Select Organizations in the United States

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William Van Rensselaer Miller
Knickerbocker Publishing Company, 1894 - Associations, institutions, etc - 347 pages
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Page 290 - States as may be designated, and the Academy shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, but the Academy shall receive no compensation whatever for any services to the Government of the United States.
Page 241 - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Page 244 - to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens; to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country; and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
Page 244 - Revolution, for patriotic, historical, and educational purposes; to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; by the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion...
Page 218 - That the purpose and object of the said corporation shall be to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching, and to promote the cause of education in the United States.
Page 226 - THE OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY are to encourage geographical exploration and discovery ; to investigate and disseminate new geographical information by discussion, lectures and publications ; to establish in the chief maritime city of the country, for the benefit of commerce, navigation, and the great industrial and material interests of the...
Page 257 - States at large, to be appointed by the President from among the sons of officers, soldiers, sailors, and marines of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States who were killed in action or died prior to July 2, 1921, of wounds or injuries received, or disease contracted in line of duty during the World War...
Page 272 - keep ullve among ourselves and our descendants the patriotic spirit of the men who, in military, naval or civil service, by their acts or counsel, achieved American Independence ; to collect and securo for preservation the manuscript rolls, records and other documents relating to the war of the Revolution, and to promote intercourse and good feeling among its members now and hereafter.
Page 210 - I presume you heard, Sir, that I was first appointed, and have since been rechosen, President of the Society of the Cincinnati ; and you may have understood also, that the triennial general meeting of this body is to be held in Philadelphia the first Monday in May next. Some particular reasons, combining with the peculiar situation of my private concerns, the necessity of paying attention to them, a wish for retirement and relaxation from public cares, and rheumatic pains which I begin to feel very...

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