Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the National Board of Trade, Volume 5

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J. H. Eastburn's Press, 1872 - United States
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Page 60 - There are parts of Asia Minor, of Northern Africa, of Greece, and even of Alpine Europe, where the operation of causes set in action by man has brought the face of the earth to a desolation almost as complete as that of the moon ; and though, within that brief space of time xvhich we call
Page 102 - ... a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and...
Page 60 - The earth is fast becoming an unfit home for its noblest inhabitant, and another era of equal human crime and human improvidence, and of like duration with that through which traces...
Page 9 - Whereas, mercantile societies have been found very useful in trading cities, for promoting and encouraging Commerce, supporting Industry, adjusting disputes relative to trade and navigation, and procuring such laws and regulations as may be found necessary for the benefit of trade in general.
Page 87 - May 14, 1872. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: In my message to Congress at the beginning of its present session allusion was made to the hardships and privations inflicted upon poor immigrants on shipboard and upon arrival on our shores, and a suggestion was made favoring national legislation for the purpose of effecting a radical cure of the evil.
Page 175 - New England, Sir, has not been a leader in this policy. On the contrary, she held back herself and tried to hold others back from it, from the adoption of the Constitution to 1824. Up to 1824, she was accused of sinister and selfish designs, because she discountenanced the progress of this policy. It was laid to her charge then, that, having established her manufactures herself, she wished that others should not have the power of...
Page 32 - That sober-suited Freedom chose, The land, where girt with friends or foes A man may speak the thing he will; A land of settled government, A land of just and old renown, Where Freedom...
Page 59 - Man has too long forgotten that the earth was given to him for usufruct alone, not for consumption, still less for profligate waste.
Page 128 - ... measure; but when lumber of any sort is planed or finished, in addition to the rates herein provided, there snail be levied and paid for each side so planed or finished fifty cents per thousand feet...
Page 153 - That all materials of foreign production which may be necessary for the construction of vessels built in the United States for foreign account and ownership, or for the purpose of being employed in the foreign trade, including the trade between the Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United States...

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