DescriptionTwo Washington, D.C., Building Imprints: (1) To the Hon'ble President Fillmore and the Building Committee for the Capitol. Publisher and location unknown. 5.5" x 9.25", written by Charles Anderson. Six pages. Glued binding. Light age toning; overall fine condition. Accompanied by (2) Speech of Mr. Marsh of Vermont, on the Bill for Establishing The Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C.; Printed by J & GS Gideon.5.75" x 8.5". 15 pages. Disbound and stitched. Lightly age toned. In fine condition.
Interesting pamphlets concerning two important Washington landmarks--the capitol building and the Smithsonian Institution. The first tract contains recommendation by New York architect Charles Frederick Anderson for improvements and repairs to the Capitol building. The second is the text of a speech delivered by Vermont congressman George Perkins Marsh, questioning the wisdom of the U.S. government overseeing the building and operation of the Smithsonian Institution.
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