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GEORGE WASHINGTON EMBARGO BROADSIDE Broadside, 1p., folio, In Congress, March 26, 1794, announcing the 1794 Embargo Act, signed in type by George Washington as President: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That an Embargo to be laid on all ships and vessels in the ports of the United States, whether already cleared out or not, bound to any foreign port or place, for the term of thirty days: and that no clearances be furnished, during that time, to any ship or vessel bound to such foreign port except...under the immediate directions of the President of the United States...". Also countersigned in type by John Adams as Vice President. This act was in retaliation to a British Order in Council which interfered unlawfully with neutral trade. Evans 27879, OCLC 16661. One extant institutional copy known. Folds, light toning at the edges, otherwise very good.
Estimate $ 800-1,200

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