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Samuel Powell was a fatal victim of the Yellow Fever and until his horrible death lived here with his wife, Elizabeth. The former mayor of Philadelphia, he and “Eliza,” were among the upper class in the post-Revolutionary city. Close friends of the Washingtons, Eliza is credited with persuading the president to stand for a second presidential term. Many patriots and government officials were entertained here by the Powell’s renown hospitality. Today the 1765 Georgian style house is a museum.

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