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OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE

INSTITUTION FOR THE YEAR 1857.

WASHINGTON:
JAMES B. STEEDMAN, PRINTER,

1858.

LETTER

OF THE

SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

COMMUNICATING

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

Smithsonian Institution for the year 1857.

MAY 27, 1858. JUNE 12, 1858.-Resolved, That there be printed of the Report on the Condition of the Smithsonian Institution, seven thousand copies; five thousand copies for the use of the members of the House of Representatives, and two thousand for the use of the Institution.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

Washington, May 26, 1858. Sir: In behalf of the Board of Regents, I have the honor to submit to the Senate of the United States the Annual Report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1857. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HENRY,

Secretary Smithsonian Institution, Hon. JAMES L. ORR,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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