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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1851 - United States
 

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Page 29 - Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the Progress of the Survey during the Year 1862. 4to vol. Washington. 1864. Statistics of the Foreign and Domestic Commerce of the United States.
Page 74 - That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury from time to time to establish such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of the United States, to secure a just, faithful, and impartial appraisal of all goods, wares, and merchandise, as aforesaid, imported into the United States...
Page 7 - ... that in lieu of the fees, emoluments, salary, and commissions now allowed by law to any collector or- surveyor of any district on our northern, northeastern, and northwestern lakes and rivers, each collector or surveyor as aforesaid shall receive annually, in full compensation: lor these services, an amount equal, to the entire compensation received by such officer during the past year.
Page 41 - He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States
Page 59 - ... be compelled to serve out the term of enlistment or the offence be made punishable before a civil court. The third section of the act of June 17, 1850, "to increase the rank and file of the army, and to encourage enlistments," having almost entirely failed to effect its purposes, may advantageously be repealed.
Page 42 - For compensation of clerks in the offices of the surveyors general, to be apportioned to them according to the exigencies of the public service...
Page 4 - ... leaving a balance against us of $26,247,598. A large proportion of this balance has doubtless been paid by our domestic stocks, which find a ready sale at this time in European markets. These last, however, as they only postpone a present payment in coin, cannot be expected to liquidate similar balances for .coming years, even if it were the wish of the Government to create a large foreign debt of this kind. The impolicy of such a measure will not be questioned, and it is doubtless the true interest...
Page 14 - American escutcheon unsullied. and (he duty it owes to a neighbouring nation, to cut us loose from all participation in this most accursed traffic; and I again repeat my conviction, that this end can only be accomplished by the adoption of the measures I have recommended. " Hundreds of thousands of American bosoms would be bared to resent an insult offered to our flag by a foreign foe ; and shall we hesitate to rescue that same glorious banner from the foul pollution of the Slaver's touch, when it...
Page 1 - When it is remembered that a very large proportion of the citizens of this country are engaged in the business of farming, and how much of the permanent wealth and true glory of the republic depends on their well@being and prosperity...
Page 9 - I believe one-half of this number arc introduced through the facilities directly and indirectly afforded by the American flag. This belief is founded upon my familiarity with the subject, growing out of a close attention to it since my arrival in Ilio de Janeiro.

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