House of Representatives Proceedings, 02/27/1840

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Mr. Adams asks to be given the floor to present a report from the Select Committee on the Smithsonian Bequest. An objection is made by Mr. Jones who wants to make a different issue the special order for the day. Objections are made to his request and in the end neither presented their matters of business.


  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848
  • Jones, John W
  • United States Congress
  • Select Committee on the Smithsonian Bequest


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  • 1840
  • 02/27/1840


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Debates and Debating
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Congressional Debates


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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 225-226

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