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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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$55.00
679203

1903 Booker T. Washington's San Diego visit...

Item #679203

January 06, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 6, 1903



* Booker T. Washington address

* Educator, author & orator

* African American leader

* President George Marston




The top of page 3 has a two column heading: "WASHINGTON'S WORK FOR THE NEGRO RACE" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to... See More  

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678576

Desirable baseball issue... Cricket... "A Tale of Two Cities"...

Item #678576

October 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859



* Centerfold print of a baseball game in progress



Half of the double page centerfold is a terrific illustration of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other half shows a cricket match.

The frontpage shows: 'A German Beer Garden i... See More  

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$185.00
677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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$58.00
676555

Civil unrest in 1913 Seattle...

Item #676555

July 19, 1913

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 19, 1913



* Democrat Mayor George F. Cotterill

* Seattle Washington civil unrest - rioting




The front page has a nice banner headline: "SEATTLE UNDER ABSOLUTE RULE OF MAYOR; Newspaper Suppressed; Saloons Close; Police Rule" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era... See More  

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676028

Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson in a pitcher's duel...

Item #676028

August 16, 1916

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 16, 1916  



* Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson pitching duel

* Early coverage for Ruth, before he was a Yankee

* Best publication to be had ? - very rare as such




Near the bottom of the back page is a brief yet very historic report with small heading: "Red Sox Increase Lead After Great Battle with Washington" with the text beginning: "A hotly c... See More  

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675088

George Washington Bridge named....

Item #675088

January 14, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 14, 1931



* George Washington Bridge named (1st report)

* Hudson River double-decked suspension bridge




The top of the front page has a small one column heading: "Washington Memorial Bridge Is Name of New Hudson Span" (see) First report coverage on the famous suspension bridge being named after our first president. I suspect this is one of the few publica... See More  

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675064

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #675064

June 08, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 8, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first biog... See More  

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674805

Very early Charleston...

Item #674805

January 13, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 13, 1803  A volume I issue (number 4) of this famous title from the South. Inside has a lengthy report from the New York Society of Cincinnati with talk of creating an equestrian statue of George Washington. Also a nice editorial on the: "Equestrian Statue of Washington".

Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, damp stain at the b... See More  

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674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of... See More  

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674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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673594

Washington Redskins win NFL title...

Item #673594

December 14, 1942

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 14, 1942



* Washington Redskins win NFL title

* NFL football championship

* Chicago Bears upset




This 32 page newspaper has a six column headline on page 18: "Washington Beats Chicago Bears in Amazing Upset" with subheads that include: "REDSKINS GET REVENGE FOR 73-0 TRIMMING." Additional details are provided, which incl... See More  

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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with th... See More  

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673475

Washington rejects an honor... Delegates to the Constitutional Convention...

Item #673475

October 11, 1787

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Oct. 11, 1787 (year in Roman numerals)  This is one of the better issues we have discovered on the early work by the states in ratifying the recently proposed federal Constitution.

Page 4 has a great report from Phila. on Pennsylvania's swift action in considering the proposed federal Constitution. A few bits note: "...a petition... See More  

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673471

Sample passport for American ships...

Item #673471

May 29, 1793

ESSEX JOURNAL & NEW HAMPSHIRE PACKET, Newburyport, May 29, 1793  The front page begins with a sample passport issued by President "George Washington" for American commerce ships who are trading with "belligerent powers" overseas.

Four pages, one crease, an archival mend to page 2, loss to the right margin of the back leaf not due to damage but to a paper-making error ... 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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673466

Two front page George Washington script signatures...

Item #673466

June 23, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 23, 1792  Most of the first column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress and a “Resolve”, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, making this a nice issue for display. Over 2 front page columns are on: “Reflections On the State of the Union”.

Page 2 has a report from London on the: “Arrest of ... See More  

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673248

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #673248
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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673231

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #673231
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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673207

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

Item #673207

December 14, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, Greensboro, North Carolina, Dec. 14, 1850 



* President Millard Fillmore

* State of the Union Address




The entire front page and a portion of page 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message" being the state-of-the-union address of Millard Fillmore. This annual tradition was begun by George Washington and continues to this day.

Four pages, grea... See More  

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673021

British advancing towards the nation's capital...

Item #673021

July 28, 1813

BOSTON PATRIOT, July 28, 1813  Although this issue has much on the war in Europe, page 2 has: "Enemy In the Potomac" datelined from Washington and noting in part: "...that the advanced squadron of the enemy had retired down the river...were not in sight at Point Yates, about 70 miles below this city..." and more on the British advance towards the capital.

Inside has: &quo... See More  

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672725

John Adams, and the memory of George Washington...

Item #672725

February 19, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 19, 1800 



* re. George Washington's death

* President John Adams




The front page has an introductory note from the President signed: John Adams. Page 2 has a report concerning a memorial to George Washington who died two months earlier.

