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121101

Item #121101
THE ANTI-JACOBIN or, WEEKLY EXAMINER, London, 1798. An uncommon newspaper published exclusively during the sitting of Parliament with many Parliamentary reports. Quarto-size, 8 pages, some light staining. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures about 12"x9".

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$35.00
180056

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #180056
(5) AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

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$120.00
180100

The Presidential Series. Each Set Covers 7 Administrations!

Presidential Collection I

Item #180100
(7) 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. This is set one of a 5 part collection.

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$100.00
204521

Very uncommon provincial title...

Item #204521
FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, 1798 A quite uncommon title from the 18th century with a nice engraving in the masthead including a shield and a unicorn. The front page is mostly taken up with ads with various news of the day inside including military events. This was the year of the famous Battle of the Nile between England and Napoleon Buonaparte's army. Some light water staining a... See More  

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$27.00
208478
Item #208478
THE LONDON EVENING-POST, England, 1798 This title has a nice engraving in the masthead which features two dragons (see photo). This issue contains a wide variety of news of the day with a minimal number of ads. Full folio size & complete in 4 pages. Some minimal margin wear, moreso at the spine, but generally in nice condition.

The photo is "generic" however the issue you receive wi... See More  

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$27.00
209152
Item #209152
THE OBSERVER, London, 1798 A fine, folio size newspaper of 4 page with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well. Never-trimmed margins and with a red-inked tax stamp on the inside. Some edge wear, generally nice. The photo belo... See More  

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$21.00
631739

Provincial half-penny coins... John Wilkes' death...

Item #631739
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies.  Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).

Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More  

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$39.00
636193

Provincial half-penny coins... John Wilkes' death...

Item #636193
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies.  Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).

Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More  

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$44.00
649216

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

Item from Catalog 300 (released for November, 2020)...

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$120.00
207749

Birmingham newspaper with a "call to arms"...

Item #207749

January 15, 1798

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, January 15, 1798. This is perhaps the first 18th century newspaper we have offered from Birmingham. The front page includes a report from London which reports a "call to arms" by the government, beginning: "Government, convinced of the dangers which at present hang over us, are taking the necessary steps to guard against the threatened vengean... See More  

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$27.00
663933

Costs to complete the first 3 frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #663933

January 19, 1798

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Jan. 19, 1798 



* Original 3 of 6 frigates of the United States Navy



Page 2 has reports from the federal Congress which includes an item: "Resolved, that there be appropriated on account towards defraying the expence of finishing the frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation, the sum of ___dollars. Read a second time & committed for t... See More  

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$57.00
620843

Signed by New York governor John Jay...

Item #620843

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 



* Governor John Jay



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.

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$41.00
665613

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

Item #665613

January 20, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 20, 1798  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 History of the United States for the year 179... See More  

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$48.00
665616

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

Item #665616

January 24, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 24, 1798  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Most of page 1 and all of page 2 are taken up with the latest reports from Congress.

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

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$48.00
663594

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati...

Item #663594
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More  

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$135.00
602180

18th century Boston...

Item #602180

February 03, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1798  The front page has: "American and France" Also a letter headed: "Intercepted Letter" which is signed: James Monroe. Other news & ads of the day.

Four pages, a few small & very discrete archival mends, some light damp staining, nice condition. 

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$37.00
664613

Small lot of an uncommon title...

Item #664613

February 03, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England  A lot of four issues dated Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24, 1798



* Rare 18th century title

* Unicorn masthead engraving




Each has a nice engraving in the masthead, has never-trimmed margins, various foxing throughout but not affecting any readability.

News of the day with many ads as well, several of which are illustrated. The back page of each has... See More  

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$43.00
643773

Message signed by President John Adams...

Item #643773

February 21, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 



* John Adams signed message

* 18th century American original




Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, v... See More  

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$46.00
629169

Numismatic interest... Monster in a heart...

Item #629169

March 01, 1798

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, March, 1798  Articles include: "Essays on the Provincial Half-Pennies" which takes almost 2 1/2 pages. Also within is a very detailed account of the: "Melancholy Fate of His Majesty's Ship La Tribune" which sank off the coast of Nova Scotia, about which much is written on-line (see hyperlink). This report takes over a full page. A... See More  

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$15.50
670811

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670811

March 01, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
615469

This issue includes a full page plate...

