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685709

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #685709

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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$53.00
681404

President John Adams' reply... Bonaparte's expedition...

Item #681404

April 10, 1799

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 10, 1799  Page 2 has an address of the North Carolina legislature to the President expressing their concerns about the situation with France, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Other news of the day includes: "Bonaparte's Expedition" "Army Of Italy" "Ireland" and more. The back page has 7 illustrated a
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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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$35.00
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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680404

Jefferson and Adams on war...

Item #680404

July 13, 1816

ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, July 13, 1816 



* Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

* Letters re. war




The front page has a column taken up with a discussion concerning thoughts on war, mostly being: "Mr. Jefferson's Answer" to the topic, datelined at "Monticello, Jan. 29, 1816" and signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson. The top pf pg. 2 has: "Mr. Adams... See More  

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$29.00
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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$58.00
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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$147.00
677516

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...

Item #677516

May 27, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 27, 1797  Page 3 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a speech prefaced with: "Yesterday...the senate...waited on the President...at his house, when the Vice-President presented the following answer to his address to both houses, at the opening of the session:" The address begins: "Sir, The senate of the United States request you ... See More  

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677088

Lengthy report on the XYZ Affair...

Item #677088

January 31, 1799

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1799  The entire front page, all of page 4, and a portion of page 2 are taken ump with the report of the Secretary of State concerning the troubles between the United States and France, known as the XYZ Affair, which would lead to the Quasi-War. It is prefaced with a note signed by the President, John Adams, and signed at its conclusion ... See More  

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677063

George Washington is elected President of the United States...

Item #677063

February 20, 1793

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1793



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Nearly three-quarters of the front page is taken up with an address: "To ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Secretary of the Treasury of he United States". This is followed, on page 2, with a second analysis of America's financial situation.

But by far the most significant ite
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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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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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676901

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

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796  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.

Page 2 has a tally of the electoral votes showing Adams with 70... See More  

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676897

John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #676897

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796 



* Textual sketch of the president



The front page has a biography of John Adams.

Page 2 has a message addressed to the state legislature concerning the postponement of their adjournment "...to transact the business...respecting the elections of a President and Vice-President of the United States of America..." signed in t
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676879

Adams calls a special session of Congress due to the French-American crisis... Launching the frigate 'United States'...

Item #676879

May 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, May, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Perhaps the most notable content is the: "President's Speech" which takes 5 1/2 pages. This was his speech of May 15, 17907, Adams calling for the first special session of Congress to consider the wo... See More  

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$56.00
676384

John Adams and the Bank of the United States...

Item #676384

July 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798  



* President John Adams signed act

* Bank of the United States fraud




The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.

Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Conc... See More  

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$63.00
676376

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676376

March 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 14, 1798  



* President John Adams acts of Congress

* Thomas Jefferson and Increase Sumner




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, one for defraying expenses for a treaty with Indians.

Also on the front page is a Mass. Act signed in sc... See More  

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$72.00
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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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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672715

Adams signs an Act of Congress...

Item #672715

September 24, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1800 



* President John Adams

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

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

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672713

President Adams is welcomed in New London...

Item #672713

July 12, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 12, 1800 



* New London, Connecticut



The front page has a report of President Adams arriving in New London on his way to Quincy, with an address of welcome to him by the city, followed by: "The President's Answer" signed: John Adams.

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

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672560

Creating the Indiana Territory...

Item #672560

August 23, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 23, 1800  Most  of a front page column is taken up with: "An Act to Divide the Territory of the United States North-west of the Ohio, into Two Separate Governments" which is signed in script type by the President: John Adams. This was the Act of Congress which created the Indiana Territory, with Vincennes as its capital.

Four pages, never-trimm... 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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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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669100

Adams' Proclamation concerning silver coinage...

Item #669100

August 16, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 16, 1797 



* President John Adams proclamation 7

* Notice of Commencement of Minting U.S. Coins




Printed by Isaiah Thomas, arguably the most famous printer in 18th century America.

The back page has a half column: "Proclamation" signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning the regulating of foreign silver coi... See More  

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669097

Spaniards & Indians on the frontier...

Item #669097

July 19, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 19, 1797 



* President John Adams



The front page has the: "Message of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress..." regarding the Spaniards & Indians on the frontier, signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has much reporting on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress".

Four pag... 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 



* President John Adams - annual address

* State of the Union Address response




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.... See More  

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$47.00
668962

Responses from the President, John Adams...

Item #668962

October 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 15, 1798  Page 2 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Kanhawa County, with the response signed: John Adams. Also an address from the grand jurors of Hampshire County to the President, with the response signed: 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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668944

President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668944

August 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 29, 1798 



* President John Adams letter



Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing inside, good condition.

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668943

President John Adams writes to the people of Weston, Connecticut...

Item #668943

August 24, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 24, 1798 



* President John Adams



Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$47.00
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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668917

Washington's letter accepting the position of Lt. General & Commander-in-Chief of the Army...

Item #668917

July 20, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798  The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

Certainly the most notable item is the page 3 letter signed in type: Go. Washington, in which he accepts the position of Lt. General and Commander-In-Chief of the U... See More  

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668916

Counting slaves in the United States...

Item #668916

July 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 18, 1798 



* A census of slaves in the U.S. ?

* President John Adams




The middle of the front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

All of page 2 and nearly half of page 3 are taken up with: "AN ACT To Provide f... See More  

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668914

Washington and the need for a militia...

Item #668914

July 16, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 16, 1798  Page 2 has the: "Answer of the President of the United States to the address of the youth of the borough of Norfolk" signed in type: John Adams.

Also a nice letter beginning: "The illustrious Washington is expected in this city in about three weeks on his way to the eastward...his object...to see the state of the... 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 



* 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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667555

Jefferson response to a church in Baltimore...

Item #667555

March 28, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1801  Page 2 has an: "Address to Mr. Adams" on the end of his Presidency, with: "The Answer" signed by him: John Adams.

Page 2 also has a response of the President to the New Jerusalem Church in Baltimore on congratulations for being elected President, signed: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.... 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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665587

Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...

Item #665587

March 19, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 19, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More  

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$55.00
665481

George Washington & John Adams...

Item #665481

December 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1795 



* President George Washington



The ftpg. contains an address to the President concerning Washington's very recent state-of-the-union address, signed in type: John Adams, plus his response signed in script type: Go. Washington. Nice to have both Adams and Washington on the front page.

Four pages, scattered foxing, minor printing flaw at the ... See More  

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$76.00
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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664938

Letter by Abigail Adams... Court martial of John Heath...

Item #664938

January 31, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 31, 1818  Page 3 has a letter signed in tpe by the wife of John Adams; Abigail Adams, in which she complains to the publisher of the newspaper about an article on how guests at the White House were received in "The Drawing Rooms". There is a lengthy "Reply to Mrs. Adams" being an apology, signed in type: H. Niles. Rare to find le... See More  

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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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$46.00
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