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Washington D.C.:

AN EXPOSURE OF THE VIOLATION OF THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, BY THE CORPORATION AND THE BANKS, AND THE REDRESS DUE TO THE PEOPLE. BY A FREEHOLDER.

[Washington?: 183-?] Modern attractive wrappers, moderate wear and fox. Caption title [as issued], 8pp. Good. Mismanagement and corruption in the D.C. government, and the failure of Congress to exercise its constitutional duty of oversight. The author cites shoddy work performed by the Washington City Canal Company and its illegal appropriation of property; the corruption of the Commissioner of Public Buildings and other agencies of government. The City's governors, "to a great extent, are connected in various enterprises of the 'public weal' to such an extent as to call their integrity as legislators into grave question." He also denounces Banks, which "own much of the real estate, for balances due by builders, and cause rents to be so high." Bridges, roads, public grounds are a disgrace. FIRST EDITION. BEAL 8712. 164 NUC 0224130 [2]. Not in AI, Sabin, Bryan, Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 13238

Price: $275.00

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