October 25, 2021 10:00 EST

The Alexander Hamilton Collection of John E. Herzog

 
Lot 11
 

11

[Hamilton, Alexander] [Public Credit, etc.]
Group of 3 Issues of the Columbian Centinel

Columbian Centinel
Boston: Benjamin Russell, Saturday, November 6, 1790. Whole No. 692, No. 16, of Vol. XIV. Bifolium sheet, 16 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (419 x 270mm). (4) pp. Printed newspaper in four columns. Reports on the first page, "Treasury Department, New-York, Sept. 28, 1790. The following regulations, which have been adopted towards carrying into execution the act, making provision for the debt of the United States, are announced for the information of the publick creditors..." Creasing from original folds; scattered soiling; lightly toned; old ownership signature at top fore-edge of first page. A detailed report for creditors owning state debt after the passage of Hamilton's Funding Act of August 4, 1790.

Together with:

Columbian Centinel
Boston: Benjamin Russell, Saturday, January 1, 1791. Whole No. 708, No. 32, of Vol. XIV. Bifolium sheet, 16 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (419 x 270mm). (4) pp. Printed newspaper in four columns. Reports on the first page, "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, to Congress. December 13. In Obedience to the Order of the House of Representatives, of the ninth day of August last, requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare and report...establishing the Publick Credit...", Alexander Hamilton's detailed report explaining the means by which to generate revenue to pay interest on outstanding loans recently absorbed by the Federal Government from the individual states after the passage of his Funding Act of August 4, 1790. Creasing from original folds; trimmed along top edge; old ownership signature along top fore-edge; bottom and left edges worn.

Together with:

Columbian Centinel
Boston: Benjamin Russell, Wednesday, February 20, 1793. Whole No. 931.1, No. 47, of Vol XVIII. Bifolium sheet, 18 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (473 x 302mm). (4) pp. Printed newspaper in four columns. Reprints on first page, Hamilton's February 4, 1793 report in response to Democratic-Republican accusations of misconduct in his use of foreign loans, "Report on the Balance of All Unapplied Revenues at the End of the Year 1792 and on All Unapplied Monies Which May Have Been Obtained by the Several Loans Authorized by Law." Creasing from original fold; slightly trimmed along top edge, old ownership signature to same; scattered short closed tears along edges; left edge slightly worn. (see lots 28, 29, 30)

Lot also includes an issue of The Spectator, New-York, Wednesday, July 10, 1799, featuring an article by the second Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., who was appointed by President Washington to succeed Hamilton, as well as other interesting articles including one on the undeclared naval war with France during the Quasi-War, as well as an ad on the last page offering a $10 reward for the return of a freedom seeking enslaved man from Staten-Island, New York, named Harry. Also printed is the patriotic "Celebration of Independence. The following Toasts were drank by the New-York Federal Cadets, assembled to celebrate their National Independence...Major General Hamilton—May his noble efforts in opposing a disorganizing faction be crowned with success; and covered with the buckler of integrity, may the shafts of benevolence fall blunted at his feet. 3 Ch(eers)."

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Columbian Centinel
Boston: Benjamin Russell, Saturday, November 6, 1790. Whole No. 692, No. 16, of Vol. XIV. Bifolium sheet, 16 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (419 x 270mm). (4) pp. Printed newspaper in four columns. Reports on the first page, "Treasury Department, New-York, Sept. 28, 1790. The following regulations, which have been adopted towards carrying into execution the act, making provision for the debt of the United States, are announced for the information of the publick creditors..." Creasing from original folds; scattered soiling; lightly toned; old ownership signature at top fore-edge of first page. A detailed report for creditors owning state debt after the passage of Hamilton's Funding Act of August 4, 1790.

Together with:

Columbian Centinel
Boston: Benjamin Russell, Saturday, January 1, 1791. Whole No. 708, No. 32, of Vol. XIV. Bifolium sheet, 16 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (419 x 270mm). (4) pp. Printed newspaper in four columns. Reports on the first page, "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, to Congress. December 13. In Obedience to the Order of the House of Representatives, of the ninth day of August last, requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare and report...establishing the Publick Credit...", Alexander Hamilton's detailed report explaining the means by which to generate revenue to pay interest on outstanding loans recently absorbed by the Federal Government from the individual states after the passage of his Funding Act of August 4, 1790. Creasing from original folds; trimmed along top edge; old ownership signature along top fore-edge; bottom and left edges worn.

Together with:

Columbian Centinel
Boston: Benjamin Russell, Wednesday, February 20, 1793. Whole No. 931.1, No. 47, of Vol XVIII. Bifolium sheet, 18 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (473 x 302mm). (4) pp. Printed newspaper in four columns. Reprints on first page, Hamilton's February 4, 1793 report in response to Democratic-Republican accusations of misconduct in his use of foreign loans, "Report on the Balance of All Unapplied Revenues at the End of the Year 1792 and on All Unapplied Monies Which May Have Been Obtained by the Several Loans Authorized by Law." Creasing from original fold; slightly trimmed along top edge, old ownership signature to same; scattered short closed tears along edges; left edge slightly worn. (see lots 28, 29, 30)

Lot also includes an issue of The Spectator, New-York, Wednesday, July 10, 1799, featuring an article by the second Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., who was appointed by President Washington to succeed Hamilton, as well as other interesting articles including one on the undeclared naval war with France during the Quasi-War, as well as an ad on the last page offering a $10 reward for the return of a freedom seeking enslaved man from Staten-Island, New York, named Harry. Also printed is the patriotic "Celebration of Independence. The following Toasts were drank by the New-York Federal Cadets, assembled to celebrate their National Independence...Major General Hamilton—May his noble efforts in opposing a disorganizing faction be crowned with success; and covered with the buckler of integrity, may the shafts of benevolence fall blunted at his feet. 3 Ch(eers)."

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