Harpers' Encyclopaedia of United States from 458 A. D. to 1905, Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing, with Special Contributions Covering Every

Harpers' Encyclopaedia of United States from 458 A. D. to 1905, Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing, with Special Contributions Covering Every

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the exist legislation in all cases whatsoever over ing laws of Maryland and Virginia such district (not exceeding 10 miles Feb. 27, 1801 square) as may, by cession of particular Washington incorporated by Congress; States and the acceptance of Congress, with a mayor appointed by the President become the seat of government of the and a council elected by the people United States" Sept. 17, 1787 'May 3, 1802 Act of Maryland to cede to Congress 10 Navy-yard at Washington established miles square in the State for the seat of March 27, 1804 government of the United States Public buildings in Washington burned Dec. 23, 1788 and destroyed by the British after the Act of Virginia ceding 10 miles square battle of Bladensburg Aug. 24, 1814 or less upon the Potomac for the seat of Georgetown College, founded in 1789, government of the United States chartered as a university....May 1, 1815 Dec. 3, 1789 American Colonization Society, for colGeorgetown incorporated.. Dec. 25, 1789 onizing free people of color in Liberia, Act of Congress locating the district founded at Washington 1817 for a seat of government New charter granted Washington, and July 16, 1790, and March 3, 1791 mayor elected by the people President Washington appoints Thomas May 15, 1820 Johnson, Daniel Carroll, of Maryland, and Columbian College, Washington, incor David Stuart, of Virginia, commissioners porated 1821 to survey the federal district Corner-stone of first lock in Chesapeake Jan. 22, 1791 and Ohio Canal laid near Georgetown in Nineteen proprietors agree upon terms presence of President Jackson for sale of lands to the government. May 29, 1829 Lots for public buildings to be paid Building of the government post-office, for at $125 per acre, streets free; designed by Robert...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236635167
  • 9781236635167