The Metric System of Weights and Measures

The Metric System of Weights and Measures : An Address Delivered Before the Convocation of the University of the State of New York, at Albany, August 1, 1871 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Metric System of Weights and Measures: An Address Delivered Before the Convocation of the University of the State of New York, at Albany, August 1, 1871 By order of the Convocation this report was published and extensively circulated. The Trustees and Faculty of the College with which the chairman of the Committee held formerly an official, and holds still an honorary, connection, have for some years been upon the record as advocates of legislation by the Congress of the United States, favorable to the unification of the Moneys, Weights and Measures of the world. In their view, the object desired, so far as it regards Weights and Measures, is most likely to be secured through the universal acceptance of a metrological system which is already generally received; and that is the Metric System. To them it appeared that the publication of a report prepared by a gentleman in nom inal connection with them, maintaining an Opposite opinion, was likely to produce an erroneous impression in the public mind in regard to their own position. At a meeting there fore of the Trustees, held on the first day of May, 1871, a resolution was adopted, on motion of the Hon. Samuel blatchford, LL.D., Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, requesting the Presi dent oi the College to attend the meeting of the Convocation to be held in the August next ensuing, and to state to that body how far the views set forth in the report of the commit tee above referred to are in harmony with those entertained by the Faculty of the College. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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