Saturday, July 4, 2020
America - A Struggle between Aspirations & Realities - July 4th by 18C Presidents
1790- Washington is in New York on the Fourth attending services at Trinity Church. (Writings of George Washington, 31:67). However, the actual celebration occurs on the 5th. Together with members of Congress and other officials, Washington attends a celebration held at St. Paul's Chapel. On that day he also receives many guests.
1791- Washington is in Lancaster, Pa. giving an address, dining, and walking "about the town."
1793- Washington is home at Mount Vernon writing a letter to the Secretary of State; on that day he also attends a public celebration in Alexandria, VA
1795- Washington is in Philadelphia
1796- Washington is at Mount Vernon writing letters to the Secretaries of State and Treasury and he also attends a public celebration in Alexandria, VA
1798- Adams is in Philadelphia reviewing a parade of military companies and later that afternoon receiving and entertaining guests
1799- President Adams is at the Old South Meeting House in Boston listening to an oration presented by John Lowell, Jr.
1800- the President is in Quincy, Massachusetts