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Celebrating Washington's journey to his inauguration...

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June 6, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 6, 1789  Inside has a nice report from Philadelphia which includes: "Monday last his Excellency George Washington, Esq. the President elect of the United States, arrived in this city about one-o'clock, accompanied by the President of the State...and a numerous concourse of citizens on horseback and foot. His Excellency rode in front of the procession on horseback. The number of spectators who filled the doors, windows and streets which he passed was greater than on any other occasion we ever remember. The bells were rung through the day...Every countenance seemed to say, Long, long live George Washington, the Father of the People!...A band of music played..." with even more (see). A nice account of Washington's journey from his Virginia home to his eventual destination of New York City for the inauguration.
Another page has a short items concerning the first European settlement in Botany Bay (Australia), mentioning: "Letters form Botany Bay of the 21st of November...mention the allowance of provisions to be half a pound a day to each person...that the inhabitants were very shy & ferocious & had killed several more of the convicts..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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