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Washington, George (1732-1799) A Proclamation [printer's proof of neutrality proclamation]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02391 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Boston Type: Broadside Date: 2 May 1793 Pagination: 1 p. 26 x 15 cm

Printer's broadside proof of Washington's neutrality proclamation printed at the Columbian Centinel (Boston). The date is inferred.

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

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