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Count de Grasse, the French admiral, resigning his sword to Admiral Rodney, after being defeated by that gallant commander in the West Indies, on April 12th 1782 / Metz delin. ; Fiegl sculp.

Count de Grasse, the French admiral, resigning his sword to Admiral Ro...

Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus. in: A new, universal and impartial history of England ... to the spring of the year 1784 ... / by George Frederick Raymond, Esq.... London : Pr... More

Thomas Jefferson to Lister Asquith, November 23, 1785, William & Catherine (ship)
Lister Asquith to Thomas Jefferson, September 8, 1785, William & Catherine (ship)
Thomas Jefferson to William S. Smith, June 22, 1785
Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Jefferson, July 11, 1785
Boston, April 18, 1785. The minds of the people being greatly and justly agitated by the apparent intention of the government and the merchants of Great-Britain to deprive the industrious trader of every benefit of our commerce ... [Boston, 1785

Boston, April 18, 1785. The minds of the people being greatly and just...

Not in Ford.; Not in Evans.; Stamped on verso: 595. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfoli... More

John Paul Jones, September 9, 1785, List of Prizes Taken in 1779; in French
Abiel Foster to Thomas Jefferson, March 26, 1785
Ollivante Duplessis, October 1, 1785, American Sailors; in French
Thomas Jefferson to John Stockdale, July 28, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to John Paul Jones, August 13, 1785
Jean-Armand Tronchin to Thomas Jefferson, November 25, 1785, in French
[Arms of the British forces]

[Arms of the British forces]

Print shows British arms with drum and flag as title page ornament. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Spain, and Holland : commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783 / John Andrews... More

Jean Francois Briet to Thomas Jefferson, June 20, 1785
Ciceron découvre le Tombeau d'Archimedes près des portes de Syracuse

Ciceron découvre le Tombeau d'Archimedes près des portes de Syracuse

Illus. in: Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non, Voyage Pittoresque; ou Description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile; vol. 4, 1785. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unverified, old data fr... More

Reform and no reform, or the lovely pair's gentle fracas

Reform and no reform, or the lovely pair's gentle fracas

Print shows "with the Head of Boreas", Lord North, standing to the left of a platform labeled "Reform Janus", and "with the Head of Reynard", Charles Fox, standing on the right; on the platform is a devil/human... More

Kaart van Louisiana, en Florida.

Kaart van Louisiana, en Florida.

Scale ca. 1:6,300,000. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Paris and Ferro. Based on Rigobert Bonne's Carte de la Louisiane, et de la Floride. Shows present area of Southern States. Available also through... More

Lord Rodney, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Lord Rodney, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Print shows George Brydges Rodney, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing uniform; medallion on pedestal with nameplate. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Spain, a... More

Lord Hood - from a painting by West in the possession of Sir John Dick / Miller del. ; Birrell sculp.

Lord Hood - from a painting by West in the possession of Sir John Dick...

Print shows Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing uniform, in oval on pedestal with name plate. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, S... More

A map of the Federal Territory from the western boundary of Pennsylvania to the Scioto River

A map of the Federal Territory from the western boundary of Pennsylvan...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. "Longitude west from Philadelphia." LC copy annotated in black ink. Shows lands granted to Army companies and the proposed town of Marietta, Ohio. Includes historic notes and inset "A plan ... More

Henry Champion, January 24, 1785, Law Case Brought by Veuve Samuel Joly l'aine et fils to Collect Thomas Barclay's Overdue Debt; in French

Henry Champion, January 24, 1785, Law Case Brought by Veuve Samuel Jol...

Law Case Brought by Veuve Samuel Joly l'aine et fils to Collect Thomas Barclay's Overdue Debt; in French

Thomas Jefferson to John Stockdale, September 26, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to William Short, September 14, 1785
Malta Ambassador to Thomas Jefferson, May 20, 1785, in French
The Rolle complimented by the wonders of the age, British Cartoon Print

The Rolle complimented by the wonders of the age, British Cartoon Prin...

