An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, and for other purposes

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The following sums are appropriated; $25,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the North American Indians, of which $5,000 shall be expended in continuing archaeological investigations relating to mound-builders and prehistoric mounds; $500 for the transportation of reports and maps to foreign countries; $6,000 for the expense of heating, lighting, telephonic and electrical service for the National Museum; $3,000 for exchanging literary and scientific productions with all nations; $55,000 for the preservation and care of the collections of the surveying and exploring expeditions; and $2,500 for the preservation of collections in the Armory building and for storage of duplicate government collections and of property of the United States Fish Commission.


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  • 21 Stat. 435
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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21 Stat. 435 (1881); ch. 133 (Book)

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  • 1881
  • 03/03/1881


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 435, 443, 447, 449, 452

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