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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) An Act to provide for Mitigating or Remitting the Forefeitures and Penalties, accruing under the Revenue-Laws, in certain cases therin mentioned.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01431.01 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Printed document signed Date: 26 May 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 39 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Places district judges in charge of all cases of fines, penalty of forfeiture, etc. Judges then report the cases to the Secretary of the Treasury. Printed document signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State, verified as a true copy.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: JudiciaryFinanceEconomicsLawCongressPresidentTaxes or Taxation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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