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

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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.


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


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Appendix to the Congressional Globe vol XV (Book)

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  • 1846
  • 04/22/1846


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

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