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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [An act to provide for a copper coinage]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01999 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 8 May 1792 Pagination: 1 p. 31 x 22 cm

Summary of Content: Title reads: "Second Congress of the United States: At the first session, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia on Monday the twenty-fourth of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one. An act to provide for a copper coinage." Stipulates how much copper the director of the United States Mint may buy, and how the Mint is to put the coinage into circulation. Signed as Secretary of State. Printed in Philadephia by Francis Childs and John Swaine. Evans 24904.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentCongressLawGovernment and CivicsCoins and CurrencyUS MintFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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