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December 2019 Spot of Parchment

Happy holidays! I hope this season is a happy one for you, regardless of your celebrations of choice. Last month, I shared that my most frequently-asked question is about George Washington’s business practices. Want to know the second one? It usually goes something like “what were newspapers and the press like in the Early Republic? [...]

November 2019 Spot of Parchment

In early October, I had the opportunity to present on the creation of executive authority for a bunch of lawyers as part of a continuing legal education seminar. One of the things they asked about the most was George Washington’s business practices while he was in office. I wasn’t surprised, this question is actually one [...]