Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1839

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With this being an election year, I'm drawn more than usual to history and events that shaped our nation. Having read this, I'm interested to read other farewell addresses. Read full review

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review

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Էջ 2 - When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof...
Էջ 25 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Էջ 2 - A motion to strike out and insert, shall be deemed indivisible; but a motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither amendment, nor a motion to strike out and insert.
Էջ 25 - Agent in six months to be forwarded to the War Department, shall be entitled to a quarter section of Land, to be located under the direction of the President, and with his consent the same may be sold and the proceeds applied to some beneficial purpose for the benefit of said orphans.
Էջ 25 - Government funds,. or elsewhere, standing in the name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, or...
Էջ 25 - Congress may hereafter direct, to the purpose of founding and endowing at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge among Men, to which application of the said moneys and other funds the faith of the United States is hereby pledged.
Էջ 17 - ... the mere sailing under an enemy's license, without regard to the object of the voyage, or the port of destination, constituted, of itself, an act of illegality which subjected the property to confiscation.
Էջ 17 - For the purpose of showing the great uniformity which has prevailed, and how ready Congress has always been to respect the motives of individuals charged with violations of the law, the committee submit the annexed schedule of laws passed on this subject. (See Appendix C.) These cases establish the principle that, when it was apparent that a forfeiture had been incurred without " wilful negligence or intention of fraud," it ought to be remitted or refunded.
Էջ 2 - Any member may call for the division of a question, which shall be divided if it comprehend propositions in substance so distinct, that, one being taken away, a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the House.
Էջ 25 - I have the honor to remain, with great respect, your obedient servant, RICHARD RUSH.

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