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Academy of Sciences accounts adopted ALEXANDER amended annual appointed appropriations approved April arrangements authorized Bache Balance ballot Billings bonds called Cambridge cent Chairman CHANDLER CHARLES committee Congress Conn constitution copy council death Department designated determine direction Discussed Draper duty EDWARD elected five foreign associates forest fund GEORGE Gibbs Gill Gould Government Hall Haven held Henry hereby Hilgard home secretary income interest Invested JAMES JOHN JOSEPH July lands loan March Marsh Mass Massachusetts measure medal meeting members present memoirs National Academy NEWCOMB nomination November observations officers Pennsylvania person Philadelphia plate present president printed Prof proposed received recommendation referred Remsen request reserve Rogers rules scientific Sept session Smith stars submitted timber treasurer trust United University votes Washington Watson Wolcott York City
Page 16 - States as may be designated, and the Academy shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, but the Academy shall receive no compensation whatever for any services to the Government of the United States.
Page 13 - As a unit of resistance, the international ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to 10" units of resistance of the CGS system of electromagnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice, 14.4521 grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area and of the length of 106.3 centimetres.
Page 79 - ... and all persons who shall locate or settle upon or occupy the same, or any part thereof, except as hereinafter provided, shall be considered trespassers and removed therefrom.
Page 79 - Such regulations shall provide for the preservation, from injury or spoliation, of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition.
Page 11 - That the National Academy of Sciences shall consist of not more than fifty ordinary members, and the said corporation hereby constituted shall have power to make its own organization, including its constitution, by-laws, and rules and regulations; to fill all vacancies created by death, resignation, or otherwise; to provide for the election of foreign and domestic members, the division into classes, and all other matters needful or usual in such institution, and to report the same to Congress.
Page 11 - United States Navy, District of Columbia; AA Gould, Massachusetts; BA Gould, Massachusetts; Asa Gray, Massachusetts; A. Guyot, New Jersey; James Hall, New York; Joseph Henry, at large; JE Hilgard, at large, Illinois; Edward Hitchcock, Massachusetts; JS Hubbard, United States Naval Observatory, Connecticut; AA Humphreys, United States Army, Pennsylvania; JL Le Conte, United States Army, Pennsylvania; J. Leidy, Pennsylvania; JP Lesley, Pennsylvania; MF Longstreth, Pennsylvania...
Page 80 - That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior, whose duty it shall be, as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the care and management of the same.
Page 25 - Silliman, junior, Connecticut; Theodore Strong, New Jersey; John Torrey, New York; JG Totten, United States Army, Connecticut; Joseph Winlock, United States Nautical Almanac, Kentucky; Jeffries Wyman, Massachusetts; JD Whitney, California; their associates and successors duly chosen, are hereby incorporated, constituted, and declared to be a body corporate, by the name of the National Academy of Sciences.
Page 14 - As a unit of quantity, the international coulomb, which is the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one international ampere in one second. As a unit of capacity, the international farad, which is the capacity of a condenser charged to a potential of one international volt by one international coulomb of electricity.
Page 14 - ... As a unit of electromotive force, the international volt, which is the electromotive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of one international ampere, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by \\\% of the electromotive force between the poles or electrodes of the voltaic cell known as Clark's cell, at a temperature of 15° C., and prepared in the manner described in the accompanying specification...