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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“We shall come to a civil war”

 
 
"We shall come to a civil war" Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. "We shall come to a civil war" Marker Text
Inscription.

Abigail wrote to her sister in May of 1798 expressing her fears as the political debate heated up over President Adams' policies towards France. Over one thousand men marched in support of Adams on the street outside her window, while rumors spread that men opposed to President Adams and perhaps foreign agents meant to cause public havoc. The mayor placed a guard in front of the President's House and "light horse" troops patrolled to keep order.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.029′ N, 75° 9.001′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); "Burn this treaty to Hell!" (here, next to this marker); "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" (here, next to this marker); Suppressing the Opposition

"We shall come to a civil war" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. "We shall come to a civil war" Marker
(here, next to this marker); "I will fear no Evil" (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (here, next to this marker); The Keeper of the House (here, next to this marker); The House & the People Who Worked & Lived In It (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. The XYZ Affair and the Quasi-War with France, 1798-1800. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Alien and Sedition Acts (1798). (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The United States and the French Revolution, 1789-1799. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. John Adams - Key Events. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
"We shall come to a civil war" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. "We shall come to a civil war" Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (fourth marker from left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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