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Fenno, John (1751-1798) Gazette of the United States. [Vol. 3, no. 53 (October 29, 1791)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06961 Author/Creator: Fenno, John (1751-1798) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 29 October 1791 Pagination: 4 p. ; 41 x 25.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains Washington's proclamation on rules for building in Washington, D.C. as well as a list of members of the Second Congress.

Background Information:

People: Fenno, John, 1751-1798

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Presidential Speeches and ProclamationsPresidentWashington, D.C.ConstructionCongressGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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