauncey, that you had
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. Every good citizen must necessarily desire to preserve the peace of the City, and the freedom of elections ... [Signed John Morin Scott, P.V.B Livingston. Theodorus Va
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New-York. Nothing amazes me more, than to be told, that it is reported about the City, that I am an enemy to the act, commonly called the Five-Pound act; my interest, if that can be suppos
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New-York. The following remarks on a piece with 17 queries, publish'd in Mr. Parker's Gazette of Monday February 15, 1768, are humbly recommended, by a sincere friend, &c. [New York, Feb.
To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New-York. This vindication, of the professors of the law, in answer to the remarks on the 17 queries, is humbly submitted by a sincere friends to the cause of liberty, and this colony. The
To the freeholders and freemen of the city of New York. Gentlemen. As the time of electing representatives for this City and County of New-York draws nigh give me leave to lay before you, some of the proceedings of the worthy and very charitable
To the freeholders and freemen, of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. From an earnest desire to avoid all occasion of heat and party spirit, at a time when so much depends on our Union and harmony ... But as Mr. Livingston, absolutely r
To the freeholders and freemen, of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. To pretend to prove what cannot be denied, would be wasting time to no purpose ... to request the votes and interests of the freeholders and freemen for John Cruger,
To the freeholders and freemen, of the North-Ward, in the City of New York, Gentlemen, At the sollicitation of a number of my friends, I am induced to offer myself a candidate at the ensuing election for alderman of the said ward. Your votes and
To the freeholders and inhabitants of the counties of Botetourt and Montgomery ... [Signed] John Breckenridge and Archibald Stuart. [Dated in manuscript] January 5th, 1785.
To the freeholders of Albermarle, Amherst and Fluvanna:- Gentlemen. On Friday the fourth instant the seventh Congress of the United States terminated. Then also expired the power you delegated to your late representative, of pronouncing in that
To the freeholders of Louisa County ... [Signed William Shelton, March 3d, 1808.]
To the freeholders of New-York. To-day, Fellow-citizens, most of you have an important work to do, under the immediate eye of the representatives of confederated America.- you are to discover by your conduct, whether you are in earnest or not, i
To the freeholders of the Congressional district composed of the counties of Spotsylvania, Orange, Louisa and Madison. Fellow citizens: In compliance with the wishes of some of the inhabitants of the district, I inform you of my intention to bec
To the freeholders of the Counties of Gloucester, Middlesex, Essex. King and Queen, King William Caroline, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster. Woodbury, in Richmond County. Gentlemen. When I offer myself as a candidate to repr
To the freeholders of the North Western Congressional District of Virginia ... Washington City, 22d February, 1803.
To the freeholders of the Southern district. A writer, under the signature of A citizen of New-York, has addressed you. He observes, that "The advocates for the re-election of Governor Clinton, despairing of success by other means, are employing
To the freeholders of the district, composed of the counties of Shenandoah, Rockingham, Pendleton, Bath, Rockbridge and Augusta. Fellow-Citizens [Announcing himself as candidate for senator] Chapman Johnson. Staunton: Printed by Jacob D. Dietric
To the freeholders of the town of Jamaica. My fellow-townsmen. Nothing but a desire to promote your happiness, could tempt me to engage in the present dispute. The day is nearly approaching in which you are to meet together upon an affair, in wh
To the freeholders, and freemen, of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen, The important advantages arising from electing representatives by ballot, are so evident, that is matter of concern, that we find so salutary a measure openly oppose
To the freeholders, and freemen, of the City of New-York. Fellow-Citizens, A survey of the difficulties which press the enemies of the common cause, must afford the highest pleasure to its friends. [Assailing Freeman, for trying to shake confide
To the freeholders, freemen, and inhabitants of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen [Declining nomination as deputy] [Signed] Alexr M'Dougall. New York, July 9, 1774.
