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Philadelphia is prosperous... Site off the new capital?



Item # 651283

December 9, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1783  The front page has reports headed: "America" with one item noting: "We are informed by a gentleman lately from Philadelphia that that city never appeared to be in a more prosperous way; its spacious streets are crowded with foreign merchants, and arts and commerce flourish in a high degree."
Also on the ftpg. is a report from the U.S. Congress: "Resolved, That buildings for the use of Congress be erected on or near the banks of the Delaware, provided a suitable district an be procured, on or near the banks of the said river for a federal town, and that the right of soil, and an exclusive or such other jurisdiction as Congress may direct, shall be vested in the United States..." with a bit more.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 280 (released for March, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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