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674218

George Washington's inauguration and inaugural address... And a very rare eye-witness account...

Item #674218
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, May, 1789  Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. Great to have this text in this famous magazine published by perhaps the most renowned printer of the 18th century, Isaiah Thomas, whose private collection become the foundation of the American Antiquarian... See More  

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$4,675.00
672737

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #672737

August 10, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 10, 1802 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James T. Callender




Page 3 has content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender under the heading: "Jefferson & Callender", this being essay #6 of a series.



Historical Background: Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger, due to the content of some of his reporting, ... See More  

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$55.00
672725

John Adams, and the memory of George Washington...

Item #672725

February 19, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 19, 1800 



* re. George Washington's death

* President John Adams




The front page has an introductory note from the President signed: John Adams. Page 2 has a report concerning a memorial to George Washington who died two months earlier.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, never trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$38.00
672724

John Adams & Congress on the new home of the national government...

Item #672724

December 10, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1800  The front page has: "The President's Reply" to Congress which mentions the new city for the nation's capital: "...Here may the youth of  this extensive country for ever look up without disappointment...". This is followed by the answer of the House to the President mentioning in part: "...The final establishment ... See More  

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$35.00
672712

Adams arrives in the nation's new capital...

Item #672712

June 21, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 21, 1800 



* President John Adams

* New U.S. capital welcome




The front page has a letter from the residents of the City of Washington to the President welcoming him to the new capital of the nation, followed by his answer: "To the Inhabitants of the City of Washington" thanking them, signed in type: John Adams.

Page 2 begins with an item from ... See More  

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$98.00
672565

Four newspapers with an Act of Congress concerning the Navy...

Item #672565

July 23, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, 1800  A collection of four consecutive issues dated July 23, 26, 30, and August 2, each containing a part of: "An Act for the Better Government of the Navy of the United States" which is obviously very lengthy, needing to stretch over four newspapers.

The Act of Congress begins on the ftpg. of the July 23 issue & continues on the front pages of the f... See More  

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$77.00
672549

Script signatures by President John Adams...

Item #672549

November 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1800  The front page contains four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, making this a displayable newspaper. One of the Acts is concerning the United States Mint and another rations for Indians..

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... 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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$183.00
669557

A hereditary presidency? Selling land in the Northwest territory...

Item #669557

November 02, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 2, 1796  The back page contains an article which begins: "John Adams has said...that as Mr. Washington had no children, the Presidency should be made hereditary in the family of Lund Washington [distant cousin of G. W.]...".

The back page also has an ad concerning the sale of land "...in the territory northwest
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669112

Three Acts of Congress signed by Washington & others...

Item #669112

April 03, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 3, 1793 



* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page has three Acts of Congress, the third carrying over to page 2, all signed in type by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State: Go. WASHINGTON, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson. A decorative issue as such.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669089

John Adams wins the 1796 Presidential election...

Item #669089

January 18, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 18, 1797



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




Page 3 has a chart showing the votes for the: "Federal Election" for President, noting the number of votes for each candidate by state. The electoral vote numbers show 71 for Adams, 68 for Jefferson, and 59 for Pinckney, which agree exactly wit... See More  

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669009

Adams replies to Pennsylvania...

Item #669009

December 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798  Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More  

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669002

Adams responds to the House's address on the state-of-the-union...

Item #669002

December 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 13, 1798  Page 3 has the response of the House of Representatives to the President's state-of-the-union address recently delivered, followed by his: "Answer' signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, some foxing, nice condition.

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668958

President John Adams responds...

Item #668958

October 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 4, 1798  Page 2 contains an address of the field officers from Baltimore County to the President, as we as an address of the grand jury of Dutchess County in New York, with the response signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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668955

John Adams responds to the grand jury in Maine...

Item #668955

September 27, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 27, 1798  Page 3 has an address to the President by the grand jury of the district of Maine (then part of Mass.) concerning the on-going troubles with France, followed by: "The Answer" signed in type: John Adams.

An interesting report: "There are now in the United States seven Universities, sixteen Colleges, and sixty Aca... See More  

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668954

Beating Obamacare by 212 years...

