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An Incredible Find: President John Adams' Letter Naming George Washington Lieutenant General
Check out this incredible find! We discovered a letter penned by President John Adams nominating George Washington of Mount Vernon to Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of All the Armies. Read the full story here!
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John Adams' Proudest Act: Nominating John Marshall to Become Chief Justice
Read about John Adams' proudest act: nominating John Marshall to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Learn more about the historic letter and its significance in this blog post from Ghosts of DC.
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John Adams Makes Washington, D.C. Official Capital
Why is Washington, DC the capital? John Adams rode from Philadelphia to DC over an entire week. Read the story of his full journey.
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