for bills relating to the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution see S. 18, S. 245, S. 293, S. 292, H. R. 5, H.R. 863, H.R. 259, H.R. 418, H.R. 1, H.R. 1160, H.R. 1161, especially versions of H.R. and S. 18
The House receives the bill to establish the Smithsonian Institution. The House resolves themselves into a Committee on the Whole but the Smithsonian bill is laid on the table and the Oregon bill is taken up instead.
Smithsonian Institution Archives