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FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA ΤΟ THE PRESENT TIME.
EDITED BY E. O. HAVEN, D.D., LL.D.,
Late Chancellor of Syracuse University, N. Y., formerly President of the
ENLARGED AND REVISED BY
HON. T. E. WILLSON, AND J. SANDERSON, D.D.,
We present in this volume a collection of the most important facts in American historyjust the facts that every intelligent citizen desires to have at ready command. As a fitting introduction to it we give a brief memoir of the "Father of his Country," "first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," the immortal Washington; using that as a kind of thread on which to string some facts and thoughts that tend to show the magnitude and magnificence of the wondrous revolution in the politics of the world, of which, what we call the American Revolution was the centre, and George Washington the most conspicuous figure.
The Capitol at Washington, D. C.-Corner-stone laid by George Washington, September 18th, 1793; of ened to Congress, November 17th, 1800; destroyed by the British, August 24th, 1814; present building commenced, 1818; wing extensions, 1851; dome completed, 1863; entire length, 750 feet 4 inches, entire depth, 324; height, 287% feet; surmounted by the Statue of Liberty, 19% feet; diameter of rotunda, 96 feet; building covers over 3% acres; cost, $13,000,000.