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John Sessford: Statistical Table of Washington, 1 Jan. 1821, 1 January 1821

A STATISTICAL TABLE OF WASHINGTON CITY, AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

(Compiled by JOHN SESSFORD.)

ENUMERATION OF DWELLINGS, &c. IN WASHINGTON CITY, January 1, 1821. DEBT. HOUSES BUILT IN EACH YEAR FROM 1810 TO 1820. CENSUS. EXPORTS. TONNAGE. DUTIES, DRAWBACKS, & REVENUE. INTERNAL REVENUE.
Wards. Shops &c. separate from dwellings. Public buildings. No. of Squares. DWELLING HOUSES, &c. FROM ACTUAL COUNT.   Years. Brick. Wood. Total. Washington. Georgetown. County. Alexandria. County. District. Foreign produce. Domestic produce. Total. Registered. Enrolled. Licensed. Gross Amount of duties. Drawbacks on Merchandize. Drawbacks on Spirits, &c. Expense of Collection. Net Revenue. Net Internal Revenue. Direct Tax paid to Treasury. Net duty on merchandise for 10 months.
BRICK. WOOD. Brick. Wood. Total. Census taken August, 1820. Assessment of real and personal property. Taxes on ditto.
Front. Back. Front. Back.
3 story. 2 story. 1 story. 2 story. 1 story. 2 story. 1½ story. 1 story. 2 story. 1½ story. 1 story. 1800        3210 2993 1941 5949*   14,093                            
1801                        894,467       104,901 39  4,922 98    5,303 52  94,674 89      
1  33  9 102  38 129  8  40*  6  64*  56  37  6  11  39 221  213  434  2862 $1,528,704 $7643 52 $6,645 81 1802                        774,063       144,027 58  5,056 07 265 60   5,972 81 133,333 50      
2  26  7  60  65 126  6  19  1  42  86  23 20  16  16 217  203  420  2522  1,288,600  6443 00  6,631 38 1803        4352            32,938  1,412,056  1,144,994       154,373 95  3,041 84  97 22   7,806 60 143,430 29      
3  41 10  54  66 107  5  31  9  25  69  15  7  71  20 218  207  425  2601  1,449,178  7245 89  9,347 37 1804                   294,203  1,157,195  1,452,198  9,915 43   3,514 26  868 69 171,261 69 33,600 02 694 05   8,542 73 128,424 89      
4  11  5  40  27  68  2  13    24  38  14  1  8  40 110  134  244  1640  989,296  4946 48 12,487 78 1805                   184,865  1,135,350  1,320,215  8,512 81   3,976 12  942 72 130,414 57 23,799 21 872 35   6,731 78 119,011 23      
5  13  3  49  24  45  9  8  2  29  51  34  2  10  24  88  150  238  1464  757,948  3789 74  7,714 97 1806                   154,386  1,091,760  1,246,146  7,797 93   3,968 31 1,029 76 161,969 88 17,023 64 610 90   7,256 15 137,079 19      
6  14  9  62  3 127  4  4  2  29 125  29  3  30  24 140  240  380  2385  555,000  2775 00  3,629 49 1807        5632            83,026  1,363,352  1,446,378  8,643 87   4,075 58 1,091 81 148,723 83 16,827 96 410 60  7,063 54 123,881 73      
  138 48 377 223 602 34 115  20 213 425 152 39 146 172 994 1147 2141 13,474  6,568,726 32843 63 46,456 80 1808                    3,381   281,936   283,347  6,556 49   4,772 70 1,205 93  27,151 15  1,076 73 123 10  5,639 33  20,306 77      
IN FIRST. SECOND. THIRD. FOURTH. FIFTH. SIXTH.   1809                    21,765   681,650   703,415  7,482 41   5,125 32 1,206 91  71,551 52  6,148 22    5,259 87  60,143 43      
President’s House Presbyterian church Catholic Church Catholic Church Catholic Church Episcopal Church   1810  30  7  37  8208 4948 2155  7227 1325 24,023  53,640   984,463  1,038,103  9,416 26   4,783 01 1,342 25  62,007 98  6,017 25    5,228 23  50,572 00      
State Office ditto. Theatre, (new.) Presbyterian church Fort, &c. Methodist Church   1811  10  3  13              2,920  2,060,331  2,063,251  7,811 37   5,673 62 1,358 68  61,499 27  223 18    5,421 22  45,854 87      
Treasury Office Methodist Church Circus Capitol Tobacco W. H. Baptist Church   1812  10 11  21              12,996  1,593,413  1,606,409  2,608 63   6,630 47 1,400 58  87,906 87  4,920 43    5,039 59  77,946 86      
War Office Branch Bank General Post Office Washington Bank   Navy Yard, &c.   1813  12 10  22               1,387,493  1,587,493  8,397 54   7,393 61 1,613 51  6,263 73  1,952 95    4,838 95        
Navy Office Metropolis Bank City Hall Market   Barracks   1814  5  1  6                2,500   2,500  6,199 36  8,024 49 1,702 97  536 39      3,578 23    33,743 94    
Episcopal Church Theatre, (burnt) Jail     Magazine   1815  31 13  44               1,963,626  1,965,626 11,290 22  8,706 27 1,767 73 492,870 72  2,642 16    7,819 66  482,425 90  58,218 58  6,250 00  
Baptist Church Masonic Hall Infirmary     Market   1816  36 26  62             125,239 1,335,372  1,680,811  7,743 94  8,976 10 1,958 86 510,442 62 27,014 94 137 47 18,279 71  464,990 47 100,085 01 12,645 82 12,727 25 
Friends’ Meeting.   Orphan Asylum     Masonic Hall.   1817  45 36  81   7388 2315        79,556 1,689,102  1,768,658  9,543 21  8,686 57 2,003 47 217,013 32 31,152 24   18,159 56  166,981 53  69,680 40 11,101 73  
Market   Market         1818 124 57 181 11,299           138,717 1,264,704  1,405,451  8,267 61 11,345 22 2,140 60 151,120 28  9,668 65   12,956 62  128,471 61  4,471 30  1,352 48  
    Patriotic Bank         1819  79 38 137              413  990,936   991,351  7,789 34 1,2100 43 2,192 18 152,878 72  1,447 91   12,451 15  137,454 79    1,824 78  
              1820  66 47 113 13,474 7519 2752  8517 1499 33,489  43,447 1,156,468  1,204,915                      
*One of three Story. *Town and County.

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