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THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the result of the philanthropy of an Eng“

lishman, James Smithson, a younger son of the Duke of Northumberland,
who in 1829 bequeathed a fortune of over $500,000 to the United States

to found an institution at Washington for the increase of knowledge."
The fund now amounts to over a million. The building was designed by
Renwick, architect of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York,

A COMPILATION

OF THE

MESSAGES AND PAPERS

OF THE

PRESIDENTS

1789-1907

BY

JAMES D. RICHARDSON

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

(WITH REVISIONS)

VOLUME X

PUBLISHED BY

BUREAU OF NATIONAL LITERATURE AND ART

1908

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