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Fifty Facts: Showing That The Military And Naval Establishme...

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1. The animal civil expenses of the United States scarcely excecd 25 cents to cach oí the people. For the year onding June 30, 1845, íhoy were only $3,014,554, while the War expenses were $17,923,729. 2. Tbe wholc sum expended hy our government for civil purposes, sincö the adoption of tho Constitution, is than $149.000,000; while the war expenses, f rom Januanj 1, 1836, to March 3, 1813, have been ? earhj 8154,000,000!! 3. Ilcro is Massachusetts, disfinguishedaboveall her sister States for her virtuo and intelligence, boasting of her Common School System as thc crown of her glory and bulwark of her dutenec. Since 1931, shc hos paidout of her treasury, for the support of her militia, $210,595,75! Thc General Governmenf, during the time, expended on is preparations for defensc and for pürpóscs connected with war, $210,909,035! So, if we divide the approprialions of the Government equally among the twenty si.x States, we find that the sum drawn out of the national and State treasuries for martini Ucfcnscot Massachusetta alono is 8,354,813,11 sincol831ü! 4. A distinguished gentleman, who has spent much time in investigations of this kind, has sumined up the bill of cost of supporting the militia system of the U. States, at -950,000,000 per annum!- Now, then, lot us take half of this sum as the average annual cost of the system, and we shall fino that it has drawn from tho people of this country ihe sum of $375,000,000 since 1831.'5. Last year tliis militia system dreu out orthctrcasury of Massaeh'uselts -S50,000! A carefully prepared tablc o1 statistics show us.that the Slatc has expended ncarly half a million ofdollars on the same harlequin institution during the last jiflecn year si G. Our National Government oxpends Eighty por cent of ils reverme in kooping us in a state ofdefense. 7. The mercantile shipping of the civilizad tvorld amounts to aboul 8,000,000 tons ; which is worth, new and old, $30 per ton ; and nets, clear of expenses, interest and insurance, 10 per cent. or $24,000,000 per annum. The apprnprialion to the British Navy.jur the cur-1 rent year is L33,020,000 8. The American Board of Foreign Missions has become almost a vonder of :he world for its exterisife operations ofCfiristiun philanthropy in höothèn lands Sincc ts institution, it hfts rcccivcd am disburscd more than $2,000.000 for the promulgation of the Gospel. The .Military Academy at West Poiul has roceived from the Government more than 1,000,000!!! 0. The oflkcrs of the U. S. Navy recoive as salnry over $2,000,000 per annüm. The ministers of the Gospel rebêivs'dn average salary of. $500 each. - Thcn the pay of our naval office re equals that reccived by 4000 ministers for all their labors of love, in scason and out of season. 10. From March 4th, 1780, to June Süth, 1814, our Government expended on ho War Department $003,438,851. - or civil purposes, comprehending the expenses of the executive, the legislativo, he judiciary. the post oftice,light houses, Tnd intercourác with foreign nations, íílGl, 130,110. 11. The value of all the cotton exportcd from the United States from 1821 to 1342, inclusivo.was 886,084,209. The profit on iliis amount at 10 per cent, clear of nll loases nnd expenses, nnd tho nterest of the capital invested, would be 88,008,420. Theapproprintions to the S. Navy, during the same period, ïavc amounted to sj72,012,484, leavina balance of more than #15,000,000 in favor of tho cotton interest above tho cxpenditures of tho Navy. Pitteen millions of dollars, then, is all that "sinews bought and sold have carneri" in the cotton fields of the South, for 22 years, abovo the cost of our glorious lillle navy!12. It costs nnicii hard labor bcncatli a hurning sun, ío produco n bushcl of wheat. A croj) of tlii.s important grnin covers over the farmer' year with solicitudc and toil, and hc is apt to reckon in tlic just rêward of Imr labor wilh the profits of his erop of wheat. Fiftcen por cent, clenr of the interest' f the capital invested in lnnd, implementa and hired and personal labor, is n liberal es'.imate for the profit nccruing to tho wheat and corn growor. In 1842 thoro wem produced ín the United States 100,000,000 bushels of wheaf, worlh, at 75 cents per bushcl, 875,000,000 fhdian corn, 142,000.000 bushels at 40 ets. 50,800,000 Tolnl 8131,300,000 15l'roütat 15 per con', $10,770.000,00 Appropriation to tho Army and Navy tho same year, 20,150. 