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Inauguration of 1877... Hayes' address...



Item # 557660

March 6, 1877

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, March 6, 1877

* Rutherford B. Hayes inauguration address


Front page report: "The Inauguration" "The Induction Of President Hayes Into Office" "An Imposing Pageant At The National Capital--Enthusiastic Reception Of The New Executive" & more, plus "Washington" "The Construction Of President Hayes's Cabinet" & more.

Page 2 has: "The Inaugural Address Of President Hayes".

Other news of the day throughout with ads. Large folio-size, some minor margin tears, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes:
Because March 4, 1877 was a Sunday, Hayes took the oath of office in the Red Room of the Executive Mansion (White House) on March 5, becoming the first president to take the oath of office in the White House. This ceremony was held in secret, because the previous year's election had been so bitterly divisive that outgoing President Grant feared an insurrection by Tilden's supporters and wanted to ensure that any Democratic attempt to hijack the public inauguration ceremony would fail, Hayes having been sworn in already in private. Hayes took the oath again publicly on March 5 on the East Portico of the United States Capitol, and served until March 4, 1881. Hayes' best known quotation, "He serves his party best who serves his country best," is from his 1877 Inaugural Address.

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