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TWENTY-NIN'1`H CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 178. 1846. 105 the case may be, and, being signed by the chancellor and secretary of the board, shall be a. sufficient voucher for settlement and payment at the treasury of the United States. And the board of regents shall be authorized to employ such persons as they may deem necessary to €¤¤Pl*>>¤¤¢¤¤ superimend the erection of the building and iitting up the rooms of the institution. And all laws for the protection of public property in themed. the city of Washington shall apply to, and be in force for, the protection of the lands, buildings, and other property, of said institution. And all moneys recovered by, or accruing to, the institution, shall be Marley; acmpaid into the treasury of the United States, to the credit of the Smith- im W Uw imisonian bequest, and separately accounted for, as provided in the act ::f,;°":,?cb°ul;:;S approved July first, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, accepting said ary. bequest. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, in proportion as suitable Ml ¤bj¤=1S_¤i' arrangements can be made for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, beicitgsng {0 tné plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging, or ll- is- T :;‘jhhereafter to belong, to the United States, which may be in the city of ;,€,$2j ind ai Washington, in whosesoever custody the same may bc, shall be deliv- ralrkiqd in mid ered to such persons as may be authorized by the board of regents to b' "‘g‘ receive them, and shall be arranged in such order, and so classed, as but [to] facilitate the examination and study of them, in the building so as aforesaid to be erected for the institution ; and the regents of said N? Flwglmegg institution shall alierwards, as new specimens in natural history, _°,]°,g :,’;§,p:;,8_ geology, or mineralogy, may be obtained for the museum of the insti- y classed and tution, by exchanges of duplicate specimens belonging to the institu “"‘“g°‘i‘ tion, (which they are hereby authorized to make,) or by donatic 11, which they may receive, or otherwise, cause such new specimens to be also appropriately classed and arranged. And the minerals, books, book *’g”°”l"; mt nnscripts, and other property, of James Smithson, which have been June? Sm?,];,,,:' received by the government of the United States, and are now placed rww in departin the department of state, shall be removed to said institution, and 3*;;;:10,;;*:; shall be preserved separate and apart from other property of the insti· ma institution. tution. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the board Secretary or of regents shall take charge of 'the building and property of said insti- gada °:?llbu‘*f tution, and shall, under their direction, make a. fair and accurate ing? 6,,,0 (ind record of all their proceedings, to be preserved in said institution; ¤¤¤¥¢ = r¤<=·>¤l ¤f and the said secretary shall also discharge the duties of librarian and L} of keeper of the museum, and may, with the consent of the board of library, ore., and regents, employ assistants; and the said oiicers shall receive for ;:{’;°Y ""’° their services such sum as may be allowed by the board of regents, to dm Hamm be paid semi-annually on the first day of January and July; and the or omega. Re said officers shall be removable by the board of regents, whenever, in :*0°’;bl¤ by UW their judgment, the interests of the institution require any of the said M ' officers to be changed. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the members and honorary Members and members of said institution may hold such stated and special meet- ::;°'°2a, m:;; ings, for the supervision of the affairs of said institution and the msec and apeadvice and instruction of said board of regents, to be called in the ml ¤*¢¢**¤B*- manner provided for in the by·laws of said institution, at which the President, and in his absence the Vice-President, of the United States shall preside. And the said regents shall make, from the prQ£g:“lfO:PP:,fé interest of said fund, an appropriation, not exceeding an average of gradual formatwenty-five thousand dollars annually, for the gradual formation of a ”°° °*`*m*¤"· library composed of valuable works pertaining to all departments of human knowledge. Sec. 9. And be it further enarted, That of any other moneys which ,h°’;g;’d“€‘;' have accrued, or shall hereafter accrue, as interest upon the said pogggk m,,??,, Von. IX. Pun. -— 14