1791 While on his Southern tour, President George Washington, the “most notable man in this country,” stops in Salem. He spends two days receiving people, visiting the Choir houses, and inspecting various trades and businesses, and he expresses his approval, “especially of the waterworks.” He departs Salem on 2 June.
1859 Salem’s Congregation Council adopts new rules and regulations. Aufseher Collegium will now be the Board of Trustees of Salem Congregation, and the Aeltesten Conferenz will be the Board of Elders of Salem Congregation.
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