President John Adams Visits Alexandria and Offers A Surprising Toast

It was June 1800, and the country was still very much in mourning after George Washington's death six months before....

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Alexandria, Virginia and Tobacco

Before there was an Alexandria, there were tobacco growers, tobacco plantations, and tobacco warehouses. By the time...

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Early 1800s Order From The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Here is yet another historic Alexandria document from the OurHistoryMuseum collection full of mysteries. This...

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