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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) An Act Supplemental to the Act "establishing the Treasury Department," and for a farther Compensation to certain Officers.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00383 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 3 March 1791 Pagination: 1p. ; 39 x 24 cm.

Copy of an act of Congress supplementing the act that established the treasury department. Fixes salaries and protocol for treasury department officers. Signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State.

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