Special Report of the Commissioner of Education on the Condition and Improvement of Public Schools in the District of Columbia: Submitted to the Senate June, L868, and to the House, with Additions, June 13, 1870

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1871 - 912 pagina's

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Pagina 291 - No body wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren talents equal to those of the other colors of men, and that the appearance of a want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa and America.
Pagina 145 - That a meeting of committees from the several Colonies on this Continent, is highly expedient and necessary, to consult upon the present state of the Colonies, and the miseries to which they are and must be reduced, by the operation of certain acts of Parliament respecting America...
Pagina 160 - December, in the year one thousand eight hundred, provide suitable buildings for the accommodation of Congress, and of the President, and for the public offices of the government of the United States.
Pagina 353 - ... seized and possessed of a freehold estate of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars, over and above all debts and incumbrances charged thereon, and shall have been actually rated and paid a tax thereon, shall be entitled to vote at such election. And no person of color shall be subject to direct taxation unless he shall be seized and possessed of such real estate as aforesaid.
Pagina 185 - An act for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of the Government of the United States...
Pagina 170 - That the said report, with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same, be transmitted to the several legislatures, in order to be submitted to a convention of delegates, chosen in each state by the people thereof, in conformity of the resolves of the convention made and provided in that case...
Pagina 177 - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby, for ever ceded and relinquished to the Congress and Government of the United States, in full and absolute right and exclusive jurisdiction, as well of soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon, pursuant to the tenor and effect of the eighth section of the first article of the constitution of the Government of the United States...
Pagina 148 - While I suffer the most poignant distress, in observing that a handful of men, contemptible in numbers, and equally so in point of service (if the veteran troops from the southward have not been seduced by their example), and who are not worthy to be called soldiers...
Pagina 170 - Resolved, That the first Wednesday in January next be the day for appointing electors in the several states, which, before the said day shall have ratified the said constitution ; that the first Wednesday in February next, be the day for the electors to assemble in their respective states, and vote for a president ; and that the first Wednesday in March next, be the time, and the present seat of Congress [New York] the place for commencing proceedings under the said constitution.
Pagina 182 - As I was going to the President's one day, I met him in the street. He walked me backwards and forwards before the President's door for half an hour. He painted pathetically the temper into which the legislature had been wrought; the disgust of those who were called the creditor States ; the danger of the secession of their members, and the separation of the States.

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