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665602

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665602

January 05, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 5, 1798 



* Philadelphia as the nation's capital



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has the latest reports from Congress. The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...Th... See More  

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688363

Signed by New York governor John Jay... 1798...

Item #688363

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 



* Governor John Jay

* His response to the New York Senate




The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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$45.00
665614

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665614

January 22, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 22, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.

The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The His... See More  

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676376

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676376

March 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 14, 1798  



* President John Adams acts of Congress

* Thomas Jefferson and Increase Sumner




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, one for defraying expenses for a treaty with Indians.

Also on the front page is a Mass. Act signed in sc... See More  

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665587

Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...

Item #665587

March 19, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 19, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More  

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686687

Two Acts of Congress signed by Adams & Jefferson...

Item #686687

March 21, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 21, 1798  Over half of page 2 is taken up with two Acts of Congress, one: "Providing Means for Intercourse Between the United States & Foreign Nations", each signed in type by the President: John Adams, and the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, a few minor binding indents at the blank spine, very n... See More  

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686818

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #686818

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




Page 2 has the "President's Message" to Congress indicating that the negotiations with France by the U.S. envoys have failed. In the message the President states in part: "...I perceive no ground of expectation, that the objects of their mission, can be accomplished,... See More  

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685691

A John Adams Proclamation... Rights of women...

Item #685691

March 31, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 31, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor.

Contents include a wide range of eclectic articles, one of which is: "The Rights Of Woman" which is a serialized article, this portion taking 1 1/2 pages. The back two pages are taken ... See More  

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686138

John Adams script signature on the front page...

Item #686138

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798  Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and by the Vice President, Th. Jefferson, concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, a f... See More  

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622952

John Adams Script signature on the front page...

Item #622952

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 



* President John Adams : script signature on front page



Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

Four ... See More  

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686132

Treasury report and documents signed by President John Adams...

Item #686132

April 24, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, April 24, 1798 



* Oliver Wolcott Jr. - U.S. Treasury

* President John Adams letters signed




The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a report headed: "Treasury Department" signed in type: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury. Page 2 has "Important Communications" which includes 3... See More  

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686131

Treasury notice... The situation with France...

Item #686131

May 01, 1798

FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 1, 1798  The front page has  1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Treasury Department, Public Notice is Hereby Given..." signed by: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury.  Much of the front page & most of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France" which rel... See More  

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564866

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #564866

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798  The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing near folds and margins, generally nice.

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564865

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #564865

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798  The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing near folds and margins, generally nice.

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687491

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #687491

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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686133

Wolcott and Pickering... The Quasi War with France...

Item #686133

May 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 15, 1798  The front page has a lengthy "Treasury Department" notice signed: Oliver Wolcott, followed by another shorter one.

Inside has a lengthy document signed: Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, relating to the Quasi War with France, an undeclared war which lasted from 1798-1800.

Four pages, v... See More  

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665938

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #665938

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The ftpg. has a lengthy letter being an: "Answer to the Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." signed in type by the President: John Adams. Also: "The Address - John Adams, President of the United States" by the young men of Boston concerning the potential for war & noting: "...when the most conciliating measures which ... See More  

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647480

Address to the President with his response...

Item #647480

May 16, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 16, 1798 



* 18th century America

* John Adams address




Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day.

Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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686134

Detailed Treasury report... Discussing the state of the country...

Item #686134

May 22, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 22, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a: "Treasury Department" report signed: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury.

Page 2 has much reporting on: "Proceedings of the Federal Congress" concerning the state of the Union, & p... See More  

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679570

Six letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #679570

May 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798



* President John Adams



A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.

These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster &  Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington &... See More  

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686849

John Adams Acts... with script signatures...

Item #686849

June 02, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 2, 1798 



* President John Adams

* 3 Acts of Congress




The front page has three Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President:  John Adams.

Page 2 has two letters: "To the President of the United States" from the citizens of Cambridge and Haverhill, Mass.

Four pages, minor stain near the top, nice condition. A dis
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645101

Results of the election for governor... Naval news...

Item #645101

June 02, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 2, 1798  Page 3 has results of the: "Election" for Governor, showing a majority for Livingstone over John Jay. Also: "An Act More Effectually to Protect the Commerce & Coasts of the United States".

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.

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686850

John Adams' script signatures...

Item #686850

June 09, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 9, 1798  The front page has a poem titled: "Adams And Liberty - The Boston Patriotic Song, Written by Thomas Paine, A. M." (likely Robert Treat Paine, sources differ)

The front page has 3 Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson

Four pages, very nice cond... See More  

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582604

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #582604

June 13, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 13, 1798 



* President John Adams

* 18th century American title




Part of the front page has "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress", carrying over to page 2. Pg. 2 has a lengthy: "Speech" to the Mass. Legislature signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. Pg. 3 has a brie... See More  

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689171

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #689171

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798  A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. Soon after the end of the Revolutionary War the ships were sold & the Continental N... See More  

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660506

Letter from President John Adams concerning France...

