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665554

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665554

February 11, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 11, 1797 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including three illustrated ship ads. Inside has reports from the federal Congress.

Four pages, wide n... See More  

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$48.00
665543

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665543

December 16, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 16, 1797  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Also on the ftpg. is an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The Hi... See More  

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$48.00
665505

Script signature of George Washington on the front page...

Item #665505

July 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 9, 1796 



* President George Washington



Over half of the front page is taken up with the full text from Congress of: "An ACT to Ascertain & For the Military Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This was one of very few newspapers which used script type when printing documents or... See More  

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665504

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #665504

July 06, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1796



* President George Washington



Taking half the front page & concluding on pg. 2 is the: "Act Laying Duties on Carriages for the Conveyance of Persons..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The front page begins with a detailed ad for: "Josiah Flagg, Surgeon Dentist". Flagg was the first native-born... See More  

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665495

Tennessee to become a state in the Union...

Item #665495

April 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 20, 1796 



* Tennessee statehood



An item on pg. 2 headed: "Tenesee [sic]" noting: "...relative to the territory south of the Ohio reported that that territory, now bearing the name of the State of Tenesee, was entitled to all the privileges enjoyed by the other States of the Union, and that it should be one of the sixteen states of America... See More  

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$54.00
665493

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #665493

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 



* Jay's Treaty - John

* 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
665492

George Washington, John Adams, Sam Adams, Paul Revere...

Item #665492

March 12, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 12, 1796  The top of the front page has an Act of Congress which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by: John Adams. The ftpg. also has over a column taken up with a Mass. Act signed in type by the Governor: Samuel Adams.

As if this was not sufficient, page 3 has a notice by the Masonic "Grand Lodge" with it... See More  

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665468

Laying the cornerstone of the Boston State House...

Item #665468

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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$72.00
665416

See the ornate and huge masthead...

Item #665416

September 24, 1784

THE ESSEX JOURNAL & THE MASSACHUSETTS & NEW-HAMPSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1784 



* Very rare publication w/ great masthead



This has to be one of the deepest mastheads of the era, with frilly script type in the top portion of it. A very graphic issue for display.

The content is quite typical from this era just after the Revolutionary War. There are many mends inside bot... See More  

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$122.00
665348

Objecting to a law against immorality...

Item #665348

March 16, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, March 16, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  All of page 1 & most of pg. 2 are taken up with essay #5 on: "Observations on the Present Situation & Future Prospects of This and the United States".

Inside has an interesting article concerning Virginia giving up some of its land to the district of Kentucky. Another article begi... See More  

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665347

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #665347

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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665341

An advertisement concerning the "President's Household"... Famed cabinet makers Thomas Burling...

Item #665341

May 22, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 22, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Steward for his house advertisement

* Thomas Burling, furniture & cabinet maker

* Slavery - slaves - Negroes advertisements




Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspape... See More  

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665307

George Washington writes concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #665307

November 12, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston. Nov. 12. 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has: "Indian Intelligence - Of the Creeks" which is most of a column with details on relations with them & other tribes. The report is datelined from Savannah.

Page 3 has a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington, concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, o... See More  

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665135

The United States monetary systems is up and running...

Item #665135

October 21, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 21, 1797



* President John Adams proclamation 7

* Notice of Commencement of Minting U.S. Coins




Page 2 has a very historic "Proclamation" signed in script type by the President in which he proclaims that now that the United States Mint is fully operating all foreign coins (Spanish milled dollars excepted): "...will cease to pass current as money... See More  

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665094

The President's letter to Congress...

Item #665094

April 14, 1798

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

Four pages, nice condition.

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665085

On the Alien and Sedition Acts...

Item #665085

February 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1799  Pg. 2 has lengthy resolution passed by the House of Representatives that reads in part: "...The sedition and alien acts this House conceive, contain nothing terrifying, but to the flagitious and designing....That it is the opinion of this House, that ought not to concur in the design of the resolutions of Kentucky."

