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676941

The Constellation & Constitution are almost ready...

Item #676941

June 14, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 14, 1797  A page 2 report notes: "Gen. Smith (of Baltimore)...mentioned that the Constellation frigate, building at that place, would be launched the 4th of July next. The Constitution, building here will be afloat the second week of August--She has upwards of 200 hands constantly at work on her; and such is the forwardness of her masts, sails, rigging, &... See More  

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676940

Paul Revere sa the 'Grand Master' of the Masonic Lodge...

Item #676940

June 03, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1797  Page 3 has a notice for a quarterly meeting of the "Grand Lodge" of Masons, signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master. Included is an engraving of the lodge's Masonic seal.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676939

Jefferson & others respond to the President...

Item #676939

May 31, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 31, 1797  Page 2 contains a full column letter headed: "To the President Of the United States" which is in response to a recent address by the President concerning national and international affairs. The letter is signed in type by the Vice President: Thomas Jefferson.

This is followed by a nice response signed in type by the President: John Adams, a... See More  

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676938

Establishing a border with the Spanish territories...

Item #676938

May 27, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 27, 1797  A page 2 report notes: "Mr. Ellicot, Commissioner of the U.S. has arrived at the Natches, on his way to New Orleans. His mission...is to settle the boundary line between the U.S. and the Spanish territories. The Spaniards, it is said, are friendly...and will not hesitate complying with the treaty."

Other news reports include: "French I... See More  

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676937

Launch of the frigate "United States"...

Item #676937

May 17, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 17, 1797  A page two report notes: "On Wednesday last, the 'United States' frigate, built at Philadelphia, was launched into her wonted element, amidst the acclamations of many...spectators....Capt. Barry, commanded on board in person; and the heads of Departments, &c. of the General Government witnessed the launch from the United States brig S... See More  

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676936

Displayable George Washington newspaper...

Item #676936

May 03, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1797  Over half of the front page is taken up with: "An Act in Addition to the Act, entitiled 'An Act to Establish the Post Office and Post-Roads within the United States' ", signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. An interesting list of the hundreds of town along the post roads.

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

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676935

Washington visits his Masonic lodge, with his reply to an address...

Item #676935

April 29, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 29, 1797  On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are three "Acts" of Congress, each signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Also, on the front page under "Masonic" is an address from Lodge, No. 22, of the Ancient York Masons at Alexandria to the President, delivered during a meeting attended by Washington, and signed... See More  

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676934

Four George Washington signatures on the front page...

Item #676934

April 26, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 26, 1797  The front page features not one, but four documents each signed by the President: Go. Washington, three of them are signed in the very desirable script type. One of the Acts relates to fixing the military establishment of the United States.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676933

Three "signatures" by Washington on the front page...

Item #676933

April 22, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 22, 1797  The front page contains not one but three Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The Acts are regarding duties on distilled spirits, one for placing buoys in Boston harbor, and one for setting the time for the next meeting of Congress.

This newspaper is one of the only titles which used the "script&... See More  

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676932

Script type of both Presidents: Washington & Adams...

Item #676932

April 12, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 12, 1797  Over one-third of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by: Go. Washington. This was one of the last Acts of Congress by Washington as President.

Also on the front page and concluding on page 2 is: "By the President...A Proclamation" concerning a treaty with the Creek Indians which includes a huge l... See More  

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676931

Washington and Napoleon Buonaparte...

Item #676931

April 05, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 5, 1797  At the bottom of the front page is an Act of Congress which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

This was one of just a few newspapers which used the script type for documents signed by politicians, making such issues very displayable.

Amongst the various items on page 2 are: "Mr. Monroe's Speech" and two documen... See More  

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676930

Four Washington script signatures on the front page...

Item #676930

April 01, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 1, 1797  A full column on the front page is taken up with not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

One is: "An Act making Provision for the Further Accommodation of the Household of the President of the United States" which includes: "...to cause to be sold such articles furnished by t... See More  

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676927

George Washington... John Adams...

Item #676927

March 29, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 29, 1797  Certainly the key content is the front page Act of Congress which is concerning: "...the more general Promulgation of the Laws of the United States." which is signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams, and in script type by the President: George Washington.

There is another Act beginning on the front page titled: "An Act... See More  

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676926

Pair of issues with two documents signed by George Washington...

Item #676926

March 25, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 22 and 25, 1797  A pair of issues, as pages 1 and 2 of March 22 has the beginning of an Act of Congress concerning circuit courts which concludes on the front page of the issue of the 25th, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The 25th also has on the front page another document signed by the President: Go. Washington.

Each issue has four... See More  

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676925

Washington returns home as a private citizen...

Item #676925

March 18, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1797  Page 2 has a report noting that 24 Philadelphia clergymen presented an affectionate address to George Washington on the last day of his presidency, to which he replied: "Believing as I do, that Religion and Morality are the essential pillars of civil society; I view, with...pleasure, that harmony and brotherly love which characterizes the Clerg... See More  

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676916

Washington responds to the Society of Cincinnati...

