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670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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$7,350.00
669027

On building the first frigates for the United States Navy...

Item #669027

July 24, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1794



* re. United States Navy creation

* Construction of the frigates begins

* USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S.




A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "... See More  

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$72.00
668891

United States buys West Point...

Item #668891

July 10, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 10, 1790 



* West Point, New York purchased by United States

* George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson




On page 2 under an engraving of a heraldic eagle are "Laws Published By Authority by the Congress of the United States". There are two laws listed, the second being: "AN ACT to authorize the purchase of a tract of Land... See More  

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$155.00
668890

Buying the land at West Point for the Military Academy... Deciding on the seat of government...

Item #668890

June 30, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790 



* West Point Military Academy land bought

* Seat of Government decision




Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time.
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$137.00
668889

Tremendous wealth of Constitution-related content...

Item #668889

February 20, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1788  The entire ftpg., all of page 2, and a column of page 3 are taken up with some terrific discussion on ratifying the Constitution by the state of Massachusetts, dates of Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.

There is discussion as to whether it should be required that: "...the rulers ought to believe in God or Christ...and that a person cold not be a good... See More  

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$178.00
668756

Maryland needs to ratify the Constitution...

Item #668756

April 15, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 15, 1788  Page 3 has a report from Providence that Rhode Island is making some steps towards considering the new Constitution. A report from Baltimore notes the votes for two members to represent the city in the convention at Annapolis to: "...decide on the New Constitution...they were decidedly of opinion that the ratificat... See More  

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$68.00
668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* NY and NH ratification ?




Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin w... See More  

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667837

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #667837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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665935

Constitution's keel is laid...

Item #665935

May 20, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 20, 1795 



* USS Constitution construction begins

* Laying of the keel - United States Navy




A page 3 report under "Federal Frigate" reports the beginning of work on this famous addition to the U.S. Navy, stating in part: "...the keel of the United States frigate...was finished laying. It is 156 feet in length, and from the elegance of the w... See More  

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$133.00
665682

John Adams, George Washington... Warships headed to the West Indies...

Item #665682

December 22, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 22, 1798 



* John Adams, George Washington...

* Warships headed to the West Indies...




Page 2 contains an address to the President from the Senate for actions concerning the troubling relationship with France, with the President's "Reply" signed in type: John Adams. Also a letter to the Prescient concerning the General Bankruptcy Bill, with ... See More  

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$52.00
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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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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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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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
662675

Details on the British military in America...

Item #662675

May 25, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 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.

The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution... See More  

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$577.00
659060

The Department of State is created...

Item #659060

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789   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.

Holding true to this statement,... See More  

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$655.00
659024

Senate congratulates Washington on his election... Washington's letter to the Lutherans...

Item #659024

May 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, May 20, 1789  On pg. 2 under "Proceedings of Congress" are the proceedings the House of Representative from the first session of the first Congress under the Constitution. This Congressional coverage carries over to page 3 where there is interesting discussion from May 19 concerning the various Cabinet posts, including: "...the first obje... See More  

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$930.00
658811

From just before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658811

February 28, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The front page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial... See More  

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658805

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658805

February 20, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the ... See More  

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658804

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658804

February 18, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day.

The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the ... See More  

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$36.00
658803

An honored gift for George Washington...

Item #658803

February 16, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1786 



* United States Constitution not yet created



An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Page 2 has an item from Virginia: "An ACT to Amend the Act entitled, 'An Act for Vesting in George Washington, ... See More  

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658796

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658796

January 28, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial p... See More  

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$38.00
658795

From the year before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #658795

January 27, 1786

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1786  An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.

Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial p... See More  

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657753

Washington at Morristown... Action in the South...

Item #657753
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780  The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.

Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure fr... See More  

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656437

Mention of the Suffolk Resolves...

Virginia Governor Dunmore warns against illegal meetings...

Item #656437

March 31, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 



* Extremely rare publication

* Pre Revolutionary War




This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content.

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656044

Concerning aliens in government...

Item #656044

January 16, 1799

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 16, 1799 



* re. Aliens omitted for the presidency - Congress

* United States Constitution in the Carolinas




Page 3 has an interesting item that reports: "The Legislatures of North Carolina and South Carolina...have both rejected the amendment proposed by the Legislature of this State, to the Constitution of the United States, fo
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655249

George Washington is elected President...

Item #655249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 



* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.

* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)




Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More  

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652834

North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...

Item #652834
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789 



* United States Constitution

* North Carolina ratification

* Albany, New York




The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travel... See More  

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652813

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #652813
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 



* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay




Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

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  

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$3,675.00
652521

Uncommon title...

Item #652521

October 03, 1795

COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Oct. 3, 1795



* Rare 18th century American title



Certainly one of the less common American 18th century newspapers. The entire front page is taken up with a continued portion of: "New French Constitution - Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic" with much of the inside pages being items from Europe as well. Most of the back page is taken up... See More  

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$86.00
652415

Death of Nathaniel Gorham... George Washington script signatures...

