Gales and Seaton's Register if Debates in Congress - 12/21/1835

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Mr. Andrew Jackson Donelson reports President Andrew Jackson's letter to the U.S. Congress, informing them of James Smithson's bequest to the people of the United States to create an institution for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge."


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
  • Donelson, Andrew Jackson
  • United States Congress
  • United States President


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Gales and Seaton's Register of Debates in Congress vol XII (Book)

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


  • 1863
  • 12/21/1835


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Letters
  • SI, Early History


Congressional Record

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 14

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