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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Notes on the establishment of a money unit....

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01034 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: [Paris] Type: Pamphlet Date: 1784 [1785] Pagination: 14 p. : 12mo 20 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: Printed by Pierres in Paris. Copies of this work were bound into the private edition of Notes on the State of Virginia (GLC 5096). A rare work by Jefferson, one with important consequences for the United States. Jefferson Papers 8: 295 and 7: 150-203. Sowerby, Jefferson's Library 3755; Malone, Jefferson The Virginian, pp.416-18; C. Doris Heilman, "Jefferson's Efforts towards the Decimalization of United States Weights and Measures," in ISIS, 16 (Nov.1931): 266-314; Verner, "Mr. Jefferson Distributes his Notes," New York. 1952.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentCoins and CurrencyWeights and MeasuresFinanceEconomicsScience and Technology

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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