Purchase of Monticello: Hearings Before the Committee on Rules, House of Representatives, Sixty-third Congress, Second Session, on H. R. Res. 390, H. J. Res. 418 and a Substitute Therefor

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915 - 16 pages
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Page 6 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, OF THE STATUTE OF VIRGINIA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Page 7 - There is hereby further authorized to be appropriated the sum of $16,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any money in the Treasury...
Page 5 - That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and to each of the Representatives from Virginia in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.
Page 3 - Whereas, in the shadow of its walls lie the earthly remains of him who was the author of the Declaration of Independence, of the Statute for religious freedom in Virginia and father of the University of Virginia...
Page 7 - The boards of supervisors of the respective counties or cities and counties are hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate from time to time such sum or sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act, including expenses for administration and relief, and no board of child welfare shall expend or contract to expend, under the provisions of this act or otherwise, any public moneys not specifically appropriated therefor as herein provided.
Page 5 - Wisconsin to labor earnestly for its passage; and the secretary of state is hereby directed to send a copy of this resolution to the senators and members of the house of representatives from Wisconsin, to the Hon.
Page 8 - Your suggestion that its acquisition at this time " would commemorate the great Democratic Administration of President Wilson, which is being conducted on Jeffersonian principles, and would now be more opportune because the President is by birth a Virginian " constrains me to renew my consideration of the whole matter.
Page 6 - Eight thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the hands of the treasurer, not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to the...
Page 8 - ... poor and oppressed. It flutters in the heart of the caged bird, and sighs with the worn and wasted prisoner in his dungeon. It has gone with martyrs to the stake, and kissed their burning lips as the tortured spirit winged its flight to God! In the temple of this deity Jefferson was high priest ! For myself, I worship no mortal man living or dead; but if I could kneel at such a shrine, it would be with uncovered head and loving heart at the grave of Thomas Jefferson.
Page 9 - I have always abhorred the thotight of Monticello becoming a mere museum. I have maintained it as a home — the home of Thomas Jefferson — and if I am to part with it I should like that thought to be retained. Make it the home — the Virginian home — of the Presidents of the United- States, and maintain it for their occasional occupancy, and I would be content. And so, Mr. Secretary, I bow to your wishes and those of the American people.

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