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A READY REFERENCE MANUAL
FACTS AND FIGURES,
FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE PRESENT TIME.
EDITED BY BISHOP E. O. HAVEN, D.D., LL.D.,
Late Chancellor of Syracuse University, N. Y.; formerly President of the North
E. B. TREAT, 757 BROADWAY.
R. C. TREAT, CHICAGO.
FORSHEE & McMAKIN, CINCINNATI,
We present in this volume a collection of the most important facts in American history— just 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.-Entire length, 750 feet 4 inches; entire depth, 324. Heighth, from basement to top of dome, 300 feet. Diameter of Rotunda,
96 feet. The building covers over 34 acres.