Harper's encyclopedia of United States history from 458 A. D. to 1909 Volume 9

 
9781130403282: Harper's encyclopedia of United States history from 458 A. D. to 1909 Volume 9

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...lo-the first article of the Constitution of the cality is now nearly on the southwestern United States, enumerating the powers of border of the District, but it is still ap-Congress--viz.; proximately midway between the eastern "To exercise exclusive legislation in all and western extremes. cases whatsoever over such district (not The District consists topographically of exceeding 10 miles square) as may, by cesan urban section named "the city of sion of particular States and the acceptWashington " and of a suburban and agri-ance of Congress, become the seat of the cultural section which contains a num-government of the United States, and to ber of unincorporated villages. It em-exercise like authority over all places purbraces an area of 69.245 square miles, chased, by the consent of the legislature 60.01 square miles of which are land, of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings." Georgetown laid out under act of Assembly in eighty lots, comprising sixty acres June 8, 1751 Constitution of the United States gives Congress power to "exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over such district (not exceeding 10 miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of government of the United States" Sept. 17, 1787 Act of Maryland to cede to Congress 10 miles square in the State for the seat of government of the United States Dec. 23, 1788 Act of Virginia ceding 10 miles square or less upon the Potomac for the seat of government of the United States Dec. 3, 1789 Georgetown incorporated.. Dec. 25, 1789 Act of Congress locating the district for a seat of government July 16, 1790, and Marc...

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