Report of the Joint Committee on the Washington Monument
Mr. Henry Lee from the joint committee appointed to prepare and report measures in honor of the memory of General George Washington, reported the following resolutions,
Resolved, that the resolution of Congress passed in 1783 respecting an Equestrian Statue of General Washington be carried into immediate execution; and that the statue be placed in the centre of an area to be formed in front of the Capitol.
Resolved, that a marble monument be erected by the united States in the Capitol at the City of Washington, in honor of General Washington to commemorate his services and to express the regrets of the American people for their irreparable loss.
Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to give such directions as may appear to him proper for carrying into effect the preceding resolutions; and that for the present the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be appropriated for these purposes.