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Collection Reference Number GLC08789
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1799 
Title Aurora General Advertiser No. 2735
Date 30 December 1799
Author Bache, Benjamin Franklin (1769-1798)  
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description 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.
Subjects Poetry  President  Death  Congress  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Bache, Benjamin Franklin (1769-1798)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin, founded the Philadelphia General Advertiser (later the Aurora General Advertiser) in 1790.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859