Item #615469

March 03, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 3, 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. Mostly literary content but the issue begins with "Essay III....on the Amusing Accomplishments of Drawings, Shading & Painting..." which also includes a full page plate (unusual in t... See More  

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$44.00
668900

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

Item #668900

March 06, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 6, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



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

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

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$69.00
670670

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670670

March 12, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 12, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various li... See More  

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$42.00
668898

Message from John Jay... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668898

March 13, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 13, 1798  The top of page 3 has a message from the governor of New York to the state Senate concerning "disorderly persons" in Livingston, signed in type: John Jay, who previously was the first Chief Justice of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a p... See More  

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$69.00
669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




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

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

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$72.00
671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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$72.00
629168
Item #629168
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

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$11.50
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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$59.00
665094

The President's letter to Congress...

Item #665094

April 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 14, 1798  Page 2 has a letter to Congress, signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning our relations with France.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$43.00
570044

Early title from New Haven, Connecticut...

Item #570044

April 25, 1798

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, April 25, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



The entire front page is taken up with the continuation of a "Message" from the President to Congress, which also takes most of page 2, and concludes on page 4.

Also on page 2 is: "Yesterday the House of Representatives of the United States went into a committee of the whole on the state ... See More  

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$45.00
629182
Item #629182
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. ... See More  

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$11.50
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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$58.00
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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$58.00
670810

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #670810

May 10, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 10, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little various ... See More  

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$42.00
615832

Battle of St. Marcou...

Item #615832

May 12, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, May 12, 1798 



* Battle of the Îles Saint-Marcouf

* French Revolutionary Wars




Page 2 has: "Defeat of the French In An Attack on St. Marcou", the report taking over a full column. Other news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, some water staining near the margins, never-trimmed margins, generally good.... See More  

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$27.00
660509

A note from President John Adams...

Item #660509

May 14, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, May 14, 1798  The front page has reports from the House of Representatives, which includes a: "Message" from the President signed on page 2: John Adams. It is actually a brief note introducing various documents concerning relations with France.

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

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$48.00
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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$48.00
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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$56.00
592292

A four page "Extra" issue...

Item #592292

May 19, 1798

CENTINEL EXTRA, (Boston), May 19, 1798  This is an uncommon 4 page "Extra" issue of the famous Columbian Centinel newspaper. Almost the entire issue it taken up with a lengthy document continued from the "regular" issue of Wednesday, concerning relations with France. Close-trimmed at the bottom of pages 2 & 3 cause some loss, otherwise in nice condition.

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$28.00
672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
627874

18th century original...

Item #627874

May 23, 1798

THE MORNING CHRONICLE, London, May 23, 1798  One of the more notable newspapers of the 18th century with much news from England as well as some items concerning the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has a report on a trial for high treason.

Four pages, partially loose at the spine & a bit irregular at the spine, generally good.

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$24.00
620229

Seeking approval for a provisional army...

Item #620229

May 30, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 30, 1798 



* President John Adams

* Provisional Army ?




The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France". Page 2 has reports from Congress concerning: "...into a committee of the whole on the bill...authorising the President to raise a  provisional army...proposing to authorise the calling... See More  

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$42.00
629181
Item #629181
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. ... See More  

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$11.50
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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$35.00
621784
Item #621784

June 09, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798  Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.

Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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$28.00
654952

18th century Title from Birmingham...

Item #654952

June 11, 1798

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, August 6, 1798.

 

* Uncommon title

* 18th century original




This is perhaps the first 18th century newspaper we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Nice condition.

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$32.00
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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$43.00
653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




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 Continen... See More  

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$655.00
660505

Two front page letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #660505

June 21, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 21, 1798 



* 18th century American publication

* President John Adams address & letter

* Nice masthead for display




The front page begins with an address to  the President by the Convention of Congregational ministers, with the President's response signed: John Adams. And also a letter from the President to the commander-in chief and othe... See More  

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$57.00
653150

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653150

June 27, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$58.00
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