Historical Sketch of the United States Naval Academy (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1876 - Centennial Exhibition - 348 pages
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Page 20 - That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby requested, in the name of the State of Ohio, to call for a change of National Policy on the subject of the
Page 208 - None other than a gentleman, as well as a seaman both in theory and practice, is qualified to support the character of a commission officer in the navy; nor is any man fit to command a ship of war who is not also capable of communicating his ideas on paper, in language that becomes his rank.
Page 22 - ... its purposes. The establishment of a naval academy, furnishing the means of theoretic instruction to the youths who devote their lives to the service of their country upon the ocean, still solicits the sanction of the Legislature.
Page 22 - ... the higher mathematics, and astronomy ; the literature which can place our officers on a level of polished education with the officers of other maritime nations ; the knowledge of the laws, municipal and national, which, in their intercourse with foreign states, and their governments, are continually called into operation ; and, above all, that...
Page 20 - Barbary, save the first, and with one of the principal maritime powers of Europe. At a period of further advancement, but with little accession of strength, it not only sustained with honor the most unequal of conflicts, but covered itself and our country with unfading glory.
Page 52 - President expects such supervision and arrangement as shall make of them an exemplary body of which the country may be proud. " To this end you have all the powers for discipline conferred by the laws of the United States...
Page 37 - That the number of professors of mathematics in th£ Navy shall not exceed twelve ; that they shall be appointed and commissioned by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall perform such duties as may be assigned them by order of the Secretary of the Navy, at the naval school, the Observatory, and on board ships of war, in instructing the midshipmen of the Navy or otherwise...
Page 117 - ... shall remain the property of the United States when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer, the same shall be and continue exempt and exonerated from all state, county and municipal taxation, assessment or other charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this state.
Page 116 - That all civil process issued from the courts of this state, and such criminal process as may issue under the authority of this state, against any person charged with crime...
Page 140 - ... in writing, each member and delegate of any vacancy that may exist in his district; and if said member or delegate neglects to recommend a candidate by the first of July in that year, then it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Navy to fill the vacancy. Midshipmen deficient at any examination shall not be continued at the academy, or in the service, unless upon recommendation of the academic board...

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