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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [Jefferson's first inaugural speech]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02185 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Broadside Date: 4 March 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : silk ; 43.9 x 37.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address, given on March 3, 1801. Printed on silk with backing underneath. Document is yellowed. Printed by Pechin, Baltimore. Reference number: Shaw and Shoemaker 718.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsInaugural AddressGovernment and CivicsElection

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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