Events and Dates in 1820

01/05 - Fanny Wright's play Altorf had its Philadelphia debut. William Duane in Aurora General Advertiser, and Matthew Carey, the play's publisher defend it. Thunderous applause, but copies of the play do not sell. (source: p39 Eckhardt, Fanny Wright)

05/10 - Fanny Wright and Camilla sail from New York ending their first visit to America (on the packet James Monroe). (source: p40 Eckhardt, Fanny Wright)