Preliminary Report on the Eighth Census. 1860

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1862 - United States - 294 pages
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Page 87 - For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin ; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
Page 98 - The writers of these papers indeed, for the greater part, are either unknown or in contempt, but they are like a battery in which the stroke of any one ball produces no great effect, but the amount of continual repetition is decisive. Let us only suffer any person to tell us his story, morning and evening, but for one twelvemonth, and he will become our master.
Page 31 - Columbia Institution for the Deaf was incorporated as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind under act of Congress, February 16, 1857 (11 Stat.
Page 78 - The reaping-michine, the harvester, and machines for threshing, winnowing and cleaning his wheat for the market have become quite indispensable to every large grain grower. The commercial importance of the wheat crop and its various relations to the subject of domestic and foreign supply, to markets, the means of transportation, storage, &c., make it highly important that the producer shall have the means of putting his crop in the market at the earliest or most favorable time and with the greatest...
Page 88 - Of atoms, sparkling in the noonday beam. Come hither, ye that press your beds of down, And sle'ep not ; see him sweating o'er his bread Before he eats it. 'Tis the primal curse, But soften'd into mercy ; made the pledge Of cheerful days, and nights without a groan.
Page 2 - The number of coloured births was one less than the number of marriages, and the deaths exceeded the births in the proportion of nearly two to one.
Page 2 - In the State registries of Rhode Island and Connecticut, where the distinction of colour has been specified, the yearly deaths of the blacks and mulattoes have generally, though not uniformly, exceeded the yearly births, — a high rate of mortality, chiefly ascribed to consumption and other diseases of the respiratory system.
Page 68 - ... barrels were obtained in a day from a single well, the less productive ones yielding from fifteen to twenty barrels per diem. In several instances extraordinary means were found necessary to check and control the flow, which is now regulated in such wells according to the state of the market, by strong tubing and stop-cocks. The quantity sent to market by the...
Page 99 - While the increase in mileage was nearly 300 per cent., and the amount invested still greater, the consequences that have resulted from these works have been augmented in vastly greater ratio. Up to the commencement of the decade our railroads sustained only an unimportant relation to the internal commerce of the country. Nearly all the lines then in operation were local or isolated works, and neither in extent nor design had begun to be formed into that vast and connected system which, like a web,...
Page 72 - The bank movement in the United States during that period underwent great expansion without becoming less sound. In that respect it presented a strong contrast to the expansion that occurred in the decade which ended with 1840. In that period a season of speculation in bank stocks and wild lands manifested itself, and the paper created for bank negotiation represented imaginary or speculative values rather than commodities produced. Those values were never realized, and the whole paper system based...

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