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672505

First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.

Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More  

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671805

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #671805

May 15, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 15, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 16 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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671157

George Washington script signatures... Paul Revere...

Item #671157

May 04, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 4, 1796  The ftpg. contains two Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One takes over a full column and is: "An Act for Establishing Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes" (see for the beginning).

Among the front page ads is one for: "Church Bells....By Paul Revere..." with further detail

Four pa... 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  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 compensation to the members of the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States...&... See More  

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671042

On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790  Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United States.

Another column has a final tribute of "affec... See More  

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671038

Electoral votes counted: Monroe the winner...

Item #671038

February 19, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Feb. 19, 1817  A page 2 report datelined "Washington, Feb. 13, 1817" reports: "According to the provisions of the Constitution, the votes given by the Electors...were yesterday counted...in the presence of the Senators and Representatives in Congress, and it was officially proclaimed by the President of the Senate; that JAMES MONROE is elected ... See More  

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670877

America is about to declare war...

Item #670877

June 03, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1812  Page 2 has a notable report headed: "War with England!" stating: "A letter has been received in town from a Senator of the United States, dated May 28th, which says, The Committee of the Senate on Foreign Affairs have agreed unanimously [Mr. Lloyd being absent] to recommend a Declaration of War against---England."

Three weeks lat... See More  

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670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796  A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation&q... See More  

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670672

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #670672

July 10, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 10, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 7 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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670187

Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #670187

March 26, 1814

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 26, 1814  The front page is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship headed: "The STRONG Ship Massachusetts ", part of a political notice in support of Caleb Strong for governor.

Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name, with political slogans on the other flags. Much text as well. Given the considerable naval activity in the on-g... See More  

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669369

Dr. Edward Jenner and his work in finding a cure for smallpox...

Item #669369

November 07, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Nov. 7, 1801 



* Edward Jenner and the smallpox vaccine



A very significant medical issue, as the front pate has over a full column letter headed: "On The Origin of the Vaccine Innoculation which is a letter writen by the famed Dr. Edward Jenner.

It has an: 'Introduction" which notes: "I am induced to give the following concise 'History
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669213

Washington signs an Act relating to the United States Mint...

Item #669213

March 19, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 19, 1794  The front page begins with: "An Act in Alternation of the Act Establishing a Mint and Regulating the  Coins of the United States, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

A fine issue for any coin collector.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, good condition.

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669202

Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #669202

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794  The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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668128

Washington letter to Congress...

Item #668128

June 04, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 4, 1796  Page 2 has: "A message...received from the President of the United States..." to Congress, beginning: "The measures now in operation for taking possession of the posts of Detroit and Machilimachinac..." with more, signed in type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, good condition.

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668126

Huge list of pensioners, signed in script type by President Washington...

Item #668126

May 14, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It completes at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.&nb... See More  

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668112

Script signature of George Washington... Paul Revere mention...

Item #668112

September 12, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 12, 1795  The front page has:  "Answer Of The President of the United States, to the Selectmen of Charlestown." The two paragraph reply discusses his assent to the treaty between the United States and Great-Britain, signed in script type: Geo. Washington. 

Page 3 has an ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons which

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668108

Much talk on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668108

July 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has additional items concerning the Jay Treaty.

Four pages, small piece from the bottom margin affects one word on pages 1 & 2, otherwise nice co... See More  

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668096

Slave insurrection... The "wretched" prisoners the king & queen of France...

Item #668096

October 19, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1791  The ftpg. has over a full column taken up with: "Negro Insurrection--In Hispaniola" with much detail.

Page 2 has a report on the imprisoned king & queen of France noting in part: "The King and Queen of France are not permitted to speak together without the presence of some National Guards, & they are both obliged to dress &... 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  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 is concerning the Louisiana Purchase, a timely event near the end of 1803. One bit includes:... See More  

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667461

Jefferson on navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #667461

August 13, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1803  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 negroes at Cape Francois and landed them at Savannah, Ga. for sale."... See More  

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666489

Thomas Jefferson responds concerning the Jay Treaty...

Item #666489

February 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794



* Thomas Jefferson letters

* re. John Jay Treaty




The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, some foxing, irregular at the blank spine with a small piece missing, good condition.... 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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666174

Napoleon abdicates again... Some bits on Waterloo...

Item #666174

August 05, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 5, 1815  Page 2 has: "More Great News" "Second Abdication of Buonaparte!" with the details of this event.

Also on pg. 2 are some reports concerning the Battle of Waterloo.

Four pages, various foxing, good condition.

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665952

Washington Proclamation on coinage...

Item #665952

February 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796  



* President George Washington

* Proclamation signed in script

* U.S. coinage - copper cent




At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. It is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washing... 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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665936
Item #665936

October 03, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 3, 1795



* 18th century American title



Page 2 includes: "Naval Action in the Mediterranean" between the English & the French; also: "Republic of France - National Convention" "Annihilation of the Emigrants Lately landed in France" & other items.

Page 3 includes 7 illustrated ship ads, with 6 on the back page. Four pages, ... See More  

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665935

Constitution's keel is laid...

Item #665935

May 20, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 20, 1795 



* USS Constitution construction begins

* Laying of the keel - United States Navy




A page 3 report under "Federal Frigate" reports the beginning of work on this famous addition to the U.S. Navy, stating in part: "...the keel of the United States frigate...was finished laying. It is 156 feet in length, and from the elegance of the w... See More  

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665930

Early article on horse racing in America...

Item #665930

July 04, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1818  The front page has not only an unusually lengthy article headed: "Horse-Racing" but a very early one as well, as horse racing in the States did not become popular until many years later.

Four pages, several foxing spots, generally nice condition.

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665926

The execution of James Hamilton...

