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    [Congressional Act to Establish the Department of War.] Newspaper: Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser. Four pages, 11.5" x 18.5", August 22, 1789. The act, entitled "An Act to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War," appears on page two and is signed in print by Speaker of the House F. A. Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. The newspaper also includes news about the death of the eight-year-old French dauphin, the mental health of King George III, and loyalist compensation in South Carolina. Toned.

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