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Return of the whole number of persons... [1790 census]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05945.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1802 Pagination:

Summary of Content: First census returns. William Duane, publisher. (Bound with: Selected pamplets, GLC 5945.)

Background Information: bookshelf


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsCensus

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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