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40TH CONGRESS, | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
3d Session.

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Ex. Doc.
No. 83.

ANNUAL REPORT

OF

THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

SHOWING THE

OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE

INSTITUTION FOR THE YEAR 1868.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1869.

1870, frel 21

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Hon. bhasi Tummer i

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

MARCH 1, 1869. Resolted, That five thousand copies of the report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight be printed-tbree thousand for the use of the Senate, and two thousand for the Institution; and that said report be stereotyped: Provided, That the aggregate number of pages of said report shall not exceed four hundred and fifty, with. out illustrations, except those furnished by the Institution.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

FEBRUARY 27, 1869. Resolved, That there be printed five thousand extra copies of the report of the Smithsonian Institution-three thousand for the use of the House, and two thousand for the Institution-. the same to be stereotyped at the expense heretofore provided for.

LETTER

FROM THE

SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

TRANSMITTING

The annual report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1868.

FEBRUARY 13, 1869.–Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

Washington, February 3, 1869. SIR: In behalf of the Board of Regents I have the honor to submit to the Congress of the United States the annual report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1868. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HENRY,

Secretary Smithsonian Institution. Hon. B. F. WADE,

President of the Senate. Hon. SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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