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THE BIRTH OF A CITY
The establishing act, 14—The choice of a site, 16—Its
beauty, 17—And history, 18—Commissioners to lay out,
appointed, 20—Bounds set, 21—An old-time tavern and
what was done there, 22—The artist and his plan, 25–
Metes and bounds appointed, 28—Named, 29—The infirmi-
ties of genius, 31.
Monument to Washington, 33—An historic column, 33—
An American Westminster Abbey, 34.
REARING THE CAPITOL
A multitude of plans, 37—The successful competitor, 38—
Laying the corner-stone, 39-Planning a President's house,
41—Making bricks without straw, 42—Death of the leader,
of the debate, III- - Jackson's action upon it, 112—The
Right of Petition and its champion, 113—Turning the tables,
119—The servant not greater than his master, 124—Death
of the champion, 126—The cloud upon the horizon rises, 127
- The city during these years, 128—The Presidents who
filled the White House during this period, 129—The cor-
ner-stone of the Capitol extension laid, 129—Speech of the
“Old man eloquent,” 130.
Lincoln arrives at the Capitol, 133—The South's overt acts,
134—Lincoln's inauguration, 135—His address, 137—The
city in arms, 139—War proclaimed, 140—A great people's
uprising, 140—d midnight visit to the Capitol, 142—Armed
men in marble halls, 142—The advance into Virginia, 143
-Battle of Bull Run, 144-Creating an army, 145—The
city in war time, 146—The Sanitary Commission and its
work, 147—Slavery abolished, 149-Early's raid, 150—Lew
Wallace, the hero of the Monocacy, 151—Early invests the
city, 155—Gallant defence by the Sixth Corps, 158—Death
of President Lincoln, 160.
A world's wonder, 196—The Rotunda, 201—The dome
and its outlook, 204-Hall of Statuary, 207–House of Rep-
resentatives—its hall, 211–How composed, 214–Its meth-
ods, 216—An all-night session, 220—The Senate-its cham-
ber, 222—How constituted, 226—Its proceedings, 227–An
impeachment trial in, 232—The Supreme Court—its cham-
ber, 239—Its proceedings, 240— Justices of, 242—Its his-
tory, 243—Its methods, 248—Congressional Library-its
chamber, 251-Its history, 252.
The President's seven advisers, 277—The State Depart-
ment, 278—The War Department, 281–The Navy De-
partment, 283—The Treasury, 254–Department of the
Interior, 288—Post-Office Department, 290—Department
of Justice, 291–Department of Agriculture, 292—Civil.
Service Commission, 294.