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Newspaper Gazette of the United States. [Vol. 2, no. 100 (April 13 1791)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08795 Author/Creator: Newspaper Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 13 April 1791 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: Page four contains "A Proclamation" from President Washington that selects, in accordance with the powers afforded him by Congress, the location on the Potomac River to become the capital of the United States. The boundaries of the proposed federal district are described. Two unrelated congressional acts appear on the page, one supplementing an act providing for the reduction of the public debt and another providing compensation for government clerks. Other articles in the paper contain "Discourse on Davila. No. 29," the conclusion of Massachusetts representative Elbridge Gerry's speech on the bank bill in congress, news from London, a discussion of the proposed Bank of the United States, a report of killings between Indians and whites, and various notifications.

Background Information: 3

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Washington, D.C.PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsCongressGovernment and CivicsLawDebtEconomicsFinanceBank of the USBankingGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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