Official Congressional Directory

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1886 - Directories, Governmental
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Page 152 - ... and for the whole body of the militia of the Union. In these duties are comprised that of determining the general principles of construction and of prescribing in detail the models and forms of all military weapons employed in war. They comprise also the duty of prescribing the regulations for the proof and inspection of all these weapons, for maintaining uniformity and economy in their fabrication, for insuring their good quality, and for their preservation and distribution...
Page 153 - 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 152 - SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. The Secretary of the Navy performs such duties as the President of the United States, who is...
Page 150 - Inspector-General superintends the administration of the steamboat inspection laws, presides at the meeting of the Board of Supervising Inspectors, receives all reports and examines all accounts of inspectors.
Page 149 - States, in all matters and proceedings, appertaining to suits in which the United States is a party, or interested, and cause them or either of them, to report to him from time to time, any information he may require in relation to the same.
Page 155 - Departments; he exercises a general superintendence and direction over United States Attorneys and Marshals in all judicial districts in the States and Territories ; and he provides special counsel for the United States whenever required by any Department of the Government.
Page 150 - COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY. The Coast and Geodetic Survey is charged with the survey of the coasts of the United States and coasts under the jurisdiction thereof and the publication of charts covering said coasts.
Page 154 - ... in whole or in part west, north, or south of the Missouri River, and to which the United States have granted any loan of credit or subsidy in bonds or lands ; to examine the books and accounts of each of said railroad companies...
Page 151 - June 20, 1874, and to submit to the Secretary of the Treasury, for transmission to Congress, an annual report of the expenditures of the moneys appropriated for the maintenance of the Life-Saving Service and of the operations of said service during the year.
Page 27 - Illinois Volunteer Infantry , in which he served until the close of the war, attaining the rank of Captain, and receiving from the President the brevet of Major for "gallant and meritorious conduct in the field...

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