The Presidency

Elizabeth Powel - Washington's Political Confidante

Elizabeth Powel’s political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter… read more

Elizabeth Powel’s political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter provides a glimpse into her role as confidante to her friend George Washington: She implored him to stand for a second term as president, though he had expressed his own doubts. Mount Vernon reference librarian Samantha Snyder and Kayla Anthony, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks executive director, talked about her influence within the young nation’s elite political circles. George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted this program and provided the video. close

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Elizabeth Powel - Washington's Political Confidante

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Program ID:
508934-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 28, 2021 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 06, 2021 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 28, 2021 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2021 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2021 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3