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From Philadelphia, shortly after the Constitution was published...
Item # 642657
October 31, 1787
INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Oct. 31, 1787
* Year of the United States Constitution
Page 2 begins with a report from Charleston: "...arrived from Augusta, we are informed that the savages had advanced in great force within 14 miles of Galphington where they had killed & scalped several persons..." with more. Also a report on the celebration of the anniversary of the surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga.
Over one-third of pg. 2 is taken up with a letter beginning: "Since the new constitution of Congress has been published, I have made a journey into the three counties adjoining to us..." with more. The Constitution as published just 6 weeks earlier. Two other reports concerning the new Constitution, one beginning: "It sees generally agreed that the proposed change in our federal government should have a free & attentive discussion before the approbation or rejection of a free and enlightened people should be pronounced upon so important a subject...".
Four pages, 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's