June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


Windsor Federal Gazette, March 24, 1801, Including Thomas Jefferson Address

Windsor Federal Gazette, Windsor, VT, March 24, 1801. 4pp, 18 x 11 in.  The second page contains Jefferson's first inaugural address, March 4, 1801, as well as his messages to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the two days prior, and accounts of the proceedings.

Jefferson's presidency began with a much-disputed election, where, after a tie in the Electoral College, the House of Representatives voted 36 times before electing Jefferson over Aaron Burr, who would become Vice President. The more conservative party in the U.S. at the time, the Federalist party, viewed Jefferson, a Democratic-Republican, as a radical and a threat to the fate of the country. Following the controversial win and subsequent transfer of executive power from the Federalist party to the Democratic-Republican Party, Jefferson's inauguration was held, for the first time, in Washington. During his relatively brief speech, Jefferson addressed this transfer of power, stating, We are all republicans; we are all federalists. Through this now famous quote, printed on page 2, column 3 of the newspaper, Jefferson sought to heal the partisan wounds of the previous election and appeal to the nation's grand sense of unity and fresh spirit of Americanism.

Condition:Scattered minor spots.  Crease in upper right of front page.  Three staple-size holes in margins at the fold.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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