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" March next, be, and they are hereby, authorized and required on behalf of this State to cede to the Congress of the United States any district in this State, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress may fix upon and accept for the seat of Government... "
Anti-slavery Manual: Containing a Collection of Facts and Arguments on ... - Page 103
by La Roy Sunderland - 1837 - 162 pages
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. V. Speeches and messages to Congress ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1837 - 622 pages
...United States any district in the said State not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress might fix upon and accept for the seat of government of the United States ; And the General Assembly of the commonwealth of Virginia, by an act passed on the 3d day of...
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Anti-slavery Manual: Containing a Collection of Facts and Arguments on ...

La Roy Sunderland - Antislavery movements - 1837 - 152 pages
...SLAVEHOLDING NATION. ' 91 danger arises, not from freedom granted, but from freedom withheld. CHAPTER XVII. THE U. STATES A SLAVEHOLDING NATION, Thousands of...hereby forever ceded to the Congress and Government of ihe United States, in full and absolute right, and EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION as well of soil as of persons...
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The Washington Guide: Containing Capt. John Smith's Account of the ...

William Elliot - Plants - 1837 - 350 pages
...United States any district in the said state, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress might fix upon and accept for the seat of government of the United States. And the general assembly of the commonwealth of Virginia, by an act passed on the third day...
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THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Volume 12

George Washington - United States - 1837 - 620 pages
...United States any district in the said State not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress might fix upon and accept for the seat of government of the United States; And the General Assembly of the commonwealth of Virginia, by an act passed on the 3d day of...
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The Power of Congress Over the District of Columbia

Theodore Dwight Weld - Enslaved persons - 1838 - 66 pages
...required on the behalf of this state, to cede to the Congress of the United States, any district in this state, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress...and accept for the seat of government of the United States." Laws of Maryland, vol. 2, chap. 46. The cession from Virginia was made by act of the Legislature...
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Compilation of the Laws in Force in the District of Columbia, April 1, 1868

District of Columbia - Law - 1868 - 506 pages
...United States any district in the said State, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress might fix upon and accept for the seat of government of the United States. And the general assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by an act passed on the 3d day of...
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The Sights and Secrets of the National Capital: A Work Dscriptive of ...

John B. Ellis - History - 1869 - 548 pages
...Maryland,,through its Legislature, on the 23d of December, 1788, offered to Congress " any district (not exceeding ten miles square) which the Congress...and accept for the seat of Government of the United States." The matter was debated in Congress in 1789. It was agreed on all sides that the district ought...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 19

Education - 1870 - 944 pages
...required, on the behalf of this State, to cede to the Congress of the United States any district in this State, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress may fix upon aud accept for the seat of government of the Uuited States. Virginia also offered to advance $120,000...
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Special Report of the Commissioner of Education on the Condition and ...

United States. Department of Education - African Americans - 1871 - 944 pages
...required, on the behalf of this State, to cede to the Congress of the United States any distru t in Ibis State, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress...and accept for the seat of government of the United States. Virginia also offered to advance 120,000 and Maryland $72,000 for the purposes of the federal...
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The National Capital is Movable; Or, Facts and Arguments in Favor of the ...

L. U. Reavis - United States - 1871 - 90 pages
...required, on the behalf of this State, to cede to the Congress of the United States any district in this State not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress...and accept for the seat of government of the United States. AN ACT concerning the territory of Columbia and the city of Washington. [Lib. JG No. 1, fol....
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