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Tax assessments for the years 1790 to 1805 are at the Maryland State Archives. The 1798 Direct Tax of Maryland (including the District of Columbia) is at the Family History Library (FHL 499897).

Alexandria City tax assessments from 1796 to 1869 are at the:

The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-8000
Telephone: 804-692-3500

The Washingtoniana Division of the District of Columbia Public Library at has the following:

  • Washington assessments, 1800-19, 1835-79
  • Georgetown tax books, 1871-79
  • Washington County proceedings of the Levy Court, 1819-35, 1848-57, 1863-67
  • General assessments, 1855-64, 1868-79
  • Tax books, 1871-79
  • Tax collection journal, 1871-78

The National Archives has microfilmed the following:

  • Internal Revenue lists, 1862-66
  • City of Washington assessments, 1814-1940
  • Levy Court assessment books for the County of Washington, 1855-79
  • Washington County tax books, 1871-79
  • General assessment books, 1814-79
  • City of Washington assessment lists, 1824-79 (exclusive of Georgetown)

The Family History Library has the following microfilm copies from the National Archives:

  • Georgetown financial journals and ledgers, 1801-8, 1822-74
  • Georgetown property tax records, 1800-20, 1862-79
  • Federal assessments, 1790-1805