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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [An Act making Appropriations for the Support of Government for the Year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03014 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 23 December 1791 Pagination: 3 p.+ docket 35.3 x 27.7 cm

Signed by Secretary of State Jefferson, and countersigned in type by Speaker of the House Jonathan Trumbull, Vice President Adams, and President Washington. The act details the federal budget for 1792. Issued by the Second Congress of the United States.

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