Chronology, Or, An Introduction and Index to Universal History, Biography, and Useful Knowledge: Comprising a Chronological, Contemporary, and Alphabetical Record, of Important and Interesting Occurrences, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time : with Copious Lists of Eminent and Remarkable Persons, Etc. : to which are Added Valpy's Poetical Retrospect, Literary Chronology, and the Latest Statistical Views of the World : with a Chart of History : Intended for the Use of Schools, and for General Reference

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D. Appleton & Company, 1833 - Chronology, Historical - 352 pages
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Page 327 - Vice-President of the United States is the President of the Senate, in which body he has only a casting vote, which is given in case of an equal division of the votes of the Senators In his absence, a President pro tempore is chosen by the Senate.
Page 327 - Congress, without deduction in case of sickness; and $8 for every twenty miles' travel, in the usual road, in going to and returning from the seat of government The compensation of the President of the Senate, pro tempore, and of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is $ 16 a day.
Page 327 - Monday of December, unless it is otherwise provided by law. The Senate is composed of two members from each State ; and of course, the regular number is now 52.
Page 96 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 343 - RUSSIA. EMPEROR AND IMPERIAL FAMILY. NICHOLAS, Emperor of all the Russias, and King of Poland ; b. July 6, 1796 ; m. July 13, 1817, ALEXANDRA (formerly Charlotte), daughter of the King of Prussia, b. July 13, 1798; — succeeded his brother Alexander, Dec. 1, 1825 (his elder brother Constautine, b.
Page 327 - The War Department was created by an act of Congress of the 7th of August, 1789, and at first embraced not only military, but also naval affairs. The Secretary of War superintends every branch of military affairs, and has, under his immediate direction, a Requisition Bureau, a...
Page iv - Other, and to form them all into a whole. For this purpose, it is very desirable to observe and retain in your memory certain coincidences, which may link, as it were, two nations together. Thus you may remember that Haroun al Raschid sent to Charlemagne the first clock that was seen in Europe. If you are reading the history of Greece when it flourished most, and want to know what the Romans were doing at the same time, you may recollect that they sent to Greece for instruction when they wanted to...
Page 327 - Senate, in which body he has only a casting vote, which is given in case of an equal division of the votes of the Senators In his absence, a President pro tempore is chosen from among the Senators by the Senate.
Page 327 - Office. This Department has the superintendence of the erection of fortifications, of making topographical surveys, of surveying and leasing the national lead mines, and of the intercourse with Indian tribes.
Page 327 - Post-Office has been principally expended upon the extension and improvement of the establishment, by which means the regular conveyance, by mail, of letters, newspapers, pamphlets, &.c., has been extended to the inhabitants of every part of the Union, even to the remotest territorial settlements. Post-Offices in 1790, 75; Extent of Post- Roads in miles 1,875.

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