Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Сторінка 105 - Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. The millions that around us are rushing into life cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests.
Сторінка xlv - ... shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States; and...
Сторінка xlvii - That all such articles when sold or withdrawn for consumption or use in the United States shall be subject to the duty, if any, imposed upon such articles by the revenue laws in force at the date of...
Сторінка 101 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Сторінка 47 - 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.
Сторінка x - Institution, to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives...
Сторінка 24 - I can not describe to you the extreme beauty of their aerial evolutions, when a hawk chanced to press upon the rear of. a flock. At once, like a torrent, and with a noise like thunder, they rushed into a compact mass, pressing upon each other toward the center.
Сторінка 623 - That for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress at the said city of Washington, and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them...
Сторінка 83 - Institution, from a very early date, to enrich the annual report required of them by law with memoirs illustrating the more remarkable and important developments in physical and biological discovery...
Сторінка 477 - ... animals are painted by nature darkest on those parts which tend to be most lighted by the sky's light,

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