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The state of Massachusetts honors “the loss of another Patriot, General George Washington, whose invaluable life was the ornament, example and defence of our Nation”
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Unsigned printed booklet entitled “Resolves, &c. of the General Court of Massachusetts. Passed at the Session begun and held at Boston, on Wednesday, the eighth day of January, Anno Domini 1800,” 52 pages, 8.75 x 13.75, covering January 1 to March 5, 1800. Printed by Young and Minns, Printers to the State. Boston: March 1800. The title page features a message from Lieutenant Governor Moses Gill, in part: “The death of General George Washington is an event truly distressing. The President of the United States, on the 24th of December last, agreeably to a Resolve of Congress of that day, has, by Proclamation recommended to the Citizens a uniform mode to express their profound sorrow on this occasion.” The second and third pages contain a speech by Gill, topics such as education, agriculture, and Sabbath laws, as well as honoring the late President Washington. Referring to the "unfeigned sorrow universally exhibited" after recent death of Governor Increase Sumner, Gill laments "the loss of another Patriot, General George Washington, whose invaluable life was the ornament, example and defence of our Nation." The remaining resolutions concern various local issues, and there are also resolves for erecting monuments for General Washington and the Battle of Lexington. Bound in paper wraps, with front cover separated. In very good condition, with overall toning to fragile pages and chipping to edges. RR Auction COA.


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