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" ... that, situated as we are in this western hemisphere, more than three thousand miles from any fixed or known meridian, it would be proper, in a national point of view to establish a first meridian for ourselves ; and that measures should be taken for... "
A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ... - Page 160
by John Vose - 1834 - 184 pages
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 9

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1810
...centuries, when Europe was emerging from the dark ages, and a spirit of enterprize and discovery had arisen in the south of Europe, and various plans were formed,...United States, and the particular states, or their sea coasts, which have been published in this country, the committee find, that the pubUshers have...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volumes 8-9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810
...thousand miles from any fixed or known meridian, it would be proper, in a national point 01' riew, to establish a first meridian for ourselves ; and...States. " In examining the maps and charts of the United Statesand the particular states, or their sea coasts, which have been published in this country, the...
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A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia ...

David Bailie Warden - 1816 - 212 pages
...and Greenwich in England, and that proper instruments should be procured. This Committee observed, " that situated as we are in this western hemisphere,...establishment of such a meridian in the United States ; that no place perhaps is more proper than the seat of government." This subject was referred to the...
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A System of Astronomy: On the Principles of Copernicus

John Vose - 1827 - 252 pages
...centuries, when Europe was emerging from the dark ages, and a spirit of enterprise and discovery had arisen in the south of Europe, and various plans were formed,...United States, and the particular states, or their sea coasts, which have been published in this country, the committee find, that the publishers have...
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Annals of the Congress of the United States, Volume 2

United States. Congress - 1811
...terms: "That, situated as we are in the West' ern hemisphere, more than three thousand miles distant from any fixed or known meridian, it would be proper,...establishment of such a meridian in the United States ;" and aUo " that no place, perhaps, is more proper than the seat of Government." The Secretary of...
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Remarks Upon the Establishment of an American Prime Meridian

Charles Henry Davis - 1849 - 40 pages
...expressed a clear and decided opinion. " Situated as we are," says the committee on Lambert's memorial, " in this western hemisphere, more than three thousand...to establish a first meridian for ourselves ; and measures should be taken for the eventual establishment of such a meridian in the United States. In...
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Bulletin - United States National Museum, Issue 101

United States National Museum - 1917
...and Greenwich in England, and that proper instruments should be procured. This committee observed, " that situated as we are in this western hemisphere,...establishment of such a meridian in the United States; that no place perhaps is more proper than the seat of government." This subject was referred to the...
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Bulletin, Issue 101

United States National Museum - 1917
...and Greenwich in England, and that proper instruments should be procured. This committee observed, " that situated as we are in this western hemisphere,...establishment of such a meridian in the United States ; that no place perhaps is more proper than the seat of government." This subject was referred to the...
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Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and ...

Andreas Daum, Christof Mauch - 2005 - 318 pages
...committee: "Situated as we are, in this western hemisphere, more than three thousand miles distant from any fixed or known meridian, it would be proper,...view, to establish a first meridian for ourselves"; it was added that "no place, perhaps, is more proper than the seat of government."9 In 1812, Secretary...
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