Philp's Washington described: A complete view of the American Capital, and the District of Columbia; with many notices, historical, topographical, and scientific, of the seat of government

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William D'Arcy Haley
Rudd & Carleton, 1861 - History - 239 pages
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Page 178 - Weep no more, woeful shepherds, weep no more, For Lycidas, your sorrow, is not dead, Sunk though he be beneath the wat'ry floor; So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky...
Page 59 - The house is upon a grand and superb scale, requiring about thirty servants to attend and keep the apartments in proper order, and perform the ordinary business of the house and stables...
Page 168 - To INCREASE KNOWLEDGE. It is proposed — 1. To stimulate men of talent to make original researches, by offering suitable rewards for memoirs containing new truths ; and, 2. To appropriate annually a portion of the income for particular researches, under the direction of suitable persons.
Page 50 - In testimony whereof, I have caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.
Page 170 - ... 3. The results obtained from these appropriations to be published, with the memoirs before mentioned, in the volumes of the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 4. Examples of objects for which appropriations may be made : — (1.) System of extended meteorological observations for solving the problem of American storms.
Page 152 - Act, given jurisdiction, concurrent with the court of claims, to hear and determine all claims founded upon the constitution of the United States or any law of congress, except for pensions, or upon any regulation of an executive department, or upon any contract, express or implied, with the government of the United States...
Page 44 - The Congress shall have power ... to exercise exclusive legislation in -all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of Government of the United States...
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Page 232 - The family vault at Mount Vernon requiring repairs, and being improperly situated besides, I desire that a new one of brick, and upon a larger scale, may be built at the foot of what is commonly called the Vineyard Enclosure...
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