Boston, 1798. 4pp. Folio. Expertly silked on both sides. Small losses along old folds, affecting a few lines of text. Some light foxing and soiling. Contemporary ownership inscription at top of first page. About very good. This issue of this long-running Boston paper contains the "Petition of J.J. Rousseau, to the French Convention," as well as many notices for celebrations of George Washington's birthday. The COLUMBIAN CENTINEL was a later incarnation of THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, an influential Federalist newspaper, called by some the most enterprising newspaper in the state. The paper's publisher, Benjamin Russell, was a thorough-going Federalist, and made his paper the leading Federalist organ in New England. (Inventory #: WRCAM43166)
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