Andrew Jackson's Letter to Congress Regarding the Smithson Bequest

image for Andrew Jackson's Letter to Congress Regarding the Smithson Bequest
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary
Letter by President Andrew Jackson to the United States Congress informs them that as president he has no authority to take any steps for accepting James Smithson's bequest but instructs Congress to take such measures as they deem necessary to accept the funds.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000 Box 4, Folder 3
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Executive power
Letters
SI, Early History
Smithson Bequest
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Subject
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
Smithson, James 1765-1829
United States Congress
United States President
United States President (1829-1837 : Jackson)
Physical description
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Photographic print
December 17, 1835
Type
Photographic print
Document
Standard number
2005-33527