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Columbia centinel. extraordinary. [No. 1179 (July 8, 1795)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08804 Author/Creator: Place Written: Boston, MA Type: Newspaper Date: 8 July 1795 Pagination: 2 p. ; 48.5 x 29.5 cm.

Published by Benjamin Russell. Contains a complete printing of Jay's treaty. Inscribed near the bottom of backpage by Baron Grenville and John Jay.

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