Item #668954

September 26, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 26, 1798



* President John Adams



Page 2 contains the full text of: "An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen" which was signed into law on July 16, 1798 with the signature of the President: John Adams.

This Act of Congress authorized the deduction of 20 cents per month from the wages of seamen for the sole purpose of ... See More  

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$87.00
668935

Frigate Constellation protecting our shores...

Item #668935

August 01, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798  Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".

Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... 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 



* General George Washington again ?



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: "Ge... See More  

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668931

Giving permission for the President to borrow money...

Item #668931

July 26, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 26, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "AN ACT To Enable the resident of the United States to Borrow money for the Public Service" signed at its conclusion: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing to an upper corner, nice condition.... See More  

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668896

The President's message to Congress... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668896

March 20, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 20, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 2 has a lengthy address from the President to Congress concerning on-going troubles with France, signed in type: John Adams.

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrot... See More  

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$70.00
668284

President John Adams responds...

Item #668284

June 13, 1797

THE NEWPORT MERCURY, Rhode Island, June 13, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams




Half of the ftpg. is taken up with the: "Opinion of Chief Justice Ellsworth in a Case Respecting British Debts...".

Page 2 has an address: "To the President of the United States"  followed by his reply to the House: John Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed ma... See More  

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$63.00
668117

Two letters signed in script by George Washington...

Item #668117

January 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington letters signed in script



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 mo... See More  

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$88.00
666999

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666999

September 14, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Sept. 14, 1802  Pages 2 and 3 have much interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender, including a letter signed in type: J. T. Callender.

This is followed by a report headed: "Burr and Jefferson".

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some o... See More  

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665938

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #665938

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The ftpg. has a lengthy letter being an: "Answer to the Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." signed in type by the President: John Adams. Also: "The Address - John Adams, President of the United States" by the young men of Boston concerning the potential for war & noting: "...when the most conciliating measures which ... See More  

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665937

Inaugural addresses of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...

Item #665937

March 15, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 15, 1797 



* John Adams inauguration

* Thomas Jefferson




Page 2 contains the: "Vice-President's Speech" which is prefaced with: "On Saturday morning the Senate of the United States, being convened, THOMAS JEFFERSON was sworn in as Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate. On which he address the Senate as follows... See More  

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665534

On John Adams leaving his chair as Vice President to become President...

Item #665534

February 17, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 17, 1797  Page 3 has  report concerning John Adams leaving his position of Vice President to assume the Presidency, noting: "On Wednesday, the Vice President, in a very affectionate address, took leave of the Senate of the United States and resigned the chair. He was very much affected on the occasion & the e... See More  

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665523

Results in the John Adams election...

Item #665523

December 17, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, December 17, 1796



* John Adams presidential election

* Thomas Jefferson as vice president




On page 2 under "Federal Register" is a chart with the "Votes For President" showing Adams with 62 votes, Pinckney with 42 and Jefferson and Burr with 17 each. Some commentary about the voting as well.

Four pages, some damp staining & foxing, irregul... See More  

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665500

George Washington and Paul Revere...

Item #665500

May 25, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1796  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. One Act is for providing a loan to the city of Washington.

The top of the back page has an ad for "Church Bells" by Paul Revere, with various details.

Four pages, irregular at the lower ... See More  

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665496

George Washington document on the front page...

Item #665496

April 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796 



* President George Washington



The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingl
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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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665094

The President's letter to Congress...

Item #665094

April 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 14, 1798  Page 2 has a letter to Congress, signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning our relations with France.

Four pages, nice condition.

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664718

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #664718

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798  The ftpg. has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams. A pg. 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France, with Thomas Jefferson intervening.

Four pages, good condition.

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$49.00
663361

Salaries for officers of the federal government...

Item #663361

October 02, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799 



* Early United States government

* Salaries for public officials




The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries, signed in type by the President: John Adams. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of Wa... See More  

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662043

Appropriations for the support of the military in 1799...

Item #662043

October 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1799 



* Military support act

* President John Adams




The front page has: "An ACT making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine...", signed in script type: John Adams. There is also: "An ACT vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President... See More  

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661892

Washington's 2nd election as President...

