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683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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$60.00
682386

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

Item #682386

April 06, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 6, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale 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 i... See More  

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$47.00
680609

Washington appears to be re-elected for a second term...

Item #680609

January 10, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 10, 1793  Page 3 has a report headed: "Indians" concerning a letter from Virginia noting that: "...Capt. Hanly...on his march with 40 men...was attacked by the Indians in ambuscade. Himself and 12 men fell on the spot--eleven are missing--sixteen got safe in."

Also mention that: "The returns of votes from... See More  

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680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799  The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a Naval Engagement" "Fever at Philadelphia".

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680397

A letter from George Washington...

Item #680397

April 06, 1795

FRDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 6, 1795  Page 2 has a letter signed in type by: Go. Washington, President, regarding a constitutional form of government. Much other news of the day & a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, great condition.

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$65.00
680362

Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 19, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782  A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with h... See More  

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680243

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #680243

February 26, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 26, 1794



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Page 4 includes 3 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, small piece torn away along the bottom margin of pages 3-4, generally very nice.

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$30.00
680015

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #680015

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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679999

Defending the criticisms of Jews...

Item #679999
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1731



* A rare 1st edition

* Supporting criticism of the Jews

* Early report from Boston




This is just the third issue of this extremely successful magazine. Several editions of the first several issues were printed in the early 1730's, and are typically identified as such (2nd edition, 3rd edition, etc.) at the bottom of the title page. This ... See More  

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679166

The "white" negro boy... To John Hancock on the Stamp Act... Map of Bridgetown in Barbadoes...

Item #679166
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766 



* re. Stamp Act repealed

* John Hancock letter

* Bridgetown, Barbadoes map




One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter take... See More  

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679116

Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...

Item #679116

June 06, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More  

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679025

Washington authorizes copper for the mint... To run for a 3rd term?

Item #679025

June 18, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796  The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington.

The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act Respecting The Mint" detailing the ways & means of procuring copper for the minting of cents a... See More  

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679019

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #679019

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796  The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.

Four pages, some foxing, minor chipping to a portion of the right margin causing no front page... See More  

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678713

Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #678713

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 



* Patrick Henry's death 

* 18th century original 




On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a &... See More  

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678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail.

This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom r... See More  

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677978

Map of South Pole plus much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #677978
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776  This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content.

Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed Vessels" which takes 3 pages.

Also reported here is a: "D
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677945

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677945
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12 1/2  by 14 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition wi
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677709

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677709
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition wi
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677119

Why the President needs a title...

Item #677119

November 21, 1798

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1798  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.

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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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676979

Key figure in the Whiskey Rebellion is captured... John Jay resigns...

Item #676979

July 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 11, 1795  Page 2 has a report from Pittsburgh concerning the apprehension of David Bradford at New Orleans, being brought back to Pa. for his involvement in the Whiskey Rebellion.

This is followed by a report that: "...Mr. Jay has resigned the office of Chief Justice of the United States..." with a bit more.

The back page has a lengthy notice for: ... See More  

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676972

Paul Revere, Masonic Grand Master... Frigate Constitution to be launched...

Item #676972

September 09, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept.  9, 1797 



* Masonic - Freemasonry - Masons

* USS Constitution to be launched




The top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, including an engraving of the Masonic seal, with the notice signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master".

Page 2 has a brief yet notable item datelined "Navy Yard, Boston" ... See More  

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676971

Honor bestowed upon President John Adams...

Item #676971

August 30, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 30, 1797  Page 2 has a "Tribute of Respect" from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences written: "To John Adams, L.L.D., President of the United States of America" concerning an honor given to him. This is followed boy: "The President's Answer", signed in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank ... See More  

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676958

Early Boston newspaper...

Item #676958

February 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 8, 1797 



* 18th century American original



Perhaps the most successful newspaper in America after the Revolutionary War with various news and ads of the day.

The entire front page is taken up with: "Documents" accompanying the message of the President, being a letter to Mr. Pinckney, America's ambassador to France.

Four pages, minor lo... See More  

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676916

Washington responds to the Society of Cincinnati...

Item #676916

March 04, 1797

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

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

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676904

On Washington retiring from public office...

Item #676904

January 14, 1797

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

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

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676498

Philadelphia described... Discussion on the Jew Bill...

Item #676498
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and Answers". There are 13 "Objections", each with an answ... See More  

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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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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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676372

See the pig of knowledge...

Item #676372

March 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 7, 1798  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 many persons there are present..." and more. Admission is 25 cent... See More  

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676173

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #676173

June 26, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 13 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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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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674559

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674559
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674528

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674528

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674527

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674527

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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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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674487

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674487
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674485

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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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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673181

Oglethorpe in Savannah... Converting Jews... Health in Boston...

Item #673181
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736  An interesting article has: "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews", with more.

Much content on the American colonies including: "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies". Under the "Historical Chro... See More  

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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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672361

British evacuate New York City...

Item #672361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783 



* Loyalists escaping New York



Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence... See More  

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672332

Nice George Washington issue...

Item #672332

May 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress




The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the president: George Washington. One of the Acts is for trading with the Indians. The ftpg. also has a detailed ad: "30 Dollars Reward" for deserters from the military.

Four pages, various scatter... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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