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659143

Military actions in the South...

Item #659143

August 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 14, 1779  The back page has some: "American News" taken from the Boston Evening Post, including: "...that Congress have nearly accomplished the important measure for establishing the credit of our currency...that there is now no naval force at Rhode Island except two gallies."

Also a report from North Carolina: "...that after th... See More  

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678169

From the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #678169

December 22, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 22, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War



The ftpg. has a report from London which includes: "...a captain of a regiment was examined...charged with holding a traitorous correspondence with the Americans...".

Page 2 has an item noting: "...have an account from New York that 4000 troops lately embarked there, a second time, & were... See More  

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667947

Death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii... Benjamin Franklin...

Item #667947
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Jan., 1780  This issue contains in the "Historical Chronicle" near the back the report as shown in the photos, a significant announcement of the death of Captain Cook, reading in part: "...gives the melancholy account of the celebrated Capt. Cooke, late commander of that sloop (Resolution), with four of his private mariners, having been kil... See More  

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649287

1781 Revolutionary War military pay document...

Item #649287
FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.

Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.

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658633

John Adams negotiates with the Dutch... Preparing for the final event at Yorktown...

Item #658633

October 09, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1781  The entire front page and a column on page 2 are taken up with: "A Memorial to their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries". It is signed in type by John Adams who was the American ambassador to the Netherlands, and being: "The subscriber has the honor to pro... See More  

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666750

Reflecting upon the war in America...

Item #666750

December 13, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 13, 1781  The front page has 2 columns taken up with a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" much of which comments on the situation in America and the Revolutionary War.

Nearly 4 pages of reports from the "House of Commons" also include some discussion of the American situation, one item noting: "...The illusion which had fille... See More  

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673661

Debating whether to grant independence to America or not...

Item #673661

July 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1782  The front page has a report from the House of Commons mentioning in a bill which could not pass unless it was stripped of amendments which had "...very serious consequences...that the bill was...an act of legislation for thirteen discontented colonies of America over which we had so often declared our readiness to renounce every species of leg... See More  

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673662

Debating whether to grant independence to America or not...

Item #673662

July 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1782  The front page has a report from the House of Commons mentioning in a bill which could not pass unless it was stripped of amendments which had "...very serious consequences...that the bill was...an act of legislation for thirteen discontented colonies of America over which we had so often declared our readiness to renounce every species of leg... See More  

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673692

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673692

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782  Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk much of peace...I fear it will be patc... See More  

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644860

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #644860

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782  Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk much of peace...I fear it will be patc... See More  

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673837

Working towards creating a treaty of peace ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #673837

February 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1783  The front page has a report noting in part:  "...was a meeting of the merchants & others concerned in lands, in the province of West Florida...this province is agreed to be ceded to Spain...that the landholders, planters & other inhabitants of this province were left in a very imminent situation by the Preliminary Articles of Peac... See More  

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651231

Ben Franklin to return home?

Item #651231

November 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 1, 1783  The back page has a short but very notable item: "A letter from Paris says that Dr. Franklin is sent for to America, in order to have his advice in making a code of laws for the better government of the United States; and that Mr. Laurens, jun. is to reside at Paris in quality of their Ambassador until some other appointment is made."

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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671778

America is in a state of confusion...

Item #671778

February 27, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 27, 1784  Page 4 has two interesting item, including a letter from Philadelphia mention: "We remain still in the same state of confusion as we were when I wrote to you last...no probability of our being otherwise at present...a great discord in the Congress about settling the form of government...will not enter into measures which seem to be arbit... See More  

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673876

Vermont to come under a European power rather than submit to Congress?

Item #673876

August 21, 1784

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England Aug. 21, 1784  Various news reports from Europe & elsewhere. The front page has an item: "...from New York...that the state of Vermont becomes more populated & powerful than any other part of the American continent which had caused no small jealousy to the neighbouring colonies, particularly as they refuse to submit to the authority of Congress an... See More  

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668583

A letter from George Washington... The Shays' Rebellion...

Item #668583

October 12, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Oct. 12, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  From the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal constitution.

Page 7 contains a letter signed in type by: George Washington, dated at Mount Vernon, Aug. 19, 1786. Letters from Washington from after the Revolutionary War & before his presidency are... See More  

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673555

Virginia's representatives to the coming Constitutional Convention...

