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Edies and Willcocks (1789-1800) The Pennsylvania herald, and York general advertiser. [Vol. I, no. 26 (July 1, 1789)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08842 Author/Creator: Edies and Willcocks (1789-1800) Place Written: York, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 1 July 1789 Pagination: 4 p. ; 41.5 x 25.5 cm.

Reports on activities in the House of Representatives, which focus on James Madison's proposed amendments to the Constitution. Also includes dispatches from around the United States and various advertisements.


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