Thomas Jefferson and the National Capital: Containing Notes and Correspondence Exchanged Between Jefferson, Washington, L'Enfant, Ellicott, Hallett, Thornton, Latrobe, the Commissioners, and Others, Relating to the Founding, Surveying, Planning, Designing, Constructing, and Administering of the City of Washington, 1783-1818...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946 - City planning - 522 pages

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Page 32 - An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States...
Page 271 - The United States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Isaac Gullett of Butler County, Ohio has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States...
Page 271 - In testimony whereof, I, Andrew Jackson, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Page 199 - In Testimony whereof I Chester A. Arthur President of the United States of America have caused these letters to be made Patent and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Page 11 - ... this question was not of my department, yet a common duty should make it a common concern ; that the President was the centre on which all administrative questions ultimately rested, and that all of us should rally around him and support, with joint efforts, measures approved by him ; and that the question having been lost by a small majority only, it was probable that an appeal from me to the judgment and discretion of some of my friends might effect a change in the vote, and the machine of...
Page 22 - Every man, and every body of men on earth, possesses the right of self-government. They receive it with their being from the hand of nature. Individuals exercise it by their single will ; collections of men by that of their majority ; for the law of the majority is the natural law of every society of men.
Page 59 - Having communicated to the President, before he went away, such general ideas on the subject of the town as occurred to me, I make no doubt that, in explaining himself to you on the subject, he has interwoven with his own ideas, such of mine as he approved. For fear of repeating therefore what he did not approve, and having more confidence in the unbiassed state of his mind, than in my own, I avoided interfering with what he may have expressed to you.
Page 60 - The acquisition of ground at Georgetown is really noble. Considering that only ^25 an acre is to be paid for any grounds taken for the public, and the streets not to be counted, which will in fact reduce it to about ^19 an acre, I think very liberal reserves should be made for the public.
Page 74 - We have agreed that the federal district shall be called 'the Territory of Columbia,' and the federal city 'the City of Washington.

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