The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year ..., Volume 29

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Gray and Bowen, 1857 - Almanacs, American
 

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Page 143 - State shall be subject to the disposal of the legislature thereof, for the purposes aforesaid and no other; and the said railroad and branches shall be and remain a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States.
Page 323 - No law shall authorize any debt to be contracted, on behalf of the State, except in the following cases: To meet casual deficits in the revenue ; to pay the interest on the State Debt; to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or if hostilities be threatened, provide for the public defense.
Page 314 - ... shall be appointed for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years.
Page 118 - Court is held twice every year, for each State within the Circuit, by a Justice of the Supreme Court, assigned to the Circuit, and by the District Judge of the State or District in which the Court sits.
Page 261 - Supreme and Circuit Courts. The Supreme Court has general jurisdiction in law and equity, and power to review judgments of the County Courts, and of the old Courts of Common Pleas. For the election of the justices, the State is divided into eight judicial districts, each of which elects four to serve eight years, with an annual salary of $ 2,500.
Page 145 - An act in addition to an act more effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other purposes...
Page 260 - ... major part of them, and the judges of the court of appeals, or the major part of them.
Page 336 - Court consists of a chief justice and two associate justices. It has appellate jurisdiction where the matter in dispute exceeds $ 200, and where the legality of certain acts is questioned, and in certain criminal cases. The justices are elected by the people for six years, and are so classified that one goes out of office every two years. The senior judge in office is the chief justice.
Page 137 - An Act more effectually to enforce the attendance of witnesses on the summons of either house of Congress, and to compel them to discover testimony.
Page 7 - Moon, when the Sun and Moon, at the moment of conjunction or opposition, are at their mean distance from the Earth, and in the plane of the celestial equator. This...

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