Item #673555

December 22, 1786

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1786  The middle of page 3 has a notable report from Phila. noting: "The venereal assembly of Virginia...have thought proper to appoint George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason, and George Wythe, deputies to represent that commonwealth in the convention proposed to be ... See More  

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673622

George Washington... Slaves from Africa... Indian troubles...

Item #673622

December 30, 1786

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1786  The front page has a letter to a gentleman in Dublin from George Washington, datelined at "Mount Vernon, Virginia" and signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has a report from Savannah concerning relations with the Lower Creek Indians. Also mention that: "...is acknowledged...from Charleston...that full 12,000 negro slaves have... See More  

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673623

Mason's objections to the Constitution... John Paul Jones... Thomas Jefferson...

Item #673623

November 21, 1787

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1787  A great issue from just 2 months after the new Constitution was created.

Fully half of the ftpg. is taken up with an interesting article: "Federal Constitution--Antifederal" which is headed: "The following objections made to the new Constitution, you are requested to publish, for the consideration of the publick at this all-im... See More  

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668682

Two items by Ben Franklin, and much more...

Item #668682
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), February, 1789 

The first 3 1/2 pages are taken up with an article written by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, titled: "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc." and further on is another: "Letter from Benjamin Franklin..." which is signed by him in type: B. Franklin.

Another article: "Considerations... See More  

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658414

New York prepares for Washington's inaugural ceremonies...

Item #658414

April 04, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, April 4, 1789  Preparations are being made for the new Congress to begin its work, and Washington to arrive in town: "There are not FOUR members of the lower, and TWO of the Upper House wanting...it is expected there will be a quorum this week.

All this time the working upon the federal State House has been unceasingly attended to--and is not yet fini
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673624

Mention of Thomas Jefferson...

Item #673624

June 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 20, 1789  The front page has: "Proceedings Of Congress" which includes: "A sketch of the Debate on the Bill for establishing the Executive Department for Foreign Affairs" later to be titled Department of State.

Page 3 has an extract of a letter from a military officer at Midway, Georgia, describing an Indian attack and the thef... See More  

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658469

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #658469

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789  Pgs. 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Pg. 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washington, mother of the President of the United States."

Also discu... See More  

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652719

Washington proclaims a day of thanksgiving... Both plates included...

Item #652719
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 

The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A Short Description of the Country between North River and Morristown, near New Windsor, New Jersey" includes the related full page... See More  

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649301

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More  

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659432

Very handsome & displayable masthead... Two John Hancock documents...

Item #659432

April 09, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 9, 1790  Half of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from the: "Congress of America". Also six large illustrated ads for houses for sale.

Various news of the day inside with most of page 3 taken up with the: "Prices In the State Lottery".

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

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669576

A damaged American lot from the 1700's: 19 different titles...

Item #669576
18th CENTURY LOT - a group of 19 American newspapers, all different titles! Not sure we've ever offered such a lot with such a variety of titles. Save for issues dated 1767 (N.Y. Gazette), 1786, 1787 & 1788 the balance are all from the 1790's. All issues have damage.

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659310

Ben Franklin and George Washington...

Item #659310

July 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 24, 1790  This is a great issue, as page 3 features a poem titled: "On the Late Doctor BENJAMIN FRANKLIN", followed by some talk of Alexander M'Gillivray and the Creek Indian Nation. Also a thought from Ben Franklin as well. 

Most of the back page is taken up by  an address of the Convention of South Carolina to the Preside... See More  

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659314

The treaty of New York: very significant Creek Indian treaty...

Item #659314

August 14, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 14, 1790  Page 3 has the full text of a treaty between the Creek Indians and the United States.

The treaty, known as the Treaty of New York, was concluded and signed at Federal Hall in New York. The treaty is signed in type: Henry Knox & Alexander McGillvray (Creek Indian Chief), followed by a ratification statement signed in type: G. Washingt... See More  

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673532

The famous Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza...

Item #673532

June 23, 1791

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1791  Inside has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice account of a boxing match headed: "Boxing - Ward and Mendoza". Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George... See More  

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668094

Enshrinement of Voltaire in the Pantheon...

Item #668094

September 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to pg. 2.

Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Con... See More  

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668097

America is prospering...

