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680006

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680006

May 29, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 29, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



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

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-... See More  

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675250

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #675250

June 12, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 12, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue ap... See More  

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674732

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #674732

June 09, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 9, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673624

Mention of Thomas Jefferson...

Item #673624

June 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 20, 1789



* Early Thomas Jefferson mention

* American government in it's infancy




The front page has: "Proceedings Of Congress" which includes: "A sketch of the Debate on the Bill for establishing the Executive Department for Foreign Affairs" later to be titled Department of State.

Page 3 has an extract of a letter from a m... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30, 1807 



* Rare Benjamin Rush mention



Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and damp... See More  

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673467

Washington, Adams, & Jefferson on the front page...

Item #673467

November 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1794



* George Washington

* John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions" signed at its conclusion by: Go. Washington, as well as John Adams and Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 has a: "State Paper" signed in type by the President: Go. Wash... See More  

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673459

Congress moves to Washington, D.C., and the first state-of-the-union address at the new Capitol...

Item #673459

December 01, 1800

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1800 



* New Federal Capital - Congress

* President John Adams

* State of the Union Address




A quite historic issue on the move of the federal capital to its new, permanent site of Washington, D.C.

The ftpg. has two Acts of Congress, one: "...appointing the time & directing the place of the next meeting of Congress...That the session ... See More  

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673432

United States elects its second President...

Item #673432

May 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, May, 1797  Certainly the most notable content is under: "American News" where there is quite detailed accounting of the election process. It begins with a Philadelphia dateline of Feb. 8 and reading: "In Congress. The Speaker informed the House teat the hour was come at which they had appointed to meet the Senate for the purpose of co... See More  

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673165

Letters from Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon...

Item #673165

March 18, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, March 18, 1808  



* President Thomas Jefferson



The front page has a letter to Congress from the President concerning the batteries & public buildings at New Orleans, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Also a lengthy ftpg. report on the: "Constitution of the Kingdom of Westphalia" signed: Napoleon.

Four pages, various damp staining and fox... See More  

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672736

Letter to Washington, responded to by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #672736

August 28, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 28, 1793  Page 3 has a letter from the French minister "To General Washington, President of the United States" but it is responded to by the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, as it is a state matter and not meant for the President's attention. It relates to the Citizen Genet Affair & the troubling situation with the on-going French Revolu... See More  

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672721

Adams signs three Acts of Congress...

Item #672721

November 01, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1800  The front page has three Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Page 2 has a report on the: "President's Birth-Day".

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor archival mend inside, good condition.

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672720

Adams signs two Acts of Congress... Stirring letter by Patrick Henry...

Item #672720

November 05, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 5, 1800  The front page has two Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Also on the ftpg. is; "The Legacy of Another Dead Patriot of Virginia" beginning: "The following letter from Mr. Patrick Henry of Virginia will be read by many with mingled emotions of... See More  

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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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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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672121

Jefferson an Infidel?

Item #672121

November 02, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802 



* Criticism of Thomas Jefferson

* Harry Croswell - Federalist Party




Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article  does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would b... See More  

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671962

Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State...

Item #671962

February 08, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 8, 1792 



* Thomas Jefferson before presidency



Page 3 has a report headed: "The Secretary of State" which includes a letter signed by him in type: Tho. Jefferson.

Other news of the day & a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, some scattered foxing, good condition.... See More  

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670978

Alexander Hamilton examines Jefferson's address to Congress...

Item #670978

March 16, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, March 16 and 23, 1802  Pages 2 & 3 of each issue contain the: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number XI". It begins in the March 16 issue & concludes in the issue of the 23rd.

Although not signed this work was written by Alexander Hamilton. A website notes: "Hamilton’s “Examination ... See More  

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670749

Thomas Jefferson... Indian troubles on the frontier...

Item #670749

March 17, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 17, 1791 



* Nice 18th century American publication



Beginning on the ftpg. & take part of page 2 is the continued: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Subject of the Cod & Whale Fisheries" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Page 3 has another letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, plus a letter from W... See More  

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670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




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

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




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

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political op... See More  

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669560

Rare mention of Patrick Henry... He opposes Thomas Jefferson...

Item #669560

December 14, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 14, 1796  Page 3 has an item: "The celebrated Mr. Henry (Patrick) of Virginia, it is said, opposes Mr. Jefferson. Mr. Henry has long been convinced that from the amendments which were adopted into the constitution, as well as from the success of the administration of our federal government, all real cause of honest opposition had ... 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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669176

George Washington letter... French ambassador slams Washington...

Item #669176

November 16, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 16, 1793 



* President George Washington



The front page has an address from the people of Fairfax County, Virginia, supporting the President's policy of neutrality, and his polite reply, signed in type: G. Washington.

Also on the ftpg. is a letter from the French ambassador very critical of Washington, beginning: "Whereas a certain
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669121

Appropriations for the U.S. Mint...

Item #669121

May 01, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1793  Taking the entire first column of the front page is: "An Act Making Certain Appropriations therein mentioned".

Included are appropriation: "...For purchasing two lots of ground, with the buildings thereon, and for erecting other buildings, and purchasing sundry materials and necessaries for the use of the mint, twelve thousand and seven... See More  

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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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668900

Concerning the XYZ Affair... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668900

March 06, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 6, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning XYZ Affair with France that would lead to the Quasi War. It includes several letters relating to the situation, one signed by the 3 American commissioners: Pinckney, Marshall, and Gerry.

