Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1863 - Agriculture
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Page 45 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!
Page 518 - But another use of such knowledge to handicraftsmen is equally obvious : it gives every man a chance, according to his natural talents, of becoming an improver of the art he works at, and even a discoverer in the sciences connected with it. He is daily handling the tools and materials with which new experiments are to be made : and daily witnessing the operations of nature, whether in the motions and pressures of bodies, or in their chemical actions on each other. All opportunities of making experiments...
Page 86 - July, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be free ; and that all slaves within the said State who shall, at the time aforesaid, be under the age of ten years, shall be free when they arrive at the age of twenty-one years ; and all slaves over ten and under twentyone years shall be free when they arrive at the age of twentyfive years ; and no slave shall be permitted to come into the State for permanent residence therein :
Page 573 - Dr. Harris says, that these insects "are effectually destroyed by kilndrying the wheat; and grain that is kept cool, well ventilated, and frequently moved, is said to be free from their attack;" also," by winnowing and sifting rice in the spring, the beetles can be separated, and should be immediately gathered and destroyed.
Page 12 - ... office), by the collection of statistics and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants; to test, by cultivation, the value of such of them as may require such tests ; to propagate such as may be worthy of propagation, and to distribute them among agriculturists.
Page 339 - Your voiceless lips, O flowers ! are living preachers, Each cup a pulpit, and each leaf a book, Supplying to my fancy numerous teachers From loneliest nook. Floral apostles ! that in dewy splendor, " Weep without woe, and blush without a crime...
Page 224 - We have either personally visited and examined most of the localities and flocks (mentioned by him), seen or obtained animals or specimens of the wool, comparing them with what we saw abroad and the best specimens of wool to be obtained from abroad, or the best imported ones, and are well satisfied and thoroughly convinced that we have succeeded, and can continue to succeed, in raising this valuable wool-bearing animal, with its precious fleece, almost anywhere throughout our country where sheep...
Page 223 - Brazil. p. 42. 28 is also a second, or other variety of Angora or shawl wool goat, besides those generally described. This goat has an unchanging outer cover of long coarse hair, between the roots of which comes in winter an undercoat of downy wool that is naturally thrown off in spring or is carefully combed out for use. A remarkably fine species of this breed exists throughout the area to which the white-haired goat is limited.
Page 326 - It is the best way to foul the room and all that is in it. Don't imagine that if you, who are in charge, don't look to all these things yourself, those under you will be more careful than you are. It appears as if the part of a mistress now is to complain of her servants, and to accept their excuses not to show them how there need be neither complaints made nor excuses. But again, to look to all these things yourself does not mean to do them yourself. " I always open the windows," the head in...
Page 467 - ... arc of the terrestrial sphere which presents the greatest continuity of land. In the first place, Scandinavian genera, and even species, reappear everywhere from Lapland and Iceland to the tops of the Tasmanian alps, in rapidly diminishing numbers it is true, but in vigorous development throughout. They abound on the Alps and Pyrenees, pass on to the Caucasus and Himalaya, thence...

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