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703264

Very significant & rare "pillar cartoon" issue... Massachusetts ratifies the Constitution, in a Boston newspaper...

Item #703264

March 01, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, March 1, 1788  This is one of the most desired & elusive issues of this  title to be had, as it contains one of the cherished "pillar cartoons". The only other newspaper we have discovered that used the pillar cartoons is the Independent Chronicle, also from Boston.

 Russell, the publisher, devised a cartoon showing each state as a ... See More  

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697392

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #697392

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pages 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Page 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washin... See More  

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687174

Putting the Constitution into effect, & New York is the capital...

Item #687174

September 20, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1788



* United States Constitution into effect

* New York City as nation's capital




 The top of the front page has an article signed by: "A Federalist" which is very supportive of the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the various states. It notes in part: "...The game that is now playing by the ant... See More  

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686742

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #686742

June 01, 1787

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, June 6, 1787



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected president




 An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention.

Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia datelined May 26 with the historic report: "Yesterday, at the State House in this city, seven states were ful... See More  

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686116

Hamilton & Knox to be on Washington's Cabinet... Setting federal salaries...

Item #686116

September 19, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 19, 1789  The front page has an interesting article which could be appropriate today: "Propositions for Reforming the Present System of Publick Education in Boston".

Page 2 begins with reports from the House of Representatives concerning discussions on setting the salaries for House & Senate members.

Page 3 has: "THE PRESIDENT has... See More  

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686115

Two George Washington script signatures...

Item #686115

October 10, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1789 



* (2) President George Washington acts

* First year of his administration




Most of the first column of page 2 contains not one but two of the very desirable Acts of Congress each signed in script type by President George Washington and in block type by Vice President John Adams. This title was one of just a few to use the "script&... See More  

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686051

Congressmen sworn in & Congress begins...

Item #686051

April 15, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Apr. 15, 1789 



* 1st United States Congress begins

* Congressmen & speaker are sworn in




A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report from New York mentioning that the Speaker & other members of the House are sworn into office, with a printing of a portion of their o... See More  

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686040

On the Treasury Bill and compensations for various officers...

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1789  Half of the front page is taken up with an article headed: "Slave Trade" which is a report from a French society for the abolition of the trade. One bit notes: "...The abolition, therefore, of negro slavery was esteemed by the general United States & by the convention in which they were represented, not only a measure condu... See More  

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674685

Supporting the new Constitution...

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May 03, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1788 



* United States Constitution support



Ftpg. item from Baltimore notes: "The election for two members to represent the town of Baltimore in the Convention to meet at Annapolis the 21st to decide on the new Constitution was closed on Thurs...".

Page 2 has more concerning the consideration of the new Constitution with reports from... See More  

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578024

North Carolina wants to reconsider ratifying the Constitution...

Item #578024

December 31, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, December 31, 1788  Page 2 has "Of North Carolina" which includes: "Our General Assembly is now sitting...many of the counties have petitioned for writs of elections for a new Convention to reconsider & ratify the Constitution on the part of this state. The antifederalists are still numerous, & very many of them callous ... See More  

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