Rufus Choate's Speech to the 28th Congress, Sees.. 2, Senate

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Choate is critical of the bill, arguing that although it is clear that no school, college or university is to be erected with the funds, the proposed institution, by hiring professors and admitting students of the various departments, is essentially a school. He argues that the institution proposed would benefit only those who are located in close proximity to Washington. He is also critical that lectures are confined to physical sciences.


  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 62-65

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