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The President's message to Congress... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...



Item # 668896

March 20, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 20, 1798 

* Rare 18th century American publication

Page 2 has a lengthy address from the President to Congress concerning on-going troubles with France, signed in type: John Adams.
This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.
Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, one very minor & discrete archival mend at the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's