House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 2

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Page 762 - Let the end be legitimate, let it be within the scope of the Constitution, and all means which are appropriate, which are plainly adapted to that end, which are not prohibited, but consistent with the letter and spirit of the Constitution, are constitutional.
Page 169 - That from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and of each year thereafter, the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause all unexpended balances of appropriations which shall have remained upon the books of the Treasury for two fiscal years to be carried to the surplus fund and covered into the Treasury...
Page 205 - June 30, 1876, and for other purposes," directs that " no money shall hereafter be paid to any railroad company for the transportation of any property or troops of the United States over any railroad which, in whole or in part, was constructed by the aid of a grant of public land on the condition that such railroad should be a public highway for the use of the Government of the United States, free from toll or other charge...
Page xxxi - And no money appropriated by this act shall be paid for recruiting the Army beyond the number of twenty-five thousand enlisted men, including Indian scouts...
Page 205 - That no part of the money appropriated by this act shall be paid to any railroad company for the transportation of any property. or troops of the United States over any railroad which, in whole or in part, was constructed by the aid of a grant of public land, on the condition that such railroad should be a public highway for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge...
Page 205 - States. But nothing herein contained shall be construed as preventing any such railroad from bringing a suit in the Court of Claims for the charges for such transportation, and recovering for the same if found entitled thereto by virtue of the laws in force prior to the passage of this act...
Page 762 - Commerce, undoubtedly, is traffic, but it is something more, — it is intercourse. It describes the commercial intercourse between nations, and parts of nations, in all its branches, and is regulated by prescribing rules for carrying on that intercourse.
Page 46 - I have now the pleasure to inclose, for your information, a copy of a letter from the Secretary of War, of the 31st ultimo, wherein he announces that the proposed terms or conditions upon which such passage may be made are acceptable to the General of the Army and to...
Page 39 - Iowa, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads from Burlington, on the Mississippi River, to a point on the Missouri River near the mouth of the Platte River...
Page xxxi - ... by the number of copies of the various finished charts called for now, from five to six thousand copies a year, and by the constant demand for charts not yet completed. It has been stated that a single survey made last year, viz, the survey of the mouth of the Detroit. River, will save from $50,000 to $100,000 to commerce this year. The labors of the party engaged on the geological exploration of the fortieth parallel have been mainly directed during the last year to the preparation of the report...

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