Josiah Hornblower, and the First Steam-engine in America: With Some Notices of the Schuyler Copper Mines at Second River, N. J., and a Genealogy of the Hornblower Family

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Daily advertiser printing house, 1883 - Steam-engines - 80 pages
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Page 59 - I intend, in many cases, to employ the expansive force of steam to press on the pistons, or whatever may be used instead of them, in the same manner as the pressure of the atmosphere is now employed in common fire engines.
Page 41 - ... rivalries of states; decline of navigation and commerce; discouragement of necessary manufactures ; universal fall in the value of lands and their produce ; contempt of public and private faith ; loss of consideration and credit with foreign nations ; and, at length, in discontents, animosities, combinations, partial conventions, and insurrection, threatening some great national calamity.
Page 46 - ... general convention of the states for the purpose of increasing the powers of the federal government and rendering it more adequate for the ends for which it was instituted; in this constitutional mode of application there can be no doubt of her meeting with all the support and attention she can wish.
Page 40 - These were suggestions which human selfishness could not withstand, and which even speculative men, who looked forward to remote consequences, could not, without hesitation, combat. Each State, yielding to the persuasive voice of immediate interest or convenience, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins.
Page 41 - States, soon appeared with their melancholy consequences — universal languor, jealousies and rivalries of States, decline of navigation and commerce, discouragement of necessary manufactures, universal fall in the value of lands and their produce, contempt of public and private faith, loss of consideration and credit with foreign nations, and...
Page 41 - In a word, the confederation appears to me to be little more than a shadow without the substance, and Congress a nugatory body, their ordinances being little attended to. To me it is a solecism in politics, indeed it is one of the most extraordinary things in nature, that we should confederate as a nation, and yet be afraid to give the rulers of that nation (who are...
Page 8 - Majesty would be pleased to grant it, there being a Copper mine here brought to perfection,' as you may find by the Custom house books at Bristol, where there was imported from this place about a Tonn in the Month of July or August last, of which copper farthings may be coyned...
Page 41 - It is a practice with many States in the Union to come forward and be very assiduous till they have carried some State job, and then decamp with precipitation, leaving the public business to shift for itself.
Page 37 - ... to lay out a district of not less than two nor exceeding three miles square, on the banks of either side of the Delaware, not more than eight miles above or below the lower falls thereof, for a Federal town...
Page 36 - we cannot be silent, while viewing one State aggrandizing herself by the unjust detention of that property, which has been procured by the common blood and treasure of the whole, and which, on every principle of reason and justice, is vested in Congress for the use and general benefit of the Union they represent.

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