Boston, MA: The Columbian Centinel, 1793. 1st Edition. Very Good, with mild foxing toward the upper edge. Item #900120
An original 18th-century newspaper, the Columbian Centinel, Boston, Massachusetts, dated May 4, 1793 with a front-page proclamation from President George Washington, pledging American neutrality during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. This proclamation is printed prominently on the upper half of the front page with a bold headline and Washington's signature in script type at the end. the signature of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson is also displayed below Washington's in block type.
Also on the front page is a long and detailed eyewitness account of the last moments and execution of Louis XVI, King of France, executed by guillotine in Paris, by the rabble during the Reign of Terror.
This is an original 1793 historic newspaper, 4-pages complete, which measures 18"' X 11" and is PERFECT for framing and display. The perfect centerpiece to any fine Washington or French Revolution collection.