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OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE

INSTITUTION FOR THE YEAR 1858.

WASHINGTON:
WILLIAM A, HARRIS, PRINTER.

1859.

213605 LETTER

OP THE

SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

COMMUNICATING

The Annual Report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of

the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1858.

FEBRUARY 23, 1859.-Read, and ordered to lie on the table. FEBRUARY 24, 1859.-Resolved, That there be printed, in addition to the usual number of the Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1858, five thousand copies for the use of the Smithsonian Institution: Provided, That the aggregate number of pages contained in said report shall not exceed four hundred and fifty pages, without wood-cuts or plates, except those furnished by the Institution. Attest:

ASBURY DICKINS, Secretary.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

Washington, February 24, 1859. Sir: In behalf of the Board of Regents, I have the honor to submit to the House of Representatives of the United States the Annuai Report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1858. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HENRY,

Secretary Smithsonian Institution. Hon. JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

President of the Senate.

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

SHOWING

THE OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE INSTITUTION

UP TO JANUARY 1, 1859, AND THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD UP TO FEBRUARY 15, 1859.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

In obedience to the act of Congress of August 10, 1846, establishing the Smithsonian Institution, the undersigned, in behalf of the Regents, submit to Congress, as a report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution, the following documents :

1. The Annual Report of the Secretary, giving an account of the operations of the Institution during the year 1858.

2. Report of the Executive Committee, giving a general statement of the proceeds and disposition of the Smithsonian fund, and also an account of the expenditures for the year 1858.

3. Proceedings of the Board of Regents up to February 15, 1859.
4. Appendix.
Respectfully submitted.

R. B. TANEY, Chancellor.
JOSEPH HENRY, Secretary.

OFFICERS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.

JAMES BUCHANAN, Ex officio Presiding Officer of the Institution. ROGER B. TANEY, Chancellor of the Institution.

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JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE, Vice President of the United States.
ROGER B. TANEY, Chief Justice of the United States.
JAMES G. BERRET, Mayor of the City of Washington.
JAMES A. PEARCE, member of the Senate of the United States.
JAMES M. MASON, member of the Senate of the United States.
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, member of the Senate of the United States.
WILLIAM H. ENGLISH, member of the House of Representatives.
L. J. GARTRELL, member of the House of Representatives.
BENJAMIN STANTON, member of the House of Representatives.
GIDEON HAWLEY, citizen of New York.
RICHARD RUSH, citizen of Pennsylvania.
GEORGE E. BADGER, citizen of North Carolina.
CORNELIUS C. FELTON, citizen of Massachusetts.
ALEXANDER D. BACHE, citizen of Washington.
JOSEPH G. TOTTEN, citizen of Washington.

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