101,00 [lard working farmers, is not tliat n 'scrap ofcurious ïnfornialion" toyou? 13. There are 1521 nn val ofllcers in io pay of t!ie Government, whoso salaics average '$.1,300 etich, por annum. There are 45 war ships, carrying 150-1 uns, in actual service. The cost of ijiccring each ship,lhcn,amounts to $45,, 000 per annum. Government has more han one officer, at the saïqry of $1,300, to every gun in sorvic.c! 14. In 1837, the French goverement expended more on itsnavy than its whole■Jicrcantilo marino would bring in the market, at 10 per ton ; a high average for the commercial shippiug of the vorld. 15. Tho annual appropriations to the Dritish navy e.xceed the net profits of he wliole mercantile marine of Grcaf jriiain, Trance and the United States. 16. In 1823, all the commercial shiping wc had on the river, lake and ocean, mounted to 1,13(30,505 tons. The apropriation io tlienavy.that year, was $2,03,70'G; and the revenuo from customs -as 'S'19,069,-133. In 1843 our morcanJc marino, foreign and domestic, amounted to 2,153,002 tons. The approropriation to ihc Navy for the samo year was $7,i)G:j,G78, and tho revenue [ from customs about $18.000,000- less by a million than that of IS'31.17. Tho United States ha3 about 1,000,000 tons of shipping engaged in Coreign trade, whose net annual profil ís LG, 000,000 ) and thcappropriation lo our navy for llie last ycar, was 86,339,787! 19. In 1790, when the country h;id just emerged froni a long and wast ing war, and was rnoro c.tposed lo forcign invasión than at any periodofits natiunal èxisïencè) and rhen its population was only 3,929.827 - tlio adniinistration of tbc great Washington, in carrying uut the maxim, 'in time of peafce prepare for war appropriatcd to the military departrrent S83ö,61S. lii 1838, when thé world was in profound penco, and no powerful tribes of Indians surrounded the republic witb a cordon of dangcrous foes ; and when the populalion had iooreased to 16,000,000, quadrupüngthal of 1790, the governmeni appropriited 9l9:93G,lil2 lothe Military establishment alone! non rl v treenttf Jive timos the sum nppropriated for the same department in 1700, wi]en tlio country was the most exposod to, mui least able to encounter, danger froin wilhojt and within! li. The cii-il expenses of goverriment, cithor in Great lïritian,thc Uniied diales, or Francc, would never lmve crented the nccessitv of imposing the slighest resiriction on a trnde ns freo as the winds; of taxing a foreign article with a fnrthing of duly ; of contracting the' dobt of a shilling to sustain the majesty ofa existence. The civil o.vpenditnres of the British Government, embracing all the cost of her royalty and aristocracy and colonial jurisdiction, throughont her world-widc empire, does not average $10000,000, per annum ; but a ültíe more tlian KiFTY ('knts a head on the populoion of tho United Kingdom. The civil expenses of the Uniied States do net excoed thirty cents a head on tho people. 20. Froin 1791 lo 1815, tho aggregate oxpenditures of Grcat Britain on Us nrmy, navy, and ordnnnce, was $3,591,113,400; equnl to One Hundred and Twelvo Thousnnd, Threo Ilundrcd and Sixteen Tons of pure silver, estimnting S10 to the pound. This sum in ilvei would lade Threo Ilundrcd and Scvcnty Pourships, each with Threc Ilundred tons of that precious motnl. There are a great many trophics of British vrvlor in the towcr of London, such as old bloodsiained standards, rusty iirc-locks.swords, brass waistcoats, &c., and thousands o thechildren of the dead warriors cryingfor potatoe skins and tho husks thatswine cal through the roalm.21: The cost of eupporlinp n fing'e gun in one of our sloops of war, for a singlo ycar in service, would support 30 missionarics in hcatlicn lands, or put tlie New Testament into the hands of I 0,000 pagans. 