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George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item # 671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795 

* President George Washington
* Congressional act signed in script

Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington on the following page. This was one of just a few newspapers which used the "script" type signature.
Complete in four pages, light foxing, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's