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The first state-of-the-union address to be read to Congress in Washington...



Item # 703666

December 11, 1800

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 11, 1800  Page 3 has the full text of President John Adams' state of the union address and is signed in type: JOHN ADAMS.
This was the first state-of-the-union address to be given before the joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., (Washington's terms were in New York & Phila.) and the last address to be given in person for over 100 years, as Thomas Jefferson, the next President, thought doing so in person was too monarchical--a tradition followed by every President from Jefferson through Taft. Woodrow Wilson returned to follow the lead of Presidents Washington and Adams in 1913.
Four pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Pre-Civil War