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Hamilton & Knox to be on Washington's Cabinet... Setting federal salaries...
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September 19, 1789
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 19, 1789 The front page has an interesting article which could be appropriate today: "Propositions for Reforming the Present System of Publick Education in Boston".
Page 2 begins with reports from the House of Representatives concerning discussions on setting the salaries for House & Senate members.
Page 3 has: "THE PRESIDENT has been pleased to nominate, & with the consent of the Senate to appoint, the Hon. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Esq. Secretary of the Treasury--The Hon. HENRY KNOX, Esq. Secretary at War..." and a bit more. Also a report of the passage of the Salary Bill noting a few: Secretary of the Treasury, $3500, Secretary in the Dept. of State, $3500; Secretary in the Dept. of War, $3000, plus more listings.
Four pages, scattered foxing, close-trimmed at bottom causing some loss to the bottom lines of the front and back pages, otherwise good.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's