Report of the Secretary of Agriculture ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1862 - Agriculture
 

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Page 201 - Are brought ; and feel by turns the bitter change Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce ; From beds of raging fire, to starve in ice...
Page 5 - Agriculture, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 79 - I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the Lord.
Page 6 - Nevertheless, he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Page 117 - This explanation is simple justice to western cultivators, whose knowledge of the culture seems impugned in the transactions of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry...
Page 286 - After breakfast, accompanied by Col° Wadsworth, Mr. [Oliver] Ellsworth and Col° Jesse Root, I viewed the Woolen Manufactory at this place, which seems to be going on with spirit. Their Broadcloths are not of the first quality, as yet, but they are good ; as are their Coatings, Cassimeres, Serges and Everlastings; of the first, that is, broad-cloth, I ordered a suit to be sent to me at New York — and of the latter a whole piece, to make breeches for my servants. All the parts of this business...
Page 457 - Then the door was shut. I heard no more. They had but flung this great agony in upon me, and left me alone with it again.
Page 446 - a special mineralization producing a bituminous matter instead of coal or lignite. This operation is not attributable to heat, nor of the nature of a distillation, but is due to chemical reactions at the ordinary temperature, and under the normal conditions of climate.
Page 285 - Manufacture, and I myself have seen Serge made upon Long Island that any man may wear. Now, if they begin to make Serge, they will, in time, make coarse Cloth, and then fine ; we have as good fullers...
Page 29 - Nobody, however, who has paid any attention to the peculiar features of our present era, will doubt for a moment that we are living at a period of most wonderful transition, which tends rapidly to accomplish that great end, to which, indeed, all history points — the realization of the unity of mankind.

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