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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) An act to amend ... "An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States," so far as respects the coinage of copper.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01998 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 14 January 1793 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35 x 25 cm

Summary of Content: Title begins: "Second Congress of the United States: At the second session, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the fifth of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two." Signed as Secretary of State. Printed in Philadelphia by Childs and Swaine. Evans 26299.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentUS MintCongressLawGovernment and CivicsCoins and CurrencyFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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