Sunday, November 1, 2009

George Washington Really Did Sleep Here, Day 12

The Sabbath was always a quiet day on the presidential itinerary, and November 1, 1789, was no different for George Washington. In the morning, Washington attended services at St. John's Episcopal Church, and the afternoon he attended services at the North Congregational Church, which still towers over Market Square. The original St. John's church building was destroyed in an 1806 fire, but the chair where Washington sat for the service was rescued and is still in the church's possession. After the church services, Washington spent the afternoon writing letters and dining in his lodgings.

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