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688882

The early works of James Fenimore Cooper...

Item #688882

February 02, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 2, 1822 



* James Fenimore Cooper

* Establishes himself as a great American novelist




Page 2 has an early report about James Fenimore Cooper, America's first great author. The report mentions in part: "The Spy--The author of this native novel...is a Mr. Cooper, of Westchester, New York son of the late Judge Cooper, formerly a member of Co
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$98.00
688796

Creating the town of Castine... Benedict Arnold...

Item #688796

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.

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$42.00
688773

President Washington unites all patriotic hearts...

Item #688773

November 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1795  Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "The President has returned here from Mount Vernon. The reception he every where meets shews he unites in him all patriotic hearts...".

Four pages, scattered foxing, good condition.

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687983

The contested Jefferson-Burr presidential election...

Item #687983

January 10, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 10, 1801  On page 2 under: "Great National Register" is a chart showing the: "Complete Returns Of The Votes For President of the United States, given in December 3, 1800".

The numbers show both Jefferson and Burr with 73 votes, plus there is a report that begins: "Thus no choice has been made by the Electors, and the appointment of a ... See More  

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$118.00
687602

On the death of George Washington...

Item #687602

January 11, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, January 11, 1800  Being less than a month since the death of George Washington, it is not surprising that there is still content relating to him and his death.

Page 2 has several documents from the state of Massachusetts & city of Boston concerning Washington, and also a "Speech" signed by the (acting) governor of Massachusetts, Moses Gill, relating ... See More  

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687498

The United States is selling land...

Item #687498

August 31, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1796  The front page begins with a nice document from the Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, concerning the sale of: "Lands of the United States" which are located: "...in the territory north-west of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky River..." with more detail.

Page 2 has a letter on the Napoleonic War signed ... See More  

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687497

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #687497

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795  Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 46 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post of town treasurer for Boston, a friend writes a piece for this Boston newspaper in support of him, and includes a ... See More  

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687488

One of the best issues on the Burr Conspiracy, with Jefferson's famous message to Congress...

Item #687488

January 31, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1807  A terrific issue on the Burr Conspiracy, as any number of websites can be found with the full text of this special message to Congress from the President, in which he discloses to them to full details of the conspiracy and his intents to prosecute Aaron Burr.

This "President's Message" takes over half of page 2 & is signed in type:... See More  

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687487

The War of 1812...

Item #687487

August 01, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 1, 1812  Some reports inside on the early days of the War of 1812 include: "United States and G. Britain" "The Canadas" "Progress of the War on the Sea" "Military Notices" "Frontier Notices" and a it more.

Four pages, good condition.

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687171

Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #687171

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796  A very displayable newspaper, as the front page has not one but four Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One concerns: "...allowing compensation for horses killed in battle belonging to officers of the army of the United States."

The back page features 12 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very... See More  

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686882

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

Item #686882

December 22, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 22, 1798  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 President concerning the General Bankruptcy Bill, with his reply signed: John Adams.

Page 3 has a brief item: "Lieutenant General W... See More  

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686881

Detailed report on the historic Battle of the Nile...

Item #686881

December 12, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1798  Page 2 begins with nearly two columns of reports detailing the Battle of the Nile, during which Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon Buonaparte.

Headed: "Further Particulars of the Glorious British Naval Victory" the report takes all of the first column & carries over to column 2, where it is followed by: "On the Landing of the French... See More  

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686866

Trouble with France... The U.S. Navy... John Adams...

Item #686866

August 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1798  Most of the front page is taken up with  3 Acts of Congress, one for: "...the relief of sick and disabled seamen.", each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has: "French Duplicity" which relates to the XYZ Affair. Also: "From the Mediterranean" concerning Napoleon Buoaparte, and "More St... See More  

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686858

President John Adams responds...

Item #686858

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  The front page has an extract of the President's answer to the Address of the (Society of) Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, signed in type: John Adams. Also has his answer to an address from the Legislature of New Hampshire, signed in type: John Adams.

Also on the front page is much on the: "Summary of French Affairs" which related to ... See More  

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686816

Law on "...the dangerous evils of canine madness..."

Item #686816

March 10, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 10, 1798   front page has a nearly full column Act of the Massachusetts legislature titled: "An Act to lessen the dangerous evils of Canine Madness and other injuries occasioned by Dogs." which is signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. A very interesting and early law which reads as if it came from an early version of the SPCA.

Also... See More  

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686811

Hamilton, Washington, and Adams...

