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704139

Two Acts of Congress signed by Washington...

Item #704139

April 23, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 23, 1794 



* President George Washington

* United States Congress acts




The front page has a full column taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for  creating and repairing of arsenals and magazines, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, minor margin wear, generally good condition.... See More  

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704138

Alexander Hamilton, Anthony Wayne, John Jay, and Henry Knox...

Item #704138

December 11, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 11, 1793  Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Anthony Wayne concerning an encounter with the Indians. Some paragraphs begin: "It would appear that the savages mean to bend their attention to our convoys..." and "The savages killed & carried off about 70 horses..." and "There are nearly 1000 volunteers in the vicinity..." and m... See More  

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704136

Germantown (PA) school offers its buildings as the home for Congress... Washington responds...

Item #704136

November 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 27, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Germantown, Pennsylvania

* Jean François Hamtramck




The front page begins with an interesting: "Address of the Trustees of a School at Germantown, to the President" in which they: "...tender the school buildings for the accommodation of  Congress, should they convene at this place...&q... See More  

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703716

Very lengthy on the sea monsters...

Item #703716

September 24, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1817 



* Sea serpents - monsters



The front page has an unusually lengthy article headed; "The Sea Monster" followed by another titled: "Sea Serpent". Page 2 has: "The President's Return".

Four pages, a strong mid-fold with wear, a small archival mend along the left spine, but otherwise nice.... See More  

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702703

Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...

Item #702703

November 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Nov. 26,1803  Page 2 has several items concerning the recent Louisiana Purchase, but certainly the most significant is a report from Louisville noting: "Capt. Clark, and Mr. Lewis, have left this place in the prosecution of their expedition to the westward. They have been sent thereon by the President of the United States. The ob... See More  

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702702

Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...

Item #702702

November 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Nov. 26, 1803 (at a slightly reduced price)



* Lewis and Clark Expedition begins

* Louisville, Kentucky - Ohio River




Page 2 has several items concerning the recent Louisiana Purchase, but certainly the most significant is a report from Louisville noting: "Capt. Clark, and Mr. Lewis, have left this place in the prosecution of th... See More  

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701701

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #701701

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




Page 2 has the "President's Message" to Congress indicating that the negotiations with France by the U.S. envoys have failed. In the message the President states in part: "...I perceive no ground of expectation, that the objects of their mission, can be accomplished,... See More  

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701700

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #701700

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair - France relations

* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




The front page 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 page 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France during the XYZ Af... See More  

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701631

John Adams, John Adams, and John Adams...

Item #701631

September 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 8, 1798  



* President John Adams

* Acts of U.S. Congress




The front page begins with 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address of the Boston Marine Society to the President concerning the growing tensions with France, followed by the President's reply signed in type: John Adams. And the back ... See More  

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701147

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #701147

February 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb., 22, 1794



* 18th century American title



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

Pages 3 & 4 contain a few illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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698471

William H. Harrison on the Battle of Tippecanoe...

Item #698471

December 07, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 7, 1811  Page 2 has: "Indian War--Official" being a letter to the Secretary of War signed in type: Wm. Henry Harrison, datelined "H.Q. near the Prophet's Town, November 8, 1811." The letter describes the battle of Tippecanoe beginning with: "...the dawn of yesterday terminated any action between the troops under my command, and the... See More  

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698259

Letter signed by John Jay...

Item #698259

November 01, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1794  Most of the first column is taken up with a letter signed in type by: John Jay, such letters rarely found in period newspaper. It concerns the problem with British impressment of American sailors and the seizure of ships. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, light damp staining, generally good condition.

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698242

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #698242

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The front page 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 ... See More  

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698240

Washington on peace & security...

Item #698240

July 18, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 18, 1795  Most of the front page is taken up with: "Candid Remarks on the Treaty of Amity & Commerce, Between Great Britain & the United States of America", which is the controversial Jay Treaty.

Page 2 has a letter signed by: Geo. Washington, dated June 2, 1783. One paragraph begins: "Your congratulations on the happy prospect of peace... See More  

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698141

Early article on horse racing in America...

Item #698141

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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698113

Sam Adams is elected governor...

Item #698113

May 11, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1796  



* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original




Page 2 has a very brief report: "His Excellency Samuel Adams is re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth, for the year ensuing: by a majority of about 2000 votes."

Four pages, foxing and light damp staining, a bit irregular at the right margin.... See More  

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698109

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

Item #698109

December 12, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 12, 1818  



* Illinois statehood

* Joins the Union




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 Presid... See More  

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698070

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #698070

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800  The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the upper part of the wind pipe..." with m... See More  

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698065

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #698065

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795  Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, various foxing, generally nice condition.

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697903

President Andrew Jackson's response to the citizens of Charleston....

Item #697903

July 16, 1831

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 16, 1831  The front page has considerable details from Charleston, Soth Carolina regarding their fourth of July celebration. This included a letter being read which was then forwarded on to President Andrew Jackson with a request for a response. The article was followed by his response, and signed, ANDREW JACKSON. The subject of both centered around Nullificat... See More  

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697849

A two-issue set: George Washington and Paul Revere on the front page...

Item #697849

June 25, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22 and 25, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Paul Revere's church bells




A two issue set with over half of the front page of the 22nd taken up with lengthy & detailed text of: "An ACT to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with the Indian Tribes & to Preserve Peace on the Frontiers." The Act carries over to take more than a full co... See More  

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697210

On George Washington's death & funeral... Front page report of his death...

Item #697210

January 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Jan. 8, 1800 



* George Washington death and funeral



The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affection of the... See More  

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695015

Huge & graphic political ad...

