Chart of the investments made with funds from the Smithsonian Bequest

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Chart of the investments made with funds from the Smithsonian Bequest  (1842) 
by the Smithsonian Bequest
April 12, 1842
From House Report 587, “Report of the Select Committee on the bequest of James Smithson”
From the National Archives and Records Administration; Record Group 233: Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789 - 2015; Series: Records of Early Select Committees, 1793 - 1909; File Unit: Committee Reports and Papers of Various Select Committees from the 27th Congress, 1841 - 1843; ARC #306709

Stocks in Which the Smithsonian Fund is Invested.
Stock Amount (Rate of Interest.)& When Payable When and Where Redeemable For What Object Issued.
"State of Arkansas
Ditto.———
$38,000—
$500,000—
6 per Cent. Payable at New York
——————Do.——————
First of Jany, 1868, at New York———
26th of October 1861———Do.—————
Issued to Bank of the State of Arkansas.
Real Estate Bank of State of Arkansas.
"Michigan $8,000 Do. First Monday of July 1858, at New York, or at any time thereafter as the State may choose. Detroit and Pontiac Rail Road Company.
"Illinois $13,000— 6 per cent. payable at New York, or Philadelphia, at the option of the Holder. At New York or Philadelphia, at the pleasure of the State after 1860. Bank and Internal Improvement Stock
"Illinois $3,000— ———Do—————— At New York or Philadelphia, at the pleasure of the State, after the 1st January 1870 Internal Improvement Stock
"Illinois $30,000— 6 per cent. Payable at New York. At New York ——————, at the pleasure of the State, after the 1st of January 1870. Ditto. ————— Ditto.
"Illinois $10,000— 6 per Cent. Payable at New York, or Philadelphia at the option of the Holder. At New York or Philadelphia at the pleasure of the State after the year 1860. Illinois and Michigan Canal Stock.
"Ohio $18,000— 6 per Cent. Payable at New York. At the pleasure of the State at any time after the 31st of December 1860 State of Ohio Canal Stock
"United States Created by Act of 21st July 1841. $1,291 —5½ per Cent. At the pleasure of the United States, at any time after the 31st December 1844.

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