Item #665926

November 14, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1818  The front page has: "Execution of Hamilton" from Albany, which notes at the beginning: "On Thursday James Hamilton was executed in this city for the murder of Major Birdsall last summer...his fate excited much sympathy, and his execution was witnessed by more than 1000 people...".

Shortly before his execution Hamilton wrote his f... See More  

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665924

Isaiah Thomas is President of the AAS... Battle with the Indians...

Item #665924

November 04, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1818  Page 2 has a report headed: "Antiquarian Society" which notes that Isaiah Thomas was elected President. Other officers noted s well.

This is the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester.

The ftpg. has: "More Bloodshed" concerning a battle with the Indians in the Alabama Territory.

Four pages, various foxing and some damp staini... See More  

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665923

Surgical instruments advertisement includes a saw...

Item #665923

February 28, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 28, 1818  "Notice To Surgeons" on page 3 is an ad for a business that sells surgical instruments. The ad includes a woodcut of an ominous-looking saw, used for surgery.

Much of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with various Acts of the Mass. legislature, one is: "An Act Regulating the Practice of Physic and Surgery".

Four pages, good condition... See More  

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665843

Washington highlighted in a Masonic celebration...

Item #665843

June 27, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 27, 1795 



* Masonic - Masons - Freemasonry

* Toast to President George Washington

* St. John the Baptist celebration




Page 2 has a report of a: "Fraternal Feast", a Masonic celebration, beginning: "The Feast of St. John the Baptist was celebrated by the Grand Lode of this Commonwealth..." with details of the event.

Among the toasts... See More  

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665783

Twelve issues from 1795-1797...

Item #665783

July 01, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston  A lot of twelve issues dating from 1795-1797, each has some minor damage causing them to be in "2nd rate" condition. Several have some burn loss to the right margin. There are no portions removed.

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665706

Death of the governor...

Item #665706

December 14, 1808

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 14, 1808 



* Death of James Sullivan

* Governor of Massachusetts




The middle of page 2 has a black-bordered report headed: "Death" which is a report on: "...the melancholy tidings of the decease of His Excellency JAMES SULLIVAN, Esq., Governor & Commander in Chief of this Commonwealth, in the 65th year of his age..." with more deta... See More  

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665705

Letter signed by the President, Thomas Jefferson...

Item #665705

September 26, 1804

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1804 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Letter re. France relations




Page 2 contains a letter signed in type: Th. Jefferson, which concerns relations with France.

Four pages, an archival mend on pg. 2, some smudges inside, generally nice.

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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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665674

Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 



* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state




A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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665672

Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #665672

March 28, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1818 



* Great political advertisement as for display



The ftpg. of this issue is dominated by a very large engraving of a ship headed: "Huzza, for the Massachusetts!", part of a political notice in support of John Brooks for governor.

Note that the flag on the tallest mast bears his name, with political slogans on the other flags. Much tex... See More  

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665505

Script signature of George Washington on the front page...

Item #665505

July 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 9, 1796  Over half of the front page is taken up with the full text from Congress of: "An ACT to Ascertain & For the Military Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This was one of very few newspapers which used script type when printing documents or letters from President Washington, ... See More  

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665504

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #665504

July 06, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1796



* President George Washington



Taking half the front page & concluding on pg. 2 is the: "Act Laying Duties on Carriages for the Conveyance of Persons..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

The front page begins with a detailed ad for: "Josiah Flagg, Surgeon Dentist". Flagg was the first native-born... See More  

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665495

Tennessee to become a state in the Union...

Item #665495

April 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 20, 1796 



* Tennessee statehood



An item on pg. 2 headed: "Tenesee [sic]" noting: "...relative to the territory south of the Ohio reported that that territory, now bearing the name of the State of Tenesee, was entitled to all the privileges enjoyed by the other States of the Union, and that it should be one of the sixteen states of America... See More  

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665493

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #665493

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 



* Jay's Treaty - John

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Artic... See More  

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665468

Laying the cornerstone of the Boston State House...

Item #665468

July 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1795 



* Massachusetts State House's cornerstone laid



Page 2 contains a nice editorial headed: "The Treaty" referring to the controversial Jay Treaty, which had recently been approved by the Senate. It begins: "The ratification of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between the United States and his Britannic Majesty...must... 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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665090

Very early guitar advertisement... Gaines fights the Indians...

Item #665090

January 31, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1818  The back page a rather small ad with a small heading: "GUITAR" reading: "For sale cheap--a new, elegant and superior toned English Guitar, together with instruction book, strings, etc. Inquire at the Centinel Counting Room".

Have you ever seen an earlier ad for a guitar?

The ftpg. has: "Indian War" being a lengthy repo... See More  

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665089

Illinois joins the Union as the 21st state...

Item #665089

December 12, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1818 



* Illinois statehood



The front page has a rather inconspicuous report headed: Journal of 15th Congress" noting in part: "...Messrs. Hunter of R.I. and Edwards and Thomas took their seats this day. The two latter represent the new State of Illinois, the law to admit which into the Union has been signed by the President...The Union is n... See More  

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665085

On the Alien and Sedition Acts...

Item #665085

February 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1799  Pg. 2 has lengthy resolution passed by the House of Representatives that reads in part: "...The sedition and alien acts this House conceive, contain nothing terrifying, but to the flagitious and designing....That it is the opinion of this House, that ought not to concur in the design of the resolutions of Kentucky."

Page 2 also has a repor... See More  

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664817

"Report" signed in type by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #664817

January 21, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 21, 1792



* Thomas Jefferson before presidency



Beginning on the ftpg. and concluding on page 2 is a very lengthy "Report" from the Secretary of State, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. It is very difficult to find 18th century newspapers with Jefferson's signature in type.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing and a few archival mends at... 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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