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An embargo. Providence, Monday morning, six o'clock, Dec. 28, 1807
printed by John Carter, [Providence], 1807. Narrow broadside (approx. 10¾" x 4½"), text in a single column; left and right margins erose, paper toned; all else very good. Likely the first notice of the Embargo Act in Rhode Island, which was passed by Congress on December 22, 1807. "The following highly important Act declaring an Embargo on all vessels within the Ports of the United States, was received last evening by a Packet from New York, and we hasten to lay it before our Readers." For all its good intentions, the Act was a failure in the eyes of American merchants and traders. It undermined American unity and provoked bitter protests, especially in the commercial centers of New England, such as Providence. Not in OCLC or American Imprints.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]

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