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595060

Isaac Franks... Jewish...

Item #595060

December 24, 1790

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1790  The ftpg. is taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with reports from the House of Representatives carrying over to page 3, which also has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Pennsylvania.

The back page is filled with ads including one for noted Jewish financier Isaac Franks (see). Four pa... See More  

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620491

Concert... Dancing master...

Item #620491

April 02, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791  Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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670482

George Washington letter on the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #670482
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1791  Several pages are taken up with: "A Brief Examination of Lord Sheffield's Observation on the Commerce of the United States" with details on the manufacture of "Naval Stores" "Pot and Pearl Ashes".

Also: "That it Must Always be the Situation of the United States to Court Great Britain" "Observations... See More  

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596058

Native Americans...

Item #596058

June 01, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1791 



* General Charles Scott

* Kentucky




Page 3 has an item noting: "...from Kentucky, informs us that Gen. Scott was about to march against the Indians..." with more (see photos). Page 3 also has a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" (see).

Four pages, a few very discrete archival... See More  

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672412

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #672412

August 11, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government




The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuan... See More  

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655091

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #655091

August 18, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government




The front page has a nice ad concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establ... See More  

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661887

Selling building lots in Washington, D.C...

Item #661887

September 23, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 23, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land lots for sale

* Early United States government era




The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the ... See More  

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662358

Acts of the Pennsylvania legislature...

Item #662358

October 03, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 3, 1791  The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Public Buil... See More  

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663050

Quakers want immunity from military duty...

Item #663050

November 23, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1791  Congressional business reported on page 3 includes mention that a memorial was presented: "...from a committee of the counties of Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette and Allegheny, remonstrating against the excise law....". Also that a memorial was presented: "...from the Quakers of the Eastern part of N. Car
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671962

Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State...

Item #671962

February 08, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 8, 1792 



* Thomas Jefferson before presidency



Page 3 has a report headed: "The Secretary of State" which includes a letter signed by him in type: Tho. Jefferson.

Other news of the day & a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, some scattered foxing, good condition.... See More  

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594497

Selling 18th century land in Philadelphia...

Item #594497

March 09, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1792  Page 2 has an illustration of "Thirty-Six Lots of Ground" to be sold in Philadelphia, bounded by Spruce, Madison, & Twelfth Streets, as well as Twenty-Feet Alley. Other news of the day and many ads, including a back page "War Department" notice signed by: H. Knox, Secretary at War.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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677133

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

Item #677133

April 07, 1792

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



* President George Washington

* United States Congress




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

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

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667214

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...

Item #667214

June 01, 1792

THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792 



* Very first issue of this rare publication



A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very first issue of the first woman's magazine in the United States.

It's full title is "The Ladies Magazine & Repository of Entertaining Knowledge" as noted on the title page, a ... See More  

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590718

Short-lived 18th century Boston magazine...

Item #590718
THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, July 13, 1792  A 20 page magazine featuring a large engraving on the front page.

Near the back is the "American Intelligence" with various news reports, including datelines of Quebec, Kingston, Jamaica; Philadelphia, Albany, New York, Boston, and Niagara, the latter having a descriptive article on Niagara Falls.

A scarce periodical which lasted but 39 ... See More  

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601603

Captured by Indians...

Item #601603

September 24, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 1792  The front page features 19 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has a curious article from Pittsburgh concerning a man captured by Indians near Grave Creek in Ohio County.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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661020

The "humble" beginnings of Stephen Girard...

Item #661020

October 17, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792  The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" [The Society of Cincinnati] calling for a meeting of the standing committee (see image). The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise (inclu... See More  

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624457

Determining the northern boundary of North Carolina...

Item #624457

December 05, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1792  Page 3 has a report from "Congress of the United States" concerning discussion of: "The bill for determining the northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by North Carolina...". Much other news of the day and a wealth of ads, including a "Six Cents Reward" for a runaway appren... See More  

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681751

America must remain vigilant...

Item #681751

January 19, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1793  Page 3 has a great letter beginning: "The important struggle now is how America shall preserve her Liberty and Equality! For it is unbecoming her after she has contended with the power of Great Britain & conquered, that she must depend solely on the success of France for their continuance!...".

Four pages, nev... See More  

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660470

Applying for pension benefits...

Item #660470

January 30, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




Page 2 has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox.

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

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677063

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

Item #677063

February 20, 1793

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1793



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




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

But by far the most significant ite
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676826

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

Item #676826

March 01, 1793

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1793  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back leaf contains news items of the day.

Among the news reports is a notable one from Philadelphia: "Houdon, the famous French sculptor, who paid a visit to this country a few years ago to procure a likeness of the President, and who was employed by the s... See More  

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669127

Signed in type by George Washington...

Item #669127

May 25, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1793 



* President George Washington



On page 2 under "Pennsylvania" is an address presented to the President "...at his house..." by a committee of "Commercial and Trading Interests" in Philadelphia supporting his Proclamation of neutrality, followed by his gracious reply, signed in type on pg. 3: Go. Washington.

Over hal... See More  

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629047

Taxing theatrical performances in Philadephia...

Item #629047
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1793   Included is a nice full page print of a: "View of Matlock" in England with a related article. Also a full page plate of a: "View Near Caplow Wood, 8 Miles from Hereford". Among the articles are: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" concerning the French Revolution, continued from a p... See More  

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680382

Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States...

Item #680382

June 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1793 



* Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States



The bottom of the bkpg. has a notice: "The Members of the Insurance Company of North America..." with more. INA is the oldest stock insurance company in the U.S., founded in Phila. in 1792. It merged to form CIGNA in 1982. 

