Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Page 308 - Magellan, at the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries.
Page lii - That all such articles, when sold or withdrawn for consumption in the United States, shall be subject to the duty, if any. imposed upon such articles by the revenue laws in force at the date of importation, and all penalties prescribed by law shall be applied and enforced against such articles and against the person who may be guilty of any illegal sale or withdrawal.
Page 188 - I cross the boundary of the experimental evidence, and discern in that Matter — which we, in our ignorance of its latent powers, and notwithstanding our professed reverence for its Creator, have hitherto covered with opprobrium, — the promise and potency of all terrestrial life.
Page li - ... shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States...
Page lxi - ... payment of duty, customs fees, or charges, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe...
Page x - Washington, during the time for which they shall hold their respective offices ; three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, together with six other persons, other than members of Congress, two of whom shall be...
Page xlix - For expenses of the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, and the purchase of necessary books and periodicals, $32,000.
Page 193 - All our perception and knowledge of the atom, and even our fancy, is limited to ideas of its powers. What thought remains on which to hang the imagination of an a independent of the acknowledged forces?
Page l - For continuing the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, and from other sources...
Page 99 - How these attractions may be performed I do not here consider. What I call attraction may be performed by impulse, or by some other means unknown to me. I use that word here to signify only in general any force by which bodies tend towards one another whatsoever be the cause.

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