Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1850
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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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A Memoir

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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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 43 - ... colony, district, or people, to cruise or commit hostilities against the subjects, citizens, or property of any foreign prince or state, or any colony, district, or people, with whom the United States are at peace...
Seite 43 - ... and confidence and kind feeling preserved. With a view of maintaining the harmony and tranquillity so dear to all, we should abstain from the introduction of those exciting topics of a sectional character which have hitherto produced painful apprehensions in the public mind ; and I repeat the solemn warning of the first and most illustrious of my predecessors against furnishing " any ground for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations.
Seite 43 - Should such a work be constructed under the common protection of all nations for equal benefits to all, it would be neither just nor expedient that any great maritime state should command the communication. The territory through which the canal may be opened ought to be freed from the claims of any foreign power. No such power should occupy a position that would enable it hereafter to exercise so controlling an influence over the commerce of the world, or to obstruct a highway which ought to be dedicated...
Seite 86 - In Testimony whereof I Chester A. Arthur President of the United States of America have caused these letters to be made Patent and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Seite 43 - ... as will exhibit a full view of the pursuits, industry, education, and resources of the country...
Seite 43 - The first section of the constitution ordains that " all legislative powers therein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Seite 43 - Donelson, our representative at Frankfort, remained there several months in the expectation that a union of the German States under one constitution or form of government might at length be organized. It is believed by those well acquainted with the existing relations between Prussia and the States of Germany that no such union can be permanently established without her cooperation. In the event of the formation of such a union and the organization of a central power in Germany of which she should...
Seite 43 - ... and those of Oregon, afford to commerce, especially with the islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans, and the populous regions of Eastern Asia, make it certain that there will arise in a few years large and prosperous communities on our western coast. It therefore becomes important that a line of communication, the best and most expeditious which the nature of the country will admit, should be opened within the territory of the United States, from the navigable waters of the Atlantic on the...
Seite 19 - An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant preemption rights...
Seite 74 - The undersigned has the honor to repeat to the honorable Secretary of State the assurances of his most distinguished consideration. LUIS DE LA ROSA.

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