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Side 5 - Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Side 14 - The United States in congress assembled shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of regulating the alloy and value of coin struck by their own authority, or by that of the respective states..
Side 268 - They are necessary to every occupation of human industry; to the distribution and security of every species of property; to every transaction of trade and commerce; to the labors of the husbandman; to the ingenuity of the artificer; to the studies of the philosopher; to the researches of the antiquarian, to the navigation of the mariner, and the marches of the soldier; to all the exchanges of peace, and all the operations of war.
Side 99 - In view of these facts, and the absence of any material normal standards of customary weights and measures, the Office of Weights and Measures, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, will in the future regard the International Prototype Metre and Kilogramme as fundamental standards, and the customary units — the yard and the pound — will be derived therefrom in accordance with the Act of July 28, 1866.
Side 5 - Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin ? 10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
Side 268 - ... mariner and the marches of the soldier, to all the exchanges of peace and all the operations of war. The knowledge of them, as in established use. is among the first elements of education, and is often learned by those who learn nothing else, not even to read and write. This knowledge is riveted in the memory by the habitual application of it to the employments of men throughout life.
Side 268 - Weights and measures may be ranked among the necessaries of life, to every individual of human society. They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of every family. They are necessary to every occupation of human industry...
Side 5 - A just weight and balance are the LORD'S : all the weights of the bag are his work.
Side 239 - Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring) , That it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including officeholders: CODE OF ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE Any person in Government service should : 1.