Grey plaque № 9113 in Liverpool

The Eagle Pub. Liverpool was so important during the 18th Century that President George Washington appointed James Maury, an American merchant already trading in Liverpool, as America's first Consul on 7 June 1790. One of Maury's roles was to help American sailors when they got into trouble, which was not difficult with a pub on virtually every corner and the press gang roaming the streets looking for drunken sailors to impress. For a time James Maury had an office here on Paradise Street. He lived in Liverpool for 44 years (1786-1830). This building became the Eagle Public House and acquired the American bald eagle, probably off a sailing ship.
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