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Historic sketches at Washington : containing a full record of the origin and early history of Washington City and its founders, together with a detailed account of its growth, its public buildings, the style and extravagance of living there, and a description of the inside workings of the lobby, and the various departments of the government

by the Author of "The New World Compared with the Old" [George Alfred Townsend]
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Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by FamilySearch International, 2018

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Digital images of original published: Hartford, Connecticut : Jas. Betts & Co., 1877, ©1876. 456 p., 47 plates : ill. ; 21 cm.

Introductory -- How Washington City Came to Be -- The Job of Planning the Federal City -- The Architects of the Capitol and their Feuds -- The Lobby and its Gentry -- A Running History of Government Scandals -- Society and the City from the Madisonian to the Emancipation Periods -- The Romance of the Capitol Building -- Some of the Organic Evils of Our Congressional System -- Style, Extravagance, and Matrimony at the Seat of Government -- Domestic History of the White House -- Some of the Bureaux of Our Government Visited -- A Picture of Mt. Vernon in 1789 -- Curiosities of the Great Bureaux of the Government -- Some Queer People in Washington -- The Newspaper Press and its Relations with the Government -- A Series of Open Air Excursions Around Washington to Get Rid of Politics -- Chief Justice Chase as a Representative Statesman -- Chiefly Antiquarian and Descriptive -- A Record of Historical Events in the District of Columbia -- Social Sketches of the Old and New in Washington -- Jobbery Coeval with Government -- The Whiskey Frauds -- Our National Disgrace -- Talk With the Oldest Citizen in Washington -- The Supreme Court and Local Justice at Washington -- Some of the Ablest Men of Affairs of the Period -- The Civil Versus the Congressional Services -- Various Political Statistics.

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