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A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

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December 20, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
Page 2 has much reporting from Congress. Pate 3 has a chart off the: "...returns of the Election for President and Vice President of the United States" showing the chart of votes for Jefferson, Adams, Burr, & Pinckney.
The back page has the House of Representatives' response to
Washington's final state-of-the-union address, followed by: "To which the President returned the following answer:" and what follows is his response, signed in type: Go. Washington.
Archivally rejoined at the spine, a bit close-trimmed at the top of the pg. 3 spine edge but no text loss, small inked stamp at the blank page 1 spine. Wide, untrimmed margins and a great patriotic engraving in the masthead.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's