Amendment to the bill (S. 18) to establish the Smithsonian Institution

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In section 2, line 2, strike out all after the word "by" to the word "it" and insert "the National Institute, under such direction of Congress, from time to time shall prescribe". Throughout the bill, replace "managers" or "board" with "officers of the National Institute" or "National Institute".


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Woodbury, Levi
  • United States Congress
  • Board of Regents
  • National Institute


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  • S. 18, amended
  • Title 20, Education
  • Bill


for other bills relating to the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution see S. 245, S. 259, S. 293, S. 292, H. R. 5, H.R. 863, H.R. 386, H.R. 418, H.R. 1, H.R. 1160, H.R. 1161

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  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Board of Managers
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums



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