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December 19, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 19, 1798 

* 2nd President John Adams
* State of the Union Address


Page 2 has: "The President's Speech" which takes over 2 columns and is signed in type: John Adams. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition begun by George Washington and continues to this day. In a brief preface is a report about those who witnessed the speech, beginning: "Lieutenant General Washington, with his Secretary, Col. Lear, Generals Pickney and Hamilton, entered the Hall & took their places on the right of the Speaker's chair...".
Four pages, rubbing at the folds, some foxing, generally good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's