Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 316

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Speech of the President of the United States. 7 pages. 8vo, original wrappers, worn; 2 stitch holes, date inked on first page, minor worming and wear; uncut; apparently disbound from a larger volume of speeches, with a long manuscript table of contents on the front wrapper and laid down on the inner wrapper. (MRS) [Philadelphia: Francis Childs, 8 December 1795]

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President Washington's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. He begins by announcing "the termination of the long, expensive and distressing war . . . with certain Indians, northwest of Ohio" (the Northwest Indian War), balanced by the resumption of hostilities with the Creeks and Cherokees sparked by "wanton murders . . . perpetrated on hunting parties of the Creeks." He also discusses diplomatic efforts with Morocco, Spain, and England, and boasts of the peace America has enjoyed while Europe has been plunged into war. He emphasizes several times the need for fair dealings with the Indians. Evans 29739. 4 copies in ESTC, and none known at auction since 1963.