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George Washington

George Washington Builds Congressional Housing

      Autograph Letter Signed, Mount Vernon, VA 1799 - Autograph Letter Signed, to William Thornton, Mount Vernon, [Virginia], September 11, 1799. 1 page. 13 1/2 x 18 in. Less than a year before the federal government moved to Washington, D.C.--and just three months before his death--Washington constructs rental lodging for members of Congress. The former president, a longtime land speculator, hoped to profit from investment in the nation's future capital.

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