Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 50

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(WASHINGTON.) Issue of the United States Oracle of the Day devoted to Washington's death. 4 pages, 19 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches to sight, on one folding sheet; moderate wear including binding holes in gutter, and other small holes at the intersection of folds with slight loss of text; housed in a sturdy wooden frame with double-sided glass. Portsmouth, NH, 4 January 1800

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A black-bordered issue of a weekly newspaper devoted largely to the memory of the recently fallen Father of our Country. The front page features an engraved American eagle in the masthead, and the text of his famous farewell address of 1796, with the admonition that "every American listen to the voice of the departed, as if he spake from the skies, with the trumpet-tongue of an Angel." The second page has his 1798 letter on accepting command of the army, as well as a report of his Georgetown funeral with a diagram of the procession. The third page includes an account of his final illness by attending doctors Craik and Dick, the local Portsmouth ceremonies, and resolutions issued by the Senate and John Adams. The final page (which displays with the first) features hymns sung in Washington's honor, as well as an advertisement illustrated with an American flag.