George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tanguy, 13 February 1794

From Tanguy

Philadelphia, february 13-–1794.


A Stranger in your Country, I desire to render myself useful to it, by publishing a French and English paper. I herewith send you one. Its success depends upon the protection You may afford it, by subscribing to this Undertaking.1 I have the honour to be, Your most obedient Servant,


DS (printed), DLC:GW. The day and month were added by hand to the printed document.

1Beginning with an issue dated 1 Feb. 1794, Claude Corentin Tanguy de la Boissière, a refugee from Saint Domingue, published a tri-weekly newspaper in Philadelphia called the American Star, or, Historical, Political, Critical, and Moral Journal. Published in both English and French, it carried an alternative title of L’Étoile Américaine, ou Journal Historique, Politique, Critique et Moral. Publication was suspended after the 3 May 1794 issue (Brigham, American Newspapers description begins Clarence S. Brigham. History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690–1820. 2 vols. Worcester, Mass., 1947. description ends , 2:890).

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