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George Washington document on the front page...

Item # 645643

April 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796 

* President George Washington

The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingly difficult to find in 18th century American newspapers.
Four pages, very nice condition. Some ink smears on pg. 3 only.

Item from Catalog 267 (released for February, 2018)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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