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Lot 38

December 24, 1799, Massachusetts Mercury. 4 pages, large folio, untrimmed. Printed by Young and Minns. Pages 2 and 3 are black bordered and column 4 on page 2 announces in larger-than-usual print: "DEATH OF WASHINGTON. It is our afflicting talk this day to Communicate the distressing information of the Death of General GEORGE WASHINGTON. The truth of this melancholly event appears beyond controversy…he died on the 14th inst. at 10 o'clock in the evening, of an inflammation of the throat." The article continues in normal-sized print with "Gen. WASHINGTON was in the 68th year of his age…" and describes evidences of grief in Boston and Charlestown. Some rubbing in one vertical area of print, else Fine. A difficult-to-find issue with this early death report.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized $834

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