Item #660506

June 28, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 28, 1798  Page 2 begins with reports from Congress concerning Aliens, later to be solidified in the Aliens and Sedition Act.

Also a letter from the President concerning France, ending with: "...I will never send another Minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the Representative of a great, free, powerf... See More  

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685709

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #685709

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... 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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668910

The President responses to the Society of Cincinnati...

Item #668910

July 11, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 11, 1798 



* Society of the Cincinnati

* President John Adams

* Trenton, New Jersey




Page 2 has an address to the President from the Society of Cincinnati of Trenton, New Jersey, with his response on page 3 signed in type: John Adams.

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

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691166

President John Adams responds... Society of the Cincinnati...

Item #691166

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  



* Society of the Cincinnati

* President John Adams




The front page has an extract of the President's answer to the Address of the (Society of) Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, signed in type: John Adams. Also has his answer to an address from the Legislature of New Hampshire, signed in type: John Adams.

Also on the front page is much on ... See More  

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668916

Counting slaves in the United States...

Item #668916

July 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 18, 1798 



* A census of slaves in the U.S. ?

* President John Adams




The middle of the front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

All of page 2 and nearly half of page 3 are taken up with: "AN ACT To Provide f... See More  

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668917

Washington's letter accepting the position of Lt. General & Commander-in-Chief of the Army...

Item #668917

July 20, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798 



* George Washington commissioned by John Adams

* Lieutenant general & Commander-in-chief once again




The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

Certainly the most notable item is the page 3 letter ... 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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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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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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638250

Counting the slaves... The infant Navy...

Item #638250

August 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15 and 28, 1798  A notable pair of issues. The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2  of the Aug. 15 issue are taken up with: "An Act to provide for the Valuation of Lands & dwelling houses & the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States". It concludes by taking up most of the ftpg. of the Aug. 18 issue where it is signed in script... See More  

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668940

Rewarding Washington in an Act of Congress...

Item #668940

August 16, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 16, 1798  Page 2 begins with over a column taken up with two acts: "AN ACT for Vesting in George Washington, a Certain Interest in the companies established for Opening & Extending the Navigation of Potomack and James rivers." and the other for amending it.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668941

A letter from John Jay...

Item #668941

August 22, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 22, 1798  Page 3 has the New York General Assembly's response to Governor John Jay's recent address, followed by his response signed: John Jay. John Jay was previously the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668942

Two letters from John Jay...

Item #668942

August 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 23, 1798  Page 3 has a letter from the New  York governor concerning: "...the introduction of a foreign influence in our national councils..." signed in type: John Jay. And yet another letter signed in type: John Jay.

Before being governor of New York Jay was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Four pages, hands... See More  

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668943

President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668943

August 24, 1798

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



* President John Adams



Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668944

President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668944

August 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 29, 1798 



* President John Adams letter



Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing inside, good condition.

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686866

Trouble with France... The U.S. Navy... John Adams...

Item #686866

August 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1798  Most of the front page is taken up with  3 Acts of Congress, one for: "...the relief of sick and disabled seamen.", each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has: "French Duplicity" which relates to the XYZ Affair. Also: "From the Mediterranean" concerning Napoleon Buoaparte, and "More St... See More  

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664351

John Jay...

Item #664351

August 29, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1798 



* 18th century America



Page 2 has a: "Reply" which is signed in type: John Jay. The back page has an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, various foxing throughout, otherwise good.... 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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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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604887

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #604887

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 2 has and: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams (see).

Four pages, never bound ... See More  

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687169

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #687169

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 2 has an: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Four pages, two very discrete archival mends inside, great c... See More  

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668962

Responses from the President, John Adams...

Item #668962

October 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 15, 1798  Page 2 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Kanhawa County, with the response signed: John Adams. Also an address from the grand jurors of Hampshire County to the President, with the response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668963

Thomas Paine is seldom sober...

Item #668963

October 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 18, 1798  Page 3 has an interesting report: "A London paper says---Tom Paine has fallen into the most perfect contempt at Paris--he is excluded all society and shunned even by his compeers...he derives a small allowance from some of the public prints, which he expends in liquor--he is seldom sober."

Four pages, handsome masthea... See More  

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664718

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #664718

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The ftpg. has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams. A pg. 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France, with Thomas Jefferson intervening.

Four pages, good condition.

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$49.00
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