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Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) The American Museum: or repository of ancient and modern fugitive pieces, & c. prose and poetical. Volume IV.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06565 Author/Creator: Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Magazine Date: July 1788- December 1788 Pagination: 1 v. : 592 p. ; 21.3 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by Carey. Carey dedicates this volume to General George Washington. Includes a printing of Washington's farewell orders to the armies of the United States, issued 2 November 1783 from Rocky Hill, near Princeton, New Jersey (pages 240-242). Also includes a letter observing that in Maryland, "negroes are to be introduced [in Maryland] instead of paper money as a medium of commerce" (page 52). Includes various indications of ownership on inner front and back covers (formerly owned by Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia). Also includes, "Observations on bartering Negroes," "An account of the diseases of the West Indies which are produced by their slavery," and an "Act of the commonwealth of Virginia, for the punishment of those stealing or selling freepersons as slaves."

People: Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryCommerceCoins and CurrencyMerchants and TradeSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionHealth and MedicalEpidemicCaribbeanFreemenLaw

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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