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To the sheriff or marshall of the said County of [blank] or either of their deputies or constables of the town of [blank] within the said County or to any or either of them greeting. In his Majesty’s name you are required to attach the goods or

To the sheriff or marshall of the said County of [blank] or either of ...

Blank form filled in in mss. and dated in mss. Nov. 26, 1753.; Not in Ford or Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Prin... more

[Plat of a survey for William Hughes, Jr. of 460 acres in Frederick County, Va. on the Cacapon River].

[Plat of a survey for William Hughes, Jr. of 460 acres in Frederick Co...

Title from Lawrence Martin's The George Washington Atlas. 1932. Survey plot is located either in Hampshire County or Morgan County, W. Va. Handwritten on verso: William Hughes Junr., plat for 460 acres, 1753,... more

A plan of the west line or parallel of latitude, which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pensylvania : a plan of the boundary lines between the province of Maryland and the Three Lower Counties on Delaware with part of the parallel of latitude which is the boundary between the provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania /

A plan of the west line or parallel of latitude, which is the boundary...

Shows the Mason and Dixon line. Relief shown pictorially. First part of title appears at left margin, second part at right margin. Originally issued on 2 sheets. Available also through the Library of Congress W... more

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. You are come here this day to determine whether you will be freemen or slaves. The New-Yorkers have betrayed a meaness and cowardice in deserting us in the present important j

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. ...

Positive Photostat. 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 143, Folder 14.

[Plat of a survey of 2,314 acres of land, being the first large bottom on the east side of the Ohio River, 3 or 4 miles below the mouth, a portion of which is divided into 17 lots]

[Plat of a survey of 2,314 acres of land, being the first large bottom...

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Title from Lawrence Martin's The George Washington atlas. 1932. Cover title: George Washington; survey of land in Ohio, a grant from the Colony of Virginia to Washington for military service... more

To Be Sold, or Let on Improving Leases

To Be Sold, or Let on Improving Leases

Notice for sale or leasing of land in Northampton County, Pennsylvania - in German and English; printedby Melchior Steiner, Phial., 1788. Reference copy may be in LOT 4385 A. This record contains unverified, ol... more

Map of the western & middle portions of North America : to illustrate the history of California, Oregon, and the other countries on the north-west coast of America /

Map of the western & middle portions of North America : to illustrate ...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, DC. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

... The Report. The committee appointed "to see if the town will apply to the justices of the Court of sessions to have a building erected in this town to be used by the County as a House of correction, or adopt any other measures that may tend

... The Report. The committee appointed "to see if the town will apply...

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 26, Folder 17.

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and northwestern fur trade /

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mount...

Relief shown by hachures. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s." Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in pencil: scale incorrect. Another issue d... more

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and northwestern fur trade /

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mount...

Scale ca. 1:1,000,000. Relief shown by hachures. Label pasted on, signed in black ink: Wash: Hood Capt. Topl. Engrs. LC copy annotated in pencil with extensive notes and revisions. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s... more

Map of the county west of Cumberland towards the Ohio river, showing the various lines surveyed or reconnoitred [sic] for the extension of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road to its western terminus referred to in the report of the chief engineer of September 20th, 1843.

Map of the county west of Cumberland towards the Ohio river, showing t...

Lightly colored map on tracing linen showing western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, parts of Virginia and West Virginia and most of Ohio. Scale 1:316,800. LC Railroad maps, 335 Description derived from publish... more

Trouble in the Spartan ranks. Old Durham in the field

Trouble in the Spartan ranks. Old Durham in the field

A complex and somewhat obscure satire celebrating the defeat of Dorrite Democrats in the Rhode Island state elections of spring 1843. The canvass was held the year following the successful suppression of the Do... more

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.

Interior view of Chinook lodge. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with thirteen maps... Philad... more

A Kalapuya man - a native of Oregon / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.H. Dougal sc.

A Kalapuya man - a native of Oregon / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.H. Douga...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Kalapuya man. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with thirteen... more

Astoria, Columbia River

Astoria, Columbia River

Oregon. View with large U.S. flag in mid-grd.; river and mtn. in backgrd.

Concomely's tomb, Astoria / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.E. Tucker sc.

Concomely's tomb, Astoria / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.E. Tucker sc.