22. Di. bis speech on the Army Approprintion Bill, exposos f lic pr fligatc policy of the govermhent in relation to war expenses. The major general receives $7, 144,88 per annum n saldry or permites ; equul to the income of twenly four farms, capital íind labor includctl. A brigadier general receives 81.G00, erjna! to thc proccedí of 15 farms, each worth $.7,000, and labor inc!uded. An adju'ant general receives $3,8i, a aum eqiial to ;be proceeds of t3 faímí?vorlb oach $5,000 and labor includcd. An inspector general receives íl,lñ.-5, eqnal tq Uie procoeds of 14 farms, worlh cacb S5,000 nnd labor jiiclndi J. A quartermaster general receives LS,7G7, cguá) to thc proceeda of 12 farnip, each worth O5,000 and Jabor included. A commissary general receivea $3,88%, cqnal to Ihe proceeds of Í2 fafms, cpcIi worlh ñs,000, labor included. A eurgeon general receivea $8,682, equal to thc proceeds of 12 lurms, woíth eacñ $5,000, labor neluded. A colonel receives #3,916, equal to thc proceedi? of 1ÍJ farms ; a major $2,dO7,pquaI to the pro ceedsof'J farms; n cnjitain L,t:M, cquol to tlie proceeds of7 fHrine, worth eaefi irt all cases ;í,000 labor includod.23. Twenly Ihree mathematica! professors are now maintauied by the Ünitccl Kutea nl a salary per liend of #ñ1(io aíiDiíftlIy, and thrce tcnclicrs oflangiiages at LG00 a head. For tlieeingle brancli öf malhemalics álonej tliercforc, tinglit by twenly Ilirct' profcsèoh to three liundrcd mitlslii)iii('i), the govern ment jmys 27,000 ó.nnoa]ly, - S'av Yor Sun. 24. Tlic whcle nmotmt recciied last yen by the variouo imtinnoj socioties in tlic U. S fcr dissctiiinating tito Gospel nnioog the liea tlien,Si ih? dcstiuiteat Iioine, va {J71,C35 dol lan?. The War expendes of llie present year ivluch iimy bc called the Míesíod vf Gun poivder, omount' to 18,1,601 dolJora - ui amount sixtren times reaier. SIS. Fort l'ula.'-ki, nt tlie cnlrancc of the port gf Savannsbj hns already cost COü 000 dollars and 'm not half finished. - l'ilot.20. Wood wasshipped from New Orleans to Florida to eupply the atmy there witli fucl and landed wlierc the trees were eo tltick tliat room could scarculy be found lor cording it up. It cost simply only from 30 to40 dollars per cord, the oldiors nul marines (Ik not Ijire (hcmsclvcs out for woud choppera. - Think of a warrior, fired with glory an Hollnnd gin, swinging an oxe into a live oak r jiine, for fuel! You miglil as well set hiir góUing out manurc. '27. Thn pay of tho members of ihe last Cun-icss waa 321,000. 'J'he pay of iht Naval OfRcers who wefe 'wnilinjr ordort?," or on kavo of abáonce - tliat is do'wg ïMhtng - during th same year was 3I0,00ü duUortl 28. Tho cost nf th? powdcr P.tploiTed to usher in the Sabbat h wilii a moro'mg Gun, throngh the whole lirtc or'forta tlml btirrotuid this country, ainounfs in ilie coiirsc of n vt-ar, lo a som suflïcioot lo fnnu.-h oiié hlirfdrtwl Subbnlh schools al the West with aiople libraricp. 29. The PCfinfylvoMia phij) of the LiiifViiFt 80ff,(J00 düllars-inore th'ii) hae ever beeu éxpepded upon uil onr lokes in muking liarbors - and it requires 200,000 annnully to icep her in commiseion. 30. Sinco ho doption of our national conititution, the United Staíee, exclusive of the :06t of armjng &nd drilling the milita; havfwpcmled t,000,003,()00clo!nrs iu prepunitions l"tr var in timo of penco. Tlii.s üöfti wouhl llave put a Biblc falo iln; handa of evcry hutniin boihg onesrth. It wmild have Fiipportcd two milfions óf tnhshnaric among tlie liraklieti tor n year, nml givcn a dcvotod minister of the gospel to cvety SÖÖ of the unchri?tianised myriads of tito human fnmüy! As i mrnns of civilizntion nnd social zing contmcreo, it uould have constnictcd forti thouu:ni( miles of railrond, at o cost of2i,000 dolInrs per milo. 31. 