The Inter Ocean Curiosity Shop for the Year ...

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Inter Ocean Publishing Company, 1881 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Being a series of questions and answers on practical matters for the information of everybody, selected from that department of the Inter ocean known as Our curiosity shop.
 

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Page 175 - They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.
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Page 112 - That the common law of England, so far as the same is applicable and of a general nature...
Page 182 - ... the faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the payment in coin, or its equivalent, of all t he obligations of the United States...
Page 56 - I bequeath the whole of my property to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
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Page 139 - American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity, or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand...

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