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677732

England and the U.S. formally exchange the ratified Jay Treaty...

Item #677732

October 31, 1795

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1795  



* The ratified Jay Treaty

* England & U.S. exchange




Page 3 has a report of the formal exchange of the recently ratified Jay Treaty by the two Secretaries of State.

Datelined at Downing St., it notes: "The Ratifications of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between His Majesty and the United States of America, signed the ... See More  

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677726

1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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677717

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #677717
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

Both ... See More  

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677648

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #677648
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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677633

William Howe... Restoring peace...

Item #677633
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777



* General William Howe

* Revolutionary War

* Restoring peace




Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent.

Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in ... See More  

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677517

Napoleon Bonaparte... "Extraordinary" issue concerning the XYZ Affair...

Item #677517

June 03, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 3, 1797 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* Napoleon Bonaparte




The entire front page is taken up with reporting from the: "American Congress".

The back page has over a full column taken up with a report from the "Army of Italy" being a letter signed in type by: Buonaparte. Four more letters signed by him... See More  

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677516

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...

Item #677516

May 27, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 27, 1797  Page 3 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a speech prefaced with: "Yesterday...the senate...waited on the President...at his house, when the Vice-President presented the following answer to his address to both houses, at the opening of the session:" The address begins: "Sir, The senate of the United States request you ... See More  

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677512

Frigate "United States" to be launched, or maybe not...

Item #677512

May 03, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE OF THE COUNTRY, New York, May 3, 1797 



* USS United States launching ?



Page 3 has a brief yet historic report reading: "We hear that the frigate UNITED STATES is to be launched the first of May, and in consideration of our navy being as yet in its infancy, she is to be launched in a cradle."

Curiously, further on the same page is a report noting: "T... See More  

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677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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677415

A fight between elderly ladies...

Item #677415

August 27, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 27, 1796  Page 2 has a curious report: "Amorous Fracas!" The report from Ireland begins: "The boxing match which lately happened between two elderly maiden ladies of fashion...having made some noise....we are happy to lay the cats and the consequences before our readers..." which is what follows.

Four pages, a few stra... See More  

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677410

Commenting on politicians in office...

Item #677410

July 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796  Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office.

The back page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acrea... See More  

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677409

Three letters signed by Napoleon Bonaparte...

Item #677409

July 27, 1796

THE HERALD: A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 27, 1796 



* Napoleon Bonaparte letters

* French Revolutionary Wars




Much of the front page is taken up with: "Treaty Of Peace, Concluded between the King of Sardinia & the French Republic" which has a related letter signed in type: Buonaparte. Inside has more on the military work of Napoleon including four more letters ... See More  

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677408

Thomas Paine's latest pamphlet...

Item #677408

July 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 23, 1796  Page 3 has nearly half a column headed: "Thomas Paine" concerning a pamphlet he wrote on: "...the Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance...". A smaller article mentions Hamilton.

The front page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acreage ... See More  

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677407

The life of David Rittenhouse...

Item #677407

July 20, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 20, 1796  Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns devoted to the life of David Rittenhouse, who recently died.

Rittenhouse was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the Uni... See More  

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677406

The 'Population Company'... Celebrating the 4th of July...

Item #677406

July 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 16, 1796  The front page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acreage lots in the "Triangle Presque Isle". An "Aaron Burr" is listed as one of the managers of the company. 

The back page has a reproof on the 4th of July celebration in Hudson, New York, in... See More  

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677403

Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #677403

June 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796  



* President George Washington



The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit ... See More  

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677374

Letters from Charleston, Jamaica, and Nova Scotia...

Item #677374
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1749  Over half a pg. has a: "Copy of a Letter from one of the Settlers in Nova Scotia dated Chebucto Harbour, July 28, 1749". Over half a pg. has: "Extracts of Some Letters from Carolina" datelined "Charles-Town" (Charleston) with news from that colony. There is also: "The Humble Address & Representati
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677327

Getting the Spanish to leave Natchez...

Item #677327

September 20, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 20, 1797  Page 3 has a nice report prefaced with: "The Following State of the Negociation relative to the American and Spanish Limits..." which concerning the Spanish leaving Natchez.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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677322

Situations with the Indians...

Item #677322

November 07, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZTTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Nov. 7, 1795  Page 3 has a report from Augusta, Georgia, being a letter signed by Timothy Pickering concerning a treaty with the Creek Indians. This is followed by a report from the Knoxville which begins: "Notwithstanding the Creeks have solicited the mediation of the President...to restore peace between them and the Chickasaws...that no p... See More  

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677317

Senate has problems with the Jay Treaty...

