Let's Party Like It's 1838 and We Are Train Conductors

It's 1838, just after Christmas, the Potomac River was frozen solid, and William Coates sat down to pen a letter to his...

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5 Things an 1841 Letter Remind Us to be Grateful About

Let me start by saying there is nothing particularly memorable about this 1841 letter.

Charlotte, of Alexandria, D.C....

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Embargo! Trouble at the Port of Alexandria

213 years ago, the year was 1807, Thomas Jefferson was president, Alexandria was in D.C., not Virginia, as many as 40...

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