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Congress's first home after Philadelphia...

Item # 586748

January 4, 1785

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1785 

* United States Congress in it's infancy
* Early American government

An early issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the creation of the Constitution and the federal government. The entire front page is a report on: "The Claims of Connecticut to Lands West of the Delaware...". Page 2 has: "The origin of Tobacco, from a curious account given by Dr. Franklin of the hospitality of those we call savage Indians" (see).
Page 3 has several nice items concerning the site of the U.S. Congress, including a report from New York beginning: "The city of News York is, for the first time, to be honoured with the presence of that august Body the Honourable the United States in Congress Assembled..." followed by a note: "Resolved, that it is expedient the Congress proceed to take measures for procuring suitable buildings to be erected for their accommodation..." with more on this (see).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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