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President Polk's inauguration and address... Florida statehood...
Item # 638219
March 8, 1845
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 8, 1845
* President James K. Polk
* Inauguration - inaugural address
* Florida statehood - joins the union
The front page has a report "Inauguration of President Polk" "...The arrangements were admirable. We give the programme as published in advance... The ceremony at the Capitol, was very imposing... The flag-staffs of the whigs, as well as an acknowledgment that The Chief of the Nation was there, and must be duly recognized...President Polk, quitting the Capitol after the Inauguration, drove rapidly by an indirect route to the White House, where he received during the afternoon, the congratulations of his fellow citizens. In the evening he and his lady attended both of the balls..."
"Inaugural Address" begins on the front page and continues inside and is a full two pages in length.
Page nine heading "Florida and Iowa" "The bill from the house of representatives for the admission of the states of Florida and Iowa into the union was taken up... The bill was finally passed by the following vote, and having obtained the president's signature becomes law:..."
Eight pages, 8 1/2 x 12 inches, nice condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War