Andrew Jackson's Letter to Congress Regarding the Smithson Bequest
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Letter by President Andrew Jackson to the United States Congress informs them that as president he has no authority to take any steps for accepting James Smithson's bequest but instructs Congress to take such measures as they deem necessary to accept the funds.
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000 Box 4, Folder 3
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
December 17, 1835
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