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Three new ships are launched at Pittsburgh...

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May 15, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 15, 1804  Inside has a brief report noting: "At Pittsburgh (the head of Ohio river) were launched on the 30th March, the ship Louisiana, 300 tons burthen--on the 31st schooner Conquest, 126 tons, pierced for 18 guns--and on the 1st of April, the schooner Alleghany. The first sailed down the river the next day in ballast; the second sailed on the 4th ult. laden with flour."
There is also an interesting bit on the 100th anniversary of the first newspaper in America (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War