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Laying the cornerstone of the Washington Monument...

Item # 661323

July 6, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1848 

* Washington Monument - obelisk
* Laying the cornerstone - construction
* Beast title to be had ? - rare a such

This would be the best newspaper to be had for the ceremonial laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument.
Taking the entirety of page 2 and a port of page 3 is extensive reporting headed: "Mr. Winthrop's Address On the Occasion of Laying the Corner-stone of the National Monument to Washington". In additions to Wihthrop's remarks are other reports headed "Prayer "The Masonic Address" and concluding with details of the ceremony of laying the cornerstone, including: "The most Worshipful Grand Master then descended to the corner-stone, and, having applied the square, level, and plum to the northeast corner thereof, pronounced it well squared, level, and plumb: well laid, true, and trusty. Then having deposited in the cavity the several articles furnished, he said..." with further detail.
Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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