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Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Columbian centinel. [Vol. 17, no. 12 (April 21, 1792)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01984.02 Author/Creator: Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 21 April 1792 Pagination: 2 p. ; 42.8 x 27 cm.

Discusses the recent actions of Congress relating to the establishment of the United States Mint. Describes the actions as: "An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United States."

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