Item #676916

March 04, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 4, 1797  Beginning on the front page is an article on Washington's birthday headed: "Of the Anniversary Natal Day of the First Political Saviour of His Country" which carries over to page 2 and includes a toast to him & others.

Pafge 2 has an address of the Penna. Society of the Cincinnati to George Washington, followed by the: "Presid... See More  

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676908

Washington's birthday...

Item #676908

February 22, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 22, 1797  Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The President" concerning celebrating the 66th birthday of George Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676907

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676907

February 15, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 15, 1797  A page 2 report mentions: "Wednesday last his Excellency JOHN ADAMS, Esq., as President of the United States; and the Hon. THOMAS JEFFERSON, Esq., as V. President of the same, were declared in the presence of the Legislature of the Union, and a large concourse of citizens in...Philadelphia." Likely as a result of the official electoral ball... See More  

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676906

Tributes to Washington on retiring from public office...

Item #676906

January 28, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 28, 1797  Page 2 has several reports concerning Washington's announcement of retiring from public service. An: "Address to the President" from Mass. includes: "...report a respectful address to the President of the United States on his retiring from office...". Then the: "Governor's' Speech" begins: "Since your la... See More  

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676905

Acknowledging Washington's Farewell Address, and his response...

Item #676905

January 25, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 25, 1797  The front page has an: "Address Of the Senate of Pennsylvania to the President" headed: "To George Washington, President of the United States". This letter is in response to his famous Farewell Address to the nation, retiring from public service.

It is followed by: "To Which the President returned the following Answer: "... See More  

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676904

On Washington retiring from public office...

Item #676904

January 14, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 14, 1797  The ftpg. has: "Summary of the Points of the Debates in Congress on the Answer to the President's Address" referring to Washington's last state-of-the-union address. It begins: "On one side, it was openly declared that they did not regret the President was going to retire...".

Page 2 has a report from "Virginia"... See More  

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676903

The Masons write to Washington, and he responds...

Item #676903

January 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1797  Page 3 begin with an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania to the President, which is followed by: "To which the President was pleased to reply..." which has his letter signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has much on the war in Europe including a letter signed: Buonaparte.

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

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676902

Sam Adams and George Washington letters... Adams is elected President...

Item #676902

December 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1796  The front page has nearly a full column taken up with an Act from the Massachusetts Legislature which is signed in type: Samuel Adams. Page 2 contains a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

Also on page 2 are the "Votes For President, &c." being a list of the electoral votes for each state. It shows Adams with 71 vo... See More  

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676901

The Presidency to change hands for the first time...

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796  The front page has two Acts, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. One is for incorporating a religious society in Newburyport. The front page also has an address from the Legislature of Vermont to the President, with his gracious reply, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Page 2 has a tally of the electoral votes showing Adams with 70... See More  

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676900

George Washington, John Adams, Sam Adams...

Item #676900

December 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 21, 1796  The front page has four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has a lengthy address to the President being the Senate's response to the state-of-the-union address, signed: John Adams. This is then followed by: "The Following is the Reply of the President" which is signed: George... See More  

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676899

Signed by Samuel Adams...

Item #676899

November 26, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 26, 1796  Page 2 has two messages addressed to the state senate concerning a resolution about presidential electors, each signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Other news of the day includes: "Embargo On Genoese Vessels" "Theatrical" and more.

Several interesting advertisements as well including many illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice c... See More  

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676898

On Washington declining another term as President...

Item #676898

November 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,, Nov. 23, 1796  On page 2 under "Senate of the State of New York" is a resolve stating that the address of George Washington declining re-election be inserted in the Journals of the Senate.

The back page has a poem: "Character of John Adams. Vice-President Of The United States.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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676897

John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #676897

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796  The front page has a biography of John Adams.

Page 2 has a message addressed to the state legislature concerning the postponement of their adjournment "...to transact the business...respecting the elections of a President and Vice-President of the United States of America..." signed in type: Samuel Adams. The back page has 21
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676896

John Adams to be President?

Item #676896

October 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 19, 1796  Page 2 has an interesting item introduced with: "Objections to electing the Vice President Adams for President" which states several of his qualities, and ends with: "...Now if such a man is fit to be President of the United States--chooses him."

The back page has a poem: "Ode to the True Songs of Liberty".

Four pag... See More  

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676895

On Washington retiring from public service... Candidates for President include Patrick Henry...

Item #676895

October 15, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 15, 1796  The front page has over a full column letter reflecting upon Washington's recent Farewell Address to the nation, retiring from public life. It begins: "The intended retirement of Gen. Washington from the Presidency of the United States is seriously affecting to the American mind. On the one hand, the unsullied purity of his character--his em... See More  

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676894

President Washington arrives at home...

Item #676894

September 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 28, 1796  Page 2 has a letter headed "France" which is signed in type: Buonaparte. Also an article headed: "La Fayette".

