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Parker, Samuel Stillman (1776-1811) The Constitutional Telegraphe. [Vol.1, no. 27 (January 1, 1800)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05667.03 Author/Creator: Parker, Samuel Stillman (1776-1811) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 1 January 1800 Pagination: 4 p. ; 52 x 31.3 cm.

This document is a copy of the Constitutional Telegraphe published in 1800. It reports on the "Triumph of Democracy," the funeral of Washington (with diagram of procession) and reports a speech of Gov. McKean. The top of the newpaper is decorated with a masthead of an eagle and the motto "We advocate the rights of man." The newspaper was active from 1799-1802 and supported Thomas Jefferson during his Presidency.

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