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678535

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #678535

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795  Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 45 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post of town treasurer for Boston, a friend writes a piece for this Boston newspaper in support of him, and includes a ... See More  

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678527

Wonderful content on the American cause...

Item #678527

July 13, 1775

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 6-13, 1775  The entire front page is consumed with: "Lord Camden's Speech Against Committing the Fish Bill". It is an interesting speech, he being much against it, a few bits including: "...which I fear leads to he greatest evils...because I think it a measure cruel, impracticable and unnecessary...T... See More  

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678525

American broadside with the King's announcement that America is free & independent...

Item #678525

February 24, 1783

American broadside proclaiming the King's announcement that America is independent.



This is an exceedingly historic broadside (printed on one side only) "Printed by John Carter" as noted at the bottom, who was the publisher of the 'Providence Gazette & Country Journal', in which the King of England formally recognizes the independence of the American colonies.
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678228

1793 runaway slaves ad...

Item #678228

February 22, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1793 



* Runaway slaves - Negroes ad



News of the day with many interesting advertisements including a page 3 ad for a few runaway slaves. (see)

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$39.00
678157

18th century publication....

Item #678157

June 17, 1798

THE OBSERVER, London, June 17, 1798  A fine, folio size newspaper with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well. 

Complete in four pages, never-trimmed margins with a lighly inked. full red-inked tax stamp on page tw... See More  

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$22.00
678085

1929 Detroit Study nightclub fire...

Item #678085

September 21, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 21, 1929



* The Study club fire

* Detroit, Michigan disaster

* Illegal prohibition era nightclub




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "18 DIE, 47 INJURED IN FIRE AND PANIC IN DETROIT CABARET" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the prohibition era Detroit, Michigan nightclub fire disaster shortly before the great stock market... See More  

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$42.00
678009

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #678009
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice, clean condition (see). There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see for portions).

There is also another artic... See More  

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$168.00
677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




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

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

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$58.00
677898

The effects of opium...

Item #677898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763 



* Effects of opium in the 18th century



Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp... See More  

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$57.00
677781

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #677781

January 10, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 10, 1679



* From the 17th century

* Rare variant publication




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Courant: Or, The Jesuits Memoirs".

Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$62.00
677726

1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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$32.00
677514

Paul Revere letter to Washington, and his response... Frigate United States is launched...

Item #677514

May 17, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 17, 1797  The front page has a terrific account of the launching of the frigate United States from the Navy Yard at Philadelphia. The account is by the builder of the frigate & signed by him in type: Joshua Humphreys.

Page 2 has a terrific item as well being a letter from the Masonic Lodge in Boston to "George Washington" ack... See More  

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677462

Terrific map of Eastern Canada...

Item #677462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 



* Great Eastern Canada map

* Jacobite Rebellion




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great ... See More  

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$335.00
677413

The death of Major John Mills...

Item #677413

August 10, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York,Aug. 10, 1796  Page 2 has a report from Fort Washington of the death of Major John Mills, who during the Revolution fought at the siege of Boston, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth and the Northwest Indian War. 

Much reporting on the Napoleonic War in Europe.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677368

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677368
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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677367

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677367
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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677366

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677366
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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677365

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677365
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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677364

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677364
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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677363

Delaware & Pennsylvania ratify the Constitution...

Item #677363
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787  The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston".

Near the back of the issue is "Intelligence" which has the latest news reports of the day, including an historic one noting: "The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover on Monday the third...and a House being formed, they elected Jam... See More  

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677355

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

Item #677355

September 14, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 14, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Illustrated advertisements




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, ne... See More  

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$50.00
677282

Ben Franklin, John Dickinson... A slavery article by a slave...

Item #677282
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), Nov., 1788  Eighteenth century American magazines are quite rare, & this was one of the more successful titles from the period.

Included is a lengthy article: "A Series of Letters on Education. Ascribed to the Rev. John Witherspoon, President of Princeton College" which is a continued piece, taking 4 1/2 pgs. Also: "Letter from Lord How... See More  

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677256

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #677256
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), October, 1786  The first article is: "Some Observations on the Structure of the Surface of the Earth in Pennsylvania and the Adjoining Countries..." which takes nearly 5 pages. Also within is the continued: "Sketch of the Life of the Late Nathaniel Greene, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America" which takes nearl... See More  

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677255

Trouble with the Indians... Agricultural plate...

Item #677255
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), October, 1786  The first article is: "Some Observations on the Structure of the Surface of the Earth in Pennsylvania and the Adjoining Countries..." which takes nearly 5 pages. Also within is the continued: "Sketch of the Life of the Late Nathaniel Greene, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America" which takes nearl... See More  

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677254

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #677254
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), October, 1786  The first article is: "Some Observations on the Structure of the Surface of the Earth in Pennsylvania and the Adjoining Countries..." which takes nearly 5 pages. Also within is the continued: "Sketch of the Life of the Late Nathaniel Greene, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America" which takes nearl... See More  

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677253

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #677253
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), October, 1786  The first article is: "Some Observations on the Structure of the Surface of the Earth in Pennsylvania and the Adjoining Countries..." which takes nearly 5 pages. Also within is the continued: "Sketch of the Life of the Late Nathaniel Greene, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America" which takes nearl... See More  

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677120

Great issue from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677120

June 18, 1778

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 18, 1778  The masthead features a terrific engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere (for colonial currency) showing a patriot with a sword in one hand and a scroll marked "Independence" in the other, above which is a scroll: "Appeal To Heaven".

Page 2 has much reporting from Parliament including some d... See More  

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677119

Why the President needs a title...

