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August 12, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, August 12, 1789 

* President George Washington
* First year of his presidency
* Two signatures in italics

Page 2 has a message from the President to the House of Representatives. In his letter the President expresses his concern about the Indians and a "...uniform and effective system for the militia...", signed in italics: Geo. Washington.
Another message on pg. 2 to the House: "...to protect the frontiers from the depredations of the hostile Indians..." is signed in italics: G. Washington. Various reports from Congress included a list of "The bills" being dealt with, including "For allowing compensations to the President and Vice President" & "And on the subject of Amendments" among others. Following this is an interesting letter on a title for the President, beginning: "The opposers of honorary distinctions for our federal rulers refer to the Constitution with the greatest propriety--for that is totally silent upon the subject: the world President cannot be considered as a title...evident that no titles were ever intended to be given by the framers of the Constitution..." and more.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some light damp staining, generally good condition.

Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's