Tributaries of the North Branch of the Potomac River Wilmot Proviso The United States delegation at the 1783 Treaty of Paris included John Jay John Adams Benjamin Franklin Henry Laurens and William Temple Franklin Here they are depicted by Benjamin West in his American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain the British delegation refused to pose and the painting was never completed. Washington D.C. Business Directory, On July 9 1790 Congress passed the Residence Act which approved the creation of a national capital on the Potomac River the exact location was to be selected by President George Washington who signed the bill into law on July 16 Formed from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia the initial shape of the federal district was a square measuring 10 miles (16 km) on each side totaling 100 square miles (259 km2).[b].
At the beginning of the war Mexican forces were divided between the permanent forces (permanentes) and the active militiamen (activos) the permanent forces consisted of 12 regiments of infantry (of two battalions each) three brigades of artillery eight regiments of cavalry one separate squadron and a brigade of dragoons the militia amounted to nine infantry and six cavalry regiments in the northern territories of Mexico presidial companies (presidiales) protected the scattered settlements there. Siege of Yorktown Generals Washington and Rochambeau give last orders before the attack A variety of fish inhabit the Potomac including bass muskellunge pike walleye the northern snakehead an invasive species resembling the native bowfin lamprey and American eel was first seen in 2004. Many types of sunfish are also present in the Potomac and its headwaters. Although rare bull sharks can be found. .