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" Observatories, though not expensive, cannot prosper in our country until we can obtain rest from the pursuit of mercantile affairs, or their charge is undertaken by the Government. The duties are confining; if properly executed, arduous: and but few are... "
The National Almanac and Annual Record for ... - Page 40
edited by - 1864
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Sky and Ocean Joined: The US Naval Observatory 1830-2000

Steven J. Dick, Steven J.. Dick - Science - 2003 - 609 pages
...expensive, cannot prosper in our country until we can obtain rest from the pursuit of mercantile affairs, or their charge is undertaken by the Government. The...absolutely essential to the depot: without it, the duties cannot be performed." Aside from this clear statement, and a few paragraphs on the utility of...
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The United Service Magazine, Part 2

Military art and science - 1842
...expensive, cannot prosper in our country until we can obtain rest from the pursuit of mercantile affairs, or their charge is undertaken by the Government. The...absolutely essential to the depot ; without it the duties cannot be performed. The present tenement was erected at private expense, of slight materials,...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volume 189

Electronic journals - 1920
...expensive, cannot prosper in our country until we can obtain rest from the pursuit of mercantile affairs, or their charge is undertaken by the Government. The...one year, than under any other direction in two." " The subject of Magnetism is scarcely less important to the Navy than astronomy. Without a knowledge...
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