Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Volume 15

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Page 263 - Item. — I give and bequeath, in perpetuity, the fifty shares which I hold in the Potomac company, (under the aforesaid acts of the Legislature of Virginia,) towards the endowment of a University, to be established within the limits of the District of Columbia, under the auspices of the general government...
Page 134 - At length, my dear Marquis," he wrote, I am become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac ; and under the shadow of my own vine and fig-tree, free from the bustle of a camp, and the busy scenes of public life, I am solacing myself with those tranquil enjoyments of which the soldier, who is ever in pursuit of fame, the statesman, whose watchful days and sleepless nights are spent in devising schemes to promote the welfare of his own, perhaps the ruin of other countries, as if...
Page 1 - Deaf was incorporated as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind under act of Congress, February 16, 1857 (11 Stat.
Page 121 - Prompted by these actual observations, I could not help taking a more contemplative and extensive view of the vast inland navigation of these United States...
Page 242 - I think for themselves, threw difficulties in their way ; and they looked that way for no other reason, than because they could glide gently down the stream ; without considering, perhaps, the difficulties of the voyage back again, and the time necessary to perform it in ; and because they have no other means of coming to us but by long land transportations and unimproved roads.
Page 316 - That so much of any act or acts, now in force, as comes within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed...
Page 255 - Columbia, under the auspices of the general government, if that government should incline to extend a fostering hand towards it ; and until such seminary is established, and the funds arising on these shares shall be required for its support, my further will and desire is that the profit accruing therefrom, shall, whenever the dividends are made, be laid out in purchasing stock in the bank...
Page 121 - I have lately made a tour through the Lakes George and Champlain, as far as Crown Point. Then returning to Schenectady, I proceeded up the Mohawk River to Fort Schuyler (formerly Fort Stanwix), and crossed over to the Wood Creek, which empties into the Oneida Lake, and affords the water communication with Ontario.
Page 242 - But smooth the road, and make easy the way for them, and then see what an influx of articles will be poured upon us ; how amazingly our exports will be increased by them, and how amply we shall be compensated for any trouble and expense we may encounter to effect it.
Page 123 - ... heartfelt satisfaction. Envious of none I am determined to be pleased with all, and this', my dear friend, being the order of...

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