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Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) The American Museum or Universal Magazine. [Vol. 9 (1791)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03461 Author/Creator: Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Magazine Date: January 1791- June 1791 Pagination: 1 v. : 344 p. : appendices ; 21.5 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains six monthly issues, January to June 1791. Bound in contemporary leather. Published by Carey, Stewart & Co. Contains a lot of information on American history at the beginning of the U.S. Government, Indian "depradations (sic)," Washington's proclamation establishing the District of Columbia, state constitutions (Appendix II), much early American poetry, patriotic and humorous anecdotes, etc.

People: Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: JournalismGovernment and CivicsAtrocityAmerican Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryHumor and SatirePresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsWashington, D.C.State ConstitutionPatriotismPoetryLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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