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Counting the slaves... Napoleon... The Constellation...

Item # 654514

August 8, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 8, 1798  A very ornate masthead (see). The entire front page & half of pg. 2 are taken up with: "An Act to provide for the Valuation of Lands & dwelling houses & the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States" which is signed in type by the President: John Adams. Pg. 2 also has a: "Speech" by Napoleon Buonaparte upon his arrival at Toulon, France.
Page 3 has a report from New York beginning: "The President of the United States arrived here last evening & was welcomed to our metropolis with every mark of enthusiastic respect, veneration & esteem...". Also a report of his arrival in Newark, with his wife, on his way home to Braintree, and his expectation at Worcester, Mass. And a note that: "We have accounts...that capt. Truxton, in the Constellation frigate, has captured a French privateer...".
The back page has a Mass. Act for : "...more Effectually to prevent the Pernicious practice of Gaming", or gambling.
Four pages, tiny rubbing hole at a fold, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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