In Foster’s hand in the upper right margin is his own original and unpublished verse:
"Mother & nurse of all ye arts Agriculture. Let us now attend to some of those
paternal admonitions contained in his last address.
We have so long been accustomed to consider him as our Bulwark (partly washed out) and counsellor
in times of difficulty, that it is with painful emotions we realize
the awful event of his dissolution O Washington Wash"
Senator Foster's line "paternal Admonitions" references Washington’s Farewell Address, given several years prior on September 19, 1796. On page 2, this issue includes an excerpt from a letter of condolence Washington himself wrote to one of the sons of Governor Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), on the death of his father.
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