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Franklin's death noted in France... Ceremonies for the Treaty of New York...

Item # 643699 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1790  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page.
At the back is: "The Gazette" which has the latest news reports of the day, included is a report headed "Dr. Franklin" concerning the news of Franklin's death in France, with a report headed: "National Assembly of France" which notes: "M. Mirabeau rose & made a funeral panegyrick on Dr. Franklin. 'Franklin is dead; the man who emancipated America; the sage who was the ornament of the two worlds..." with more (see) .
Also of note under a "New York" dateline of Aug. 14 is a report of the formalizing of the Treaty of New York with the Creek Indian Nation, noting: "Yesterday the treaty of peace and friendship between the United States and the Creek nation was solemnly ratified by the contracting parties, in Federal Hall, in the presence of a large assembly..." with much more of the detail, including: "...The president then signed the treaty--after which he presented a string of beads as a token of perpetual peace..." with more.
Complete in 64 pages, full title/contents page, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, lacking the plate called for, some margin tears and a few archival mends at margins, two leaves with small portions missing not remotely close to the noted reports.

Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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