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    George Washington: An Early and Important Printing of the U. S. Constitution. Mathew Carey of Philadelphia was the publisher of "The American Museum" magazine. This issue for September 1787 contains one of the earliest printings of the recently adopted Constitution, appearing from pages 276 to 284. Carey made a reprint in 1789, but this is the 1787 original edition. There are a few loose pages and the title page has a vertical tear, but it is otherwise in very good condition. The Columbian Magazine also printed the Constitution in its September 1787 issue, but evidence suggests the two were issued simultaneously or that Carey's edition appeared two days ahead of its competitor (Evans 20194, Sabin 1162). A letter from George Washington urging ratification appears on pages 285-286.

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