The United States Congress & Capitol

a walking tour handbook

Publisher: U.S. Senate in [Washington, D.C.]

Written in English
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Other titlesUnited States Congress and Capitol
Statement[prepared under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate by the Office of Senate Curator and the Senate Historical Office]
SeriesS. pub -- 107-19
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Office of the Curator, United States. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
The Physical Object
Paginationv. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15514758M

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