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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and also known as D.C. or Washington, is the capital city of the United States of America. It is located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, with Congress holding its first session there in 1800. The city was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the U.S., with over 20 million visitors in 2016.

The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of U.S. Congress; the district is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country's East Coast. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital. In 1801, the land, formerly part of Maryland and Virginia (including the settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria), officially became recognized as the federal district. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia, including the city of Alexandria; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the district.

The city had an estimated population of 705,749 as of July 2019, making it the 20th-most populous city in the U.S. and giving it a population larger than that of two U.S. states. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's daytime population to more than one million during the workweek. Washington's metropolitan area, the country's sixth-largest (including parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia), had a 2017 estimated population of 6.2 million residents.

The three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the district: Congress (legislative), the president (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization of American States, the AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross.

A locally elected mayor and a 13‑member council have governed the district since 1973. Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting, at-large congressional delegate to the House of Representatives, but the district has no representation in the Senate. District voters choose three presidential electors in accordance with the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.

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A map of George Town with the additions : 1814 /

A map of George Town with the additions : 1814 /

Cadastral map showing block numbers. "A present from Francis Fenwick to the Honorable the Corporation of George-town." From the Taggart Estate papers. In upper left corner: Hugh T. Taggart's. India ink. Brittle... more

Cadastral map of "Peter's square," Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Cadastral map of "Peter's square," Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Cadastral map showing lot numbers and owners' initials. Covers area bounded by Wisconsin Av., M St., 31st St., Wapping [former], and K St. N.W. Title devised by cataloger. Photocopy of ms. map. On verso in ink:... more

[Cadastral map of "Peter's square," Georgetown, Washington D.C.].

[Cadastral map of "Peter's square," Georgetown, Washington D.C.].

Cadastral map showing lot numbers and owners' initials. Covers area bounded by Wisconsin Av., M, 31st, and K streets N.W. Title devised by cataloger. Photocopy of ms. map. On verso in ink: From the manuscript o... more

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a severe action at Bladensburgh, six miles from the Capitol. "Baltimore has acquired immortal honor by the brave resistance of Commodore Barney, his sailors and the bold volunteers."

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a sever...

Positive Photostat.; Verse.; War of 1812- Ballads. 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 Co... more

U.S. Reports: Beatty's Administrator's v. Burnes's Administrator's, 12 U.S. (9 Cranch) 98 (1814)

U.S. Reports: Beatty's Administrator's v. Burnes's Administrator's, 12...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 12; Cranch Volume 9; February Term, 1814; Beatty's Administrator's v. Burnes's Administrator's

Sketch of the march of the British Army under Gen'l Ross from the 19th to the 29th August 1814

Sketch of the march of the British Army under Gen'l Ross from the 19th...

Relief shown by hachures. In lower right margin: T. Sinclairs Lith Phila. Includes indexed inset of "Sketch of the engagement on the 24th of August 1814 between the British and American forces" [in Bladensburg ... more

Sketch of the march of the British Army under Gen'l Ross from the 19th to the 29th August 1814 : [central Maryland between Benedict and Washington D.C.] /

Sketch of the march of the British Army under Gen'l Ross from the 19th...

Relief shown by hachures. Published: Military Depot ... Oct'r 10th 1814. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset "Sketch of the engagement on the 24th of August... more

Map of Maj. Gen. Ross's route with the British column from Benedict on the Patuxent River to the city of Washington August 1814

Map of Maj. Gen. Ross's route with the British column from Benedict on...

Relief shown by hachures. From: Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Diagrams and plans illustrative of the principal battles and military affairs treated of in Memoirs of my own times. Philadelphia : Printed by Abraha... more

Washington /

Washington /

Includes text. LC copy mounted on cloth backing and annotated in lead pencil in left margin: Proposed bridge L'Enfant. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing - section]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing - section]

Inscriptions on recto: "Section of Old Capitol. (south wing) looking South. as rebuilt." "25" "Drawn by JHBLatrobe when he passed his [...] while a student at [...] Georgetown College in his fathers office ... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. North wing, section looking west]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. North wing, section looking w...