Other items include: "Happy Inland Discovery" being a hot spring near the Muskingum River. A brief note reports: "The President has returned to Mount Vernon."

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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676893

On the Cape Cod Lighthouse...

Item #676893

December 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, December, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Directions for Observing Cape Cod Light-House" which takes 1 1/2 pages; "Character of Louis XVI" which takes nearly 2 pages; and: "On the Equestrian Art"... See More  

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676892

On the Cape Cod Lighthouse...

Item #676892

December 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, December, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Directions for Observing Cape Cod Light-House" which takes 1 1/2 pages; "Character of Louis XVI" which takes nearly 2 pages; and: "On the Equestrian Art"... See More  

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676891

John Adams' first state-of-the-union address...

Item #676891

November 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, November, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

The most significant content is the: "PRESIDENT'S SPEECH" delivered to both houses of Congress on Nov. 23, 1797, being John Adams' first state-of-the-union address. It takes nearly 4 pages a... See More  

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676890

John Adams' first state-of-the-union address...

Item #676890

November 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, November, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

The most significant content is the: "PRESIDENT'S SPEECH" delivered to both houses of Congress on Nov. 23, 1797, being John Adams' first state-of-the-union address. It takes nearly 4 pages a... See More  

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676889

The famous frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) is launched...

Item #676889

October 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, October, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Account of the Mohawk River" which takes a full page, and: "On the Education & Studies of Women".

Among the news reports is an item from Boston noting: "O... See More  

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676888

The famous frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) is launched...

Item #676888

October 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, October, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Account of the Mohawk River" which takes a full page, and: "On the Education & Studies of Women".

Among the news reports is an item from Boston noting: "O... See More  

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676887

Uniforms of the United States Navy described... The Constellation is launched...

Item #676887

September 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, September, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Near the back is is more than a full page taken up with: "Uniform For the Navy of the United States of America" which includes quite detailed descriptions for the various ranks as seen in the photo... See More  

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676886

Foreign currency will no longer be legal tender in the United States...

Item #676886

August 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, August, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles is an interesting one: "Improvements Suggested in Female Education"which takes nearly 3 pages.

Near the back is: "A PROCLAMATION" signed in type by the President, John Ad... See More  

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676885

Foreign currency will no longer be legal tender in the United States...

Item #676885

August 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, August, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles is an interesting one: "Improvements Suggested in Female Education"which takes nearly 3 pages.

Near the back is: "A PROCLAMATION" signed in type by the President, John Ad... See More  

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676884

Uncommon title from there 1700's...

Item #676884

July 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, July, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day, some of which can be seen in the photos.

Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.

There are no plates present.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches... See More  

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676883

Still has the full page plate...

Item #676883

July 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, July, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day, some of which can be seen in the photos.

Quite rare in the this issue still contains the full page plate, which relates to the first article on the front page. Typically such plates are missing.

Certainly one of... See More  

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676882

Settling the Natchez area... Albany's North Dutch Church...

Item #676882

June 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, June, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day. Among the news reports is content concerning settlement in the Natchez vicinity. Also a report of the laying of the cornerstone of what is now known as the First Reformed Church in Albany, or the North Dutch Churc... See More  

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676881

Settling the Natchez area... Albany's North Dutch Church...

Item #676881

June 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, June, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day. Among the news reports is content concerning settlement in the Natchez vicinity. Also a report of the laying of the cornerstone of what is now known as the First Reformed Church in Albany, or the North Dutch Churc... See More  

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676880

Includes the full page plate: rarely found... Launching the frigate 'United States'...

Item #676880

May 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, May, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Perhaps the most notable content is the: "President's Speech" which takes 5 1/2 pages. This was his speech of May 15, 17907, Adams calling for the first special session of Congress to consider the wo... See More  

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676879

Adams calls a special session of Congress due to the French-American crisis... Launching the frigate 'United States'...

Item #676879

May 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, May, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Perhaps the most notable content is the: "President's Speech" which takes 5 1/2 pages. This was his speech of May 15, 17907, Adams calling for the first special session of Congress to consider the wo... See More  

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676878

Adams calls a special session of Congress due to the French-American crisis... Launching the frigate 'United States'...

Item #676878

May 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, May, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Perhaps the most notable content is the: "President's Speech" which takes 5 1/2 pages. This was his speech of May 15, 17907, Adams calling for the first special session of Congress to consider the wo... See More  

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676841

Working with the Indians...

Item #676841

April 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, April, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day. The news reports include some talk of a treaty with the Indians.

Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.

No plates are present.

Complete in 56 pag... See More  

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676840

Working with the Indians...

Item #676840

April 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, April, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day. The news reports include some talk of a treaty with the Indians.

Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.

No plates are present.

Complete in 56 pag... See More  

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676839

Working with the Indians...

Item #676839

April 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, April, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day. The news reports include some talk of a treaty with the Indians.

Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.

No plates are present.

Complete in 56 pag... See More  

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