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

Strengthening Ties with the United States

 
 
Strengthening Ties with the United States Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
1. Strengthening Ties with the United States Marker Text
Inscription.

In December of 1798, Toussaint L'Ouverture, leader of the revolutionary government in the French colony of San Domingue, sent Joseph Bunel to Philadelphia to negotiate a trade agreement. Two months later, the Adams administration formally opened trade with a government led by African descendants. This marked the first and only time until after the Civil War that the United States traded with a government led by men of African descent.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.025′ N, 75° 9.009′ 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. Awarding a Peace Medal (here, next to this marker); The President's House Site 1790-1800 (here, next to this marker); Enslaved Africans in the Household of George and Martha Washington (here, next to this marker); Archeology Methods and Interpretation

Strengthening Ties with the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
2. Strengthening Ties with the United States Marker
(here, next to this marker); The President's House - Washington and Adams (here, next to this marker); History Lost & Found (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named History Lost & Found (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named History Lost & Found (a few steps from 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 . . .  A Revolutionary Dinner: U.S. Diplomacy toward Saint Domingue, 1798–1801. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Strengthening Ties with the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
3. Strengthening Ties with the United States Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the south wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (marker on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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