House of Representatives Rep. No. 277, report from the Select Committee on the Smithsonian Bequest

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Summary

John Quincy Adams from the Select Committee on the Smithsonian Bequest presented a comprehensive report of all facts and documents relating to the Smithson Bequest and the management of the fund. The report accompanied the bill H.R. 1. The documents presented include Andrew Jackson's letter to Congress informing them of the Smithson Bequest, Smithson's will, correspondence between Richard Rush and Secretary of State Forsyth and correspondence between Richard Rush and other English and American officials.

Author

26th Congress, Sess. 1

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Forsyth, John 1780-1841
  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848
  • Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
  • United States Congress
  • United States President

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • H.R. Rep. No. 26-277, 1840
  • Title 20, Education
  • Report - Congressional

Contained within

United States Congressional Serial Set (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1977
  • 03/05/1840

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Equity pleading and procedure
  • Letters
  • Actions and defenses
  • Wills

Form/Genre

Report - Congressional

Physical description

Number of pages: 153; Page Numbers: 1-153

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