Congress Finds a Home

"A Bill appointing the time and directing the place of the next meeting of Congress," approved May 13, 1800
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

"An Act to make further provision for the removal and accommodation of the Government of the United States," approved April 24, 1800
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

"Address from the Inhabitants of the District of Columbia," November 25, 1800
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representative

"Washington"
By George Isham Parkyns, ca. 1800
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Floor plan of interior of the original House of Representatives, ca. 1806
By Benjamin Henry Latrobe
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
In 1800 both the House and Senate met in the one completed wing of the Capitol. This plan shows architect Benjamin Henry Latrobešs ideas for one floor of the House side of the Capitol.

"View of the Capitol" By William Birch, 1800
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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