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L'Enfant creates Washington, D.C...
Item # 564633
August 10, 1793
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1793 Page 2 has a report noting: "The new city of Washington in America was planned by Mr. L'Enfant, the celebrated engineer. the situation is fine, and in a great degree central; the river Potomack washes three parts of it, and flows by the President's house, at which place it is 35 feet in depth; the length of the city is seven miles..." with more (see).
A nice item on the creation of the nation's capital at Washington, D.C. Other news of the day, most of which is of European concerns. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's