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Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Columbian centinel. [Vol. 17, no. 29 (June 20, 1792)].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01998.02 Author/Creator: Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 20 June 1792 Pagination: 4 p. ; 43.4 x 26.9 cm

Summary of Content: Benjamin Russell listed as the printer and publisher, located on State Street. Discusses the newly established United States Mint, enacted by the United States Congress on Monday October 21, 1791 and approved by the President May 8, 1792. Lists Jonathan Trumbull as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Richard Henry Lee as President pro tempore of the Senate, George Washington as President of the United States, and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US MintGovernment and CivicsCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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