Print shows John Rolle addressing a "Learned Pig, Surprising Monkey, Wonderful Hare, Dancing Dogs, [and] Conjuring Horse", the "wonders of the age." Includes six lines of verse: "Illustrious Rolle! O may thy ho... More

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes, July 27, 1785
On the Sublime & Beautiful

On the Sublime & Beautiful

Burke standing on shoulders of Powis and Sawbridge. Engraving in Collections of Sayer's Caricatures, published 1785 April 6, by Thomas Cornell, Bruton et cie. No. 6788. This record contains unverified data from... More

Abigail Smith Adams to Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to Richard O'Brien, September 29, 1785
Ōkawabata yūryō, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Ōkawabata yūryō, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Print shows three women strolling next to the Sumida(?) River, enjoying the cool evening air. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: ... More

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Williamos, July 7, 1785
Carte générale des treize États-Unis indépendants de l'Amérique septetrionale pour servir au Spectateur américain 1785.

Carte générale des treize États-Unis indépendants de l'Amérique septet...

Scale ca. 1:4,400,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Longitude du méridien de Paris." From Joseph Mandrillon's Le spectateur américain. 1785. Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 759 Available also ... More

Benjamin Watkins and Jonathan Robinson to Capt. Hadley, March 25, 1785
Philip Mazzei to James Madison, June 15, 1785. In Italian.

Philip Mazzei to James Madison, June 15, 1785. In Italian.

Transcripts, guides, and tools to help you use this collection may be found at http://www.loc.gov/collection/james-madison-papers/about-this-collection/.

Philadelphia, ss. Whereas Collector of the taxes in agreeably to an Act of Assembly, passed the 16th day of March, 1785, has made return to me, that a taxable in the said has been delinquent in paying the sum of his asseeement in the funding tax
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, June 15, 1785
Plano de la rada de Lugan Nuebo situada en la costa de España al ote. del Cabo de Sta. Pola en latd. de 38 gs. 20 ms. con la sonda qe. se ha podido reconocer y las enfilaciones para fondear : lebantado de orden del Sor. Dn. Gabriel de Aristisaba, comte. gral. de esta esquadra qe. biajo a Constantinopla por los pilotos del Navio Triunfante de su mando en el año de 1784 /
Eine grausame geschichte, oder ein lied von einem mörder, Philip Bebel, welcher gewohnt hat in Maryland, nicht weit von Friedrick-Taun, an der Pfeif-Kriek und hat Ausgangs April, 1785, eine fray, welche schwanger war und 4 kinder mit einer Urt e

Eine grausame geschichte, oder ein lied von einem mörder, Philip Bebel...

In verse.; Bebel, Philip.; Verse.; Not in Evans.; Imprint 3 gennu. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Colle... More

Yatsushi jūnidan zoushi ushiwaka jōrurihime - Torii Kiyonaga

Yatsushi jūnidan zoushi ushiwaka jōrurihime - Torii Kiyonaga

Print shows four women standing on a porch, one may be ringing a bell, and a man playing a flute, standing in front of the porch; from the tale of Jūnidan Zoushi and Ushiwaka. Title and other descriptive inform... More

La quatorzieme expérience aerostatique de M. Blanchard accompagné du Chevalier Lepinard faite à Lille en Flandre, le 26 août 1785 Dediée à Messieurs les Magistrats de la ville de Lille en Flandre / / Peint par L. Watteau, professeur de l'Académie de Lille ; Gravé par Helman, de la même Académie.

La quatorzieme expérience aerostatique de M. Blanchard accompagné du C...

Print shows the balloon of Jean-Pierre Blanchard ascending from Lille, France. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

États-Unis de l'Amérique septentrionale avec les Isles Royale, de Terre Neuve, de St. Jean, l'Acadie &c.

États-Unis de l'Amérique septentrionale avec les Isles Royale, de Terr...

