The Political Register and Congressional Directory: A Statistical Record of the Federal Officials, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, of the United States of America, 1776-1878 (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Osgood, 1878 - Cabinet officers - 716 pages
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Page 235 - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems, and methods of teaching, as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 234 - INTERIOR. The Secretary of the Interior is charged with the supervision of public business relating to...
Page 229 - His decisions are final, unless an appeal be taken in twelve months to the First Comptroller. He superintends the collection of all debts due the Postoffice Department, and all penalties and forfeitures imposed on postmasters and...
Page 222 - States, and countersigns and affixes such seal to all executive proclamations, to various commissions, and to warrants for the extradition of fugitives from justice. He is regarded as the first in rank among the members of the Cabinet. He is also the custodian of the treaties made with foreign States, and of the laws of the United States.
Page 218 - Buren the vote of Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Michigan.
Page 222 - The Secretary of State is charged, under the direction of the President, with the duties appertaining to correspondence with the public ministers and the consuls of the United States, and with the representatives of foreign powers accredited to the United States; and to negotiations of whatever character relating to the foreign affairs of the United States.
Page 237 - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. ATTORNEY GENERAL. The Attorney General is the 'head of the Department of Justice and the chief law officer of the Government. He represents the United States in matters involving legal questions; he gives his advice and opinion, when they are required by the President or by the heads of the other executive departments, on questions of law arising in the administration of their respective departments; he...
Page 238 - States in cases of especial gravity and importance; he exercises a general superintendence and direction over United States attorneys and marshals in all judicial districts in the States and Territories; and he provides special counsel for the United States whenever required by any department of the Government.
Page 232 - The Surgeon-General, under the immediate direction of the Secretary of War, is charged with the administrative duties of the Medical Department; the designation of the stations of medical officers, and the issuing of all orders and instructions relating to their professional duties.
Page 224 - ... provided, all warrants for moneys to be issued from the treasury, in pursuance of appropriations by law...

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