A History of the National Capital from Its Foundation Through the Period of the Adoption of the Organic Act, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1916 - Washington (D.C.)
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Page 49 - to be a rolling ball of burnished gold carried with swiftness through the air by two gilt wings. Our anxiety increased the nearer it approached, until it actually stopped before the door, and from it alighted, weighted with gold lace, the French minister (M. Serurier) and suite. We now
Page 54 - that an attempt was made in the senate to pass a resolution providing for the punishment of officers of the army and navy connected with the affair. Beyond instructing a committee to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the punishment of all persons concerned in duelling
Page 151 - whether an arrangement better adapted to the principles of our government and to the particular interests of the people may not be devised which will neither infringe the constitution nor affect the object
Page 623 - Washington is rapidly assuming the appearance of a capital of which the Nation may well be proud. It is now one of the most sightly cities in the country and can boast of being the best paved.
Page 602 - concluded that they had been created for something or nothing, and if for anything, it was to devise and carry out as rapidly as possible some system of improvements, in order that in this respect the capital of the nation might not remain a quarter of a century behind the times..?
Page 578 - that the legislative power of the District shall extend to all rightful subjects within said District consistent with the constitution of the United
Page 517 - There is an unwillingness on the part of our people, harsh as it may seem, for you free colored people to remain with us.
Page 593 - Washington is not a nice place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting, the mud is deep and the morals are deplorable.
Page 627 - the legal relations between the federal government and the local government of the District of Columbia and the extent and character of the mutual obligations in regard to municipal expenses
Page 472 - like one sitting in a palace assigning apartments to importunate applicants, while the structure is on fire, and likely soon to perish in ashes.

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