Newspaper Abstracts from the Philadelphia Repository, 1803 - Elaine Morrison Fitch. Philadelphia was the capital of the colonies during the American Revolution. By 1803, the year of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Philadelphia had grown into a busy city of merchants, shoppers and travelers. While the Philadelphia Repository is full of stories and anecdotes of people and places throughout the country, it also contains news of interest to the people who lived in the city, and it provides insight into nineteenth-century life. Like a diary, it records not only marriages and deaths, but also unusual occurrences, amusing tales and general information. It contains both well-known and ordinary stories worthy of being saved. 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 126 pp.