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Harrisson and Purdy (fl. 1790) New York weekly museum. [No. 135 (December 11, 1790)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03130 Author/Creator: Harrisson and Purdy (fl. 1790) Place Written: Peck Slip, New York Type: Newspaper Date: 11 December 1790 Pagination: 4 p. : newspaper ; 29.4 x 24.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes President George Washington's second State of the Union Address (page 3). Among other topics, Washington discusses the condition of public credit, the Western frontier, independence from foreign commerce, and the appointment of consuls to foreign countries. Contains various news and advertisements.

Background Information:

People: Harrisson and Purdy, fl. 1790
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomicsFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionMerchants and TradeCommerceDiplomacy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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