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George Washington becomes a benefactor to the Alexandria Academy... A tricorne hat advertisement...
Item # 658807
February 22, 1786
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1786 An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.
Page 3 has a report: "Amongst the respectable patrons of the Alexandria Academy, a new & promising institution, appears the name of the illustrious General WASHINGTON, who hath benevolently engaged to vest in the hands of the trustees of that seminary and their successors forever, the annual interest of one thousand pounds, Virginia currency, to be employed in the education of necessitous orphans and other poor children."
The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's