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Washington, the Constitution, Amendments, Hamilton's report...
Item # 665280 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), October, 1789 One of the more successful magazines from 18th century America. Included is a lengthy: "...Report of the Secretary of the Treasury..." which takes 4 1/2 pages & signed in type by: Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury. Included also is: "Ingenious Toasts given at York, in Penna...in the Procession formed to Celebrate the Progress of the new Constitution" which takes a full page & concludes in the next issue. "Regulations of the Spaniards for the Gradual Enfranchisement of Slaves & their Better Treatment". Additionally, present is a letter to Washington supporting his effects as commander-in-chief of the army in 1775 with his response signed: G. Washington; another letter from Washington to Gage in 1775 signed: G. Washington, with Gage's answer datelines at Boston; a 3rd letter signed: G. Washington, from Cambridge, Aug. 19, 1775.
Many slave-related poems including: "Picture of African Distress" "The African Boy" & "The Slave". Near the back is: "American Intelligence" which includes: "The Grand question respecting the necessity of a declaration of rights to precede the new constitution..." & mention that: "The president of the united states arrived at Cambridge..." with more on his tour. "Foreign Intelligence" has reports from France references the taking of the Bastille and the spread of the French Revolution to Strasburg & other regions of France. Content includes a lengthy & interesting: "Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion & Figure in the Human Species..." "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution Proposed by the Conventions of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, South & North Carolina, with the Minorities of Penna. & Maryland" "Thoughts on Dueling" "An Infallible Scheme for Paying off the Continental Debt & Defraying the Current Expenses of Government without any Additional Tax..." "Distresses & Complaints of a Bachelor" & more. Near the back are: "Tables of Population" with counts of whites, blacks, Indians, & mulattoes.
A wealth of great content in this issue. Bound without a full title/contents page, 80 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 3.4 inches with untrimmed margins, some damp staining, good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's