The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year ..., Volume 28

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Gray and Bowen, 1856 - Almanacs, American
 

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Page 133 - 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 249 - ... major part of them, and the judges of the court of appeals, or the major part of them.
Page 175 - ... from one city, town, or other place, to any other city, town, or place, in the United States, between and from...
Page 183 - The Congress of the United States consists of a Senate and House of Representatives, and must assemble, at least, once every year, on the 1st Monday of December, unless it is otherwise provided by law.
Page 250 - 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 314 - 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 198 - Methodists ; thus () Catholics. "With respect to the Colleges which are unmarked, the prevailing religious influence of those that are in the New England States, is Congregationalism ; of the most of the others, Presbyterianism...
Page 174 - Books, hound or unhound, not weighing over four pounds, shall he deemed mailahle matter, and shall pay, For all distances under 3,000 miles, per ounce, ... 1 cent. For all distances over 3,000 miles 2 " Fifty per cent. shall he added in all cases when not prepaid.
Page 206 - But the Treasurer of the Mint is not obliged to receive, for the purpose of refining and coining, any deposit of less value than one hundred dollars, nor any bullion so base as to be unsuitable for minting. And there must be retained from every deposit of bullion below the standard, such sum as shall be equivalent to the expense incurred in refining, toughening, and alloying the same ; an accurate account of which expense, on every deposit, is kept, and...

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