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Signed in script type by President George Washington...

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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 the Vice President: John Adams.
Save for two ads on pg. 3 the entire four pages of this issues are taken up with the text of this Act of Congress (unusual). Nice to have the President's signature in type from the early months of his first administration.
Four pages, close-trimmed at the bottom affects the last line on page 1 and 4, and the left side of pg. 2 and right side of pg. 3.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's