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1st Session. I

No. 83.

. ANNUAL REPORT

OF

THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.

SHOWING THE

OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE

INSTITUTION FOR THE YEAR 1863.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

SHOWING

THE OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE INSTI. TUTION UP TO JANUARY, 1864, AND THE PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD UP TO MARCH 16, 1864. !

To the Senate and House of Representatives :

In obedience to the act of Congress of August 10, 1846, establishing the Smithsonian Institution, the undersigned, in behalf of the Regents, submit to Congress, as a report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution, the following documents:

1. The Annual Report of the Secretary, giving an account of the operations of the Institution, during the year 1863.

2. Report of the Executive Committee, giving a general statement of the proceeds and disposition of the Smithsonian fund, and also an account of the expenditures for the year 1863.

3. Proceedings of the Board of Regents up to March 16, 1864.
4. Appendix.
Respectfully submitted,

R. B. TANEY, Chancellor.
JOSEPH HENRY, Secretary.

LETTER

OF THE

SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

COMMUNICATING

THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CON.

DITION OF THE INSTITUTION FOR THE YEAR 1863.

JUNE 28, 1864.—Read, and ordered to be printed.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

Washington, June 27, 1864. Sir: In behalf of the Board of Regents, I have the honor to submit to the House of Representatives of the United States the annual report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian In. stitution for the year 1863. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HENRY,

Secretary Smithsonian Institution. Hon. S. COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

OFFICERS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.

JANUARY, 1864.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Ex officio Presiding Officer of the Institution.
ROGER B. TANEY, Chancellor of the Institution.

JOSEPH HENRY, Secretary of the Institution.
SPENCER F. BAIRD, Assistant Secretary,
W. W. SEATON, Treasurer.
WILLIAM J. RHEES, Chief Clerk.

A. D. BACHE,
JOSEPH G. TOTTEN, | Executive Committee.
R. WALLACH,

REGENTS OF THE INSTITUTION.

H. HAMLIN, Vice-President of the United States.
ROGER B. TANEY, Chief Justice of the United States.
R. WALLACH, Mayor of the City of Washington.
W. P. FESSENDEN, member of the Senate of the United States, (Maine.)
L. TRUMBULL, member of the Senate of the United States, (Illinois.)
GARRETT DAVIS, member of the Senate of the United States, (Kentucky.)
S. S. COX, member of the House of Representatives, (Ohio.)
J. W. PATTERSON, member of the House of Representatives, (New Hampshire.)
H. W. DAVIS, member of the House of Representatives, (Maryland.)
W. B. ASTOR, citizen of New York.
W. L. DAYTON, citizen of New Jersey.
T. D. WOOLSEY, citizen of Connecticut.
LOUIS AGASSIZ, citizen of Massachusetts.
ALEXANDER D. BACHE, citizen of Washington.
JOSEPH G. TOTTEN, citizen of Washington.

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