Item #677317

July 15, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 15 1795  Page 3 has a report from "Pittsburgh" noting in part: "...accounts from General Wayne's head quarters any Greenville inform us that the Indians were coming in from all quarters to the Treaty...". This is followed by a report from Albany concerning the Indians.

The back page has: "More About the Treaty... See More  

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677310
Item #677310

June 15, 1791

THE PUBLIC ADVERTISER, London, England, June 15, 1791



* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp




Various news reports of the day, almost entirely European, wide, never-trimmed margins, good condition. Four pages and printed on rather thick-stock newsprint.... See More  

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677306

Mention of Ben Franklin...

Item #677306

October 30, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 30, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

* Benjamin Franklin




Page 2 has amongst the news reports: "...a requisition made by the Secretary of State for an armed vessel to be got in immediate readiness for conveying some fresh instructions to the Commander in Chief at New York...Dr. Franklin has received...t... See More  

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677256

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #677256
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), October, 1786  The first article is: "Some Observations on the Structure of the Surface of the Earth in Pennsylvania and the Adjoining Countries..." which takes nearly 5 pages. Also within is the continued: "Sketch of the Life of the Late Nathaniel Greene, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America" which takes nearl... See More  

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677133

Washington's concerns about apportioning numbers for Congress...

Item #677133

April 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1792



* President George Washington

* United States Congress




Page 3 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning his thoughts on apportioning representatives for the House according to the first census. Hid notes his two objections. Signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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677131

A report on the Treasury...

Item #677131

August 25, 1788

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 25, 1788  All of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the U.S. Treasury. Page 3 has some news of the day, but most of the issue is taken up with a wealth of advertisements including 11 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677118

Latest war news from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677118

December 26, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause ag... See More  

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677088

Lengthy report on the XYZ Affair...

Item #677088

January 31, 1799

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1799



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The entire front page, all of page 4, and a portion of page 2 are taken ump with the report of the Secretary of State concerning the troubles between the United States and France, known as the XYZ Affair, which would lead to the Quasi-War. It is prefaced with a note signed by the Presid... See More  

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677066

Details on the Presidential election of 1796...

Item #677066

February 22, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 22, 1797 



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




Page 2 has a report from the "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" concerning the process for tallying votes for President & Vice President: "...that the two Houses shall assemble in the chamber of the House of Represen... See More  

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677063

George Washington is elected President of the United States...

Item #677063

February 20, 1793

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1793



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Nearly three-quarters of the front page is taken up with an address: "To ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Secretary of the Treasury of he United States". This is followed, on page 2, with a second analysis of America's financial situation.

But by far the most significant ite
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676980

Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676980

July 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 15, 1795  Fully half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of  the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor, Samuel Adams.

The ftpg. also has lengthy letter concerning the Jay Treaty signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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676974

Lyrics of a song by a captive Indian...

Item #676974

November 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1797  



* Indian captive writes song before execution



The back page has the lyrics of a "Song, By a Captive Indian, while his conquerors were preparing for his Death. Written by the Lady of Mr. John Hunter." The front page has: "Tennessee Eloquence".

Also a notice for an exhibit of "The Elephant" & two ads for "P... See More  

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676971

Honor bestowed upon President John Adams...

Item #676971

August 30, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 30, 1797  Page 2 has a "Tribute of Respect" from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences written: "To John Adams, L.L.D., President of the United States of America" concerning an honor given to him. This is followed boy: "The President's Answer", signed in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank ... See More  

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676966

New Highland lighthouse on Cape Cod...

Item #676966

November 11, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1797 



* Highland Lighhouse

* North Truro, Massachusetts

* Cape Cod seashore




The top of page 3 has an announcement of the operation of a new light house on Cape Code, at Clay Ponds.

From research we believe this is the Highland Lighthouse, originally built in 1797 but was replaced in 1857. The text is very descriptive on how ships are to navigate i... See More  

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676964

Natchez and Fort Recovery...

Item #676964

October 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1797  Page 2 has a report: "From Presque Isle (on Lake Erie)...that Ensign Callender had arrived there with information that the inhabitants of the Nartches [Natchez] had rebelled & hoisted the tri-coloured flag. That a detachment of Federal troops had been marched against them & that the Indians had been defeated in an attempt to take Fort Rec... See More  

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676962

Detailed review of the militia...

Item #676962

September 27, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 27, 1797  



* General William Hull

* United States military




Page 2 has an interesting article: "Review Of Militia" commanded by Major-General Hull, with various particulars. The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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676960

Much on the new frigate Constitution...

