1 portrait of George Washington
after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1828
8 5/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (218 mm x 161 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Current affairsDuke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.