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    [John Jay's Nomination as Chief Justice.] Newspaper: Providence Gazette and Country Journal reporting George Washington's nomination of John Jay as Chief Justice. Four pages, 10" x 15", October 3, 1789. The article appears on page two and begins, "The President of the United States has been pleased to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate to appoint, John Jay of New-York, Chief Justice. . . . Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State. Edmund Randolph, Attorney-General." The article also reports on the president's nomination of five associate judges and other offices. Also reported are the salaries of the Justice Department ("Chief Justice, 4000 dollars. Judges of the Supreme Court, each 3000," etc.) Minor foxing with some separation along the central vertical fold.

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