Standard History of the City of Washington from a Study of the Original Sources

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H. W. Crew & Company, 1914 - 600 էջ

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Էջ 26 - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby, for ever 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 24 - ... him ; and that the question having been lost by a small majority only, it was probable that an appeal from me to the judgment and discretion of some of my friends, might effect a change in the vote, and the machine of government, now suspended, might be again set into motion.
Էջ 40 - IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE CAUSED THESE LETTERS TO BE MADE PATENT, AND THE SEAL OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE TO BE HEREUNTO AFFIXED.
Էջ 47 - An act for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of the Government of the United States...
Էջ 46 - 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 24 - I proposed to him, however, to dine with me the next day, and I would invite another friend or two, bring them into conference together, and I thought it impossible that reasonable men, consulting together coolly, could fail,. by some mutual sacrifices of opinion, to form a compromise which was- to- save the Union . The discussion took place.
Էջ 27 - 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.
Էջ 113 - We have agreed that the Federal district shall be called the 'Territory of Columbia' and the Federal city the 'City of Washington.' The title of the map will therefore be, A Map of the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia.
Էջ 24 - Union and of concord among the States, was more important, and that therefore it would be better that the vote of rejection should be rescinded, to effect which some members should change their votes. But it was observed that this pill would be peculiarly bitter to the Southern States, and that some concomitant measure should be adopted to sweeten it a little to them.

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