Speech of F. P. Stanton to the 29th Congress, Sees. 1, House of Representatives

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Summary

Stanton's speech is in favor of the proposed bill. He responds to the objection that such a national institution is unconstitutional. He is in favor of the passage of the bill that provides for lecturers of sciences and agriculture and for an instructors of common school education. He suggests limiting the funds allotted to the library.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Stanton, Frederick P (Frederick Perry) 1814-1894
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Congressional Record

Notes

See H. R. 5

Contained within

Appendix to the Congressional Globe vol XV (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1846
  • 04/22/1846

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Observatories
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • SI, Early History
  • Congressional Debates
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Management
  • Mission statements
  • Management--Museums

Form/Genre

Congressional Record

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 891-894

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