THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1789. NUMBER 2, OF VOL. XII. PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. UNINFLUENCED BY PARTY, WE AIM TO BE JUST.

[Boston: Benjamin Russell, 1789]. Folio, 9.75" x 15.25". [5]-8pp [as issued]. Caption title [as issued], printed in three columns, untrimmed. Small holes in center fold [no text involvement], minimal foxing. Very Good.

Russell, a native of Boston, was apprenticed to Isaiah Thomas until he enlisted in the Revolutionary army, serving in 1777 and 1780. He founded The Centinel in 1784. This issue has news of the French Revolution, including an early report on the storming of the Bastille and the naming of Lafayette as Commander General of the Paris Militia; Capt. Guion's dispatch inquiring of Lord Dorchester whether he has orders to surrender to the United States the ports within territory garrisoned by British forces; details of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the United States at New-York; a plan for regulating the public schools in Boston and particularly on educating girls.
Brigham 314. Item #24630

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