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The following is the cost of the building, with the time of erection. North wing, commenced in 1793, finished in 1800, cost,
$480,262 57 South wing, commenced in 1803, finished in 1808, 308,808 41 Centre building, commenced in 1818, finished in 1827,
957,647 35 Total,
The seat of government was removed to Washington in 1800, during the administration of John Adams, and the city was incorporated in 1802. In 1814, congress determined by vote_that the government should remain permanently at this place. From that time the most liberal appropriations were made for completing the necessary buildings, and for the general prosperity of the city.
There is, perhaps, no city in the Union that has so many pleasant heights surrounding it as Washington. The line of highlands in the vicinity presents to the eye the form of a horse-shoe; the Potomac, more than a mile in width, forming the opening at the south. The heights afford the most delightful country seats, which present from the metropolis a splendid appearance. The city itself is situated at the head of tide-water navigation, near the centre of the seaboard line, and has a ready communication with the ocean. Springs of pure water are in abundance; the territory and the convenience of intercourse with every part of the republic is surpassed by that of no point in the Union.
Bookseller and Stationer,
No. 25 Cornhill, Boston,
Keeps constantly for Sale, a general assortment of
School, Classical and Miscellaneous Books.
Also STATIONERY & BLANK BOOKS, on liberal terms.
For sale as above, PHYSIOLOGICAL, PHRENOLOGICAL,
SOCIAL REFORM, and other valuable Books viz. : Graham's large work, in 2 vols., containing his Lectures
on the Science of Human Life. do. Lecture to Young Men. do. Philosophy of Sacred History, with particular
reference to the authority of the Bible for
man's eating Flesh, drinking Wine, &c. &c. do. Treatise on Bread and Bread-Making. do. do.
on Epidemic Diseases. Alcott's Young Wife, or Duties of Woman in the Mar
riage Relation. do. Youny Housekeeper, or Thoughts on Food and
Cookery. do. Young Mother, or the Physical Education of
Children. do. House I Live in, or the Human Body, for the
use of Families and Schools. do. Young Woman's Guide to Excellence. do. Young Husband, or Duties of Man in the Mar
riage Relation. do. Vegetable Diet; as sanctioned by Medical Men
and by Experience in all ages. do. Treatise on Tea and Coffee-On Tobacco. do. Library of Health, in 6 vols.
Alcott's Moral Reformer, and Teacher on the Human
Constitution, in 2 vols. Health Tracts, by Dr. Alcott. These are sold either
separate or bound together. No. 1. Dosing and Drugging. No. 2. On Consumption. No. 3. City and Country. No.4. The Right Use of Fruits. No. 5. Thoughts on Bathing. No. 6. Breathing Bad Air. No. 7. Clothing and Temperature. No. 8. Domestic Poisons. No. 9. Tight Lacing. No. 10. Abuses of the Eye. No. 11. Health in Common
Schools. No. 12. The Right Use of Physicians. Armstrong's Art of Preserving Health. Fowler's large work on Practical Phrenology. do. Principles of Phrenology and Physiology ap
plied to Marriage, or Man's Social Relations. do. Hereditary Descent. do. On Education and Self-Improvement. do. On Memory-Tight Lacing—Temperance.
do. Phrenological Journal. HYDROPATHY, or the Water Cure: its Principles, Modes
of Treatment, &c., illustrated with many cases. Compiled from the most eminent English authors on
the subject. By Joel Shew, M. D. A Concise Exposition of the Doctrine of Association, or
Plan for a Reorganization of Society, which will secure to the Human Race, individually and collectively, their Happiness and Elevation. (Based on Fourier's Theory of Domestic and Industrial Associa
tion.) By Albert Brisbane. A Popular View of the Doctrines of Charles Fourier.
By Parke Godwin. Association in connection with Education and Religion,
two Lectures delivered before the N. England Fourier
Society, in Boston, Feb. 29th and March 7th, 1844. Social REFORM: or an Appeal in behalf of Association,
based upon the principles of a Pure Christianity. By James Boyle, a member of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry.