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Congress moves to Washington, D.C., and the first state-of-the-union address at the new Capitol...



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December 01, 1800

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1800 

* New Federal Capital - Congress
* President John Adams
* State of the Union Address


A quite historic issue on the move of the federal capital to its new, permanent site of Washington, D.C.
The ftpg. has two Acts of Congress, one: "...appointing the time & directing the place of the next meeting of Congress...That the session of Congress next ensuing the present shall be held at the city of Washington, in the district of Columbia, and said session shall commence on the third Monday of November, one thousand eight hundred." signed in type by both John Adams and Th. Jefferson.
This held true, as Congress would convene its first session in Washington on November 17, 1800.
Page 2 has an additional 7 Act of Congress, each signed in type by Adams and Jefferson.
Page 3 contains the text of the very first presidential state-of-the-union address at the new Capitol, beginning: "Immediately after the adjournment of Congress at their last session in Philadelphia I gave directions...for the removal of the public offices, records and property...I congratulate the people of the United States on the assembling of Congress at the permanent seat of their government..." with much more, signed in type at its conclusion: John Adams.
Four pages, a stain near the top, otherwise nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War