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674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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$88.00
674402

Ten different titles from 1785 thru 1798...

Item #674402

January 01, 1790

Ten issue lot of 18th century American newspapers, ten different titles: The Herald; a Gazette for the Country, The Diary or Loudon's Register, Independent Chronicle, American Mercury, N.Y. Packet, Gazette of the U.S., The Mass. Centinel, Continental Journal, Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, and Columbian Centinel.

Dates range from 1785 to 1798. All have some sort of damage yet still a... See More  

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$70.00
673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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$62.00
672899

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #672899

February 16, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
672861

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672861

July 08, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 8, 1795



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, minor spine wear, generally very... See More  

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$35.00
672837

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #672837

March 27, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 27, 1794



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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672823

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #672823

December 12, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Negro boy for sale advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the front page... See More  

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672614

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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$390.00
671805

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #671805

May 15, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 15, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 16 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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671558

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #671558

January 01, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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671510

Six dollar reward for a runaway...

Item #671510

September 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1793  The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has a: "Six Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Irish servant man, with details.

Page 2 has a full column on: "Thoughts on the Legality of the Federal States' Lottery".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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671279

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Congressional act signed in script




Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed
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671257

Washington signs an Act of Congress, and departs New York for the last time...

Item #671257

September 09, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 9, 1790 



* President George Washington



The back page has a column taken up with: "Congress of the United States - An Act for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers & Seamen Lately in the Service of the United States..." which is signed in italic type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and T... See More  

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671145

Very displayable... Four George Washington script signatures...

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796 



* President George Washington - John Adams

* Four Acts of Congress signed in type




The front page features not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by: Go. Washington, President of the United States. Each is also signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams.

One of the Acts is: "...for allowing compensa... See More  

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671088

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #671088

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790 



* re. United States Funding Act of 1790



The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred duri... See More  

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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... See More  

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$485.00
671043

Main boundary lines completed at the "Federal city"...

Item #671043

June 10, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791 



* Nation's capital in it's infancy



A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of t... See More  

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671042

On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 



* Patriots George Read & William Patterson



Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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670811

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670811

March 01, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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670810

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670810

May 10, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 10, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little various ... See More  

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670749

Thomas Jefferson... Indian troubles on the frontier...

Item #670749

March 17, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 17, 1791 



* Nice 18th century American publication



Beginning on the ftpg. & take part of page 2 is the continued: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Subject of the Cod & Whale Fisheries" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Page 3 has another letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, plus a letter from W... See More  

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670672

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #670672

July 10, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 10, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 7 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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670670

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670670

March 12, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 12, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various li... See More  

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$42.00
670669

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670669

February 12, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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670662

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670662

December 08, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 19, 1797 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, good condition.... See More  

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670417

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670417

December 08, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 8, 1796



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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670186

John Hancock... Launching the ship Constitution as a theatrical piece...

Item #670186

November 02, 1797

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 2, 1797  



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




The ftpg. contains a letter signed in type by: John Hancock. Most of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with various news & political reports.

Page 3 has an ad for what appears to be a theatrical presentation titled "The Launch" of the ship Constitution, wi... See More  

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670165

Maryland poem 'The Slave'... Description of America's first capitol building...

Item #670165
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.

Starting from the back is the poem: "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More  

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670155

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670155

August 13, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Aug. 13, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various lig... See More  

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$42.00
669581

A damaged American lot from the 1700's...

Item #669581
18th CENTURY LOT - a group of 9 American newspapers comprised the the Massachusetts Spy of 1797 (4 issues) and the Independent Chronicle, 1795 (5 issues). All have damage.

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$72.00
669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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$68.00
669557

A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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669202

Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #669202

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794  The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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669091

Compliments to George Washington...

Item #669091

February 08, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797 



* President George Washington

* South Carolina recognition




Pages 2 & 3 contains a statement of gratitude from the legislature of South Carolina to the merits of George Washington.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing and a bit close-trimmed at some margins, minor fold wear.... See More  

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$36.00
669085

Washington responds to the Senate's address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address

* Senate's response




Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed  by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in typ... See More  

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669062

Sam Adams' state-of-the state address...

Item #669062

January 21, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 21, 1795 



* Governor Samuel Adams

* State of the Union Address




Page 3 has over a full column taken up with what appears to be the governor's state-of-the-state address to his legislature, headed: "Address" and signed in type: Samuel Adams. In it he includes reference to the Whiskey Rebellion in a "sister s... See More  

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$47.00
669035

A handsome, displayable newspaper...

Item #669035

May 29, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 29, 1794 



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, in very nice, clean condition.... See More  

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669027

On building the first frigates for the United States Navy...

Item #669027

July 24, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1794



* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates begins

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.




A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "... See More  

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669019

A captain is tarred & feathered...

Item #669019

May 22, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 22, 1794 



* 18th century American publication



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

The middle of page 3 has an interesting item from Baltimore: "We have tarred & feathered the Captain of a vessel here for imprudently reversing the colours of the United States and placing the British above. It is said th... See More  

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668756

Maryland needs to ratify the Constitution...

Item #668756

April 15, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* Maryland considers ratifying




Page 3 has a report from Providence that Rhode Island is making some steps towards considering the new Constitution. A report from Baltimore notes the votes for two members to represent the city in the convention at Annapolis to: "...decide on the N... See More  

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668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* NY and NH ratification ?




Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin w... See More  

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$67.00
668635

The brutality of Capt. Hugh Pigot...

Item #668635

August 31, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 31, 1796  The ftpg. has an interesting article by the notorious Captain Hugh Pigot of the British Navy, concerning cruelty towards Americans. Within a year his reputation for brutality would provide his men to mutiny, one of the bloodiest in the history of the Royal Navy, causing the death of Pigot and 9 of his officers.

Page 2 has 3 lett... See More  

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668632

Washington suspends building codes... Napoleon Buonaparte...

Item #668632

July 09, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 9, 1796 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has an interesting document headed: "By the President of the United States" concerning the suspension of two building codes in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to spur development, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Pages 2 and 4 contain six letters each signed in type: Buonaparte ... See More  

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$78.00
668609

Letter from John Jay...

Item #668609

April 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York April 16, 1796  Page 2 has a lengthy letter concerning "the university" in New York, signed by its Chancellor and New York governor: John Jay.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$47.00
668608

George Washington on Ohio statehood...

Item #668608

April 13, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 13, 1796 



* President George Washington

* re. Ohio statehood ?




The back page has a message to Congress from the President concerning Ohio's work towards statehood. Signed in type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$69.00
668606

Washington defends his Jay Treaty...

Item #668606

April 02, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 2, 1796 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 3 has over a column taken up with a letter from the President to the House of Representatives concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington & dated March 30.

Included as well is the slightly smaller "Herald Extra" o... See More  

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$64.00
668600

John Jay and General Anthony Wayne...

Item #668600

February 20, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 20, 1796 



* John Jay Treaty

* Mad Anthony Wayne




Beginning on page 1 & concluding on pg. 2 is a: "Letter from Governor Jay" which concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: John Jay. Page 2 also has a report from the N.Y. Assembly which includes a Resolve signed by the governor: John Jay.

The back ... See More  

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$57.00
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