The Union hotel represents the inverse of the old inn. It is now occupied by industrious political activists, who, instead of lazily concerning themselves with outdated news, are occupied by the upcoming Presidential election. The tree under which the old innkeeper used to sleep has been replaced by a flagpole flying the stars and stripes of the union—this is an ominous sign of the new America’s increasing interest in industry and patriotism displacing a love of nature. George Washington’s face, also, has replaced King George’s. Where previously the inn had been a place of idle amusement overseen by a generally absent tyrant, it is now a place of industry, labor, and patriotism.