Nassau Hall at Princeton University

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2008-01-03

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During the events of the American Revolutionary War, Nassau Hall was possessed by both British and American forces and suffered considerable damage, especially during the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. From July to October 1783, Princeton was the capital of the early United States and Nassau Hall hosted the entire American government. The Congress of the Confederation met in the building's library on the second floor. According to Princeton University, "Here Congress congratulated George Washington on his successful termination of the war, received the news of the signing of the definitive treaty of peace with Great Britain, and welcomed the first foreign minister�from the Netherlands�accredited to the United States

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Nassau Hall, Historic Nassau Hall, American History, Historic Building, American Revolution, War of Independence, Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Old Nassau, Nassau, Campus of Princeton University, Princeton University, IVY League, University, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey, The Garden State

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