Item #677119

November 21, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1789  The front page has an interesting item stating the reason for needing a formal title for the President of the United States so as not to be confused with presidents of other institutions.

Page 3 has a report concerning the arrival of the President in New York with comments on the conclusion of his trip through the eastern states.

Four pages... See More  

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677115

Very first issue of the colonial newspaper despised by the British...

Item #677115

January 26, 1767

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1767  This is the very first issue published, the volume 1, number 1 issue.

This title gained some fame as a primary means in voicing the anti-British sentiment that was rapidly spreading throughout the colonies prior to the American Revolution. It achieved much notoriety when Goddard printed an article voicing his... See More  

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677114

Early balloon ascension... Don't drink cold water...

Item #677114

June 30, 1784

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, June 30, 1784  See the photo for the great masthead.  This engraving was short-lived in this title, as was this smaller size measuring just 8 by 10 1/2 inches. This is just the 29th issue of this extremely successful newspaper.

Page 3 has a great article headed: "American Balloon!!!" which begins: "An Aerostatic Balloon, whose seat powe... See More  

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677105

The federal "edifice" is complete...

Item #677105

December 26, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Dec. 26, 1789  A page 3 report from Boston dated December 16 concerns the ratification of the Constitution by all of the states, except Rhode Island. The report reads in full: "The Twelve States of America, convened in Federal Convention, which proposed the Constitution, have now all adopted, ratified and confirmed it. The Edifice may now be declar... See More  

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677100

Closing moments of the Revolutionary War... Paul Revere engraving...

Item #677100

October 18, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 18, 1781  Page 2 has a report which includes: "...we learn that the allied army had commenced operations against Lord Cornwallis, who was at that time closely penned up in York Town, which, it appears, he has rendered very strong by numerous fortifications...Sir Henry Clinton remains quiet in New York notwithstanding the ... See More  

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677086

Inaugural address of John Adams...

Item #677086

March 16, 1797

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE: AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 16, 1797  Page 2 has a report from "Philadelphia" that describes the scene in the House of Representatives prior to the inaugural address of John Adams.

Hereafter under "Speech" is the inaugural address of John Adams, plus the text of the oath of office spoken by Adams and a few more details about the ... See More  

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677065

Washington's entry into New York City for his inauguration...

Item #677065

April 30, 1789

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 30, 1789  The front page has reports from the earliest days of the new federal congress.

Page 2 has a fine report of Washington's triumphant entry into New York City for his inauguration [inaugurated on the date of this issue], dated at New York and beginning: "Yesterday at 2 o'clock, arrived in this city his Excell... See More  

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677042

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #677042

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795  Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, good condition.

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677041

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677041

September 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, loose at the spine, various chipping at the m... See More  

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677040

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677040

September 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 5, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, various chipping at the margin.... See More  

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677039

Celebrate July 2 or July 4? Jay Treaty is ratified...

Item #677039

July 01, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 1, 1795  The front page has the notable letter signed by: John Adams, datelined Phila., July 3d, 1776, in which he notes: "Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America...A resolution was passed...that these United Colonies are and of right out to be, free and independent states..." with more.

It is prefaced with a no... See More  

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677038

Creating the town of Castine...

Item #677038

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Keep ... See More  

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677037

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

Item #677037

February 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 24, 1796  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: "Washington Street" mentions: "The citizens of... See More  

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677021

Sam Adams, and the first native-born dentist: Dr. J. Flagg...

Item #677021

February 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1796  A front page "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's "Famous First Facts" lists Flagg as the first native-born American dentist.

Four pages, damp staining, discrete archival mend at the inter... See More  

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677020

Sam Adams signatures in type...

Item #677020

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, very nice condition.

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677010

To free people of color... Wm. Cushing appointed Chief Justice...

Item #677010

February 06, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1796  Taking most of a front page column & concluding on page 2 is a letter from the President of a contentiounof abolition societies: "To the Free Africans and Other Free People of Color in the United States". It begins in part: "...They wish to see you act worthy of he rank you have acquired as freemen, and thereby to do credit to yours... See More  

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677009

Sam Adams as governor... Death of a Declaration signer...

Item #677009

January 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 20, 1796  Much of page 2 is taken up with the "state of the state" address delivered by the governor of Massachusetts & signed by him in type: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a notice: "DIED--At his seat in Norwich, Jan. 8. His Excellency Samuel Huntington, Esq., 64..." with content on the funeral ceremonies. Huntington was one of the signers... See More  

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677007

Sam Adams as governor of Massachusetts...

Item #677007

January 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 30, 1796  The top of the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by the Governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 has: "The Western Army" concerning general Williamson and his actions at the western posts near Detroit, Lake Champlain, Oswego, Niagara, and elsewhere.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677004

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #677004

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795  Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 45 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post of town treasurer for Boston, a friend writes a piece for this Boston newspaper in support of him, and includes a ... See More  

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677002

Describing George Washington... Supporting Paul Revere...

Item #677002

December 02, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 2, 1795  The front page has an interesting "portraiture" of the President, George Washington, which describes his temperament, etc. It begins: "With cool feelings and unambitious talents, he excited universal popularity and attained brilliant glory...".

Page 2 has a note of support for Paul Revere: "As a man well calculated to supply ... See More  

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677001

Washington to resign? Fake news?

Item #677001

November 25, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 25, 1795  Page 3 has a small but very interesting report: "The Baltimore account of the intention of the President to resign his I'm;ortant office in March next, we venture to pronounce is another she fabrication. The Representatives of the People are the only persons to whom he would communicate such a determination, if he had made it."

Four pa... See More  

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677000

Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #677000

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty.

One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", signed in type: Go. Washington

The ftpg. also has: ... See More  

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676999

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #676999

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795  Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.

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