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The Thomas Jefferson/James Callender controversy...

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October 8, 1804

JENKS' PORTLAND GAZETTE, Maine, Oct. 8, 1804

* President Thomas Jefferson
* James Callender squabble

Published in Maine 16 years before it became a state. Over half of the ftpg. is filled with content on the James Callender/Thomas Jefferson controversy, the former considered a bit of a "scandalmonger" at the time. An article begins: "The proceedings of Mr. Jefferson's first Congress having been considered, the next act we shall notice is his pardon to Callender & restoration of a fine..." Another letter begins: "These documents present us the following facts: that Mr. Jefferson, as early as the 12th day of his presidency, pardoned an unprincipled libeller who had been justly sentenced to imprisonment & a fine of $200..." with much more concerning Callender.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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