A carved and painted, raised, Native burial platform. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with t... more

Pine Forest, Oregon

Pine Forest, Oregon

Print shows a man measuring the girth of a huge tree. Engraving by W.E. Tucker. Drawing by J. Drayton. Illus. in: Charles Wilkes, Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, Phila., 1844, oppos. p. 122... more

The patriots getting their beans

The patriots getting their beans

A satirical view of the scramble among newly elected President James K. Polk's 1844 campaign supporters, or "patriots," for "their beans," i.e., patronage and other official favors. Polk (upper right) sits in t... more

The coon party crossing Cayuga Bridge Novr. 1844.  Or the effects of Cassius M. Clay's  political tour to western N. York

The coon party crossing Cayuga Bridge Novr. 1844. Or the effects of C...

A cartoon on the defeat of Whig Henry Clay in the 1844 presidential election, ascribing his loss of the state of New York to his cousin Cassius M. Clay's campaign tour on his behalf. Oddly, though given promine... more

Polk's dream

Polk's dream

Here Clay is critical of James K. Polk's public advocacy of the 54.40 parallel as the northern boundary of American territory in Oregon. The cartoon also alludes to widespread uncertainty as to the course the ... more

Present Presidential position

Present Presidential position

Once again Polk's handling of the Oregon territorial dispute between the United States and Great Britain is criticized. (See "Polk's Dream" and "War! or No War!" nos. 1846-2 and 1846-4). Here the artist seems t... more

Political Jesuitism--or interest versus principle

Political Jesuitism--or interest versus principle

A virulent attack on Vice-President George M. Dallas, charging the former Pennsylvania attorney and senator with duplicity in his stand on the tariff of 1846. "Jesuitism" was a strong contemporary term for dece... more

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

In his typically jingoist view of Polk's handling of the Oregon question, the artist Edward Williams Clay belittles the self-interested attitudes of Europe toward the dispute. The issue of whether to settle the... more

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Scale 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of the Continental Divide. Includes notes and "Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the Rock... more

President (C)ass beginning operations, losing no time

President (C)ass beginning operations, losing no time

Once again, Lewis Cass is attacked as a militaristic expansionist. (See "A War President," no. 1848-16.) His support during the 1846 Oregon boundary dispute of the expansionist 54 40' parallel and his War of 1... more

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Annotated on verso in black ink: California & Oregon 1848. Millard Fillmore. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of t... more

Oregon City.

Oregon City.

LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.) 718 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast works of internal communication, routes across the continent &c. showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba,

A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast wor...

Detailed general map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, state and county capitals, cities and towns, common roads, the "Oregon Route," canals, and railroads. One of... more

The fish question settled

The fish question settled

A facetious, and somewhat racist, look at public opinion surrounding the controversy over American fishing rights in British-controlled waters off North America. (See also "John Bull's Fish Monopoly," no. 1852-... more

York County Agricultural Society for the promotion of agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanic, domestic, and household arts / J. Queen del. ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith press Phil.

York County Agricultural Society for the promotion of agriculture, hor...

Print shows a certificate with vignettes on the sides, top, and bottom showing a pastoral scene at top with farm animals (horses, pigs, cows, and sheep) grazing in pastures, with a city in the background, on th... more

Harris' patent portable circular saw machine. Patented October 11th, 1853 ... State or County rights, or single machines for sale by Thomas Palmer. No. 83 Dock Street, Philadelphia.

Harris' patent portable circular saw machine. Patented October 11th, 1...

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 156, Folder 34.

York County Agricultural Society, for the promotion of agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanic, domestic, and household arts / J. Queen delt. ; lith. of P.S. Duval & Co.

York County Agricultural Society, for the promotion of agriculture, ho...

Print shows a certificate with vignettes on the sides, top, and bottom showing a pastoral scene at top with farm animals (horses, pigs, cows, and sheep) grazing in pastures, with a city in the background, on th... more

New map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New Mexico /

New map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New Mexico /

Shows state and county boundary lines. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1853 by J, Disturnell in the Clerk Office of the District ... of New York." LC copy imperfect: Stained, fold lines throug... more

A map showing the route of the proposed rail road from the Copper and Iron Mining District of Lake Superior to connect with rail roads built or being constructed in the state of Wisconsin as adopted by the citizens of Ontonagon and Marquette counties Mich. at public meetings held in November and December 1855; (subject to such changes of location of the road as a general survey of the line shall prove to be desirable.)

A map showing the route of the proposed rail road from the Copper and ...

