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Bache, Benjamin Franklin (1769-1798) Aurora general advertiser. [No. 2735 (December 30, 1799)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08789 Author/Creator: Bache, Benjamin Franklin (1769-1798) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspapers Date: 30 December 1799 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Contains a fifteen-verse poem written in commemoration of George Washington, who died 14 December 1799. The poem is entitled "On the decease of his excellency, George Washington" and is followed by the initials R. N. Includes two statements issued by the House of Representatives discussing Washington's funeral oration and the official Congressional mourning of Washington's death. Includes domestic and foreign news, notices of sale, and announcements. Frayed along the edges.

People: Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1769-1798.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Poetry, President, Death, Congress, Government and Civics, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs

Sub Era: The Early Republic