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The general powers of the Joint Committee on Printing are set forth. The standards of paper and the quantities of public printing are established. Of the Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, 8,000 copies will be printed: 1,500 for the Senate, 3,000 for the House, and 3,500 for distribution by the Bureau of Ethnology. Of the report of the Smithsonian Institution, 10,000 copies will be printed: 1,000 for the Senate, 2,000 for the House, 5,000 for distribution by the Smithsonian Institution, and 2,000 for distribution by the National Museum.


  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States Congress House
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Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 28 Stat. 601
  • Title 44, Public Printing and Documents
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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28 Stat. 601 (1895); ch. 23 (Book)

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


  • 1895
  • 01/12/1895


  • Printing
  • Government publications
  • Annual Reports


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 601, 613, 616

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