House of Representatives Proceedings 01/19/1836

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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.


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


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  • Title 20, Education
  • Congressional Record


this proposal is debated in the House the following day.

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The Congressional Globe, vol. II (Book)

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


  • 1836
  • 01/19/1836


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


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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 123

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