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676897

John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #676897

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796 



* Textual sketch of the president



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 t
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$45.00
676749

Signed by Governor Sam Adams... Much on Washington...

Item #676749

February 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 24, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams




The front page has two Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 includes a report on the celebration of the 65th birthday of President George Washington, as well as an account from Harvard on honoring Washington.

Another pg. 2 item: "Wa... See More  

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$49.00
676388

The young U.S. Navy... The President's palace...

Item #676388

December 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1798 



* United States Navy in it's infancy



Page 2 has a chart headed: "American Navy" being a: "List of Vessels In Service" noting the number of guns of commander of each.

It begins with the "United States" "Constitution" and "Constellation" then 12 other vessels, followed by a list of ship that ... See More  

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$97.00
676387

Building & manning the U.S. Navy in 1798...

Item #676387

December 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 8, 1798



* United States Navy creation



 A notable issue in U.S. Naval history, as page 3 has an interesting advertisement headed: "Wanted, For the Frigate Building in Boston..." with the various items needed, signed by John C. Jones, Chairman.

This is believed to be for the frigate "Salem", as the back page has an ad for buying copper... See More  

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$228.00
676384

John Adams and the Bank of the United States...

Item #676384

July 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798  



* President John Adams signed act

* Bank of the United States fraud




The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.

Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Conc... See More  

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$63.00
676376

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676376

March 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 14, 1798  



* President John Adams acts of Congress

* Thomas Jefferson and Increase Sumner




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, one for defraying expenses for a treaty with Indians.

Also on the front page is a Mass. Act signed in sc... See More  

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$72.00
676372

See the pig of knowledge...

Item #676372

March 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 7, 1798 



* Learned pig - of knowledge

* William Frederick Pinchbeck




Various news of the day both from Europe and America. Page 3 is taken up with ads, one of which is for the: "Pig of Knowledge" offering an exhibition of his talents, which include: "He reads print or writing, spells, tells the time of day...distinguishes colors, how man... See More  

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674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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674685

Supporting the new Constitution...

Item #674685

May 03, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1788 



* United States Constitution support



Ftpg. item from Baltimore notes: "The election for two members to represent the town of Baltimore in the Convention to meet at Annapolis the 21st to decide on the new Constitution was closed on Thurs...".

Page 2 has more concerning the consideration of the new Constitution with reports from... See More  

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$83.00
674516

Sam Adams...

Item #674516

July 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 



* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original




The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.

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

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$43.00
673467

Washington, Adams, & Jefferson on the front page...

Item #673467

November 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1794



* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions" signed at its conclusion by: Go. Washington, as well as John Adams and Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 has a: "State Paper" signed in type by the President: Go. Wash... See More  

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673465

Nice George Washington issue...

Item #673465

July 30, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1794 



* (2) President George Washington acts



The first column of the front page includes two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, making this a nice issue for display. This title was one of only very few which printed Presidential documents with a script-type signature.

Four pages, various foxing, quite irre... See More  

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$71.00
673464

George Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #673464

November 14, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 1792



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress". This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiate... See More  

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$440.00
672413

Indian depredations... Message signed by John Hancock...

Item #672413

November 17, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1792  On the front page under "Indian Depredations" is a full column report about the depredations "South of the Ohio".

Page 2 has a report stating that work was started on the canal between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers "...on the crown level of the middle ground, between the Tulpehocken and Quintapahilla: And that the ca... See More  

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$56.00
671755

Washington script signature... Light house on Sequin Island...

Item #671755

April 25, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 25, 1795 



* President George Washington act of Congress

* Seguin Island Maine Lighthouse proposed



The top of third column on the ftpg. has: "Laws Of The United States" "Published By Authority" "Third Congress of the United States". Hereafter is the text of: "An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks...", sign... See More  

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$110.00
671298

Only ten issues published with this title...

Item #671298

November 24, 1796

THE COURIER & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, November 24, 1796 



* Very rare publication

* Short-lived newspaper




Certainly one of the less common 18th century American titles. This was the continuation of "The Federal Orrery" newspaper, changing the title to that noted with the Nov. 3, 1796 issue, and Brigham notes that the newspaper discontinued with the Dec. 8, 1796 issue.

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$143.00
671279

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Congressional act signed in script




Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed
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$88.00
671145

Very displayable... Four George Washington script signatures...

