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Pennsylvania Seat of Government

The Adams Centinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
March 3, 1802

March 3

On Tuesday, the 23rd ult., in the senate of this commonwealth, the motion, relative to fixing the permanent seat of the government was taken up. The vote was first taken on Columbia, for which there appeared 11. Next for Philadelphia, when 9 rose. Then on Lancaster, which had also 9. And lastly on Harrisburg, for which there were 14.

The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, March 15, 1809

Yesterday (March 2d) the Senate took up the bill for removing the seat of government to Harrisburg as the permanent residence. A resolution to postpone the further consideration of the bill, and recommend the subject of the early attention of the next Legislature was carried 16 to 14. -- Lancaster Journal.

The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, February 7, 1810

Yesterday the bill for the removal of the seat of government to Harrisburgh, passed the senate. Yeas 20, Nays 9. It is the order of the day for Monday the 5th of February, in the House of Representatives, through which it will very probably pass.

The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, February 21, 1810

The seat of Government

The bill to remove the seat of government to Harrisburg, passed by the Senate, has received several amendments in the House of Representatives. The amendments were offered by Mr. Spayd; and provide for the erection of six fire proof offices; for this purpose thirty thousand dollars are appropriated.

The bill provides for the removal of the offices of government in the month of October, 1812. It this day (Saturday, Feb 10) passed a second reading in the House, and was ordered to be transcribed.

On the motion to strike out Harrisburg, and insert Lancaster, in the first section, the yeas were 36 - nays 55.

On the section with Harrisburg - Yeas 60 - Nays 29.

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Building of the State Capital Building (June 9, 1819)

The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA
June 9, 1819

State Capital

The corner stone of the Capital of Pennsylvania was laid at 12 o'clock on Monday the 31st of last month, by Stephen Hill, architect (contractor for the execution of the work); William Smith, stone cutter, and Valentine Kergan and Samuel White, masons; in presence of the commissioners and a large concourse of citizens of Harrisburg; and was followed by three discharges from one of the public cannon.

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