Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive Documents: 14th Congress, 1st Session-48th Congress, 2nd Session and Special Session, Volume 2

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Page 1 - ... 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 27 - 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 53 - June 17, 1850, to increase the rank and file of the army and to encourage enlistments, again rendered it necessary to increase the expenditures. To raise the additional number of men thus authorized, Congress appropriated $18,000, which, with the regular estimate submitted at the opening of the session, of 48,616, also appropriated, made a total of 66,616.
Page 133 - ... otherwise would inevitably be brought about by violence ?" — Such was the language of the United States, but it failed to obtain from Spain the boon which they craved. She, probably, had some misgivings as to the duration of their promised friendship, if they once extended their empire to the left bank of the Mississippi, from the mouth of the Ohio to the Gulf of Mexico. Some sudden and unexpected cause of quarrel might easily occur from the very proximity of the two flags, which the width...
Page 16 - It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to digest, prepare, and lay before Congress at the commencement of every session, a report on the subject of finance, containing estimates of the public revenue and public expenditures, and plans for improving or increasing the revenues from time to time, for the purpose of giving information to Congress in adopting modes of raising the money requisite to meet the public expenditures.
Page 133 - Mississippi, consists almost entirely of alluvial grounds, for the most part densely wooded, and occasionally presenting lagoons, pools, and other depressions below the common surface level, •which last nowhere rises beyond the reach of the highest floods of the two rivers. The flood of 1844 is said to have attained an elevation sufficient to inundate this entire region. The last vernal freshet, which was lower by about four inches than the flood just mentioned, is represented as having overflowed...
Page 67 - ... section, being the date of the purchase, and the other in the proviso, being the date of shipment. The most enormous frauds, also, would be the consequence of such construction. Simulated, fictitious, and ante-dated purchases, to suit the period of lowest price, would prevail extensively, to the great injury of the fair trader and of the Revenue. In truth, under such system, the whole importing business would soon be thrown into the hands of the dishonest and fraudulent, who would be willing...
Page 26 - It is easy to see that without a permanent nucleus for such a work, the objects and aims must be wavering and unsteady, the methods wanting in uniformity from year to year and from party to party, and the results heterogeneous in kind and in form. Confusion and waste would result from such an organization, and the Survey would in time be abandoned. The scientific parts of such a work require diligent study and devotion to mathematical and physical science, to grasp them in their various bearings...
Page 6 - ... known to the law would be hailed as \ mercy's boon. But I do appeal to my government as it regards the obligation devolving upon it to preserve the American escutcheon unsullied, and the duty it owes to a neighboring 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...
Page 97 - Tatoochi island,' a small island almost touching the northwest extremity of Cape Flattery. "To vessels bound from seaward, a light-house on this island would be of much assistance. It would enable them to enter the straits, when the absence of a light would frequently compel them to remain at sea till daylight.

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