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Էջ 50 - Ah ! what would the world be to us If the children were no more ? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Էջ 289 - Be it enacted by the Board of Aldermen and Board of Common Council of the city of Washington...
Էջ 331 - 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.
Էջ 328 - In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the United States to be hereunto fixed.
Էջ 325 - AN ACT for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States.
Էջ 186 - Commissioners appointed to provide suitable buildings for the accommodation of Congress and of the President, and for the public offices of the Government...
Էջ 329 - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby forever ceded and relinquished to the Congress and Government of the United States, in full and absolute right, and exclusive jurisdiction, as well of soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon, pursuant to the tenor and effect of the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the government of the United States.
Էջ 106 - gay creature of the elements" had not taken his place contentedly, where nature had assigned it, as one of the ornamental performers of the time! His station was with the lilies of the field, which toil not, neither do they spin.
Էջ 158 - There are, in fact, but few houses in any one place, and most of them small, miserable huts, which present an awful contrast to the public buildings. The people are poor, and, as far as I can judge, they live like fishes, by eating each other. . . . You may look .in almost any direction, over an extent of ground nearly as large as the city of New York, without seeing a fence or any object except brick-kilns and temporary huts for laborers.