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Concerning the XYZ Affair... William Cobbett's famous newspaper...



Item # 668900

March 06, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 6, 1798 

* Rare 18th century American title

Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning XYZ Affair with France that would lead to the Quasi War. It includes several letters relating to the situation, one signed by the 3 American commissioners: Pinckney, Marshall, and Gerry.
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, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's