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

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

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."

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, Government and Civics, Census, Slavery, African American History, Vice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic