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October 17, 2006


Marilyn Hardsand

Wow what a wonderful piece of history!


Thanks for stopping by, Aydin. I suspect the troops quartered in the Capital building took advantage of all it had to offer, but unless congressional pens were somehow distinguishable from the regular sort, I suspect they would not have made quite as prominent souveniers as the paper and envelopes.


There is now a historic park at Meridian Hill. When my office was in DC, I used to frequently take my lunch hour walks thru that park.

Do you think they also lifted pens along with stationary?

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