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Broadsheet "Extra" with the President's state-of-the-union address...
Item # 621575
December 02, 1839
* President Martin Van Buren
* State of the Union Address
A great broadsheet (one sheet of paper printed on both sides) "Extra" created specifically to report the President's state-of-the-union address for 1839, headed: "President's MESSAGE To the Twenty-sixth Congress", it takes the entire front side & most of the back, the balance filled out with various advertisements and a few news items, one of which is headed: "Serpent in the Mississippi River".
As was typical with broadsheet extras, typically included with the "regular" edition, the normal masthead was replace with a more simplistic one without city and dateline, however the "Message" is dated at its conclusion: December 2, 1839. and is also signed in type: M. Van Buren.
Single sheet, 14 1/2 by 21 inches, non-archival tape on the back side causes no loss of readability, bit close-trimmed at the bottom of the reverse causes loss to the bottom line of 2 columns of the message.
Category: Pre-Civil War