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North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...



Item # 652834 THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789 

* United States Constitution
* North Carolina ratification
* Albany, New York


The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "Table Exhibiting an Account of the Progress of Grain from the Market to the Mouth"; the continued: "History of the American War" which takes over 4 pages; "Cautions Against the Burial of Persons Supposed Dead" & more. At the back is: "The Chronicle" with various "foreign intelligence".
Included is the "Supplement to the Third Volume". Its content includes: "On the Patriotic Conduct of the American Women".
Near the back is news headed: "United States". It includes the "...rules respecting a medical education were passed & ordered to be made public..." which is under the heading: "College of Philadelphia" It is signed in type by several, the first of which is: "Benjamin Franklin, president to the trustees." 
Also among the news is an item from Norfolk, Va., "This day arrived from London...Thomas Jefferson, Esq., our late ambassador at the court of Versailles & now secretary of the United States of America". Also a report on settling the boundary lines between Vermont and New York, and a report that: "...from North Carolina, we learn that the convention of that state...on the 16th of last month, has agreed to and ratified the New Constitution of the United States..." with a bit more. And the back page has an even better report on the ratification headed: "Twelfth Federal Pillar - North Carolina" with details. 
Complete in 96 pages with the Supplement, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition. Lacking both plates called for.

This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792. Although many titles existed earlier, none enjoyed the success of lasting beyond a few issues or a couple of years.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's