House of Representatives Proceedings 01/12/1839

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The House moves to fulfill its part of the Senate resolution forming a committee to explore the best means of fulfilling the requirements of the Smithson bequest. The resolution is concurred in and the Speaker authorized to appoint a committee of nine. Also, Mr. Keim offers a joint resolution that the committee on the Smithson bequest be instructed to inquire into the establishment of a professorship of the German language as part of the literary instruction.


  • Keim, George M
  • United States Congress
  • United States Congress House


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  • 1839
  • 01/12/1839


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Literature
  • Committees
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • SI, Early History
  • College teachers
  • German language


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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 108

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