An Act making Appropriations for sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-one

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The sum of $500 is appropriated for repairing the fence around that portion of the mall where the Smithsonian building is situated. For the surveying the public lands, $50,000 is provided. The sum of $4,000 is appropriated for the preservation of the collections of the exploring and surveying expeditions of the government.


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  • 12 Stat. 104
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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12 Stat. 104 (1860); ch. 211 (Book)

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


  • 1863
  • 06/25/1860


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Museum finance
  • Fences
  • Architecture
  • Preservation of materials
  • Finance
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Surveying
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 104, 108-09

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