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Page 102 - I bequeath the whole of my property 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.
Page 35 - If any man attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot...
Page 88 - The Secretary of the Interior is charged with the supervision of public business relating to * * * the Indians.
Page 113 - My country — may she always be right; but my country, right or wrong!
Page 44 - Blessings be with them — and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares, The Poets, who on earth have made us Heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! Oh ! might my name be numbered among theirs, Then gladly would I end my mortal days.
Page 88 - Office are sent to his office for consideration. Oral arguments are heard by him in the more important cases, or by brief; and decisions are prepared under his supervision for the signature of the Secretary or First Assistant Secretary, as the case may be. The Assistant Attorney-General is aided in this and his other work by a number of assistant attorneys.
Page 102 - Institution, the income from a part of which was to be devoted to "the increase and diffusion of more exact knowledge in regard to the nature and properties of atmospheric air in connection with the welfare of man.
Page 112 - Troy, and who was admitted to the bar in 1811, and in 1816 became the first recorder of the new city. He was subsequently United States senator, then governor of New York for three consecutive terms, secretary of war under President Polk, and secretary of state under President Pierce. The life and character of William A. Beach, quoted from the masterly centennial address of Hon.
Page 42 - This collection is very rich in history, political science, jurisprudence, and in books, pamphlets, and periodicals of American publication, or relating in any way to America. At the same time the library is a universal one in its range, no department of literature or science being unrepresented. The public are privileged to use the books in the library, while members of Congress and about thirty official members of the Government only can take away books.