Washington: National Intelligencer, 1825. Broadside, 23 x 19 inches. Several hundred lines of text printed in five-column format. Minor creasing, occasional foxing. Very good. An impressive copy of a rare piece. Expertly matted, and protected with a mylar sheet. Item #WRCAM27806
Adams' first State of the Union address. Before becoming president, Adams was the chief architect of the Monroe Doctrine, and it is with joy that he states that a treaty of "Commerce and Navigation" has been entered into with the Colombian Republic. This treaty was the first between the United States and any Latin American government. Among other interesting topics discussed are compensation rates for War of Independence veterans, the contribution of West Point to the militia, and the establishment of a uniform system of weights and measures. Adams attempts to prod Congress into establishing a national university on land bequeathed by Washington for that purpose. Of particular note is Adams' summation of the progress being made on the construction of a marble monument within the capital, under which Washington's family had granted their consent to lay the first president's remains. This broadside printing was issued by the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, the newspaper of record in Washington. It would later be printed in the newspaper. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 23021 (only the Huntington copy).