The ftpg. ... See More  

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645430

Nothing new under the sun...

Item #645430

June 21, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 21, 1793  Page 2 has a curious & lengthy letter which begins: "The prevailing opinion in the minds of many, that so great a length of time has elapsed since the creation, that every discovery & improvement which the human intellects are capable of, has been made, and that 'there is no new thing under the sun', has... See More  

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647070

America tries to remain neutral...

Item #647070

June 27, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1793  Page 3 has: "A Bill" titled: "An Act more Effectually to Prevent, during the Present War Between Great Britain & France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being Given to, His Majesty's Enemies."

The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, ver... See More  

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667744

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667744
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793  The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance ... See More  

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667743

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667743
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793 



* 18th century American magazine



The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows to a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distanc... See More  

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652448

Death of John Hancock...

Item #652448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793  Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock.  Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More  

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669177

Choosing a location for Congress...

Item #669177

November 23, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1793  A page 3 report from Philadelphia notes: "The President of the United States, having summoned the headed of Departments, Chief Justice and other officers of the Government, to meet at Germantown, to advise on the most suitable place for the meeting of Congress; we understand, their decision was in favour of Philadelphia--where the President arri... See More  

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629227

American news... Resuscitating a drowned person...

Item #629227

December 01, 1793

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, December, 1793  Among the many articles is: "Means for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Drowned" which takes a full page. Near the back are various news reports including items headed: "American Intelligence" which takes over half a page. Most of this content is political related, plus there is a report of the abatement of the Yello... See More  

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665212

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665212

January 02, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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595759

18th century Philadelphia....

Item #595759

February 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER--EXTRA, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1794  This is a single sheet "extra" edition, completely filled with: "Papers Relative To Great Britain, Being the Second Part of the Message of the President of the United States; Consisting of the Correspondence of Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Pickney, etc." which is continued from an... See More  

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599287

America to be at war...

Item #599287

February 11, 1794

DUNLAP AND CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1794  Page 3 has a letter headed "Carlisle" which begins: "At this present crisis there is every appearance of a war with the United States, it is hoped that wise and able General Washington will prevent the effusion of human blood & horrors of war..." with more (see).

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594495

18th century Philadelphia....

Item #594495

March 07, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 7, 1794  Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from the Island of Bermuda" plus various other news of the day. A large number of ads including 5 illustrated ship ads on the front page.

Four pages, light foxing, very nice condition.

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665862

Washington introduces a letter by the Secretary of State...

Item #665862

March 20, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 20, 1794 



* George Washington & Edmund Randolph



Page 2 has a letter of introduction to the Congress signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. It introduces a letter from the Secretary of State concerning: "...the vexations and spoliations on our commerce since the commencement of the European war...". The much lengthier lette... See More  

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665242

Benefits to Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #665242

April 01, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 1, 1794 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




The back page has an notice headed: "War Department" concerning benefits to those of military service who died or were injured. It is signed by the Secretary of War: H. Knox.

The front page has reports from the "Congress of the Unite... See More  

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665221

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665221

April 10, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 10, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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665223

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665223

April 14, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 14, 1794  Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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665864
Item #665864

April 29, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 29, 1794 



* President George Washington letter



Page 2 has a report headed: "Proceedings of the Senate on Chief Justice Jay's appointment", which includes an introductory letter signed by him: Go. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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665218

Federal news from this temporary seat of government...

Item #665218

May 06, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1794 



* Philadelphia as the nation's capital



Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, ve... See More  

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680026

Decorative back page with 34 illustrated ship ads...

Item #680026

November 10, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1794 



* 18th century shipping advertisements



The back page is decorated by 35 illustrated ship ads, with details.

Inside pages have various news reports of the day and more ads.

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

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683139

Letter from General Anthony Wayne's army...

Item #683139

November 17, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1794  As the title would suggest there is a great wealth of advertising, but half of pages 2 & 3 have news reports including a descriptive letter: "...from an Officer in General Wayne's Army". The back page features 30 illustrated ship ads along with 2 runaway reward ads.

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629928

Beitish capture Martinique from the French...

Item #629928
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  December, 1794  Near the back are several letters and reports concerning the British capture of the Caribbean island of Martinique. The following page has short bit of: "American News" reporting of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia (see).

Included are the 3 full page plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full t... See More  

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$33.00
677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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668171

One of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen...

Item #668171

January 16, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 16, 1795  In addition to various news reports found inside, the back page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, minor excess ink to the ftpg., great condition.

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668173

Exchanging prisoners with the Indians...

Item #668173

January 24, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1795  Page 2 has a report noting: "...that an exchange of prisoners is to take place at Nashville...between the Southern Indians and the U.S. territory south of Ohio..." with a bit more.

The bottom of page 3 has one of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small bind... See More  

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675042

One of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen...

Item #675042

February 04, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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665062

Preaching the Gospel in the frontiers...

Item #665062

February 05, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1795 



* Episcopal Church (United States)



This was the capital of the United States at the time. Pages 2 & 3 have an address: "To the Members of the Protestant episcopal Church in the United States of America" with: "An Act of the General Convention for supporting Missionaries to Preach the Gospel on the Frontiers of ... See More  

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665070

Peace with the Indians...

Item #665070

February 28, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1795  This city was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

Page 3 has: "Important and Pleasing Intelligence" from Fort Washington, noting: "The Indians have by their deputies generally applied for a Treaty of Peace with the United States...that preliminary article... See More  

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