The Executive Departments of the United States at Washington: A Comprehensive View of the Powers, Functions, and Duties of the Heads of Departments, Bureaus, and Divisions at Washington, as Prescribed by Law and Regulations, Together with a Description in Detail of the Organization of Each : Also a Sketch in Detail of Their Practical Operations in the Transaction of Public Affairs and of Business with the People

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W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1879 - Electronic books - 557 pages
 

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Page 473 - Any person who has invented or discovered any new and useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvements thereof, not known or used by others in this country, before his invention or discovery thereof...
Page 474 - The applicant shall make oath that he does verily believe himself to be the original and first inventor or discoverer of the art, machine, manufacture, composition, or improvement for which he solicits a patent ; that he does not know and does not believe that the same was ever before known or used; and shall state of what country he is a citizen.
Page 145 - ... shall be final and conclusive against all persons interested therein, unless the owner, importer, consignee, or agent of such merchandise, or the person paying such fees, charges, and exactions other than duties, shall, within ten days after "but not before...
Page 488 - Education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 94 - The Secretary of the Treasury shall require the associations thus designated to give satisfactory security, by the deposit of United States bonds and otherwise, for the safe-keeping and prompt payment of the public money deposited with them, and for the faithful performance of their duties as financial agents of the Government...
Page 474 - Office a written description of his invention or discovery, and of the manner and process of making, constructing, compounding, and using the same, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art or science to which it appertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make, construct, compound, and use the same...
Page 357 - No public money shall be expended upon any site or land purchased by the United States for the purpose of erecting thereon any armory, arsenal, fort, fortification, navyyard, customhouse, lighthouse or other public building, of any kind whatever, until the written opinion of the...
Page 461 - States, and leave a widow, or if no widow, a child or children, under sixteen years of age, such widow, or, if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, for and during the term of five years...
Page 103 - Treasury shall officially determine, and give public notice thereof that such importation will not tend to the introduction or spread of contagious or infectious diseases among the cattle of the United States...
Page 10 - to nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States whose appointments are not otherwise provided for in the Constitution.

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