John Quincy Adams's Speech in 24th Congress, Sess 1, House of Representatives

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Adams reports the conclusions of the select committee of the message of the President relating to the bequest of James Smithson. The committee concluded that Congress has the power to accept and administer the fund.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848
  • United States Congress


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  • Title 20, Education
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The Appendix to Gales and Seaton's Register of Congressional Debates vol II-III (Book)

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  • 1836
  • 01/14/1836


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Trusts and trustees
  • SI, Early History


Washington (D.C.)


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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 78-80

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