After Ted’s appointment by the Pacific Railroad Convention, Ted and Anna had once again survived the long steamer journey back to Washington. As ever, Anna felt quite breathless at the sight of the elegant, temple-like buildings, themagnitude of the Capitol—even with the Capitol building itself still unfinished, missing the top of its dome. She was reminded of Randolph’s assessment:
Your story restores my hopes, pride, deep love, and appreciation for this country, Alexandra!! So valuable to bring the true history of our country to life as most of us have never read, seen or heard. Did we discuss what a fabulous film or better yet, series, this story would also make?? Helpful to know that some of the same ridiculous political dynamics of today... are really not new at all. Whew!! So exciting!!