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

Suppressing the Opposition

 
 
Suppressing the Opposition Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. Suppressing the Opposition Marker Text
Inscription.

On June 26, 1798, three weeks before Congress passed the Sedition Act, President Adams greeted dinner guests at the President's House. Two blocks away, Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin and editor of the Aurora, was arrested for "libeling the President & Executive Government, in a manner tending to excite sedition...."
 
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 will fear no Evil" (here, next to this marker); The Keeper of the House (here, next to this marker); "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" (here, next to this marker); The House & the People Who Worked & Lived In It (here, next to this marker); "We shall come to a civil war"

Suppressing the Opposition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. Suppressing the Opposition Marker
(here, next to this marker); "Burn this treaty to Hell!" (here, next to this marker); "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (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. Sedition Act of 1798. (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Alien and Sedition Acts (1798). (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Benjamin Franklin Bache. (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsPolitics
 
Suppressing the Opposition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. Suppressing the Opposition Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (second marker from right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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