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Collection Reference Number GLC04259
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1791 
Title Act of Congress for management of district jails
Date 3 March 1791
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Document Type Government document; Legal document
Content Description Printed document signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State. Signed in type by Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg as Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Adams as Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate, and approved by George Washington as President. Details the results of the third session of Congress held in Philadelphia 6 December 1790. Resolves that each district should have a place and provisions to keep prisoners committed under the authority of the United States. The United States Treasury will pay the reasonable expenses of each district. See also GLC 4675.01, a Jefferson letter dated 15 March 1791, transmitting legislation, including this act.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Congress  Law  Prisoner  Finance  
People Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad (1750-1801)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; 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