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Foreign currency will no longer be legal tender in the United States...



Item # 676885

August 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, August, 1797  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.
Among the articles is an interesting one: "Improvements Suggested in Female Education" which takes nearly 3 pages.
Near the back is: "A PROCLAMATION" signed in type by the President, John Adams, noting that: "...all foreign silver coins except Spanish milled dollars and parts ofd such dollars, will cease to pass current as money within the United States and to be a legal tender for the payment of any debris or demands...".
There are no plates present.
Certainly one of the less common 18th-century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, lacking a full title/contents page, various foxing, generally good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's