THE MARINE CORPS IS ESTABLISHED BY CONGRESSIONAL ACT!
Columbian Centinel, Boston
Wedesday, August 22, 1798
The Act establishing and organizing the Marine Corps takes up the entire first column on page one and is signed, in script type, “John Adams, President of the United States.” The officers and men chosen will be subject to the rules and regulations of the United States Navy. There are other front page Federal acts including: “An Act to augment the Army of the United States; and for other purposes.” The act sets the composition of an army regiment, and is really fascinating to read.
Also, inside page news that Admiral Horatio Nelson had chased Napoleon and his French fleet through the Mediterranean and had them bottled up in Corsica!
Four pages, fine condition overall. The first such issue we’ve handled. I would read the paper through and through and then have it professionally framed.