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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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668977

John Adams responds...

Item #668977

November 08, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 8, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 2 has a letter to the President from the officers & soldiers of the Chowan county, North Carolina, concerning: "...the critical situation of our country..." as it relates to France. It is followed by the: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams.

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668979

Ceremonies on the arrival of George Washington...

Item #668979

November 09, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 9, 1798  Page 2 has a report from Alexandria noting: "...arrived in town, on his way to the seat of the federal government, his excellency lieutenant general GEORGE WASHINGTON accompanied by his secretary colonel Lear..." with more on his arrival. Then a report from Georgetown: "Lieutenant general WASHINGTON arrived on the ... See More  

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668982

Celebrating the arrival of Washington at the nation's capital...

Item #668982

November 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 13, 1798  Inside has an "Address" of the grand jury of Bristol, Mass., to the President with his "Answer" signed: John Adams. Then a lengthy report concerning the arrival of Washington at Philadelphia, the capital at that time: "Lieutenant general Washington, commander n chief of the armies of the United States, a... See More  

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686881

Detailed report on the historic Battle of the Nile...

Item #686881

December 12, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1798



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 begins with nearly two columns of reports detailing the Battle of the Nile, during which Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon Buonaparte.

Headed: "Further Particulars of the Glorious British Naval Victory" the report takes all of the first column & carries ... 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 



* President John Adams - annual address

* State of the Union Address response




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.... See More  

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688264

Horatio Nelson granted a title of baron for his victory on the Nile...

Item #688264

December 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 14, 1798 



* "Baron" Lord Horatio Nelson

* President John Adams




Page 2 begins with an: "Address To the President of  the United States" from the state of Vermont concerning the troubling relationship with France, followed by his: "Answer" signed: John Adams.

Page 2 also has some follow-up on the B... 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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559488

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #559488
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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648583

Much on the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #648583

January 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799  Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More  

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686886

John Adams letter... Refuting Washington's death...

Item #686886

January 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 19, 1799  Page 2 has a letter to the New York legislature signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Following it is a note which begins: "Some if the infernals who infest the United States have reported...the death of our beloved Fabius-Maximus, of Mount Vernon. The tale is false. Washington yet lives--and the God of all goodness still continues to bl... See More  

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648621

Duel between two military officers...

Item #648621

January 30, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Jan. 30, 1799  Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.

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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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646221

The President responds to Maryland...

Item #646221

March 13, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 13, 1799 



* 18th century American title



The front page has an appeal: "To Delinquent Customers" signed in type by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas. Also: "A Proclamation" for a day of fasting, humiliation & prayer, by the governor. And also an "...Answer of the President to the General Assembly of ... See More  

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686175

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson - script type signatures...

Item #686175

April 03, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 3, 1799  The front page contains two lengthy Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by: Th. Jefferson. Nice to have this famous duo together on the front page. Very displayable.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, good condition.

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594534

John Adams, Buonaparte, and the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #594534

April 10, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1799  The front page has an address from the Grand Jury of Morris, N.J., to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has an address from the citizens and inhabitants of the Mississippi Territory to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams.

Also in this issue are: "Buonaparte's Expe
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675024

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #675024

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &a... See More  

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648443

Gayhead lightouse on Martha's Vineyard...

Item #648443

June 06, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799



* Gay Head Lighthouse

* Martha's Vineyard




Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."

But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Ligh... See More  

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686122

Proclamation signed in script by John Adams...

Item #686122

July 06, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1799  Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of an: "Act to regulate the Collection of duties on imports...". Page 2 has: "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" concerning the suspension of trade with France, signed in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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599357

President Adams concerning trade with France...

Item #599357

July 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 7, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Trade with France




Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" by the President of the United States concerning the ending of trade with France, signed in script type: John Adams (see). Also a brief item: "Naval Affairs" which notes the President offers thanks to Capt. Truxton & crew of the Constellation for the... See More  

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680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Land Acts of Congress




The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a N
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686177

John Adams signs an Act of Congress... Brown University...

Item #686177

September 14, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 14, 1799  



* President John Adams

* Act of Congress

* Brown University




On the front page under Laws of the United States is an Act of Congress signed in script type: John Adams. Also under Rhode Island Commencement (now Brown University) is a list of the exercises that occurred at the recent commencement.

Other news of the day includes
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686166

Act of Congress signed by President John Adams...

Item #686166

September 30, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 30, 1799  Close to half of the front page & some of page 2 are taken up with an Act of Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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663361

Salaries for officers of the federal government...

Item #663361

October 02, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799 



* Early United States government

* Salaries for public officials




The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries, signed in type by the President: John Adams. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of Wa... See More  

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684281

Paul Revere in another role...

Item #684281

October 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 12, 1799 The top of the first column has a notice from the "Board Of Health" with orders and instructions regarding the "emptying of privies" in the town of Boston, signed in type by the board's president: Paul Revere.

Four pages, some archival strengthening at the blank spine, nice condition.

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683004

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 



* Two President John Adams script signatures

* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards

* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital

* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regu... See More  

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687604

Much on the funeral of Washington, with an engraving of his coffin...

Item #687604

January 03, 1800

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, January 3, 1800



* President George Washington

* Death - funeral w/ coffin print




A nice, displayable issue on the funeral of George Washington.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "Internment Of General Washington" which begins: "On Wednesday last the mortal part of WASHINGTON THE GREAT--the Father of his Country, and the Friend of ... See More  

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687225

Much on the funeral of George Washington...

