1789.015: Memorial on Situating the National Capital on the Potomac.

Published: 1789

Full Title: December 7, 1789. Gentlemen, The permanent residence of Congress has furnished so interesting a subject for debate, in the late session of that Honourable body, as to justify us in presuming that the individual citizens of each State must feel themselves deeply concerned in the eventual decision. Next to the great constitutional question, which has so lately agitated our minds. We consider it as an object of the greatest importance to the present and future welfare of our country, that ever called for a discussion in our national councils. Such being the sentiments of the inhabitants of Alexandria and George-Town, they have appointed us a committee to communicate ... an impartial and candid detail of those circumstances, which, in our estimation, render the Potomack the most eligible situation in the union. ...

Author: Citizens of Alexandria and Georgetown.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Hanson & Bond

Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 39 x 25.


Signed in print by Robert Peter, George Walker, Bernard O'Neill, Benjamin Stoddert, William Deakins Jr., George Gilpin, John Fitzgerald, Charles Simms, David Stuart, and Robert T. Hooe. Sheet lacks printer credit; preponderance of Alexandria merchants in the signature indicates this was an Alexandria imprint, and so issued from the press of Hanson & Bond.

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