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Pay set for the President and others...
Item # 658461
July 22, 1789
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 22, 1789 Over half of the front page is taken up with an address "To the President of the United States" by the corporation of visitors & governours & faculty of Washington College in Maryland, to which: "The President's Answer" follows, signed by him in type: George Washington.
Also on the ftpg. & carrying over to pg. 2 are: "Proceedings In The Legislature of the Union" from the early weeks of the new federal government.
Of very special interesting is a report from New York, found on page 3, with: "Congress, this day, agreed upon the compensations viz. to: THE PRESIDENT, 25,000 dollars per ann.; The Vice President, 5000 do. per ann.; The Senators and The Representatives, 6 dollars per day; Speaker, 12 dollars per day...". Also a report on the decision of the President being able to remove an officer.
Four pages, archival mends to the back page, close-trimmed at the top affects part of the masthead and the top lines on page 3, otherwise good.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's