An Act to provide for publishing an account of the discoveries made by the Exploring Expedition, under the command of Lieutenant Wilkes, of the United States Navy

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An account of the discoveries made by the Exploring Expedition under the command of Lt. Charles Wilkes is to be published with illustrations and in a form similar to the voyage of the Astrolabe, published by the Government of France. For the safe-keeping and arrangement of such objects of natural history, the same shall be deposited and arranged in the upper room of the Patent Office, under the care of such person as may be appointed by the Joint Committee on the Library.


  • Wilkes, Charles 1798-1877
  • Astrolabe (Ship)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)
  • United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Library
  • United States Patent Office


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 5 Stat. 534
  • Title 35, Patents
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

05 Stat. 534 (1842); ch. 204 (Book)

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  • 1856
  • 08/26/1842


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Specimens


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 534

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