Inscriptions on recto: "Section of North wing of old Capitol as rebuilt looking west." "352." Mounted on paper on linen; verso obscured. Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of Benjamin Henry Latr... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing, section]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing, section]

Inscriptions on recto: "Section of South wing of old Capitol as rebuilt looking north" "342." Verso obscured by lining. Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of Benjamin Henry Latrobe Archive (Libr... more

Map exhibiting the property of the U.S. in the vicinity of the Capitol : colored red, with the manner in which it is proposed to lay off the same in building lots, as described in the report to the Sup't of the city to which this is annexed /

Map exhibiting the property of the U.S. in the vicinity of the Capitol...

Covers area bounded by 2nd St. east, D St. south, 6th St. west, and D St. north, including eastern part of the Mall. Relief shown by shading. Partial cadastral map showing buildings, some lots, and block number... more

Territoire de Columbia /

Territoire de Columbia /

Relief shown by hachures. On verso of cardboard mat frame: "Territoire de Columbia," published by Warden in Paris, 1820. Edward Stead, 1941. In upper margin at right: Tome 5, Page 1re. Oriented with north towar... more

James Madison to Washington DC Columbia Bank, June 29, 1815. Order to Pay.

James Madison to Washington DC Columbia Bank, June 29, 1815. Order to ...

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/.

Plan of the west end of the public appropriation in the city of Washington, called the Mall : as proposed to be arranged for the site of the university /

Plan of the west end of the public appropriation in the city of Washin...

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Edged in cloth and mounted on cloth backing. Accompanied by exhibit caption: 717. Latrobe's suggestion for the national university. [2] p. ; 11 cm. Available also through the Library... more

View of the Botanic Garden with US Capitol in background

View of the Botanic Garden with US Capitol in background

The Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC first suggested the creation of the US Botanic Garden in 1816. By an act of Congress, it was 1820 and given land west of the US C... more

American quarterly review [Prospectus] P. Force. City of Washington, December 6th, 1817.

American quarterly review [Prospectus] P. Force. City of Washington, D...

Prospectus.; 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 191, Folder 3.

Architectural drawing for alterations to a church ("St. John's Church"), Washington, D.C. Section

Architectural drawing for alterations to a church ("St. John's Church"...

Working drawing showing church as section. UNIT title devised. Drawing not signed; attribution based on provenance. Date from information in P&P Curatorial Files. Church originally designed by Latrobe. Forms pa... more

A map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America. City map with depiction of "East front of the Capitol of the United States" / by Rt. King, surveyor of the City of Washington.

A map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia establishe...

Illus. in: A map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America / Robert King. Washington, D.C., 1818. Title from item.

U.S. Reports: Ross v. Triplett, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 600 (1818)

U.S. Reports: Ross v. Triplett, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 600 (1818)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 16; Wheaton Volume 3; February Term, 1818; Ross v. Triplett

U.S. Reports: Lenox v. Prout, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 520 (1818)

U.S. Reports: Lenox v. Prout, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 520 (1818)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 16; Wheaton Volume 3; February Term, 1818; Lenox, et al. v. Prout

U.S. Reports: Patton v. Nickolson, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 204 (1818)

U.S. Reports: Patton v. Nickolson, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 204 (1818)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 16; Wheaton Volume 3; February Term, 1818; Patton v. Nickolson

Plan of the city of Washington and territory of Columbia / engraved by W. & D. Lizars, Edin'r.

Plan of the city of Washington and territory of Columbia / engraved by...

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. of the Capitols at Richmond and Washington. LC copy fold-lined and taped. DCP

This is to certify, that of entitled to shares in the capital stock of the Washington turnpike company ... Given under my hand, and seal of the company, this day of one thousand eight hundred and President. Treasurer. [Washington, D. C. 1819].

This is to certify, that of entitled to shares in the capital stock of...

Filled in in manuscript for Daniel Renner dated May 1, 1819. 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;... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress - variant scheme B]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress - variant...

Inscription on verso: Capitol Library. Date 1818-1820, per William Allen.

A correct map of the city of Washington : capital of the United States of America : lat. 38.53 n., long. 0.0 /

A correct map of the city of Washington : capital of the United States...

