Boston. Nov. 5, 1803 and June 28, 1809. Vol. XL, No. 2048, and Whole No. 2633. Two issues, pp. each. Folio newspaper. Tanned, old folds, old ink signature and some wrinkling. Good. Item #WRCAM8213
The earlier issue includes a brief biography of Lucien Bonaparte and various political notices, most importantly regarding the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, its constitutional ramifications for the United States, and the reluctance of Spain to recognize the sale of the territory, by France, to the U.S. News of the purchase had become public on Oct. 17. On Nov. 30 Spain formally delivered the colony to the French colonial prefect, who transferred the territory to William Claiborne and Gen. Wilkinson, the American commissioners, on Dec. 20. BRIGHAM I, pp.277-79.