the insudtrial resources, etc., of hte southern and western states:embracing a view of their commerce, agriculture, manufactures, internal improvements, slave and free labor, slavery institutions, products, etc., of the south.

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Էջ 18 - It being understood that this passage is to be by navigating the Gulf of California and the river Colorado, and not by land, without the express consent...
Էջ 161 - The exposure to this increased and arduous labor, since the passage of the act of 1850, has already had, to a most observable and injurious extent, the effect of preventing the enlistment of the best seamen in the navy. The plan now suggested is designed to promote a condition of service in which this objection will no longer exist. The details of this plan may be established in great part, if not altogether, by the executive, under the authority of existing laws ; but I have thought it proper, in...
Էջ 211 - VOL. xiv. 2 acre each, with convenient streets, and public lots, which shall be, and the same is hereby established a town by the name of Louisville.
Էջ 30 - Jonathan what are the inevitable consequences of being too fond of glory ; — taxes upon every article which enters into the mouth, or covers the back, or is placed under the foot — taxes upon everything which it is pleasant to see, hear, feel, smell, or taste— taxes upon warmth, light, and locomotion — taxes on everything on earth, and the waters under the earth...
Էջ 382 - Texas, and the residue of said lands, after discharging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct ; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the government of the United States.
Էջ 18 - If, by the examinations which may be made, it should be ascertained to be practicable and advantageous to construct a road, canal, or railway, which should in whole or in part run upon the river Gila, or upon its right or its left bank, within the space of one marine league from either margin of the river, the Governments of both republics will form an agreement regarding its construction, in order that it may serve equally for the use and advantage of both countries.
Էջ 366 - Buddhism in China is decried by the learned, laughed at by the profligate, yet followed by all." Buddhism is doubtless as good a religion as any other in China. All creeds there are characterised by the grossest superstitions and ridiculous ceremonies. Mr. Malcolm, the missionary, gives a very favorable account of Buddhism in China. "It has no mythology," says he, "of obscene and ferocious...
Էջ 359 - Most of the foreign merchants of all nations signed a pledge, '' not to deal in opium, nor to attempt to introduce it into the Chinese empire ;" and the captains of most vessels signed a bond, demanded by Lin, not to bring in any more opium. Both the pledge and bond, however, were almost, immediately violated, and the trade clandestinely renewed. To stop the sale and use among the people Lin resorted to the most violent measures.
Էջ 157 - He is instructed, however, at the same time to give that government the amplest assurances that the objects of the United States are such, and such only, as I have indicated, and that the expedition is friendly and peaceful. Notwithstanding the jealousy with which the governments of Eastern Asia regard all overtures from foreigners, I am not without hopes of a beneficial result of the expedition. Should it be crowned with success, the advantages will not be confined to the United States, but, as...
Էջ 27 - Of all the contrivances for cheating mankind, none has been more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money. This is the most effectual of inventions to fertilize the rich man's field with the sweat of the poor man's brow.

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