The Life, Speeches, Labors and Essays of William H. Sylvis: Late President of the Iron-moulders' International Union; and Also of the National Labor Union
Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1872 - 456 pages
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Page 293 - That the public lands of the United States belong to the people, and should not be sold to individuals nor granted to corporations, but should be held as a sacred trust for the benefit of the people, and should be granted in limited quantities, free of cost, to landless settlers.
Page 369 - A mere variation of shade does not alter the fixation of color, and we imagine it does not require a very great stretch of the imagination to conceive a shade which, in contradistinction to white or grey, may be called black opacity.
Page 30 - ... under the immediate control of a comparatively small portion of mankind. Although an unequal distribution of the world's wealth, it is perhaps necessary that it should be so. To attain...
Page 292 - That Congress should modify the tariff so as to admit free such articles of common use as we can neither produce nor grow, and lay duties for revenue mainly upon articles of luxury and upon such articles of manufacture as will, we having the raw materials, assist in further developing the resources of the country.
Page 240 - ... shall be received at par in all parts of the United States in payment of taxes, excises, public lands, and all other dues to the United States, except for duties on imports ; and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to individuals, corporations, and associations within the United States, except interest on the public debt, and in redemption of the national currency.
Page 31 - Are we to receive an equivalent for our labor sufficient to maintain us in comparative independence and respectability, to procure the means with which to educate our children, and qualify them to play their part in the world's drama ; or must we be forced to bow the...
Page 239 - July 14, 1890, are legal tender for all debts, public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract. United States notes are legal tender for all debts, public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt.
Page 226 - One currency for the government and the people, the laborer and the office-holder, the pensioner and the soldier, the producer and the bondholder.