Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Volume 39

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Page 443 - What is this power? It is the power to regulate ; that is, to prescribe the rule by which commerce is to be governed. This power, like all others vested in Congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations other than are prescribed in the Constitution.
Page cvi - In the first article of its constitution the objects of the Association are defined as follows: — "by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of the United States, to give a stronger and more general impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific research in our country, and to procure for the labors of scientific men, increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 442 - Union, at a time and place to be agreed upon, to take into consideration the trade of the United States; to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common interest and their permanent harmony...
Page 437 - The advancement of agriculture, commerce, and manufactures by all proper means will not, I trust, need recommendation; but I can not forbear intimating to you the expediency of giving effectual encouragement as well to the introduction of new and useful inventions from abroad as to the exertions of skill and genius in producing them at home...
Page 438 - The genius, character, and habits of the people are highly commercial; their cities have been formed and exist upon commerce ; our agriculture, fisheries, arts, and manufactures, are connected with and depend upon it. In short, commerce has made this country what it is, and it cannot be destroyed or neglected without involving the people in poverty and distress.
Page 462 - That the Association feels that in these recommendations it has the cordial support of intelligent and educated men in all portions of the Union, irrespective of political party or opinion. That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, the Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means.
Page 437 - ... make it necessary for me to animadvert upon that subject. Let us content ourselves with endeavoring to remedy the evil. To do this a national revenue must be obtained ; but the system must be such a one, that, while it secures the object of revenue, it shall not be oppressive to our constituents. Happy it is for us that such a system is within our power ; for I apprehend that both these objects may be obtained from an impost on articles imported into the United States.
Page 219 - Sciences is hereby required, at their next meeting, to take into consideration the methods and expenses of conducting all surveys of a scientific character under the War or Interior Department, and the survey of the Land Office...
Page 439 - We have experienced what we did not then believe, that there exists both profligacy and power enough to exclude us from the field of interchange with other nations : that to be independent for the comforts of life we must fabricate them ourselves. We must now place the manufacturer by the side of the agriculturist.
Page 18 - That the adjectives dorsal and ventral be employed in place of posterior and anterior as commonly used in human anatomy, and in place of upper and lower as sometimes used in comparative anatomy. 2. That the cornua of the spinal cord, and the spinal nerve-roots, be designated as dorsal and ventral — rather than as posterior and anterior.

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