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674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 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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671755

Washington script signature... Light house on Sequin Island...

Item #671755

April 25, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 25, 1795  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...", signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Page 3 has a lengthy document headed: "Treasury Depart... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

December 27, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.

It reads in part: "...A c... See More  

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671284

A spy is hanged... Naval events... George Washington...

Item #671284

January 24, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General George Washington & more




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... See More  

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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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671257

Washington signs an Act of Congress, and departs New York for the last time...

Item #671257

September 09, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 9, 1790 



* President George Washington



The back page has a column taken up with: "Congress of the United States - An Act for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers & Seamen Lately in the Service of the United States..." which is signed in italic type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and T... See More  

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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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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




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 surpris... See More  

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$485.00
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
670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796  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 Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation&q... See More  

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$248.00
670666

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #670666

February 08, 1780

THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, lad... See More  

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$42.00
669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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669374

Funeral ceremonies for George Washington...

Item #669374

January 13, 1800

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 13, 1800  All four pages have wide, black mourning rules for the death of George Washington.

Nearly half of page 3 was taken up with content relating to the funeral of Washington, beginning with a great graphic of a funeral urn headed: "Sacred To The Memory of WASHINGTON". The text begins: "On Thursday last, the tr... See More  

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669257

First Jew appointed to a federal post...

Item #669257

June 11, 1801

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801  It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.

It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More  

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$1,235.00
669091

Compliments to George Washington...

Item #669091

February 08, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 8, 1797 



* President George Washington

* South Carolina recognition




Pages 2 & 3 contains a statement of gratitude from the legislature of South Carolina to the merits of George Washington.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing and a bit close-trimmed at some margins, minor fold wear.... See More  

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669087

Letter to Washington... Presidential election results...

Item #669087

January 04, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 4, 1797  Page 3 has a nice letter from the Virginia Assembly to the recently-retired President, George Washington, and mentioning his having declined a third term of office.

Page 3 also has a report headed "Federal Election" which has a state by state chart on the election results, showing Adams winning over Jefferson & ... See More  

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669085

Washington responds to the Senate's address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address

* Senate's response




Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed  by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in typ... See More  

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668932

Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 30, 1798  Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Gen. Washington Commands!! Hark! the Drum Be... See More  

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668908

Washington nominated to be Commander-in-Chief...

Item #668908

July 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Commander-in-Chief again ?




Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.

The
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668778

Acknowledging Washington's 65th birthday...

Item #668778

February 24, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* President George Washington's birthday




A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 2 has 3 articles celebrating the 65th birthday of President George Washington, one headed: "The Anniversary of the Bi... See More  

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668765

Franklin's gift to Washington...

Item #668765

January 08, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has a report above the name "Franklin" noting: "My fine crab-tree walking stock with a gold head, curiously wrought, in the form of the Cap of Liberty I give to my friend and the friend of Mankind, G... See More  

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668662

Rare print of a manned, Hawaiian canoe... Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War...

Item #668662
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it.

The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: "Memoirs... See More  

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668632

Washington suspends building codes... Napoleon Buonaparte...

Item #668632

July 09, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 9, 1796 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has an interesting document headed: "By the President of the United States" concerning the suspension of two building codes in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to spur development, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Pages 2 and 4 contain six letters each signed in type: Buonaparte ... See More  

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668608

George Washington on Ohio statehood...

Item #668608

April 13, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 13, 1796 



* President George Washington

* re. Ohio statehood ?




The back page has a message to Congress from the President concerning Ohio's work towards statehood. Signed in type: Go. Washington.

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

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668606

Washington defends his Jay Treaty...

Item #668606

April 02, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 2, 1796 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 3 has over a column taken up with a letter from the President to the House of Representatives concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington & dated March 30.

Included as well is the slightly smaller "Herald Extra" o... See More  

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668599

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #668599

February 17, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 17, 1796  Half of the front page is taken up with the complete text of "An Act" of Congress for making appropriations for the support of the government for 1796, signed in type at its conclusion: Go. Washington, President of the United Sates, & John Adams as V.ice President. Inside has much on politics.

Four pages, very nice... See More  

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668478

Washington gives thanks for the best wishes in his retirement...

Item #668478

February 18, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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668341

George Washington and John Adams...

Item #668341

December 06, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 6, 1794 



* President George Washington

* V. P. John Adams

* State of the Union Address




Beginning on the front page is the address of the Vice President to the President in response to Washington's recent state-of-the-union address, carrying over to page 2 where it is signed in type: John Adams. This is followed by the President's reply signed i... See More  

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668251

Washington, Adams, Jefferson... Louis XVI is beheaded...

