GEORGE WASHINGTON – One of the earliest RARE announcements of Washington’s Presidency 1789

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The state electors, under the new Constitution, voted for the President on February 4, 1789, while the official counting of the votes was reserved when Congress met in New York and achieved a quorum.   During this delay, Washington feared that most Republican electors had not voted for him.   At the age of fifty-seven, Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, taking the first presidential oath of office at Federal Hall in New York City.


MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL – February 7th, 1789 w/article on the inside page from BOSTON, reading in part;

 "On Wednesday Last At 11 O'clock, Agreeably To The Resolution Of Congress, And Of The Legislature Of This Commonwealth, The Gentleman Appointed Electors Of President And Vice-President Of The United States Met At The Senate Chambers, And Having Appointed Hon. William Cushing Esq. Chairman, Gave In Their Votes Unanimously For His Excel. Geo. Washington Esq. And The Hon. John Adams Esq. As The President And Vice-President Of The United States."

Newspaper measures 9.75x 15" thin newsprint. Vol. X No. 42  


An amazing VERY SCARCE survivor of this important historical announcement only three days after the first Presidential electors met and among the earliest notifications issued.

Condition:  Chipping along fold edge, scattered edge losses and moderate handling wear overall. VG.

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