Texas Almanac & State Industrial Guide (Google eBook)

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A. H. Belo & Company, 1857 - Almanacs, American
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Page 32 - The homestead of a family not to exceed two hundred acres of land, (not included in a town or city) or any town or city lot or lots, in value not to exceed two thousand dollars, shall not be subject to forced sale...
Page 87 - They are chosen by the legislatures of the several states, for the term of six years, one third of them being elected biennially. The Vice-President of the United States is the President of the Senate, in which body he has only a casting vote, which is given in case of an equal division of the votes of the Senators.
Page 96 - Every letter or parcel not exceeding half an ounce (avoirdupois) in weight is a single letter, and every additional weight of half an ounce or of less than half an ounce is charged with an additional single postage.
Page 100 - South Carolina, the Governor is voted for by the people ; and if no one has a majority of all the votes, in the States in which such a majority is required, the Legislature elects to the office of Governor one of the candidates voted for by the people. * And fees.
Page 87 - Monday of December, unless it is otherwise provided by law. The Senate is composed of two members from each State ; and of course, the regular number is now 52.
Page 81 - COME, gentle SPRING, ethereal Mildness, come, And from the bosom of yon dropping cloud, While music wakes around, veiled in a shower Of shadowing roses, on our plains descend.
Page 87 - ... President of the Senate, in which body he has only a casting vote, which is given in case of an equal division of the votes of the Senators. In his absence, a President pro tempore is chosen from among the Senators by the Senate.
Page 97 - The publishers of newspapers and periodicals may send to each other from their respective offices of publication, free, of postage, one copy of each publication ; and may also send to each actual subscriber, enclosed in their publications, bills and receipts for the same, free of postage.
Page 122 - He kept his ground for a moment, till his lieutenant and men were by his side, and the warriors had begun to recoil under their desperate onset. He then called to his lieutenant to extract the arrow, after he had tried in vain to do it himself. The officer made two unsuccessful attempts, and failed. "Try again," said Houston the sword with which he was still keeping command raised over his head "and, if you fail this time, I will smite you to the earth.
Page 87 - States, by adding to the whole number of free persons in all the states, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other persons...

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