This volume contains abstracts about the people of this period; oldest inhabitants; the Jumel will case; Ford's theater; Claims Commission; the house in which President Lincoln died; Arlington and National Cemeteries; St. Aloysius Church bells; steamer disasters; Indian hostilities; appointments by the President; marriage and death tices; criminal cases; legal tices; chancery records; and much more. Where there is information about something or someone that might be of interest, an abstract was created. The newspaper reveals a personal side of the lives of many people. During the author's twenty-four years of research on her own family genealogy, she always wanted to read the National Intelligencer and bring to print the many stories found there. They can be found in this series. These abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages or relationships of ancestors in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and many other places. Names of people in the news in these locales, as well as items or events which might provide a clue to an individual's location, age or relationship to others, are included. The author has organized the abstracts chrologically to make finding specific dates easier. All surnames, land tracts and vessels are included in the index.