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View of the Capitol of the United States after the Conflagration of 24
the fire, the Capitol was a smoke-scarred shell, its central section completely
destroyed. The roof of the House had collapsed and the Senate chamber
was gutted. Most of the buildings artwork had cracked and blistered.
The Capitols furniture and window frames had been used to fuel the
fire and the librarys 3000 books were ash.