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neil patrick
neil patrick

Boston - "onetime capital of the United States".  That is simply wrong.

Washington DC has been the capital of the US since 1800.  Between 1789 and 1800, Congress met first in New York City and then in Philadelphia, designating those as the US capital.  Even prior to the signing of the constitution, between the years 1774-1788, those groups representing the First and Second Continental Congresses and those involved in the Articles of Confederation met in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster PA, York PA, Princeton NJ, Annapolic MD, Trenton NJ, and New York, thus affording these cities an unofficial title of capital. Never was Boston considered or called the capital of the US, officially or otherwise.


A Bostonian.


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