Item #687225

January 04, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 4, 1800 



* George Washington funeral

* President John Adams




All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of George Washington.

Page 2 has: "Further Respectful Testimonials, Sacred to George Washington, Deceased" "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" signed in type: John Adams, concerning: ... See More  

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658473

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #658473

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800 



* President George Washington death - funeral



The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More  

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687602

On the death of George Washington...

Item #687602

January 11, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, January 11, 1800 



* President George Washington's death



Being less than a month since the death of George Washington, it is not surprising that there is still content relating to him and his death.

Page 2 has several documents from the state of Massachusetts & city of Boston concerning Washington, and also a "Speech" signed by the (acting) ... See More  

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672566

Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672566

June 28, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 28, 1800 



* Paul Revere

* Board of Health




Page 3 has a report from  the: "Health Office" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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672561

Two front page Acts of Congress...

Item #672561

August 20, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20, 1800 



* President John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




The middle of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for building or re-building of three light houses, each signed in script type by the President; John Adams, and in block type by: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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672560

Creating the Indiana Territory...

Item #672560

August 23, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 23, 1800  Most  of a front page column is taken up with: "An Act to Divide the Territory of the United States North-west of the Ohio, into Two Separate Governments" which is signed in script type by the President: John Adams. This was the Act of Congress which created the Indiana Territory, with Vincennes as its capital.

Four pages, never-trimm... See More  

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672558

Two front page John Adams signatures...

Item #672558

August 30, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 30, 1800 



* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson



Most of a front page column is taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by: John Adams, and in block type by: Th. Jefferson. Then a letter: "To John Adams, President of the United States" on celebrating the 4th of July, with his "Answer" signed in type: J. Adams.

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672715

Adams signs an Act of Congress...

Item #672715

September 24, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1800 



* President John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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672549

Script signatures by President John Adams...

Item #672549

November 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1800  The front page contains four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, making this a displayable newspaper. One of the Acts is concerning the United States Mint and another rations for Indians..

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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673459

Congress moves to Washington, D.C., and the first state-of-the-union address at the new Capitol...

Item #673459

December 01, 1800

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1800 



* New Federal Capital - Congress

* President John Adams

* State of the Union Address




A quite historic issue on the move of the federal capital to its new, permanent site of Washington, D.C.

The ftpg. has two Acts of Congress, one: "...appointing the time & directing the place of the next meeting of Congress...That the session ... See More  

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672724

John Adams & Congress on the new home of the national government...

Item #672724

December 10, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1800  The front page has: "The President's Reply" to Congress which mentions the new city for the nation's capital: "...Here may the youth of  this extensive country for ever look up without disappointment...". This is followed by the answer of the House to the President mentioning in part: "...The final establishment ... See More  

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599167

John Adams gets free use of the postal system...

Item #599167

March 03, 1801

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, March 3, 1801 



* President John Adams

* Early U.S postal service




Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed by the President: John Adams, followed by a note: "An engrossed bill for extending the privilege of franking to John Adams, now President of the United States, was read and passed..." allowing him free use of the posta... See More  

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667545

Jefferson's response upon being notified of being elected President...

Item #667545

March 11, 1801

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 11, 1801  Page 3 has, under: "President Elect" a report: "The Committee instructed on the 18th instant to wait the President Elect and notify him of his election, REPORT--that they have, according to order performed that service, and addressed the President elect in the following words, to wit: 'The committee beg le... See More  

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667343

Jefferson bids adieu to the Senate as he prepares to take the oath of the Presidency...

Item #667343

March 12, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, March 12, 1801 



* Thomas Jefferson's Senate farewell

* About to become U.S. President




Page 3 begins with a report from Washington noting: "On Saturday last, Mr. Jefferson, the President elect...pursuant to a custom which has prevailed...declaring that the President Pro Tempore of the Senate  should execute the office of President...in case of ... See More  

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667555

Jefferson response to a church in Baltimore...

Item #667555

March 28, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1801  Page 2 has an: "Address to Mr. Adams" on the end of his Presidency, with: "The Answer" signed by him: John Adams.

Page 2 also has a response of the President to the New Jerusalem Church in Baltimore on congratulations for being elected President, signed: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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686204

Six script signatures by President John Adams...

Item #686204

April 25, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 25, 1801  The front page contains six Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, making this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, minor nice to a black leaf margin, nice condition.

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667345

Congratulations to Jefferson, with his replies...

Item #667345

May 14, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, May 14, 1801  The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Columbia, S.C., offering their kind words to Thomas Jefferson with his recent inauguration as President. This is followed by: "The President's Reply" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Page 3 has a similar letter from the people of Suffield, Ct., with: "The President's Reply" signed... See More  

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649466

Script signature by John Adams...

Item #649466

May 30, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1801  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Laws of the United States---An Act giving a right of pre-emption to certain persons...for lands lying...in the North West of the Ohio." signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Nice to have a script signature by the President on the front page.

Four pages, some heavy staining and s... See More  

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669257

First Jew appointed to a federal post...

Item #669257

June 11, 1801

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801  It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.

It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More  

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667659

Much on Jefferson, and Thomas Paine, and others...

Item #667659

August 10, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 10, 1801  The ftpg. has a report concerning the relationship between Jefferson & Thomas Paine, and Jefferson's invitation to Paine to return from Europe.

Page 2 has: "Mr. Jefferson's Letter" which is an editorial analysis of it, taking nearly a column. Inside also has more concerning Jefferson and Paine, and mention of Jefferson&#... See More  

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