Baltimore, Maryland: Federal Intelligencer and Baltimore Daily Gazette, 1795. 1st Edition. Near Fine. Item #13330
A 1795 newspaper with a complete printing of an act regulating various maritime ports along the East Coast of the infant United States, including several along the coast of Maine, very early Maine history , 25 years before statehood and during the administration of President George Washington.
Printed on page two, this act features the signature of Washington in block type at the end is more than a full column in length. This act creates and reorganizes Customs Districts and procedures for collecting duties and seizure of merchant vessels who fail to abide by U.S. Maritime Law.
The small towns along the coast of Maine include Camden, Portland, Freeport, Bath, Georgetown, and Bristol.
In addition to Maine, which at the time was the 'Maine District and still a part of Massachusetts, the act also covers parts of New York along the Hudson River as well as Virginia along the James River.
This newspaper also contains a report from early Kentucky documenting an Indian raid on pioneers hoping to settle along the Ohio River frontier, believed to have been perpetrated by Indians leaving the council negotiating theTreaty of Fort Greenville, which ended Little Turtle's War after the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
An incredible piece of early Maine and Kentucky history, in outstanding condition, with just a thin linear dampstain along the left margin.
Perfect for framing and display!