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Washington... citizens welcome President Adams...

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June 18, 1800

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, June 18, 1800

* President John Adams arrives in Washington D.C.

A page 2 report datelined "George-Town, June 10" says that on the previous Thursday an address was presented to the President "...in the chamber of the House of Representatives, at the Capitol, City of Washington, by Mr. Dalton, in behalf of the citizens." The text of the warm and cordial address follows and reads, in part: "The inhabitants of the City of Washington rejoice in...giving you a welcome to the City, which by the acts of the Union, has become the Metropolis of the United States. We have long anticipated this day. We consider this your first visit, to Columbia, as a high gratification...".
Hereafter is the President's gracious response which begins: "I receive with pleasure, in this address, your friendly welcome to the city, and particularly this place..." A bit more, he concludes by stating: "May the future councils of this august temple be forever governed by truth and liberty; friendship, virtue, and faith, which as they are themselves, the chief good and principal blessings of human nature, can never fail to insure the union, safety, prosperity and glory of America." The response is signed in type: John Adams.
In November of 1800 Adams moved into the White House, thus becoming the first President to occupy the "President's Mansion". Great content pertaining to the establishment of Washington as the capital of the young United States of America.
First leaf has two small holes along the fold, has archival mends to two minor tears at the spine, some lite foxing. Untrimmed.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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