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The government as a ship...
Item # 571707
June 6, 1789
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, June 6, 1789
* U.S. government as a ship reference
* President George Washington commands
Page two has an excellent analogy of the new federal government the creation of a new ship, beginning: "The FEDERAL SHIP just launched on the Ocean of Empire, the Ship Columbia, GEORGE WASHINGTON Commander, which after being thirteen years in dock, is at length well manned & in very good condition..." with more (see).
Other news & ads of the day, rejoined at the spine, close-trimmed at the bottom margin affects the bottom line but not affecting the article noted above. Otherwise nice condition.