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674218

George Washington's inauguration and inaugural address... And a very rare eye-witness account...

Item #674218
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, May, 1789  Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. Great to have this text in this famous magazine published by perhaps the most renowned printer of the 18th century, Isaiah Thomas, whose private collection become the foundation of the American Antiquarian... See More  

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674217

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #674217

August 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated May 10, 1757, Feb. 1, 1763, Aug. 19, 1766, March 31, 1767, & June 18, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures abou... See More  

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674177

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #674177

June 29, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, June 29, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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674141

Ad for the Treaty of Utrecht printed on a silk handkerchief...

Item #674141

June 02, 1713

THE POST BOY, London, England, June 2, 1713  A handsome masthead which features two intricate engravings, one showing a post boy on horseback trumpeting the news.

The top of the back page has an advertisements for the printing of an abstract of the Treaty of Utrecht between Great Britain and France--printed on a silk handkerchief. A very unusual silk broadside.

Complete as a single sheet is... See More  

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674112

An easy plan to reduce the rebellious colonies...

Item #674112

June 18, 1778

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, June 18, 1778  Inside has some nice content concerning the on-going Revolutionary War.

Page 2 has a: "Protest" concerning taxing America, one bit noting: "...For taxation and representation are constitutionally inseparable, and America is not represented; of course American cannot be taxed..." and much more. Then an... See More  

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674077

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #674077

March 07, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 7, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway Slave advertisement




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 including one on the back page for a... See More  

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674076

Sinking of the Royal George... Washington's headquarters...

Item #674076

November 16, 1782

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 16, 1782  Page 2 has a detailed account of the sinking of the Royal George, a ship of the line of the Royal Navy. A first-rate with 100 guns on three decks, she was the largest warship in the world at the time of her launch in 1756. More than 800 lives were lost, making it one of the most deadly maritime disasters in British ter... See More  

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674075

On John Dickinson's famous Letters From A Farmer...

Item #674075

March 28, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, March 28, 1768  Inside has a report from Charleston which includes in part: "...Most of the French of New Orleans have left their habitations & settled on the east side of Lake Pontchartrain in West Florida, resolved since they cannot live under their own government, to put themselves under the crown of Great Britain rather than submit to be ruled... See More  

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674043

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #674043

March 23, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1797  All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of A Ne... See More  

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674042

The death of George Washington...

Item #674042

December 25, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 25 1799  Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired and scarce newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report. This is one. And with an early date, as some newspapers did not learn of Washington's death until close to, or in, January of 1800.

Page 3 has a report taking about two-thirds ... See More  

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674040

On building the new federal capital...

Item #674040

November 29, 1792

THE FEDERAL GAZETTE & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 29, 1792  The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads.

Also on the ftpg. is an ad headed: "City of Washington" concerning the early building of the future capital, beginning: "The Commissioners of the Federal Buildings will contract for the following quantity of best yellow pine flooring plan... See More  

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674039

James Madison's comments on the Constitution... Titles for the officers of government... Votes for Washington...

Item #674039

March 04, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, March 4, 1789  Over one-third of the front page is taken up with a great letter signed in type by: J. Madison, relating to the Constitution.. One paragraph begins: "The report which I have reason to believe is most injurious, charges me with being a strenuous advocate for the perfection of the Constitution as it stands, and an inflexible opponent to th... See More  

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674038

Authorizing voting for the first President...

Item #674038

September 25, 1788

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, Sept. 25, 1788  Page 2 has a notable report, being the document from Congress of Sept. 13, 1788 declaring that electors should be appointed in the ratifying states on the first Wednesday in January, 1789; that the electors vote for President on the first Wednesday in February, 1789; and that "...the first Wednesday in March next [March 4, 1789] be the ti... See More  

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674013

America after the Revolutoinary War, as it relates to England...

Item #674013

June 28, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1783  Inside has more than a full page taken up with a letter concerning the situation in America after the Revolutionary War, as it relates to the British people (see for portions).

