Raab Acquires President Washington Inaugural & Farewell Messages

The First Inaugural Address of George Washington

Raab has acquired a rare and powerful fragment of Washington’s first inaugural address, the earliest such fragment in the famous manuscript to have reached the market.  It still retains the letter of Jared Sparks sending it, establishing a clear line of provenance from the President, to his nephew Bushrod Washington, to biographer Jared Sparks, to a norther Reverend.

Farewell Message of George Washington to the People

The Raab Collection is also proud to announce the acquisition and sale of George Washington’s farewell message, offered in the wake of his famous farewell address. In it, he expresses confidence in the American people and stated that their approval had always been his only goal.  You can read more about this piece here.

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