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667950

British evacuate New York City...

Item #667950
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783 



* Loyalists escaping New York



Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence... See More  

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694966

George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #694966

October 07, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, October 7, 1783  Both the front page and page 2 have nice, lengthy letters concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy of that time.

The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan by Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, arising from their frustration with Congress's long-standing inability to meet its financial obligations t
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674644

Creating a statue of Washington... Loyalists in New York...

Item #674644

October 18, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1783 



* Equestrian statue of George Washington (Washington Circle)

* New York loyalists - Benjamin Franklin re. treaty w/ Sweden




Page 3 has a report noting in part: "...that a treaty had been ratified in Congress the 29th day of July last...between the U.S. and the King of Sweden. This Treaty was concluded at Paris...and signed by Dr. Frankl... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783."

It reads in part:... See More  

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671570

Officers respond to Washington's Farewell Address... British evacuate New York City....

Item #671570

January 02, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1784 



* re. George Washington's Farewell Address

* British Troops evacuation of New York




The ftpg. has a report from New York noting: "General Thomas Mifflin is chosen resident of Congress for the ensuing year, in the room of Elias Boudinot...His Excellency General Washington, by proclamation bearing the date the 4th instant, and in ... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army




Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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647204

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

Item #647204
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: ... See More  

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684082

Loyalists heading to Jamaica... Governor John Hancock...

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February 03, 1785

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Feb. 3, 1785  



* Post Revolutionary War America

* Loyalists heading for Jamaica

* Mass. Governor John Hancock




The entire front page is taken up with the continued: "History of America, by William Robertson".

Page 3 has a report concerning disputes over the British post at Niagara and use of the Mississippi River. Also... See More  

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644294

Gifts to George Washington from Virginia...

Item #644294

May 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785  Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.

Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... See More  

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625993

John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #625993
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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643047

John Hancock resigns as President of Congress...

Item #643047

August 01, 1786

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1786  Included is a: "Topographical Description of Hastings in Sussex", England, which also includes a nice foldout plate; "Jew's Harp"; much on the: "Summary of Proceedings in the Third Session of Parliament"; and so much more. News the back is almost a full page of reports headed: "American News". Amon... See More  

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686699

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President: a day after report...

Item #686699

May 26, 1787

THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER; OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, May 26, 1787  



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected president




An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held.

As such, this is likely the ... See More  

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686742

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #686742

June 01, 1787

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, June 6, 1787



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected president




 An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention.

Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia datelined May 26 with the historic report: "Yesterday, at the State House in this city, seven states were ful... See More  

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696675

John Hancock on the Shays' Rebellion... Notes from the Constitutional Convention...

Item #696675

June 28, 1787

UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Rhode Island, June 28, 1787  



* Daniel Shay's Rebellion

* John Hancock proclamation

* Constitutional Convention




This title has one of our favorite mastheads, which includes two engravings: one the arms for Rhode Island, and the other the arms of the United States, making this a very displayable issue.

Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" wh... See More  

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676179

Letters by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #676179
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, July, 1787, Second Edition (1789)  Among the articles are: "Remarks & Facts Relative to the American Paper Money, By Dr. Franklin" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a Friend, on the Subject of the North East Storms" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a friend, Containing an Account of a Remarkable Whirlwind" "Letter from Dr. M. to... See More  

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676185

Letters by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #676185
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, July, 1787  Among the articles are: "Remarks & Facts Relative to the American Paper Money, By Dr. Franklin" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a Friend, on the Subject of the North East Storms" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a friend, Containing an Account of a Remarkable Whirlwind" "Letter from Dr. M. to Dr. Franklin, Containi... See More  

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696414

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #696414
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it cannot be definitively determined which of ... See More  

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668670

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #668670
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin




Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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208507

Handsome masthead from the year the American government was established...

Item #208507
THE DIARY; OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, 1789 This is a nice folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with untrimmed margins (uncommon) and a nice red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner of the front page or page 3. Various news of the day plus ads as well. This is one of the less common British titles in our inventory, never held by us in 30 years, outside of our recent purchase. Minimal fold ... See More  

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180100

George Washington through Andrew Jackson...

