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Mapa Geografico De America Meridional (1799)

Artist/Maker: William Faden (1750-1836) after Don Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmediall (1731-1802)[1] Created: 1799 Origin/Purchase: London

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On June 12, 1790, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson was recovering from an attack of his "periodical headache." Two letters and a small parcel arrived at 57 Maiden Lane. After examining them, Jefferson left the house, joined the shopping throngs on Broadway, and returned home with two flower pots.