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Two front page George Washington script signatures...

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March 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1796 

* President George Washington

Fully half of the front page, the two middle columns, are taken up with a lengthy treaty of peace and amity between the United States and Algeria, relating to the problems with the Algerian pirates capturing American ships.
At the top is: "Treaty with the Dey of Algiers" with the George Washington script signature, and at its conclusion is a document noting its ratification, also with a George Washington script signature.
A significant document in international relations from the early years of the new American republic.
Four pages, damp staining mainly to the top quadrant, a small rubbing hole affects 2 words in the treaty.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's