Bancroft's Hand-book Almanac for the Pacific States

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William Henry Knight
H.H. Bancroft and Company, 1862 - Almanacs, American
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Page 35 - Whatever argument may be drawn from particular examples, superficially viewed, a thorough examination of the subject will evince, that the art of war is at once comprehensive and complicated ; that it demands much previous study ; and that the possession of it, in its most improved and perfect state, is always of great moment to the security of a nation.
Page 92 - Riverside Sacramento San Benito San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus...
Page 48 - New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Total 732 686 i.
Page 73 - Letters, for each half ounce, under three thousand miles, propaid, 3 cents ; over three thousand miles, prepaid, 10 cents. All letters must be prepaid by stamps, or inclosed in stamped envelopes, or they will not be forwarded. Transient Newspapers, Periodicals, Circulars, etc., to any part of the United States, not weighing over three ounces, 1 cent, and 1 cent for each additional ounce ; prepayment required.
Page 77 - The Supreme Court is held in the City of Washington, and has one session annually, commencing on the 2d Monday of January.
Page 75 - Packet, the 21 cent rate per half-ounce being also chargeable on tetters thus forwarded. On a letter or packet of any weight the whole postage or none at all should be prepaid, where the prepayment is optional. If anything less than the whole is prepaid, it is entirely tost to Ute sender.
Page 87 - It has appellate jurisdiction where the matter in dispute exceeds $ 200, and where the legality of certain acts is questioned, and in certain criminal cases. The justices are elected by the people for six years, and are so classified that one goes out of office every two years. The senior judge in office is the chief justice.
Page 82 - ASSEMBLY is composed of eighty members, elected annually, and the presiding officer is chosen from their own body. The COMPENSATION of the members of the Legislature is, for the first ninety days of the session $10 per day, and for the remainder of the session $5 per day, and mileage at the rate of $4 for every twenty miles of travel from their residences, by the nearest mail route to the Capitol.
Page 73 - ... not be forwarded. Transient Newspapers, Periodicals, Circulars, etc., — to any part of the United States, not weighing over three ounces, one cent — and one cent for each additional ounce. Books — pre-paid, not weighing over four pounds, two cents per ounce. All fractions over the ounce being counted as an additional ounce. Newspapers and Periodicals — not exceeding one and one-half ounces in weight, when paid quarterly in advance — daily, per quarter, twenty-two and three-quarter cents...
Page 38 - ... armies of Johnston and Beauregard between them ; they concentrated their forces at Bull Run and defeated McDowell's army, and might have done the same thing to the army of Patterson. Had the latter crossed the Potomac at Leesburg, he would have threatened Johnston's communications much more effectually than at Martinsburg, and at the same time would have been near enough to McDowell to assist him or to receive assistance from him, as circumstances might have required.

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