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Thomas Jefferson on the Louisiana Purchase...



Item # 667486

October 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston Oct. 26, 1803 

* President Thomas Jefferson
* State of the Union Address
* re. Louisiana Purchase


Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "MESSAGE" of Thomas Jefferson to Congress, being his annual state-of-the-union address signed by him in italic type: Th. Jefferson.
Not surprisingly, most of Jefferson's address is concerning the Louisiana Purchase, a timely event near the end of 1803. One bit includes: "Should the acquisition of Louisiana be constitutionally confirmed & carried into effect, a sum of nearly thirteen millions of dollars will then be added to our public debt..." with more. The purchase would be ratified the following month.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, some minor margin tears.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: Pre-Civil War