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H.R. 596, 39th Congress

Here's a copy of H.R. 596, An Act to authorize the use of the metric system of weights and measures, from the 39th Congress, as introduced in the Senate and referred to committee on May 18, 1866, having been passed by the House on May 17, 1866. Refer to the pages from the Journals of the House and Senate for more on the timeline.

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