GROWING UP WITH THE COUNTRY
John Jacob Astor
In January 1789, in accord with their freshly ratified constition, Americans began electing members of their new federal government, which would shortly take up business in New York City. In that same month, in the same city, a local, newspaper carried a notice:John Jacob Astor
At No. 81 Queen Street,
Next Door but one to the Friends Meeting House.
Has for sale an assortment of
Piano Fortes of the Newest Construction,
made by the best makers in London, which
be will sell as reasonable terms.
He gives cash for all kinds of Furs
And has for sale a...