Laws of the Salem Marine Society: With the Several Acts of the General Court Relating to the Society, Etc., and a List of Members

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the Society, 1873 - 142 pages
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Page 94 - ... any other part of the United States nearer than Philadelphia. And by the kindness of its proprietors I was permitted freely to take books from that library and to consult and study them at pleasure. This inestimable advantage has made me deeply a debtor to the Salem...
Page 66 - States it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, to provide by contract which shall be approved by the President of the United States...
Page 81 - In Memory of Captain James Lawrence, of the United States Navy, who fell on the first day of June, 1813, in the 32d year of his age, in the action between the frigates Chesapeake and Shannon.
Page 79 - ... wind blew from the same direction and the sea presented the same unruffled surface as was exhibited to our anxious view when on the memorable first day of July, we saw the immortal Lawrence proudly conducting his ship to action. . . . The brig Henry, containing the precious relics, clad in sable, lay at anchor in the harbor. At half-past...
Page 26 - Sorrow shall cease to flow, no monument will be needed to keep alive his memory among men; but as long as ships shall sail, the needle point to the north, and the stars go through their wonted courses in the heavens, the name of Dr. Bowditch will be revered...
Page 10 - ... corporate capacity, in any of the Courts of Record of this Commonwealth ; and is hereby licensed and empowered to make purchases, and to receive grants and donations, of real and personal estates, and to hold the same, for the charitable purposes aforesaid ; provided the rents and...
Page 109 - His great characteristic was the most consummate self-possession on all occasions and in midst of perils, in which if any man equaled, none ever excelled him. His officers and men insisted he was more calm and cool amid the din of battle than at any other time; and the more deadly the strife, the more imminent the peril, the more terrific the scene, the more perfect his self-command and serene intrepidity. In a word he was a hero.
Page 12 - ... gift, devise or purchase, the net annual income of which shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, and the income thereof may be used for and applied to such object or objects connected with such college, colleges or university as such corporation shall direct.
Page 67 - States, for building a lighthouse thereon, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person or persons who may be appointed by the President for the superintendence and care of the same; and the President is hereby authorized to make the said appointments.
Page 9 - Society, for the making the Navigation more safe ; and also to relieve one another and their Families in Poverty or other adverse accidents of Life...

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