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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [An act appropriating funds to purchase two lots for building the Mint].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01984 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 1793/03/02 Pagination: 2 p. ; 37.9 x 24.5 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as Secretary of State.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentUS MintLand TransactionBuilding ConstructionGovernment and CivicsLawCongressCoins and CurrencyFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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