Gales and Seaton's Register of Debates in Congress - 01/20/1836

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Debate over the number of copies of the report on the Smithson bequest, the President's message to Congress and Smithson's will that should be printed. Someone raises the question of what is to be done with the fund but the reply is that it would be premature to discuss a course of action before the money has been delivered to the Treasury.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Chapin, Graham H
  • Howard, Benjamin C
  • Mann, Abijah Jr
  • Parker, James
  • United States Congress


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Gales and Seaton's Register of Debates in Congress vol II-III (Book)

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  • 1836
  • 01/20/1836


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Printing, Public
  • Debates and Debating
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • SI, Early History
  • Congressional Debates


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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 2236-2237

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