Washington, Outside and Inside: A Picture and a Narrative of the Origin, Growth, Excellencies, Abuses, Beauties, and Personages of Our Governing City

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J. Betts & Company, 1874 - Washington (D.C.) - 751 pages
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page 538 big bull a cheyenne chief a gala dress made for a siooux barave made entirely of cured human skin and fringed with the long locks of white females ................... this scalp has auburn, scalp hair thay is flaxen soft as a yng girls's...... a knife describes a circle... her shiining glory dangles from the hand of a indian warrior, dripping slowly 

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Page 241 - House concurring therein). That the following article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three fourths of said Legislatures, shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely: ARTICLE
Page 568 - In fancy, now, beneath the twilight gloom, Come, let me lead thee o'er the second Rome Where tribunes rule, where dusky Davi bow, And what was Goose creek once is Tiber now; This embryo Capital, where fancy sees Squares in morasses, obelisks in trees Which second-sighted seers, even now adorn With shrines unbuilt and heroes yet unborn.
Page 197 - parlor and chambers, is a tax indeed; and the fires we are obliged to keep to secure us from daily agues is another very cheering comfort. To assist us in this great castle, and render less attendance necessary, bells are wholly wanting, not one single one being hung through the whole house, and promises
Page 337 - delicious retirement, his family and friends, sacrificing his ease, and hazarding all in the cause of his country ! His views are noble and disinterested. He declared, when he accepted the mighty trust, that he would lay before us an exact account of his expenses, and not accept a shilling for pay.
Page 197 - up some bells and let me have wood enough to keep fires, I design to be pleased. Surrounded with forests, can you believe that wood is not to be had, because people cannot be found to cut and cart it ? * * * Briesler
Page 121 - a fine, portly, buxom dame, who has a smile and a pleasant word for everybody. Her sisters, Mrs. Cutts and Mrs. Washington, are like the two merry wives of Windsor; but as to Jemmy Madison, ah! poor Jemmy! he is but a withered little apple-John.
Page 547 - from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy
Page 748 - as Attorney to the Federal District Court, in preference to some of the oldest and most esteemed general court lawyers in your own State, who are desirous of this appointment. My political conduct in nominations, even if I were uninfluenced by principle, must be exceedingly circumspect, and proof against just criticism ; for the
Page 324 - o'clock this day. Having concluded to obey the important and flattering call of my country, and having been impressed with the idea of the expediency of my being with Congress at as early a period as possible, I propose to commence my journey on Thursday morning, which will be the day after to-morrow.
Page 570 - far as I can judge, they live, like fishes, by eating each other. All the ground for several miles around the city being, in the opinion of the people, too valuable to be cultivated, remains unfenced. There are but few enclosures, even for gardens, and

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