Another article is headed: "Half Pay to the Officers of Provincial Corps" which notes near the beginning: "...a proposition for half-pay to the officers of ... See More  

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674012

America after the Revolutoinary War, as it relates to England...

Item #674012

June 28, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1783  Inside has more than a full page taken up with a letter concerning the situation in America after the Revolutionary War, as it relates to the British people (see for portions).

Another article is headed: "Half Pay to the Officers of Provincial Corps" which notes near the beginning: "...a proposition for half-pay to the officers of ... See More  

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674011

What to become of the Loyalists?

Item #674011

June 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 26, 1783  Page 2 has some reports concerning America noting in part: "...providing for the Loyalists, who had abandoned every thg for this country...informed...that Congress had not recommended the case of the Loyalists to the different States & that, frightened by the threats of the Rebels, these unfortunate people would be obliged for ever to qui... See More  

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674010

What to become of the Loyalists?

Item #674010

June 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 26, 1783  Page 2 has some reports concerning America noting in part: "...providing for the Loyalists, who had abandoned every thg for this country...informed...that Congress had not recommended the case of the Loyalists to the different States & that, frightened by the threats of the Rebels, these unfortunate people would be obliged for ever to qui... See More  

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674009

A plea to the Brsitish government for protection for the Loyalists...

Item #674009

June 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1783  Half of page 3 is taken up with a terrific & very detailed petition to the King, send through Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British forces in America, and signed by the officers of the British regiments.

They petition for assistance from the British government for: "...grants of land...in some of his Majesty's American ... See More  

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674008

A plea to the Brsitish government for protection for the Loyalists...

Item #674008

June 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1783  Half of page 3 is taken up with a terrific & very detailed petition to the King, send through Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British forces in America, and signed by the officers of the British regiments.

They petition for assistance from the British government for: "...grants of land...in some of his Majesty's American ... See More  

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674007

Loyalists are abandoned by their King...

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June 21, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1783  Page 3 has a report from the Quakers in the American colonies concerning the religious situation there.

Page 4 has over a full column with reports "From the New jersey Gazette--A Last Advice to the Tories and Refugees in New York" which begins: "Poor, unhappy, deluded, and infatuated people! Now after all  your vigorous exerti... See More  

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674006

Loyalists are abandoned by their King...

Item #674006

June 21, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1783  Page 3 has a report from the Quakers in the American colonies concerning the religious situation there.

Page 4 has over a full column with reports "From the New jersey Gazette--A Last Advice to the Tories and Refugees in New York" which begins: "Poor, unhappy, deluded, and infatuated people! Now after all  your vigorous exerti... See More  

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674005

Lengthy address on the abandonment of the Loyalists' interests...

Item #674005

June 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 17, 1783  At the top of pg. 2 is a report concerning trouble with the Indians, with details.

Over a full page is taken up with: "An Appeal to the Justice of Parliament in Behalf of the American Loyalists". This is a very lengthy & detailed piece concerning how poorly the British government has been towards the Loyalists who remain in America,... See More  

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674004

Lengthy address on the abandonment of the Loyalists' interests...

Item #674004

June 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 17, 1783  At the top of pg. 2 is a report concerning trouble with the Indians, with details.

Over a full page is taken up with: "An Appeal to the Justice of Parliament in Behalf of the American Loyalists". This is a very lengthy & detailed piece concerning how poorly the British government has been towards the Loyalists who remain in America,... See More  

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674003

Washington is notified of the signed Treaty of Peace... How the British are to leave New York...

Item #674003

June 07, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 7, 1783  Page 2 has a report from "Head Quarters, New York" noting: "In order to save such unnecessary trouble, notice is hereby given that no persons whatsoever are to be admitted into the British lines without having first previously obtained passports...Any persons...without leave...otherwise they will be subject to very disagreeable conse... See More  

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674002

Washington is notified of the signed Treaty of Peace... How the British are to leave New York...

