John Branch: 1782-1863, governor of North Carolina, United States senator, secretary of the navy, member of Congress, governor of Florida, etc

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Página 6 - A school or schools shall be established in each county by the legislature for the convenient instruction of youth, with such salaries to the masters paid by the public as may enable them to instruct youth at low prices: And all useful learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted in one or more universities.
Página 5 - Hart, for the able and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of presiding officer of this body.
Página 16 - The accompanying report of the secretary of the navy will make you acquainted with the condition and useful employment of that branch of our service, during the present year. Constituting, as it does, the best standing security of this country against foreign aggression, it claims the especial attention of government. In this spirit, the measures which, since the termination of the last war, have been in operation for its gradual enlargement, were adopted ; and it should continue to be cherished...
Página 55 - tis something; we may stand Where he in English earth is laid, And from his ashes may be made The violet of his native land. 'Tis little; but it looks in truth As if the quiet bones were blest Among familiar names to rest And in the places of his youth.
Página 13 - TURNER, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of North Carolina, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March lasj, produced his credentials ; which were read, and the oath prescribed by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.
Página 24 - ... concerning the influence of their particular presence upon the conduct of public affairs. Justice to the individuals whose public spirit had impelled them to tender their resignations, also required then, in my opinion, the decision which I have stated. However painful to my own feelings, it became necessary that I should frankly make known to you my view of the whole subject.
Página 17 - 1. Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of...
Página 24 - Btrt when this conclusion was come to, it was accompanied with a conviction that I must entirely renew my cabinet. Its members had been invited by me to the stations they occupied — it had come together in great harmony, and as a unit. Under the circumstances in which I found myself, I could not but perceive the propriety of selecting a cabinet composed of entirely new materials, as being calculated, in this respect at least, to command public confidence and satisfy public opinion.
Página 24 - When the resignation of the secretary of state and secretary of war were tendered, I considered fully the reasons offered, and all the circumstances connected with the subject. After mature deliberation, I concluded to accept those resignations. But •when this conclusion was come to, it was accompanied with...
Página 18 - Martin Van Buren, of New York, secretary of state ; Samuel D.' Ingham, of Pennsylvania, secretary of the treasury ; John H.

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