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Unknown Facts and calculations respecting the population and territory of the United States of America.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09439 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: United States Type: Manuscript document Date: 1798 Pagination: 13 p. ; 32.1 x 20.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09439 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: United States Type: Manuscript document Date: 1798 Pagination: 13 p. ; 32.1 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Consists of three sections: "Of the population of the United States;" "Of the territory of the United States;" and "Of the value of Lands." Last page separated from booklet. Bound with thread. Final page is separated from binding. In a secretarial hand, with emendations in the hand of Henry Knox.

Background Information: Date discerned from Library of Congress.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsCensusGeography and Natural HistoryFinanceSurveying

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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