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Capital moves to Princeton due to troubles with angry soldiers over lack of pay...
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August 19, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783
* Princeton, New Jersey becomes Capital of U.S.
Page 2 has a nice account of the insurrection by solders in Philadelphia due to being furloughed without their pay, noting in part: "...The Congress have thought fit to remove themselves to Prince Town [Princeton], the malcontents, consisting principally if not wholly, of the disbanded soldiery, and who...were very alarming have become much less so...Anarchy and confusion seem to pervade the whole United States...The state of Virginia...intends deferring their decision on the subject of payment of debts and restitution of property till the signing of the Definitive Treaty... There are accounts...that several members of Congress, either disgusted with the conduct of some particular state or despairing of settling the federal system according to their original ideas, have followed the example of General Washington and retired from public business..".
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.