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677119

Why the President needs a title...

Item #677119

November 21, 1798

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1798  The front page has an interesting item stating the reason for needing a formal title for the President of the United States so as not to be confused with presidents of other institutions.

Page 3 has a report concerning the arrival of the President in New York with comments on the conclusion of his trip through the eastern states.

Four pages... See More  

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674685

Supporting the new Constitution...

Item #674685

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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658469

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #658469

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789 



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pgs. 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. 

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

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658467

Washington letter signed in script type...

Item #658467

August 15, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15, 1789 



* President George Washington script signature



Over one-third of the front page is taken up with; "Proceedings in the Legislature of the Union" from the  earliest months of the new  federal government. Interesting reading on the concerns from this period.

The prime content would be the nice page 3 letter from the Pr... See More  

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658466

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #658466

August 12, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 12, 1789  All of pages 1, 2, most of pg. 3, & all of pg. 4 are taken up with an extremely lengthy Act of Congress: "...to Regulate the Collection of the Duties Imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships..." which is signed in script type by the President at its conclusion at the bottom of the back page: George Washington, and in block type by... See More  

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658460

Presentation to President Washington...

Item #658460

July 18, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 18, 1789



* From the 1st year of George Washington's presidency

* United States government (Congress) in it's infancy




Page 3 has an item "From New York" noting: "...the Address of the Legislature of Massachusetts to the President was presented by the two senators & eight representatives from that state: the committee was ver... See More  

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658428

Visiting President Washington... How he was dressed for the inauguration...

Item #658428

May 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1789 



* United States government in it's infancy

* Post-President George Washington inauguration




A great issue on the earliest days of the new federal government including most of page 2 taken up with: "Debates of Congress" from the first several weeks. The entry for May 1 notes: "The speech of the President to the two House... See More  

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658412

Much frutration that a quorum for the new Congress has not yet been achieved...

Item #658412

March 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, March 25, 1789  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy political essay signed: "Laco", thought to have been Sam Adams.

Page 3 news from New York reflects the frustration of all of getting a quorum to begin the work of the new Congress: "To our great mortification...by dampening that favourable impression which had been made on the mind... See More  

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658358

Document signed by Governor John Hancock...

Item #658358

November 22, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1788 



* John Hancock



Pages 2 & 3 contain a lengthy Resolve from the state of Massachusetts concerning the creation of legislative districts: "...for the purpose of choosing eight persons to represent the people thereof in the Congress of the United States...".

Taking over a full column it is signed in type by the governor: John... See More  

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596226

1788 common sense...

Item #596226

October 18, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1788  Page 3 has an item from Philadelphia beginning; "The celebrated author of Common Sense says true when he says that..." (see). Also a report from New York concerning treaties with the Indians, plus a letter from Gov. St. Clair concerning an attack by Indians upon the federal troops.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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582356

Proclamation by the governor...

Item #582356

August 12, 1786

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 12, 1786 



* James Bowdoin proclamation



The ftpg. has "A Proclamation" by the governor of Mass. concerning attempts to find the arsonist responsible for the recent burning of the Fish Market.

Page 2 has: "Practical Lecture on Christian Charity, by a Jew". Various other news of the day with many ads as well, a fe... See More  

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578025

North Carolina wants to reconsider ratifying the Constitution...

Item #578025

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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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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