Strengthening Ties with the United States
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
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 Americans • Industry & Commerce •
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 91 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.