7/27/1872 – 7/30/1872
The delegation arrived in Philadelphia and accepted an invitation to stay at the country estate of Jay Cooke. Cooke was a wealthy financier, considered one of the first major investment bankers.
On the second day of the delegates' stay at the Cooke estate, Jay Cooke returned home from a business trip. The group enjoyed a banquet at the house and socialized with the family.
During the day, the delegates took a carriage ride around the city and paid a visit to the United States Mint. In the evening the group attended a reception at a mansion hosted by the city, and socialized until the early morning.
The delegation visited Independence Hall, Baldwin Locomotive Works, and a local penitentiary.