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    1792 "Gazette of the United States" Presidential Succession Act Article Offered here is an excellent Philadelphia newspaper from during the presidency of George Washington, the Gazette of the United States. The lead article is the printing of an important act passed by the Second Congress that is now known as the Presidential Succession Act of 1792. It provided for a line of Presidential succession in the case of an absence of both the President and the Vice President. According to the Act, the President pro tempore of the Senate would be first in line after the Vice President, followed by the Speaker of the House. In either case, the official would serve only until a special election was held to fill the vacancy. This ordering would remain in effect until 1886. This Act is signed in type by Jonathan Trumbell, John Adams and George Washington. The back page carries an ad of particular interest to collectors of Texiana. It is for Stephen Austin & Co., American Lead Manufactory and mentions Moses Austin as the contact. Stephen and Moses Austin were brothers who founded the American lead industry. Moses went to Texas in 1820 to get permission from the Spanish governor to settle 300 families there. The grant was confirmed in 1821, but Moses Austin died without realizing his settlement plans. His son, Stephen F. Austin, took up the plans. Four pages of interesting and historically important content, 10" x 16" in size, fine condition, disbound.

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