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U.S. Treaties Treaties between the United States and France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01040 Author/Creator: U.S. Treaties Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1778 Pagination: 34 p. : 4to in 2s 24 x 19 cm

Printed by John Dunlap. First American printing of the first United States treaty.
Contains both the Treaty of Alliance with France and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. The Treaty of Alliance is the first Philadelphia printing and the first appearance anywhere in print.

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