Science in the Federal Government: A History of Policies and by Professor A Hunter Dupree

By Professor A Hunter Dupree

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82 All this effort on the frail authority of a House resoludrew thunder from the Senate, whose committee feared that the executive preparations were meant to commit them to an appropriation of a large amount of money. They censured Adams's and Southard's use of contingent funds and ordinary naval appropriations as being "to some extent at least ... " public funds tion . . by opponents and deserted by his friends, had suffered overwhelming defeat for the presidency. On March 4, 1829, with the inculed his auguration of Andrew When Adams institutions that left Jackson, the naval expedition died.

The franking privilege created a monopoly by which Smith could enrich himself, and the whole matter belonged under the police power reserved to the states. 68 Smith, on the defensive because of his initial mistake despite the efforts of friends in Congress, hotly denied profiteering under the act of 1813. " 69 Thus the connection with the government seemed to him to hurt his reputation more than the postage was worth. Repeal was, however, probably certain whatever his attitude, and his later attempts to get federal aid were unavailing.

Knowing the scientific personnel resources u of the country better than anyone else, he had to admit that can not in the U. S. " Philadelphia for several weeks, where the worthies of the American Philosophical Society taught him to make celestial observations, to collect the plants and animals, and to knowledge 7 , Indians. Thus study the captain, although not accomplished as a scientist even for that time, had an orientation within the general framework of organized science. 23 Jefferson's instructions, in their detail, their insistence on astro- nomical observation, attention to natural history and the Indians, and above all his reiterated admonition to keep every possible record, set a scientific tone for this and for the many that would later expedition the he set.

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