To the freeholders, freemen, and inhabitants of the City of New-York; and particularly to our steady friends and associates, the children and negroes of the said City. The petition of Isaac Sheer-off, Alexander M'Doubtful, Peter Vander-fight-not
To the freeholders, freemen, and inhabitants, of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. As a report prevails, that the Ship Beulah, is destined for Halifax, I have perused the Association of the Congress, in order to satisfy myself, whether
To the freeholders, freemen,and inhabitants of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. As the conduct of the general committee is not understood by some, and misrepresented by others, it will not be improper to inform you, that a few persons
To the freemen and freeholders of New York. Gentlemen. As the time of election for representatives, to serve in the General Assembly, is near at hand I beg leave to propose the following gentlemen for your approbation, viz. Thomas Smith, John Sc
To the freemen and freeholders of the City and County of New York. Friends and fellow citizens. From the prudence of your councils, and the wisdom of your determinations, you have heretofore deservedly acquired the approbation of the wise and th
To the freemen and freeholders of the East ward of the City of New-York. Friends and countrymen. The office of Alderman for this ward being vacant by the removal of David Matthews, Esq; who has been lately appointed mayor ... let us shew our gra
To the freemen and freeholders of the EastWard of the City of New York. Gentlemen, Having had the honor or serving you for three years last past in the office of an assistant, [again offering himself for the office.] [Signed Henry Brevoort. New-
To the freemen and freeholders, of the City and County of New-York. Friends and Fellow-Citizens. When I consider the many arduous, expensive, and perilous, struggles that you have made (especially since the last anniversary for the choice of mag
To the freemen of America [on the tea tax] [Signed] Mucius. [Philadelphia, 1773].
To the freemen of Baltimore City and County ... Peter Little [183-].
To the freemen of Fayette ... R. Wickliffe, Jr. [Lexington 1841].
To the freemen of Kentucky ... George Nicholas. Lexington, March 30th, 1799.
To the freemen of Kershaw district. Fellow Citizens!- The great excitement which was produced by candidates canvassing for popular favor is now allayed; and the mind can freely act and adjudge, independent of the strifes, the prejudices and calu
To the freemen of Maryland. Read, pause, and reflect. facts! Stubborn facts! ... [Signed] Anthony Wayne. [blank] 
To the freemen of Pennsylvania ... [On the excise law] [Signed] Civis. [Philadelphia 1772].
To the freemen of Providence. To day you will vote for members of Congress and elect your own Representatives to the General Assembly .... [Signed] Franklin. Pov. Aug. 29, 1837.
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 Vermont. Fellow-citizens. I have been frequently requested by gentlemen of different political parties to write out in full a history of the part that Vermont has taken in relation to slavery .... [18-].
To the freemen of the 11th Congressional district ... Your fellow-citizen Albert G. Hawes July 25, 1831. [s. l.]
To the freemen of the Fourth Congressional district of North Carolina ... A. H. Shepperd, Washington, March 5th, 1849.
To the freemen of the Northern-liberties. ... [Signed] Brutus. [1799?].
To the freemen of the Town of Bennington. Being informed that my statement of Saturday on railroad matters has been misconstrued, I wish to say that I am in favor of the so-called Burden railroad as originall projected and agitated, or, in order
To the freemen of the Town of Warwick. The election of representatives in the General Assembly, in the last Tuesday of August will soon arrive ... John R. Waterman. Warwick August 19. 1826.
To the freemen of the fourth congressional district of North Carolina. A. H. Shepperd. Washington, March 5th, 1849.
To the freemen of the state of Rhode-Island &c. Gentlemen. Well convinced that the supporters of the present opposition have already exerted, and will continue to make every possible effort, to render that opposition successful, and among the mi
To the freemen, freeholders, and other inhabitants of the City and County of New-York, Gentlemen. In times of public danger, I conceive it to be the indispensable duty of every member of the community to communicate his sentiments to his fellow
To the freemen, freeholders, and other inhabitants of the City of New York. My friends, and fellow citizens. You cannot possibly be ignorant, that the inverate foes of America freedom (in this City) have for a long time past, been indefatigable
... To the friends of Mrs. Lowell: The Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Committee, after giving careful consideration to every plan proposed, have definitely adopted a design for a Memorial gateway to be erected at one of the footpath entrances in
To the friends of a fair distribution of currency. [n. p. n. d.].
To the friends of freedom. Sir: Herewith you will receive a copy of The Free State Advocate, a campaign paper, published by direction of a committee of the Republican party ... Orders should be addressed. James B. Swain, 138 Nassau Street, New Y
To the friends of humanity in Indiana! [n. d.].
To the friends of impartial suffrage ... Boston, Mass. Sept. 22, 1866. [On Verso of page]. Constitution of the Impartial suffrage league.
To the friends of our country. [Alabama 1824?]
To the friends of peace. [Connecticut 1812?].
To the friends of the Hampton Norman and Agricultural Institute. .
To the friends of the seamen's cause. The life boat. Extra. [Circular] Boston [n. d.].
