Records of the U.S. Commissioners of the City of Washington, 1791-1869 (bulk 1791-1808).

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United States. Commissioners of the City of Washington. Records of the U.S. Commissioners of the City of Washington, 1791-1869 (bulk 1791-1808).

Records of the U.S. Commissioners of the City of Washington, 1791-1869 (bulk 1791-1808).

Correspondence, proclamations, recommendations, and related documents concerning initial construction of the Federal City and later site designations for public use. Includes correspondence between Presidents Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren (as Vice President), Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, and Andrew Johnson and commissioners John B. Blake, Daniel Carroll, William Eagby, Benjamin B. French, Thomas Johnson, Samuel Lane, Richard Bland Lee, William Noland, Tench Ringgold, Gustavus Scott, David Stuart, William Thornton, John P. Van Ness, and Alexander White. Material dates chiefly from the administrations of Washington and Jefferson.

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Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850

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Ringgold, Tench

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Johnson, Thomas, 1732-1819

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Continental congressman, Maryland governor, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letter, 1793 Sept. 25. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70942009 Johnson was a leader in the American Revolution and a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1777). He served in the Continental army and nominated Washington as Commander in Chief. He was the first governor of Maryland (1777-1779) and served as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

Blake, John Bond, 1802-1881

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United States. Commissioners of the City of Washington

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Commissioners appointed to lay out the city of Washington: Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White. From the description of Letter : Washington, to George Washington, Mount Vernon, 1798 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22919448 ...

Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

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Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y. and later became a resident of East Aurora and Buffalo. He was a lawyer, local office holder, State Assemblyman, U.S. Congressman, N.Y. State Comptroller, Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and 13th U.S. President, 1850-1853. He was also involved in establishing numerous Buffalo institutions. He was a founder and first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, Commander of the Union Continentals (Home Guard) during Civil War, and first president o...

French, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Brown), 1800-1870

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Benjamin Brown French was assistant clerk in the United States House of Representatives from 1826 to 1845 when he was promoted to Clerk during the 29th Congress. He subsequently served as U.S. Commissioner of Public Buildings. His interests included poetry and he was an enthusiastic Freemason. Henry Flagg French was an attorney in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was a county solicitor from 1838 to 1848, and a bank commissioner from 1848 to 1852. He served as a justice of the Court of Common ...

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Thornton, William, 1759-1828

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

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White, Alexander, 1738-1804

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Lane, Samuel, -1822

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Scott, Gustavus, 1753-1800

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Stuart, David, 1753-1811

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Noland, William

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Army officer and commissioner of public buildings in Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers of William Noland, 1834-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452423 ...

Lee, Richard Bland, 1761-1827

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Washington, D.C. resident. From the description of Papers, 1816-1818. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36200136 American statesman and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Jefferson, 1819 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598193 American statesman; served as Congressman from Virginia, 1789-1795 and 1825-1827. From the description of Letter : Washington, to the President and Dire...

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Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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Van Ness, John Peter, 1770-1846

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U.S. representative and mayor of Washington, D.C. From the description of Deed, 1817. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70941790 ...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...