Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856; Oct. 17, 1803-April 25, 1808 Volume 3

Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856; Oct. 17, 1803-April 25, 1808 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...to them the arm of national protection, but let us extend it also to another class of injured citizens; while wo give it to the rich, let us not withhold it from the poor. The groans of our impressed fellowcitizens mingle with the murmurs of every gale from the ocean! The queen of that element ought no longer to be suffered to bespangle her diadem with the tears of American seamen, or to substitute her will and her interest for the laws of nature and of nations. It is to be hoped that, upon this subject, we shall take an attitude worthy of the nation--an attitude not to be abandoned but by obtaining complete jnstice. The resolution was then agreed to unanimously. TnmBBDAY, January 9. Naval Peace Establishment. Mr. Gregg, from the committee appointed on so much of the President's Message as relates to a Naval Ptace Establishment, having obtained leave, submitted a bill in addition to an act, entitled an act supplementary to the act providing for a Naval Peace Establishment, and for other purposes; which was referred to a Committee of the whole House on Tuesday. This bill repeals the second and fourth sections of the act recited in the title, authorizes the President to keep in actual service in time of peace so many of the frigates and other public armed vessels, as in his judgment the nature of the service may require, and to cause the residue to be laid up in ordinary, in convenient ports--directs the public armed vessels in actual service in time of peace to be officered and manned as the President shall direct, provided that the officers shall not exceed thirteen captains, nine masters commandant, seventy-two lieutenants, and one hundred and fifty midshipmen, who are to receive no more than half their monthly pay while not nnder orders for...show more

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  • Paperback | 724 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,270g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609050
  • 9781236609052