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Washington leaves New York... New capital to be in Philadelphia...



Item # 620510

September 6, 1790

CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790  On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he will reside, till his presence is necessary at Philadelphia." More about the "parting scene" described as "solemn and affecting".
Some small loss in the upper left corner, archival mends to two spine tears, large area of heavy of damp staining.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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