Founding Brothers

What does the phrase "a Euphrates flowing through paradise" mean?

Chapter 2: The Dinner

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This phrase had to do with the choice of location for out nation's capital. Madison felt the Potomoc an ideal location. His constituents saw the idea as fanciful..... like a Euphrates (think anicient Mesopotamia) running through paradise. Congress saw Madison's idea as ridiculous, a "biblical spell"...... nothing more than an imaginary idea. 


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