Official Congressional Directory (Google eBook)

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1878
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Page 120 - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several states and territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 65 - Representatives in 1853 ; and was elected to the United States Senate (to fill the vacancy caused by the death of...
Page 98 - REGULAR PUBLICATIONS. — This class includes all newspapers, periodicals or matter exclusively in print and regularly issued at stated intervals as frequently as four times a year, from a known office of publication or news agency. Postage 2 cents a pound or fraction thereof, prepaid by special stamps.
Page 122 - Agriculture to acquire and preserve in his Department all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence and by practical and scientific experiments, (accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his office) by the collection of statistics, and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect, as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants...
Page 118 - The Surgeon-General, under the immediate direction of the Secretary of War, is charged with the administrative duties of the Medical Department; the designation of the stations of medical officers, and the issuing of all orders and instructions relating to their professional duties. He directs as to the selection, purchase, and distribution of the medical supplies of the Army. The Army Medical Museum and the official publications of the Surgeon-General's Office are also under his direct control....
Page 119 - SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. The Secretary of the Interior is charged with the supervision of public business relating to...
Page 119 - ... provided, all warrants for moneys to be issued from the treasury, in pursuance of appropriations by law...
Page 125 - ... and seals. Division of Registered Letters. — The duty of preparing instructions for the guidance of postmasters relative to registered letters, and all correspondence connected therewith; also, the compilation of statistics as to the transactions of the business. Division of Dead Letters.
Page 95 - DOME. The dome of the original central building was constructed of wood, covered with copper. This was replaced in 1856 by the present structure of cast iron. It was completed in 1865.
Page 116 - TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES. The Treasurer of the United States is charged with the receipt and disbursement of all public moneys that may be deposited in the Treasury at Washington and in the subtreasuries at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, St.

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