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Washington ends his political career...
Item # 677475
March 04, 1797
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, March 4, 1797
* President George Washington's birthday
* Political career comes to an end (John Adams)
Page 2 has a report on the celebration of George Washington's birthday, including the list of 13 toasts. A similar report from Morristown, New Jersey, on page 3 but with 16 toasts.
Page 3 has the: "Objections of the President to the Bill for Fixing the Military Establishment", addressed to the House of Rep. and signed in type: Go. Washington.
Also of historic note is a report: "This day terminates the administration of our distinguished and beloved fellow citizen, George Washington. He ends his political as he did his military career, with glory, and he carries with him into private life the affections and gratitude of his countrymen."
This has a March 3 dateline. On March 4 John Adams would be inaugurated as the second President of the United States.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's