Item #674002

June 07, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 7, 1783  Page 2 has a report from "Head Quarters, New York" noting: "In order to save such unnecessary trouble, notice is hereby given that no persons whatsoever are to be admitted into the British lines without having first previously obtained passports...Any persons...without leave...otherwise they will be subject to very disagreeable conse... See More  

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674001

Washington proposes a settlement with his soldiers... Washington gives his retirement notice ...

Item #674001

June 03, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1783  Page 2 has a report noting in part: "Between the American army and the Congress the greatest harmony exists. General Washington has presented a petition from the army, requesting that each soldier should have either a portion of land allotted him, full pay for five years, or half pay for life. So equitable a proposal was immediately concurred ... See More  

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674000

Hessians like their life in America...

Item #674000

May 31, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 31, 1783  The front page has a brief item: "The British troops will not entirely evacuate New York before the month of August..." with a bit more.

Page 5 has: "...received letters from America which say that many of the Hessians, both officers & common men, intend to continue there, as they have great encouragement from the Congress so to... See More  

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673999
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May 29, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 29, 1783  I find no American content worth noting.

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673998

Peace has come to New York...

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May 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 27, 1783  Page 6 has a letter from New York noting in part: "Peace being now restored to this country, our old inhabitants are beginning to come in and mix with us again...Those that have come to town seem well pleased & with for a speedy reconciliation wit their old friends..." plus a report of Congress authorizing the building of four ships o... See More  

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673997

Special request for Ethan Allen... Will the British leave New York?

Item #673997

May 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 24, 1783  Page 2 has a report on the difficulties in ironing out final details for the treaty of peace and the British leaving New York. Bits include: "Sir Guy Carleton has, in a very trying situation, maintained the dignity of the English name against the influence of all the concessions & perfidy in the provisional articles. Congress made a demand... See More  

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673996

Sorting out the details of peace... The Loyalists...

Item #673996

May 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1783  Page 2 has a report concerning the situation of land in the South evacuated by the British Loyalists, and also: "...that the American Congress have positively refused to release the great numbers of English prisoners...until all demands are paid for their subsistence and other contingent expences."

Another report mentions: "...infor... See More  

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673995

Sorting out the details of peace... The Loyalists...

Item #673995

May 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1783  Page 2 has a report concerning the situation of land in the South evacuated by the British Loyalists, and also: "...that the American Congress have positively refused to release the great numbers of English prisoners...until all demands are paid for their subsistence and other contingent expences."

Another report mentions: "...infor... See More  

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673994

The expenses of war...

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May 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 20, 1783  Pg. 2 has a small bit noting: "...Majesty's orders in Council for the removal of all restrictions on the American commerce & for admitting to an entry into the ports of Great Britain American ships...".

Page 3 notes: "The American army has made a remonstrance of grievances to the Supreme Council...a meeting of all the of
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673993

The expenses of war...

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May 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 20, 1783  Pg. 2 has a small bit noting: "...Majesty's orders in Council for the removal of all restrictions on the American commerce & for admitting to an entry into the ports of Great Britain American ships...".

Page 3 notes: "The American army has made a remonstrance of grievances to the Supreme Council...a meeting of all the of
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673992

News of peace received in America...

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May 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 17, 1783  Page 2 has various items concerning America including: "...the Congress of the United States of America, we hear, have refused to ratify the Provisional Treaty of Peace till after the British troops are withdrawn from New York..." and also: "...as  soon as the regular official information was received of the peace being actually... See More  

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673976

Tired of pirating... news from Charlestown...

Item #673976

November 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 22, 1766  The front page has an article with the dateline "Newport, Rhode Island, October 6" which is from "a letter from Castle Brew, at Annamaboa, on the Coast of Africa...". It talks about the pirate infested areas along the coastline, but in particular the one ship "commanded by one Hide". "...These fellows neither murder, ... See More  

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673967

News received of the ratification of the peace treaty...

