Miscellaneous Documents: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 49th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 3

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Page 7 - The property is bequeathed to the United States of America, "to found at Washington, under the name of the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Page 10 - By the publication of separate treatises on subjects of general interest. 1. These treatises may occasionally consist of valuable memoirs translated from foreign languages, or of articles prepared under the direction of the Institution, or procured by offering premiums for the best exposition of a given subject.
Page 5 - That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their best exertions to procure the passage of a law...
Page 9 - In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of The United States to be hereunto affixed.
Page 5 - And be it further resolved, That his excellency, the Governor, be requested to forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
Page 33 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to introduce and vote for a bill to repeal an Act entitled ' an Act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 12 - That hereafter the annual appropriations shall be apportioned specifically among the different objects and operations of the Institution in such manner as may, in the judgment of the Regents, be necessary and proper for each, according to its intrinsic importance, and a compliance in good faith with the law.
Page 354 - I find a frank acknowledgment of one's ignorance is not only the easiest way to get rid of a difficulty, but the likeliest way to obtain information, and therefore I practise it ; I think it an honest policy.

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