Item #652415

June 15, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796 



* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script

* Nathaniel Gorham death




Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts.

The front page has three Acts of the United Sta... See More  

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652343

Creating the state of Kentucky... Constitution of Georgia...

Item #652343
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1789 



* State of Georgia constitution

* Creating the State of Kentucky




Among the articles are: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania" which takes 7 1/2 pages. Also a full page chart of the: "Moral and Physical Thermometer".

Near the back is "The Chronicle" with the latest news o... See More  

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651129

Debate on the Maryland Constitution...

Item #651129
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1763  Over two pages within are taken up with: "Queries Relative to the Constitution of Maryland" which raises such questions as: "Does not the legislature of Maryland consist of three branches...?...Who composes the Upper House?...Does not the council consist of 12 members when complete?...Who sits as judges in the superior court... See More  

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650335

Settlement on the Mississippi...

Item #650335
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  February, 1772  This issue contains a lengthy article titled: "Sketch for a Settlement on the Mississippi" (see for portions). A plate is called for however it is lacking.

This issue also includes a full page plate titled: "Hudson Bay Ptarmigan..." which shows two views of this bird (see images). There is also a related art... See More  

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649963

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #649963

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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648499

Create three republics, not one...

Item #648499

April 16, 1787

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787  Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More  

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$88.00
647069

France to slip back to a monarchy?

Item #647069

August 24, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with the conclusion of: "Vindication of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain" which was the controversial Jay Treaty. Pg. 2 has: "New French Constitution" which is to be made up of 3 branches, but also noting: "...chief defect in this new constitution proposed for France s... See More  

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645300

George Washington is commander-in-chief...

Item #645300

August 05, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1775  



* George Washington becomes commander-in-chief

* Continental Army - American Revolutionary War




Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter dated Philadelphia, June 20" which notes that Congress intends to make two proposals: "First, that they will submit to an absolute restriction of their trade for the benefit of Great Britain upon... See More  

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$167.00
643200

News from America...

Item #643200
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1786  One of the articles is: "Circumstances Relative to the Discovery of Henry I's Bones". A wide range of other articles as well.

Near the back is "American Intelligence" which includes: "An act was passed on the 11th of March...authorising the delegates of the province of South Carolina...to subscribe & ratify an ... See More  

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642290

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island... Map of Dominica...

Item #642290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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$110.00
640629

Print of counterfeit coins... Oliver Cromwell...

Item #640629
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1741



* Engraving of counterfeit coins

* Much on Oliver Cromwell



Near the back is an article on counterfeit coins, including two engravings of a shilling and a guinea (see). Among other articles are: "A Slight Worse than an Injury" "Influence of Cromwell's Hypocrisy" "Bad Tendency of Modern Good Breeding&qu
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640466

A voyage around the world...

Item #640466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1769  The first five pages of this issue are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Voyage of the Swallow Sloop Round the World" which includes much descriptive text (see for beginning). a note on a pamphlet titled: "The true constitutional Means for Putting an end to the disputes between Great Britain & the American Colonies"... See More  

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640371

Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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$31,250.00
640064

News from the French & Indian War... American Indian drawings...

Item #640064
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1756  Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is: "American News" which has a letter from Albany, & among other reports mentions that: "...Col. Broadstreet, with about 300 boatmen, were attacked by about 400 Canadians...Col. Broadstreet behaved gallantly and kept possession of a small island..." and a report
... See More  

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$110.00
639730

British and Americans preparing for war...

Item #639730
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1775  The first article is a continued debate: "...respecting the Situation of Affairs in America" with discussion of the potential consequences of action, This report takes over 5 pages. Included is: "...If a universal resistance to the civil government of America...if denying a free & reciprocal interchange of British ... See More  

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$69.00
639486

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 



* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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$12,500.00
639030

John Adams.... Death on the frigate Constitution...

Item #639030

October 13, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 13, 1798  The front page has a letter from Maine: "To the President of the United States" concerning foreign encroachments on our land, which is followed by the: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has a report of a  death: "At Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. William Read, 28 surgeon of the United States frigate Constitution, and a... See More  

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$48.00
638250

Counting the slaves... The infant Navy...

Item #638250

August 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15 and 28, 1798  A notable pair of issues. The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2  of the Aug. 15 issue are taken up with: "An Act to provide for the Valuation of Lands & dwelling houses & the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States". It concludes by taking up most of the ftpg. of the Aug. 18 issue where it is signed in script... See More  

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$96.00
636768

Signing of Georgia's Constitution...

Item #636768

July 18, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 18, 1798  Over half of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with reports from the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress". Page 2 has a report that the constitution for Georgia has been: "...fairly engrossed on parchment, the President & members of the convention signed the same...the great seal affixe... See More  

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$42.00
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