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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2n SESS. -CHS. 232, 233-APR . 26, 1946 with the grading and graveling of roads at Camp Shanks, Orange- burg, New York, during the spring of 1943: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwith- standing. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved April 26, 1946. [CHAPTER 233] JOINT RESOLUTION April 26,1946 To authorize suitable participation by the United States in the observance of [H. J. Re s - 3311 the two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Princeton University. [Public Law 367] Whereas there are to be held at Princeton, New Jersey, and at other Princeton Universi- places, during the academic year beginning September 22, 1946, tYwo-hundredth and ending June 16, 1947, ceremonies, convocations, and conferences "ngvrsaryof found- commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Princeton University; and Whereas such ceremonies, convocations, and conferences will be devoted to applying, in consultation with scholars throughout the world, our common skills, knowledge, and wisdom to the reconsideration of the fundamental obligations of higher learning to human society, with a view to contributing to the advancement of the comity of all nations and to the building of a free and peaceful world; and Whereas, Nassau Hall, for two centuries the traditional center of the university, is intimately associated with the earliest days of the Republic, having been alternately occupied by British and American troops and seriously damaged, and having then become temporarily the seat of the National Government in 1783 upon the removal of the Congress from Philadelphia to Princeton, and having been the site of the reception by Congress of the first properly accredited minister from abroad to the United States of America; and Whereas graduates of Princeton were signers of the Declaration of Independence; and Whereas alumni of Princeton played a distinctive part in the drafting and adoption of the Constitution of the United States; James Madison having taken the lead in the calling of the Constitutional Convention and in shaping and procuring the ratification of the document, and more alumni of Princeton than of any other college having been members of the Convention; and Whereas many Princeton men have served with distinction in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Government of the United States; and Whereas Princeton has given to the United States of America two great Presidents and to the world two great contributors to the cause of human freedom, namely James Madison and Woodrow Wilson; and Whereas since its founding Princeton has dedicated itself to the ideals of freedom in thought and in spirit; and Whereas at the end of its second century and the beginning of its third it has, through its president, trustees, and faculty rededicated itself to such ideals: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the Government and Ntionalobservance. the people of the United States unite with Princeton University in a 125