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Discussions in Congress... Fraunces Tavern connection...



Item # 604979

June 16, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, June 16, 1789  Page 2 has almost a full column of reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" almost entirely taken up with: "...the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill for imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandize imported into the United States." One of the discussions is focused on: "...to alter the enacting stile, by striking out The congress of the United States', and inserting 'The Senate and Representatives of the United States in Congress Assembled.' " (see). Another report has a letter concerning the possibility of Vermont joining the Union.
Among the ads on page 3 is one: "Samuel Fraunces" the famed owner of Fraunces Tavern in New York City, where General Washington bid farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War (see the hyperlinks for more on him & his tavern). This ad announces he is transferring operation of his tavern to his wife. He will soon take on a new position as the head steward of the President's house in New York.
See also the great illustrated balloon ad on the back page. Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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