Item #676960

September 20, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1797  Page 2 has two articles concerning the famed frigate Constitution. The first headed: "The Launch" contains: "It will be high water this day...at which time the Constitution frigate will quite the cradle of her birth & repair to the element of which she is calculated to be the price & boast..." with more on this. Further o... See More  

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676939

Jefferson & others respond to the President...

Item #676939

May 31, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 31, 1797  Page 2 contains a full column letter headed: "To the President Of the United States" which is in response to a recent address by the President concerning national and international affairs. The letter is signed in type by the Vice President: Thomas Jefferson.

This is followed by a nice response signed in type by the President: John Adams, a... See More  

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676904

On Washington retiring from public office...

Item #676904

January 14, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 14, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




The ftpg. has: "Summary of the Points of the Debates in Congress on the Answer to the President's Address" referring to Washington's last state-of-the-union address. It begins: "On one side, it was openly declared that they did not regret the President was goi... See More  

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676903

The Masons write to Washington, and he responds...

Item #676903

January 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1797



* President George Washington

* Masons - masonic - free masonry




Page 3 begin with an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania to the President, which is followed by: "To which the President was pleased to reply..." which has his letter signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has much on the war in Europe including a letter signed: ... See More  

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676902

Sam Adams and George Washington letters... Adams is elected President...

Item #676902

December 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1796  The front page has nearly a full column taken up with an Act from the Massachusetts Legislature which is signed in type: Samuel Adams. Page 2 contains a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

Also on page 2 are the "Votes For President, &c." being a list of the electoral votes for each state. It shows Adams with 71 vo... See More  

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676901

The Presidency to change hands for the first time...

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796 



* President elect John Adams

* George Washington outgoing




The front page has two Acts, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. One is for incorporating a religious society in Newburyport. The front page also has an address from the Legislature of Vermont to the President, with his gracious reply, signed in type: Go. Washington.... See More  

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676897

John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #676897

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796 



* Textual sketch of the president



The front page has a biography of John Adams.

Page 2 has a message addressed to the state legislature concerning the postponement of their adjournment "...to transact the business...respecting the elections of a President and Vice-President of the United States of America..." signed in t
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676881

Settling the Natchez area... Albany's North Dutch Church...

Item #676881

June 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, June, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day. Among the news reports is content concerning settlement in the Natchez vicinity. Also a report of the laying of the cornerstone of what is now known as the First Reformed Church in Albany, or the North Dutch Churc... See More  

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676879

Adams calls a special session of Congress due to the French-American crisis... Launching the frigate 'United States'...

Item #676879

May 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, May, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Perhaps the most notable content is the: "President's Speech" which takes 5 1/2 pages. This was his speech of May 15, 17907, Adams calling for the first special session of Congress to consider the wo... See More  

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676837

Jefferson elected president of the American Philosophical Society...

Item #676837

January 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, January, 1797  A detailed article taking over 3 pages is: "Some Account of the Barbarities of the Northern Indians".

Near the back are several pages of news reports from Savannah, Albany, Philadelphia, Poughkeepsie, New York, etc., including mention that Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

Certainl... See More  

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676836

Washington's state-of-the-union address, from the nation's capital...

Item #676836

December 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, December, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day.

The most notable content is the: "President's Speech" being Washington's state-of-the-union address for the year, signed in ty... See More  

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676835

The Dunkers religious sect...

Item #676835

October 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, October, 1795  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles is: "Character of the Dunkers" which begins: "The Dunkers, or German Baptists, in Pennsylvania, and the starters adjacent, who take the Scriptures as their one guide..." wi... See More  

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676834

General Wayne concludes a treaty with the Indians...

Item #676834

September 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, September, 1795  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back four pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Description of Charles River Bridge" (plate lacking), and "A Dissertation on the Means of Preserving Health in Charleston and the Adjacent Low Country" which takes 5... See More  

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676826

Houdon's famous Washington sculpture... Washington is inaugurated...

Item #676826

March 01, 1793

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1793



* George Washington's inauguration

* Jean-Antoine Houdon's sculpture




 The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back leaf contains news items of the day.

Among the news reports is a notable one from Philadelphia: "Houdon, the famous French sculptor, who paid a visit to this country ... See More  

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676801

Vermont ratifies the Constitution...

Item #676801

January 01, 1791

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, January, 1791  Near the back is a poem: "On the President of the United States" written by a: "...young lady of this city under twelve years of age."

Also various "Intelligence" with news reports from Georgetown, Albany, Richmond & elsewhere, including a historic report noting: "...from Vermont we are informed t... See More  

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