Item #686811

November 23, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 23, 1791  Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with the: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Estimates for 1792" which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

The front page also contains a: "Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund" signed by the Vice President: John Adams. Taking ... See More  

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686808

The riot at Lewistown... Indian trouble along the Wabash...

Item #686808

October 08, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 8, 1791  Page 2 has a poem "On the Death of Marcus C. Knox, Son of Major-General Knox--Aged 9 Years". Also a report of the Indian troubles along the Wabash.

There is also a lengthy: "Report of the Riot At Lewistown, in the county of Mifflin", Penna. Other bits include: "Yesterday his Excellency the Vice President of the United States ... See More  

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686786

Treatment of Indians... Louis XVI on the colors of the flags...

Item #686786

April 14, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1791  Over half of the front page is taken  up with: "Commonn Sense -- In Answer to Burke's Phillipick" which relates to Thomas Paine's work, plus much concerning he French Revolution and several references to the Maquis de LaFayette.

Page 2 has "A Law" from France, signed by the King: Louis, concerning a Decree of the Nati... See More  

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686777

Vermont to ratify the Constitution...

Item #686777

December 01, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 1, 1790  On page 2 under "Vermont" is a notable report reading in full: "The Legislature of this State, has called a Convention to ratify the Constitution of the United States--to meet at Bennington, in the next month. The terms of the decree of the State of New York, with this State, have been complied with by the Legislature."

Vermont wo... See More  

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686205

Jefferson defends an appointment...

Item #686205

July 29, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson



The front page has a "Remonstrance" of the merchants of New Haven, to the President, concerning the removal of the Revenue Collector & appointment of his replacement.

This is followed by: "The President's Reply" in which he justifies the action, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages... See More  

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686204

Six script signatures by President John Adams...

Item #686204

April 25, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 25, 1801  The front page contains six 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.

Four pages, minor nice to a black leaf margin, nice condition.

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686177

John Adams signs an Act of Congress... Brown University...

Item #686177

September 14, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 14, 1799  



* President John Adams

* Act of Congress

* Brown University




On the front page under Laws of the United States is an Act of Congress signed in script type: John Adams. Also under Rhode Island Commencement (now Brown University) is a list of the exercises that occurred at the recent commencement.

Other news of the day includes
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686160

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #686160

May 19, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 19, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Act of Congress signed in type




The entire front page and a part of page 2 are taken up with: "An ACT for Raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by T... See More  

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686155

Four page "Extra" of small size...

Item #686155

May 26, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, May 26, 1792  An interesting little issue, much smaller than the normal size for this paper. Save for some ftpg. news concerning the question of Ensign John Morgan's military actions, the entire issue is taken up with ads, including a nice page 3 item headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle concerning a lawsuit regarding the seizure of alcohol.

Four pages ... See More  

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686140

John Adams visits Newark... Paul Revere...

Item #686140

August 05, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 5, 1797  The front page has 1 1/2 column taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address from the people of Newark, New Jersey, to the President concerning his recent visit, followed by his kind response, signed: John Adams.

Page 3 is filled with ads, including one headed: "Boston Bell &... See More  

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683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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683004

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 



* Two President John Adams script signatures

* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards

* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital

* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regu... See More  

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682830

Toussaint L'ouverture... Governor for Life...

Item #682830

August 19, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Mass., August 19, 1801  An inside page has much regarding St Domingo, including a mention of their soon to be printed Constitution, scattered details, and a mention of Toussaint L'ouverture being declared: "Governor For Life", with additional details (see images).

Additional news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 4 ... See More  

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681123

Death of John Hancock in his hometown newspaper...

Item #681123

October 09, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 9, 1793 



* John Hancock death (1st report)

* Declaration of Independence signer

* 1st Massachusetts Governor

* From his hometown (rare)




Curiously, the ftpg. includes "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving By His Excellency John Hancock, Governor..." carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed by him in type: John Hancock.

Contrast t... See More  

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680932

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #680932

April 20, 1803

Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, April 20, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 2, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Aug. 24, 1808; New England Palladium, Jan. 8, 1805; and Providence Gazette, Oct. 28, 1809. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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680732

John Adams invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth...

Item #680732

March 30, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803  The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival strengthening at the spine, good condition.

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680731

Unusual tightrope walking print ad...

Item #680731

July 15, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, July 15, 1818 



* Tightrope walking ad

* Boston circus




News of the day with many ads throughout. The most interesting content is a page 3 illustrated advertisement for "Mr. Vilallave" and his tightrope walking exhibition, which includes a print of him on the wire.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Land Acts of Congress




The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a N
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680255

Madison's state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #680255

December 13, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.

Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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$40.00
679733

Broadside "Extra"...

Item #679733

November 27, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, (Boston, Nov. 27, 1824)  This is an interesting broadside (printed on one side only) "Extra" with no date in the dateline however a period notation at the top reads "Nov. 27, 1824" and two letters in the text have Nov., 1824 dates. The reports are entirely political. Folio size, single sheet, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the margins.

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679570

Six letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #679570

May 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798



* President John Adams



A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.

These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster &  Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington &... See More  

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679036

Politics, and those who aim to deceive...

Item #679036

November 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1795  The front page has much centering controversies with Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury. 

Page 2 has a letter  concerning politics noting in part: "...good men were elected who are friends to the federal government...danger from the evil designs of those who aim to deceive the people by their great but false professions of... See More  

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679019

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #679019

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the front page.

Page 3 has a report refer... See More  

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678713

Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #678713

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 



* Patrick Henry's death 

* 18th century original 




On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a &... See More  

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677919

The President declares the war to be over(?)... War in the Chesapeake...

Item #677919

July 02, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 2, 1814  Page three has an interesting item: "A Proclamation", signed in type by the President: James Madison which declares the war with Great Brittan to be over. However, upon further inspection, the article above headed, "The Turnpike Road to Peace", makes it clear this is merely a proclamation being suggested to the President ... See More  

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676980

Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676980

July 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 15, 1795  Fully half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of  the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor, Samuel Adams.

The ftpg. also has lengthy letter concerning the Jay Treaty signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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676974

Lyrics of a song by a captive Indian...

Item #676974

November 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1797  



* Indian captive writes song before execution



The back page has the lyrics of a "Song, By a Captive Indian, while his conquerors were preparing for his Death. Written by the Lady of Mr. John Hunter." The front page has: "Tennessee Eloquence".

Also a notice for an exhibit of "The Elephant" & two ads for "P... See More  

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676971

Honor bestowed upon President John Adams...

Item #676971

August 30, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 30, 1797  Page 2 has a "Tribute of Respect" from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences written: "To John Adams, L.L.D., President of the United States of America" concerning an honor given to him. This is followed boy: "The President's Answer", signed in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank ... See More  

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676964

Natchez and Fort Recovery...

Item #676964

October 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1797  Page 2 has a report: "From Presque Isle (on Lake Erie)...that Ensign Callender had arrived there with information that the inhabitants of the Nartches [Natchez] had rebelled & hoisted the tri-coloured flag. That a detachment of Federal troops had been marched against them & that the Indians had been defeated in an attempt to take Fort Rec... See More  

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676962

Detailed review of the militia...

Item #676962

September 27, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 27, 1797  



* General William Hull

* United States military




Page 2 has an interesting article: "Review Of Militia" commanded by Major-General Hull, with various particulars. The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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676939

Jefferson & others respond to the President...

Item #676939

May 31, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 31, 1797  Page 2 contains a full column letter headed: "To the President Of the United States" which is in response to a recent address by the President concerning national and international affairs. The letter is signed in type by the Vice President: Thomas Jefferson.

This is followed by a nice response signed in type by the President: John Adams, a... See More  

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676904

On Washington retiring from public office...

Item #676904

January 14, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 14, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




The ftpg. has: "Summary of the Points of the Debates in Congress on the Answer to the President's Address" referring to Washington's last state-of-the-union address. It begins: "On one side, it was openly declared that they did not regret the President was goi... See More  

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$91.00
676903

The Masons write to Washington, and he responds...

Item #676903

January 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1797



* President George Washington

* Masons - masonic - free masonry




Page 3 begin with an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania to the President, which is followed by: "To which the President was pleased to reply..." which has his letter signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has much on the war in Europe including a letter signed: ... See More  

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676902

Sam Adams and George Washington letters... Adams is elected President...

Item #676902

December 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1796  



* George Washington letter

* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

* Presidential election




The front page has nearly a full column taken up with an Act from the Massachusetts Legislature which is signed in type: Samuel Adams. Page 2 contains a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

Also on page 2 are the "Votes For Presid... See More  

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676901

The Presidency to change hands for the first time...

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796 



* President elect John Adams

* George Washington outgoing




The front page has two Acts, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. One is for incorporating a religious society in Newburyport. The front page also has an address from the Legislature of Vermont to the President, with his gracious reply, signed in type: Go. Washington.... See More  

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$100.00
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