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Christmas Day, 1794


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That is cool, was it edited by Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense"? I see his name under the masthead. That paper sure seemed to use the long S liberally, perhaps a little more liberally than was common. I haven't seen that used before outside of the double S words like "Assayer".

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I have a Gazette of the United States from 1791 that mentions David Rittenhouse being appointed as Director of the Mint in a small article on the last page - I only noticed it a couple of years after buying the paper - the headline is "French Royals Flee Parisian Mobs" or something like that. Gotta love those old die cast printing blocks, pressed deep into the paper and the paper was good quality fibre that will likely out last my Civil War era newspapers by a longshot.

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