Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association Volume 3

Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association Volume 3

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...irony a movement was started to take it to Peoria. Des Moines held the Iowa capital only by securing appropriations for a new structure--the present State Capitol. St. Louis tried to rob Jefferson City of the State Capital. Indeed it seemed as though the capitals of nearly all the western States were on wheels. An effort to get appropriations for Washington, D. C, was renewed in Congress in the session of 1869-1870, and the St. Louis capital movers became alarmed lest it should carry before the States could act on the resolutions of the recent convention. The cause of the West depended upon the postponement of the appropriations for new buildings at Washington. The St. Louis leaders had held si Missouri Republican, December 3, 1869. 82 Washington Correspondent in the Missouri Republican, January 21, 1870. several meetings83 to consider the matter when, on January 13, 1870, they declared that St. Louis should have more backing in the fight, and a "Committee of Correspondence"84 was organized according to the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the chair, whose duty it shall be to address the Governors of the States of the Union, and request them to recommend to the Legislatures of the several States, that they pass joint resolutions memorializing Congress--instructing the Senators and Representatives to expend no more money for new public buildings or additions to old ones in Washington City, and that the committee also prepare a memorial circular embracing all the statistical information that can be obtained on the subject, in favor of the removal of the national capital, and send said circular to the presiding officers of each House of the Legislatures of the several States of the Union, with the...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513924
  • 9781236513922