Shows block numbers. Also covers Georgetown. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 31th [sic] day of January 1820 by Peter Force of the District of Columbia." From Peter Force's A national calendar, 1820... more

To my fellow-citizens. A gross, scandalous and unprovoked libel, appeared in the "City of Washington Gazette," on Saturday the 29th ultimo ... John Brannan. Washington City, Aug. 4, 1820.

To my fellow-citizens. A gross, scandalous and unprovoked libel, appea...

Imprint 2.; On verso: 6 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 191, Folder 13.

U.S. Reports: Loughborough v. Blake, 18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 317 (1820)

U.S. Reports: Loughborough v. Blake, 18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 317 (1820)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 18; Wheaton Volume 5; February Term, 1820; Loughborough v. Blake.

District of Columbia /

District of Columbia /

Shows main roads. Also covers surrounding territory in Maryland and Virginia. "Engraved for J. Melish's 'Description of the United States.'" LC copy water-stained and trimmed. Available also through the Library... more

Cadastral map of the blocks surrounding Washington Circle, Washington D.C.

Cadastral map of the blocks surrounding Washington Circle, Washington ...

Cadastral map of area bounded by 24th, L. 22nd, and I streets N.W. Title devised by cataloger. Black and brown inks. At top in lead pencil: Section of part of the city & surveys. Soiled, missing small sections ... more

[Plan of the Center Market and surrounding squares, Washington D.C.].

[Plan of the Center Market and surrounding squares, Washington D.C.].

Covers area bounded by Washington Canal, 6th, D, and 10th streets N.W. Market building shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink, lead pencil, and watercolor. Ink-stained. Available also through the Library of Congress We... more

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Drawing shows the Chain Bridge spanning the Potomac River at Georgetown, Washington, D.C., with a covered wagon on the bridge; also shows men loading a boat with barrels from a loading dock at left center, with... more

Supreme court, February, 1820. John Hopkins. Plaintiff in error, versus R. B. Lee, defendant in error. Lee had sold to Hopkins an estate called "Hill and Dale," upon which there existed an incumbrance to Rawleigh Colston ... [Washington, D. C. 1

Supreme court, February, 1820. John Hopkins. Plaintiff in error, versu...

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 191, Folder 10a.

To the Senate and House of representatives of the United States. The memorial of the undersigned, citizens of the District of Columbia, respectfully represents ... That in placing themselves under the protection of the General government, they w

To the Senate and House of representatives of the United States. The m...

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 193, Folder 28.

The minor literary exhibition of the College of Georgetown, D. C. will take place on the 27th of February, at 10 o'clock, A. M. ... [Georgetown] February 27, 1821.

The minor literary exhibition of the College of Georgetown, D. C. will...

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 191, Folder 15.

Senate Chamber. Hall of the House of Representatives / W.I Stone sc. Washn. D.C.

Senate Chamber. Hall of the House of Representatives / W.I Stone sc. W...

Print shows an interior view of the Senate and the House of Representatives chambers showing a numbered seating arrangement (key to the Senate chamber seating is filed with print). Title from item. Printed at b... more

Plan of grounds adjacent to the Capitol showing the projected alteration of the Canal & the amount of land proposed to be laid into building lots

Plan of grounds adjacent to the Capitol showing the projected alterati...

Covers area bounded by C St. north, 1st St. east, C St. south, and 7th St. west, including eastern part of the Mall. Partial cadastral map showing block numbers, some lots, dimensions, and street widths. Black ... more

North front of the President's house etched by W.I. Stone, Washn

North front of the President's house etched by W.I. Stone, Washn

Print shows an exterior view of the north front of the White House. Title from item. Printed at bottom: Engraved for the National Calendar 1822. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library o... more

North front of the President's house / etched by W.I Stone, Washn.

North front of the President's house / etched by W.I Stone, Washn.

Print shows an exterior view of the north front of the White House.

[Cadastral survey map of Squares A and B adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. : new part of the Mall] /

[Cadastral survey map of Squares A and B adjacent to Pennsylvania Aven...

