Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society Volume 4-6

Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society Volume 4-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...a letter to Thomas Jefferson, who was then Secretary of State. Through his residence at Ellicott's Mills he became known to Andrew Ellicott, who. appreciating his unusual abilities. engaged his services in surveying the site forthe National Capital. Several biographical sketches of him have appeared. He died in Baltimore in October. 1806. MINUTES OF DECEMBER MEETING. Lancaster, December 7, 1900. The Lancaster County Historical Society met this afternoon in regular monthly meeting, with a fair attendance of lady and gentlemen members and visitors. President Steinman being absent at the opening hour, Vice President Dr. Joseph H. Dubbs took the chair and called the meeting to order. The roll of officers was called and the minutes of the November meeting were read by the Secretary, and on motion approved. Samuel H. Ranck. of the Enoch Pratt Library, Md., was elected a member of the Society, and the names of Mrs. Amos H. Mylin, Mr. M. T. Garvin and H. W. Gibson were proposed for membership. The paper of the day, "A Sketch of the Life and Work of Andrew Ellicott," was written by F. R. Diffenderffer, and read by request by Dr. Dubbs. This paper was called out by a recent article in the magazine, "The World's Work," descriptive of the laying out and building of the National Capital, the city of Washington, in which article all the credit for that work is given to Major L'Enfant, a French military engineer, while the name of Andrew Ellicott, an eminent engineer and astronomer, born in Pennsylvania and for nine years a resident of this city.iswholly ignoredin the account, although he was associated with the work from the beginning until 1800. A map or plot of Washington made by Ellicott in 1800, finely printed on a (69) large...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968808
  • 9781236968807