Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - United States

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With this being an election year, I'm drawn more than usual to history and events that shaped our nation. Having read this, I'm interested to read other farewell addresses. Read full review

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review

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Page 700 - An act relating to' the limitation of the hours of daily service of laborers and mechanics employed upon the public works of the United States and of the District of Columbia...
Page 731 - ... pay at the rate received by such officer or enlisted man at the date of his death, less seventy-five dollars in the case of an officer and thirtyfive dollars in the case of an enlisted man.
Page 563 - ... clerks, and mates, naval constructors, and assistant naval constructors, $2,821,248, and also members of Nurse Corps (female), $44,200; for hire of quarters for officers serving with troops where there are no public quarters belonging to the Government, and where there are not sufficient quarters possessed by the United States to accommodate them, or commutation of quarters not to exceed the amount which an officer would receive were he not serving with troops...
Page 420 - Corps, and chief boatswains, chief gunners, chief sailmakers, chief carpenters), and midshipmen, and commuted rations stopped on account of sick in hospital and credited to the naval hospital fund; subsistence of officers and men unavoidably detained or absent from vessels to which attached under orders (during which subsistence rations to be stopped on board ship and no credit for commutation therefor to be given); labor in general storehouses and paymasters...
Page 213 - ... compasses; logs and other appliances for measuring the ship's way, and leads and other appliances for sounding; lanterns and lamps, and their appendages, for "»neral use on board ship, for illuminating purposes, and oil and candles used in connection therewith; bunting and other materials for making and repairing flags of all kinds...
Page 306 - And whenever any officer, seaman, or marine entitled to a pension is admitted to the Naval Home at Philadelphia, or to a naval hospital, his pension, while he remains there, shall be deducted from his accounts and paid to the Secretary of the Navy for the benefit of the fund from which such home or hospital, respectively, is maintained; and section forty-eight hundred and thirteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby amended accordingly.
Page 683 - ... articles in the several navy -yards; all pilotage and towage of ships of war ; canal tolls, wharfage, dock and port charges, and othe.r necessary incidental expenses of a similar nature ; services and materials in repairing, correcting, adjusting, and testing compasses on shore and on board ship ; nautical and astronomical instruments and repairs to same ; libraries for ships of 'war, professional books...
Page 550 - BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR. CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF VESSELS : For preservation and completion of vessels on the stocks and in ordinary ; purchase of materials and stores of all kinds...
Page 187 - Any alien of the age of twenty-one years and upward who has enlisted or may enlist in the United States Navy or Marine Corps, and has served or may hereafter serve five consecutive years in the United States Navy or one enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, and has been or may hereafter be honorably discharged, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States upon his petition, without any previous declaration of his intention to become such ; and the court admitting such alien...
Page 769 - That when an enlisted man shall have served thirty years either in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, or in all, he shall, upon making application to the President, be placed upon the retired list, with seventyfive per centum of the pay and allowances he may then be in receipt of, and that said allowances shall be as follows: Nine dollars...

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