The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time, Volume 11

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J. T. White Company, 1901 - United States
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Page 5 - It is, of course, too early to forecast the means of attaining this last result; but the policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly Powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire.
Page 6 - An Act to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of money issued or coined by the United States, to refund the public debt, and for other purposes...
Page 8 - The period of exclusiveness is past. The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem. Commercial wars are unprofitable. A policy of good will and friendly trade relations will prevent reprisals. Reciprocity treaties are in harmony with the spirit of the times; measures of retaliation are not.
Page 8 - I regret that the suggestion of a third term has been made. I doubt whether I am called upon to give it notice. But there are now questions of the gravest importance before the administration and the country, and their just consideration should not be prejudiced in the public mind by even the suspicion of the thought of a third term.
Page 104 - To the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the uses and purposes of said society. 3. To the New York Society for the Relief of the Ruptured and Crippled...
Page 233 - The day of Judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment : if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
Page 136 - In 1883 he was appointed a member of the board of trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, and served continuously for 21 years in that capacity.
Page 289 - Boit, exhibited two years later, it offers the slightly "uncanny" spectacle of a talent which on the very threshold of its career has nothing more to learn.
Page 43 - The love of justice and the love of country plead equally the cause of these people ; and it is a moral reproach to us that they should have pleaded it so long in vain...
Page 8 - Who can tell the new thoughts that have been awakened, the ambitions fired and the high achievements that will be wrought through this exposition ? Gentlemen, let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not conflict, and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.

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