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796 



* President George Washington - John Adams

* Four Acts of Congress signed in type




The front page features not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by: Go. Washington, President of the United States. Each is also signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams.

One of the Acts is: "...for allowing compensa... See More  

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$183.00
671042

On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 



* Patriots George Read & William Patterson



Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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$48.00
670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 



* John - Jay's Treaty

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Artic... See More  

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$248.00
670155

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

Item #670155

August 13, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Aug. 13, 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 lig... See More  

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$42.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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669238

The Whiskey Rebellion... Washington's involvement...

Item #669238

November 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1794 



* Whiskey Rebellion

* General Henry Lee III




This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.

A great issue as page 2 has much on the Rebellion, including an article headed "Patriot Army" with the latest reports, one beginning: "This day the President of the United States arrived here...The resist... See More  

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$620.00
669212

The Act incorporating the Massachusetts Historical Society...

Item #669212

March 15, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 15, 1794  The front page begins with: "Act to Incorporate a Society by the name of the Massachusetts Historical Society" with the text taking half of the column. Although founded 3 years previous, this act formalizes their incorporation.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, a bit close-trimmed at the bottom of the right margins, o... See More  

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$38.00
669178

Germantown school offers its buildings as the home for Congress... Washington responds...

Item #669178

November 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 27, 1793  The front page begins with an interesting: "Address of the Trustees of a School at Germantown, to the President" in which they: "...tender the school buildings for the accommodation of  Congress, should they convene at this place...". This is followed by his kind response to them, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Page 2 has a... See More  

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$75.00
669177

Choosing a location for Congress...

Item #669177

November 23, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1793 



* United States Congress

* Choosing a site to build




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 decis... See More  

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669172

Three Washington documents...

Item #669172

November 02, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 2, 1793 



* (3) George Washington documents



Page 2 has an address of the people of Alexandria, Virginia, to the President supporting him in his Proclamation of Neutrality over the conflict between England & France. This is followed by the answer of the President, signed in type: G. Washington.

Then page 2 also has two more document, relating to Franc... See More  

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$74.00
669164

Charlotte Corday on Marat's murder...

Item #669164

October 02, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1793



* Chalotte Corday

* Jean-Paul Marat




On page 2 under: "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat, a principal revolutionary leader during the French Revolution.

It begins: "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last mo... See More  

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669145

Naval battle between the Ambuscade and the Boston...

Item #669145

August 17, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1793 



* Action of 31 July 1793

* Frigates HMS Boston vs. Embuscade

* French Revolutionary Wars




The front page has the Address presented to Citizen Genet upon his arrival at New York (he was the French Ambassador to the U.S. during the French Revolution), followed by his answer to the Republicans of New York, signed in type on page 2: Genet.

P... See More  

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$47.00
669136

A Proclamation by John Hancock...

Item #669136

July 13, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 13, 1793  The top of page 3 has: "By His Excellency John Hancock...A Proclamation" concerning the calling the General Court to convene, with details. It is signed in type: John Hancock.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$47.00
669134

Washington responds to the Baltimore Mechanical Society...

Item #669134

June 29, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1793  Page 2 has: "The Address of the Baltimore Mechanical Society to George Washington, President of the United States" with his reply, signed in type: George Washington.

Many illustrated ads including ships, musical instruments, houses, and stage coaches.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$62.00
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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$69.00
669126

Trial of Louis XVI...

Item #669126

May 22, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 22, 1793  Half of the front page is taken up with a continued report headed: "Trial of Louis XVI", continued in a future issue. He was beheaded in January.

The back page has 14 illustrated ship ads, plus a nice illustrated stagecoach ad.

Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

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$42.00
669123

Signed by Washington & Jefferson...

Item #669123

May 08, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 8, 1793 



* George Washington

* Thomas Jefferson




The top of the first column has: "An Act for the Relief of Simeon Thayer" by the U.S. Congress, signed in type by the President: Go. WASHINGTON as well by the Secretary of State: Th. Jefferson.

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

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$82.00
668479

Broadside "Extra" from Baltimore...

Item #668479

October 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE, EXTRA, Oct. 15, 1798 



* Rare broadside extra



Although there were issues of this title in Phila., Boston & Baltimore, this is from Baltimore as the other two did not exist as of this date.

