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Philadelphia as the Capital

Philadelphia as the Capital

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Library of Congress

Philadelphia as the Capital

Creator: William L. Breton, 1830.

Philadelphia was the United States capital from 1790 to 1800. President Washington stayed in the Robert Morris house on High Street, a three-story mansion used as a living space, reception area, and an office. The Washingtons hosted their receptions in a large drawing room on the second floor.

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