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An advertisement concerning the "President's Household"...

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May 19, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 19, 1789

* President George Washington
* Steward for his house advertisement

Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspaper would have an ad on page 3 headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for the Household of the PRESIDENT of the United States, will be furnished with monies for those purposes. Notice is therefore given that no accounts for the payment of which the public might be considered as responsible, are to be opened with any of them. Sam. Fraunces, Steward of the Household."
Samuel Fraunces was the owner of the famed Fraunces Tavern in New York City, where George Washington said farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War.
Additionally, page 2 begins with: "The Address of the Senate to the President of the United States, in Answer to his Speech to Both Houses of Congress" signed in type: John Adams. This is followed by: "To which the President made the following reply..." which is signed in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's