Covers blocks bounded by 6th St., Pennsylvania Av., 3rd St., and the former Missouri Av. N.W. Black ink, brown ink, and lead pencil. Torn, fold-lined, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes and computatio... more

Proposals, by Judah Delano, for publishing a directory for the City of Washington, showing the name, occupation, and residence, of each head of a family, and person in business. To which will be added, a complete city register ... Washington, Ju

Proposals, by Judah Delano, for publishing a directory for the City of...

Prospectus.; 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 191, Folder 24.

Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United States.

Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United Stat...

Shows block numbers, wards, existing and planned government buildings, and radial distances from Capitol. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 12 day of Nov. 1822 by S.A. Elliot of the District of Colum... more

Plan of squares marked A. & B. in Mr. Bulfinch's plan, divided in lots : [now part of the Mall, N.W. Washington D.C.] /

Plan of squares marked A. & B. in Mr. Bulfinch's plan, divided in lots...

Cadastral map of the blocks bounded by 6th St., Pennsylvania Av., 3rd St., and the former Missouri Av. N.W. Brown ink, tan wash, and lead pencil. Watermark: J Whatman 1794. Mounted on cloth backing. Available a... more

Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United States

Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United Stat...

Shows block numbers, wards, existing and planned government buildings, and radial distances from Capitol. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 12 day of Nov. 1822 by S.A. Elliot of the District of Colum... more

Prospectus of The National Journal, a semi-weekly newspaper, to be published in the City of Washington .... Washington, Davis & Force August 1823.

Prospectus of The National Journal, a semi-weekly newspaper, to be pub...

Imprint 3.; Prospectus. 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 192, Fo... more

East front of the Capitol / W.I Stone aquat.

East front of the Capitol / W.I Stone aquat.

Print shows an exterior view of the east front of the U.S. Capitol, with view of the north facade. Title from item. Printed at bottom: Engd. for the National Calendar, 1823.

U.S. Reports: Sexton v. Wheaton, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 229 (1823)

U.S. Reports: Sexton v. Wheaton, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 229 (1823)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 21; Wheaton Volume 8; February Term, 1823; Sexton v. Wheaton and Wife

U.S. Reports: Corporation of Washington v. Pratt, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 681 (1823)

U.S. Reports: Corporation of Washington v. Pratt, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 6...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 21; Wheaton Volume 8; February Term, 1823; Corporation of the City of Washington, and others, Appellants, v. Pratt, Francis, and others, Respondents, The

First commencement of the Columbian College, in the District of Columbia, Wednesday, December 15, 1824. [Washington, D. C. 1824].

First commencement of the Columbian College, in the District of Columb...

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 192, Folder 11.

Our country . . . home industry

Our country . . . home industry

An anti-Jackson broadside issued during the 1824 presidential election campaign. The text strongly criticizes Jackson's anti-tariff platform and condemns him and William Coleman as advocates of British interes... more

Commencement of The Columbian College in the District of Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1825 ... [Washington, 1825].

Commencement of The Columbian College in the District of Columbia, Wed...

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 192, Folder 17.

U.S. Reports: Corporation of Washington v. Young, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 406 (1825)

U.S. Reports: Corporation of Washington v. Young, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) ...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 23; Wheaton Volume 10; February Term, 1825; Corporation of Washington for the use of McCue and others, v. Moses Young, The

Georgetown District, South Carolina /

Georgetown District, South Carolina /

Relief by hachures. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War Maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S140 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web s... more

To the voters of the third ward. You have offered to your choice, this day, for the Council a respectable man, and a consummate slanderer. Which will you choose? ... [Signed] A Voter. Monday, June 5, 1826 [Washington, D. C. 1826].

To the voters of the third ward. You have offered to your choice, this...

Political campaign.; Imprint 2.; On verso: 1827 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 1... more

Commencement of The Columbian College in the District of Columbia. Wednesday, December 20, 1826 ... [Washington 1826].

Commencement of The Columbian College in the District of Columbia. Wed...

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 192, Folder 24.

Proposals for publishing a weekly newspaper in the city of Washington to be called the Washington examiner ... Washington City, D. C. Nov. 10, 1826.

Proposals for publishing a weekly newspaper in the city of Washington ...

