Official booklet entitled "Message of the President of the United States communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the Beginning of the First Session of the Forty-Eighth Congress," delivered on December 4, 1883, published by the Government Printing Office, 6 x 9, 19 pages, boldly signed and inscribed on the front cover in ink, "W. C. Patterson, from Chester A. Arthur." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with a vertical fold, a small hole to the upper left corner of the front wrapper, some separation and paper loss along the top of the hinge, and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to the rear wrapper. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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