The First American; His Homes and His Households

The First American; His Homes and His Households

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...no detail in paper transcript, give us opportunity still to admire the vanishing splendor, and to observe that our greatest General and most renowned President, the handsomest picture, had the prettiest framing of them all. In the Franklin house in October, 1789, Washington wrote, at the request of Congress, the first Thanksgiving proclamation, setting apart a Thursday in November. The people of the United States have always thanked God for the liberties they enjoy, and they thank Washington too. It was in the Franklin house that the President laid before a cabinet meeting the letter from Louis XVI., written on receiving a copy of the Constitution sent him in the name of the nation. "France shall hereafter be gov erned by its principles," wrote the afterwards so unfortunate King, promising what his ancestors had taken from him the opportunity to perform. Washington lived but ten months in the Franklin house--from April 23, 1789, to February 23, 1790. He paid rent for two months longer. A larger house was to be had--that lately occupied by De Moustier. To make room for improvements, the Franklin house was demolished in 1856. Its site is near that of the publishing house of Harper & Brothers, and is marked by a bronze tablet sunk into the pier of the Brooklyn Bridge. Washington writes in his diary: Monday, Md February, 1790. Set seriously about removing my furniture to my new house. Two of the gentlemen of the family had their beds taken there, and would sleep there to-night. We wonder if the gentlemen were Messrs. Nelson and Lewis, escaping from the poet. The second Presidential dwelling in New York, called the Mansion House, was the Macomb residence on Broadway, at No. 39. Tra There has been some dispute about the location of dition...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525000
  • 9781236525000