Outline map of eastern Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois and Michigan, showing major drainage, township lines, large cities, and the railroads. Scale not given. At left of map: "Facts and Figures." LC Railroad m... more

Officers - Oregon Boundary Commission

Officers - Oregon Boundary Commission

Photograph shows group portrait of the officers of the Oregon Boundary Commission survey crew: Dr. Hilary Bauerman, geologist, Capt. Robert Wolseley Haig, R.A., Lt. Samuel Anderson, R.E, Capt. Charles John Darr... more

U.S. Reports: Lownsdale v. Parrish, 62 U.S. (21 How.) 290 (1858)

U.S. Reports: Lownsdale v. Parrish, 62 U.S. (21 How.) 290 (1858)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 62; Howard Volume 21; December Term, 1858; Daniel H. Lownsdale and others, Appellants, v. Josiah L. Parrish

Umpqua Village, half mile below Fort Umpqua

Umpqua Village, half mile below Fort Umpqua

Oregon. Boats on water in foregrd.

From the northern boundary of California to the Columbia River : from explorations and surveys /

From the northern boundary of California to the Columbia River : from ...

Scale 1:760,320. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Routes in Oregon and California. Map no. 2. "Drawn by John Young." From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the M... more

Map of the state of Oregon and Washington territory

Map of the state of Oregon and Washington territory

Relief shown by shading and hachures. At head of title: Department of Oregon. On verso panel: No. 104, Millard Fillmore, May 15, 1861. Map cut into 30 pieces and mounted on cloth backing with red border trim. I... more

[Joseph Lane, Representative from Oregon, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-length portrait]

[Joseph Lane, Representative from Oregon, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-...

Illus. in: McClees' gallery of photographic portraits of the senators, representatives & delegates of the thirty-fifth Congress... Washington: McClees & Beck, [1859], page 306. Each item includes subject's orig... more

Waterbury, Nov. 1st, 1859. Dear Sir: - A petition was presented to the General Assembly of this State at their last session, (May 1858,) asking for division of the County of Litchfield, or the establishment of two half shire towns in that County

Waterbury, Nov. 1st, 1859. Dear Sir: - A petition was presented to the...

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 9, Folder 6.

Gen. Mitchell, Oregon

Gen. Mitchell, Oregon

No publication information. (DLC/PP-1934:0123). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Indian encampment, Dalles of the Columbia, May 1860

Indian encampment, Dalles of the Columbia, May 1860

Photograph shows tipis at a Native American encampment. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 16]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

The Dalles Oregon

The Dalles Oregon

No. 207. Title from item.

At Bingham Springs

At Bingham Springs

Title devised by Library staff.

Democratic ticket. Our principals the constitution. For President John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky For Vice President Joseph Lane of Oregon. Electors .... Election on Tuesday, November 6th, 1860. Lith of Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Va.

Democratic ticket. Our principals the constitution. For President John...

On verso: 23 Election ticket 1860 104719 '07. 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

Sketch of the coast of North Carolina from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet.

Sketch of the coast of North Carolina from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke In...

Scale 1:200,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 306.5 At head of title: U.S. Coast Survey, A. D. Bache. Supdt. Chart of Cape Hatteras and environs showing soundings, lighthouses, and bottom contours at 6, 12, and... more

Yowiye, or the Nevada Fall, and Mt. Broderick, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County, Cal.

Yowiye, or the Nevada Fall, and Mt. Broderick, Yosemite Valley, Maripo...

Title from item. No. 1084. On mount: "Watkins' Pacific Coast."

Attention!! The loyal citizens of Otsego County are invited to attend a meeting at or near the fair grounds, in Cooperstown, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1861, at 3 1-2 P. M., for the purpose of organizing an Otsego County regiment ....

Attention!! The loyal citizens of Otsego County are invited to attend ...

Civil war posters. 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 123, Folder 32.

Map shewing [sic] march of the [U.S.] Army from Harrison's Landing or Westover to Williamsburg, Virginia, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th August.

Map shewing [sic] march of the [U.S.] Army from Harrison's Landing or ...

Illustrates the path McClellan's troops took in August 1862 after their July encampment at Harrison's Landing ended. The 1st Corps under Fitz-John Porter, the 6th Corps under Sedgwick, and the 4th Corps under ... more

Entrenched position of the 3rd corps, A.P., at Harrison's Landing, James River, Va., July 9th 1862

Entrenched position of the 3rd corps, A.P., at Harrison's Landing, Jam...

Shows the area of Charles City County, Va., along the James River (between Kimmage's and Herring creeks) to which McClellan moved his troops at the end of the Peninsular Campaign. They remained here until Augus... more

Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frazier's Farm. Virginia. 30th June 1862 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Genl Heintzelman and Sumner commanding.

Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frazier's Farm. Virginia. 30th June ...

Shows the area of Henrico County that includes White Oak Creek and White Oak Swamp.

Plan of the battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia. Fought June 30th and July 1st, 1862.

