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Jefferson bids adieu to the Senate as he prepares to take the oath of the Presidency...
Item # 667343
March 12, 1801
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, March 12, 1801
* Thomas Jefferson's Senate farewell
* About to become U.S. President
Page 3 begins with a report from Washington noting: "On Saturday last, Mr. Jefferson, the President elect...pursuant to a custom which has prevailed...declaring that the President Pro Tempore of the Senate should execute the office of President...in case of the death of both the President and Vice President, retired from the chair of the Senate. Previously to his leaving the chair he made the following pertinent, judicious, conciliating and affectionate address."
What follows is Jefferson's address to the Senate on his taking leave of that position to soon take the oath as President. It is signed in type: Thomas Jefferson. This is followed by: "The Senate's Answer".
Page 2 has a report from Congress noting in part: "...the amount of which was that of the 15,100 dollars allowed by the law at the commencement of the Presidency of Mr. Adams to purchase furniture for the President's house..." with a bit more.
Four pages, minor wear at the margins, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War