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Collection Reference Number GLC06020
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1790 
Title Act of Congress calling for the first census in Rhode Island
Date 5 July 1790
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description An act declaring that the act calling for the first census was applicable to Rhode Island, which had not yet ratified the Constitution when the first session of Congress began. Rhode Island's ratification occurred on 29 May 1790. Jefferson signed as Secretary of State.
Subjects Government and Civics  President  US Constitution  Census  Congress  Law  Ratification  
People Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859