An act to amend "An Act to establish the Smithsonian Institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men," approved August 10, 1846

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Amends the act establishing the Smithsonian by striking out the words "the mayor of the city of Washington" and inserting in place thereof the words "the governor of the District of Columbia."


  • Governor of the District of Columbia
  • Mayor of the City of Washington


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  • 17 Stat. 1
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Refers to 9 Stat. 102, ch. 178 (1846)

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17 Stat. 1(1871); ch. 1 (Book)

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


  • 1873
  • 03/20/1871


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 1

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