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Best lots in the "Federal City" to be sold...



Item # 634618

July 14, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 14, 1791

* Washington D.C. land sale
* Early U.S. government


The front page has a nice notice datelined "Georgetown, June 30, 1791", concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the: "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of Government...". Includes details about the sale of the lots described as being "...in the best Situations in the Federal City." Might be the earliest notice for building lots in the future capital, especially since it appeared in a newspaper from what was then the temporary seat of government of the United States. The back page has a notice about pensions for military invalids, signed in type: H. Knox, Secretary of War.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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