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John Adams' Vice Presidential inaugural address... Earliest debates in Congress...



Item # 670375 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789  Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures & Suppositions, by Benjamin Franklin" which takes 4 pages; "Account of the Culture of Tobacco" "Remarks on Dueling" "Observations Relative to a Commercial Treaty with Great Britain" "Inaugural Address of the Hon. John Adams, Vice President of the United States" which takes over a page and is signed by him in type: John Adams; a "Masonic Address"; some great discussion on: "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution..." proposed by various states & which takes over 2 pages; a poem: "On the Establishment of the Constitution & Election of George our President"; and a report noting: "Yesterday the first act passed by the congress of the United States, prescribing the form of the oath to be taken by all persons holding offices under the government of the United States...". And of great significance are over ten pages of "Proceedings of Congress" which offers an excellent opportunity to eves-drop on the earliest discussions in the new federal congress. One of the discussions focus on what title to give the President of the United States, with some interesting thoughts.
Complete in 102 pages, disbound without outer wrappers, contents page at the back, 5 by 8 inches, very light damp stain at the front, a few small margin indents to the back 3 leaves with no text loss. Nice condition.

This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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