Presidential Collection I - covering 7 administrations...

Item #180100
(7) Presidential Collection I - a seven-issue set of American newspapers containing one issue each from the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson, providing a single-day snapshot of the atmosphere during each administration. This is set one of a six-part series.



1) Geo Washington, 4/30/1789
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652342

Benjamin Rush's "Moral Temperance Thermometer"...State of Kentucky... Constitution of Georgia...

Item #652342
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1789  Among the articles are: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania" which takes 7 1/2 pages. Also a full page chart of the: "Moral and Physical Thermometer", created by Dr. Benjamin Rush.

Near the back is "The Chronicle" with the latest news of the day including 8 pages of report unde... See More  

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700018

Ben Franklin on the proposed Constitution...

Item #700018
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Feb., 1789 



* Benjamin Franklin responds

* United States Constitution




Pages 1, 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating: "...address to the inhabitants of the United States of America, by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin, on the disaffection that has prevailed towards the new system of government introduced in that country..."... See More  

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652573

Very early report of Washington's inaugural address, plus his election as well...

Item #652573

April 01, 1789

THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Election victory & inauguration




 Certainly the most notable content is found in "The Chronicle" section near the back where the latest news was reported, which covers the election & inauguration of President George Washington.

The full text is shown in the photos, however some ite... See More  

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689608

George Washington is elected President...

Item #689608

April 15, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, April 15, 1789 



* George Washington presidential election win

* First report from the nation's capital at the time




Not only is this an historically significant issue--reporting the official election results of George Washington being elected President of the United States--but it is also the volume one, number one issue of this very f
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686051

Congressmen sworn in & Congress begins...

Item #686051

April 15, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Apr. 15, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress begins

* Congressmen & speaker are sworn in




A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report from New York mentioning that the Speaker & other members of the House are sworn into office, with a printing of a portion of their o... See More  

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681502

Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 



* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison




An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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680055

Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #680055

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Dictator of American for Life ?




Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of ... See More  

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679892

First inauguration of George Washington...

Item #679892

July 16, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* First inauguration (historic)




Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.

Here is a nice report of t... See More  

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686042

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686042

July 22, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 22, 1789  



* Tariff Act of 1789 (Tonnage)

* George Washington signs

* 1st major piece of legislation




Most of page 2 and a bit of page 2 are taken up with "Sketches of the Proceedings of Congress" providing interesting insight into the discussion of the very new federal government.

Page 3 has the full text of: "An Act Im... See More  

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686033

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789..

Item #686033

July 24, 1789

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 24, 1789 



* Tariff Act of 1789 (Tonnage)

* George Washington signs

* 1st major piece of legislation




The entire front page is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads.

Page 2 has an address to George Washington from the governor & council of North Carolina, which is followed by his reply which carries ove... See More  

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686040

On the Treasury Bill and compensations for various officers...

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1789  Half of the front page is taken up with an article headed: "Slave Trade" which is a report from a French society for the abolition of the trade. One bit notes: "...The abolition, therefore, of negro slavery was esteemed by the general United States & by the convention in which they were represented, not only a measure condu... See More  

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686035

Founding months of the federal government...

Item #686035

August 04, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 4, 1789  



* From the 1st year of George Washington's presidency

* United States government (Congress) in it's infancy




Great to have this issue from the formative months of the new federal government, and from the city where it all happened.

Page 2 begins with reports from Congress noting the discussions at the time. Then a lengthy report on... See More  

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697392

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #697392

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pages 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. 

Page 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washin... See More  

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686116

Hamilton & Knox to be on Washington's Cabinet... Setting federal salaries...

Item #686116

September 19, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 19, 1789  The front page has an interesting article which could be appropriate today: "Propositions for Reforming the Present System of Publick Education in Boston".

