Henry Howe, Historical Collections of Virginia… (Charleston, SC: William R. Babcock, 1852), 447.
Washington, the seat of justice, is 123 miles NW. of Richmond, and 75 from Washington city. It is a fine village, near the foot of the Blue Ridge, in a fertile country, and upon one of the head branches of the Rappahannock. It contains a church, an academy, 2 stores, and about 60 dwellings.