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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) The Secretary of State.... [report on supplying coinage from England]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01738 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: New York Type: Broadside Date: 1790/04/14 Pagination: 2 p. 34 x 22 cm

Summary of Content: Broadside printed by Childs and Swaine. First printing of Jefferson's first published report as Secretary of State rejecting a proposal to import copper coins minted in England as an infringement on American sovereignty. The idea had been proposed by John H. Mitchell of South Carolina.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Mitchell, John, fl. 1764-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: RebellionGovernment and CivicsCoins and CurrencyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFinanceEconomicsPresidentVice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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