|Scope & Content||
Half-folded invitation to a pair of events celebrating George Washington's birthday consisting of an oration given by Rev. Henry Neill at Firemen's Hall, followed by a ball at the Russell House as a benefit for the Ladies' Mount Vernon Association. Details on the events are printed in script on the front. A handwritten message, presumably addressed to Benjamin F. H. Witherell, president of the State Historical Society, is contained within:
The Historical Society are respectfully invited to join the procession at 1 1/2 o'clock PM at the Russell House.
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"Washington's Birthday 1859," is handwritten on the verso so that it would appear on top when the invitation was folded into sixths.
Witherell, Benjamin Franklin Hawkins
|Extent of Description||3.875" x 6"|