National Military Park at Valley Forge, Pa
Excerpt from National Military Park at Valley Forge, Pa: Hearing Before the Committee on Military Affairs of the United States Senate, January 29, 1902, in Relation to the Bill (S. 614) To Establish a National Military Park at Valley Forge, Pa The committee met at 11 o'clock a. m. Present: Senators Hawley (chairman), Proctor, Burrows, Scott, Bate, and Pettus. Also, delegations representing the Valley Forge National Park Association, the Daughters of the Revolution, General Society, The Maryland Local Society, the Colorado Local Society, and the Sons of the Revolution. The Chairman. Gentlemen, we have a quorum here. We may as well begin the hearing. The clerk will read the bill which gives cause for this meeting, the bill upon which our friends desire to be heard. The clerk read the bill (S. 614) to establish a national military park at Valley Forge, Pa., as follows: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That upon the State of Pennsylvania ceding to the United States the land held by it, being part of the camp ground of General Washington at Valley Forge, and jurisdiction thereover as well as over such other land as may be acquired pursuant to the provisions of this act, the President is hereby authorized to appoint ten commissioners, to be known as commissioners of the Valley Forge National Military Park, to locate definitely and by metes and bounds, the territory occupied by George Washington as a camping ground at Valley Forge, in the State of Pennsylvania; the said commissioners shall have their office in Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, and while on duty shall be paid such compensation out of the appropriation provided in this act as the Secretary of War shall deem reasonable and just. Sec. 2. That there is hereby appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended in acquiring for the United States, by purchase or condemnation, the territory so located by said commissioners, and for the improvement of said territory, and the said territory so acquired shall be designated and known as the Valley Forge National Military Park. The Chairman. Ladies and gentlemen, we are very glad to see you. Speaking for myself, I am a friend of Philadelphia and everybody in the neighborhood, and a friend of this enterprise. Who shall speak for you, as they say, to a jury? Statement Of Mr. John Cadwallader, President Of The Valley Forge National Park Association. Mr. Cadwallader. Mr. Chairman, I will make a few remarks. The Chairman. You are the president of this association? Mr. Cadwallader. I am the acting president of the organization called the Valley Forge National Park Association. It is perhaps better that I should state the character of that association, and to show you how little it is individually interested. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.