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John Adams & Congress on the new home of the national government...



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December 10, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1800  The front page has: "The President's Reply" to Congress which mentions the new city for the nation's capital: "...Here may the youth of  this extensive country for ever look up without disappointment...". This is followed by the answer of the House to the President mentioning in part: "...The final establishment of the seat of national government which has now taken place, within the district of Columbia, is an event of no small importance...our wishes with yours, that this territory may be the residence of happiness and virtue...".
This carries over to page 2 where is: "The President's Reply: signed in script type: John Adams.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War