Re: Blog post: Adam Costanzo – Interview with a Washington DC History Author

Nice to see another book on DC's early days, but I think the suggestion that Jefferson had qualms with L'Enfant's grand design is off base. Once Jefferson heard the price Washington negotiated for the land, he encouraged L'Enfant to get as much land as he could for the public. Jefferson wanted a Capitol for the ages and promised to share drawing of private mansions that he had collected in Europe.

Early US historic documents potentially for sale

Philadelphia historian who holds deed to first ‘White House’ wants to sell vast collection

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/04/philadelphia-historian-who-holds-deed-to-first-white-house-wants-to-sell-vast-collection.html

PHILADELPHIA –  An unusual gift from a friend decades ago sparked an interest in James Reis that turned into a 30-year treasure hunt.

Ladies of Trenton lecture at Alice Paul Institute

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and the Alice Paul Institute will welcome Catherine Hudak this Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 pm when she discusses "The Ladies of Trenton: Women's Political and Public Activism in Revolutionary New Jersey". It will take place at the Insitutute, 128 Hooten Road, Mount Laurel, and is free and open to the public.

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