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Item # 664965 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791

* First Bank of the United States creation

The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2 pages; "The Remarkable Duel" "Female Patriotism & Fortitude" "The Origin of Tobacco, by the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin" & more.
Near the back are over 3 pages of: "Abstracts of the Proceedings of Congress" which provides interesting insights into the early workings of Congress.
But the most significant content in this issue would be this early printing of: "An ACT to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States" which takes over 3 1/2 pages, at the conclusion of which is: "This Act was signed by the President, February 25, 1791." This was one of the more significant Acts of Congress from the formative years, creating the First Bank of the United States.
Also near the back is the "Domestick Chronicle" with various news reports from the American cities, including mention of the celebration of the birth day of George Washington.
Complete in 64 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, minor foxing, full title/contents page, generally good condition.

Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's