Page 2 also has a repor... See More  

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665069

The Chickasaw & Creek Indians... Celebrating Washington's birthday...

Item #665069

February 27, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1795 



* 18th century Native Americans - Indians

* President George Washington's birthday




Most of page 2 is taken up with very lengthy reporting from Congress. Page 3 has a nice report from Knoxville, concerning a skirmish between the Chickasaw and Creek Indians with more as well. Page 3 also has: "The Patriot Festival"... See More  

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665033
Item #665033

January 10, 1795

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795  The ftpg. is filled with ads including one for: "A Negro Man" in jail presumed to be a runaway; and one for a lottery: "For the Improvement of the Federal City".

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.



This was the home of the nation's capital at the time while awaiting the completion of th... See More  

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664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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664956

Seeking bids for timber to build the founding frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #664956

May 09, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 9, 1794 



* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates to begin

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.




Shortly before this date the federal government passed the historic Naval Act of 1794, authorizing the building of six frigates, the founding ships of what would become the U.S. Navy.

The front page has a detai... See More  

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664817

"Report" signed in type by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #664817

January 21, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 21, 1792



* Thomas Jefferson before presidency



Beginning on the ftpg. and concluding on page 2 is a very lengthy "Report" from the Secretary of State, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. It is very difficult to find 18th century newspapers with Jefferson's signature in type.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing and a few archival mends at... See More  

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664718

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #664718

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The ftpg. has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams. A pg. 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France, with Thomas Jefferson intervening.

Four pages, good condition.

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664712

Four Acts signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #664712

July 06, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 6, 1795 



* Nice 18th century masthead



Over half of the front page is taken up with four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, archivally rejoined at the spine, various foxing throughout... See More  

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664706

18th century New York City...

Item #664706

February 18, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 18, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century American publication



The entire ftpg. is taken up with a report from the federal Congress concerning financial matters, etc. The bkpg. has two Acts of Congress.

Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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$38.00
664678

Washington leaves New York... New capital to be in Philadelphia...

Item #664678

September 06, 1790

CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 



* President George Washington

* New York to Philadelphia




On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he... See More  

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664642

Mention of Dr. Franklin... Quakers and enslaved Negroes...

Item #664642

October 09, 1783

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 9, 1783 



* Dr. Benjamin Franklin

* Slaves - Slavery - Negroes




This issue has a variety of news items concerning the end of the Revolutionary War. The front page of this issue features a report noting: "Dr. Franklin writes to a friend, that he has reason to suspect the Americans have no friends in Europe; for the same caution that now aims ... See More  

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664587

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More  

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$310.00
664582

A foreigner's opinion on America's quest for independence...

Item #664582

January 20, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 



* Great year to have (1776)

* American Independence ?




Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America".

A few bits include: "..
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664462

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #664462

May 29, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 29, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



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

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-... See More  

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$67.00
664351

John Jay...

Item #664351

August 29, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 29, 1798 



* 18th century America



Page 2 has a: "Reply" which is signed in type: John Jay. The back page has an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, various foxing throughout, otherwise good.... See More  

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664272

Decorative masthead... Runaway reward ad...

Item #664272

February 01, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia,  Feb. 1, 1783 



* Nice masthead

* Rare publication




The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...".

Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the k... See More  

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664266

Lord North resigns as Prime Minister...

Item #664266

October 03, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 3, 1782 



* Great Britain Prime Minister

* Lord Frederick North resigns

* Revolutionary War era




The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with "Interesting Conversation on the late Change of Ministers" from the Houses of Lords. This was when Lord North, bowing to the growing pro-peace sentiment in Parliament, was replace... See More  

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664227

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #664227

February 28, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 28, 1795 



* Native Americans - Indians



Page 2 has an items concerning John Adams as ambassador to The Netherlands. Page 3 has two nice articles concerning relations with Indians, one beginning: "The Western Posts, which have so long been a bone of contention between the U.S. and Great Britain and which are to be delivered up to ... See More  

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664223

George Washington signs a military act...

