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  • Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 1, 1801

    George Washington

    Slaves are Free

    Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 1, 1801

    A year after George Washington's death, on January 1, 1801, Martha Washington signed an order freeing his slaves. Many of them, having never strayed far from Mount Vernon, were naturally reluctant to try their luck elsewhere; others refused to abandon spouses or children still held as dower slaves (the Custis estate) and also stayed with or near Martha. Following George Washington's instructions in his will, funds were used to feed and clothe the young, aged, and sickly slaves until the early 1830s.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 22, 1801

    The palace of Westminster England

    House of Lords of the United Kingdom

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 22, 1801

    The Chamber of the House of Lords is located in the southern part of the Palace of Westminster. The lavishly decorated room measures 13.7 by 24.4 metres (45 by 80 ft).




  • Lunéville, France
    Monday Feb 9, 1801

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Lunéville

    Lunéville, France
    Monday Feb 9, 1801

    As a result, the Austrians capitulated and signed the Treaty of Lunéville in February 1801. The treaty reaffirmed and expanded earlier French gains at Campo Formio.




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