House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 14

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Page 311 - I stood, as it were, transfixed, riveted to the place, struck with amazement and wonder at the sight, and for a few minutes was unable to use the hammer. Thousands of persons might here find ample room to work on this extensive field without interfering with one another.
Page 172 - Gentlewomen married did wear close upper bodies [boddice?] after the German manner, with large whalebone sleeves, after the French manner, — short cloaks like the Germans, French hoods, and large falling bands about their necks. The unmarried of all sorts did go bareheaded and wear short cloaks, with most close linen sleeves on their arms, like the virgins of Germany. The inferior sort of citizens...
Page 146 - It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions, of the enthusiastic speculist will be realised, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, or twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more harm towards their general adoption and improvement than the promulgation of such nonsense.
Page xxvi - State to lay before Congress, annually, at the commencement of its session, in a compendious form, all such changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations, whether by treaties, duties on imports and exports, or other regulations, as shall have come to the knowledge of the department.
Page 154 - A coach was a strange monster in those days, and the sight of one put both horse and man into amazement. Some said it was a great crabshell brought out of China, and some imagined it to be one of the pagan temples, in which the cannibals adored the divell.
Page 390 - An act concerning tonnage duties on Spanish vessels;" and from and after the passage of this act no discriminating tonnage duties shall be levied on Spanish vessels coming from foreign countries, except those coming from Cuba or Porto Rico.
Page 214 - Holland for shirts, but the old ones were satisfied with necks and sleeves of the fine, which were put on loose above the country cloth.
Page 389 - American vessels at the port in said islands from whence such Spanish vessels shall have last departed ; and likewise such further tonnage duty as shall be equivalent to the amount of discriminating duty that would have been imposed on the cargoes imported in the same vessels, respectively, if the same had been exported from the port of Havana in American bottoms.
Page 132 - ... was abandoned, not from any fault in her construction or working, but because the Directors of the Forth and Clyde Canal feared that she would damage its banks. Yet the man in all Britain who possessed at that time the greatest practical experience of the working of canals (the Duke of Bridgewater), was not deterred by any such apprehension from ordering, in 1802, eight similar vessels from Symington to be used on his canal. 5. The death of the Duke of Bridgewater early in the following year...
Page 187 - ... ruin by depriving them of employment, and thus make them beggars. Had Mr Lee made a machine that would have made silk stockings, I should, I think, have been somewhat justified in granting him a patent for that monopoly, which would have affected only a small number of my subjects; but to enjoy the exclusive privilege of making stockings for the whole of my subjects is too important to be granted to any individual.

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