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View of the east elevation of the White House, with the proposed but not yet built north and south porticoes. Note the scale of the building as indicated by the figures.

they proceeded, without a moment's delay, to burn and destroy every thing in the most distant degree connected with the Government. In this general devastation were included the Senate-house, the President's palace, an extensive dock-yard and…

Dr. T. went to the City & by his exertions, save the patent office from destruction - They were on the point of setting it on fire & he represented to the officer that it was the Museum of the Arts & that it woud be a loss to all the world - The war…

This portrait of George Washington was hung in the President's House during the Madison administration. It is one of the few items which was taken out of the President's House when Mrs. Madison and the house staff and slaves fled from the advancing…

Hand-colored aquatint of the President's House after the British set fire to it in 1814.

Well, on the 24th of August, sure enough, the British reached Bladensburg, and the fight began between 11 and 12. Even that very morning General Armstrong assured Mrs. Madison there was no danger. The President, with General Armstrong, General…