An Act to incorporate a society in the District of Columbia by the name of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science

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The National Institute for the Promotion of Science is incorporated. The members of the Institute are: Peter Force, Francis Markoe, jr., Garrett R. Barry, William J. Stone, Daniel Webster, Walter Forward, John C. Spencer, Abel P. Upshur, Charles A. Wickliffe, Hugh S. Legard, John Q. Adams, William C. Preston, John J. Abert, John G. Totten, Aaron O. Dayton, and Lewis Warrington. Provisions are established concerning the obligations and liability of the Institute. Guidelines are established regarding the Institute's Constitution, by-laws, and charter.


  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848
  • Albert, John J
  • Barry, Garrett R
  • Dayton, Aaron O., d. 1858
  • Force, Peter 1790-1868
  • Forward, Walter, 1783-1852
  • Legare, Hugh S. 1797-1843
  • Markoe, Francis 1801-1871
  • Preston, William C. 1794-1860
  • Totten, John
  • Spencer, John C (John Canfield) 1788-1855
  • Stone, William James 1798-1865
  • Upshur, Abel P., 1790-1844
  • Warrington, Lewis, 1782-1851
  • Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
  • Wickliffe, Charles A., 1788-1869
  • National Institute for the Promotion of Science


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 6 Stat. 845
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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06 Stat. 845 (1842); ch. 105 (Book)

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


  • 1846
  • 07/27/1842


  • Articles of incorporation
  • Science
  • Societies
  • Science--Societies, etc


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 845-46

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