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May 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 15, 1783  The back page has half a column with news from America including: "...Sir Guy Carleton received the dispatches from government containing an account of the ratification of the preliminary articles of peace...and he instantly sent Captain Renuet...containing official copies of the preliminary articles, and also of the proclamation declaring the... See More  

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673966
Item #673966

May 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 8, 1783  No content worth noting.

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673965

Waste lands for the Loyalists... Soldiers want their pay...

Item #673965

May 03, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 3, 1783  A front page item headed: "America" begins: "...we are informed that a part of the rebel army, distinguished by the appellation of the Massachusetts's line, have presented a remonstrance & petition to the demagogues who have usurped the government of that province, representing the extreme wretchedness of their situation, &... See More  

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673964

Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673964

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783  Page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, nice condition.

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673963

Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673963

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783  Pg. 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, good condition.

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673962

Celebrating General Greene & the recapture of the Southern colonies...

Item #673962

April 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 24, 1783  Close to half of the front page is: "On the American Trade" being a letter signed "a merchant" as how to make it happen after the independence of America. Another ftpg. item mentions: "That Sir Guy Carleton had issued a Proclamation inviting those American who had quitted their houses at New York to return & repossess... See More  

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673961

Celebrating General Greene & the recapture of the Southern colonies...

Item #673961

April 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 24, 1783  Close to half of the front page is: "On the American Trade" being a letter signed "a merchant" as how to make it happen after the independence of America. Another ftpg. item mentions: "That Sir Guy Carleton had issued a Proclamation inviting those American who had quitted their houses at New York to return & repossess... See More  

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673960

Ben Franklin asks to resign...

Item #673960

April 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 22, 1783  Page 3 has a brief item: "Dr. Franklin has written to Congress requesting permission to resign his public employment, 'the business being too weighty for his old shoulders'. Such was the Doctor's expression."

Page 7 is mostly taken up with: "American News" which talks of ships leaving the colonies, concerns of New Yorkers ... See More  

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673959

Beware of those who might subvert the American cause...

Item #673959

April 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 19, 1783  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "American News" which is taken up with a great document from the Senate of Virginia, warning all to be careful not to be involved with those who might secretly try to promote the motives of England: "...to defeat the malice of those who are.., or may have been suspected to act as the emissaries... See More  

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673958

Beware of those who might subvert the American cause...

Item #673958

April 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 19, 1783  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "American News" which is taken up with a great document from the Senate of Virginia, warning all to be careful not to be involved with those who might secretly try to promote the motives of England: "...to defeat the malice of those who are.., or may have been suspected to act as the emissaries... See More  

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673957

How to trade with the Americans...

Item #673957

April 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1783  Page 6 has news from the House of Commons noting in part: "...Mr. Hussey wished that the Americans might be put on the footing of the most favoured nation, but still he thought that a duty ought to be laid on American oil; he believed hat the bill would not give satisfaction to the Americans who would look upon it as a snare insidiously to e... See More  

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673956

How to trade with the Americans...

Item #673956

April 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1783  Page 6 has news from the House of Commons noting in part: "...Mr. Hussey wished that the Americans might be put on the footing of the most favoured nation, but still he thought that a duty ought to be laid on American oil; he believed hat the bill would not give satisfaction to the Americans who would look upon it as a snare insidiously to e... See More  

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673955

Congress to create a National Bank? Repaying the money owed to France... Indian troubles...

Item #673955

April 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 15, 1783  Page 3 has an item noting: "Letters from Phila. advise that several conferences had been held by the French Envoy with some...members of Congress...to...obtaining a proper settlement of the mode of payment of those sums which America is indebted to France...".

Also that: "The establishment of a grand national Bank on a plan simila... See More  

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673954

Congress to create a National Bank? Repaying the money owed to France... Indian troubles...

Item #673954

April 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 15, 1783  Page 3 has an item noting: "Letters from Phila. advise that several conferences had been held by the French Envoy with some...members of Congress...to...obtaining a proper settlement of the mode of payment of those sums which America is indebted to France...".

Also that: "The establishment of a grand national Bank on a plan simila... See More  

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