A Letter From The Publisher, May 24, 1976

What are George Washington's new false teeth made from? Hippopotamus tusks set in pink sealing wax.

What's the name of the song that Robert Burns has just written? It's called Auld Lang Syne.

Where are they planning to move the national capital? Many places are being urged, including Philadelphia, Peach Bottom, Pa., and even some empty farm lands along the Potomac.

But for the moment—that moment being Sept. 26, 1789—the capital is New York, and so this week Mayor Abraham Beame and the editors of TIME are inviting some 200 notables from the worlds of politics and publishing to a party at the mayor's...

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