Volume of Speeches Delivered in Congress, 1840; Including Discussions of the Independent Treasury Bill, the Extension of the Cumberland Road, the Bankruptcy Bill, and Other Matters of National Finances

Volume of Speeches Delivered in Congress, 1840; Including Discussions of the Independent Treasury Bill, the Extension of the Cumberland Road, the Bankruptcy Bill, and Other Matters of National Finances

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...numerous bodies of militia and volunteers, whch we were obliged to do in consequence of the inadequate force of the regular army. The increase of that force will enzible Government, in some degree, to dirpense with these calls in future; and many millions in our annual expendilures will be saved by preventing Indian depredations, and promptly suppressing them when they may occu r." _ Again, referring to the Judiciary and foreign.iutereourse, the necessary increase is explained in the report: "The expenses of the Judiciary in the first ten years after specific appropriations were made, did. nct amount to more than about $61,000 annually; the appropriation for 1838 was $484,000. The increased exoenses for the salaries of ju/get not been beyond what might have been anticipated. The expense, however, of the courts of he United States has increased from about 030,000 to $342000, which is the estimate for the present year." I will now offer the remarks of the committee on another branch of national expenditure-pension-where there has '_been a great increase, in some respects on erroneous principles, but where great justice is done to the 0i=i!IIS of those who siitfered from the war of the Revolution, and who sacrificed so much in obtaining our independence: "For the first six-and-twenty years the average amount annually paid for pensions was less than $84,000. As late as IBM it was about $90,000, and in 1815 less than $70,000. The late war added about $200,000 for invatids, and the widows or children of thflre who had died of wounds received in battle. The whole pension roll of the United States arising from the Revolutionary, Indian, and British wars, did not then exceed $300,000 annually. The appropriations for...show more

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  • Paperback | 708 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,243g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886402
  • 9781236886408