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Script signature of George Washington on the front page...



Item # 665505

July 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 9, 1796 

* President George Washington

Over half of the front page is taken up with the full text from Congress of: "An ACT to Ascertain & For the Military Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This was one of very few newspapers which used script type when printing documents or letters from President Washington, making this a displayable issue given its front page presentation.
Four pages, light foxing, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's