To the friends of truth!! A brief notice of a handbill circulated in this vicinity by the Loco Foco leaders, pretending to give a history of the proceedings of the last Whig legislature. [s. l., 1839?].
To the gentlemen who represented the country towns in the late convention at Concord. Friends and brethren ... Boston, August 31st, 1779.
To the gentlemen who represented the country towns in the late convention at Concord. Friends and brethren ... [Boston, August 16, 1779].
To the governors of the loyal states ... L. M. Smith. New York, January 26, 1876.
To the graduates of the class of 1813. Dear Sir and classmates ... July 15, 1853.
To the hon. the Congress of the United States of America…[s. l., 1838]
To the honest and independent freemen of the County of York. Fellow Citizens ... The yeomanry of the county have designated for their Representative in the next Congress Mr. Joseph Leland, of Pepperrelborough ... Washington. September 22, 1804.
To the honorable Legislature of the Territory, north-west the Ohio--now in session. The Memorial of the resident and non-resident proprietors and owners of land, in the County of Trumbull, by their agent and attorney George Tod, respectfully she
To the honorable speaker and members of the Legislature of Virginia the petition of Edward W. Trent, respectfully sheweth: that your petitioner is desirous of obtaining the permission of your honorable body, to erect a bridge across James River,
To the honorable the Legislative Council and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey The petition and remonstrance of the subscribers inhabitants of the county of Hunterdon, respectfully represents, that whereas, a petion has been presented
To the honorable the Legislature of the State of New-Jersey. The petition of the subscribers, several of whom are owners of fisheries upon the river Delaware, in said state, respectfully sheweth ... January 21st, 1818.
To the honorable the Legislature of the state of New York in Senate and Assembly. New York, April 1869.
To the honorable the Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The petition and remonstrance of John Fitch, of the City of Philadelphia ... John Fitch. Philadelphia, September 26, 1789.
To the honorable the Senate and Assembly of the state of New York: The undersigned citizens of the State of New-York, hereby respectfully represent to your honr honorable body- That in the opinion of your Memorialists, the interests of the great
To the honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States. The memorial of the undersigned, citizens of Washington and the District of Columbia, respectfully represent: [regarding the extending of streets to the bounds of the
To the honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States: We, the undersigned, beg leave most respectfully to represent that, feeling a deep interest in the collection ... and artistic merits of "Catlin's Indian gallery and
To the honorable the members of the Senate and House of representatives, in the Congress of the United States. Gentlemen: The petition inserted below from about two hundred electors, inhabitants of this City, was in Dec. last forwarded to one of
To the honorable, the Senate and the House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. The memorial of Captain William Black, in behalf of himself and men who were duly organized as a company of mounted volunteers .
To the honourable General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, now in session. The petition of the Hampshire and Hampden canal company, by their agents ... respectfully sheweth ... Dated at Boston January 13th, 1827.
To the honourable Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, to be holden at Haddam in and for the county of Middlesex, on the fourth Tuesday of August A. D. 1828. The petition of Jason Mildrum [requesting the court to judge him an insolvent de
To the honourable the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, to be holden at Hartford, on the second Thursday of May, 1807:- The petition of William Woodworth, of the city of New- London, in the county of New-London humbly sheweth ... Dat
To the honourable, The Senate and House of representatives of the U. S. of America. The memorial of the Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia, without distinction of party, assembled, Wednesday, December 6th, 1837, to hear the report o
To the impartial public. My dear friends. Guard yourself against impostors, Sentinel and Watchman are fictitious names, he who is ashamed of his right name may deceive you. Christopher Duyckinck. Preserve the right of election to yourselves, or
To the independent electors of the City of New York. There was a time when a majority of the citizens of New-York were so opposed to lawyers as members of the legislature, that a single gentleman of that profession, though confessedly a man of a
To the independent electors of the State of New York. Fellow-citizens. A freeman who has more to lose as an individual, than many of you, and nothing to gain, by the perversion of the elective franchise, the free exercise of which is essential t
To the independent electors of the State of New-York, Fellow Citizens A numerous meeting of the respectable inhabitants of this city, impressed with the importance of the ensuing election have appointed us a committee to address you on the subje
To the independent electors of the State of New-York. At a meeting of a very respectable number of Republican freeholders, from the different parts of this State, held according to adjournment, at Wendell's hotel, in the City of Albany, the 4th
To the independent electors of the state of New York. Fellow citizens: In the address circulated by the friends of Mr. Clinton, there are many insinuations intended to throw a shade over the independence and manliness of character hitherto unive