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OF

THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

SIIOWING

THE OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES, AND CONDITION OF THE INSTITUTION

FOR THE YEAR 1871.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1873.

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L Soc

4681. 15

hul. VFL COLLEGE LIBRARY

TRANSFERRED FROM
BUSSEY INSTITUTION

193€

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

April 26, 1871.
Ordered to tie on the table and be printed.

LETTER

FROM THE

SECRETARY OF THE

OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

TRANSMITTING

The annual report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1871.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION,

Washington, April 15, 1872. SIR: In behalf of the Board of Regents, I have the honor to submit to the Congress of the United States the annual report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1871. I have the houor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HENRY,

Secretary Smithsonian Institution. Hon. S. COLFAX,

President of the Senate. Hon. J. G. BLAINE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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