The Washington Guide; Containing Capt John Smith's Account of the Chesapeake Bay

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 166 pages
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Excerpt: ... $6,306,792 91 Treasurer's Office, Ches. and Ohio Canal Company, Washington, June 1, 1837. E. E. Robert Bahxahd, Treas. On Monday, the 12th inst., at ten o'clock, A. M., the Board of Aldermen and Common Council, convened in their respective chambers, in the City Hall. The Boards were organized by the election of Charles Goldsborough, Esq., President, and William Brent, Esq., Vice-president, and Erasmus Middleton, Secretary of the Board of Aldermen, and James Carbery, Esq., President, and Richard Barry, Secretary of the Board of Common Council. The oath was administered to the members, and the Board then adjourned over, to the fourth Monday of June. NAVY YARD. The Navy-yard of the city of Washington was organized and established under an act of Congress, approved 27th March, 1804, during the administration of Thomas Jefferson, with whom it was a favourite object of patronage. It contains within its limits about twenty-eight acres, and is enclosed on three sides by a high and strong brick wall; the other side fronts on the Eastern branch, or Anacostia river. Its entrance is by an arched gateway on the north, designed by the late Benjamin H. Latrobe. Inside of the yard are contained all the necessary buildings, machinery, and other apparatus for constructing vessels of every description, erected agreeably to the most approved principles and modern improvements, with suitable buildings for accommodating' the officers. It includes an armory, a rigging and sail-loft, a laboratory for preparing ordnance stores, an iron foundry, a brass and composition foundry, a chain-cable and camboose-shop, an anchor-shop, smithery and plumbershop, a blockmaker-shop, a saw-mill, and a steam-engine of fourteen-horse power, to drive the various machinery, two timber-sheds, on arched columns, a joinershop an...

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