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    R.B. HAYES INAUGURAL TICKET. 4 3/4 X 3" ticket on orange, coated stock. Inscribed "Inauguration of Governor R. B. Hayes. Admit Bearer" and
    signed (facsimile) by John R. French, Sergeant-at-Arms of the U. S. Senate. This is the very first example of a Hayes' inaugural ticket (or a Hayes inaugural anything, for that matter!) we have seen. We attribute the
    rarity of such items to the fact that the result of the election was not officially announced until March 2, 1877, three days before the inauguration. In fact, since March 4th fell on a Sunday, Hayes was sworn-in in a private
    ceremony on the Saturday night preceding (with the collusion of outgoing Republican President Grant), then again in an official ceremony on Monday the 5th. Minor loss to two corners, as shown, and a 1" tear at top. Reverse has text regarding the seating arrangements and protocols.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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