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Page 41 - We have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servants. "RW BARNWELL, ) " JH ADAMS, > Commissioners. " JAMES L. ORR, ) "To His Excellency the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Page 34 - I did not detect, even in the moment when the destruction of the vessel seemed inevitable, a single desponding look among the whole crew : on the contrary, each one seemed resolved to do his whole duty, and every thing went on cheerily and bravely. For my own part, I had become quite an invalid, so much so as to prevent my taking an active part in the duties of the vessel as I had always done, or even from incurring the exposure necessary to proper exercise. However, I felt no...
Page 33 - Island. In this position we remained comparatively stationary about a week. We once more began to entertain a hope that we had become fixed for the winter, but it proved a vain one, for on the last day of November a strong wind from the westward set in, with thick snowy weather.
Page 526 - the rule for jurisdiction is that nothing shall be intended to be out of the jurisdiction of a superior court but that which specially appears to be so, and, on the contrary, nothing shall be intended to be within the jurisdiction of an inferior court but that which is so expressly alleged;" and this rule has been so frequently repeated as to have become a maxim in the law.
Page 506 - That so soon as the next and each subsequent enumeration of the inhabitants of the several States directed by the Constitution of the United States to be taken, shall be completed and returned to the office of the Department of the Interior, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to ascertain the aggregate representative population of the United States, by adding to the whole number of free persons in all the States, including those bound to service for a...
Page 32 - Stimulated by this fair prospect, another attempt was made to reach the shore in order to establish a depot of provisions at or near Cape Manning, which would materially facilitate the progress of our parties in the spring; but the ice was still found to be detached from the shore, and a narrow lane of water cut us from it. "During the interval of comparative quiet, preliminary measures were taken for heating the Advance and increasing her quarters so as to accommodate the officers and crews of both...
Page 34 - December the ice remained quiet immediately around us, and breaks were all strongly cemented by new ice. In our neighborhood, however, cracks were daily visible. Our drift to the eastward averaged nearly six miles per day, so that on the last of the month we were at the entrance of the sound, Cape Osborn bearing north from us. January, 1851.
Page 34 - ... feet. She was let down again for a moment, and then her stern was raised about five feet. Her bows, being unsupported, were depressed almost as much. In this uncomfortable position we remained. The wind blew a gale from the eastward, and the ice all around was in dreadful commotion, excepting, fortunately, that in immediate contact with us. The commotion in the ice continued all through the night; and we were in momentary expectation of the destruction of both vessels.