Robert Dale Owen Presents Substitute Bill to Help Establish SI

 

Robert Dale Owen Presents Substitute Bill to Help Establish SI

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Year: 
1846
Month: 
february
Day: 
28
Date: 
Sat, 1846-02-28
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As part of the legislative effort to create the Smithsonian Institution, Robert Dale Owen, U.S. Representative from Indiana, reports a substitute for bill H. 5, which is referred to the Committee of the Whole. Provisions in this version include the establishment of a normal school branch of the institution with a professor of common-school instruction to improve quality of the common-school system, and for publications for the dissemination of information among the people, especially in agriculture, common-school instruction, and other useful knowledge.