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    An Act of the Third Congress of the U.S. One page printed, 8" x 13.25", Philadelphia, March 20, 1794. This act in three sections provides for "the defence [sic] of certain Ports, and Harbors in the United States". Those ports and harbors were in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. This act, which came as a response to provocation from England and France, also permitted the president to use military troops if necessary.

    The act was passed by the Third Congress during the first session, which met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia from March 4, 1793, through March 3, 1795, while George Washington was president. It has been approved by President Washington who, along with Speaker of the House Frederick Muhlenberg and Vice-President John Adams, have signed in type. This broadside is toned with light foxing and three pin holes in left margin. Fine.


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