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Էջ 294 - An act to encourage the importation of pig and bar iron from His Majesty's colonies in America; and to prevent the erection of any mill or other engine for slitting or rolling of iron; or any plating forge to work with a tilt hammer, or any furnace for making steel, in any of the said colonies, 1749.
Էջ 541 - YIELDING AND PAYING yearly to us, our heirs and successors, ' for the same, two elks and two black beavers, whensoever and as often as we, our heirs and successors, shall happen to enter into the said countries, territories and regions hereby granted...
Էջ 164 - Commissioners appointed to inquire into the nature and extent of the several bogs in Ireland, and the practicability of draining and cultivating them : ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28th April, 1814, p.
Էջ 415 - Documents Relating to the Manufacture of Iron in Pennsylvania. Published on behalf of the Convention of Iron Masters which met in Philadelphia the aOth December, 1849.
Էջ 484 - The geological constitution of the Prairies is exceedingly diversified. Along the eastern border, especially towards the north, there is an abundance of limestone, interspersed with sandstone, slate, and many extensive beds of bituminous coal. The coal is particularly abundant in some of the regions bordering the Neosho river; where there are also said to be a few singular bituminous or 'tar springs,' as they are sometimes called by the hunters. There are also many other mineral, and particularly...
Էջ 94 - Two days were occupied in the trial, so that the red and the white ash coals might be used in alternate rooms. Fires were made at 9 AM, and continued until 12 PM Two thermometers (one in each room) were suspended at the greatest distance from the grates, and the temperature was carefully registered every hour. The result was as follows : — " Thirty-one pounds each day of the Schuylkill...
Էջ 542 - ... injuries to be done unto the said Governor and Company, or their successors, by any servant by them to be employed in the said voyages and plantations, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Governor and Company, and their respective President, Chief Agent or Governor in the parts aforesaid, to examine upon oath all factors, masters, pursers, supercargoes, commanders of castles, forts, fortifications, plantations or colonies, or other persons, touching or concerning any matter or thing...
Էջ 451 - I. In the first place, the general outline of the surface over this field, corresponds with, that of a regular coalfield, or basin. It is generally nearly level, save some gentle swells and a few outliers of rock, the remnants of former more extensive masses. On its margin the older and more crystalline rocks rise higher, though not very much so ; for there is reason to think that both the margin and the surface...
Էջ 550 - Sound, hit. 52° 10' north, coal has been found " of excellent quality, running in extensive fields, and even in dumpy mounds; and most easily worked, all along that part of the country ."• Vancouver's Island. — According to the narrative of Captain Wilkes, United States Navy, coal of good quality is found here, and specimens were collected by the exploring expedition. He remarks, that the Hudson's Bay Company had made trial of it ; but owing to its being taken from near the surface, its quality...