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WASHINGTON, George. Printed document, unaccomplished and unused, AN INVITATION TO DINE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION, with spaces left blank for date, time and name of the invitee, n.p. [Philadelphia?], 1790-1797. 1 page, a small oblong (2 7/8 x 4½ in.), on heavy stock, engraved text in an elegant italic type, minor spotting.
WASHINGTON, George. Printed document, unaccomplished and unused, AN INVITATION TO DINE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION, with spaces left blank for date, time and name of the invitee, n.p. [Philadelphia?], 1790-1797. 1 page, a small oblong (2 7/8 x 4½ in.), on heavy stock, engraved text in an elegant italic type, minor spotting.

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WASHINGTON, George. Printed document, unaccomplished and unused, AN INVITATION TO DINE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION, with spaces left blank for date, time and name of the invitee, n.p. [Philadelphia?], 1790-1797. 1 page, a small oblong (2 7/8 x 4½ in.), on heavy stock, engraved text in an elegant italic type, minor spotting.

AN INVITATION TO DINE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY. A rare printed invitation from the first President, on a small card printed for the purpose: "The President of the United States, requests the Pleasure of [blank] Company to Dine, on [blank] next, at [blank] o'Clock. [Blank] 179_[blank]." Below and to the right is the note: "An answer is requested."

Examples of this unusual artifact from Washington's presidency are relatively rare, probably due to their ephemeral nature. In addition to a 1796 example in the Library of Congress, and an accomplished example at Mt. Vernon dated 1792, we are aware of only one other example besides the present.
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