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George Washington's Triumphal Entry into New York

This is a wonderful illustration showing General George Washington as he enters New York City. In 1783 George Washington, Governor Clinton, and Sir Guy Carleton held a conference and made arrangements for the British troops to evacuate the city on November 25. On that morning the American troops encamped at Harlem, marched to the "Bowery Lane," and halted at the present junction of Third Avenue and the Bowery. There they remained until about 1 P.M., the British claiming the right of possession until meridian. At that hour the British had embarked at Whitehall, and then the United States formally took possession of the city. This lithograph captures that moment, showing General George Washington proudly rides into the city on horseback.



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