This is a broadside extra, a small single sheet printed on the front only. Such broadsides were typically printed to put urgent or important news into the hands of the reader as q... See More  

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$140.00
668125

Sam Adams is elected governor...

Item #668125

May 11, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1796 



* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original




Page 2 has a very brief report: "His Excellency Samuel Adams is re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth, for the year ensuing: by a majority of about 2000 votes."



Four pages, irregular at the right margin, paper flaw to front leaf causing a blank spot on pg. 2... See More  

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$48.00
668124

Two front page George Washington script signatures...

Item #668124

March 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1796 



* President George Washington



Fully half of the front page, the two middle columns, are taken up with a lengthy treaty of peace and amity between the United States and Algeria, relating to the problems with the Algerian pirates capturing American ships.

At the top is: "Treaty with the Dey of Algiers" with the George Washington scrip... See More  

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$92.00
668121

First native-born dentist: Dr. J. Flagg...

Item #668121

February 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1796 



* 1st native American dentist

* Josiah Flagg advertisement




A ftpg. "Act" of the Mass. legislature is signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Also on the ftpg. is an ad for: "Dr. J. Flagg, Surgeon Dentist" with details. Kane lists Flagg as the first native-born America dentist.

Four pages, damp staining, discrete arc... See More  

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$43.00
668120

Sam Adams signatures in type...

Item #668120

February 17, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 17, 1796  The front page has over a full column taken up with three Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each Act signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$53.00
668119

George Washington on the front page...

Item #668119

February 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796 



* President George Washington

* re. the Jay Treaty




The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "... See More  

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$80.00
668117

Two letters signed in script by George Washington...

Item #668117

January 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington letters signed in script



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 is a letter from the French to Washington, with his reply also signed in script type: Go. Washington.

This title was one of very few which used script type for the President, which is mo... See More  

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$88.00
668116

The Edmund Randolph scandal that would cause his resignation...

Item #668116

January 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 9 1796  The front page has several crucial letters on the scandal involving Sec. of State Edmund Randolph which would result in his resignation.

Randolph had been tasked with keeping friendly relations with France. The British Navy had intercepted correspondence from the French minister, Joseph Fauchet, to his superiors and turned it over to Washington. Washi... See More  

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$97.00
668111

Washington letter on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668111

August 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has a letter from the President to the New York Chamber of Commerce concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England, signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$71.00
668108

Much talk on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668108

July 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has additional items concerning the Jay Treaty.

Four pages, small piece from the bottom margin affects one word on pages 1 & 2, otherwise nice co... See More  

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$40.00
668106

Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #668106

July 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 15, 1795  Fully half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of  the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor, Samuel Adams.

The ftpg. also has lengthy letter concerning the Jay Treaty signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

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$54.00
668105

Laying the cornerstone of the Boston State House...

Item #668105

July 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1795 



* Massachusetts State House's cornerstone laid



Page 2 contains a nice editorial headed: "The Treaty" referring to the controversial Jay Treaty, which had recently been approved by the Senate. It begins: "The ratification of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between the United States and his Britannic Majesty...must... See More  

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$70.00
668102

Two documents signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #668102

June 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 24, 1795  Page 2 has a "Proclamation--By the Governor" signed in type: Samuel Adams. This is followed by a letter to the Mass. Legislature signed: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, a few minor stains, minor loss to a lower corner.

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$46.00
668099

Creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #668099

November 02, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 2, 1791  Page 3 has a nice report on the opening of the 2nd Congress of the United States, and this is followed by a significant report headed: "National Bank" with details concerning its creation and organization, including the various men chosen as its directors, and noting that:  "Thomas Willing, Esq. is chosen President of the Bank of t... See More  

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$133.00
668097

America is prospering...

Item #668097

October 22, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 22, 1791  The front page has the "Letter From Dr. Priestley, To M. Condorcet... at Paris." Page 2 has: "The United States" which begins: "Perhaps no country ever prospered so fast as the American States have done in the short time of two years..." with more on the rapid growth & development.

The front page has an ad for: &quo... See More  

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$67.00
668094

Enshrinement of Voltaire in the Pantheon...

Item #668094

September 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to pg. 2.

Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Con... See More  

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$44.00
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