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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1857 - United States
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POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A Memoir

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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review

Point to point navigation: a memoir, 1964 to 2006

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The title of this sequel to prolific author Vidal's 1995 memoir,Palimpsest , refers to navigating not with a compass but by memory of landmarks. Here, the demise of those near and dear to him is often ... Read full review

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Page 31 - ... shall be composed of ten companies, each company to consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, four sergeants, eight corporals, two musicians, one wagoner, and from sixty-four to eighty-two privates.
Page 95 - Texas by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Page 95 - February 28, 1795, provided, that, " in case of an insurrection in any State against the government thereof, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, on application of the legislature of such State or of the executive, when the legislature cannot be convened, to call forth such number of the militia of any other State or States, as may be applied for, as he may judge sufficient to suppress such insurrection.
Page 95 - ... to employ for the same purposes such part of the land or naval force of the United States as shall be judged necessary, having first observed all the prerequisites of the law iu that respect.
Page 95 - An act to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions,' it is enacted, ' that whenever the laws of the United States shall be opposed, or the execution thereof obstructed, in any state, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the power vested in the marshals...
Page 95 - ... whenever it may be necessary in the judgment of the President to use the military force hereby directed to be called forth, the President shall forthwith and previous thereto, by proclamation, command such insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within a limited time...
Page 95 - ... it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia of such State, or of any other State or States, as may be necessary to suppress such combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed...
Page 169 - No emigrants or other whites, except the Hudson's Bay Company, or persons having ceded rights from the Indians, will be permitted to settle or remain in the Indian country, or on land not ceded by treaty, confirmed by the Senate, and approved by the President of the United States.
Page 58 - States, do issue this my proclamation to command all persons engaged in unlawful combinations .against the constituted authority of the Territory of Kansas or of the United States to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes...
Page 373 - SIR : The following report of the principal operations of the Ordnance Department during the last fiscal year, with such remarks, suggestions, and recommendations as are deemed appropriate to the respective subjects mentioned in it, is respectfully submitted: FUNDS.

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