Congressional Serial Set, Issue 598

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1850 - United States

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review


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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review

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Page 38 - An act to prevent settlements being made on lands ceded to the United States until authorized by law...
Page 62 - In witness whereof the Said William Hauser, Emanuel Hauser, Elisha Harper & his wife Mary & Alexander Hauser have hereunto Set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year first above written.
Page 40 - It is claimed by defendant that the tax bills in suit were issued in violation of that section of the constitution which declares 'that private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation.
Page 40 - President is authorized to employ so much of the land and naval forces of the United States as may be necessary effectually to prevent the felling, cutting down, or other destruction of the timber of the United States in Florida, and to prevent the transportation or carrying away any such timber as may be already felled or cut down; and to take such other and further measures as may be deemed advisable for the preservation of the timber of the United States in Florida.
Page 2 - General condition of the fund appropriated for the contingent expenses of the office of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department, prepared in obedience to the provisions of the 2Qifi section of the act of Congress of 26th August, 1842.
Page 49 - SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: I have the honor to transmit herewith...
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Page 116 - ... government and to the survey cannot be replaced. They offer to his family their sincere condolence in this most afflicting bereavement, and ask that they, with the other associates of this excellent husband, father, and brother, may be permitted to unite in erecting a monument, as a testimonial of their esteem and affection for him while living, and their sincere regret for him when dead.
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