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Counting slaves in the United States...
Item # 668916
July 18, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 18, 1798
* A census of slaves in the U.S. ?
* President John Adams
The middle of the front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.
All of page 2 and nearly half of page 3 are taken up with: "AN ACT To Provide for the Valuation of Lands and Swelling Houses, and the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States", signed at its conclusion by the President: John Adams.
Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing to an upper corner, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's