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A rare broadside concerning the rights of American seamen impressed into foreign navies
Philadelphia, 1796. 8.5" x 13". "Broadside, An extract of the Act, entitled, 'An Act, for the relief and Protection of American Seamen;' passed in the fourth Congress of the United States, at the first Session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the seventh of December, One thousand seven hundred and ninety-five. (Baltimore: John Hayes, 1796), 8.5"" x 13"" signed in type by George Washington as President, Jonathan Dayton as Speaker of the House and Samuel Livermore as President of the Senate, pro tempore, and dated May 28, 1796. A superb historical broadside addressing the problem of impressment of American seamen by European navies (especially Great Britain). The issue helped draw the United States into two wars including the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. Rare. Evans 31340. We are aware of only one other example ever being offered for sale."
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