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Newspaper Pennsylvania packet and daily advertiser. [No. 3581 (July 23, 1790)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08821 Author/Creator: Newspaper Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 23 July 1790 Pagination: 4 p.

Reports act in congress to establish a capital on the Potomac River (Washington, D.C.). Conclusion of bill before the senate to provide for the national debt. Extract from a letter from Captain Colnet, aboard the Supply, one of the ships on Nootka Bay seized by the Spanish on 11 July 1789. News from New York concerning a funding bill in the legislature. News from the House of Representatives in Philadelphia. Congratulations to President George Washington on his recent election, issued by President of the Convention of South Carolina Charles Pinckney, and Washington's response. Proposal for a printing by subscription of William Bartram's "An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of these Regions; together with Observations on the Manners and Customs of the Indians," with extract. News from around Europe. Advertisements.


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