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Washington’s residence on High Street (New York Public Library)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Washington lived in this house on High Street in Philadelphia for most of his two terms as president. Many Americans were surprised when Washington decided to step down. In 1796, he turned to Hamilton to draft his Farewell Address.

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  • Title: Washington’s residence on High Street (New York Public Library)
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • GLC Number: WashingtonsHouseNYPL

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