Change Author / Owner : House of Representatives Proceedings, 08/10/1846
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 a message from the President of the United States stating that he approved and signed the bill for the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution.