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Section 3689, Permanent indefinite appropriations, provides for the erection of buildings and expenses of the Smithsonian Institution, being six per centum on the fund derived from the bequest of James Smithson.


Smithson, James 1765-1829


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • Rev. Stat. 720
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


This volume is an exact photo-reproduction of an original copy of 18 Stat., pt. 1. As a copy of the original is practically unobtainable, this reprint is offered to enable Law Libraries to complete their set. (Dennis & Co., Inc, Buffalo, N. Y., June, 1972)

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Revised Statutes of the U.S., 2d ed., 720 (1873-74); tit. 41 (18 Stat. (pt.1) 720 (1873-74)) (Book)

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




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  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 720, 724, 728

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