THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA
"... BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of Virginia, That the permission and authority of the State of Virginia be, and the same are hereby granted to the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island, to make further copies or reproductions of the Houdon statue of George Washington, from the moulds now in possession of the said Gorham Manufacturing Company, belonging to the State of Virginia, for any National, State, Territorial, County or Municipal Government... for any university, college, school, library, art gallery or other educational institution; for any patriotic society, or, for presentation to any duly organized board, commission or society having in charge the care and preservation of any historic spot closely related to the history and achievements of George Washington:
"... PROVIDED, FURTHER, that there shall be on the plinth of every such copy or reproduction a facsimile of the great seal of the State of Virginia and an inscription as follows, to wit: 'Copied from the original by Houdon in the State capitol at Richmond by permission of the General Assembly of Virginia.'
"...PROVIDED, FURTHER, that no such copy shall be made for any of the persons... purposes or objects above enumerated, except by and with the approval of the Governor of Virginia, first obtained.
"... AND PROVIDED, FURTHER, that for each copy of the statue made the Gorham Company shall pay Five Hundred dollars into the treasury of the State of Virginia... to the credit of the Library Fund."