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669849

Very rare variant title to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #669849

February 03, 1713

PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13  A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More  

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$430.00
669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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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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669554

Failure of an Indian treaty...

Item #669554

August 17, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 17, 1796  The back page has: "Failure of the Late Treaty With the Indians" being a report from Savannah, Georgia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.

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669550

Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669550

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

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669549

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #669549

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795  Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".

Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs and William Blount, governor of the So... See More  

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669546

Front page letter signed by George Washington...

Item #669546

September 23, 1795

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



* President George Washington letter signed



  The top of the first column on the front page features a letter headed: "George Washington, President of the United States of America" which concerns him no longer recognizing Thomas William Moore as the Vice Consul from England in the United States. It ... See More  

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669545

Describing construction of the First National Bank...

Item #669545

August 26, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, August 26, 1795 



* First Bank of the United States



Page 3 has a very notable report, headed: "Description o the Bank of the United States, Now Erecting in Third St., from a Design by Mr.  S. Blodget". It would be finished in 1797.

This building, The First National Bank, still stands and is a National Historic Landm... See More  

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$89.00
669538

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669538

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795  Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".

Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More  

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669527

Surrender of Belgrade...

George Whitefield... Methodism... Hebrew customs...

Item #669527
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739



* Historical Jewish and Christian content

* George Whitefield

* Surrender of Belgrade



One of the articles within is headed: "Continuation  of the dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages (see photos for portions). Another article ... See More  

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669404

How to pronounce words... On Washington's letters...

Item #669404

December 21, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Dec. 21, 1795 



* Uncommon title



Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.

Page 1 has a short article: "Gen. Washington's Letters". Most of page 2 is taken up with a fascinating article: "Orthoepy". It's actually a word: the study of correct pronunciation. It begins: "In compliance with my premise I no... See More  

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669354

On Abraham Lincoln being elected...

Item #669354

November 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting




Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All ... See More  

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669235

The Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #669235

September 10, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1794  This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.

Page 2 has nearly an entire column headed &qu... See More  

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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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669176

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

Item #669176

November 16, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 16, 1793 



* President George Washington



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
... 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 



* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




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.... See More  

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669102

Account of Louis XVI's attorney in the latter days...

Item #669102

October 11, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 11, 1797  The front page has an interesting report prefaced with: "The following particulars respecting the last moments of Louis XVI are extracted from...papers of the respectable but unfortunate Malescherees, one of the three counsel who assisted the unhappy Monarch on his trial."

One bit notes: "...It was I who first... See More  

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669090

Reports from the federal congress...

Item #669090

January 25, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 25, 1797  Over half of the front page has reports from Congress headed: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" carrying over to take three-quarters of page 2 as well.

Four pages, a few indents at margins, minor foxing, good condition.

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669089

John Adams wins the 1796 Presidential election...

Item #669089

January 18, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 18, 1797



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




Page 3 has a chart showing the votes for the: "Federal Election" for President, noting the number of votes for each candidate by state. The electoral vote numbers show 71 for Adams, 68 for Jefferson, and 59 for Pinckney, which agree exactly wit... See More  

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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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669083

Repairing St. Paul's Covent Garden...

Item #669083

December 02, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795 



* St. Paul's, Covent Garden



Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".

Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More  

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669075

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669075

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795  Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".

Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More  

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669074

Governor Sam Adams document on capturing the vandals...

Item #669074

July 01, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 1, 1795 



* Uncommon title



Page 3 has a document: "By the Governour" concerning: "...bringing to justice all persons...who with force & violence did...burn a vessel lying at the Long Wharf in Boston..." signed: Samuel Adams.

Also an article: "Mr. Jay's Treaty", a controversial document at... 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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669036

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

Item #669036

December 16, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 16, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "Mr. Hamilton's Explanation" which is signed by him in type: Alexander Hamilton. The controversy seems to relate to expenses for the President. Also on the ftpg. are: "Quarterly Sta... See More  

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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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669023

Two front page letters from Washington...

Item #669023

June 26, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1794 



* (2) President George Washington letters signed



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

The front page begins with a letter signed in type by: G. Washington, concerning a portrait of him. This is followed by a brief letter of introduction, signed: G. Washington, or a much lengthier letter of the Secreta... See More  

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669022

Troubles with the Indians, the British, etc...

Item #669022

June 19, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1794 



* 18th century American publication



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has an item noting: "...communications were...received from the President...relative to fresh disturbances with the Creek Indians & the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Also a report: "...from the Western fro... See More  

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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 



* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams




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.... 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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669009

Adams replies to Pennsylvania...

Item #669009

December 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798  Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More  

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669008

Great account of Hoban's progress on building the White House...

Item #669008

December 19, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 19, 1798



* White House creation

* Washington D.C.




