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Page 141 - The committee of the States, or any nine of them, shall be authorized to execute, in the recess of Congress, such of the powers of Congress as the United States in Congress assembled, by the consent of nine States, shall, from time to time, think expedient to vest them with ; provided that no power be delegated to the said committee; for the exercise of which, by the Articles of Confederation, the voice of nine States in the Congress of the United States assembled is requisite.
Page 5 - Eegents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to permit said association to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum at their discretion, upon such conditions and under such rules as they shall prescribe.
Page 87 - I have to tell you, as a fact of personal experience, that in all my poor Historical investigations it has been, and always is, one of the most primary wants to procure a bodily likeness of the personage inquired after ; a good Portrait if such exists ; failing that, even an indifferent if sincere one. In short, any representation, made by a faithful human creature, of that Face and Figure, which he saw with his eyes, and which I can never see with mine, is now valuable to me, and much better than...
Page 243 - States shall designate one of the members of the board to serve for a term of two years, one for three years, one for four years, one for five years, and one for six years...
Page 24 - The Justin Winsor prize (which until 1906 was offered annually) has been awarded to the following: 1896. Herman V. Ames, "The proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Page 87 - Often I have found a portrait superior in real instruction to half a dozen written ' biographies,' as biographies are written ;—or rather, let me say, I have found that the portrait was as a small lighted candle by which the biographies could for the first time be read, and some human interpretation be made of them...
Page 257 - Dr. Thomas M. Owen, Director of the Department of Archives and History of the State of Alabama...
Page 178 - You are carefully to avoid every act which would needlessly tend to provoke aggression, and for that reason you are not, without necessity, to take up any position which could be construed into the assumption of a hostile attitude...