MEMBERS OF THE JOINT COMMISSION
Members of the Joint Commission
CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT SOCIETY1
LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE JOINT COMMISSION, COMPLETION
ACT OF AUGUST, 2, 1876.
[Commission dissolved October 2, 1888.]
Chiefs of Corps of Engineers, U. S. A.
Architect of the Capitol.
Architects of the Treasury.
First Vice-President of Washington National Monument Society.
W. W. CORCORAN, Chairman.
FREDERICK L. HARVEY, JR.
Engineers in charge under Joint Commission.
Corps of Engineers.
Master MechanicP. H. MCLAUGHLIN.
INSCRIPTIONS ON THE FOUR FACES OF THE
CHESTER A. ARTHUR.
CORNER STONE LAID ON BED OF FOUNDATION
FIRST STONE AT HEIGHT OF 152 FEET LAID
CAPSTONE SET DECEMBER 6, 1884.
CHIEF ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT,
PROCEEDINGS ON THE OCCASION OF LAYING THE
ORDER OF PARADE.
The President of the United States, the Secretary of State, and the
The fire companies in the following order:
Vigilant Fire Company, of Baltimore, hauling their splendid suction, numbering 58 men, each wearing a uniform cap with the letter V in front.
Washington Company, of Baltimore, with their handsome suction, numbering 35 men, uniformed like the Vigilant, and having the letter W in front of their caps.
Howard Company, of Baltimore, numbering 40 men, hauling their handsome new suction, uniformed like the preceding companies, with the letter H on their caps.
The Anacostia, Columbia, Franklin, and Perseverance Fire Companies, of Washington, and a delegation from the Northern Liberties, in full uniform. These four companies numbered each about 50 men. Their engines were in splendid order and handsomely decorated with flowers, flags, etc. The firemen wore red jackets and white pantaloons, and made a handsome appearance.
The fire department was in charge of Mr. G. S. Gideon, as chief marshal, assisted by Mr. Jonas B. Ellis, of the Anacostia; Mr. John C. Whitwell, of the Columbia; Mr. Lepreux, of the Franklin, and Mr. John D. Thompson, of the Perseverance.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
INSCRIPTION ON COPPER PLATE COVERING DEPOSIT-RECESS
4TH JULY 1776.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
4TH JULY, 1848.
THIS CORNER STONE LAID OF A MONUMENT,
JAMES K. POLK,
President of the United States and ex-officio President of the Board of Managers.
WILLIAM BRENT, 1st Vice-President.
BOARD OF MANAGERS.
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
ARTICLES DEPOSITED IN RECESS IN THE CORNER STONE OF THE MONUMENT ON JULY 4, 1848.Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence; presented by Mr. Hickey
American Constitutions; by W. Patton.
Large design of the Washington National Monument, with the facsimile of the names of the Presidents of the United States and others. Lithographed.
Large design of the Washington National Monument. Lithographed.
Historical sketch of the Washington National Monument since its origin, in manuscript.
Portrait of Washington, from Stuart's painting, Fanenill Hall.
Plate engraved with the names of the officers and members of the Board of Managers.
The Statesman's Manual, containing Presidents' messages from Washington to Polk, from 1789 to 1846, vols. 1 and 2.
Copy of the grant for the site of the Monument under the joint resolution of Congress.
Constitutions of the Washington National Monument Society, addresses circulars, commissions, instructions, form of bond, from 1835 to 1848.
Small design of Monument and likeness of Washington, with blank certificates for contributors.
Watterston's New Guide to Washington; by G. Watterston.
Map of the City of Washington; by Joseph Ratcliffe.
Laws of the Corporation of Washington; by A. Rothwell.
J. B. Varnum, jr., on the Seat of Government; by J. B. Varnum, jr.
Statistics by John Sessford of the number of dwellings, value of improvements, assessments of the real and personal tax, etc., in the city of Washington, from 1824 to 1848, print and manuscript; by John Sessford.
Census of the United States, 1840; Force's Guide to Washington and vicinity, 1848; by W. Q. Force.
Drake's Poems; Catalogue of the Library of Congress, printed 1839; Catalogue from 1840 to 1847, both inclusive; by Joint Committee on the Library of Congress.
Memoir of a Tour to Northern Mexico, 184647; by R. B. Anderson.
All the coins of the United States, from the eagle to the half-dime inclusive.
Census of the United States from 1790 to 1848, inclusive.
A list of the judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, its officers, with the dates of their respective appointments; by W. J. Carroll, clerk Supreme Court of the United States.
Proceedings of the General Society of the Cincinnati, with the original institution of the order and facsimile of the signatures of the original members of the State Society of Pennsylvania; by Charles L. Coltman.
Constitution and General Laws of the Great Council of the Improved Order of Red Men of the District of Columbia.
