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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Act for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02342 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 5 March 1792 Pagination: 3 p. ; 34.3 x 24.5 cm.

Signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State. Decided at the first session of the second Congress held at the city of Philadelphia on 24 October 1791. Lists the salaries and allowances for officers and recruits. Mentions employing Indians for compensation. Printed with names of Jonathan Trumbull as the Speaker of the House, John Adams as the Vice-President, and George Washington as the President.

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