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September 25, 1788

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, Sept. 25, 1788 

* re. 1st President of the United States election

Page 2 has a notable report, being the document from Congress of Sept. 13, 1788 declaring that electors should be appointed in the ratifying states on the first Wednesday in January, 1789; that the electors vote for President on the first Wednesday in February, 1789; and that "...the first Wednesday in March next [March 4, 1789] be the time and the present seat of Congress the place for commencing proceedings under the said constitution."
Page 3 has a report signed by: A. St. Clair, concerning formalizing the laying out of land in the Northwest Territory.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's