Item #664223

April 22, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 22, 1795 



* President George Washington

* U.S. Military act signed in script




Taking over half of the front page is: "An Act for Continuing & Regulating the Military Establishment of the United States..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$98.00
664180

Great, detailed account of the New York City fire...

Item #664180

November 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 



* Great Fire of New York (1776)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he ... See More  

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664066

Establishing the coins of the United States...

Item #664066

August 31, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Aug. 31, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  



* Early United States Congress

* Gold and Silver for coins

* General George Washington




One page has "American Intelligence" which praises the attributes of Alexandria, and another page notes: "...Our Academy flourishes: about 100 scholars, twenty of which are educated on ... See More  

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663993
Item #663993

November 02, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795



* Uncommon title



Much of page 2 has European reports, and then page 3 has news items from Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Easton, Greenfield, Presque Isle, Salem & elsewhere.

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

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$40.00
663959

Two Acts of Congress signed by George Washington...

Item #663959

March 21, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 21, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress




The front page begins with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature.

Four pages, an archival mend across the back page, a small piece from the back leaf margin, otherwise nice.... See More  

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$88.00
663933

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

Item #663933

January 19, 1798

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Jan. 19, 1798 



* Original 3 of 6 frigates of the United States Navy



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

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$57.00
663813

Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More  

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663756

Ben Franklin's donation...

Item #663756

October 25, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1788  Page 3 has an item noting: "We learn that Dr. Franklin a few days ago presented the Hon. Vice President Redick with 50 pounds as a donation to the Academy lately erected in Washington...". Other news reports from Boston, New York & Petersburg.

Four pages, very nice condition with 17 illus. ship ads on the ... See More  

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$44.00
663361

Salaries for officers of the federal government...

Item #663361

October 02, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799 



* Early United States government

* Salaries for public officials




The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries, signed in type by the President: John Adams. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of Wa... See More  

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$46.00
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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$42.00
663029

The "crisis" is getting worse...

Item #663029

October 03, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 3, 1795  The front page has news reports from London, Bermuda, Plymouth, Northampton and elsewhere. Varied news reports carry over to pages 2 & 3. A feature of page 2 is an address: "To the Speaker of the House of Rep. of the U.S." which begins: "That viewing with deep & patriotic solicitude the present awful crisis ... See More  

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662992

Much on the troubling relations between England & the colonies...

Item #662992

December 23, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania




Almost half of the front page is taken up with an address of the people Massachusetts concerning the state of our affairs with England and our relations with them. A few bits including: "We behold, with all the horror & grief national to a free people, the fa... See More  

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$470.00
662990

Monroe is the ambassador to France...

Item #662990

November 12, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794  The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$48.00
662914

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662914

June 02, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 2, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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$67.00
662861

From colonial Providence...

Item #662861

February 22, 1772

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE; AND COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 22, 1772 



* Rare Colonial Rhode Island



The handsome masthead features an intricate engraving of the Royal cost-of-arms.

Varied content within, including a report noting: "...been problematical whether tea drinking out to be encouraged among us...". A report from Williamsburg mentions creating a canal between the ... See More  

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$388.00
662854

Washington responds to criticisms of the Jay Treaty...

Item #662854

October 22, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 22, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. Jay's Treaty




Page 3 has a letter from the county of Westmoreland to the President complaining about the terms of the Jay Treaty, followed by his response in which he notes: "...my deliberate opinion that in ratifying the treaty I had consulted the true interests of my country...". It is signed in type... See More  

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$72.00
662713

Three front page script signatures by the President...

Item #662713

March 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1795 



* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script




The front page features 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, & in block type by the V.P.: John Adams.  A displayable issue as such.

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$127.00
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