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Washington, D.C.
April 24, 1797. Partly Printed Lottery Ticket Signed “Danl Carroll of Dudn,” 1p, 4” x 1.75”. Washington City Canal Lottery} 12. Numbered “10452.” Noted on verso: “Warranted undrawn the / twenty fourth of Apl 97. / for W F Mill and / T Washington Jr.” Lightly soiled. Tiny hole in center. Fine condition.

Printed on face of ticket: “THIS TICKET will entitle the Poss ssor to such Prize as may be drawn to its Number, in Lottery No. 1, for cutting the CANAL through the City of Washington to the Eastern-Branch Harbour.”

Daniel Carroll of Duddington (1764-1849) owned tracts of land on which the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress were later built. Pierre L’Enfant, designer of the federal city, called a sharp rise on Carroll’s land “a pedestal awaiting a monument” – today that sharp rise in the land is known as Capitol Hill.

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