Celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Establishment of the Seat of Government in the District of Columbia (Google eBook)
Committee on the Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of the Seat of Government in the District of Columbia, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Wilhelmus Bogart Bryan, Gaillard Hunt, Arthur Jeffrey Parsons, Samuel Clagett Busey, United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing
Govt. Print. Off., 1901 - Political Science - 343 pages
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Page 268 - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby, for ever ceded and relinquished to the Congress and Government of the United States, in full and absolute right and exclusive jurisdiction, as well of soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon, pursuant to the tenor and effect of the eighth section of the first article of the constitution of the Government of the United States...
Page 269 - In testimony whereof, I have caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.
Page 115 - There had before been propositions to fix the seat of government either at Philadelphia, or at Georgetown on the Potomac; and it was thought that by giving it to Philadelphia for ten years, and to Georgetown permanently afterwards, this might, as an anodyne, calm in some degree the ferment which might be excited by the other measure alone. So...
Page 126 - ... a Sphinx, and looketh unto Memphis and old Thebes, while his sister Oblivion reclineth semi-somnous on a pyramid, gloriously triumphing, making puzzles of Titanian erections, and turning old glories into dreams. History sinketh beneath her cloud. The traveller as he paceth through those deserts asketh of her, Who builded them ? and she mumbleth something, but what it is he heareth not.
Page 123 - Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Page 247 - That a district of territory, not exceeding ten miles square, to be located as hereafter directed on the river Potomac, at some place between the mouths of the Eastern Branch and Connogochegue, be, and the same is hereby, accepted for the permanent seat of the gov. ernment of the United States.
Page 108 - It would be unbecoming the representatives of this nation to assemble for the first time in this solemn temple without looking up to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe and imploring His blessing. May this territory be the residence of virtue and happiness ! In this city may that piety and virtue, that wisdom and magnanimity, that constancy and self-government, which adorned the great character whose name it bears be forever held in veneration ! Here and throughout our country may simple manners, pure...
Page 112 - To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding 10 miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the United States...
Page 299 - ... and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The other Commissioner is detailed from time to time by the President of the United States from the Engineer Corps of the United States Army, and shall not be required to perform any other duty.