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The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

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June 26, 1799


* From the year of George Washington's death

The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a: "Letter from Buonaparte - Army of the East" which is signed in type: Buonaparte. Page 3 has two "Once Cent Reward" ads for runaways.
The back page has an address to Stephen Decatur and also a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government & Laws, in the station of Soldiers, an opportunity now presents." following which are the enticements for joining the military.
Four pages, small rubbing hole in the top quadrant, otherwise good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's