Scale ca. 1:7,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Isle de Fer and Paris. Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes and a listing of the 13 original states plus Vermont and the proposed name of 10 new states p... More

Mer Méditerranée. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Mer Méditerranée. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Illus. in: Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non, Voyage Pittoresque; ou Description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile; vol. 4, 1785, plate 81. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unverified, o... More

Thomas Jefferson to B. Contee, August 16, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to Charles, Marquis de Castries, November 5, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to James Buchanan, September 22, 1785
Ōkawabata yūryō, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Ōkawabata yūryō, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Print shows three women, two standing and one sitting on a bench next to the Sumida(?) River, enjoying the cool evening air. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print s... More

State of New-Hampshire. John Taylor Gilman, Treasurer of said state. To the selectmen of Greeting. Pursuant to an act of the General Court of said state of New Hamphire (passed February 23, Anno Domini, 1785) ... You are hereby required to asses

State of New-Hampshire. John Taylor Gilman, Treasurer of said state. T...

Filled in in mss. for the town of Atkinson.; On verso: (Public Service) Select Men of Atkinson 1785. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full ... More

Thomas Jefferson to Le Couteulx & Company, November 1785, in French
Thomas Jefferson to David Humphreys, December 4, 1785
Charles, Marquis de Castries to Thomas Jefferson, October 28, 1785, in French
Thomas Jefferson to Baron de Thulemeier, July 28, 1785
One thousand-acre Virginia land grant  to Alexander Breckinridge
Ushiwakamaru to benkei, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Ushiwakamaru to benkei, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Print shows the warrior-monk Benkei with a naginata (a long pole with sword-like blade) and Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoshitsune) holding a cloth over his head, causing Benkei to mistake him for a woman. Title ... More

Thomas Barclay to Thomas Jefferson, October 31, 1785, Account
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to Thomas Jefferson, February 14, 1785
Carte ou plan géométral fait à vol d'oiseau de l'antique ville de Syracuse et de fes environs
Thomas Jefferson to Baron de Blome, May 19, 1785, in French
Thomas Jefferson, 1785-87, Memorandum on Barbary States; in Shorthand
Vue des Campagne d'Agrigente

Vue des Campagne d'Agrigente

Illus. in: Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non, Voyage Pittoresque; ou Description des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile; vol. 4, 1785, plates 94 and 95. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unver... More

Chōsen hachidō no zu : 5-mai no uchi, betsuni setsuari.

Chōsen hachidō no zu : 5-mai no uchi, betsuni setsuari.

Shows South and North Korea as a whole. Possibly copied from original manuscript map: Chōsen hachidō no zu by Hayashi Shihei; published by Suharaya, Ichibē Edo, 1785. Panel title. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Av... More

Thomas Jefferson to Richard O'Brien, November 4, 1785
Nuevo plano de Puerto Rico /

Nuevo plano de Puerto Rico /

Scale ca. 1:8,500. Has watermarks. Manuscript; pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Depths shown by soundings. Selected build... More

Isaac Stephens to William Carmichael, October 18, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to John Paul Jones, August 3, 1785
The observer, extra. Friday, April 15, 1785. Exertion or ruin!! May every curse light on my head, and Hell receive when I'm dead If when my country calls aloud, I'm found inactive 'midst the croud. To the inhabitants of the Town of Boston. Fello
Vue des environs de Girgenti, l'aneieune et célébre ville d'Agrigentum ...
John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, September 25, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to Charles William Frederic Dumas, October 4, 1785
John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, December 2, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to Jean Diot & Company, November 24, 1785, Lister Asquith's Maritime Law Case; William & Catherine (ship)

Thomas Jefferson to Jean Diot & Company, November 24, 1785, Lister Asq...

Lister Asquith's Maritime Law Case; William & Catherine (ship)

Thomas Jefferson to Andre Limozin, September 20, 1785
To his excellency the Governor, and the honorable council of the State of Maryland. The address of the subscribers, inhabitants of  ... county, sheweth That the present circumstances of the people of this county, compel us to apply to  you, in w

To his excellency the Governor, and the honorable council of the State...

Paper - money.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 28, Folder 20.