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

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668897

Praising George Washington... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #668897

March 16, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 16, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 3 has: "General Washington" which is a lengthy letter from an Englishman: "To George Washington, Esq. Of Mount Vernon, in Fairfax County, Virginia" praising his virtues despite their being enemies at war not long before. Some fine reading.

This was William Cobbett... 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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668762

Jefferson is president of the American Philosophical Society...

Item #668762

January 09, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 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 2 has a report of the American Philosophical Society listing its officers, and noting: "President: Thomas Jefferson". Page 2 also has a letter signed by: Buonaparte headed: "Army Of Italy" and giv... See More  

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668739

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668739

December 20, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 ha... See More  

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668735

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668735

November 18, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Pag... See More  

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668136

Jefferson acknowledges troops raised for the militia...

Item #668136

November 04, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1807  Page 2 has a letter from the "Washington County Militia" or Pennsylvanian concerning troops raised for the militia, followed by a note of thanks from the President, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Pages 2 & 3 contain a very lengthy: "Portrait Of Aaron Burr, No. 1" of what must have been a series. Extremely detaile... See More  

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668134

Two front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668134

February 20, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



The first column of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, archival repair at the top of the blank spine, nice condition.

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668133

Five front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668133

February 13, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Half of the front page is taken up with five Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One is for the erection of light houses, and another for surveying the coasts of the U.S.

Four pages, nice condition.

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668132

Thomas Jefferson... The Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668132

February 09, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1807 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



Over half of the front page is "An Act" of Congress concerning circuit & district courts in North Carolina.

Page 2 has a note to Congress concerning a situation with France, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Both pages 2 & 3 has various letters concerning the Burr Conspiracy.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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668131

Some great content on the Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668131

January 28, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 1807 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



The ftpg. has a notable Proclamation signed by William Claiborne, gov. of the Louisiana Territory, concerning the Burr Conspiracy. It begins: "Whereas I have received information that certain persons are combining & confederating in a traitorous project to subvert the authority of the government of th... See More  

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667652

Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667652

July 15, 1807

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1807  Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within the harbours or waters of the ... See More  

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667636

Letter from Ben Franklin on the Shays' Rebellion...

Item #667636
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1787 

Among the articles within are: "Considerations on Religion in General" "Plan for Establishing Schools in a New Country..." which takes over 3 1/2 pages; "Of Dreaming" "Comparative View of the Animals of America and those of Europe..." which is "Extracted from Mr. Jefferson's Notes on Virginia&... See More  

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667581

President Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address...

Item #667581

December 21, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 21, 1801 Taking over half of the front page and a portion of page 2 is the: "Message" of the President to Congress, prefaced with a note stating that it was delivered to each House by Mr. Lewis (of Lewis & Clark fame), Secretary to the President.

What follows is Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address in which he reviews the events of... See More  

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667545

Jefferson's response upon being notified of being elected President...

Item #667545

March 11, 1801

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 11, 1801  Page 3 has, under: "President Elect" a report: "The Committee instructed on the 18th instant to wait the President Elect and notify him of his election, REPORT--that they have, according to order performed that service, and addressed the President elect in the following words, to wit: 'The committee beg le... See More  

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667521

Troubles with the First Barbary War...

Item #667521

December 16, 1803

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 16, 1803  Although page 2 begins with a report from the Senate on the new mode for electing a President & Vice President (see), the prime content might be the various reports relating to the troubles that were the Barbary War. Included is a letter to Congress relating to this as well, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, loss to an upper corner p... See More  

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667520

Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy then Secretary of State...

Item #667520

June 29, 1811

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1811  Most of page 2 is taken up with various letters concerning Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy in Jefferson's administration, then becoming Secretary of State for Madison. Smith & Madison would soon disagree on policy resulting in Smith's resignation in 1811.

Most of the text is an address by Smith, with other letters signed in type by: James Madis... See More  

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667511

Congratulations to Jefferson, with his replies...

Item #667511

May 14, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, May 14, 1801  The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Columbia, S.C., offering their kind words to Thomas Jefferson with his recent inauguration as President. This is followed by: "The President's Reply" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Page 3 has a similar letter from the people of Suffield, Ct., with: "The President's Reply" signed... See More  

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667508

Three Acts of Congress, one providing support for the U.S. Navy...

Item #667508

March 31, 1803

NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 31, 1803  Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with 33 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and  the Vice President: Aaron Burr. One is for; "Making an Appropriation for the Support of the Navy of the United States...".

Page 3 has a letter signed: Th. Jefferson, his accepting the honor of being named an associate by t... See More  

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667486

Thomas Jefferson on the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #667486

October 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston Oct. 26, 1803 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* State of the Union Address

* re. Louisiana Purchase




Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "MESSAGE" of Thomas Jefferson to Congress, being his annual state-of-the-union address signed by him in italic type: Th. Jefferson.

Not surprisingly, most of Jefferson's address i... See More  

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667465

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #667465

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802 



* United States Military Academy established

* West Point, Orange County, New York




Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by Aaron Burr & Nathanie... See More  

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$258.00
667464

Thomas Jefferson on the judiciary in 1776...

Item #667464

May 10, 1803

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 10, 1803  Page 2 has a nice items reflecting up a letter signed by: Th. Jefferson from 1776 concerning the judiciary.

Eight pages, 9 by 11 1/4 inches foxing & minor wear at the margins.

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667461

Jefferson on navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #667461

August 13, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1803 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Mississippi River Navigation




Page 2 has a letter of reply from the President to the state of Ohio concerning issues relating to the navigation of the Mississippi River. It is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Mention of a  ship Hannah: "...seized...at Wilmington, N.C. for having received on board 7 negro... See More  

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$30.00
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