A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer, Volume 4

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T. Kelly, 1837 - Geography
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Page 187 - The bosom of the river is covered with prodigious boils, or swells, that rise with a whirling motion, and a convex surface, two or three rods in diameter, and no inconsiderable noise, whirling a boat perceptibly from its track. In its course, accidental circumstances shift the impetus of its current, and propel it upon the point of an island, bend or sandbar. In these instances, it tears up the islands, removes the sandbars, and sweeps away the tender, alluvial soil of the bends, with all their trees,...
Page 104 - ... voted for by the people ; and if no one has a majority of all the votes, in the states in which such a majority is required, the legislature elects to the office of Governor one of the candidates voted for by the people. In the state of Louisiana, the people give their votes, and the legislature elects one of the two candidates who have the greatest number of votes. The Governors of the Territories are appointed by the President of the United States, with the consent of the Senate, for the term...
Page 128 - The right of suffrage is granted to every male citizen aged 21 years or upwards (excepting paupers, persons, under guardianship, and Indians not taxed), having had his residence established in the state for the term of three months next preceding an election.
Page 412 - Eastern, who hold their office five years. The executive power is vested in a governor, who is elected annually on the first Monday in January, by a joint ballot of both houses of the general assembly.
Page 113 - German emperor, in 1354, and formed apart of the Austrian Netherlands. In 1815, it was granted to the king of the Netherlands, by the congress of Vienna, as an indemnification for his cessions in Germany. (See Nassau.) Luxemburg, the capital, with 11,430 inhabitants, is one of the strongest fortresses in Europe. The upper town is situated on an elevated rock, rising precipitously from a plain, and defended by strong works. Five batteries on the neighbouring heights command all the country round,...
Page 337 - This amendment, while retaining an existing clause vesting the exclusive legislative power in a general assembly consisting of a senate and a house of representatives...
Page 187 - The judicial power shall be vested in such superior and inferior courts of law and equity, as the legislature shall, from time to time, direct and establish.
Page 412 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose to the General Assembly laws and amendments to the constitution, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls on a referendum vote as hereinafter provided.
Page 116 - ... reconstructed. Many antiques have been found in the part of the city situated on the ancient Forum Trajani, and on the site of an imperial Roman palace. Medals, coins, vases, statues, lachrymatories, &.C., with remains of aqueducts, of a theatre, and Roman baths, are among the relics of antiquity. On the hill of Fourvieres is a general cemetery, adorned with trees and handsome tombs, laid out in 1808. Lyons contains one of the finest libraries in France, consisting of 92,000 volumes. Among its...
Page 103 - By this Constitution the legislative power is vested in a Senate and a House of Delegates, which are together styled The General Assembly of Virginia.