'Intime ofpence prepare for war.' n Look ut iho sum expfüidcd by tho Brilish Government in cnrryiiig out thie pagon mn.xnn. Let somc one oftlieir hftrd toiünfr, illfed unllions gneis the omöönt wrenched trom the blistercd, cnllnused hands of Inbor nnd thrówn into tliat bóttomiess gnlph which swnllowa i.p tlie revenup of the world. This fooiinr "fUioir coinitry's lcdger lúuís thus : For j.roparitigr for war in timo t(, durinjr thoai years endinor in 183B- L-H6,17ü,C03!! - a sim oqnal to 4R55 tons of pure gold, or lood fór 1-1 i-liips oCortiinary sie in gold, or ft' load for n Heet of C34 ship.s in silver! Rut if we r.dd lo this gum the L00,000,000 vvhich the 100,000 mili w lio compose the pesco estahli.-limci)t9 of Grcat HriUain wouid have' eariied, at te shillings a wcelc, it vvould sucll the aniiTiint to .ClCOOOjOOO. 32. In 1G27, onr e.vpojidilures for wnr were about niño íiiiipr ds much ns for nll oilicr purpofes. ïu 13S J, we expended for civil ofik-cs 1,800,753 dollars ; interrourso withother natioiis. $St5)JBl ; for tnisccllaneous ohj.ctp, '2,.15l,203 dollars ; for the miliUfy establishment, 5,440,09-5 dollar; for the imval Btrvicp, 3,M0ü,ï() dollars; lor rcvolufmnnry pOHsions, 1,057,121 dollars; ior variovis othcr pensions, i:7r.;i)i doltart ; for the Indian ilepnriment, ,ü::,u dollars; ibr tJio.luiiuimi ui-ui, í,íu,3uu dolars ; more tlmn thirty milhons mul a half, iti iorm of awother for war ; iéventeen times os nincli nu for the wliolc civil list, nnd ubovit ten timea aa miich ns for nll the other purposes of our governmem. From 17t to Í8SÍ, the nejrrcV ifote of oure.vpciidiinnv, with less tlinn Ihrce ycars ofnclilnl arfare, was 042,350,801 dollars; and nourly .S7,ir;i,i 17, n tuaüy third part cro for tlio civil list, almost tlio only (loparlmcnt tliat would bo nocessnry, if the wnr-systeni wcro cnlircly abolislicd. 33. The Chrislion nntions of Kurope, 'in timü of peaco,' nro èjtpchdlng 1,000,000,0(0 dollars onnually in prepnrin for war witi cach othor ; whilc iill ihn Chrislians '3f 't hij world, in the l'arg-csl niiinificcnrc of their pliilniithropy,have never Lven more than S,0ü0,000 do lars a year in prcpani){j lo preoch the joBpoI of peace to the beiiighicd rcgions of tho earih. 3t. Tht opomlioiis of tho Amcriran Board of Commissioners for P'oreipn MísííohS ore atlrnciinr tho noticc of tl.e civilizcd world, afid afe evoryw hem regarded as :i inagiijíicent of Chrislinn boicvolenno. Alrnost evcry Chrislian church in tlic Uniöii is laiil under coniribofioti lo saeta in and extcndlhese oprralioiis. Stiil the finnunl cost of supportng- o single ship of t!:c line, eveu when nncliorod in one oi'our horbors, execeds in arnount nl! lliat Iho Aiiieiican JJoard cin rnise in a year, to cu-ry the bread and Ugi( ofAiCe to ljo regrons of pagan n'aifincss.3j. Eightéeh millions of dollars nrc ttn nuirlly expeiulcd by our goveriinient in prcj ppringrror W:ic in limo of yvacc. Of,surn.six millions nrc par}, inilircetly, if yuii pienso, by pfofts1ng Chrisijnns nnd tliosa in1 litnately associatcd with tlicin, h eóstnining tic proaching of ilip gospel at homo aml nbroiuJ ; fweivQ iiuics a$ ijiücIi na thcy devoto to the cnnse of Forcign MiesJon. SG. 'l'iic nnvy is anoliic-r braucli or !eparlnicnt, of our gorernnront, wliicli vvo Iiqvo CülirnntctJ to cost us 5.000t000 d'oijorfl cr anuiim, o nn average, h u-iist Ic odmtited lioucver, lint tlris is a smnller Biim, ijjim nn averatje for the last 5 or G ycars; for froin I to 1811 incliuivc, hvwg n of five ycars, tlie ugreíjale expenditures of t!ie r.avy wero 37,054,000, leiris oijiml lo íft1, 5 11,000 per - Dinton's Lectutcs. S7. In statiug tlie pny oVoiTipcrs wc wijl pluCC OpJJOsitO tllU IMIlOllllt pUld tO tliObO wl)O rendc-red likc tervico?, previous lo 1ój, nclud:n" OAtruiJ, aa rationa Lc.And po on, nríil so on. This shows the inrcètc of jay in t lio Navy yrithin the lust cw yeura ; being more llïap doublé tlie p:ii(J Uiose who g'iruud our victorioü U) he lust war. Tliey nrc now in the receipt of more pay, hen at liome by tlieir ovu fire sidcf, llmn vlicn hejr wpre.expoeed lo all the hardshifw nd dansers of Ihe Jast vvur witii GrCjüt jritain. - IJ. Sí;. The.e (Ticers aro n ihc receipt of up nuch pay as from twenty to fifty saiJore, aid


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