Senate Doc. No. 42, Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

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Summary

The report from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the President's message to Congress informing them of Smithson's Bequest was referred, summarized the series of events which led to the Bequest, Smithson's will, and Hungerford's recent death and having no children. The report brought up the question of whether Congress is competent to accept the bequest and whether it is proper for it to do so. The Committee concluded yes to both questions.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Hungerford, Henry James c. 1808-1835
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • S. Doc No. 24-42, 1936
  • 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
  • 01/05/1836

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Actions and defenses
  • SI, Early History

Form/Genre

Report - Congressional

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1-4

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