Page Order: Leaflet 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 192, Folder 23a.

Metropolitan - Extra. [On the deaths of Presidents Jefferson and Adams. Georgetown, 1826].

Metropolitan - Extra. [On the deaths of Presidents Jefferson and Adams...

Dated July 12, 1826. Includes statement by John Cox, mayor of Georgetown. dated July 10, 1826.; 1. Adams, John, Pres. U.S., 1735-1826.; 2. Jefferson, Thomas, Pres. U.S., 1743-1826.; I. Cox, John. Available also... more

Advice. If wisdom's heights you wish to climb, And order's laws embrace; For ev'ry thing have you a time: Put each thing in its place. Un Imprimeur. City of Washington, June 22, 1826.

Advice. If wisdom's heights you wish to climb, And order's laws embrac...

Imprint 2.; Verse. 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 192, Folder 23.

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical miles, from the city of Washington /

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen...

Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. LC copy halved and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 149 Vault DCP

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical miles, from the city of Washington /

Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen...

"Entered according to Act of Congress the 3rd day of April 1827, by P. Hawkes of the State of Pennsylvania." Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ... more

A map of the state of Virginia : reduced from the nine sheet map of the state in conformity to law /

A map of the state of Virginia : reduced from the nine sheet map of th...

Covers also Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania. Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress, the 31st day of October 1827 by W.B. Giles, Governor ... more

Geographical, statistical, and historical map of the District of Columbia /

Geographical, statistical, and historical map of the District of Colum...

Relief shown by hachures. Title at head of text: District of Columbia. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes text and statistical tables. At upper right: No. 21. LC copy stained, fold-lined, and a... more

Georgetown from Lee Hill From Fort Lee at Georgetown, Washington, D.C

Georgetown from Lee Hill From Fort Lee at Georgetown, Washington, D.C

Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 673. (DLC/PP-1996:032.18). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

[East front of the United States Capitol]

[East front of the United States Capitol]

View of the east front of the U.S. Capitol. Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 656. (DLC/PP-1996:032.1). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith Collection (Library of Congress). Te... more

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol building with portrait of George Washington at Dorchester Heights by Gilbert Stuart and unidentified portrait of a man, possibly John Adams, on display]

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol buildi...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 668. (DLC/PP-1996:032.13). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with cast-iron fence. Preliminary drawing]

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with cast-iron fence. Pre...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 658. (DLC/PP-1996:032.3). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding house

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding hou...

Drawing shows a bird's-eye view of the eastern façade of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from the north-east, showing the plaza in front of the building, the Senate wing, the north end terrace, and dome; ... more

West front - a duplicated copy from the col[ore]d one Bullfinch's [i.e. Bulfinch's] favorite.

West front - a duplicated copy from the col[ore]d one Bullfinch's [i.e...

Drawing shows west front of the U.S. Capitol. Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 663. (DLC/PP-1996:032.8). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

Fois. Pre. Guilme. Guizot (Historien,) Professeur d'Histoire à la Faculté des Lettres, né à Nismes, (Dépt. du Gard,) le 4 octobre 1787 dessiné d'apres nature en 1828 et gravé par Ambroise Tardieu

Fois. Pre. Guilme. Guizot (Historien,) Professeur d'Histoire à la Facu...

Print shows François Pierre Guillaume Guizot, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left. Title from item. Print trimmed from original sheet before being mounted to paper backing. Stamped on verso: J.R. ... more

Map of the city of Washington /

Map of the city of Washington /

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Mounted on cloth backing and edged in imitation leather. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington, 13... more

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with the Tripoli Monument at the west front. Preliminary drawing]

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with the Tripoli Monument...

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on the depiction of the Tripoli Monument. (Source: Pam Scott) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 659. (DLC/PP-1996:032.4). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collecti... more

U.S. Reports: Bank of Columbia vs. Sweeney, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 671 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Bank of Columbia vs. Sweeney, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 671 (1829...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; The Bank of Columbia, Plaintiffs in Error vs. George Sweeney, Defendant in Error

License is hereby given to within the jurisdiction of the Corporation of Georgetown, until the day of 182 Dated Georgetown the 182 Clerk. Mayor. [Washington D. C. 182-].

