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Página 125 - There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for war.
Página 114 - ... office), by the collection of statistics and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants; to test, by cultivation, the value of such of them as may require such tests ; to propagate such as may be worthy of propagation, and to distribute them among agriculturists.
Página 53 - An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, and for other purposes...
Página 116 - ... abroad, from whom seeds, plants, and helpful information were obtained. In the first act of appropriation passed after the establishment of the department (Act of February 25, 1863; 12 Stat. L., 682, 691), provision was made for the culture of cotton and tobacco and for continuing the investigation to test the practicability of cultivating and preparing flax and hemp as substitutes for cotton.
Página 125 - At all the watery margins they have been present. Not only on the deep sea, the broad bay, and the rapid river, but also up the narrow, muddy bayou, and wherever the ground was a little damp, they have been and made their tracks.
Página 131 - ... for the Lake harbors, as much as for those of the Atlantic coast. I have long been of the opinion, therefore, that to impress the minds of the people of all portions of the Union with a realizing sense of the facts as they are in relation to these inland seas, and their already vast and increasing commerce, would be all that is required to secure such appropriations as the state of the National Treasury will from time to time permit, for the improvement of the Lake harbors.
Página 27 - America, to the two post offices, to settle the matters of detail, which are to be arranged by mutual consent, for insuring the execution of the stipulations contained in the said convention, the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose by their respective offices, have agreed upon the following articles : ARTICLE I. There shall be established, on the part of the United States, a new office of exchange at...
Página 147 - ... exhibitors. As an alternative, each nation had a certain number of jurors allotted to it, in proportion to the space which it occupied in the building, and several countries accepted this alternative. Her Majesty's commissioners, without fixing any arbitrary proportion between foreign and English jurors, appointed as many of the latter to each jury as the experience of past exhibitions showed to be necessary for its efficiency. " The juries were 65 in number, grouped so as to form 36 classes,...
Página 131 - Atlantic harbors, arises from the want of an acquaintance with the lakes and the commerce upon them, and an inability to believe the facts in relation to that commerce when truly stated. It is not easy for one familiar with the lakes and the lake commerce to realize the degree of incredulity as to the magnitude and importance of...
Página 203 - It has, however, been long introduced, and the staple of one of the varieties now cultivated, — but whence obtained cannot be easily ascertained — is of a very superior quality. It thrives luxuriantly on the light as well as the stiff soils, and equally well on the hills, as in the valley. The chief obstacles to the cultivation are, the price of labor, and the sudden vicissitudes...

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