Hough, George (1757-1830) Courier of New Hampshire [Vol. 10, no. 49 (January 4, 1800)]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08826 Author/Creator: Hough, George (1757-1830) Place Written: Concord, New Hampshire Type: Newspaper Date: 4 January 1800 Pagination: 4 p. : newspaper ; 43.5 x 28.3 cm.
Includes an obituary for George Washington, who died on 14 December 1799, along with a diagram depicting the positioning of Washington's pall bearers, and a detailed description of the funeral procession (page 3). Contains statements of remembrance and respect regarding Washington from President John Adams, Tobias Lear, the War Department, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, among others. Includes articles on foreign and domestic affairs, public announcements, and notices of sale. Frayed along the edges.
Tobias Lear became George Washington's personal secretary in 1785, serving at this post for several years. The two men remained close friends until Washington's death.