Auction 149, Lot 772

"[Untitled - Greenleaf's New York Journal, & Patriotic Register ... Total Numb. 4035]",

Subject: Newspapers

Period: 1796 (published)


Color: Black & White

12.1 x 20.1 inches
30.7 x 51.1 cm

This fascinating newspaper was published on Tuesday, November 15, 1796, and features a statement from President George Washington on its front page clarifying the confusion surrounding the recently signed Jay Treaty and Treaty of Greenville. The Jay Treaty specified that American and British citizens, as well as Indians, could traverse the United States-Canada border, while the Treaty of Greenville established a boundary between Indian territory and lands available to Americans and Europeans. Washington's "explanatory article" dispels the idea that the treaties contradict one another, stating that Americans, the British, and Indians "shall remain at full liberty freely to pass and repass by land or inland navigation, into their respective Territories and Countries of the contradicting parties, on either side of thee said boundary line, and freely to carry on trade and commerce with each other..."


Condition: C+

On a toned sheet with several worm tracks and scattered foxing. The newspaper is still intact, but the centerfold has several separations.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/21/2014