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671485

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #671485

August 16, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 16, 1802  Pages 2 and 3 have content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender under the heading: "Jefferson & Callender", this being essay #2 of a series.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger, due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was a central figure in the p... See More  

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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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670205

Only lasted for six issues... Adams famous speech on the XYZ Affair...

Item #670205
THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, May, 1797 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams speech




This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.

The highlight would be the quite lengthy "Speech of the President of the United States" to the special session of Congress he had called on May 16, 1797. The focus... See More  

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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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668945

Three letters from President John Adams...

Item #668945

September 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 14, 1798 



* President John Adams letters



Page 2 has a letter from the people of Kittery, Mass. (now Maine), to the President, followed by his response to them signed: John Adams. A similar letter from the town of Cincinnati "in the North-western Territory" (now Ohio) to the President, followed by his response signed: John... See More  

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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  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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668909

Beauty of the frigate Constitution... Letters from President John Adams...

Item #668909

July 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 10, 1798 



* President John Adams letters

* USS Constitution - 1st year of service

* Captain Samuel Nicholson




Page 2 has a letter to the militia of Morris County, New Jersey, signed by the President: John Adams.

Then an address from the legislature of New Hampshire to the President, with his reply signed; John Adams.

Page 2 also ... See More  

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668791

Very first Act of Congress... An ad for the "President's household"...

Item #668791

June 06, 1789

THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress - very first act of Congress

* Ad - Samuel Fraunces is the steward of the 1st President's (George & Martha Washington's) Household




The front page has an advertisement headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for ... See More  

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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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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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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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667497

Jefferson signs an Act of Congress, on the front page...

Item #667497

May 18, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 18, 1801 



* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams

* Act of Congress re. Northwest Territory




The top of the front page has a half column Act of Congress for allowing franking to delegates from the Northwest Territory, signed in type by both: Th. Jefferson and John Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, small posting hole at the top, good conditi... See More  

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666996

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #666996

August 31, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 31, 1802  Pages 2 and 3 have much interesting content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger", due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was a central figure in the press wars between the Federali... 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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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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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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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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664227

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #664227

February 28, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 28, 1795 



* Native Americans - Indians



Page 2 has an items concerning John Adams as ambassador to The Netherlands. Page 3 has two nice articles concerning relations with Indians, one beginning: "The Western Posts, which have so long been a bone of contention between the U.S. and Great Britain and which are to be delivered up to ... See More  

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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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662713

Three front page script signatures by the President...

Item #662713

March 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1795 



* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script




The front page features 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, & in block type by the V.P.: John Adams.  A displayable issue as such.

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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662394

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #662394

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798 



* President John Adams

* Ulster County, New York




Page 2 has and: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Fou... 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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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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660509

A note from President John Adams...

Item #660509

May 14, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, May 14, 1798  The front page has reports from the House of Representatives, which includes a: "Message" from the President signed on page 2: John Adams. It is actually a brief note introducing various documents concerning relations with France.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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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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660411

Acts signed by President George Washington...

Item #660411

March 31, 1794

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 31, 1794 



* U.S. presidents sign acts of Congress



Page 2 begins with two Acts of the U.S. Congress, each signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams.

The back page has a notice headed: "War Department" concerning applying for pension for those injured from the Revolutionary War, signed i... 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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659289

Signed by Washington, Adams & Jefferson... Death of Israel Putnam...

Item #659289

June 12, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., June 12, 1790 



* First 3 presidents of the United States

* Israel Putnam "Old Put" death

* Battle of Bunker Hill fame




A page 2 report announces the death of: " ...that justly celebrated hero, Patriot and Philanthropist, ISRAEL PUTNAM...", plus some details about the funeral.

The top of page 3 has a Congressional Resolve headed w... See More  

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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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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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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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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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655301

President John Adams responds to the Delaware House...

Item #655301

March 06, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?

* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile




The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over... See More  

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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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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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654261

A Tory newspaper printed in occupied Philadelphia...

Item #654261

January 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.

All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More  

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653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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653377

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653377

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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653150

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653150

June 27, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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652575

Washington's journey to New York... Follow-up to Washington's inaugural address...

Item #652575

May 01, 1789

THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, May, 1789  The issue begins with a continuation of: "A Concise History of the Late War In America" taking 8 pages. Also: "Account of the Preparations at Gray's Ferry on the River Schuylkill & the Reception of General Washington there, April 20, 1789, on his way to the Seat of the Federal Government to take upon him the High Office o... See More  

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652037

The first Boon Island beacon...

Item #652037

September 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 



* Very 1st Boon Island beacon

* President John Adams act




Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More  

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649466

Script signature by John Adams...

Item #649466

May 30, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1801  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Laws of the United States---An Act giving a right of pre-emption to certain persons...for lands lying...in the North West of the Ohio." signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Nice to have a script signature by the President on the front page.

Four pages, some heavy staining and s... See More  

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$27.00
649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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