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Death of Governor Increase Sumner...

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June 08, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 8, 1799  All of pages 2 & 3 are black bordered in mourning rules because of the death of Massachusetts governor Increase Sumner reported at the top of page 2 with: "Grievous Mortality" which begins: "The painful talk has devolved on us to announce an event which...will not be read without the most painful regret. Yesterday died...to the unspeakable grief of an affectionate family & of a sympathising community, His Excellency INCREASE SUMNER..." with more (see). Nice to have in this title.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's