Philp's Washington Described: A Complete View of the American Capital, and the District of Columbia; With Many Notices Historical Topographical, and Scientific of Government (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Philp's Washington Described: A Complete View of the American Capital, and the District of Columbia; With Many Notices Historical Topographical, and Scientific of Government

There are two exigencies in authorship equally per plexing: one is, the absence Of a theme when composition is necessary; the other, the presence of a theme which must be condensed within certain limits. Comparatively exhaustive as, it is hoped, the following pages will be found, the things Of which they treat require much more extensive elaboration. Nowhere, probably, can there be found so small a territory embracing as many Objects of interest as are contained in the District Of Columbia; and yet the citizens of the United States have but a faint conception of the value of the seat of government, and foreign nations still cling to the belief that the distances between the public buildings exceed their magnificence.

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