Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Many toiling, strug- gling, suffering years bridged the dream of the young surveyor and the first faint dawn of its fulfillment After the Declaration of Independence, before the adop- tion of the Constitution of the United States, its govern- ment moved slowly and painfully about on wheels. Congress met at Phila- delphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton, and New York.
Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians. Howe ; to the Chiefis of the several Govern- ment Bureans herein described ; to Mr. Phillips, of the Bureau of Patents ; and to Miss Austino Snead. During these troubled years it was the ambition of every infant State to claim the seat of government For this purpose New York offered Kingston ; Rhode Island, Newport ; Maryland, Anapolis ; Virginia, Williamsburg.
A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. South and east, flowing to meet it, came the beautiful Anacostin, now called Eastern Branch, and on the west, winding through its pictur- esque bluffs, ran the lovely Rock Creek, pouring its bright waters into the Potomac, under the Rights of Georgetown. He saw the two majestic rivers bearing upon their waters ships bringing to these green shores the commerce of many nations.
Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. At the confluence of these two rivers, girdled by this bright stream, and encompassed by hills, the young surveyor looked across a broad amphitheatre of rolling plain, still covered with native oaks and un^ dergrowth. lie saw the gently climbing hills crowned with villas, and in the stead of oaks and undergrowth, broad streets, a populous city, magnificent buildings, outrivaling the temples of antiquity — the Federal City, the Cnpital of the vast Re- public yet to be !
Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. June 21, 1783, Congress was insulted at Philadelphia by a band of mutineers, which the State authorities could not subdue.