Statistics of the United States: (including Mortality, Property, &c.) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior, Τόμος 4

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Σελίδα 319 - The writers of these papers indeed, for the greater part, are either unknown or in contempt, but they are like a battery in which the stroke of any one ball produces no great effect, but the amount of continual repetition is decisive. Let us only suffer any person to tell us his story, morning and evening, but for one twelvemonth, and he will become our master.
Σελίδα 338 - An act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia," has this day been approved and signed. I have never doubted the constitutional authority of Congress to abolish slavery in this District, and I have ever desired to see the National Capital freed from the institution in some satisfactory way. Hence there has never been...
Σελίδα 229 - The voluntary outpouring of the public feeling, made to-day, from the North to the South, and from the East to the West, proves this sentiment to be both just and natural.
Σελίδα 488 - The most memorable of revolutions was commenced in France, in 1789; the wars, consequent to that event, created a demand for our exports, and invited our shipping for the carrying trade of a very considerable portion of Europe; we not only carried the colonial productions to the several parent states, but we also became the purchasers of them in the French, Spanish and Dutch colonies. A new era was established in our commercial history; the individuals, who partook of these advantages, were numerous;...
Σελίδα 324 - States, and leave little to be doue to make it all that id wanted for that section of the country. West of the Mississippi less has been done, for the reason that the settlements there are of a more recent date, and the people less able to provide the means for their construction than those of the older States. But even upon our western frontier extensive systems have been undertaken and very considerable progress made in their execution. A more interesting subject than the progress of our public...
Σελίδα xliv - Mortality and Miscellaneous Statistics/' U. SCensus of 1800 : " It will be seen that by Tables P and К there is a larger proportion of the living and of mortality in childhood at the South than at the North, and that this increase of these ratios of both living and dying is, in the Atlantic States, progressive from the North to the South. All these States are old ; all have been settled for several generations, — long enough to have a due proportion of those living in the extreme ages.
Σελίδα 285 - AND PERSONAL PROPERTY ACCORDING TO THE SEVENTH CENSUS (1850) AND THE EIGHTH CENSUS (1890).
Σελίδα 282 - The distribution of the incorporated banks among the several States is given in the Appendix, (Table No. 33.) The increase of bank capital was large in the Atlantic cities, particularly in Boston and New York, of which the number and capital were respectively as follows : This increase of banks, following the general expansion of business, brought with it the necessity of some improved means of adjusting the daily mutual balances. The fifty-five banks in New York city, for example, were each compelled...
Σελίδα 319 - Great Britain. And it Was in this view, also, that a great Greek scholar was accustomed to say that a single newspaper published in the age of Pericles (had that age produced any such phenomenon) would, if handed down to us, be a better index of Athenian life and manners than can now be found in any existing memorials of the Grecian civilization. The newspaper and periodical press, now covering so wide a field of activity in every department of thought, has won its way to the commanding...

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