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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/13th Congress/3rd Session/Resolution 3

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III. Resolution, empowering the joint library committee of Congress to contract for the purchase of Mr. Jefferson’s library.

Purchase of the library of Mr. Jefferson.Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the joint library committee of the two houses of Congress be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to contract on their part for the purchase of the library of Mr. Jefferson, late President of the United States, for the use of both houses of Congress; and that the committee lay the terms of said contract before Congress, for their ratification.

Approved, October 21, 1814.