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Oct 20, 2011 - Friendship Hill

Our last site for the day was Friendship Hill, the home of Alfred Gallatin: an immigrant from Switzerland, entrepreneur, Politian, diplomat, financier, scholar. He was a U.S. Senator, served in the House of Representatives and devised the plan to finance the Louisiana Purchase. His name is hardly known today was he helped layout the route of the National Road, was Secretary of the treasurer for 13 years and Minister to France, 7 years and Great Britain for 2 years. His house was for his retirement but he spent little time there. It is a 23...

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