United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Resolution 2

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May 26, 1824.
II. Resolution providing a place of deposit for the portrait of Columbus, and directing the distribution of certain copies of the Declaration of Independence, now in the Department of State.

Portrait of Columbus to be placed in the library of Congress.Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the portrait of Columbus, presented to the nation by G. G. Barrell, United States’ Consul at Malaga, be placed in the library of Congress.

Copies of the Declaration of Independence to be distributed.Resolved, That the two hundred copies of the Declaration of Independence, now in the Department of State, be distributed in the manner following: two copies to each of the surviving signers of the Declaration of Independence; two copies to the President of the United States; two copies to the Vice President of the United States; two copies to the late President, Mr. Madison; two copies to the Marquis de Lafayette; twenty copies for the two houses of Congress; twelve copies for the different departments of government; two copies for the President’s House; two copies for the Supreme Court room; one copy to each of the governors of the states; and one to each branch of the legislatures of the states; one copy to each of the governors of the territories of the United States; and one copy to the legislative council of each territory; and the remaining copies to the different universities and colleges of the United States, as the President of the United States may direct.

The President to cause the distribution to be made.Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause the distribution of the said copies of the Declaration of Independence to be made, agreeably to the foregoing resolution.

Approved, May 26, 1824.