Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1878
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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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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review

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Page 318 - Observer' at a salary of 100£ per annum, his duty being 'forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 240 - Departments shall ascertain that it owes the other a balance exceeding five thousand dollars, the indebted administration shall promptly remit the approximate amount of such balance to the credit of the other.
Page 241 - Administration in each country shall be authorized to adopt any additional rules, (if not repugnant to the foregoing,) for the greater security against fraud, or, for the better working of the system generally. All such additional rules, however, must be promptly communicated to the Post Office of the other country.
Page 238 - The service of the Postal money-order system between the two countries, shall be performed exclusively by the agency of Offices of Exchange. On the part of the United States the Office of Exchange shall be New York, and on the part of the United Kingdom London.
Page xxx - ... in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia in the years eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, 'eighteen hundred and sixty, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and before said States respectively engaged in war against the United States; and the provisions Opinion of the Court.
Page xxix - That the sum of three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated to pay the amount due to mail contractors for...
Page xxviii - I think it may be taken as settled by Congress that regular, legitimate, printed periodicals, issued at stated intervals from a known office of publication, shall pass through the mails at less than the cost of their transportation.
Page xxxiii - January, 18(J7, and on the day the first steamship of the line shall depart from the port of San Francisco with the mails for China.
Page 111 - SIR: I have the honor to submit a report of the operations of the Weather Bureau during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1906.

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