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William Penn's Treaty with the Indians, 1682
Sandstone 1827 Capitol Rotunda, above north door

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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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In 1853, at the beginning of President Franklin Pierce's administration, the War Department was given control of the Capitol extension project and Captain Montgomery C. Meigs was placed in charge.

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1853
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Captain Montgomery C. Meigs
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