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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
December 20, 1796
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More
April 16, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796
* George Washington & Samuel Adams
The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
July 29, 1789
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789
* Department of State creation
Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.
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October 31, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 31, 1798 The front page has: "Trial of Matthew Lyon for Sedition". Also on the ftpg: "More Electioneering ! " Page 3 has a report from Alexandria: "Protection to Commerce, Combined with Patriotism" concerning a ship which fired an honor salute as it passed Washington's home at Mt. Vernon, etc.&n... See More
May 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787
* Constitutional Convention begins
* George Washington elected 1st president
An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More
Item #646966THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), April, 1789
* George Washington's election victory
* Arrival in New York City for inauguration
A very significant issue, and one of a few magazines or newspapers with the text reporting the actions of Congress formally counting the votes for the first President of the United States. Near the back are several pages of the: "Proceedings of C... See More
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