Page 2 begins with reports from the House of Representatives concerning discussions on setting the salaries for House & Senate members.

Page 3 has: "THE PRESIDENT has... See More  

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686115

Two George Washington script signatures...

Item #686115

October 10, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1789 



* (2) President George Washington acts

* First year of his administration




Most of the first column of page 2 contains not one but two of the very desirable Acts of Congress each signed in script type by President George Washington and in block type by Vice President John Adams. This title was one of just a few to use the "script&... See More  

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685626

Washington returns from his tour...

Item #685626
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, Nov., 1789



* President George Washington

* New England tour return

* New federal government era




 The issue begins with: "Description of the Bastile, in France" which takes 1 1/2 pages. Lacking the plate of it.

Also in this issue: "Webster's Essay on Reforming the Present Mode of Spelling" continued from a previous issue; &qu... See More  

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682219

Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... See More  

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689565

Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America...

Item #689565
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790 



* Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America."

The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Hud... See More  

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682838

Letter from Ben Franklin criticizing music...

Item #682838
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1790  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page.

The issue begins with: "Description of the Falls of Niagara" which takes a full page (lacking the plate called for). But perhaps the most interesting item is: "Criticism on Musick, Letter from Dr. B. Franklin to Mr. P. Fr... See More  

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680445

General Washington...

Item #680445

July 06, 1790

CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, New Hampshire, July 6, 1790 



* President George Washington



On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Som... See More  

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686108

Three Acts of Congress signed by George Washington...

Item #686108

July 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 7, 1790 



* President George Washington

* Two Acts of U.S. Congress




Most of the middle column on page 2 is taken up with three Acts of Congress, all headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle and each signed in type by: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from congress. Page 3 ha... See More  

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696510

Decorative front page with a John Hancock signature...

Item #696510

July 22, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 22, 1790  Most of the first column is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, & headed with a nice coat-of-arms engraving.

Four pages, handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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638619

On Ben Franklin's will... Northwest coast of America...

Item #638619
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August, 1790  Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit  noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin]  tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave libert... See More  

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686107

Full name: George Washington, in script type...

Item #686107

August 04, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 4, 1790 



* President George Washington

* Act of Congress script signed




Almost a full column is taken up with an Act of Congress, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, this is: "An Act Imposing Duties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels" which is signed in script type (desired) by the President: George Washington. Rarely is his full name... See More  

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686121

The historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #686121

August 16, 1790

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 16, 1790



* Funding Act of 1790



Taking two-thirds of the front page and half of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This was the very historic Funding Act of 1790 which was passed on August 4, 1790 by the United States Congress t... See More  

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668878

Ben Franklin letters...

Item #668878
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, Sept., 1790  A nice issue with a full title/contents page with an embellishment at the top.

Included within are two item by Ben Franklin: "Letter on the Death of Persons Struck with Lightning--by Dr. Franklin" and "Extracts of Letters form Dr. Franklin to Monsieur Dubourg, the French Translator of his Works".

The back page has an "... See More  

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686084

George Washington, Trumbull the artist, Ben Franklin...

Item #686084

September 11, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 11, 1790 



* President George Washington

* John Trumball - American artist

* Benjamin Franklin




The entire front page & a bit of page 2 are a continuation of an Act of Congress concerning the collection of duties, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 3 has a nice letter signed in type by: George Washington which is concerning the &quo... See More  

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682060

Building a lighthouse on Cape Henry... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #682060

September 29, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 29, 1790 



* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)

* Funding Act of 1790




The front page has a short item signed: H. Knox, Secretary of War, concerning payments to wounded veterans of the Revolutionary War. The front page also has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, wher
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686083

Washington inspects the land for building the federal city...

Item #686083

October 29, 1790

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, Oct. 29, 1790  



* President George Washington

* Early Washington D.C. construction

* Future of the federal government




Half of page 2 is the conclusion of an "Act to provide more effectually for the Collection of the Duties imposed by Law on Goods, Wares...imported into the United States...".

Page 3 has an item noting:
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