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The National Intelligencer, after printing the report of the Philadelphia meeting,[32] carried the following notice:

A meeting of the Printers and Booksellers of the City of Washington and of George Town is requested at Mr. Barney's Tavern on Saturday at 1 o'clock P. M. in order to consult with a committee of the Printers and Booksellers of Alexandria on measures proper to be pursued in relation to anv contemplated imposition of additional duties on imported Types.[33]
Curiously enough, no record of a petition from the District of Columbia can be located. One suspects that Duane attended the meeting and persuaded the group to desist.