Item #695015

March 30, 1816

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1816 



* Great political advertisement as for display



The front page 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 text as well... See More  

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694281

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

Item #694281

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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693180

Two front page George Washington script signatures... Building Washington, D.C...

Item #693180

June 23, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 23, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Designing District of Columbia

* Federal buildings - Capitol




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: “Re... See More  

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693166

Napoleon... The War of 1812...

Item #693166

July 10, 1813

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 10, 1813  The front page has: "Occasional Remarks On the Present Unjust War" meaning the War of 1812. 

Inside has a: "Proclamation - Of His Majesty the Emperor, to the Army" signed in type by: Napoleon, concerning his recent military conquests.

Also reports concerning the War of 1812 with "Rigorous Blockade" "From Virg... See More  

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692539

Latest from the War of 1812...

Item #692539

December 05, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1812   Inside has: "From Halifax" with some War of 1812 reports: "The Northern Army" and "Army of the Centre" which also have war reports. Much of a column is taken up with election-related reports including a lengthy article "The Union of the States".

Four pages, minor foxing, good condition.

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691342

President Madison and the church & state controversy....

Item #691342

March 09, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 9, 1811 



* President James Madison

* Church & State controversy




Page 2 has a rather inconspicuous report under "National Legislature" that mentions not only a rare veto by the President (Madison), but also a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Ter
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690776

Note from President Washington...

Item #690776

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, various foxing, very small hole ... See More  

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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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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.

Keep ... See More  

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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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687925

Martin Van Buren's state-of-the-union address...

Item #687925

December 08, 1838

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 8, 1838



* President Martin Van Buren

* State of the Union Address




 The entirety of the back page is taken up with: "Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress" which is signed in type at its conclusion: M. Van Buren.

This was Van Buren's state-of-the-union address in which he reflects upon the year with th... See More  

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687922

Annual address of John Q. Adams...

Item #687922

December 09, 1826

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 9, 1826 



* President John Quincy Adams

* State of the Union Address




Taking almost 5 columns on pages 2 and 3 is the: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address. It is signed in type: John Quincy Adams.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, nice condition.... See More  

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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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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 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Special message to U.S. Congress

* On the Aaron Burr conspiracy




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 A... 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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687435

Criticizing the Jay Treaty... Thanksgiving to the Most High...

Item #687435

November 18, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 18, 1795



* Criticizing the Jay Treaty



 The front page has a lengthy: "Address to the President Of the United States" with criticisms about the controversial Jay Treaty with England. It carries over to page 2 as well.

Page 3 has a brief note: "Peace is at length concluded between the United States and the Regency of Algiers...". Anoth... See More  

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687225

Much on the funeral of George Washington...

Item #687225

January 04, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 4, 1800 



* George Washington funeral

* President John Adams




All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of George Washington.

Page 2 has: "Further Respectful Testimonials, Sacred to George Washington, Deceased" "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" signed in type: John Adams, concerning: ... See More  

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687171

Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #687171

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796 



* President George Washington



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 ill... See More  

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686888

Buonaparte's Proclamation... On the Quasi-War...

Item #686888

February 13, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 13, 1799  The front page and a few items inside relate to the tensions between the U.S. and France, relating to what would be called the Quasi-War.

Page 2 includes: "Buonaparte's Proclamation" concerning the assassination of a French aid de camp, noting: "...they should be brought as hostages to Cairo. The town shall be pillaged and no hous... See More  

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686886

John Adams letter... Refuting Washington's death...

Item #686886

January 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 19, 1799



* President John Adams letter

* Refuting George Washington's death




 Page 2 has a letter to the New York legislature signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Following it is a note which begins: "Some if the infernals who infest the United States have reported...the death of our beloved Fabius-Maximus, of Mount Vernon. The tale is ... See More  

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686885

Firepower for the "approaching season"...

Item #686885

January 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 12, 1799  Page 2 has a lengthy speech by the Mass. governor, signed in script type: Increase Sumner. The back page features a very interesting & unusual illustrated ad for "Gunnery Articles Suitable for the Approaching Season". One wonders what the season is, as the illustration shows a cannon.

Four pages, small piece from a lower blank margin, ... See More  

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686883

The young U.S. Navy... The President's palace...

Item #686883

December 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1798  



* United States Navy in it's infancy



Page 2 has a chart headed: "American Navy" being a: "List of Vessels In Service" noting the number of guns of commander of each.

It begins with the "United States" "Constitution" and "Constellation" then 12 other vessels, followed by a list of ship that... See More  

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686875

Charles Bulfinch's first major project...

Item #686875

October 27, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 27, 1798  



* Charles Bulfinch designs Federal Street Theatre

* First American-born professional architect




The front page has an address: "To the President of the United States" from the officers of the Guilford Regiment of militia, relating to the troubling relationship with France. It is followed by his "Answer" signed in type: Joh... See More  

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686859

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

Item #686859

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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686853

John Adams' letter to the Masons...

Item #686853

June 30, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 30, 1798  



* President John Adams

* Masonic - Masons address




Page 2 has an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Boston to the President, with his: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams. Also the President's letter to the people of Braintree, Mass., also signed: John Adams.

Four pages, slightly close-trimmed to a portion of the bottom margi... See More  

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686849

John Adams Acts... with script signatures...

Item #686849

June 02, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 2, 1798 



* President John Adams

* 3 Acts of Congress




The front page has three Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President:  John Adams.

Page 2 has two letters: "To the President of the United States" from the citizens of Cambridge and Haverhill, Mass. The back page has an ad for the sale of various goods: &
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$55.00
686847

Silence is cowardice; neutrality is treason...

Item #686847

May 16, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1798  The front page 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 w... See More  

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