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Laying the cornerstone of the Smithsonian Institution...
Item # 688235
May 03, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 3, 1847
* Smithsonian Institution
* Cornerstone Laid
* From Washington D.C.
Taking fully 3 1/2 columns on pages 1 and 2 is the most detailed account o the laying of the cornerstone of the Smithsonian Institution you could possibly want. But not surprising to find this extensive report in this newspaper from the nation's capital.
The top of page 1 has: "Smithsonian Institution" which begins: "The laying of the corner stone of the Smithsonian Institution took place on Saturday, the first of May, with appropriate and imposing ceremonies, agreeably to the order prescribed by the Marshal-in-Chief...". What follows is a moment-by-moment account with all the speeches, prayers, and other details.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War