An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to receive into the Treasury the residuary Legacy of James Smithson, to authorize the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to apply the income of the said legacy, and for other purposes

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The residuary legacy of James Smithson may be received on same terms as the original bequest. The interest of such legacy shall be applied by the Board of Regents in the same manner as the interest on the original bequest


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 14 Stat 391
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Refers to the organic act creating the Smithsonian Institution, 9 Stat. 102 (1846).

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14 Stat. 391 (1867); Ch. 34 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1868
  • 02/09/1867


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Law and legislation
  • Finance
  • Finance--Law and legislation


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 391

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