The Legislature of North Carolina, interested in patriotic Art, gave a special commission to State Representative Everett, who went abroad with the American Bar Association. Said the Legislature (in effect) to Mr. Everett:

"Go to Italy, and find the statue of George Washington which was modeled by Antonio Canova. This Canova was born on Nov. 1, 1757, at Passagno, an obscure village situated amid the recesses of the hills of Asolo, where these form the last undulations of the Venetian Alps as they subside into...

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