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resting upon a circular base and pedestal of plain granite, in which are bases for statues of the mighty Virginians of the past. Only the three southern ones were now occupied; but those figures-Jefferson, Mason and Henry — were accepted as surpassing in merit the central work. The Washington is imposing in size and position, but its art is open to criticism. The horse is exaggeration of pose. and muscle; being equally strained, though not rampant, as that inopportune charger on which Clark Mills perched General Jackson, at the national Capital. Nor is this first in peace by any means the first on horseback; the figure being theatric rather than dignified, and the extended arm more gymnastic than statuesque. An irate senator once told the august body he addressed that it was a warning to them--pointing straight to the penitentiary! So, as a whole, the group, if not thoroughly classic, may be admirably useful. From Capitol Square, open, wide streets-neatly built up and me