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While the nation's new capital city was under construction, a well-appointed brick mansion in the acting capital of Philadelphia was put at President Washington's disposal. It may be that the City of Brotherly Love hoped their hospitality could entice the president to make the town his permanent residence. Though both George Washington and John Adams lived at this alternative accommodation, Congress's determination to move the capital to the Potomac meant that D.C. would be the final resting place of the White House.
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