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Park Improvement Papers: A Series of Twenty Papers Relating to the ...
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Page 20 - Rivers; thence east to the place of beginning, is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people...
Page 42 - That a marble monument be erected by the United States, in the Capitol, at the city of Washington ; and that the family of General Washington be requested to permit his body to be deposited under it ; and that the monument be so designed as to commemorate the great events of his military and political life.
Page 22 - ... and could have been presented as a defense to the application for such judgment in the court wherein the same was rendered, and as to all such questions the judgment itself shall be conclusive evidence of its regularity and validity in all collateral proceedings, except in cases where the tax or assessments have been paid, or the real estate was not liable to the tax or assessment.
Page 13 - ... destroy, cut, hack, bark, break down, or otherwise injure any tree, bush, or shrubbery that may be growing upon said park, or shall cut down or fell or remove...
Page 16 - Mr. WILLIAM H. SOWDEN. I request that the amendment be reported, so that we may know how to vote. Mr. DIBBLE. A parliamentary inquiry. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman will state it. Mr. DIBBLE. The question I desire to ask is whether a vote "aye...
Page 13 - Park for the purpose of ascertaining and marking the lines of battle of troops engaged therein: Provided, That before any such lines are permanently designated, the position of the lines and the proposed methods of marking them by monuments, tablets or otherwise, shall be submitted...
Page 21 - The commission shall give at least ten days' notice, in one daily newspaper published in the city of Washington, of the time and place of their meeting for the purpose of making such assessment and may adjourn from time to time till the same be completed.
Page 23 - That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior, whose duty it shall be, as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the care and management of the same. Such regulations shall provide for the preservation, from injury or spoliation, of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition.
Page 41 - That the statue be of bronze — the General to be represented in a Roman dress, holding a truncheon in his right hand, and his head encircled with a laurel wreath.
Page 41 - The United States in Congress assembled, ordered this statue to be erected in the year of our Lord 1783, in honor of George Washington, the illustrious commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, during the war which vindicated and secured their liberty, sovereignty and independence.