Reports of Samuel B. Ruggles: Delegate to the International Statistical Congress at Berlin, on the Resources of the United States, and on a Uniform System of Weights, Measures and Coins

Weed, Parsons & Company, Press, 1864 - 137 sider

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Side 94 - That at the annual meeting of the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the United Kingdom...
Side 116 - Multiplication is vexation, Division is as bad ; The rule of three it puzzles me, But practice drives me mad.
Side 106 - Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the Sale of any Articles in any Vessel, where such Vessel is not represented as containing any Amount of Imperial Measure, or of any fixed, local, or customary Measure heretofore in use.
Side 30 - Chain, and the Sierra Madre, stretching longitudinally and in lateral spurs, crossed and linked together by intervening ridges, connecting the whole system by five principal ranges, dividing the country into an equal number of basins, each being nearly surrounded by mountains, and watered by mountain streams and snows, thereby interspersing this immense territory with bodies of agricultural lands, equal to the support not only of miners, but of a dense population.
Side 58 - House, together with a great mass of evidence and tabular appendices : " 1. That the use of the metric system be rendered legal. No compulsory measures should be resorted to until they are sanctioned by the general conviction of the public. 2. That a Department of Weights and Measures be established in connection with the Board of Trade.
Side 96 - Commons appointed a select committee of fifteen members to ' consider the practicability of adopting a simple and uniform system of weights and measures, with a view not only to the benefit of internal trade, but to facilitate trade and intercourse with foreign countries.
Side 41 - ... struggling for existence even in the country which gave it birth ; as its universal establishment would be a universal blessing ; and as, if ever effected, it can only be by consent, and not by force, in which the energies of opinion must precede those of legislation...
Side 88 - Baltimore, commissioner to confer with the proper functionaries in Great Britain in relation to some plan or plans of so mutually arranging, on the decimal basis, the coinage of the two countries, as that the respective units shall hereafter be easily and exactly commensurable.
Side 60 - ... required to convert a series of quantities into new denominations. International commerce is also impeded by the same cause, which is productive of constant inconvenience and frequent mistake. It is much to be regretted that two standards of measure so nearly alike as the English yard and the French metre should not be made absolutely identical. The metric system has already been adopted by other nations besides France, and is the only one which has any chance of becoming universal. We in England,...
Side 91 - arrived at a unanimous conclusion that the best course is cautiously but steadily to introduce' ' the Metric System into this country,' and they recommended — • " 1. That the use of the Metric System be rendered legal. No compulsory measures should be resorted to until they are sanctioned by the general conviction of the public.

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