Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., 第 18 巻


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31 ページ - Be it enacted by the Board of Aldermen and Board of Common Council of the City of Washington...
121 ページ - No President who performs his duty faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to subordinates constant errors will occur. I prefer to supervise the whole operations of the Government myself rather than entrust the public business to subordinates and this makes my duties very great."46 This was not idle sentiment on Folk's part, as the record of his administration clearly proves.
186 ページ - Finding that Mr. Robert Fulton,* whose genius and talents I highly respect, has been considered by some the inventor of the steamboat, I think it a duty to the memory of the late JOHN FITCH to set forth, with as much brevity as possible, the fallacy of this opinion ; and to show, moreover, that if Mr. Fulton has any claim whatever to originality in his steamboat, it must be exceedingly limited.
175 ページ - I never thought of architecture, but I got some books and worked a few days, then gave a plan in the ancient Ionic order, which carried the day.
160 ページ - With an Essay on the mode of teaching the Surd or Deaf, and consequently Dumb, to Speak.
200 ページ - Some clocks not only tell the hour and minute of time, but the year, the month, the day of the month, the day of the week, and the like.
171 ページ - There appears to be a confident expectation that this place will soon exceed any city in the world. Mr. Thornton, one of the commissioners, spoke of a population of 160,000 as a matter of course in a few years. No stranger can be here a day, and converse with the proprietors, without conceiving himself in the company of crazy people. Their ignorance of the rest of the world, and their delusions with respect to their own prospects, are without parallel.
35 ページ - AN ACT to regulate the elective franchise in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted . . ., That, from and after the passage of this act, each and every male person, excepting paupers and persons under guardianship, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who has not been convicted of any infamous crime or...
185 ページ - The governor and council of Pennsylvania were so highly gratified with our labours, that, without their intentions being previously known to us, Governor Mifflin, attended by the conucil in procession, presented to the company, and placed in the boat, a superb silk flag, prepared expressly, and containing the arms of Pennsylvania, and this flag we possessed till Mr.