posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 10:13 AM
Rather than letting this thread slide into the memory hole, there's another thing I'd like to bring up about the years following the establishment
of the US government. How much do we know about the succession of congressmen and the congressional records between the seating of the first US House
and Senate in 1785 and 1814 when the British burned it all to the ground?
The burning of the Capitol in 1814
August 24, 1814
In the most devastating blow suffered by the U.S. during the War of 1812, British forces overran the capital city on this date setting fire to most
major public buildings, including the U.S. Capitol.
Thomas Jefferson’s library
October 10, 1814
On this date a joint resolution to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s library for the new Library of Congress was introduced in the House of
The first capital city was in New York and was also demolished in 1814.
In 1790, the United States capital was moved to Philadelphia and what had been Federal Hall once again housed the New York City government until the
war of 1812 when the building was razed by the British as the final act of that war.
So somebody correct me if this is wrong, but it seems that all we have to account for the first 29 years of federal rulemaking is via "Thomas
Jefferson's personal notes of nearly 7000 volumes, which he sold to the nation for $23,950." www.llrx.com...