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    [George Washington]. Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States. Windsor: T. M. Pomroy, 1812.

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    [George Washington]. Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States. Windsor: T. M. Pomroy, 1812. Early edition published for the Washington Benevolent Society. This copy issued by the Vermont chapter to member number 118. Sixteenmo. 23 pages. Engraved portrait of Washington used as frontispiece. Original marbled boards and leather spine. Some loss to the marbled paper over the boards with additional scuffing and soiling; contents toned with scattered foxing, else a good copy. The Washington Benevolent Societies were grass-roots political clubs set up in the early 19th Century by the Federalist Party to electioneer for votes. As shown on the membership certificates printed within copies of "Washington's Farewell Address" that were issued to members, the first of these societies was "instituted in the City of New York, on the 12th day of July, 1808."



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