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Page 3 - There shall be at the seat of Government a Department of Agriculture, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 3 - The Commissioner of agriculture to acquire and preserve in his Department all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence, and by practical and scientific experiments (accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his office), by collection of statistics, and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants...
Page 3 - ... to acquire and preserve in his department all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence and by practical and scientific experiments (accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his office), by the collection of statistics and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants; to test, by cultivation, the value of such of them as may require such tests ; to propagate such...
Page 3 - Agriculture," who shall be the chief executive officer of the Department of Agriculture, who (shall hold his office by a tenure similar to that of other civil officers appointed by the President, and who shall receive for his compensation a salary of three thousand dollars per annum.
Page 5 - ... the head of a family, who has attained the age of 21 years, on...
Page 5 - Congress for the punctual payment of the interest and the early redemption of the national debt.