The Department of Commerce: July 1, 1913

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913 - 63 páginas
 

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Página 2 - Union, at a time and place to be agreed on, to take into consideration the trade of the United States, to examine the relative situations and trade of the said states, to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common interest and their permanent harmony...
Página 2 - They are the more naturally led to this conclusion, as, in the course of their reflections on the subject,. they have been induced to think that the power of regulating trade is of such comprehensive extent, and will enter so far into the general system of the Federal Government, that to give it efficacy, and to obviate questions and doubts concerning its precise nature and limits, may require a correspondent adjustment of other parts of the Federal system.
Página 10 - Department to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce, the mining, manufacturing, shipping, and fishery industries, the labor interests, and the transportation facilities of the United States...
Página 61 - Assistant inspectors, appointed as provided by law, shall perform such duties of actual inspection as may be assigned to them under the direction, supervision, and control of the local inspectors.
Página 11 - It is his further duty to make such special investigations and furnish such information to the President or Congress as may be required by them on the foregoing subject matters and to make annual reports to Congress upon the work of said department.
Página 58 - All steam vessels navigating any waters of the United States which are common highways of commerce, or open to general or competitive navigation, excepting public vessels of the United States, vessels of other countries, and boats propelled in whole or in part by steam for navigating canals, shall be subject to the provisions of this title.
Página 4 - Jackson, though this office had been in existence since the act of September 22, 1789. The General Post Office was constituted the Post Office Department by the act approved June 8, 1872. The discussions in the early Congresses looking toward the establishment of another executive department centered around what was termed a " Home Department, ' ' and the then important work of government in connection with land and Indian affairs formed the nucleus from which was established, under the act of March...
Página 18 - THE CENSUS. The Bureau of the Census is charged with the duty of taking the decennial censuses of the United States, of making certain other statistical investigations at regular intervals of years, and of collecting such special statistics as may be authorized by law from time to time.
Página 47 - All duties, power, authority and jurisdiction, whether 'supervisory, appellate or otherwise, now imposed or conferred upon the Secretary of the Treasury by Acts of Congress relating to merchant vessels or yachts, their measurement, numbers, names, registers, enrollments, licenses, commissions, records, mortgages, bills of sale, transfers, entry, clearance, movements and transportation of their cargoes and passengers, owners, officers, seamen...
Página 2 - It shall be his duty to superintend all matters relating to the public finances, to prepare & report plans of revenue and for the regulation of expenditures, and also to recommend such things as may in his Judgment promote the commercial interests of the US 4.

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