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Title: Thirty years in Washington; or, Life and scenes in our national capital. Portraying the wonderfuloperations in all the great departments, and describing every important function of our national go vernment ... With sketches of the presidents and their wives ... from Washington's to Roosevelt's administration

Year: 1901 (1900s)

Authors: Logan, Mary Simmerson (Cunningham), "Mrs. J. A. Logan,", 1838-1923

Subjects: Presidents Executive departments

Publisher: Hartford, Conn., A.D. Worthington & co

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emembered, affords me no inconsiderableconsolation. Taught by that great example which I have so long had before menever to oppose my private wishes to the public will, I must consent tothe request made by Congress, which you have had the goodness to trans-mit to me, and, in doing this, I need not, I cannot say, what a sacrifice ofindividual feeling I make to a sense of public duty. With grateful acknowledgements, and unfeigned thanks for the per-sona! respect and evidences of condolence expressed by Congress and your-self, 1 remain, very respectfully, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant, Martha Washington. Nothing was done, however, and in 1832 John A. Wash-ington, who was then the owner of Mount Yernon, declinedthe request made by Congress. When General Grant diedthe question of honoring him with a final resting-place inthe Washington Tomb was discussed, but the familywere averse to the plan. The tomb in the Capitol is stillvacant except for the simple bier of boards covered with

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A BIRDS-EYE VIEW OP THE CITY. 10? black cloth which was used to support the remains of Lin-coln, and which has been used for each citizen laid in stateat the Capitol since that day. From the Rotunda we turn westward to the lofty colon-nade outside, from whose balcony we look down upon theview which Humboldt declared to be the most beautiful ofits type in the whole world. Directly below us, past thewsstern terrace of the Capitol, stretch the western Capitolgrounds. These marble terraces and their ornamental ap-proaches cost $200,000. Many varieties of trees grown toforest height spread their interlacing boughs to form a roofof cool, green shadow over the sward below, which is clottedover with the golden dandelions in early May. Broadnights of stairs, parting right and left around a fountain,lead down a lower terrace, in the center of which is a bronzefigure of Chief-Justice John Marshall, executed by theAmerican sculptor William W. Story in Rome in 1883. Itwas presented to the United S

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Author Logan, Mary Simmerson (Cunningham), "Mrs. J. A. Logan,", 1838-1923

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