A terrific issue on the construction of the White House, as page 3 has three detailed progress reports on its construction, each signed in type by the architect of the White House, James Hoban.

Great reading, with some accounts noting work as such: "Report of James Hoban, superinte... See More  

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669002

Adams responds to the House's address on the state-of-the-union...

Item #669002

December 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 13, 1798  Page 3 has the response of the House of Representatives to the President's state-of-the-union address recently delivered, followed by his: "Answer' signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.

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668997

Nelson's letter detailing his victory at the Battle of the Nile...

Item #668997

December 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 4, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 3 has much detail on Horatio Nelson's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of the Nile. Headed: "Nelson's Victory Complete!" the lengthy reporting includes a letter from him, datelined: "Vanguard, Mouth of the Nile... See More  

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668995

Confirmation of Napoleon's defeat by Nelson...

Item #668995

November 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 30, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a report noting: "...confirms the account in our paper...of the total defeat of Buonaparte's fleet. One of the editors  is gone to the Roads for the official account which the captain omitted to bring from on board--as soo... See More  

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668966

Napoleon Bonaparte has gone "strayed or lost"...

Item #668966

October 25, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 25, 1798  Page 3 has an interesting tongue-in-cheek report concerning Napoleon Buonaparte, whose army was recently defeated with his escape. It is headed: "Strayed Or Lost" and notes in part: "A Little, thin, fallow looking man, known by the name of Buonaparte. The last tie he was heard of was when he set sail from Malta...... See More  

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668961

Stopping the spread of Yellow Fever in 1798... A broadside "supplement"...

Item #668961

October 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 13, 1798 



* Yellow fever epidemic in the East



The front page has: "A PROCLAMATION" by the mayor of Baltimore concerning the on-going Yellow Fever epidemic in the East and his efforts to prevent its spread noting: "...hereby forbidding the entrance into the city of Baltimore, or within 3 miles thereof, of all persons w... See More  

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668960

Defeat of Napoleon, the "buccaneer"...

Item #668960

October 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 10, 1798 



* French campaign in Egypt and Syria

* Lord Horatio Nelson vs. Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 3 has a report headed: "Total Defeat of Buonaparte the Bucanier" with the first (of several) reports noting in part: "...of admiral Nelson's falling in with the French & capturing 4 sail of  the line, 5 friga... See More  

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668958

President John Adams responds...

Item #668958

October 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 4, 1798  Page 2 contains an address of the field officers from Baltimore County to the President, as we as an address of the grand jury of Dutchess County in New York, with the response signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668955

John Adams responds to the grand jury in Maine...

Item #668955

September 27, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 27, 1798  Page 3 has an address to the President by the grand jury of the district of Maine (then part of Mass.) concerning the on-going troubles with France, followed by: "The Answer" signed in type: John Adams.

An interesting report: "There are now in the United States seven Universities, sixteen Colleges, and sixty Aca... See More  

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668954

Beating Obamacare by 212 years...

Item #668954

September 26, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 26, 1798



* President John Adams



Page 2 contains the full text of: "An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen" which was signed into law on July 16, 1798 with the signature of the President: John Adams.

This Act of Congress authorized the deduction of 20 cents per month from the wages of seamen for the sole purpose of ... See More  

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668953

One of the more famous letters by Ben Franklin...

Item #668953

September 24, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1798 



* Benjamin Franklin letter to James Huey



Page 2 has the full printing of a quite famous letter from Ben Franklin to James Huey, in which Huey thanks Franklin for a cure through use of electricity, & prompting him to inquire of Franklin about: "...what religion he professes?".

A website notes that: "Few... See More  

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668952

Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #668952

September 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798  Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668935

Frigate Constellation protecting our shores...

Item #668935

August 01, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798  Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".

Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... See More  

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668932

Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 30, 1798 



* General George Washington again ?



Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Ge... See More  

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668931

Giving permission for the President to borrow money...

Item #668931

July 26, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 26, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "AN ACT To Enable the resident of the United States to Borrow money for the Public Service" signed at its conclusion: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing to an upper corner, nice condition.... See More  

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668908

Washington nominated to be Commander-in-Chief...

Item #668908

July 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Commander-in-Chief again ?




Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.

The
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668900

Concerning the XYZ Affair... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668900

March 06, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 6, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning XYZ Affair with France that would lead to the Quasi War. It includes several letters relating to the situation, one signed by the 3 American commissioners: Pinckney, Marshall, and Gerry.

This was William Cobbett's important and contr... See More  

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668897

Praising George Washington... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668897

March 16, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 16, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 3 has: "General Washington" which is a lengthy letter from an Englishman: "To George Washington, Esq. Of Mount Vernon, in Fairfax County, Virginia" praising his virtues despite their being enemies at war not long before. Some fine reading.

This was William Cobbett... See More  

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