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* [[Samuel Lane|Lane, Samuel]], 1820, describing [[George Bridport|George Bridport’s]] proposal for Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. (quoted in O’Gorman et al. 1986: 68)
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:“[I am writing] to ascertain the artist who designed the public Garden on Chestnut Street [''sic''] at the place (if I am not mistaken) formerly called Potters field; and if he is in your town inquire if he would come on here [Washington, D.C.] to furnish a design for Improving the Capitol [[Square]].” [Fig. 1]
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* [[John Fanning Watson|Watson, John Fanning]], 1857, describing Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. (1:405)
 
* [[John Fanning Watson|Watson, John Fanning]], 1857, describing Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. (1:405)
 
:"This beautiful [[square]], now so much the resort of citizens and strangers, as a [[promenade]], was, only twenty-five years ago, a 'Potter's Field,'....It was long enclosed in a post and rail [[fence]], and always produced much grass."
 
:"This beautiful [[square]], now so much the resort of citizens and strangers, as a [[promenade]], was, only twenty-five years ago, a 'Potter's Field,'....It was long enclosed in a post and rail [[fence]], and always produced much grass."

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“[I am writing] to ascertain the artist who designed the public Garden on Chestnut Street [sic] at the place (if I am not mistaken) formerly called Potters field; and if he is in your town inquire if he would come on here [Washington, D.C.] to furnish a design for Improving the Capitol Square.” [Fig. 1]


"This beautiful square, now so much the resort of citizens and strangers, as a promenade, was, only twenty-five years ago, a 'Potter's Field,'....It was long enclosed in a post and rail fence, and always produced much grass."

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