License is hereby given to within the jurisdiction of the Corporation ...

Blank form of license filled in in mss. for Jos. Jackson. dated Oct. 15, 1829.; On verso: John Cox Mayor 1822-1845 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images... more

Plan of the proposed basin at the mouth of the Tiber : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the proposed basin at the mouth of the Tiber : [Washington D.C...

Covers northern part of Mall between 15th and 17th streets N.W., not the present location of the Tidal Basin. Also shows "Canal" and "Proposed canal." Photocopy of ms. map in LC Manuscript Division. LC copy ann... more

Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United States /

Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United Stat...

Shows block numbers, wards, existing and proposed government buildings, and radial distances from Capitol. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 12 day of Nov. 1822 by S.A. Elliot of the District of Colu... more

U.S. Reports: Beatty and Ritchie vs. Kurtz and others, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 566 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Beatty and Ritchie vs. Kurtz and others, 27 U.S. (2 Pet....

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; Charles A. Beatty and John T. Ritchie, Appellants vs. Daniel Kurtz and others, Trustees of the German Lutheran Church of Georgetown, Appellees

Prospectus of a history of the administration of John Quincy Adams, president of the United States of America ... Peter Force. Washington, D. C. February 19, 1829.

Prospectus of a history of the administration of John Quincy Adams, pr...

Prospectus. 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 193, Folder 16. Cop... more

Grand lodge of the District of Columbia. At the annual communication of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, held at the Central Masonic Hall, in the City of Washington, on Tuesday, the 3d day of November, A. L. 5829, A. D. 1829 the foll

Grand lodge of the District of Columbia. At the annual communication o...

On verso: Grand Lodge. Page Order: Leaflet 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 193, Folder 25.

U.S. Reports: Mandeville and others vs. Riggs, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 482 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Mandeville and others vs. Riggs, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 482 (1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; Joseph Mandeville and others, Appellants vs. Romulus Riggs, Appellee

U.S. Reports: Thompson vs. Tolmie, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 157 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Thompson vs. Tolmie, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 157 (1829)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; Julia Thompson, Tenant, Appellant vs. Alice Tolmie and others, Appellees

[United States Capitol] / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

[United States Capitol] / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

Print shows front or east view of the U.S. Capitol as it appeared in 1829, prior to the beginning of President Andrew Jackson's administration. Title from another impression. Trimmed above title and mounted on ... more

U.S. Reports: Ronkendorff vs. Taylor's Lessee, 29 U.S. (4 Pet.) 349 (1830)

U.S. Reports: Ronkendorff vs. Taylor's Lessee, 29 U.S. (4 Pet.) 349 (1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 29; Peters Volume 4; January Term, 1830; Mary Ronkendorff, Plaintiff in Error vs. James N. Taylor's Lessee, Defendant in Error

Address of the mechanics and other working men of Washington City, to their fellow-citizens. [Washington, D. C. 1830].

Address of the mechanics and other working men of Washington City, to ...

Address of the mechanics and other working men of Washington City, to their Fellow-Citizens. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SG... more

[Map of northeastern Washington D.C. showing 18th and 19th-century land ownership].

[Map of northeastern Washington D.C. showing 18th and 19th-century lan...

"Explanation of the land sold by Mr. D.C. Marshal in 18[3?]3 ..." Lead pencil and ink. Soiled, fold-lined, torn, sectioned to 3 sheets, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes. Available also through the L... more

Das capitol in Washington H. Brown, del. ; E. Grünewald sc

Das capitol in Washington H. Brown, del. ; E. Grünewald sc

Print shows a street-level view of the east front facade of the U.S. Capitol with a man on horseback talking to a woman on horseback, pedestrians with a dog, a man talking with a woman and a child on the left a... more

[Manuscript sketch of the Potomac River and Eastern Branch bounding the city of Washington].

[Manuscript sketch of the Potomac River and Eastern Branch bounding th...

Shows waterfront, wharves, and bridges. Depths shown by soundings. Title from Phillips's Descriptive list of maps and views of Washington. On verso in ink: Handed to the Surveyor by Mr. J.P. Ingle for safe keep... more