The vision, British Cartoon Print

The vision, British Cartoon Print

Print shows a young man, possibly William Pitt, the younger, being visited by a ghost from the grave, possibly the elder William Pitt, who has come "to warn thee against thy impending fate - Beware of Prerogati... More

James Madison to George 'Wythe, April 15, 1785.
James Madison Sr. to Bartholomew Dandridge, February 26, 1785.
John Paul Jones, August 18, 1785, List of Prizes Taken in 1779; in French
Bazin to Thomas Jefferson, September 27, 1785, Bill for Three Dessert Plates Ordered for Abigail Adams; in French
Plano de la Ría de San Yusti situado por obsevación [sic] la punta del N. del Castrón en la latitud N. de 43⁰18ʹ48ʺ /

Plano de la Ría de San Yusti situado por obsevación [sic] la punta del...

Also shows Ensenada de Mendía. Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink and watercolors. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 791 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster i... More

Adml. Kempenfelt, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Adml. Kempenfelt, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Print shows Admiral Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1782), head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing uniform, in oval on pedestal with nameplate.

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to Thomas Jefferson, 1785-89
James Madison, October-November, 1785. Notes on Debate on Bill for Relig Estabt proposed by Mr Henry.

James Madison, October-November, 1785. Notes on Debate on Bill for Rel...

Transcripts, guides, and tools to help you use this collection may be found at http://www.loc.gov/collection/james-madison-papers/about-this-collection/.

Plano de la ciudad y puerto de la Havana.

Plano de la ciudad y puerto de la Havana.

Scale ca. 1:12,500. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Soundings shown in fathoms. Oriented with north to the left. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1821 Available also through the Library of Congres... More

Gallant behavior of an English sailor in offering a sword to an unarmed Spaniard to defend himself, at the taking of Fort Omoa, in the Bay of Honduras, October 20th 1779 / Metz delin. ; Record sculp.

Gallant behavior of an English sailor in offering a sword to an unarme...

Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus. in: A new, universal and impartial history of England ... to the spring of the year 1784 ... / by George Frederick Raymond, Esq.... London : Pr... More

Notification. The freeholders and other inhabitants of the Town of Boston, qualified as the law directs, are hereby notified to meet at Faneuil-Hall, on Wednesday 26th of Octob. inst. at Ten o'clock A. M. then and there to consider the petition

Notification. The freeholders and other inhabitants of the Town of Bos...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 42, Folder ... More

Hanabi, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Hanabi, print by Kiyonaga Torii

Print shows a woman standing before two young women sitting on a bench. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Onna fūzoku... More

De Pio to Thomas Jefferson, May 21, 1785, in French
Thomas Jefferson to P. & V. French & Nephew, July 13, 1785
Benjamin Franklin to John Paul Jones, July 20, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, October 18, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to Borgnis Desbordes, Freres, October 12, 1785
Katsukawa Shunchō - Hagi

Katsukawa Shunchō - Hagi

Print shows three women in garden setting. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Shūkuawase shiki no hana : Flowers of th... More

Thomas Jefferson to Jean Armand Tronchin, 1785
Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, July 12, 1785
General Green, Head and Shoulders Portrait

General Green, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Print shows General Nathanael Greene, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, in oval above nameplate. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Spain, and Holland : commen... More

Ōmando ogie oiyo takeji

Ōmando ogie oiyo takeji

Print shows two women entertainers (geishas) getting dressed for a festival; tall paper lantern in the foreground on the right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo prin... More

Mr. De Vergennes, ministre des affaires etrangères sous Louis XVI / Bovinet sculp.

Mr. De Vergennes, ministre des affaires etrangères sous Louis XVI / Bo...

Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right; in oval. Title from item.

Sir Roger Curtis / drawn from the life by Miller & engraved by Birrell.

Sir Roger Curtis / drawn from the life by Miller & engraved by Birrell...

Sir Roger Curtis, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing uniform; in framed medallion on pedestal. Illus. in: History of war with America, France, Spain, and Holland : commencing in 1775 and ending ... More

Thomas Jefferson to Garreau, December 22, 1785, Collection of Anatomical Paintings
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, August 17, 1785
[The goddess of geography surrounded by figures representing the continents] / J. Buys inv. ; C. Bogerts sculp.

[The goddess of geography surrounded by figures representing the conti...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas, tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie ... in Engeland / W.A. Bachiene. Amsterdam : M. Schalekamp, 1785, title page. Published in: The American Revolution i... More

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