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Washington's third state-of-the-union address... Ben Franklin...

Item # 685647 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, November, 1791 

* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
* re. Benjamin Franklin's death

 The most notable content is the lengthy & historic state-of-the-union address of President Washington, which takes nearly 3 pages, headed: "Speech of the President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress" and is signed by him in type: George Washington. In this lengthy address Washington reflects upon the accomplishments of the current year, and the challenges of the future.
The issue begins with a: "Description of the Ruby Crowned Wren of America" which still includes the full page plate (some foxing & a mend on the reverse). Such plates are rarely found in 18th century American magazines as they were more typically removed years ago.
Also within: "On the Use of Ever-Greens at Christmas" "Fugitive Thoughts" "Copy of a Letter from a Young Lady to her Seducer" "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America, by Benjamin Franklin" which takes over 3 pages; "An Account of the Late Dr. John Morgan" "Account of the Turkish Manner of Bathing" "Brief Description of Finland" and more.
One of the poems is: "Ode On the Death of Dr. Franklin" which takes half a page.
The "Domestick Chronicle" has news of the day, by state, with news from Penna. including; "The directors of the National Bank have determined that four branches should be established, One in Boston, a second at New York, a third at Baltimore, and a fourth in Charleston...".
The full page plate called for of the "Ruby Crowned Wren" is present.
Complete in 64 pages, full title/contents page, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, scattered foxing, some irregularity at margins, generally nice condition.

Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's