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Adams arrives & is welcomed at the new nation's capital...



Item # 580379

June 18, 1800

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL & TOWN & COUNTRY ADVERTISER, Rhode Island, June 18, 1800  This was the time when the nation's capital was moving from its temporary location in Philadelphia to the new city of  Washington, D.C., and this issue has  content formalizing the move. Page 2 has an: "Extract of a letter from the city of Washington, dated June 5" which begins: "The President of the United States has arrived here, and taken up his quarters at Tonniclif's [Tunnicliff's] hotel. He was received with the greatest respect by the inhabitants of this city..." (see). Adams would live at Tunnicliff's until the White House was completed.
Of related significance is a report on page 3: "At a meeting of the citizens of George-Town held at Mr. M'Laughlin's tavern...Resolved unanimously, That an address...be presented to the President of the United States upon his arrival here, welcoming him to the banks of the Potomac..." which is followed by the address to Adams. This is then followed by: "The President returned the following Answer, to the Citizens of George-Town on the Potomac" which is signed in type: John Adams (see). This is then followed by yet another address to the President in the chamber of the House of Representatives at the Capitol, again followed by the President's response signed: John Adams (see).
Complete in 4 pages, small binding holes at blank spine margin, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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