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Six John Adams signatures on the front page... Formalizing the American Cockade...



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July 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 7, 1798 

* President John Adams
* Six acts of Congress


A very nice issue for display, as fully half of the front page is taken up with not one or two but six Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President; John Adams. In addition to the Adams signatures, each is also signed in block Thomas Jefferson type by the Vice President. Plus there are two more of each on page 2 as well.
Also of significance is a page 3 report: "American Cockade" noting in part: "The War Office has established the black round cockade as the true American badge. It would have no white in it...people of Boston were really divided...that no more than half of them wears the American Cockade. This being the case, let every Bostonian attached to the Constitution & government of the United States, immediately mount the COCKADE and swear that he will not relinquish it...".
Four pages, slightly irregular at blank margins, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's