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Prince Albert makes a brief visit to Richmond, Virginia

Albert, Prince of Wales, October 1860, Brady photograph, detail
10/06/1860 to 10/07/1860
After spending three days in Washington as the guest of President Buchanan at the White House, the Prince of Wales left for a short visit to the South.  He went by steamer down the Potomac to Aquia Creek and then by train to Richmond, Virginia.  He arrived at around 7 p.m. and was installed at the Exchange Hotel.  He attended church the next day, visited Governor Letcher, and left for Baltimore and Philadelphia the following morning.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry James Morgan, The Tour of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales through British America and the United States (Montreal: John Lovell, 1861), 201.
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