The United States' almanac: or Complete ephemeris, for 1843-45 (Google eBook)

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1844
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Page 225 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose to the General Assembly laws and amendments to the constitution, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls on a referendum vote as hereinafter provided.
Page 142 - One or more pieces of paper, mailed as a letter, and weighing one ounce, shall be charged with quadruple postage ; and at the same rate, should the weight be greater.
Page 148 - One term annually in the county of St. Lawrence, Clinton, or Franklin, at such time and place as the judge may direct. ' New Brunswick 2d Tuesday in March and Sept. ; Burlington 3d Tuesday in May and Novem
Page 238 - That all freemen of the age of twenty-one years, who have been inhabitants of any one county within the state twelve months immediately preceding the day of any election, and shall have paid public taxes, shall be entitled to vote for members of the house of commons, for the county in which he resides.
Page 149 - THE proportion between the rural and town population of a country is an important fact in its interior economy and condition. It determines, in a great degree, its capacity for manufactures, the extent of its commerce, and the amount of its wealth. The growth""! of cities commonly marks the progress of intelligence and the arts, measures the sum of social enjoyment, and always implies increased mental activity, which is sometimes healthy and useful, sometimes distempered and pernicious.
Page 229 - ... and having within two years next before the election paid a county tax, which shall have been assessed at least six months before the election, shall enjoy the right of an elector ; and every free white male citizen of the age of twenty-one years, and under the age of twenty-two years, having resided as aforesaid, shall be entitled to vote without payment of any tax...
Page 285 - ... and is to be added to mean time, because it has passed the zero. Sidereal Time at Mean Noon is the angular distance of the First point of Aries, or the true Vernal Equinox, from the meridian, at the instant of Mean Noon : it is therefore the Right Ascension of the Mean Sun, or the time which ought to be shown by a Sidereal Clock at Greenwich, when the Mean Time.
Page 155 - It involves an important error, resulting from the application of the term " towns," in New England, to those subdivisions of a country, which are generally called " townships" or " parishes ;" and whose whole population in New England, though the greater part is essentially rural, has, by reason of this inconvenient provincialism, been returned by the census as town population. For the want of adequate means of separating the inhabitants of the town or village, from those of the township, (which,...
Page 243 - State, and for one year next preceding any election shall have been seized and possessed of a freehold estate of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars, over and above all debts and incumbrances charged thereon, and shall have been actually rated and paid a tax thereon, shall be entitled to vote at such election.
Page 143 - Speaker and Clerk of the House of Representatives; President and Secretary of the Senate ; and any individual who shall have been, or may hereafter be, President of the United States ; and each may receive newspapers by post, free of postage. Each member of the Senate, and each member and delegate of the House of Representatives, may send and receive, free of postage, newspapers, letters, and packets, weighing not more than two ounces, (in case of excess of weight...

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