Item #668251

March 23, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1793 



* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




Over half of the front pages is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each one signed in block type by the President, Vice President, & Secretary of State: Go. Washington, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 begins with: "Interesting Intelligence" on the beheading of Louis XV... See More  

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668177

Toasting the President's birthday... Reports from the West...

Item #668177

March 02, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 2, 1795  Page 2 has one-third of a column taken up with reports on the celebration of President Washington's birthday, including a list of 15 toasts to him.

Also on page 2 are reports from Fort Washington concerning Indians, and then reports from: "The Western Posts" on situations at Oswego, Niagara, Detroit, and Michilimackinac.

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668128

Washington letter to Congress...

Item #668128

June 04, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 4, 1796 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has: "A message...received from the President of the United States..." to Congress, beginning: "The measures now in operation for taking possession of the posts of Detroit and Machilimachinac..." with more, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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668126

Huge list of pensioners, signed in script type by President Washington...

Item #668126

May 14, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 



* Act of Congress re. pensioners

* Retired military men

* President George Washington




Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It complet... See More  

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668124

Two front page George Washington script signatures...

Item #668124

March 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1796  Fully half of the front page, the two middle columns, are taken up with a lengthy treaty of peace and amity between the United States and Algeria, relating to the problems with the Algerian pirates capturing American ships.

At the top is: "Treaty with the Dey of Algiers" with the George Washington script signature, and at its conclusion i... See More  

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668117

Two letters signed in script by George Washington...

Item #668117

January 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796  Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 is a letter from the French to Washington, with his reply also signed in script type: Go. Washington.

This title was one of very few which used script type for the President, which is more decorative. Also a front page letter signed in type: John ... See More  

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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666940

Over 5 pages of reporting on the Revolutionary War...

Item #666940

April 01, 1780

THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Inside has over 5 pages taken up with a detailed account of the Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America".

Continuing from the previous issue, this report begins: "Notwithstanding general Gate's behavi... See More  

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666897

Justifying the treatment of prisoners...

Item #666897

June 12, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 12, 1777  Page 2 has a: "...Letter from Lewistown to the Congress at Philadelphia" which tells of a naval encounter between the Roebuck and the Morris in Philadelphia bay, which includes: "...and blew the ship up & I am sorry to tell you that so brave a man has fell in the attempt. The scene was horrid to behold. The cargo is in part blow... See More  

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666896

Revolutionary War in New Jersey...

Item #666896

June 10, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777 



* Great weath of reports on the Revolutionary War

* Orders from General George Washington




Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, sur... See More  

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666806

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666806

November 12, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 12, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Four ... See More  

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666804

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666804

November 05, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 5, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimatel... See More  

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666802

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666802

October 26, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 26, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Four pages... See More  

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666801

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666801

October 15, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 15, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ulti... See More  

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666319

Four front page script signatures of George Washington...

Item #666319

May 05, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 5, 1792



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are four "Acts" each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Each act is also signed in type: Jonathan Trumbull, John Adams & TH: Jefferson.

One of the acts was for erecting "...a Light-House on Montauk Point ... See More  

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666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775  This newspaper was published by 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.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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665952

Washington Proclamation on coinage...

Item #665952

February 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796  



* President George Washington

* Proclamation signed in script

* U.S. coinage - copper cent




At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. It is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washing... See More  

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$158.00
665868

George Washington and Sam Adams...

Item #665868

June 09, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1794 



* George Washington & Samuel Adams



Pages 2 & 3 contains  very lengthy letter from the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph, concerning the troubling relationship with France, which is introduced the President, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Page 3 has a letter from the governor of Mass. sig... See More  

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665753

Ratification of the Jay Treaty...

Item #665753

March 03, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, March 3, 1796 



* George Washington

* Jay Treaty ratification




Page 3 has the document on the controversial Jay Treaty headed: "Ratification of the United States" reading in part: "Now, therefore, I George Washington....declare...a treaty...between the United States...and his Britannic Majesty...by the consent of the President...with the ad... See More  

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$110.00
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
665524

George Washington, John Adams, Sam Adams...

Item #665524

December 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 21, 1796 



* President George Washington



The front page has four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has a lengthy address to the President being the Senate's response to the state-of-the-union address, signed: John Adams. This is then followed by: "The Following is the Reply of the Pre... See More  

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$54.00
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