Item #661892

February 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.

History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of

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$930.00
660719

Letter from President John Adams...

Item #660719

February 27, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress.

Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit c... See More  

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$34.00
660506

Letter from President John Adams concerning France...

Item #660506

June 28, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 28, 1798  Page 2 begins with reports from Congress concerning Aliens, later to be solidified in the Aliens and Sedition Act.

Also a letter from the President concerning France, ending with: "...I will never send another Minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the Representative of a great, free, powerf... See More  

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660505

Two front page letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #660505

June 21, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 21, 1798 



* 18th century American publication

* President John Adams address & letter

* Nice masthead for display




The front page begins with an address to  the President by the Convention of Congregational ministers, with the President's response signed: John Adams. And also a letter from the President to the commander-in chief and othe... See More  

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660504

Growing tensions with France...

Item #660504

March 15, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 15, 1798 



* 18th century American publication

* President John Adams letter

* Nice masthead for display




The front page begins with an Act off the Mass. legislature: "...to lessen the dangerous evils of Canine Madness, and other Injuries occasioned by Dogs."

Page 2 has some reports on the tensions between the United States and France, inc... See More  

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660385

Disputed boundary between East and West Florida...

Item #660385

June 13, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams

* Early Florida boundary




Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and c... See More  

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660185

Celebrating the birthday of John Adams...

Item #660185

November 06, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1802 



* President John Adams

* Celebrating 67th birthday




The front page has over a full column of text concerning the birthday of John Adams. Headed: "Tribute of Gratitude", it begins: "Saturday last being the Birth Day of the Hon. JOHN ADAMS, late President of the United States, the same was celebrated at Quincy...".

Included is... See More  

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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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659314

The treaty of New York: very significant Creek Indian treaty...

Item #659314

August 14, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 14, 1790  Page 3 has the full text of a treaty between the Creek Indians and the United States.

The treaty, known as the Treaty of New York, was concluded and signed at Federal Hall in New York. The treaty is signed in type: Henry Knox & Alexander McGillvray (Creek Indian Chief), followed by a ratification statement signed in type: G. Washingt... See More  

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659059

The Department of State is created...

Item #659059

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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658632

John Adams negotiates with the Dutch... Preparing for the final event at Yorktown...

Item #658632

October 09, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1781 



* Surrender of Cornwallis nears

* Siege of Yorktown prelude

* Revolutionary War ending close




The entire front page and a column on page 2 are taken up with: "A Memorial to their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries". It is signed in type by John Adams wh... See More  

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658583

The Revolutionary War in the South...

Item #658583

June 05, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 5, 1781



* Rare Revolutionary War title

* General Nathanael Greene

* Events in the South




Page 2 has a few items concerning the war, including an item: "...after the precipitate  retreat of Lord Cornwallis from Deep River, General Greene not finding it convenient for want of provisions to continue the pursuit, filed... See More  

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$365.00
658466

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #658466

August 12, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 12, 1789  All of pages 1, 2, most of pg. 3, & all of pg. 4 are taken up with an extremely lengthy Act of Congress: "...to Regulate the Collection of the Duties Imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships..." which is signed in script type by the President at its conclusion at the bottom of the back page: George Washington, and in block type by... See More  

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$110.00
655467

Joseph Priestley... John Adams & George Washington signatures...

Item #655467

June 07, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 7, 1794  Page 2 has a message to Congress, signed in type: Go. Washington, and also a report noting in part: "...a gentleman immediately from New Orleans who descended the rivers Ohio and Mississippi...that a body of General Clark's party...collected at the mouth of Cumberland River...their intentions were...to proceed to Louisiana for the purpose of ... See More  

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$62.00
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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$345.00
655073

Examining the American economy...

Item #655073

May 25, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1791  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "...Lord Sheffield's Observations on the Commerce of the United States of America"

A page 2 report from Connecticut says that The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq. is elected to represent this State in the Senate of the U.S. A page 3 report states that Vice President John Adams was elected President of the
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$41.00
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