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July 14, 1803

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, July 14, 1803 

* The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
* Signed by U.S. & France ministers

A page 3 report headed: "Official" reports: "The Executive has received official information, that a Treaty was signed on the 30th April, between the Ministers...of the United States and the Ministers...of the French Government; by which the United States have obtained the full right to and sovereignty over New Orleans, and the whole of Louisiana, as Spain possessed the same."
History tells us the date was actually 2 days later on May 2 when the American envoys signed the treaty of cession in Paris. The treaty would be approved by the Senate on October 20.
Also on pg. 3 is an item: "James Monroe--The cession of Louisiana and New Orleans by France to the Untied States at once evince his patriotism & diplomatic talents, the wisdom of our government, and the extreme madness & folly of modern federalism."
Four pages, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War