The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge

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Էջ 124 - An act to provide for the armed occupation and settlement of the unsettled part of the peninsula of East Florida
Էջ 126 - Any person doing wilful injury to the canal, shall be fined not less than $5, nor more than $50, to be recovered with costs before any justice of the peace of the District of Columbia, and be subject also to a suit for damages. No person not employed in navigating the canal, or in the service of the company, shall walk, or drive upon their aqueduct over the Potomac, under a fine of not less than $1, nor more than $5.
Էջ 3 - " the 2592d year since the era of Nabonassar, which has been assigned to Wednesday, the 26th of February of the 3967th year of the Julian Period...
Էջ 241 - ... and the interest thereof shall be inviolably appropriated to the support and encouragement of common schools throughout the State, and for the equal benefit of all the people thereof; and no law shall be made authorizing said fund, or any part thereof, to be diverted to any other use than the support and encouragement of common schools...
Էջ 103 - Every Printed Pamphlet or Magazine which contains more than twenty-four pages, on a royal sheet, or any sheet of less dimensions, shall be charged by the sheet ; and small pamphlets, printed on a half or quarter sheet, of royal or less size, shall be charged with half the amount of postage charged on a full sheet.
Էջ 7 - The unit of altitude at any place is the height at that place of that tide which arrives about a day and a half after the time of New or Full Moon...
Էջ 271 - England was carried into effect January 1, 1800, and the Parliament which sat the same month, and which included the members from Ireland, is styled the first Imperial Parliament.
Էջ 104 - Privilege of Franking. Letters and packets to and from the following officers of the government, are by law received and conveyed by post, free of postage. The President and Vice-President of the United States ; Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, and Navy...
Էջ 160 - By students in the above table, with an exception of a few of the Colleges in the Southern and Western States, is meant undergraduates , or members of the four collegiate classes ; not including such as are pursuing professional education, or such as are members of a preparatory department.
Էջ 103 - A Letter composed of two pieces of paper, is charged with double these rates ; of three pieces, with triple ; and of four pieces, with quadruple. " One or more pieces of paper, mailed as a letter, and weighing one ounce, shall be charged with quadruple postage ; and at the same rate, should the weight be greater.

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