Behind the Scenes in Washington: Being a Complete and Graphic Account of the Credit Mobilier Investigation, the Congressional Rings, Political Intrigues, Workings of the Lobbies, Etc. ... with Sketches of the Leading Senators, Congressmen, Government Officials, Etc., and an Accurate Description of the Splendid Public Buildings of the Federal Capital

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Continental Publishing Company, 1873 - 518 páginas
 

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This is a great book for all those little tidbits of Washington DC in the first century. I used it to write an historical fiction novel (Ireland to America, The Last Generation) on Martin Renehan, an Irish doorman in the administrations from Andrew Jackson through James Polk and a government employee through Abraham Lincoln. It is a great reference and easy to use with a word search engine. Thank you Google Books for making these old books available to all.
Kathie Wycoff, Author
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Página 24 - 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...
Página 33 - 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.
Página 435 - Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting. God save the United States and this Honorable Court.
Página 31 - Maryland, for the purpose of determining the location of a part of the territory of ten miles square for the permanent seat of the government of the United States...
Página 78 - That all male citizens of the United States above the age of twenty-one years...
Página 36 - Ferry, including a breadth of about a mile and a half, the whole containing from three to five thousand acres, is ceded to the public on condition, that, when the whole shall be surveyed and laid off as a city (which Major L'Enfant is now directed to do...
Página 28 - That a district of territory, not exceeding ten miles square, to be located as hereafter directed on the river Potomac, at some place between the mouths of the Eastern Branch and Connogochegue, be, and the same is hereby, accepted for the permanent seat of the gov. ernment of the United States.
Página 86 - On the morning of the first day of the seventy-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, in the city of Washington, •"being the 4th day of July, 1851, this stone, designed as the corner-stone of the extension of the Capitol, according to a plan approved by the President, in pursuance of an act of Congress, was laid by MILLARD FILLMORE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, assisted by the Grand Master of the Masonic Lodges...
Página 36 - ... per acre, the public having the right to reserve such parts of the wood on the land, as may be thought necessary to be preserved for ornament ; the landholders to have the use and profits of...
Página 87 - PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, assisted by the Grand Master of the Masonic Lodges, in the presence of many members of Congress, of officers of the Executive and Judiciary Departments, National, State, and District, of officers of the army and navy, the corporate authorities of this and neighboring cities, many associations, civil...

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