Item #668097

October 22, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 22, 1791  The front page has the "Letter From Dr. Priestley, To M. Condorcet... at Paris." Page 2 has: "The United States" which begins: "Perhaps no country ever prospered so fast as the American States have done in the short time of two years..." with more on the rapid growth & development.

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668099

Creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #668099

November 02, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 2, 1791  Page 3 has a nice report on the opening of the 2nd Congress of the United States, and this is followed by a significant report headed: "National Bank" with details concerning its creation and organization, including the various men chosen as its directors, and noting that:  "Thomas Willing, Esq. is chosen President of the Bank of t... See More  

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673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791  Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression of ... See More  

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673365

Discussing the slave trade... Indian troubles near Detroit...

Item #673365
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1792  Among the articles are: "Dispassionate Remarks on the Slave Trade" "Remarks on the Various Opinions Fairy Rings" "A Protest Against all the Petitions for the Abolition of the Slave Trade".

Near the back is news of the day including over half a column headed: "America" which includes a report from Hawaii (v... See More  

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664993

Six Washington letters, others by Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox & others...

Item #664993
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, June, 1792  Articles include a continuation of: "A Continuation of the Reflexions on the Manufactures of the United States..." "Manners & Customs of the Hindoos" "Gallantry" "Account of the Bastille" "Hessian Fly" includes a list of 9 key issues, signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson among others; "Rev... See More  

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669112

Three Acts of Congress signed by Washington & others...

Item #669112

April 03, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 3, 1793  The front page has three Acts of Congress, the third carrying over to page 2, all signed in type by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State: Go. WASHINGTON, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson. A decorative issue as such.

Four pages, nice condition.

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669176

George Washington letter... French ambassador slams Washington...

Item #669176

November 16, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 16, 1793  The front page has an address from the people of Fairfax County, Virginia, supporting the President's policy of neutrality, and his polite reply, signed in type: G. Washington.

Also on the ftpg. is a letter from the French ambassador very critical of Washington, beginning: "Whereas a certain George Washington...not having the fear
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673772

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #673772

January 23, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 23, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.

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665862

Washington introduces a letter by the Secretary of State...

Item #665862

March 20, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 20, 1794  Page 2 has a letter of introduction to the Congress signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. It introduces a letter from the Secretary of State concerning: "...the vexations and spoliations on our commerce since the commencement of the European war...". The much lengthier letter is that by the Secretary, signed in type: Ed. R... See More  

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665213

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665213

March 28, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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669021

Washington's letter about concerns with Spain... Sam Adams letter...

Item #669021

June 12, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 12, 1794  A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress in which is relays: "...the present state of certain hostile threats against the territories of Spain in our neighbourhood...", signed in type: G. Washington.

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673467

Washington, Adams, & Jefferson on the front page...

Item #673467

November 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1794  The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions" signed at its conclusion by: Go. Washington, as well as John Adams and Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 has a: "State Paper" signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, concerning relations with France.

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673429

Obituary of Josiah Wedgwood... Much on coins...

Item #673429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1795  Under the "Obituary or remarkable Persons" is a full page obituary for Josiah Wedgwood, of Wedgwood Crystal fame. Two additional articles within focus on coinage: "Hints Towards Improving the British Coinage" and "Provincial Coins of Great & General Utility".

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665051

Arguing over the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #665051

January 20, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1795  Page 3 contains a letter signed "A Militia man" which relates to the on-going struggles with the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.

The back page has an ad for a lottery: "For the Improvement of the Federal City" then under construction.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.



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668175

One of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen...

Item #668175

February 13, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 13, 1795  In addition to various news reports found inside, the back page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

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

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649281

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #649281

June 16, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

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668101

Retirement dinner for General Henry Knox...

Item #668101

June 17, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 17, 1795  The ftpg. has an item on the Masons building a: "New State House" in Boston. Page 2 has a lengthy article on a formal event held for General Henry Knox who is retiring as Secretary at War.

Four pages, good condition.

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665472

Note from President Washington...

Item #665472

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795  Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

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670394

An obscure 18th century religious title from New York...

Item #670394
THE THEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, New York, March & April, 1796  A religious magazine which published bi-monthly, each issue dated for two months. It begin in July, 1795, and lasted only thru February, 1799, the latter issues being quarterly. An obscure title from the 18th century.

Eighty pages, disbound without a full title/contents pages, 4 3/4 by 8 inches, minor foxing, nice condition. A copy... See More  

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