Congressional Edition Volume 2065

Congressional Edition Volume 2065

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... necessitates numerous additions in close proximity to said halls: such as rooms for storing bound and unboiled documents, archives for manuscript bills, resolutions, and petitions; chambers for committee labors; apartments for reference libraries: premises for the folding, packing, and dispatching bound documents--of which at times half a million of volumes must be taken care of; and many other conveniences, such as experimental researches, investigations, and private discussions of the many issues forced upon Congress with every new step of progress in our political or social economy, and with the natural expansion of the collateral functions in the executive, judicial, or administrative branches. Every year calls new interests into life, which need consideration from our national legislature. Every new discovery in our inexhaustible resources of agricultural and mineral wealth, nearly every new invention in industry or commerce, and every step of our advancement in literature, science, and arts, adds new objects of study and additional labors to the many, anil by no means easy, duties of our Congressmen and their assistants and employes; and inasmuch as they are the creators of our laws, and, as such, the central figures of our government, representing in Congress the will and majesty of the whole nation, their requirements in facilities as well as in personal comforts and ease are undoubtedly paramount to the claims of any other institution, however grand and important. On the other side, our so-called Congressional Library, which is so deservedly the pride of our people and the object of envy to all the rest of the civilized world, has also claims of no small significance in its incalculable value and wonderful growth, and more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861094
  • 9781236861092