An Act to repeal a part of the sixth section of the act, entitled "An act to provide for the support of the Military Academy of the United States for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes," passed July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight

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That part of the Act of July 7, 1838, ch. 169 relative to the investment of the interest on the Smithsonian bequest is repealed. The annual interest accruing on the investment of the bequest shall be invested in any stock of the United States bearing a rate of interest not less than five per centuum per annum.


Smithson, James 1765-1829


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  • 5 Stat. 465
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Refers to 5 Stat. 264 (1838); ch. 169

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05 Stat. 465 (1841); ch. 25 (Book)

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


  • 1856
  • 09/11/1841


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Investments


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 465

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