20 USC 55: Acceptance of other sums
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20 USC 55: Acceptance of other sums Text contains those laws in effect on July 14, 2024
From Title 20-EDUCATIONCHAPTER 3-SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, NATIONAL MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIESSUBCHAPTER I-CHARTER PROVISIONS

§55. Acceptance of other sums

The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to receive into the Treasury, on the same terms as the original bequest of James Smithson, such sums as the Regents may, from time to time, see fit to deposit, not exceeding, with the original bequest, the sum of $1,000,000. This shall not operate as a limitation on the power of the Smithsonian Institution to receive money or other property by gift, bequest, or devise, and to hold and dispose of the same in promotion of the purposes thereof.

(R.S. §5591; Mar. 12, 1894, ch. 36, 28 Stat. 41 .)


Editorial Notes

Codification

R.S. §5591 derived from act Feb. 5, 1867, ch. 34, §1, 14 Stat. 391 .

Amendments

1894-Act Mar. 12, 1894, made limitation on deposits into the Treasury inapplicable to receipt of gifts, bequests and devises and dispositions of money or other property.