By-Laws of Powhatan Tribe, No. 1, and General Laws of the Great Council of the same Order.
American silk flag; presented by Joseph K. Boyd, citizen of Washington, District of Columbia, on the 4th of July, 1848.
The Temple of Liberty, two copies, one ornamented and lettered with red. The letters are so arranged in each that the name of Washington may be spelled more than one thousand times in connection; by John Kilbourn.
Design of the Monument, small plate, produced by a process called electrotype; by Charles Fenderich, Washington.
A copy of the constitution of the first organized temperance society in America; L. H. Sprague, July 4, 1848.
Sons of Temperance in the District of Columbia.
Report on the Organization of the Smithsonian Institution; by Professor Henry.
Coat of Arms of the Washington family; by Mrs. Jane Charlotte Washington, July 4, 1848.
The Blue Book for 1847; Congressional Directory; by J. & G. S. Gideon.
Thirty-first Annual Report of the American Colonization Society.
Message of the President of the United States and accompanying documents, 1847.
Navy Register, 1848; by C. Alexander.
Coast Survey Document; Army Register for 1848.
The Washington Monument; Shall It Be Built? by J. S. Lyon.
Holy Bible; presented by the Bible Society, instituted 1816.
Vail's Description of the Magnetic Telegraph; by A. Vail.
Report of the Joint Committee on the Library, May 4, 1848, and an engraving; by M. Vettemare.
Morse's North American Atlas.
African Repository and Colonial Journal, 1848.
Military Laws of the United States, 1846; by G. Templeman.
Appleton's Railroad and Steamboat Companion.
Daguerreotype likeness of General and Mrs. Mary Washington, with a description of the Deguerreotype process; by John S. Grubb, Alexandria, Va.
True Republican; the likeness of all the Presidents to 1846, and inaugural addresses; by G. Templeman.
Silver medal, representing General Washington and the National Monument; by Jacob Seegar.
Copies of the Union Magazine, National Magazine, Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magazine, and Columbian Magazine, for July, 1848; by Brooke & Shillington.
Constitution of the Smithsonian Association, on the Island, instituted November 9, 1847.
Harper's Illustrated Catalogue; by S. Colman.
Smithsonian InstitutionReport of the Commissioners on its organization; Reports from the Board of Regents; by W. W. Seaton.
American Archives; A Documentary History of the American Colonies to the present time; fourth series, vol. 5; by Peter Force.
Guide to the Capitol; by R. Mills.
Ann American dollar; by Miss Sarah Smith, Stafford, N. J.
American State Papers, 1832; National Intelligencer for 1846 (bound); by Gales & Seaton.
Abstract Log for the use of American Navigators; by Lieut. M. F. Maury, U. S. Navy; by M. F. Maury.
Report of Professor Bache, Superintendent of the Coast Survey; by Coast Survey Office.
Facsimile of Washington's accounts; by Michael Nourse.
Claypole's American Daily Advertiser, December 25, 1799, and the Philadelphia Gazette, December 27, 1799, containing a full account of the death and funeral ceremony of General Washington, the official proceedings of Congress, Executive, etc.; by G. M. Grouard.
Publication No. 1, Boston, 1833.
A cent of 1783 of the United States of America; by W. G. Paine.
United States Fiscal Department, vols. 1 and 2; by R. Mayo, M. D.
Maps and Charts of the Coast Survey; by Survey. Office.
Letters of John Quincy Adams to W. L. Stone, and introduction; letters of J. Q. Adams to Edward Livingstone, Grand High Priest, etc.; Vindication of General Washington, etc., by Joseph Ritner, Governor of Pennsylvania, with a letter to Daniel Webster and his reply, printed in 1841; American Anti-mason, No. 1, Vol. 1, Hartford, Conn., 1839, Maine, Free Press; Correspondence Committee of York, Pa., to Richard Rush, April, 1831; his answer, May 4, 1841; Credentials of a Delegate from Jefferson County, Mo. and proceedings of a meeting of citizens to make the appointment of a delegate; by Henry Gassitt, Boston, Mass.
Annual Report of the Comptroller of the State of New York, January 5, 1848; Tolls, Trade, and Tonnage of the New York Canals, 1847; State of New Yorkfirst report of the Commissioner, Practice and Pleadings; by. Hon. Washington Hunt.
Specimens of Continental money, 1776; by Thomas Adams.
Report of the Commissioner of Patents, 1847; by Edmund Burke.
Walton's Vermont Register and Farmers' Almanac, 1848; by Hon. Mr. Henry.
Maury's Wind and Current Charts of the North Atlantic; by M. F. Maury.
Astronomical Observations for 1845, made under M. F. Maury, at the Washington Observatory; by M. F. Maury.
Casts from the seals of the S. of T. and I. O. R. M.; by; J. W. Eckloff.
Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Thirtieth Congress and Documents; by R. P. Anderson.
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