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

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672412

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #672412

August 11, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government




The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuan... See More  

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672361

British evacuate New York City...

Item #672361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More  

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672332

Nice George Washington issue...

Item #672332

May 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Acts of Congress




The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the president: George Washington. One of the Acts is for trading with the Indians. The ftpg. also has a detailed ad: "30 Dollars Reward" for deserters from the military.

Four pages, various scatter... See More  

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672302

1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping....

Item #672302

June 10, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 10, 1935



* George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping

* Tacoma, Washington (freed)

* Suspects captured - Harmon Metz Waley




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "COUPLE CAUGHT IN UTAH CONFESS THEY KIDNAPPED THE WEYERHAEUSER BOY" with subheads. (see) More on page 3 with two related photos. Lengthy text. First report coverage on the capture of George Wey... See More  

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671755

Washington script signature... Light house on Sequin Island...

Item #671755

April 25, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 25, 1795 



* President George Washington act of Congress

* Seguin Island Maine Lighthouse proposed



The top of third column on the ftpg. has: "Laws Of The United States" "Published By Authority" "Third Congress of the United States". Hereafter is the text of: "An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks...", sign... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army




Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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671279

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Congressional act signed in script




Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed
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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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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... 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 



* John - Jay's Treaty

* 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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669881

Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper...

Item #669881

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Houdon's Statue o... See More  

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669558

Two letters signed by George Washington...

Item #669558

November 16, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington

* John Jay letters




Page 2 contains two letters, each signed in type by the President: G. Washington, one to the residents of Shepherdstown in response to their note on Washington's coming retirement.

Page 3 has a letter to the governor of New York, with his replay signed in type: John... See More  

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669546

Front page letter signed by George Washington...

Item #669546

September 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY: OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington letter signed



  The top of the first column on the front page features a letter headed: "George Washington, President of the United States of America" which concerns him no longer recognizing Thomas William Moore as the Vice Consul from England in the United States. It ... 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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669134

Washington responds to the Baltimore Mechanical Society...

Item #669134

June 29, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1793  Page 2 has: "The Address of the Baltimore Mechanical Society to George Washington, President of the United States" with his reply, signed in type: George Washington.

Many illustrated ads including ships, musical instruments, houses, and stage coaches.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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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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669085

Washington responds to the Senate's address on his state-of-the-union speech...

Item #669085

December 23, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 23, 1795 



* President George Washington

* re. State of the Union Address

* Senate's response




Page 2 has the Address of the Senate to the President, focused on his recent state-of-the-union address. It is followed  by: "To Which the President was Pleased to Make the Following Reply" which is signed in typ... See More  

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669054

George Washington...

Item #669054

April 16, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 16, 1794  Page 2 has a letter to Congress signed by the President: Go. Washington, being in introduction of carious letters concerning foreign affairs.

Also a report from Virginia that: "...a party of 13 persons...were attacked in the wilderness by a large party of Indians..." with more.

Decorative ads on the back page... See More  

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669036

George Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #669036

December 16, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 16, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "Mr. Hamilton's Explanation" which is signed by him in type: Alexander Hamilton. The controversy seems to relate to expenses for the President. Also on the ftpg. are: "Quarterly Sta... See More  

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669023

Two front page letters from Washington...

Item #669023

June 26, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1794 



* (2) President George Washington letters signed



A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

The front page begins with a letter signed in type by: G. Washington, concerning a portrait of him. This is followed by a brief letter of introduction, signed: G. Washington, or a much lengthier letter of the Secreta... See More  

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669021

Washington's letter about concerns with Spain... Sam Adams letter...

Item #669021

June 12, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 12, 1794 



* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams




A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.

Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress in which is relays: "...the present state of certain hostile threats against the territories of Spain in our neighbourhood...", signed in type: G. Washington.... 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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668908

Washington nominated to be Commander-in-Chief...

Item #668908

July 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 5, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Commander-in-Chief again ?




Page 3 begins with a notable report: "How transporting the fact! the great, the good, the aged WASHINGTON, has said, 'I am ready again to go with my fellow citizens to the field of battle, in defence of the Liberty and Independence of my country'.

The
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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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668870

Three letters signed by George Washington...

Item #668870
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), August, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Three signed letters




Over 5 1/2 pages on: "Observations on the Utility of funding the Public Debts of the United States". Also: "Observations on Manufacturing Sugar from the Sap of the Maple Tree" and an address to the President from the state of New York with the: "President... See More  

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$112.00
668787

An advertisement concerning the "President's Household"...

Item #668787

May 18, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 18, 1789



* President George Washington

* Steward for his house advertisement

* Thomas Burling, furniture & cabinet maker




Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspaper would have an ad on page 3 headed: "The Presi... See More  

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