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History of District of Columbia
Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of America
This district has become the centre of a
considerable and active commerce, though it cannot at all
compete with Baltimore, in its vicinity. Vessels of the largest
class come up to Alexandria, 6 miles below Washington, where the
Potomac is a mile wade, and from 30 to 50 feet deep; and vessels
of a large size come up to the U. S. Navy Yard, at the junction
of the East Branch with the Potomac, at Washington. A very
considerable quantity of flour and other produce comes down the
Potomac, and centers chiefly at Alexandria, and some at
Georgetown. The chief business of Washington city has relation
to the accommodation of the national legislature, and of the
officers of the general government.
The District of Columbia is a tract of
country 10 miles square, on both sides of the Potomac river,
about 120 miles from its mouth, ceded to the United. States by
Virginia and Maryland, in 1790, for the purpose of becoming the
sea of government. It includes the cities of Washington,
Alexandria, and Georgetown, and is under the immediate
government of Congress. In 1800 the population was 14,093; in
1810, 24,023; in 1820, 33,039; in 1830, 39,858; in 1840, 43,712,
of which 30,657 were whites, 8,361 were free colored persons,
and 4,694 were slaves.
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Military forts of District of Columbia, 1903
Historical Dictionary of the District of Columbia
Sons of the Revolution
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