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Congress Notified of Smithson Bequest

Congress Notified of Smithson Bequest
December 17, 1835
Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 26, 833
Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901., p. 125
President Andrew Jackson notifies the United States Congress of James Smithson's bequest. The matter is referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and a select House Committee chaired by former President John Quincy Adams, who now serves in the House of Representatives.
Smithson Bequest
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848, Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845, Smithson, James 1765-1829, United States President, United States Congress
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