166
166
[United States — Netherlands Treaty] 
BY THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED: A PROCLAMATION...A TREATY OF AMITY AND COMMERCE, BETWEEN THEIR HIGH MIGHTINESSES, THE STATES GENERAL OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS, AND THE UNITED-STATES OF AMERICA... PHILADELPHIA: 1783 
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5,0007,000
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166
[United States — Netherlands Treaty] 
BY THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED: A PROCLAMATION...A TREATY OF AMITY AND COMMERCE, BETWEEN THEIR HIGH MIGHTINESSES, THE STATES GENERAL OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS, AND THE UNITED-STATES OF AMERICA... PHILADELPHIA: 1783 
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5,0007,000
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[United States — Netherlands Treaty] 
BY THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED: A PROCLAMATION...A TREATY OF AMITY AND COMMERCE, BETWEEN THEIR HIGH MIGHTINESSES, THE STATES GENERAL OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS, AND THE UNITED-STATES OF AMERICA... PHILADELPHIA: 1783 
Broadside (20 x 17 in.; 508 x 432 mm), printed in six columns, docketed on the verso in a contemporary hand: "Proclamation of Congress 1783".

A few minor tears along old fold marks, several words affected in first and sixth columns of text, gently tanned.


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Literature

Malloy, p. 1233; Shipton & Mooney 44280

Catalogue Note

THE FIRST AMERICAN TREATY WITH A POWER OTHER THAN FRANCE: PHILADELPHIA BROADSIDE PRINTING OF THE FIRST U.S.-NETHERLANDS TREATY
 
By this treaty the Netherlands became the second nation to officially recognize the United States. John Adams had concluded the treaty at the Hague as plenipotentiary for the United States. Most of the twenty-nine articles of the treaty concern trade, shipping, merchant ships, and the like. The text of an additional convention between the two powers relating to prize vessels is also printed herein. Elias Boudinot's name is printed at the end of the document as president of Congress. A rare broadside printing of a treaty that marked the beginning of the long friendship between the United States and the Netherlands.

This may be a unique example of this printing of the treaty. Shipton & Mooney notes a broadside printing at the New-York Historical Society, but it is dated 1782 and may not include the notice that the treaty was approved by Congress in January 1783. It is likely that this version was printed immediately after ratification.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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