Lot 17 of 218:
Message from President 1801  

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Message and communication from the President of the United States to the Senate and House of Representatives, delivered on the commencement of the first session of the Seventh Congress, the 8th of December, 1801, with the accompanying documents...

[Jefferson, Thomas]

City of Washington

Printed by Samuel Harrison Smith



15, [1] pp. (8vo) 23.5x14.5 cm (9¼x5¾"), unbound and uncut signature. [with] Documents No. III-VII. 5, [3] pp. + 2 fold-out tables. (8vo) 23x14.5 (9x5¾"), unbound, stitched.

Very early example of a Washington City imprint. The printer, Samuel Harrison Smith, was a friend of Thomas Jefferson, and in February 1801 printed the latter's A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. There were eight accompanying documents. five of which are present here:

  • No. III. of Documents accompanying the President's communications... 8th day of December, 1801 [transmitting a copy of the 2d census].
  • Document, No. IV. Expenditures on account of materials for building six 74 gun ships...
  • Document, no. V. Expenditures on account of navy yards, docks and wharves to 1st October, 1801.
  • Document, no. VI. Statement of the sales of public vessels and stores, payable into the Treasury.
  • Document, no. VII... Statement of monies applied for the defence of certain ports and harbors... 1794... to the 16th November, 1801...

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Some browning and spotting, 1st starting to split at a few of the folds; very good.

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