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THE TREASURY BUILDING is in the form of a Greek temple of ionic architecture.

The main building was begun in 1841, of Virginia sandstone. Later the
granite porticoes at both ends were added, being finished in 1869. The
whole building is 466 x 264 feet, and has cost about $10,000,000. Here
there is usually stored from $700.000.000 to $800.000.000 in gold, silver,
end currency.

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A COMPILATION

OF THE

MESSAGES AND PAPERS

OF THE

PRESIDENTS

1789-1907

JAMES D. RICHARDSON

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSER

VOLUME II

PUBLISHED BY

BUREAU OF NATIONAL LITERATURE AND ART

1908

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