House of Representatives Proceedings 02/28/1846

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Mr. Owen from the Select Committee on the Smithsonian reports back H.R. no. 5 with a substitute and a resolution that the report be printed and referred to the Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union. Mr. Owen makes a statement that the business of establishing the Smithsonian was long overdue and proposed to establish a specific day in April when the subject could be taken up so that it would be impossible to lay it aside or refer it to a committee any longer. The bill is made the special order of the day for the second Tuesday in April.


  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • United States Congress


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  • 1846
  • 02/28/1846


  • Printing
  • Debates and Debating
  • Committees
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • SI, Early History
  • Congressional Debates


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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 441

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