House of Representatives Doc. No. 51, message from the President transmitting documents relating to the Smithsonian

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The President submitted documents relating to the Smithson Bequest. These documents included a letter from Richard Rush to Clarke, Fynmore and Fladgate setting up a meeting with them to discuss his plans to assert the right of the United States to the Smithson fund and a letter from Richard Rush to Secretary of State Fynmore informing him of the progress Rush made, people he spoke with etc.


  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Fynmore, John
  • Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
  • Vail, A
  • United States Congress
  • United States President
  • Clarke, Fynmore & Fladgate


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • H.R. Doc. No. 24-51, 1836
  • Title 20, Education
  • Report - Congressional

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United States Congressional Serial Set (Book)

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


  • 1977
  • 12/30/1836


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


Report - Congressional

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

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