Niles' Weekly Register, Volume 48

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Containing political, historical, geographical, scientifical, statistical, economical, and biographical documents, essays and facts: together with notices of the arts and manu factures, and a record of the events of the times.
 

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Page 334 - State for the use of a University ; and the funds accruing from the rents or sale of such lands, or from any other source, for the purpose aforesaid, shall be and remain a permanent fund, the interest of which shall be applied to the support of said university...
Page 243 - I content myself, on this occasion, with saying, that I consider myself the honored instrument selected by the friends of the present administration, to carry out its principles and policy ; and that, as well from inclination as from duty, I shall, if honored with the choice of the American people, endeavor generally to follow in the footsteps of President Jackson ; happy if I shall be able to perfect the work which he has so gloriously begun.
Page 81 - I recommend to your consideration whether it may not be in your power, after providing for the exigencies of the public service, and consistently with the steadfast maintenance of the public credit, to devise a method for mitigating the pressure of those local charges which bear heavily on the owners and occupiers of land, and for distributing the burden of them more equally over other descriptions of property.
Page 3 - An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine...
Page 24 - The cause of imprisonment is shown as fully by the petitioner as it could appear on the return of the writ ; consequently the writ ought not to be awarded if the court is satisfied that the prisoner would be remanded to prison.
Page 334 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the state of New York ; and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of according to the best of my ability.
Page 81 - The information received from the Governors of my Colonies, together with the acts passed in execution of the law for the Abolition of Slavery, will be communicated to you. It is with much satisfaction that I have observed the general concurrence of the Colonial Legislatures in giving effect to this important measure; and notwithstanding the difficulties with which the subject is necessarily attended, 1 have seen no reason to abate my earnest hopes of a favourable issue.
Page 198 - or casing, fitted (in a series of small portions) to the shaft, and extending from below the above bed of coal to within 26 yards ef the surface. The sinking now proceeded with spirit — still, no valuable bed of coal was reached, although the shaft had passed considerably above 600 feet into the coal measures, and much deeper than had hitherto been found requisite for reaching some of the known seams. It became evident that the miners were in unknown ground. A new " feeder of water " was encountered...
Page 46 - That the general direction of the business of the said branches of the Mint of the United States shall be under the control and regulation of the Director of the Mint at Philadelphia, subject to the approbation of the Secretary of the Treasury; and for that purpose, it shall be the duty of the said Director to prescribe such regulations, and require such returns, periodically, and occasionally...
Page 243 - I am not aware that there is any point of interest in the general policy of the Federal Government, in respect to which, my opinions have not been made known by my official acts — by my own public avowals, and by the authorized explanations of my friends. If there be any such, however, you may rest assured of my ready disposition to comply, on all suitable occasions, with the wishes of my...

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