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Fenno, John (1751-1798) Gazette of the United States. [No. 95 (March 10, 1790)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08760 Author/Creator: Fenno, John (1751-1798) Place Written: New York Type: Newspaper Date: 10 March 1790 Pagination: 4 p. ; 41.7 x 25.7 cm.

Summary of Content: First printing of the Census Act signed in type by Washington (p. 1), debate on payment of securities (p. 2-3), and letter signed Rusticus on abolition of slavery and colonization and Quakers (p. 4).

People: Fenno, John, 1751-1798

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ReligionCensusPresidentEconomicsFinanceAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryQuakersColonization

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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