House of Representatives Proceedings 01/19/1836

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Summary

Mr. Chapin proposes that 5, 000 copies of the report on the Smithson bequest, President Jackson's letter to Congress and Smithson's will be printed because the foundation of the Smithsonian Institution will likely be of interest to many people. The motion lies on the table for one day.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Chapin, Graham H
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Congressional Record

Notes

this proposal is debated in the House the following day.

Contained within

The Congressional Globe, vol. II (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1836
  • 01/19/1836

Topic

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

Form/Genre

Congressional Record

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 123

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