Plan of the battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia. Fought June 30th and Jul...

"The position of Union forces at Malvern Hill was on the West. Overlooking Warren were 36 guns having full sweep of the Valley and over the River Road. These batteries were [Stephen Hinsdale] Weed's NYork batte... more

Route from Manassas to Centreville, August 28th to 31st.

Route from Manassas to Centreville, August 28th to 31st.

Depicts the path General Samuel Heintzelman took during August 23rd to 31st from Manassas Junction in Prince William County, Va., traveling toward Centreville in Fairfax County, Va., directly before and during ... more

Plan of 2nd battle of Bull Run, Va. : Shewing movements of troops from 27 Aug. to Sept. 1.

Plan of 2nd battle of Bull Run, Va. : Shewing movements of troops from...

Shows the movement of troops in a three county area extending from Warrenton, Va., in Fauquier County through Manassas, Va., in Prince William County, ending to the east around Centreville and Fairfax, Va., in ... more

The Battle of Crampton's Gap 5 miles south of Turner's Gap, South Mountain, Md. September 14th 1862.

The Battle of Crampton's Gap 5 miles south of Turner's Gap, South Moun...

A regional view of South Mountain in Frederick County, Md., showing the location of Crampton's Gap in relation to Sharpsburg, Middletown, Burkittsville, and Brownsville, Md. Illustrates the position of Confeder... more

Plan of the Battle of Mechanicsville or Beaverdam Creek, Virginia : fought June 26th 1862, 3 to 5 p.m.

Plan of the Battle of Mechanicsville or Beaverdam Creek, Virginia : fo...

Shows the area of Hanover County near Beaverdam Creek, oriented with the Chickahominy River to the south and the Mechanicsville Road to the north. Here, on the second day of the Seven Days' Battles, the Confede... more

Plan of the battle of Mill Spring or Logan's Cross Roads : fought January 19th, 1862.

Plan of the battle of Mill Spring or Logan's Cross Roads : fought Janu...

NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary page. This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information. Available also... more

Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frasier's Farm Va. Fought 30th June 1862.

Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frasier's Farm Va. Fought 30th June ...

Shows the area of Henrico County, Va., from White Oak Swamp to the north to Glendale to the south. This was the location of both the Battle of White Oak Swamp and the separate skirmish at Frazier's Farm, both p... more

Plan of the battle of Chantilly, Virginia. Fought Septr. 1st 1862, 5 to 10 PM.

Plan of the battle of Chantilly, Virginia. Fought Septr. 1st 1862, 5 t...

This engagement, known as the Battle of Chantilly, or Ox Hill, was the last action in the 2d Bull Run Campaign (June-September 1862). This map focuses on western Fairfax County, Va. Stonewall Jackson's forces o... more

[John C. Frémont]

[John C. Frémont]

Design drawing for engraving by J.C. Buttre shows two scenes: Battle in the Shenandoah Valley under Genl. Frémont Cross Keys, and Pike's Peak, surrounding head-and-shoulders stipple engraving portrait of John C... more

The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862.

The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862.

This map shows an area of Henrico County, Va., east of the city of Richmond and south of the Chickahominy River, where the Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, took place 31 May-1 June 1862. Confederate Gen. J... more

Oregon Inlet, N. Carolina

Oregon Inlet, N. Carolina

Scale 1:20,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.9 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the progress of the survey during the year 1862 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 186... more

New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia

New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia

Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bu... more

Plan of the battle of Salem Church or Salem Heights, Va. Attack and repulse of the 6th Army Corps, Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick, U.S.A., afternoon of 3rd May 1863.

Plan of the battle of Salem Church or Salem Heights, Va. Attack and re...

The Battle of Salem Church, Spotsylvania County, Va., was part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of April-May, 1863, and was actually fought on May 4, 1863. NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of... more

Plan of Camp Lawton, or the rebel prison near Millen, Georgia ... November 1864.

Plan of Camp Lawton, or the rebel prison near Millen, Georgia ... Nove...

Illustrates the fort and its defenses of abatis and rifle pits, the guard camp made of log houses, hospital and surgeon's quarters, commissary, quartermaster, officers' quarters, and prison stockade containing ... more

View of transparency in front of headquarters of Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments . . .

View of transparency in front of headquarters of Supervisory Committee...

A representation of an enormous illuminated transparency displayed on thefacade of the federal recruiting office for Negro troops on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia on November 1, 1864. The display celebrated t... more

Richmond, from Oregon Hill, April 1865

Richmond, from Oregon Hill, April 1865

Photograph shows an aerial view of Richmond, Virginia. Title from item.

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