Loftus's Inland Revenue Officers' Manual: a guide to the duties and qualifications of persons employed in the Excise Surveying Department. Written and edited by W. H. J. ... [With] wood engravings, etc

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Page 9 - Taxes are either direct or indirect. A direct tax is one which is demanded from the very person who it is intended or desired should pay it. Indirect taxes are those which are demanded from one person in the expectation and intention that he shall indemnify himself at the expense of another ; such are the excise or customs.
Page 435 - Pendulum vibrating Seconds of Mean Time in the Latitude of London in a Vacuum at the Level of the Sea...
Page 435 - May one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, the Straight Line or Distance between the Centres of the Two Points in the Gold Studs in the Straight Brass Rod, now in the Custody of the Clerk of the House of Commons, whereon the Words and Figures
Page 435 - ... the same straight line or distance between the centres of the said two points in the said gold studs in the said brass rod, the brass being at the temperature of 62 of Fahrenheit's thermometer, shall be and is hereby denominated the "Imperial Standard yard...
Page 452 - NB — You are particularly recommended to answer the questions in the order in which they are set; not omitting any one unless you are unable to do it.
Page 450 - The object of Political Economy is to point out .the means by which the industry of man may be rendered most productive of those necessaries, comforts, and enjoyments, which constitute wealth ; to ascertain the circumstances most favourable for its accumulation ; the proportions in which it is divided among the different classes of the community ; and the mode in which it may be most advantageously consumed.
Page 176 - The square described on the hypothenuse of a rightangled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares described on the other two sides.
Page 189 - From 8 times the chord of half the arc, subtract the chord of the whole arc ; one-third of the remainder will be the length of the arc nearly.
Page 9 - The producer or importer of a commodity is called upon to pay a tax on it, not with the intention to levy a peculiar contribution upon him, but to tax through him the consumers of the commodity, from whom it is supposed that he will recover the amount by means of an advance in price.
Page 162 - The angles which one straight line makes with another upon one side of it, are either two right angles, or are together equal to two right angles.

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