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April 30, 1784
THE MARYLAND GAZETTE OR BALTIMORE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Baltimore, April 30, 1784 A volume one issue, and a very early issue from Baltimore. Page 2 is entirely taken up with reports from Europe including the: "Treaty of Peace Between Russia and the Porte". Page 3 has a notable report form New York, that: "Congress have passed resolutions for forming ten new states out of the western territory, by the names of Sylvania, Michigania, Cherronesus, Assenisipia, Metropotamia, Illinois, Saratoga, Washington, Polypotamia, Pelisipia: and appointed a committee to prepare a plan for the temporary government of the same." [Note: through QalaBist.com we learn: "The State of Sylvania was proposed to include much of present-day Minnesota, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and some of northern Wisconsin. The State of Michigania was proposed to include most of Wisconsin, but nothing of Michigan. The State of Chersonesus (the Greek word for peninsula) was proposed to include most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The State of Assenispia (named after the Assenisipi River, also known as the Rock River.) was proposed to include the northern part of modern-day Indiana. The State of Metropotamia was proposed to include southern Michigan and parts of northern Ohio and Illinois. The State of Illinoia was proposed to include most of Illinois. The State of Saratoga was proposed to include most of Indiana. The State of Washington was proposed to include most of Ohio. The State of Polypotamia was proposed to include most of western Kentucky. The State of Pelisipia was proposed to include most of eastern Kentucky."]
A report from Philadelphia notes: "....senate of the state of New York...pleased to present Mr. Paine, author of the celebrated pamphlet stiled Common Sense with the choice of two farms...". Reports from Baltimore as well, and a black-bordered report of the death of Capt. Ebenezer Finley.
Four pages, large inked page numbers in the upper corners, wide margins, in very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's