MONROE, James (1758-1831)
National Intelligencer ---- Extra ... This day the President of the United States transmitted to both Houses of Congress the following Message ...
Washington: 3 December 1822. Broadside newspaper extra, folio. (21 1/2 x 15 inches). Text in five columns. Untrimmed, with deckle edges. (Minor dampstain in the top margin).
First printing of Monroe's 1822 State of the Union address.
Monroe's sixth annual message to Congress, includes much on foreign relations in South America and elsewhere, and is seen as an important precursor to his eponymous Monroe Doctrine, given in his State of the Union address of the following year. On the domestic side, of particular note is his marking the establishment of the Territorial Government in Florida and on Indian relations in the region, as well as on new surveys relating to the Cumberland Road. A rare broadside newspaper extra and the presumed first printing of this presidential address.