House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session

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Page 21 - ... 2. That at this rate they have conveyed upwards of fourteen passengers. 3. That their weight, including engine, fuel, water, and attendants, may be under three tons. 4. That they can ascend and descend hills of considerable inclination with facility and safety.
Page 136 - Payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, and every of them, firmly by these Presents.
Page 9 - Committee to believe that the substitution of inanimate for animal power, in draught on common roads, is one of the most important improvements in the means of internal communication ever introduced. Its practicability they consider to have been fully established ; its general adoption will take place more or less rapidly, in proportion as the attention of scientific men shall be drawn by public encouragement to further improvement.
Page 25 - ... containing the same shall be forfeited, and shall and may be seized by any officer of the fishery : ********* XL.
Page 229 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 31 - ... every such person so offending shall for every such offence forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred pounds to any person who shall sue for the same...
Page 60 - An Act to repeal the Duties of Customs payable in Great Britain, and to grant other Duties in lieu thereof...
Page 94 - ... our heirs, executors, and administrators, and every of them, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals.
Page 71 - Perhaps one of the principal advantages resulting from the use of steam will be, that it may be employed as cheaply at a quick as at a slow rate ; ' this is one of the advantages over horse labour, which becomes more and more expensive, as the speed is increased. There is every reason to expect, that in the end, the rate of travelling by steam will be much quicker than the utmost speed of travelling by horses ; in short, the safety to travellers will become the limit to speed.
Page 9 - Assembly; be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, that it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, his heirs and successors, by...

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