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Adams, John (1735-1826) Appointment of commissioner Elijah Brigham (c/s Pickering)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06929 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 1798/08/29 Pagination: 1 sheet ; 28 x 43.5 cm

Summary of Content: c/s Timothy Pickering. His appointment was "to provide for the valuation of land and dwelling houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United States."

Background Information:

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Brigham, Elijah, 1751-1816

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsCensusSlaveryAfrican American HistoryVice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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