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John Jay arrives & addresses the people... America's first circus...
Item # 631980
June 4, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 4, 1795
* 1st American circus
* John Bill Ricketts
Page 3 has: "Arrival of Mr. Jay" at Boston, noting: "...An immense concourse of citizens...received & conducted him amidst repeated acclamations..." along with the text of his address to them (see). Also an interesting advertisement for "J. B. Ricketts..." who created the very first American circus, with various details (see).
Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's